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  1. 4 points
    Whatever...we know you have a xenophobic hate of FCA products, that's your problem. And what is the GM equivalent? GM doesn't have any performance SUVs these days. And lay off on the personal attacks of ccap41, myself and others..keep it professional.
  2. 4 points
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  4. 3 points
    after getting a warning for cursing some of U out I've chosen to go ahead and let U sorr... er... U good natured.. people talk trash about me and the sexy hot brand known as Cadillac.
  5. 3 points
    Oddly, they parked them in the wrong order..the XT6 should be between the Escalade and XT5.
  6. 3 points
    Cadillac's current tagline: Rise Above. " Rise Above the mainstream brands, but only barely. Check out our fancy Chevy's. "
  7. 3 points
    "Take an average leap into mediocrity. Test drive our CUVs today!" They dared greatly before they made that slogan. Since then... no such daring moves. The last time Cadillac dared to be great was in 2015 when the current Escalade came to market or in 2016 when they crammed a 640hp supercharged V8 into a family sedan only available with RWD.
  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    It did. And I confirmed. But only in AWD.. If I left it on Sport, which is kinda a separate AWD, it defaulted back to Tour. If U leave in regular AWD it stays
  10. 3 points
    It also makes things confusing because in the CTS for example, the 2.0T and the 3.6 are both 400. But the 2.0T gets a T at the end.... so is it the better/more expensive engine? No, the buy up engine is the 3.6. But different 2.0Ts have different torque numbers. The XT4 is a 350 and the ATS is a 400.
  11. 3 points
    And it's just a transverse 2.0L 4cyl FWD subcompact. $40k is way too much for such pedestrian crud...$30k would be high for something that low and common IMO.... but there are plenty of sheeple out there that will pay for the MB badge regardless of the plebeian hardware...
  12. 3 points
  13. 2 points
    Those are useful for modifying and repairs but that's about it. They've pretty much gone the way of the dodo bird. I don't even need to write a joke for this one! Cadillac writes it themselves.
  14. 2 points
    Casa probably should insult AMG and M cars because he doesn't own them nor have any intent to own them.
  15. 2 points
    I love the logic that somehow you cannot criticize said car or car company if you never plan on driving or buying one. If that’s the case, then I guess most of us would have nothing to talk about here. Just dumb is what it is, in reality.
  16. 2 points
    You missed the point. They handle way better than some damn FWD/transverse engine wannabe minivan. There is nothing aspirational about a CUV on a damn FWD/transverse engine platform and 2.0 4cyl that is shared w/ Chevy and GMC... now the Cayenne Turbo, X5 M, Trackhawk, etc..those are aspirational products. And stop it with the 'U'..this isn't text messaging.
  17. 2 points
    I know a few people with some of the exact vehicles U speak of.. and let me tell U.. not one of them take those vehicles to a damn track.. they do an occasional LUNGE from the stop light. Furthermore.. if U really believe that those vehicles can handle as well as a performance car then I say get your insurance policy up to date.. and let the right people know where U have it stored
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    Well, you don't see performance versions of CUVs or SUVs being made from FWD/transverse engine generic platforms...look at the good stuff--Range Rover Sport, Jag F-pace, Cayenne Turbo, GC Trackhawk, Mercedes AMG SUVs, BMW M SUVs--these are all proper AWD/RWD platforms.... and if Porsche didn't have the Cayenne, they would have long gone out of business..it's their money maker that enables them to build sports cars. The FWD/transverse engine CUVs are just minivans with less practicality. The whole purist bullshit argument against Porsche and BMW having SUVs is about 20 years out of date... I'd love to see Cadillac have a V-series SUV with the CTS-v powertrain, but that's not going to happen w/ a generic transverse engine platform...
  20. 2 points
    Who made RWD PROPER in a CUV in the first place? I've been going to the track my whole life it seems.. certainly spirited driving as well.. who the hell is regularly taking their top heavy CUV to the track.. or even hitting curves on the road like a BOSS? Proper RWD CUV for hi-performance is the epitome of an oxymoron. Ferdinand and millions of Porsche lovers past can't even believe we are having this conversation and including the name Porsche. Hell.. I'm sure BMW purists feel the same
  21. 2 points
    Very true but Porsche was the first to come to my mind given their “sports car” roots that they successfully managed to blend into a luxury SUV/CUV. The XT6 suffers from two problems (whether fanboys want to admit to it or not). It does not look or feel sporty or luxurious when put up against the competition. The potential is there but like I said before, it comes off as a solid double instead of a homerun.
