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For the 2008 model year, which GM car sports the best interior?

My vote:

1. Cadillac CTS

2. Chevrolet Corvette with optional interior package

3. Chevrolet Malibu

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STS Platinum -- everything is covered in leather, yet unlike many full-leather interiors, it's subtle. You don't notice it unless you touch it or examine it carefully. The new steering wheel and trim help out the design, and the wood selection is less gloomy than the STS-V's.

The Corvette is an example of poor usage of leather, IMO. Sure, it covers nearly everything, but it does nothing for the design. You've got the same Cobalt steering wheel, the same flimsy seats, and the same overwhelming cheesiness. It comes from a time when GM actually started trying improving interiors, but before they got really good at it (Acadia, CTS).

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To not pick the CTS would be foolish. Otherwise, design wise, I like the Acadia's, Sky's, Enclave's and not much else. Alot of them are decent, but nothing spectacular.

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1. CTS

2. Acadia/Enclave (Acadia is better design, Enclave better materials, but they tie as a whole)

3. STS Platinum (design brings it down a good deal, but materials are there)

4. Yukon Denali

Not counting price...

I think the Astra, Malibu, Vue, and all T900s the cars listed above are very competitive in their segments.

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When I was making this thread, I forgot about the great interiors in the Lambdas. Forgive me for I have sinned.

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When I was making this thread, I forgot about the great interiors in the Lambdas. Forgive me for I have sinned.

Thou sin shalt be forgiveth.

My choices are:

1. CTS

2. Acadia

3. Equinox :duck:

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The Corvette is an example of poor usage of leather, IMO. Sure, it covers nearly everything, but it does nothing for the design. You've got the same Cobalt steering wheel, the same flimsy seats, and the same overwhelming cheesiness. It comes from a time when GM actually started trying improving interiors, but before they got really good at it (Acadia, CTS).

Agreed. The Corvette interior has such a mish-mash style to begin with (shape-wise, it can't match the last gen, even though it was cheaper), and the new trim package just takes those blah lines and parts and wraps some in leather to KIND OF make it look better.

So, for me:

1) CTS...just killer and SO well done, in every way

2) Enclave...could still be better with a less GM generic center stack, but great ambiance in person (or maybe I'm just putting it at #2 because we'll hopefully have one soon)

3) Acadia...utility luxury at its best in GM, with actually a very well done center stack and great silver-chrome-red glowing personality

4) Outlook...great VW-like feel, particularly in upper trims

5) Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade...still great all around, with nothing objectionable, and very "quality" details and shapes

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1 - 2008 Cadillac SLS :P

2 - 2008 Buick Park Avenue :AH-HA_wink:

3 - 2008 Cadillac CTS :)

4 - 2008 Buick Enclave 8)

5 - 2008 Cadillac DTS Platinum :hot:

6 - 2008 Cadillac STS-V/STS Platinum :thumbsup:

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i saw the malibu interior today. do not take it off your list until you see it. pretty snazzy.

True. I don't think I'd call it best of GM, but it's definitely one of the best or the best in its particular category...well, mostly.

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