Josh (PA) said:Occasionally my wife sees a car and really goes off about it. I'm always entertained by this because, she enjoys cars (the 3 is hers) but she's not a car buff to the extent most of us are. The last car she went off on was a CTS. She actually stopped at an intersection, pointed to it and asked me "What the heck is that thing, look at the grille it's HUGE, damn it's ugly." Before that she had a similar reaction for me when she came home from work and told me her boss just purchased a Rendevous, and for the life of her, she couldn't figure out what the guy was thinking... I could only agree on both counts.
[email protected] said:I took a CTS for a test drive a few months ago. I didn't really feel like I pushing the car, but I seriously thought that the salesman was going to shit himself.
Dan said:I admire Cadillac for its willingness to try unconventional styling on the CTS, but it just doesn't work for me. Still, it is a far better effort than most of the generic GM crap that the General has been peddling for the last 20 years.
[email protected] said:
If they continued on the same path as they had been, they would have died as quickly as their current customer base dies off. They need us to survive (as a premium/upscale brand anyway).
The styling doesn't do it for me today, but the road feel and driving dynamics were good enough to let me know that GM and Cadillac are capable of designing, building and selling a car that I would be happy with. If, in 1997, you told me that in 2002 I'd say that a Cadillac *could* be in my future, I'd have laughed in your face. They are close. Really close.
Jetfire said:Speaking of autocross, what heats are you all in for Saturday?
What do you suppose the salesdroids at Lindsay Cadillac would do if we all went over there after the autocross and asked to be put on the wait list for the CTSv?