  22. 2 points
    I kind of like your edgy nature....no doubt ever where you stand. But thought about you at lunch....ate with a friend.... Mutual Friend of ours had his wife put his GMC Denali Truck into a reservoir...she left it in neutral and did not put it into park on a hill. At first the family thought it was stolen....until a fisherman said he saw something under water about twenty feet out in the reservoir. Tow truck pulled a very waterlogged vehicle out....after divers attached chains to it. Something you said about stupid people.... My friend was merciless to our other friend...said he deserved a ticket because there was a 5 HP limit on that reservoir. Anyhoo....thanks for keeping it real. And human stupidity knows no end. The only real trouble makers here were expelled by the management. I have absolutely zero issues with any of you. Thanks for the clarification. Ohhhhh...and I also ran into our vendor this morning that has both a CT6 and a Conti. He says the CT6 is wayyyy more car than the Conti ever dreamed of being, but loves them both dearly. Just thought I would throw that out there.
  23. 2 points
    Go back and read my entire post above. @dfelt I literally ran up to my Caddy dealer 15 minutes ago.. I told my sales guy that I was thinking of bringing my gf up to look at it but I needed to confirm something first. I then was able to drive it around the parking area without him even gettin a tag.. . U are correct that if U use the Steering wheel control YES it is more complicated.. But that is a redundant control and the CENTER CONSOLE buttons are right there to give U instant access to the settings with a push of the button. It did not require me to stop at all.
  24. 2 points
    That's one badass car. Looks, performance, it's just great. Already sold out... GOT DERN IT!
  25. 2 points
    Well, we do live in a country where badge snobbery clouds good judgement.
  26. 2 points
    I've actually been contemplating an article about how Cadillacs have too much clutter on their trunk panels already.
  27. 2 points
    Yeah, that's dumb..... I'd love a CT6 850.... totally pwn the Germans.
  28. 2 points
    THE SUPERIOR PHONES! ..Triggered.. But, in all seriousness, that is absolutely correct. That's why I've loved my iPhones.
  29. 2 points
    Average Jane and Joe who don't give a crap about automobiles don't want complexity. They want it quick and simple.
  30. 2 points
    A $40k A220 is still a $40k sub-compact that even I at 5'10" 170lbs have to squeeze into. Not worth it.
  31. 2 points
    1915 Chevrolet dealer, Friendship WI ~
  32. 2 points
    @dfelt The AWD system controls on the XT5 are on the center console unless they changed it for 2019. The XT4 is the same last I drove. They are very simple to use buttons @ykX U know what.. I apologize for coming off as a dick.. my bad.. was a very frustrating last coupla days with corporate tax time. Accountants getting on my nerves and my outlet is car forums.. I came off wrong. U and I have never had a beef and again.. my apologies The AWD system in the XT4 is switchable, I'm know for fuel economy reasons.. but switchable does not mean one can't leave it on if they want during power cycle. Meaning once the vehicle is turned off.. the driver can leave it on for future use. From the XT4 and XT5 manuals which are avail on line as well. So point again is that CHOICE is my favored option as it is most desirable for me as much as the CHOICE and OPTION are synonyms. If I was an owner of a Cadillac or Acura cuv, I see zero reason why CHOICE would take me to the Honda. The reason pointed out by U in regards to liking the fact that the ACURA leaves its AWD system on all the time is also moot.. as the CADILLAC system allows the owner CHOICE and the OPTION to leave their's on as well. ESSENTIALLY Cadillac's system offers TWO takes on AWD in the XT5/4/6. The SPORT AWD and regular AWD. If the owner leaves the vehicle in SPORT.. yes the AWD system will revert back to FWD when the ignition is cycled. Ifthe leave it regular AWD.. the vehicle will STAY in AWD until the owner changes it even if the car is power cycled
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    You picked one line from the whole sentence where I put 4 more LEGITIMATE reasons to have AWD on all the time. The ONLY reason GM turns AWD off on their crossovers is to get extra 1 mpg in their fuel efficiency rating, so don't give me that bull about choices and uneducated lazy customers. But whatever, I will not be arguing with you because you will just come up with any excuse to justify anything GM does. It seems most people here actually do see reason and logic.
