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Old 05-02-2012, 11:25 AM
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The CTS does not compete with the 5/E/GS etc etc HEAD ON..it starts at $35,000 which is at least $10,000 less then the mid-size cars. Like the ES, TL, G37 they are sized like mid-size cars but the materials, features and price are agains the entry level class.

The CTS-V is simply one of those amazing cars that cross boundaries.

Do yall know the average CTS buyer is 58? The same age as a LS buyer. It hasn't really changed anything in regards to demographics, just image slightly. Cadillac is still largely known for the Escalade.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Location: Vallejo
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Originally Posted by xlroadster View Post
Wrong. CTS is the ONLY sedan in its' class to still offer a 6-speed. Note I said "class", comparing it to the A6, E, and 5er.
Except for the BMW 5-series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL. The manual is only available on the base trim 3.0 CTS and for how long? Similar story with the ATS, manual only in RWD with the 4 pot. No V6, no AWD.

The CTS doesn't really compare with either the 5/E or 3/C that well. It's sort of half way in between. Its dimensions are closer to the 5/E than the 3/C. If bigness is what makes cars comparable (typical for "old American" mentality), then the CTS is in the same class as the 5/E. Of course, by that logic the Cadillac DTS is in the same class as the Mercedes S-Class. The CTS isn't a complete embarrassment compared with the 5 series or E class like the DTS is to the 7/S, but like the Infiniti G it's more comparable in luxury/refinement to the 3/C.
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