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  • Cadillac

    Votes: 34 54.8%
  • Lexus

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • Infinity

    Votes: 2 3.2%
  • BMW

    Votes: 7 11.3%
  • Mercedes

    Votes: 13 21.0%
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    Votes: 3 4.8%

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Lets just take a gander at what people really think about Cadillac Vs the leading competitors foreign or domestic. Lets discuss the pros and cons of owning a cadillac vs owning a LEXUS ect ect. I for one am partial to cadillac myself since I own one and have had not very many problems out of mine. I've taken care of my just like the owners manual, may cost a little more but I guess in the long run I have saved myself quite a bit of money. I hear all the time about how great lexus, infinity, ect ect are so much better than cadillac but I dont know why people feel this way. This gives us a chance to express our views on both sides. This should make for a good sometimes heated converstaion. But it should be interesting. So lets get rolling with this, In my view I see that Cadillac should be rated #1 not only by the cars design, the engine proformance, and overall luxury. I also think that Cadillac has done many technogical advances far ahead of their time. Tell me another car that you can self diagnose without taking it to the dealer. They may be out there, you tell me. Anyhow just something to get the blood flowing. It should be interesting.
 

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The only thing I can see from the other companies that I used to wish Cadillac had was a 2 dr coupe like Lexus and Infinity. And my prayers been answered with the XLR.
 

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NO CONTEST! Cadillac......When you think of luxury, You think of Cadillac!
 

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Here's what I would say in order:

1. Mercedes
2. Cadillac
3. Lexus
4. BMW
5. Infinti
6. Acura

Exterior appearance:
1. Cadillac
2. Mercedes
3. Lexus
4. BMW
5. Infiniti
6. Acura

Interior appearance:
1. Mercedes
2. Lexus
3. Cadillac
4. Infiniti
5. BMW
6. Acura

Handling:
1. BWM
2. Mercedes
3. Cadillac
4. Acura
5. Lexus
6. Infiniti

Performance:
1. Mercedes
2. BMW
3. Lexus
4. Cadillac
5. Infiniti
6. Acura

Maintenance:
1. Lexus
2. Infiniti
3. Acura
4. BMW
5. Mercedes
6. Cadillac

Innovation:
1. Cadillac
2. BMW
3. Mercedes
4. Lexus
5. Infiniti
6. Acura
 

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Since i'm a good handling loving guy i'm going to have to go with bmw. Auto leveling suspension on 7 series sounds really awesome so my vote goes for bmw. Sorry kc.

Also sal, in inline performance, mercedes kills bmws anytime, anywhere. Even their s600 sedan straight from the showroom is running mid 12s in 1/4mi :eek:
 

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e55 amg uses same supercharged 5.5l v8 from amg s55 irc.

493 hp @ 6,100 rpm
516 lb-ft @ 2,750 - 4,000 rpm

That's prolly why bmw is planning on using a 500hp v10 in their next m5 :eek:

I wonder when the v-series sts is going to roll out and compete with those guys

also cadillac might have lexus in performance dept with the new 320hp northstar engine. We will see when the first xlr gets reviewed
 

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kcnewell said:
NO CONTEST! Cadillac......When you think of luxury, You think of Cadillac!
I think Rolls Royce.

But then I'm not in California right now, so I get to keep more of my money and my dreams are starting to get bigger!! :D
 

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If I were to buy a new luxury vehicle today my choices would be, in no particular order:

Cadillac CTS-V
Infiniti G35 Coupe
Audi S4 Avant
BMW M3
Infiniti FX35


Mercedes isn't on the list because of their addiction to slush boxes which most of know make a stock car slower.

Lexus isn't on the list because they have boring looking designs.

Acura isn't on my list because FWD for a performance vehicle is wrong.
 

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I think Acura has the most boring designs of all. The NSX is great - but everything else is boring.. The Legend was great...

Yes, Lexus designs ARE boring... Very... The interiors - on the other hand - are quite appealing...
 

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I like Mercedes, the one problem being the only one I like is the S-Class, and even the 430 is in the low 70's :(
 

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Only coupe Mercedes is car - others are taxis (well, in Europe).
If we talk about luxury cars, then they are Rolls Royce, Bentley, Cadillac ... long empty place.... and then Mercedes and BMW.
If we talk about luxury, then we dont speak nothing about Audi
No hard feelings Audi fans ;)
 

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Since 1996, Acuras have been kind of like Japanese Buicks. Very bland, weak performance, just quiet, slushy, comfortable. Nothing to really distinguish it from the crowd other than the price.
 

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Here is my view on all these mfgs
Cadillac- the TRUE american luxuary car
Lexus- Great cars, overpriced
Infiniti- Too cheap to buy lexus, but just as good as lexus (just doesnt have the same popularity.)
BMW- no one really realized how bad the older models were, but new ones are golden
MB- a car that makes you look rich, more expensive and better than BMW

my top three cars
1. Cadillac XLR
2. Infiniti Q45 ( :halo: )
3. BMW 760
 

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Ive owned most of those. I had a cadillac eldorado for over 1 year. I never ever had one problem with it! All I did was change the oil, nothing else. Guess how many miles it had on it? 185,000!
I sold it to my brother and it now has over 200,000 miles. Its a 92 and is still in great condition.

The reason I sold it was because I bought a newer lexus sc400. Those things have so many problems. There is standard problems that you will have to fix on those things. They always happen to them no matter what, they are errors and lexus refuses to fix them.
Ive put about 17,000 in repairs into the thing in the 9 months that I owned it.

Im gonna get rid of that POS and get another cadillac :)
 

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Good plan!!!!

What kind of problems did you have, just curious?! Lexus are known for good reliability, maybe you just have a lemon!
 

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Here is my point of view on all luxury brands

Cadillac - ultimate comfort
Mercedes - Ultimate performance/bragging rights
BMW - Ultimate handling machine
Lexus - Rebadged Toyota
Infiniti - BMW of Japan
Lincoln - Abraham will be ashamed of sharing name with this company
 

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Thats interesting..... So you think infiniti (NO Y IN INFINITI!!) is better than lexus.

KC, I know it doesnt matter because ITS ALL RICE!!!
 
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