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  1. Honestly, Cadillac sales will never be great until they start producing better interiors. It's sad when I see a new Cadillac design I love, but then get inside at an auto show and the interior not only falls short of the competition, but doesn't even compare to what's offered over at Buick. For the past 15 years Cadillac has failed to produce an interior that combines nice materials with nice design--either they spend $$$ on a cheap-looking design (XLR, for example) or they make a nice design with cheap-looking/feeling materials. They gotta nail both. And knock it off with killing
  2. Biggest issue with LaCrosse is its suspension tuning. Wish it had a firmer, more sporting yet still luxurious ride & handling like the 2001 Aurora. Haven't had a chance to test one with the dynamic driving package, but dealerships don't seem to be ordering that option on any trim level, at least going by what's on the lot.
  3. As beautiful as the LaCrosse is, I recently test-drove one, and my 17-year-old Aurora has better ride and handling characteristics. LaCrosse is too soft, and quite frankly it's a bit too expensive for what you get. There's some weird nickel-and-diming with option packages/trim levels, too, which I found off-putting. For example, each trim level gets a different rear seat armrest. One is just an armrest, one has molded cupholders, and then one has molded cupholders AND a rather useless, shallow storage area. WHY?? Seems to me it would have been a hell of a lot cheaper to design and assemb
  4. The Navigator's main competition is the Yukon and Escalade, I suppose. Also the Lexus LX and Infiniti QX..the big truck-based V8 luxo SUVs. I can't imagine anyone cross shopping the Navi w/ European SUVs, though. As far as Lincoln sedans and CUVs, they target Acura, Buick, and the appliance end of Lexus (ES/RX), I would say... So...basically exactly what Mercury was allegedly attempting to target, then, right?
  5. That interior is plastastic. So I guess this is why Ford got rid of Mercury...they wanted to bring Lincoln further downmarket. Help me here, guys--what does Lincoln compete with? Acura? Lower-end Buick? Help me here...
  6. Didn't look at the 3, but the 4 certainly has one: RE: Cloud storage--great in theory, until you remember that an internet outage, server glitch, or hacker attack can render you without your music. You also give up ownership rights to the Cloud operator, in many cases. No thanks. I buy the music, I want the content, and I want to still have access to the content even in the event of a technological failure. Plus, with all the drama about the NSA having backdoor access to Cloud services, I really don't want the government knowing I actually paid for Heidi Montag's debut album...whoops, c
  7. Didn't look at the 3, but the 4 certainly has one: RE: Cloud storage--great in theory, until you remember that an internet outage, server glitch, or hacker attack can render you without your music. You also give up ownership rights to the Cloud operator, in many cases. No thanks. I buy the music, I want the content, and I want to still have access to the content even in the event of a technological failure. Plus, with all the drama about the NSA having backdoor access to Cloud services, I really don't want the government knowing I actually paid for Heidi Montag's debut album...whoops, c
  8. It would seem to me that you are simply destined for a BMW 428i... Luxury line, probably in Imperial blue with the Venetian beige leather. You can have the rear seat armrest and centrally located single CD player (6-disc isn't on the option sheet from what I saw) and give your backseat passengers the best experience possible after ducking and contorting their bodies to enter into the cramped backseat. I suppose there's also the Audi A5, the only other entry in this segment to offer a rear seat armrest, but I think you'll find its even more cramped. Atleast neither are FRS/BRZ levels of cramped
  9. You all are missing my point RE: the 6-disc changer--I honestly couldn't care less about having one as long as I have a functional single-disc player, which the ATS does not have. While you, the driver and owner, are seated in the driver's seat, you cannot safely use the single-disc CD slot because not only is it located inside the glovebox, but it is mounted on the far outboard side of said glovebox. In other words, unless you are Gumby with stretchy arms, you cannot load/eject a CD at all from the driver's seat without seriously compromising your ability to keep your eyes on the road and p
  10. Honestly, Cadillac is supposed to be the "Standard of the World," so when it falls short, to me it's all the more glaring. Look, I lusted after the CTS coupe only to find a crappy interior (especially the back seat). The excuse given was that the CTS coupe was a pre-bankruptcy car, so some cost-cutting should be understandable. I called bull$h! then. Now, we have an ATS coupe, post-bankruptcy, with neither a proper rear console, nor a folding rear armrest. I'm sorry, but the CTS coupe is not a valid basis of comparison; indeed, Cadillac set to meet/exceed the 3-series wit
  11. Bull$h!. Maybe that logic flies in a brand like KIA or Hyundai, but this is Cadillac...or at least it's supposed to be.
  12. Looked at photos of this the other day, and it looks like GM f@#ked up again--just like the outgoing CTS coupe, GM apparently thinks back seat passengers don't get an armrest or center console. Stupid, stupid, stupid...

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