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    What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    It seems that the types of cars offered today pretty much covers the spectrum of what's need in the marketplace. Are their niches left unfilled?

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Personal luxury coupe...like the Eldorado or Riviera. NOT like the CTS coupe or any of the other Infiniti G rice imitators.

    Large station wagon. The Flex pulls it off -- GM should be able to as well.
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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    We need more diesel options in the US.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Gonna say the same. We need a BIG luxury coupe.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Big luxury coupe. An American version of the CL Mercedes.
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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    More uber-minivans. The R-class is getting lonely.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by gary88 View Post
    We need more diesel options in the US.
    Agreed!!!!

    I also feel like we need more $15,000 50mpg econoboxes. We had them back in the 80's and early 90's. Seems like now days if you want 50mpg you gotta shell out $25k for a Prius, Civic Hybrid, or a TDI VW Golf/Jetta.

    They sell cars like this by the bucketload in Europe, but the closest thing we get in the States is the VW TDI Golf, which is considered quite a step up in terms of power, space, and luxury over something like a VW Polo. The Golf is also quite a step down in terms of MPG as well.

    What about the great American luxury cruiser?? Where is it Cadillac? Lincoln? We don't even offer anything comparable to an A6, 5 series, E class, Infiniti M, or Jag XF. Much less anything comparable to a Jag XJ, S-Class, Lexus LS, BMW 7 Series, or an A8.

    Same thing with the great American luxo coupe and convertible. Where is our Benz SL, BMW 6 series, Jag XK coupe or convertible, Benz CL, Lexus SC? The CTS coupe is a stunning design but falls way short on interior appointments when you look at an Audi A5 or Benz E-class coupe.

    I also feel that car height station wagons/hatchbacks are way under-represented. Seems like de-rigour is to sit up high in your "crossover" with AWD while sucking gas down with a big v6 engine. A traditional FWD or RWD wagon would give you similar space and better mileage if you could give up your vanity to the latest trends.

    Although I guess its better than sitting up high and sucking even more gas down with your v8, body on frame SUV that was popular for the last 15-20 years. At least those were cool because you really could tow something with them and they were at the very least competent in an off road situation. Some of those rigs were downright unstoppable off road with the right tires on them.:rant::rant::rant:

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Pontiacs.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    A REAL station wagon. Crossovers don't cut it for some people - sorry guys.

    Diesel EVERYTHING. Why do we not have this? Cruze Eco? Should have been a diesel. Cadillac ATS? won't have one, but needs a diesel option. Escalade? COME THE F*CK ON, IT'S A TRUCK! At least make it an option.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Remember last time Cadillac tried diesel?

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post

    I also feel like we need more $15,000 50mpg econoboxes. We had them back in the 80's and early 90's. Seems like now days if you want 50mpg you gotta shell out $25k for a Prius, Civic Hybrid, or a TDI VW Golf/Jetta.
    Yes. Think Toyota Tercel.

    Where are the stripped, crank windowed, manual lock, vinyl seat, no AC, AM/FM radio (maybe) REAL economy cars... Real economy cars aren't just compact or good on fuel, they have an overall low cost of ownership which is impossible to attain when initial buy-in is too high. Most current economy cars are hardly a value when they are nearly as pricey as the midsized model right next to it.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    Big luxury coupe. An American version of the CL Mercedes.
    Agree to that.
    But the CL isn't big.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    There needs to be a C body size car with the 5.3, Caddy of course with a Buick badge engineered version that will be completely unique to each car line, include also a diesel option that will be the SAME price as the Gas engine. Have all wheel drive for us in the north end of the world. Keep price to under 80k and 40 k for the buick and this would be a great car.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    What you meant to say was: CTS needs a diesel option that costs the same as the 3.6.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    A CTS that competes with the BMW 335d would be pretty awesome, especially after seeing the video and review Gary Eighty Eight posted of his BMW loaner.

    I would like to see Australian-like Utes, cars with pickup beds that combine sporty driving with modest utility.

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