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I've had my 2006 DTS for a month. (Titanium with Ebony inside, Luxury package III, moonroof, and DVD Navigation for $47,426 (GMS Emp. Discount). It is much smaller inside than my 1994 Concours (and I am slightly larger than I was 12 years ago) so the seat does not seem as comfortable, but I will get used to it. I ordered the bench seat, since I wanted the larger (longer) middle arm rest and more floor space. They say the bucket seat is much more comfortable and can have a higher grade of leather put on it. (I really did not get any additional floor space out of the deal since I leave the drink holder down all of the time.)

But hey, what I really want to let you all know about is the unfortunate combination of the gear shifter on the steering column and the Navigation display screen. The view of the screen is fine when in Park, but when in Drive, the end of the gear shift handle interferes with viewing the display screen. And, when you lean over to look around the handle, if the sun is in the wrong place, the entire screen looks black -- can't win. I have only had the car for a month, so maybe I will find a work-around for this situation. And, yes, you don't need to tell me I should not be viewing the screen while driving. But sometimes, I just like to see the song title and artist -- not just the map or driving instructions.

The situation is certainly not a deal killer -- the car is a great driving car, tight but smooth. I have not had a new car since 1994, so, it will take me a while before I stop being impressed with all of the features! Wow this car is packed with fantastic feature surprises. And, oh, if you don't already know, guess where the battery is located.
 

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I ordered an 06 DTS five weeks ago for my wife. A LUX III, White Lightening over Ebony with NAV, split bench seat and sun roof. The vehicle arrived March 17th. My wife and I visited her new vehicle Saturday. Dealer is detailing vehicle, changing the front grill to a custom vertical bar grill with no Cadillac emblem, adding vogue white wall and gold stripe tires, painting a dual gold stipe down each side of vehicle with a small painted wreath & crest, adding a "gold kit" for emblems and badges and placing a gold wreath and crest in the center of the LUX III wheels. Dealer is also installing a gold hood ornament. We hope to pick up the vehicle late in the day on March 20th. I am a GM supplier so what I paid is not relevant, especially since the dealer is discounting the vehicle $1,000 under the GM supplier price and is doing all the upgrades at his "actual" cost.

The DTS will be our fifth Cadillac. My wive currently drives a 1999 Gold Deville and I drive an 05 XLR. I am a long time member of the XLR forum, however only joined this DTS forum today.

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Made a deal for an 06 DTS Performance, Crimson Pearl with Ebony Tuscany. Nav, Chrome wheels, body color grill and Sunroof.

Picking it up this week - got a great deal from Martin Cadillac in NJ - and used a GM lease pull ahead to cover the last 4 payments on my 2003 Infiniti.

[[ Pic shows the chrome grill - they are swapping the body color grill back in before I pick it up. ]]

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'06 DTS Luxury III, Blue Chip/Shale with navigation, rear sunshade, bucket seats here. Picked it up last Tuesday. DTS is the replacement for my lemon '05 STS V8 1SF which GM graciously repurchased from me.
 

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My 04 Colorado has a windshield spray before the wipers start to prevent scratches. My 06 DTS does not.
I can't believe my $40k plus DTS has a fuel tank available to the public with prices as they are.
The rest of the car is great!
 

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dyoll, I agree, great car, but those are both HUGE oversights. I cringe when the wipers go across the dry glass before the washer srays.
 

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What is the octane rating of the fuel that is suppose to be used in the 2006 DTS? My 2005 DeVille used 87 octane, and the DTS has the same engine, so is it the same? I intend to order a 2007 when I find out the new interior color combinations, such as seats, dash board, floor carpete color.
 

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I picked up my 06 DTS Performance on Saturday. White Lightning/Titanium, Nav, Sunshade. Replaced my 04 CTS-V
 

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'06 DTS Performance Sedan, white lightning--shale interior, nav, rear sunshade, body color grill. Just of 47k out the door.
 

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What is the octane rating of the fuel that is suppose to be used in the 2006 DTS? My 2005 DeVille used 87 octane, and the DTS has the same engine, so is it the same? I intend to order a 2007 when I find out the new interior color combinations, such as seats, dash board, floor carpete color.
They told me no ethanol on DTS (non-performance) Told me 87 Unleaded regular okay although they recommend premium. Said you lose a few HPs if you use regular unleaded. Also said put a tank of premium in every now in then that it helps motor
 

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rjm said:
'06 DTS Luxury III, Blue Chip/Shale with navigation, rear sunshade, bucket seats here. Picked it up last Tuesday. DTS is the replacement for my lemon '05 STS V8 1SF which GM graciously repurchased from me.
What was wrong with your 04 STS that GM was willing to replace it?
 

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Bought a 2006 Performance Level on July 4th. Traded in 2003 DTS. New one with White Lightning, Nav, sun roof, deluxe wheels. Looks like they were able to make the best touring car even better.
 

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Traded my 03 DHS (medium bronzemist over neutral leather) for a 06 Lux III DTS (glacier white over neutral leather) on 6/30. Sunroof, rear sunshade, just a totally cool car! My only regret is that it's not rwd. Maybe on the next redesign....

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Hey guys Im new here...my dad has always had a cadillac...It was first and 80's Coupe Deville, then an 89 fleetwood (until 2003) then a 99 STS, and we just bought a 2006 DTS Performance. It has everything in it...except the Adaptive Cruise Control. It is black on black with the tuscany leather and center console with navi, sunroof, heated/ac/ massaging seats, Rear sunshade...18" wheels. So many features, cant remember all...Purchased April 1, 2006...Currently has 6,000 miles. It is used as my dads commuter car. I love this car. Price was 58K plus 3K markup. We ended up purchasing the car for $50,450 + fees. Love this car...
 

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Just drove home my new 2006 black on black performance DTS. Traded in my 2000 black on black DTS, and I can't believe the difference. I love it. Didn't understand that the navigation system actually played DVD movies on the dashboard of the car. Too cool for words. (Shouldn't that be illegal?) Love the airconditioned seats, love the tuscany leather, love the remote start. Got $6000 off since the 2007's are on their way in. Drove a 2007 equiped exactly the same, same colors even, and there was no difference that I could tell. So went for the better deal. The nice lady who lives in my car (nav system) tells me when to turn and all that - I didn't get lost before, but I like it anyway! Haven't tried the adaptive cruise control yet, but have been warned by the dealer to PAY ATTENTION until I get used to it. Sat in my driveway and registered with OnStar. That was fun. I love the XM radio. Didn't think I would care, but I'm already addicted.
 

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Here is my baby, a 2006 DTS Luxury II with moonroof & chrome wheels as the only options. My only complaint is that you have to take the Lux III package to get a really primo sound system. I leased for 39 mos. and traded in my 2001 300M. I am extremely happy with a payment of $263!

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DTS Performance Sedan. All options. White Lighting with Shale Leather buckets. 18 inch 9 spoke chrome wheels.
Have had it for a while. 17,000 miles on it. Love it. No problrms so far.
It is a GREAT high speed touring car. Handles real well, especially for it's size and weight.
 
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