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    Re: Another XTS article - States the XTS falls well short of being a flagship vehicle

    As the above poster pointed out DTS sales were down to next to nothing even with it being a rental car darling. A couple of years ago I was given a DTS for a few days by my dealer then a week later I got a Lucerne. The Lucerne was a much nicer drive than the DTS. I don't know why but it was.

    The XTS can be bought for msrp of $45k.it is a good deal, especially when you consider that perforated leather and CUE ate standard.

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    Re: Another XTS article - States the XTS falls well short of being a flagship vehicle

    I just wanted to share a few thoughts. I saw a review of the XTS in the WSJ a few weeks ago, and it was very, very negative. I think one of the things Cadillac has to overcome is that Caddy's are only driven by "mature" people. We were young when we started driving them. haha I think one of the challenges, also, is distinctive styling. We want a Cadillac not a close cousin to something else. It should be standout styling, comfort, and handling. One more thing, why do people seem to favor rear drive? We happen to drive our DTS all of the the U.S. We have been in a snowstorm in Montana, rains in Florida, heavy, heavy traffic in Texas, and our DTS handles like a dream. It literally has been a lifesaver. Just wondered. I really enjoy reading the Forums.

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    Re: Another XTS article - States the XTS falls well short of being a flagship vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by pjblush View Post
    I just wanted to share a few thoughts. I saw a review of the XTS in the WSJ a few weeks ago, and it was very, very negative. I think one of the things Cadillac has to overcome is that Caddy's are only driven by "mature" people. We were young when we started driving them. haha I think one of the challenges, also, is distinctive styling. We want a Cadillac not a close cousin to something else. It should be standout styling, comfort, and handling. One more thing, why do people seem to favor rear drive? We happen to drive our DTS all of the the U.S. We have been in a snowstorm in Montana, rains in Florida, heavy, heavy traffic in Texas, and our DTS handles like a dream. It literally has been a lifesaver. Just wondered. I really enjoy reading the Forums.
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    if i'm not wrong i believe your DTS has 18'' wheels + Magnetic Ride Control (self-leveling shocks, etc) so with 'that' combo yours handles with more 'grounding' than a DTS with only 17'' wheels and w/o MRC .... just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    You lose control in a FWD car and you're done. Not so in RWD and AWD. Give me those anytime...
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    I had heard just the opposite - anyone know the 'real' story ?

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    Uh, yeah, me.

    TRUTH: FWD cars mostly understeer. You turn and slide and you have to wait for traction to return.

    With RWD, if you start to slide, you at least have the chance to get the car back in order with turning the wheel in the direction you want to go and applying the gas.

    For me, a RWD car with traction control and good tires is always preferred over FWD.

    AWD with good tires is preferred over both in snow...


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    Re: Another XTS article - States the XTS falls well short of being a flagship vehicle

    Didn't Cadillac say right from the beginning that the XTS was not their flagship? I think if I hear someone state this in an article again, I'm gonna shit a brick!

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    Re: Another XTS article - States the XTS falls well short of being a flagship vehicle

    Well i never used the "f " word, but obviously, the XTS is the "big" Caddy. Call it what you will. Until the true flagship comes along in 2015, if at all, people will continue to call it that. And really, what's wrong with that? I don't really care what those marketing boys (girls) said. They never called the Fleetwood a flagship either, but it was. Most of those people designing today's XTS weren't even born when a Cadillac was a Cadillac.

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    I did not see the WSJ article but read many other articles and all were extremely positive. Even consumer reports review on YouTube was very positive.

    If you go by price and prestige the Escalade is the flagship of Cadillac.

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