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    Suggested Feautres and Improvements for Next Gen CTS

    After taking a poll on the CTS board, here are some suggestions for the 2nd Gen CTS:

    Suggested Standard Features

    17" wheels
    6 disc CD changer
    6-speed auto
    Aluminum or wood trim (vs. plain only)
    Amp gauge
    Auto for the V
    Auto up rear windows
    Auto-dim side rear view mirrors
    AWD
    Blue tooth
    Chrome exhaust tips
    Clear turn signals in mirror
    Convertible version
    Cooled seats
    Coupe version
    Diesel version
    DVD/NAV standard on all luxury/sport versions
    Factory tint on windows similar to SUV / minivans
    Hand parking brake
    Headlamps that turn off while waiting in car on aux power ("Smarter" feature)
    Heads-up display (HUD)
    Heated seats
    HID headlamps
    Homelink
    LED taillights
    Lighted engine compartment
    Lighted glove compartment
    Locking fuel door w/ interior release
    Memory driver seat and mirrors
    Nav system that shut off completely (if installed)
    Night vision
    Paddle shifters
    Parking brake that releases when shifting out of PARK
    Passenger seat memory
    Power passenger seat
    Projector hi-beams and fogs
    Push button start
    Reading lamps for rear passengers (operated by rear pass)
    Satellite radio & MP3 CD
    Telescopic steering wheel
    Touch screen nav
    Trunk lid that opens when unlocked
    USB port input on radio for IPOD connection
    Volt meter and oil pressure gauges


    Suggested Improvements

    Better trunk lighting
    Easier to read display in daytime
    Higher quality interior materials
    Less rattles
    More discrete air vents
    More power
    More storage space
    Quicker rear view mirror dimming feature
    Richer dash
    Smaller steering wheel

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    Re: Suggested Feautres and Improvements for Next Gen CTS

    I do not agree on:
    - the Amp gauge (the DIC is sufficient. It's a luxury car, not a ricer)
    - the hand parking brake (i like the free space in the mid console, why would you need it there?)
    - memory drivers seat and mirrors is already installed (at least in my 03), as well as power passenger seat

    I agree with most of the rest.

    In addition:

    - More power would mean: better efficiency out of the engine. I think more power can be squeezed out of the engine with todays technologies! For example, BMW has a 30% better efficiency on their engines than GM!
    - window whipers that hide under the hood edge (like my 70 eldorado)

    tip on the rear view mirror dimming: remove the middle head rest (when you don't need it), so the light hits the light sensor better! That way it dims quicker!

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    Cool Re: Suggested Feautres and Improvements for Next Gen CTS

    I too, don't agree on the amp gauge. That would be useless and clutter the dash. I don't want a hand parking brake taking up valuable console space. Foot one is just fine.

    I have heated seats, Homelink, memory drivers seat and mirrors, power passenger seat. I have no rattles in my car and the steering wheel size is fine. I really think the daytime vision of the dash is fine.

    Night vision, maybe, HUD certainly, convertible would be cool. AWD would be great! Underhood light should be there now. Pushbutton strart would be nice.

    I have driven BMWs with paddle shifters and I think paddle shifters are ridiculous. Not a fan of diesels either.

    Don't need a light in the glovebox unless the glovebox was bigger.

    Other things on the l generally agree with.

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    Re: Suggested Feautres and Improvements for Next Gen CTS

    At least one more power accessory port in the cockpit, possibly the right side of center console under dash. One just doesn't cut it in todays accessory world.

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    Re: Suggested Feautres and Improvements for Next Gen CTS

    an Ls7 !

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