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  1. I am hoping my love for Duke Cannon Sandalwood Old milwaukee beer soap excludes me from that hipster category you deftly described above. Plus I have SOME hair. Not bear hair but some. It’s a shame a hot brand like Tesla (does that mean their cars like to catch on ?) can’t even get trim and body panels to line up that’s my own photo from the other day
  2. I don’t understand the Kia Telluride love. I sat in one at the auto show. Control trim parts were already falling off from the auto show traffic. I do admit there was something interesting about the interior. But don’t kid yourself; it still has that Korean Faux to its design and it still is nothing more than a bread and butter brand product reaching into a new segment.
  3. bets on whether the CT4 trunk is bigger than the CT5's.... good CT4 spy shots here https://www.motor1.com/photo/3808660/2020-cadillac-ct4-spy-photo/
  4. current CTS trunk is on the acceptable range. 13.7 cf. Be nice to hit 15. ATS is pathetic 10.4. that should be around 13. Cruze has 13.9 cf of trunk ffs.
  5. Even though i am with ya on the black triangle of fail, if this ends up in my garage, it probably is one of the more tolerable black triangle of fails out there
  6. I like the revised c pillar and the trunk length is a bit long on the chop, but it does make me think a trunk length inbetween the two would look good.
  7. I like both the older and newer version of the regals. The older one is what I may look at for a college car for my daughter. Although a newer sportback may be better for hauling cargo to the dorm. Simply put they are not selling new and that is because GM is clueless and also by design. The residuals are terrible and there is no lease support. So many are still sitting on lots and now ending up as GM company cars. And then they hit the used market with low miles on them. But they won’t make them competitive from a retail standpoint. Example, you can take a terrain, Acadia, envision and GM will support those with lease incentives and the residuals are better enough such that the tourx can’t compete within its own showroom. A terrain envision etc with same msrp as tourx will be 200-300 more a month (or more) in a lease quote. The other problem is option packaging Buick sent a bunch of ‘preferred’ tourx here (cloth) and so those prices are lower but you can’t get heated seats dual zone climate and wheel on preferred tourx for a vehicle that is meant to be attractive to buyers in winter climates. (In contrast the base base envision has heated seats ). Plus. Blind spot , cross path, safety features are often not found on the models that got sent here. Moonroof is tough to find also which is a huge draw for this vehicle. On the essence trims they have so many separate packages you may find one with say, a moonroof but then it doesn’t have the safety packages Real dumb stuff tourx is a car that ashould have practically all the safety stuff on most models that hit the showroom My bet is GM was contracted to sell these and now doesn’t want to so they have no incentive to make them a success in the market sportback was supposed to replace the verano as Buick’s entry car and tell me when you way overprice the sportback how do pick up those verano sales when you are 10 grand or more higher across the board
  8. I do understand that. The pre 2018 regals maybe felt a bit nicer. But they did not have as good of rear seat space and the h point for the seat was higher like in the fusion.
  9. Saw a new Mercedes a class in the wild today. It’s a nice rig. And yet small. Ct4 May have a tough time as any sort of credible competition
  10. Go drive one! In essence trim with leather the plastics look fine. Subaru’s are Subaru’s and imo this is a level above
  11. Wow! Some great write ups! Have to go back and re read some again. ! on that 2019 Silverado. I know the 5.3/6 speed gets maligned a lot. I’d be curious to see what you think of the new 4 cylinder if you ever get a chance to drive it. I thought it was not bad I just dun got back from driving a ct6 again (for my mom this time). I like your perspective on the XTS it makes me think I should take one for a spin. I’ve never driven an XTS yet. Yes it’s GM stupid that it would have power folding mirrors but not blind spot detection. That is classic GM!
  12. As I hinted at above I think stinger gets talked about more these days. Tlx is fair comparison. Cadillac has to frame the CT5 as a ‘desirable sedan option’ and give up trying position itself in ads as some competitor for just about anything. They need to keep prices low on units that show up on lots and put nice lease offers on the table. Get some good press on the base model although that will be hard to do with the motor specs being barely adequate. The v6 will be an awesome performer but they will price any v6 into the stratosphere; so they won’t sell enough. That’s what GM does. If they seriously can get the power and toque numbers of the 4 up closer to 300 than 250 they could make waves in the market even with the less attractive shell and near useless trunk because it should still drive well. There is something bad about how this vehicle platform is for packaging. Gm cant get comfortable package with hardly any vehicles on this platform so that’s why on the CT5 they invested so much in the weird shape to get the backseat and headroom better. Too much room in the hood makes it tough to package the rest of the car.

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