It's so annoying hearing people talk about '14 leftovers, the price of the car & how they are leaving Cadillac. Here's some insight on why your opinions don't matter:
1. Cadillac has the financial power of GM behind them.
2. Understand how manufacturing works--many GM vehicles share the same electrical components, electrical motors and manufacturing processes. This brings manufacturing costs down substantially.
3. GM makes contract commitments to suppliers when buying parts. Have you ever seen a car disassembled at the end of the model year and parts returned?
4. Even though the '14 models are heavily discounted, GM is still making money.
5. The 2014 models I have personally seen leftover are either high-priced models or V-Sports (which aren't big sellers where I live, everyone wants AWD for the winter). Point is, many people are leasing today over buying. People that want to lease have to lease the '15 models because the '14 models can only be purchased.
6. Fastest depreciation? Based on a 1-year report? So basically people are trying to say that a 5-year old Gen 3 is going to have a resale value less than a 5-year old Gen 2? Yeah, sure......
7. You have had some issues with your CTS, which explains your attitude towards the CTS/Cadillac. Understandable, but why keep bitching on the forum? I have over 10K on my CTS, no issues at all, I love the car!
8. Cadillac has failed at marketing/advertising the new CTS--miserably. That is why sales are not good. It's not because of the car, it's not because it's a Cadillac, it's not because of price. The CTS at any trim level compared to an equally equipped A6, E-class, 5-series is less expensive and the performance numbers don't lie. If you don't believe me, go to the manufacturer websites and build those vehicles to match the CTS trim levels.
The CTS is a world class car. Cadillac has failed at not letting the world know this. Hopefully, they are learning from their mistakes.