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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    Quote Originally Posted by Olds88 View Post
    Darth Vader's car will always be the Buick Grand National
    This is true for A New Hope but for Return of the Jedi he'd be back in the CTS-V wagon

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    My understanding was that the CTS Wagon was built for the purpose of boosting Cadillac in Europe. But GM pulled the plug on Cadillac in Europe before it was complete. With the eningeering done it went to market in North America anyways. I've actually seen a fair number of CTS wagons around here. But us Canadians have always appreciated the wagon more than those south of the boarder.

    I'm not supprised but would be dissapointed if true. If GM does plan to offer Cadillac as a global brand a wagon model will eventually be a must.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    Bummer. Its the only wagon I've ever liked!! CTS-V wagon is Bad-A$$!!!!
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    Does anyone know if they built any CTS wagons with the 3.6 V6 & manual transmission? (This would be a fun used car)

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    Sorry to see it go. The CTS wagon is a very attractive car. It is WAY nicer than the Mercedes E-class wagon. Too bad it didn't sell in better numbers to keep it going into the next generation. May look at trading the STS in on one while they still make them.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    Quote Originally Posted by vcs2600 View Post
    Does anyone know if they built any CTS wagons with the 3.6 V6 & manual transmission? (This would be a fun used car)
    Don't think so - I believe the only CTS wagons that could have a manual were the V-Series.
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    I would like a CTSV wagon. Can't get the wife on board though.

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    I just had to sell our CTS wagon (unexpectantly expecting a third child - the CTS couldn't fit all three + any friends) - just about cried when I let it go. Best combination of ride/handling I have ever driven. And an ultra-rare car - I can't count the number of thumbs-up I got driving that car. In fact, I liked it so much that we settled for a year-older SRX with a third-row as its replacement. It's the closest thing I could find that had that combo of ride/handling (although, with the sport package in the SRX, it seems to trade the ride a bit for flatter handling). The sigma platform is awesome, and I hate to see it go with the next CTS. However, I sold the CTS to a family member and have first crack at it back if/when they ever sell it.
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    The 5 passenger wagon is a bigger deal in Europe, but too bad. Those wagon taillights were the coolest thing Caddy has made in decades!
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Its been said that the only body style will be the sedan for a while once the next generation comes out.


    Although, as I said on day one when pricing was released, GM killed the wagon before it went on sale. You could get an equally as good equipped SRX for more than $5k less (IIRC) than a CTS wagon. It is a shame because it is the sexiest Cadillac vehicle they have produced in years.
    I have driven both back to back and sorry but the SRX is no where in the same field as the wagon. The problem with the sales of the wagon is that women want to sit high so they don't want a wagon. Men like powerful wagons but there is not enough of them in that price range in America. Have they tried to sell the wagon globally to recoupe lack of sales here? This just sucks!
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    I never said they were in the same field but merely cross shopped in the same dealership and the higher MSRP made it hard for the wagon to compete with the SRX.
    Just that time again to ignore certain people. I'm certain they will continue to try and instigate and antagonize while throwing up their arms saying they did nothing but are here on a civil basis. Not worth the time seeing how some just seem to know all.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    I believe this leaves exactly zero wagons for sale by an American manufacturer.
    FYI... one can buy a 2010 CTS 3.6 AWD Wagon for about the same price as a FWD 3.0 SRX.
    That choice is what they call a "no-brainer".
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    Quote Originally Posted by Al63240 View Post
    I agree with all of the comments so far with one exception. I don't think this says anything at all about Americans attitude towards wagons. When the only wagon you offer is on a $50Kish Cadillac, how many buyers can there be. While I know it will never happen, put out a reasonably priced cruze wagon or regal wagon, see how the sales go and then make a judgement on the overall American attitude towards wagons.

    Don't get me wrong, I completely understand that it is a fact that the majority of Americans would never consider a wagon, but using this particular example as the barometer of that sentiment seems wrong to me.
    If GM were you try your idea, only to find out they didnt sell, GM would loose A TON of cash they probably dont have. I see your point, but trying out your idea would be very "finacially risky".
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    Quote Originally Posted by Al63240 View Post
    I agree with all of the comments so far with one exception. I don't think this says anything at all about Americans attitude towards wagons. When the only wagon you offer is on a $50Kish Cadillac, how many buyers can there be. While I know it will never happen, put out a reasonably priced cruze wagon or regal wagon, see how the sales go and then make a judgement on the overall American attitude towards wagons.

    Don't get me wrong, I completely understand that it is a fact that the majority of Americans would never consider a wagon, but using this particular example as the barometer of that sentiment seems wrong to me.
    No one wants a $50K wagon in the US....Except the MERC/AUDI/BMW groupies......

    If a Cruze Diesel wagon were offered in the US, what would Mr/Mrs US consumer buy? A 30MPG Equinox or the 50+ MPG Cruze wagon? The Cruze Diesel wagon would put a serious dent in the sales #'s for the Equinox. GM won't allow that to happen.....

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Wagon Getting the Axe

    Quote Originally Posted by kmacleod View Post
    If a Cruze Diesel wagon were offered in the US, what would Mr/Mrs US consumer buy? A 30MPG Equinox or the 50+ MPG Cruze wagon? The Cruze Diesel wagon would put a serious dent in
    the sales #'s for the Equinox.
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