Cadillac 95 STS, 02 SLS
Suppose Cadillacs were absent from the marketplace, what car would myou choose to drive instead?
Gas is only 3.33 a gallon here still (it's actually down a few cents today strangely), and the Escalade gets 14mpg. It would have to hit 4.50 before I'd drive even slightly less. Best part is that the higher it climbs, the harder it falls at the end of the year.Find a really nice Jaguar, either coupe or sedan, and swap in a complete Chevy 327/350 drivetrain with a 4-speed auto.
I wouldn't be caught dead in an Escalator or Navislug - the F150 does just fine for hauling mulch and firewood.. (Besides - nowadays you can't afford the gas to drive to the local post office.)
I was reading the full size version of the article you posted in this month's MT, and I have to say, that Chrysler 300 is the bargain of the decade fully decked out at 40k. I thought the Genesis was impressive, but the updates to the 300 completely redefine that segment. 40 grand BARELY buys you a DTS.Oh, that's easy. There's a whole mess of Jags, BMW, Lincolns, Saabs, and Mazdas I'd be driving right now if I didn't have the Seville. More specifically, it would be a Lincoln LS, Saab 9-3, Mazda Miata, Jaguar XK convertible, or BMW E39 5-series.
If we're talking new cars I can't afford and wouldn't buy anyway, it would be a Chrysler 300 or Jaguar XK, maybe an XF. The XF has grown on me.
Why is the LS400 in the "rich" pile?A Buick Regal GS.
To answer the O/P:
Daily drivers (in a real world)
Buick Park Avenue Ultra
1997-99 Buick Riviera
1997-03 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP.
1995-97 Lincoln Town Car
1995-02 Lincoln Continental
1993-98 Lincoln Mark VIII
1992-96 Buick Roadmaster
1997-03 Nissan Maxima GLE
1999-00 GMC Yukon Denali
1998-02 Honda Accord EX-V6 Coupe
(if I was rich)
Another W140 S Class
1998-02 Audi A8
1990-96 Infiniti Q45
1995-00 Lexus LS400
1997-02 Jaguar XJ8