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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by thebigjimsho Yeah, more than a decade old Mercedes. There's a fairly large portion of people, who would ...
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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Yeah, more than a decade old Mercedes.
    There's a fairly large portion of people, who would say a TWENTY year old Mercedes is better, mechanically, than anything brand new out of Detroit.

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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Yeah, more than a decade old Mercedes.
    20 year old MB > Any 2000+ Impala


    The 300's chassis is excellent. What it lacks compared to, say, the Hyundai Genesis is additional sound deadening.

    Cant comment on the XTS without driving it, except for how ugly it is. The XTS gives you a lot of tech for your money while the 300 will likely (but not definitely) offer a more interesting drive.
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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    And very cool wood (at least in photos) and a nice brown leather -- and, oh, a V8....
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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    Quote Originally Posted by TulsaVic View Post
    There's a fairly large portion of people, who would say a TWENTY year old Mercedes is better, mechanically, than anything brand new out of Detroit.
    And those people would be called ignorant morons. Considering my V is spanking brand new Mercedes...


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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    And those people would be called ignorant morons. Considering my V is spanking brand new Mercedes...
    Be sure to give me an update in how well it's holding together...in 20 years..... The CTS is simply an entry level Cadillette with a huge engine, a jukebox dash, not very comfortable seats, and not very much room inside. Betcha with your ego there's no room for passengers....

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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    And those people would be called ignorant morons. Considering my V is spanking brand new Mercedes...
    u will change your mine will u own a E63 amg or M5 BMW...
    we will see..OH mercedes is the best...Everything is trash...in mbworld forums soon..

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    Bunch of idiots in here. The CTS and the V is a 10 Best car. Mostly because the Sigma II platform IS a world beater.

    Since I have first hand experience I have an ego? Again, this forum is run amok with idiots.

    I have no problem admitting when a car is better than my preferred brand. I drive a Lincoln Town Car because it serves my job best. I owned a Taurus SHO for 10 years even though I'm not a Ford fan.

    And I grew up a BMW fanboy. So I went with Cadillac because they proved to me they could build a world class car.

    So you idiots can shut it.

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    Be sure to give me an update in how well it's holding together...in 20 years..... The CTS is simply an entry level Cadillette with a huge engine, a jukebox dash, not very comfortable seats, and not very much room inside. Betcha with your ego there's no room for passengers....
    Oh yeah, you're the guy who wants old boats that dont need to handle, just float. Have fun dreaming...


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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    Bunch of idiots in here. The CTS and the V is a 10 Best car. Mostly because the Sigma II platform IS a world beater.

    Since I have first hand experience I have an ego? Again, this forum is run amok with idiots.

    I have no problem admitting when a car is better than my preferred brand. I drive a Lincoln Town Car because it serves my job best. I owned a Taurus SHO for 10 years even though I'm not a Ford fan.

    And I grew up a BMW fanboy. So I went with Cadillac because they proved to me they could build a world class car.

    So you idiots can shut it.

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    Oh yeah, you're the guy who wants old boats that dont need to handle, just float. Have fun dreaming...
    We're not ALL idiots in here Sad thread for a friggin Cadillac forum...

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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    With all the name calling, as opposed to just stating opinions, "we're" not all gentlemen here either.....

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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    I'm not even going to read your post or any of the other posts. There is no point.

    It seems a bit misguided to try and make this decision before you can test drive the cars.

    If you really need to decide now then choose the XTS.
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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    If I were to buy an XTS, I'd have to wait for the 3.0TT. It'll make the XTS a really fun drive methinks.

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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    i hope he is really smart like the way he said....

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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    An interestingly limited view.

    Chrysler 300, about $45k MSRP fully equipped with the 6, $48k with the V8. Excellent road test reviews often comparing the experience to a Bentley. The new interior, which I haven't seen in person yet, covers most interior surfaces in a fairly good leather. Lots of features, lots of room. Features include a fold down rear seat, which can be very useful at times. Neither engine is current technology although both have good NVH. The 8-speed transmission, also used other brands, is handicapped by gears and programming designed to get high numbers on the EPA mileage tests. Chrysler saved money by leaving the styling alone, which looks unusual and a bit dated; only the observant can tell it from the prior model.

    Cadillac XTS: New design, an FWD with optional AWD; FWD is rare in this class and really inappropriate for cars with this power level. Lots of features and new technology. To get the high end interior you need the Platinum model, price unannounced. Since the base mode starts at $45k, it is not unrealistic to expect a price on the Platinum in the high $50k range. The Cadillac styling is unique and not for everyone.

    Other cars in that price range worthy of consideration:

    Infiniti M37, optional interior is one of the best in the class, technology is lagging.
    Jaguar XF, 5L DI V8, beautiful inside and out. Technology is slightly lagging.
    Acura RL, new model for 2013, not my favorite for lots of reasons.
    Lexus GS350, new for 2013, a bit odd looking, can easily get to $60k with options.
    Audi A6, thought by many to be the class leader. If you get all the technology the price will climb to the mid-$60k range, but it starts around $50k with the V6.
    MB E350, new MB AWD technology for 2013, DI engine, a little to harsh and to many plastics in the interior unless you get the very expensive Designo option. Lots of standard and optional safety equipment including drowsiness detection, industry leading active cruise control, night vision, etc.
    BMW 528, BMW has raised the prices so much it is hard to get more than a minimalist 528 with its 240hp 4-cylinder turbo for under $60k.
    Hyundai Equus, High $50k range before discount, high end car from the world's 4th largest auto manufacturer.
    Hyundai Genesis, Comparable in size but a bit dated. High tech DI V6 and 8-speed trans, new model for 2014.

    We have the MB E350CDI diesel, full equipped, which would now list around $63k without the latest safety equipment, $68k with it. The Designo interior would add $4500. I had a '79 Sedan DeVille, but that was over 30 years ago.

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    Re: Help me decide: Cadillac XTS or Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Series

    I love my CTS. Buy the Cadillac.

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