Hope y'all enjoy...
Hope y'all enjoy...
Last edited by Michael Accardi; 02-14-2017 at 05:05 PM.
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That was a reasonably insightful summation of CT6, I can't find much to disagree with, but the CT6 I drive sometimes (Mom's car) doesn't have the issue with the Panaray Bose system the reviewer had.
Interior switch gear should be Cadillac specific in my opinion, not GM parts bin sourced and should be made of machined metal, no excuses. Upgraded adjustability for seating is a no brainer as well. The rear view camera in rain is an issue as the reviewer stated, but it can be reverted to a standard traditional auto-dimming rear view mirror, so it's a minor point.
That said, this car is insanely fast and manœuverable, and drives as a much smaller car.
But what may be more telling; I'm gassing up the Chevy in Commerce Township, and asked the lady in front of me how she liked her CT6.
She gave me a very clearly positive wide-eyed nod. I asked, "You like it VERY MUCH?"
Another very wide eyed firm nod, with a set jaw.
There wasn't a sliver of remorse.
That kind of thing sells cars to her acquaintances. IF they don't fall apart, interior warts and all, it will be popular.
How can the Writer say that the SRX didn't make much progress in its segment,when it was second to the Lexus RX in the Mid-Sized Luxury SUV Sales category,and was Cadillac's Best Selling Vehicle for several years? What other Cadillac Model has as large a share of its segment?
So just a general question on the switchgear. If you didn't know it was a part shared with a Chevy, would you notice it? Meaning there is a good chance people buying this car never set foot in a Chevy and ignorance is bliss. So is it the quality isn't good enough or it is just that you know it is a shared part?
Or a question with BMW... In Europe my understanding is the bulk of the 3 Series sales are low end, cloth seat, tiny engine non-luxury cars. Do these same low end models share the same window switches with the higher end models sold in the USA? If they do, is that ok being the low end BMW's are the equivalent of the Chevy?
I think GM should make the effort to distance themselves from Chevy and not use the same bits, but just throwing this different POV out there.
Look at Mercedes though who takes a top down approach. Even the Euro stripper C200 SE comes with metal switchgear.
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So far as BMW is concerned, I'm only familiar with BMWs sold by BMW USA.
A+ writeup, probably the only car reviews I actually enjoy reading.
Story of Cadillac for the past 4 decades... and counting...Until Cadillac aligns what it says with what it does, the brand will continue on inadequately, achingly close to achieving its dreams, yet still maddeningly off the mark.
Deposit placed... Awaiting Model 3!!!
Sadly, Cadillac thinks that if they charge more money for everything and tell people they are now from NY, it will convince the masses of their true luxury heritage. Sweat the details and people will seek you out. Charge nearly the same as class leaders like Mercedes without the metal to back it up, and it doesn't matter where you're from, people will not jump ship for that.
Now just imagine. Had the CT6 been more of a four door Elmiraj in the styling department, almost none of these things would be mentioned.
I know they are two different classes of vehicles but when I bought my 2005 300C back in 2004 and it was something no one had ever seen before, everyone (even high end luxury car owners) were stopping me, taking pictures and complimenting the car. Almost EVERYONE that could talk to me about it did. Completely wowed about it! Now that it's over a decade old (still in excellent condition) I ask myself how did this car ever get away with a $45+K price tag with this interior.
Nothing scares me more than being another regurgitator with the vocab of a basic. AG doesn't really like the way I 'review' cars, which obviously means I'm doing something right...
It takes a little longer to actually write a story but the end result is infinitely better.
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The "new for 2017" Continental which GM fans dismissed as an overpriced Buick Lacrosse competitor (because of its FWD-AWD platform vs Cadillac CT6's RWD-based platform) is actually doing better than expected.
What most people overlooked was its spec sheet which lists standard and optional luxury features comparable to Cadillac's.
Having the Continental's price overlap that of both the CTS and CT6 might sound like a failure to those who believed in the idea that "it was just an overpriced Buick competitor", but good sales numbers must mean there is a market for Lincoln's "quiet luxury" concept, not everybody wants a German Sports sedan-style luxury car.
January 2017 sales:
Buick Lacrosse = 1307
Lincoln Continental = 1167
Cadillac CT6 = 634
Cadillac CTS = 691
Last edited by AG3*; 02-15-2017 at 09:30 AM.
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Overall a very fair assessment. While the chassis and 3.0TT are strengths, there are areas for improvement. I have been saying on here for some time the mishmash of interior materials are a train-wreck. I still can't believe that it was approved for production, until I wake up and realize we are talking about Cadillac.
P.S. I still hate gimicky BOSE.
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