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1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

My sister hates riding in my Jeep, swears her Trax is more comfortable and easier for ingress/egress. 

As you know my son has a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and I have to say that getting into and out of his jeep is harder than either my SS or Escalade. Seat comfort is fine for short trips, have not had a chance to do any long trips in it, course my son is only 5'8" tall and 165lbs so the seats are huge for him and comfort is fine as he does many road trips and camping trips around Washington. 

Did find the following two reports on this topic.

12 Most Comfortable SUVs | U.S. News (usnews.com)

This Year's Most Comfortable SUV Front Seats According To Consumer Reports (motorbiscuit.com)

Which is interesting as Consumer Reports wants to charge for seeing this info. lol

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ccap41 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


2 minutes ago, David said:

Interesting how the Aviator and Lyriq have what looks like a longer hood line in comparison to the XT6

Those two are RWD + AWD whereas the XT6 is FWD + AWD. 

The Lyriq and Aviator look 100X better than the XT6. 

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David replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


@ccap41 @Robert Hall Ya guys got me thinking and so while Cadillac did not have a true side profile pic, I was able to grab the following off the Cadillac and Lincoln web sites to compare the side profile of the three, LYRIQ, XT6 and AVIATOR. Interesting how the Aviator and Lyriq have what looks like a longer hood line in comparison to the XT6 and as Robert pointed out, the XT6 does sit higher than the other two.

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Robert Hall replied to April showers car sputtering thread..


56 minutes ago, David said:

This is an excellent question as I am not a fan of the current seats in the new Escalade which seem to be flat and hard as a rock for such an expensive SUV and yet I am seeing flat blah seats on all auto's as of late. 🤔 I wonder if there is a seat comfort index out there, gonna have to look into this myself as I love my Escalade for road trips, but would not be thrilled in a new 2022 Escalade as I think the seats suck.

I can say that my sister in her 2019 Buick Envision as an in home nurse in Rural Upper Western Washington is in her CUV about 200 to 300 miles a day and loves it for comfort.

My sister hates riding in my Jeep, swears her Trax is more comfortable and easier for ingress/egress. 

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Robert Hall replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


2 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

For comparison's sake;

XT6 starts at $48,595

Aviator starts at $51,780

Yep, that makes more sense to me. It just didn't seem to be larger, let along THAT much larger, than an XT6 to me. 

Very different proportions.  The Lyriq has a low roofline and long hood, the XT6 is more blocky and tall.  Kind of like comparing the Velar with the Discovery maybe. 

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ccap41 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


For comparison's sake;

XT6 starts at $48,595

Aviator starts at $51,780

1 minute ago, Robert Hall said:

Actually, it’s 2 inches shorter than the XT6, but has a longer wheelbase and short overhangs.  The XT6 has a pretty short wheelbase for its size.  

Yep, that makes more sense to me. It just didn't seem to be larger, let along THAT much larger, than an XT6 to me. 

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Robert Hall replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


25 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

So it's longer than an XT6, overall. Thank you. 

This is definitely larger than I thought. I was expecting more of an X5, GLE, XT5 or maybe Aviator size but this is definitely larger, or at least longer. 

Actually, it’s 2 inches shorter than the XT6, but has a longer wheelbase (approx 9 inches) and short overhangs.  The XT6 has a very short wheelbase for its size.  

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David replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


Cool to see that there are comparisons coming out now and I like where Cadillac is in position at this point.

Cadillac Lyriq Vs Audi e-tron, Tesla Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge (insideevs.com)

Interesting to see and good that Cadillac dealers are posting comparison of the LYRIQ to Tesla.

Tesla Model X Vs. Cadillac Lyriq: Comparison | Quantrell Cadillac

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David replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


8 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

So it's longer than an XT6, overall. Thank you. 

This is definitely larger than I thought. I was expecting more of an X5, GLE, XT5 or maybe Aviator size but this is definitely larger, or at least longer. 

Here ya go: 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ | Electric SUV | Model Overview

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David replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


I am so excited for She Hulk on Disney + She is freakin HOT HOT HOT!

 

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Robert Hall replied to May Car Spotting Thread.


24 minutes ago, David said:

@Robert Hall Is that a black BMW sedan in front of the Ford Ranger and a Suburban in front of it?

Yes, a 2000 740iL with an ‘89 Bronco II in front in it.    The Bronco II is also in the pic in the open barn door.   I have the keys for both, they have flat tires and dead batteries…

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ccap41 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


32 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

It's longer in wheelbase than the XT6, of similar OL, and about 5 inches lower... Porsche Cayenne is of similar size...but this has a 7 inch longer wheelbase, 3 inches longer overall, and an inch lower..don't know how they compare in interior volume, though.   Wheelbase is about the same as the WL Grand Cherokee L.  

So it's longer than an XT6, overall. Thank you. 

This is definitely larger than I thought. I was expecting more of an X5, GLE, XT5 or maybe Aviator size but this is definitely larger, or at least longer. 

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David replied to May Car Spotting Thread.


@Robert Hall Is that a black BMW sedan in front of the Ford Ranger and a Suburban in front of it?

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David replied to April showers car sputtering thread..


