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The rest of the auto industry and GM are singing the blues but not Cadillac, according to AutoSpectator:

"Cadillac DTS achieved its best sales since its launch, with 5,710 deliveries, a 50 percent improvement over September sales."
 

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Good to hear this! Seems GM expected the [overall] sales drop, but it's nice to see the DTS is being well received, and selling a large number of units. Hopefully, the rest of the business will turn around very soon.

I know if I had the money, I'd go out and get one with the lux III package.

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WELL DUH! ! ! first off I am not a hater... What do you expect though when the last model was at the end of its design... of course when the new one comes out it is going to be the hot one
 

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The Deville had always been the leader in the luxury large car market in the US sales wise and "loyalty" wise. Meaning people who bought one came back to buy another...and another.

The DTS is the next link in the chain and my father is going to wait a few more years before replaceing the 98' deville and skip the 2000-2005 deville body style and go right to DTS. The DTS has chrome and other features that the 2000-05 devilles were missing. This is big step forward and actually looks and feels like a luxury car.

Don't get me wrong the 2000-05 devilles were nice but my father and I both agree they were missing the elegance to seperate them from other cars. They would stand out but they were monotone all the way through, the DTS breaks up "all that car" with nice chrome accents and nice angles. When your seen in one people will know its a Cadillac instantly and if not instantly certainly turn some heads who will inquire. I've seen a few around my area and I must say they do have a nice presence on the road.

Just think this one hasn't even been promoted as much as the Lucerne. People may say its rebadging but take the pictures of the interiors of each and the exteriors and see how little looks the same. The interiors are much differant and the exteriors may share some curves but each is distintivle its own brand.

The DTS is big, and really fills up a rearview mirror nicely :) With that said I still would want a CTS-V...but then again I'm one of those punk kids you all talk about.

Ok end late night rant :p
 

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A few more snowy winters and the DTS will continue to sell very well. I'm not too sure the new STS with RWD will cut it for some shopping the two models.
 

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The STS has optional AWD though, which the DTS does not have.

Besides that, I would much rather drive one of the new balanced RWD Cadillacs in the snow than the previous generation FWD models. FWD may get you moving on the slick surfaces faster than RWD, which tends to have more wheelspin on average, but once underway I'd rather have the predictability and balance of RWD. With the new stability and traction controls no one is going to miss their front wheel drive.

All that said, I do like the direction Cadillac took the new DTS, even if it isn't a full redesign of the model. Many also point to the shared similarities in the interior with "inferior" GM cars as a fault. The parts sharing may be true, but the current DTS still has an interior that is a step above the last couple generations of DeVilles. Why devote any more money to this design when it is admittedly a placeholder for the full DTS redesign, and especially when they already had a workable interior that was far and above the one it replaced?
 

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I see the new DTS everywhere i go they look real sweet im partial to the new STS but the DTS are beautiful i have yet to see one with a ragtop and vogues or one that particularly sticks out. Do they come in that new magenta orange color i can imagine that would really stick out
 
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