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    Bigger fins, more bling?

    I still miss the 'old' Cadillac shapes. I think the XTS needs bigger fins and more bling at the back.
    Is this better or worse?
    It does not obscure the LED lights, but I may peel it off and try another arrangement. Comments??
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    I guess I'm not much of a bling person. My car is Raven Black and I thought the car had too much chrome at the rear of the rear doors when I bought it.
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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    Not noticeable enough to make a real statement.

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    Slapping on a strip of chrome doesn't make it bling. That looks tacky as hell.

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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    Right out of a J.C. Whitney catalog.

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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    I like it!
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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    Might look ok if the car was down in San Juan.

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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    You guys are a hard crowd to please!
    But that aside imo the XTS looks just fine as it is.

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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    Yep, "tacky as hell'! It was really just a test to see if I could imagine Cadillac modifying the rear of XLS to get back to a more 'classical' look.
    It seems most people don't want a classic looking car with comfort and character. So maybe Cadillac has pitched things right with their new look. To me though, it still has a long way to go if its trying to compete with BMW, etc. Trouble is, I don't want to compete with BMW in a Caddy, I want comfort and character.
    Cadillac wants to appeal to a younger demographic, and probably just wants us old farts to die off (even though its the old farts that have the money). But more youngsters seem to be happy getting into debt for a depreciating product, so maybe Cadillac has done its homework after all. Its a sad, sad story!
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    I have removed the chrome tape, so what do I do next to make the car recognizable in a parking lot?

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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    Hey how about some fender skirts and curb feelers?

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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    I had blue fur on the rear deck in my 1960 impala and furry cat with eyes that lit up with my brake lights.
    Maybe something like that?

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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcaddyfan View Post
    Yep, "tacky as hell'! It was really just a test to see if I could imagine Cadillac modifying the rear of XLS to get back to a more 'classical' look.
    It seems most people don't want a classic looking car with comfort and character. So maybe Cadillac has pitched things right with their new look. To me though, it still has a long way to go if its trying to compete with BMW, etc. Trouble is, I don't want to compete with BMW in a Caddy, I want comfort and character.
    Cadillac wants to appeal to a younger demographic, and probably just wants us old farts to die off (even though its the old farts that have the money). But more youngsters seem to be happy getting into debt for a depreciating product, so maybe Cadillac has done its homework after all. Its a sad, sad story!
    PS,
    I have removed the chrome tape, so what do I do next to make the car recognizable in a parking lot?
    You can't. They all look the same. In the old days, you could tell what car it was from three blocks away. Today, the young folks really don't care what their car looks like. they're more interested in what their cell phone looks like.

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    " I have removed the chrome tape, so what do I do next to make the car recognizable in a parking lot? "


    Hit the remote start, you should be able to find it

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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    How many XTS are there there were you park?

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    Re: Bigger fins, more bling?

    That the point, everything looks the same!

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