Thanks Decibel! I have the Base Model 2006 DTS with no features! There's really no issues with it, but I wanted something newer and still get money for my DTS. After doing a lot of research, it seems like GM invested more in the Lacrosse Sedan than the DTS.Personally, I would go with the 2011 DTS. I have had two DTS models (a 2009 and 2011). The 2011 DTS is the last of a dying breed, that being a large American made V-8 highway cruiser. I'm kind of old school though. I like records and CDs instead of MP3s for example. GM seems bound and determined to try to convince us that V-6s and 4 cyl. cars are just as satisfying to drive. GM is even removing CD players in future vehicles. I suppose they think us old school types can't hear the difference between an MP3 and a CD. There are not convincing me of either. That's the reason I just passed on a new 2014 Cadillac XTS and bought a CPO 2011 DTS last week. It is a personal choice though for sure. Looks like you already have a DTS. The 2011 is not significantly different than a 2006. Go drive them both, have them checked by a mechanic and buy what appeals most to you. Good luck on your new purchase!
My 2009 DTS was the base model as well. My 2011 is loaded up and I really like it. The sun roof, heated and cooled seats, Bose sound with navigation and blind side alert really make a difference in the whole driving experience. I don't know what a HiPer Strut is, but it sounds like some GM marketing hype to me. Again, drive them both and buy what you like. Never buy a car based on what someone else "likes" or base on ANY marketing hype. A car purchase is a very personal one. Only you know what you will be happy with.Thanks Decibel! I have the Base Model 2006 DTS with no features! There's really no issues with it, but I wanted something newer and still get money for my DTS. After doing a lot of research, it seems like GM invested more in the Lacrosse Sedan than the DTS.
"The 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS is the first North American car to incorporate a front suspension design called HiPer Strut. This suspension design improves ride and handling and reduces torque steer. The Buick LaCrosse CXS includes a Real Time Damping System that adjusts the damping forces of the shocks and struts for improved ride and handling."
They are at the end of their careers and can't afford a Cadillac.I've been a Cadillac man for years and it runs in my family. However, Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods, and Shaq aren't doing any Cadillac commercials
Buick Lacrosse Sales
United States China
2009 27,818 43,429
2011 58,474 103,366
Cadillac DTS Yearly Sales
Calendar Year Total sales
Is that what it's called? an accident? when the wife goes after you with a 5 iron? lolTiger Woods has a Cadillac Escalade. That's what he was driving when he had his accident. He gets paid to drive the Buick just like Matthew McConaughey gets paid to drive a Lincoln...
Us Caddy guys have been held down by Cadillac. The new Buick Lacrosse rides better than the DTS!
It has a newer platform, better on gas, better handling, more standard features, and rides smooth.
Lol. I thought it was his wife's Escalade. I haven't seen any Buick commercials from him in a long time.Nothing holds me down.
Just remember Woods was in that Escalade a while ago he hasn't won anything driving a Buick.
To me it's like playing checkers or chess.
Which model did he get? The lacrosse is faster than the DTS. It has smooth torque.My neighbor traded his DTS for a LaCrosse and a Verano because his wife wanted a new car. Guess who got the LaCrosse? Now he wishes he hadn't. He admitted as much yesterday as I was driving past and stopped to talk. At the top of the list were the styling of the Cadillac, V8 sound and the ride he missed. He hates the interior styling of the Buick and the V6 noise when he puts his foot in it. He took me for a ride in the LaCrosse. It's actually a very nice car, it's just not for me. I gotta have a V8. A V6 will just never produce the exhaust note and the smooth torque of a V8. I will make one exception to that statement, the Buick Grand National. That was one serious muscle car (Mid '80s turbo 3.8L V6 RWD Regal).
The Buick LaCrosse has more features and the Hiper Strut Suspension. Which has been verified by many car experts to actually do what it says. No gimmicks there.I guess it depends on how you define "smooth". The LaCrosse may be a little faster than the DTS, but not by much. I mean, it's not a high performance car by any stretch. Not enough for me to tolerate that V6 sound - but that's just me. It's fine for some.
Actually, your statement about the LaCrosse being faster than the DTS is incorrect according to the Motorweek tests I read tonight.
2014 Buick LaCrosse
Torque: 264 lb-ft
0-60 time: 7.4sec
1/4 mile: 15.7 sec @ 90 MPH
Cadillac DTS 2009 - 2011 (non-performance edition)
Torque: 295 lb-ft
0-60: 7.0 sec
1/4 mile: 15.6 sec @ 90 MPH
So, I'm not seeing the faster claim here. I AM seeing two vehicles that are very close in performance but a lot different in execution. Like I said from the beginning, it all boils down to personal preference.