  35. 2 points
    http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/engines/cc-weird-engines-outtake-oldsmobile-v5-diesel-grasping-at-straws/ Inpired by the X8, I was googling odd numbered V engines like V3s, V5s, etc. I found an Olds V5 Diesel engine prototype. Wild. I wonder if anyone ever experimented with weird configurations like a V6 w 4 and 2 rather than 3 and 3 or a V8 with 6 and 2 or 5 and 3 cylinders per bank.
  36. 2 points
    I corrected my statement after Drew’s clarification so try and keep up next time. Oh and I don’t talk to lunatics so no thanks.
  37. 1 point
    The smaller Blazer lost to the bigger Pacifica, on top of them being two different types of vehicles. Sorry, but that whole MT series was utterly pointless. To say that the Blazer offered nothing shows that you didn’t read the actual reviews of it. It was praised for its poise and driving dynamics, something that is rare in the CUV world. The Passport? HAAAAAHHH!! Honda or not, that was a horrible choice for a CUV name, given the history of said name, (cough, cough Isuzu Rodeo). BTW, it being nothing but a chopped off Pilot does not help its cause.
  38. 1 point
    In terms of Blazers tho.. how did the CUV just out-handle a down to earth 2019 Nissan Altima SR VC-Turbo which is lighter by 750lbs.. with the plain Jane BS GM suspension? https://www.motortrend.com/cars/chevrolet/blazer/2019/2019-chevrolet-blazer-vs-2019-nissan-altima-comparison-review/
  39. 1 point
    So then the Cadillac "Dare Greatly" is really DARE GREATLY IN DEPENDS!
  40. 1 point
    Interesting.. I wonder if one of AM's newer hypercars will appear like the Valkyrie...Fukunaga should be good as director, hopefully writing also (the first season of True Detective which he was involved with was excellent). Rami Malek as a villain, though? Ick...
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  42. 1 point
    Problem is, the GM CUVs are hampered by having generic FWD/transverse engine platforms, which is the same kind of generic garden variety architecture the RX has...so they aren't aiming high.... they don't have proper AWD/RWD based CUV platforms like M-B, BMW, and Porsche have... for women leasing CUVs in suburbia to haul around offspring, the XT6 should do fine against the RX.
  43. 1 point
    I suspect it I had to use an Android phone now it would end the same as my last two Android phones--smashed and stomped.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    While baby boomers and those that hate change will fight this, the global world is changing, EVs will happen and moving to kilowatts rather than Horsepower and Newton Meters rather than lb-ft of torque makes sense. Sadly some will get left behind in the 21st century workplace. As you know Robert working in tech like me, the only thing that is constant is inevitable change and obsolescence.
  46. 1 point
    There are plenty out there now. Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, and Audi at the "reasonable" price range. Each of them have at least two that I can think of. Well, Audi only has one, SQ5. It isn't an RS but 349hp/379tq in a compact SUV is pretty dang stout.
  47. 1 point
    Fanbois, people who just don't care because they just don't, or people who want what they want NOW.. what's it matter? This 70% logic applies to every vehicle on the market. I can walk into a BMW dealership right now and get a $115K 2019 BMW 750i for $96K. Because its been on the lot for a few months.. a 2018? I can get for $30K off right now. Brand new.. just wanting to be moved. Or U could've just walked in and just bought the thing at MSRP a few months ago, because U wanted the car.. and didn't feel like waiting. Some people can call it stupid but others say "U only live once... money ain't gonna do jack for U when U are in the ground" Seriously bro.. Oh to @surreal1272. My apologies too. Look above this and U will see my constructive contributions.
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    And U won't.. because Cadillac is a luxury brand.. and for some reason, just because the have the V designated vehicles people suddenly, by default, see them as a brand that has to have everything look like it should be on the track. The XT6 is hardly bland looking... In fact it actually is as exciting looking as anything coming out of the World's Ultimate Driving Machine.. So I'm wondering.. do U throw the same rhetoric and confusion on the Germans? Just mystified as to how the hell, or WHY, a big CUV needs to look like it goes around the Nur'Ring
  50. 1 point
    Your closed mind would not understand. Kinda like your hatred for all things F150 aluminum bed.
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