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    Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    I currently have a 2011 MKZ and while quite happy with the car I plan to get a full size 2013.

    One of the main reasons is that I want to tow a small trailer, under 1000 lbs. (The MKZ doesn't allow 'any' towing).

    I have looked and driven the MKX and am also waiting to look at the SRX as an alternative.
    The MKX was too SUV-like, I.e. not sufficiently comfortable. I expect the SRX to be similar but will wait to see/drive one.

    I don't care about "sport". I don't want an "aggressive" vehicle.
    I want a car that will pamper me with comfort. One that will glide over the railroad crossing without jarring teeth.

    Maybe the days of the car I want are gone, but hopefully not.
    Sorry to be rambling about the SRX but I'm hoping that maybe someone travelled this road already.

    If I'm right, with the SRX I would be giving up too much "ride comfort" so the XTS Platinum seems to be a logical choice to explorer further.

    Has anyone installed a hitch on a Cadillac Sedan? The XTS even?

    I usually keep my cars for many years. Still drive my 2001 Buick.
    While there may be some risk involved in getting a vehicle that has just recently come into being with fresh electronics, I think I'm going to take that chance as this may very well be a car that will last me a while and could easily be my last new car purchase unless I win the lottery.

    So basically, has someone perhaps started researching the SRX and ended up with the XTS that is willing to share the "why".

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Keep in mind that you cannot compare the "SUV/Soccer Mom Mobile" with a sedan. It doesn't matter if you are comparing Cadillacs, Lincolns or BMW's. The ride is different and the sedan is just a bit more luxurious. As far as XTS towing capacity, it's 1000 lbs; may be a little more with AWD. Your Lincoln counterpart is the equivalent to the Taurus just as its SUV is equivalent to the Edge. Towing capacity is similar. If this is going to be your "last new car," don't rely on a forum for ideas/decisions. Go drive each one; ask the towing capacity question by telling the salesperson that you want them to throw in the highest capacity hitch. And then make up your mind. My XTS Premium AWD is my "touring Sedan." My '04 Corvette is the "old man's toy." And my '04 F-150 is my tow vehicle.

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    Sounds like you may want Escalade if towing is great importance.

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Quote Originally Posted by DG2 View Post
    Sounds like you may want Escalade if towing is great importance.
    He said that the trailer is under 1K lbs. You don't need an Escalade for that.

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Unfortunately (for me) I have to make one vehicle do it all
    Even the occasional trip to the dump (with trailer).

    Guess I'll start test driving once some choices are available at local dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droptopron

    He said that the trailer is under 1K lbs. You don't need an Escalade for that.
    Good point. Under a 1k load , any car can handle that. My 50cc Puch moped can pull that !!!

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Quote Originally Posted by hwitten View Post
    I currently have a 2011 MKZ and while quite happy with the car I plan to get a full size 2013.

    One of the main reasons is that I want to tow a small trailer, under 1000 lbs. (The MKZ doesn't allow 'any' towing).

    I have looked and driven the MKX and am also waiting to look at the SRX as an alternative.
    The MKX was too SUV-like, I.e. not sufficiently comfortable. I expect the SRX to be similar but will wait to see/drive one.

    I don't care about "sport". I don't want an "aggressive" vehicle.
    I want a car that will pamper me with comfort. One that will glide over the railroad crossing without jarring teeth.

    Maybe the days of the car I want are gone, but hopefully not.
    Sorry to be rambling about the SRX but I'm hoping that maybe someone travelled this road already.

    If I'm right, with the SRX I would be giving up too much "ride comfort" so the XTS Platinum seems to be a logical choice to explorer further.

    Has anyone installed a hitch on a Cadillac Sedan? The XTS even?

    I usually keep my cars for many years. Still drive my 2001 Buick.
    While there may be some risk involved in getting a vehicle that has just recently come into being with fresh electronics, I think I'm going to take that chance as this may very well be a car that will last me a while and could easily be my last new car purchase unless I win the lottery.

    So basically, has someone perhaps started researching the SRX and ended up with the XTS that is willing to share the "why".
    Since your main concern is getting a full size car that pampers you with comfort, you may want to consider a 2011 DTS. I know it's not a 2013, and it's not the most technologically advanced, but it is able to pull a trailer of that weight with no problem in comfort .
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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    I did think about the DTS or other 2012's but of almost equal importance to me is the 2013 technology. I know it's a bit risky but I'm a bit of a techno-geek I guess. I make my living doing software, which may frustrate me even more when CUE doesn't do what it should but I just have to take that chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwitten
    I did think about the DTS or other 2012's but of almost equal importance to me is the 2013 technology. I know it's a bit risky but I'm a bit of a techno-geek I guess. I make my living doing software, which may frustrate me even more when CUE doesn't do what it should but I just have to take that chance.
    Sounds like XTS would be a perfect fit. What are you waiting for ??

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    Tow ratings?

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Quote Originally Posted by DG2 View Post
    Sounds like XTS would be a perfect fit. What are you waiting for ??
    Trying for a bit more due diligence than when I bought the MKZ
    Mind you that was an end-of-year purchase with good discount.

    I'll probably wait until the 2012's are all gone. Maybe there'll be some incentives coming down the pipe and I've given myself until April, so no hurry. Have to make sure the next one is a true keeper

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Quote Originally Posted by hwitten View Post
    Trying for a bit more due diligence than when I bought the MKZ
    Mind you that was an end-of-year purchase with good discount.

    I'll probably wait until the 2012's are all gone. Maybe there'll be some incentives coming down the pipe and I've given myself until April, so no hurry. Have to make sure the next one is a true keeper
    Why not consider the 2013 MB E350? Either as BlueTEC diesel or 4MATIC wagon. The wagon has 2,500lbs towing capacity.

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Just a thought: Keep your money in a US business. Germany doesn't need it; Japan doesn't need it; Korea doesn't need it. I bought a Cadillac as part of my new philosophy to buy American. BTW I traded in my fifth BMW on the Caddy. Yeah I know half the foreign cars are made in America; I'm talking parent company.

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Was it a good trade?
    I.e. comfort, etc.
    Was it a trade up or down in that regard?

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    All Good. Love the car and ride. I'm even getting used to the CUE; the learning curve is the same as it was for the BMW's iDrive.

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