1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

Speaking of seat comfort, now that I'm driving my Jeep 200 miles a day 4-5 times a week, I'm truly hating the seats..rock hard cushions and.the upper center bolster in the back is right where I have a pinched nerve between my shoulder blades.    I've rented a 'Malibu or similar' from Hertz for an upcoming weekend trip to Syracuse because I can't imagine 10 hrs in the Jeep seats..

For those that have driven a lot of late model vehicles, what do you think under $40k has the most comfortable seats for road trips?   I like the Chrysler 300 a lot, but worry the seats would be the same since FCA/Stellantis...

This is an excellent question as I am not a fan of the current seats in the new Escalade which seem to be flat and hard as a rock for such an expensive SUV and yet I am seeing flat blah seats on all auto's as of late. 🤔 I wonder if there is a seat comfort index out there, gonna have to look into this myself as I love my Escalade for road trips, but would not be thrilled in a new 2022 Escalade as I think the seats suck.

I can say that my sister in her 2019 Buick Envision as an in home nurse in Rural Upper Western Washington is in her CUV about 200 to 300 miles a day and loves it for comfort.

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Robert Hall replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


9 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I think these look really good but I'm still not sure about that rear/side 1/4. I bet it looks a lot better in person. 

The AWD is a no-brainer for the price AND performance you get, unless it happens to cut the range by 25%, which I don't see happening. 

Seems expensive but that's just because I don't have 70k to drop on a vehicle but it seems like it's competitively priced and specs-wise, should do very well. 

Cadillac's problem is they'll probably have some dumb@ss commercials for it. GM marketing tends to be of the worst, IMO. 

Are their specs on the size of this? What's a comparably sized ICE vehicle that I can compare this to size-wise? 

It's longer in wheelbase than the XT6, of similar OL, and about 5 inches lower... Porsche Cayenne is of similar size...but this has a 7 inch longer wheelbase, 3 inches longer overall, and an inch lower..don't know how they compare in interior volume, though.   Wheelbase is about the same as the WL Grand Cherokee L.  

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ccap41 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


I think these look really good but I'm still not sure about that rear/side 1/4. I bet it looks a lot better in person. 

The AWD is a no-brainer for the price AND performance you get, unless it happens to cut the range by 25%, which I don't see happening. 

Seems expensive but that's just because I don't have 70k to drop on a vehicle but it seems like it's competitively priced and specs-wise, should do very well. 

Cadillac's problem is they'll probably have some dumb@ss commercials for it. GM marketing tends to be of the worst, IMO. 

Are their specs on the size of this? What's a comparably sized ICE vehicle that I can compare this to size-wise? 

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Robert Hall replied to April showers car sputtering thread..


Speaking of seat comfort, now that I'm driving my Jeep 200 miles a day 4-5 times a week, I'm truly hating the seats..rock hard cushions and.the upper center bolster in the back is right where I have a pinched nerve between my shoulder blades.    I've rented a 'Malibu or similar' from Hertz for an upcoming weekend trip to Syracuse because I can't imagine 10 hrs in the Jeep seats..

 

5 years ago it didn’t bother me as much, but now I’m in pain on longer drives. 

For those that have driven a lot of late model vehicles, what do you think under $40k has the most comfortable seats for road trips?   I like the Chrysler 300 a lot, but worry the seats would be the same since FCA/Stellantis...

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surreal1272 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


I am very surprised but eh small bump to the AWD model. I was expecting at least a $5K jump but this is a very smart move by GM/Cadillac since AWD will be very popular in this segment. Still want to see one up close before deciding on the rear section of the car. My big concern is the potential blind spot back there. Otherwise, a solid start in the EV realm for Caddy.

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smk4565 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


I think this is priced pretty well, and the AWD is barely an increase.  Although we don't know how big the options list or how much that price may go up, but this looks competitively priced.

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Robert Hall replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


On 5/6/2022 at 9:26 PM, oldshurst442 said:

I sure do like it. I wouldnt do this restomod on THAT particular Chevy.  But I would do THAT restomod on a Tri-Five Chevy.  Or a myriad of 1960s Impalas.  On an Olds 1949/50 and even possibly on am '51 Rocket 88.    

 

 

Yeah, not my favorite era of full size Chevy...but a restomodded '71-73 Impala would be more to my taste..

 

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trinacriabob replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


My "random" 10,000th post.

(some 16 1/2 years later)

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trinacriabob replied to Cars you may have spotted in May.


Spotted two days ago, VW's Passat has come a long way and is now a fairly substantial car ...

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Spotted yesterday around the Houston Galleria, I also saw another Porsche (Panamera 4 door, maybe) in this exact same new color (a lot of enamel paint jobs on expensive cars lately) some 5 minutes earlier ...

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David replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


Latest teaser from Chevrolet.

 

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ccap41 replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


On 5/12/2022 at 9:18 PM, oldshurst442 said:

I was waaaaay off.

Bruins survived and onward to game 7.

Whowoodathunk that? 

Many 'experts' thought that apparently.  They would STILL be wrong tho...

I didn't catch any of the game but it always hurts to lose a game 7... 

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