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The press-releases I've seen state it would compete with Bently and Rolls. So that should give you a ball-park if you consider Cadillac to be the value luxury of the world.
 

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Yikes! I knew it had to be too good to be true. If it's competing with $250,000 Bentleys and $400,000 Rolls, I'm assuming it's at least $100,000. Makes sense though since it's a convertible and not many average people would spend $40,000-$70,000 on something they can only drive on a nice sunny day. Makes more sense to make it for the rich folk who can spare $120,000 on weekend car. Still can't wait to see one on the highway though!
 

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I'll be the first one to disagree, I hate it. That's just me though. They need another convertible, I am really hoping the new CTS/ATS lines have a convertible option. I know the XLR was a slight failure, but if they really want to comete w/ other luxury lines they need a convertible. A high end limited production vehicle is not the answer.
 

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I'll be the first one to disagree, I hate it. That's just me though. They need another convertible, I am really hoping the new CTS/ATS lines have a convertible option. I know the XLR was a slight failure, but if they really want to comete w/ other luxury lines they need a convertible. A high end limited production vehicle is not the answer.
The coupe would be the most likely to become a convertiable I would think. That said, 4 passenger sedan retro-fitted convertiables just don't bring in cash. Cadillac needs a A4/3series/C Class competitor, not a half-way inbetween like the CTS is right now. Priorities first; the ATS needs to get here and cause a fuss, and the CTS needs to grow up before we can start talking about niche markets.
 

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The coupe would be the most likely to become a convertiable I would think. 4 passenger convertiables have not done well in the American market, infact Audi and mercedes don't even offer 4-passenger convertiables anymore.
I would love a CTS-V coupe convertible. I wouldn't mind buying my mid-life crisis vehicle a little early ;)
 

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ATS will have a convertible (i am told)

The Ciel is way to far out to have a price range

and I think when the Ciel does hit production it will probably not be in a convertible ... maybe (it would be nice) but thinking practically/rationally and by past experience that would be something they will probably drop from the concept
 

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The coupe would be the most likely to become a convertiable I would think. That said, 4 passenger sedan retro-fitted convertiables just don't bring in cash. Cadillac needs a A4/3series/C Class competitor, not a half-way inbetween like the CTS is right now. Priorities first; the ATS needs to get here and cause a fuss, and the CTS needs to grow up before we can start talking about niche markets.
I fully agree, doesn't change that I want it and I want it now :)
 

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Just realized I put "retain" and not "retail." Anyway, I'm still very much in love with this car. It looks nothing like anything I've ever seen before. Personally, I'm not a fan of the small convertible type cars like the BMW 3 Series Converibles, or the Audi's or whatever. I don't even much like the Mustang Convertibles. They remind me of girly cars (not to be sexist) lol. I love the old school Impala & Cadillac convertibles those were really nice and elegant cars. I doubt they would change the Ciel so it's not a convertible anymore, because the inspiration for it was the California Coast, and it's named "Sky." I will have to disagree that it won't sell. You see Bentley Coupe's all the time, and this looks much better than any of those, in my opinion, and likely would be cheaper. You definitely won't see any average people riding around in this, but I think it would do extremely well among the group who buys vehicles in that price range. I am very impressed by Cadillac with this. I don't think I've ever seen a car as beautiful as this. It has the length and lines of a classic 1960s convertible, yet the feel of luxury, and modern technology. Still my dream car by far! Too bad I would feel bad owning a $100,000+ car that I can only drive in good weather unless I own a $200,000 daily driver. One can dream though, right?!
 

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The other problem is they are even uglier with the top up. I'm not a fan of convertibles anyway, but soft tops are the worst. I saw a Bentley "drophead" coupe the other day with it's top up, man, what a way to ruin a car. It didn't help the car was dark purple and the top was navy blue either.
 

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Wow, the potential flagship looks incredible as well. I still think I like the convertible better, but hey, if it really came down to it, I would buy the flagship because it's more practical. That would be one sick Cadi.
 

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I'm guessing the flagship sedan would start well under $100G. The convertible, I'd guess would be over $100G. even the XLR-V, which was disgustingly overpriced, sold a few...
 
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