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Suppose Cadillacs were absent from the marketplace, what car would myou choose to drive instead?
 

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Lexuses, older BMWs, some older Mercs (almost got a 2002 CL500 with 28k but someone else got to it first), and Jaguars.
 

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Lincoln Navigator
Lexus LS
 

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1- Well, in the absence of Cadillac, Buick is going to be the natural alternative and replacement.
2- BMW, I know there have been a lot of discussions against BMW in this forum, but I really like to own a BMW.... The reasons return back to my childhood... My cousin had a BMW 518 when I was a kid, and I always loved his car and always liked to own a car like it...
3- MB if it comes with bumper to bumper warranty....
4- Audi if it comes with bumper to bumper warranty...
5- Camaro or Mustang are hot cars and I don't mind owning one of them as a second or third car, but not as my main car!
 

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2004-2008 Acura TL
2010+ Buick LaCrosse
2008+ Jaguar XF
Lincoln LS
1998-2004 Lexus GS400/430
E46 BMW 3-series
E39 BMW 5-series
 

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hmm- no cadillacs
I'd go for-
(old cars)
rwd olds 98 (loaded of course)
electra/ park avenue / lesabre
73 grand am

(new cars)
does buick make anything rwd anymore? if not, I guess no buick for me.
chrysler 300C
camaro
challenger
charger (maybe- not sure if I like the scallops yet)
 

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In our area Lincoln Navigator is priced the same as Escalade.... and sometimes a bit higher! That is strange
 

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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..:sneaky: (Besides - nowadays you can't afford the gas to drive to the local post office.)
 

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As of today, I quess I'd have to bite the bullet and go with eith an XJ8 or an Xk8 depending on my mood at the time. I'd definitely want to get one with a warranty.

Whe Alfa Romeo returns to these shores I'll definitely be headed down to their showroom!

I don't trust the erman brands to not try to weasel out of their warranties. Also except for the very expensive ones, German cars are really not all that much fun to drive. They only somewhat better than Japanese cars.
 

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Hyundai Genesis or Lexus LS. Poor substitutes for the real thing, but then again, Cadillac isn't really building Cadillacs of late, either.
 

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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.
 

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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..:sneaky: (Besides - nowadays you can't afford the gas to drive to the local post office.)
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.

As for the Jag, the modern Jag engines wipe the floor with an SBC, unless we're talking vintage or the horrific stuff from the '80s.
 

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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.
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.
 

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For cars I could actually afford:
94-96 Impala SS
89-90 Caprice Classic Brougham for a boxy 70's/80's machine
Mazda Miata
Full size 4wd Chevy truck(96-98, with the high horsepower Vortec 350)
LS1 Camaro or a Trans Am

For new cars I'd have no business owing:
Chrysler 300C
Dodge Charger
Dodge Challenger- really love the styling
Jaguar XK
Audi S5, S6, S8
Diesel Chevy or Dodge truck
E39 M5- Dream car of mine
 

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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
Mercury Marauder
1999-00 GMC Yukon Denali
1998-02 Honda Accord EX-V6 Coupe
Infiniti I35


(if I was rich)
Another W140 S Class
1998-02 Audi A8
E38 740iL
1990-96 Infiniti Q45
1995-00 Lexus LS400
1997-02 Jaguar XJ8
Volkswagen Phaeton
Volvo S80
 

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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
Mercury Marauder
1999-00 GMC Yukon Denali
1998-02 Honda Accord EX-V6 Coupe
Infiniti I35


(if I was rich)
Another W140 S Class
1998-02 Audi A8
E38 740iL
1990-96 Infiniti Q45
1995-00 Lexus LS400
1997-02 Jaguar XJ8
Volkswagen Phaeton
Volvo S80
Why is the LS400 in the "rich" pile?
 

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I really like the looks of the new Buick Regal, but I'm not sure if I'd be happy with a 4-banger, even with a turbo. I might also consider a BMW 3-Series or an Audi A4, but I'm still leery of maintenance/repair costs on European cars. Honda and Acura have pretty much fuglied their entire lineup, Nissan has gone all CVT and I'd rather drive my dishwasher than a souless Toyota or Lexus. Maybe a Mazda 6.
 
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