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zeek

why not a caddy kapa?

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zeek    0

with the new tt coming out, bmw with their z4 and mercedes with their small sports coupe, why shouldn't caddy fill a gap in their line up with a kappa car of their own... i'm no good at photoshop but it's not hard to imagine.

they would have to add some new caddy style like the vents from the cts and they should keep it a soft top but stretch it a bit or redesign it a little to give it a bit more useable trunk space. either two turbo models or take the new line of v6s from the cts.

just take the front and back from the 16 and put it on a sky. even the front of the 16 has a lower grill for the intercooler for the turbo:

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i would also like to see the xlr get more of a cien look to it in the future. it shouldn't look like a more angular vette but rather completely different. and i know that they wouldn't but with the audi r8 coming out caddy really needs to take another look at the cien.

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PurdueGuy    72

I can imagine what you're talking about, and it's a good looking car, but it really wouldn't be a good fit in the caddy lineup, IMO. They already have a convertible that's much more fitting for caddy (power hardtop, more room, more power), so a second one just doesn't seem like a great idea. Also, they'd have to rework much of it to get it to feel high enough quality for a caddy.

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Dude, you're preaching to the choir.

I not only think Cadillac should have a Kappa roadster but they should

have a car very much along the lines of the last gen. IS300. A Small

RWD sports sedan with great proportions, an I6 & a 6-spd manual.

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zeek    0

I can imagine what you're talking about, and it's a good looking car, but it really wouldn't be a good fit in the caddy lineup, IMO. They already have a convertible that's much more fitting for caddy (power hardtop, more room, more power), so a second one just doesn't seem like a great idea. Also, they'd have to rework much of it to get it to feel high enough quality for a caddy.

while it would take some work i think that it would be a good fit in the caddy line up. look at mercedes, bmw and audi - they all have middle of the road roadsters. and bmw and audi are sticking with a rag top why shouldn't caddy do the same. and i think that they should go with the 2 V6 line up and if they wanted a V-version they could just drop in an 8! it's been done why not from the factory!

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ZL-1    160

I'd like to see a baby-XLR, but it's better to wait for a NG small RWD platform so the development costs can be spread over more variants (sedans, coupes and wagons), brands and markets.

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zeek    0

I'd like to see a baby-XLR, but it's better to wait for a NG small RWD platform so the development costs can be spread over more variants (sedans, coupes and wagons), brands and markets.

well that's why the kapa chasis is the perfect fit. it's small enough to compete with the audi and mb but it's got a little too little trunk room. if they could just make the trunk just a bit more reasonable they could od it. heck, they are building $20K base pontiacs and $25K saturns on this platform why not jazz it up a bit and make a ton of money for cadillac! you could easily charge $30K for a base and $40-$45K for a loaded model. if they did this they wouldn't be able to keep them on the lots!

why wouldn't they, well as it is the platform isn't big enough for a real trunk and the xlr would have to become a really unique and special car for people who have the extra money and are brand loyal not to buy the smaller car. this would make for even more reason to redesign the xlr and make it a true mb and bmw contendr!

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Same here-why not a Caddy ELR (Entry Level Roadster)? Give it a high-pressure turbo ECOTEC or the 2.8-liter V-6 as standard though.

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