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Is Cadillac's Image Dying and Does Anyone Care?

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  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    "How do you get into the trunk? GM didn't believe in interior trunk releases in those days."

    These cars had a few more features than the Chevy Cavaliar so there had to be a interior trunk release. I have never seen this option on this car before. Maybe its aftermarket like a few others I have seen.
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    "How do you get into the trunk? GM didn't believe in interior trunk releases in those days

    Yes they did!! If it's optioned with it, the button is in the glove compartment. it is electric, so the ignition has to be in the on position. My brother-in-laws '64 Cutlass conv. has it, and it's vacuum operated.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,193
    "AAAAAAGHHHHHH!!! Change it, Butthead! Change it!"
  • skeezixskeezix Posts: 45
    My 1965 Buick has a interior trunk release. So did my Dad's 76 and 86 Caddies.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    "Yes they did!! If it's optioned with it, the button is in the glove compartment. it is electric, so the ignition has to be in the on position. My brother-in-laws '64 Cutlass conv. has it, and it's vacuum operated."

    I should have explained what I was saying more clearly. I never saw the continental rear tire option on this car. It had to be aftermarket. My 67 Pontiac GTO had a glove box trunk release as well.
  • mediapushermediapusher Posts: 305
    My Toyota gets 40 mpg. And it's far from being a hybrid
  • mediapushermediapusher Posts: 305
    Why waste time talking about Cadillac? The "Standard of the World" question is a big JOKE. Besides we've beat that subject with a dead horse. It's ridiculous. That's why we're talking about hybrids. ---Forward thinking. Something GM knows nothing about
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,193
    Yeah, the tow truck to which it's hitched consumes most of the fuel.
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    Leave him be, he's just trying to incite us. My Park Ave gets 33 mpg on the highway, and it's TWICE the size of his Corolla.
  • sls002sls002 Posts: 2,788
    My 83 Skyhawk would get 40 too, so big deal.
  • mediapushermediapusher Posts: 305
    I can't believe you people weren't embarrassed to post a picture of that Chevrolet rip-off, otherwise known as the Cadillac Cimmarron. Oh my Gawd..One of the biggest embarrassments Cadillac has ever had. And they've had MANY.
  • I can't believe you people weren't embarrassed to post a picture of that Chevrolet rip-off, otherwise known as the Cadillac Cimmarron.

    I'd be very surprised if any Cadillac afficianado around these boards disagreed with you. From what I've read, too, most insiders at Cadillac would agree with you, as well.
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,175
    Is the question answered? I mean Cadillac is far from #1 even in their home country, isn't a bit optomistic to speculate that they could ever rule the world? Maybe we should revisit in anpther 50 years...
  • 62vetteefp62vetteefp Posts: 6,048
    The answer is!!!!

    There is no litmus test for the standard of the world. So no one will be able to be it.

    Toyota makes the most profit so perhaps they are the standard? MB makes the most expensive volume vehicles so maybe they are? Cadillac has the best looking cars/trucks so maybe they are?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,859
    What is the litmus test for "best looking"?
  • 62vetteefp62vetteefp Posts: 6,048
    What is the litmus test for "best looking"?

    that was my point. Pretty much style is in the eyes of the beholder.
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,541
    I see a 'short take' ( 1 page ) on the 2008 V6 STS in the C+D that arrived today...
    - Ray
    Sounds worth a test drive......
  • sls002sls002 Posts: 2,788
    The basic problem of this whole forum has been the question of what the standard is. In post #9 I pointed out the basis for Cadillac using the "Standard of the World" in their advertising. Cadillac does have a basis for using this, even though the basis is about 100 years old.
  • sls002sls002 Posts: 2,788
    I think that for a luxury car, the current BMW Rolls Royce is a very good car. The current Cadillac line up is, I think, at the low end of the luxury standard. I like my 2007 SRX, but I do not think that the interior appointments are anything close to what I would expect the Rolls to have.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,193
    Rolls-Royce used to use the slogan "The Best Car in the World!" Now, is Rolls-Royce truly the best car in the world?
  • sls002sls002 Posts: 2,788
    Define what you mean by "best". What I said is that the current BMW Rolls Royce is a "luxury" car. By that I mean that the body is well designed and the interior appointments are made out of very good materials. (I assume that this is so, as there are no Rolls dealers anywhere near here)
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,193
    ...to me is F. C. Kerbeck across the Tacony-Palmyra bridge in Pennsauken, NJ. In addition to Rolls-Royce, they also sell Bentley, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, and Hummers. They also do a brisk business selling used Cadillacs and Lincolns. Their Buick-GMC franchise is next door.
  • sls002sls002 Posts: 2,788
    It appears that most Rolls dealers are on the east or west coast, with a few in the central US.
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    No. The best major car manufacturer is Aston Martin.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,859
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    A few years ago I would have argued with that but then Porsche built the Cayenne.
  • sls002sls002 Posts: 2,788
    While it may be "best", this does not imply most luxurious.
  • Maybe there's no answer to the question posed at the start of this thread. Maybe the hosts should rename it something like what's on the Lincoln forum: Where is GM taking Cadillac? Most of the discussion around here isn't so much about answering the original question of standard of the world, but instead is general discussion about the direction and future of Cadillac.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,009
    Perhaps, but the title does have that "where are we going" flavor. Or does everyone think Caddy doesn't want to be the world standard again and will settle for being "just another GM model?"

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  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    "just another GM model?"

    Just another GM division.
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