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Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010 in General Discussion; Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 Kinda reminds me of the last generation Fleetwood Broughams eh? "There are some things we are ...
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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    Kinda reminds me of the last generation Fleetwood Broughams eh?
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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

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    Does this mean I'm going to have a hard time buying an STS-V in about 10 years?
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    Haha, I think that is a safe bet
    With less than 2500 made 2006 - 2009 with less than 100 in 2009, I agree. Even in car crazy Southern California, I know of only one person who owns a STS-V and I just met him at a meet last month. All the shows and meets I go to, I am usually the only STS-V among the other V's.

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Oh, that sucks... Cadillac really needs to start to design a full sized luxury sedan from scratch....

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Anyone catch the silver DTS on Thursday's episode of Sunny?








    It even has those obnoxiously big PA inspection stickers that were on my Seville.

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Did I read it wrong, I thought the number quoted was for February 10, 2010 (and while still a low number, maybe not near as low as this post suggests for the year).

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    The problem of the DTS is that its FWD. No one who buys a car of this class want shitty FWD. I hope they switch it back to RWD in the next version.

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Most car owners don't know if their car is RWD, FWD, or powered by the souls of garden gnomes.

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by King-German-Fool View Post
    The problem of the DTS is that its FWD. No one who buys a car of this class want shitty FWD. I hope they switch it back to RWD in the next version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    Most car owners don't know if their car is RWD, FWD, or powered by the souls of garden gnomes.
    Haha. Its magic!!

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by drewsdeville View Post
    Oh dear...

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Does this portent a return to the psyche of the early 1980's when we were told by the auto press, and other opinion makers, that front wheel drive was far superior and would be universally adopted by car makers because of the overall inferiority of rear wheel drive? This was the case when we bought my wife's Peugeot 505S which had rear wheel drive and was denigrated by "Car and Driver" for this fact. Living in Southern California and not having to deal with ice and snow I preferred rear wheel drive .... but, NO!, said the powers that be, it was to be FWD or nothing in the future!

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Well, considering most of the best selling automotibles since the '80's were FWD, I guess they were right.

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    When the big three still had over 80% of US market share, most of their vehicles were RWD.


    Outside the 20-25% of car buyers who call themselves enthusiasts and can actually tell the difference, it doesn't actually mean anything. Its just a trend that shifts back and forth.

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    Re: Cadillac sells only 197 DTS's in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    When the big three still had over 80% of US market share, most of their vehicles were RWD.
    Most of the "other" branded cars that took away that 80% were/are FWD.

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