20th Jul 2017, 21:08
Cadillac also makes Crossovers, SUVs, and even trucks. Not just one type. So what's another model? If it flops, pull it off in a couple years. GM would highly disagree with your comment by the way. Cadillac is highly profitable and a very desirable brand for GM. Average over 50k new and 4K profit each for GM. Want one?
21st Jul 2017, 08:04
The Cadillac CTS-V is extremely impressive. And no slouch. One of the fastest sedans in the world. And in the top 10. Imagine a Cadillac no less. 0-60 under 4 seconds. Top speed 186 mph. And you also certainly pay for it. So baby boomers can enjoy this or the even faster Audi sedan. Most I know however are going to Audis, including the successful younger set. More interior appointments, refinement and selective ride. Nicer looking and a classier ride.
21st Jul 2017, 18:49
Funny thing is, those" floaty slab-like " rear drive Cadillacs that you are referring to were supposed to get the axe after 1985. Guess what? They lasted till 1996, over a decade later. Not bad for a car you claim nobody wanted.
Here are couple of FACTS that drove customers away from Cadillac, starting in the 1980s.
First was the horrendous HT4100 V8 that would fall apart before 50k miles. This motor was used in four out of five Cadillac models. For some people it was the last time they set foot in a Cadillac showroom. But after that they still manufactured the rear drive Fleetwood and borrowed a V8 from Oldsmobile.
Second, was the Cimarron. We all know that story. Cadillac took a Cavalier and gave it leather, softer suspension and hoped that nobody would notice. This was their answer to the smaller 4 cylinder imports.
Today I see more Escalades on the road. It's almost like they took the place of the grand old Caddys. All the new sedans don't come close in sales like the DeVilles did. 10-15 years ago they were everywhere.