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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    I have an Audi A6 now, and whenever I consider a new car I get a compliment on the Audi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ormond
    I have an Audi A6 now, and whenever I consider a new car I get a compliment on the Audi.
    You'll get more compliments with the XTS !!

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    The stealer is offering me $800 credit towards their aftermarket wheels if I trade in the Platinum wheels... and they'll factor the new wheels into the lease. Hmmm

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    Gave it more thought and I'm going to try and avoid aftermarket since my goal has been to find my first car to drive as it comes and the XTS is it. If the wheels really bother me later, I'll replace them but they're not that bad. So, after stopping by the dealer again today and sitting in the XTS for the fourth time, I asked them to find me a black/black platinum and I'll seal the deal as soon as they locate one to dealer trade Excited.

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    Congratulations! I drove the XTS and A6 again back-to-back today and still cannot decide. Black/black is a great color combination. Don't forget to post some pictures when you get your XTS.

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    Thank you! Take your time, it's a big decision. I also test drove a few cars and slept on the idea for several nights. The decision only became clear today. I'll be sure to keep the forum updated and post pics as soon as it's in my possession.

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    I wish they'd use the wheels they used on the concept car on the platinum http://autoworld.files.wordpress.com...roit-img_2.jpg

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    Dealer was able to locate one and I'm applying now for the lease and may have it as early as tomorrow! Excited.

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    Ha im 24 in a DTS and its nicer than most of my friends cars. I guess its all how you drive it.

    Next point, you cant compare an 05 v8 to a 12 v6. If caddy wouldve done the right thing and put a new v8 in the xts, what kind of power would it have? 375 horse? 395?

    I drove the xts and yes it was nice, but honestly didnt make me want to get out of the dts. I still like the way my engine/exhaust sounds...i still like the classic shapes of my car....and i still like a volume knob. Im 50/50 on the exterior.

    The lighting was unreal though. Ive never seen a car with such spectacular lighting. The interior as a whole was amazing. Also 20"s standard? Thats what im talking about!

    Unfortunately i will most likely be forced into an xts in the next comming years, i have a feeling the "xls" will be out of my price range.

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    Thanks everybody for the great input. I decided on getting a black/black platinum and it's being delivered to my home tomorrow afternoon. Will post pictures shortly thereafter (probably in the pics thread)!

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    RSA is not a great tire. But it's not as horrible as some people claim. I am just surprised they are putting such a low profile tire on a car like the XTS. But I guess that's the trend now. Hopefully the XTS handles well, so you can avoid potholes.

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    5.0 lsc, those are pretty much my exact reasons for loving my DTS over the XTS, and wanting the next higher car when the time comes. I'm sure a lot of people feel this way and Cadillac won't miss the opportunity to get that share of the market.

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    Congrats! Can't wait to see the pics. You say it will be delivered right to your home?

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    Quote Originally Posted by Lev Blekher View Post
    Congrats! Can't wait to see the pics. You say it will be delivered right to your home?
    Hi Lev,
    I thought the dealer is putting it on a truck, but a driver drove the car here and someone followed him to take him back. Nice perk, but they put 120 miles on it and I had no idea. It doesn't count against the miles that come with the lease, but still. Pretty cool that it comes with an iPad. I'm going to need it to learn CUE!

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    Re: May purchase a platinum next week: my concerns though

    Here are some pictures as promised







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