The '06 DTS is a lot different than a pre-06 DTS. The pre-06 "DTS" designation actually meant something - 300HP and suspension upgrades. Now "DTS" describes the base Deville, which is indeed a mushy, floaty car by comparison. My parents have an '02 base Deville and there's a night-and-day difference between the way that car drives and the way my DTS drives. Naturally the CTS, given its size, is going to be a lot more nimble but a 'real' DTS has much firmer suspension and the CVRSS is standard. I've pushed it to its limits on back roads and highway ramps, at times causing the stability system to intervene. The CVRSS really works and allows the car handle very well given its size. The 300HP does come on late in the powerband, though, so it does feel a bit sluggish out of the hole. The base Deville is more torquey off the line but runs out of steam fairly quickly.dqw1 said:I'm driving a 06 DTS today while I get a repair done. I'm getting teased at work for driving an "old man's car" and my son wanted me to drop him down the road a little from the school.
The DTS has nothing and I mean nothing on the CTS. No connection between the road and the driver-just the traditional floating caddie we all knew. I can see why some would be happy with the DTS so it's not all bad. But you can't compare the DTS and CTS-it's an entirely different driving experience that will make you really miss your CTS.