They really should bring back a new Fleetwood. It could compete with the 7-series and S Class. They would sell like hot cakes. Give it a retro look,make it look like an '80s Brougham.Alright, I'll explain my logic.
Cadillac offers an excellent value to buyers, whether they're looking for new, used or classic. Loads of features for a good price, and excellent, memorable styling, a great ride, old school comfort and most of the time, more than adequate performance from some pretty advanced and reliable engines.
But.....until just a few years ago their materials weren't quite on par with the european competition (man, has that changed fast!). They don't offer a model range as wide as M-B's or BMW's, but that takes time to set something up like that, and this is my biggest issue, they don't offer anything that competes in the 7 Series/ S Class realm, and there is no full sized hardtop coupe...well really no coupes at all. And it's like they threw their history to the past in order to take more sales from the imports, which is a good goal, but they shouldnt' have gotten rid of all the big models and nameplates that date back to the '50s to get them... A little short sighted I think.
So to really be the "standard of the world" in my book again, I think Cadillac should keep on the track they're on now..excellent materials, great engines, BRILLIANT designs (I'm in love with the '08 CTS!) and the drive to beat BMW and M-B into the ground, but I'd love to see them bring back the classic names....Seville, Deville, etc etc, and the Fleetwood Brougham and Eldorado, and something to compete in the "executive luxury" realm.
One of the most intelligent statements I've read on this board. The XLR was created to directly compete with the MB, I think the major question surrounding that car is has Cadillac failed in the way they marketed that car or has the public failed to know/comprehend what that car is capable of & the significance of it to the Cadillac line. :2cents: :alchi:And the XLR will never hit it big, because everybody keeps comparing it to the Corvette and not a Mercedes, then they complain because it's not as sporty. I however like it much more than a Vette, it's a gentleman's roadster.