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Cadillac DTS

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  • 06lly06lly Posts: 21
    Go to www.cadillac.com. Choose DTS, then Packages&options, then Packages Overview. Its all there.

    Basically, the Performance includes all the Luxury III stuff plus the 300 HP engine and 18" wheels.

    I have one and it is A-W-E-S-O-M-E.
  • I got my 06 DTS with the performance package, color coded grill, navigation and chrome rims. Car is Black with Shale interior. Much better then the 2000 dts I was driving. Will try to post pictures when I get a chance to take them. I have discovered that if you get the nav system you do NOT get a 6 disc changer. Only a 1 disc changer. That is not a problem for me because I am now hooked on the XM radio they included free for 3 months and I will subscribe to XM radio at around $10 per month. Even my wife said why do we now need a 6 disc changer. Also a DVD can be played thru the changer if the car is in park.
  • When will GMAC have a Pull Ahead program so I can get out of my 36 month lease that runs to 5/26/06?????? I want a 2006 DTS Now
  • jstutjstut Posts: 1
    Hi, I am currently in the process of purchasing a 2006 DTS. I want the small thin whitewall tires on it. My dealer says that he can not find them anywhere. Can anyone tell me if they are available from any manufacturer. Size is 235 55/17
    Thank You, Joe
  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    Cadillac getting back to it's roots. The new DTS looks like a real Cadillac (again). . . certainly a modern version. . . but those tall and skinny tail lights announce to the world (as it did for decades) it's a Caddy. Love that! While it's in question these days, I hope GM (the sleeping giant)has awakened and can recover. They certainly seem to be wide awake at Cadillac. It's the only GM division not giving cars away. Do it right, GM, and the darn cars sell. Make Cadillac with no compromise, offer Buick as a conservative man's Cadillac, Pontiac the sporty man's Cadillac, and Chevy the poor man's Cadillac. It's what made GM king 40 years ago and not that different from Toyota's game plan today.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,703
    It is my belief that Pontiac will be history, like Olds, within a year or two...too many divisions will not work like it did when Alfred Sloan ran GM, no foreign competition back then to matter, maybe 5% of the American market...

    Now, with Japanese and Korean makes, plus German (Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and VW), GM has the capacity to make too many cars, but not enough folks want GM products anymore...

    It will be Chevy, for the common man, Buick for the Caddy wanna-be, Cadillac, and probably a consolidation of Chevy trucks and GMC trucks...GM is set to cover the market like in the 1960s, but the new reality is much different in this millenium...
  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    sounds good to me although a separate division for trucks seems like an unnecessary duplication. Three divisions is plenty to manage. I drive Tahoes and never understood the purpose of GMC (Yukon). Optioned exactly the same, there is zero difference in content, quality, or price. In this lean-and-mean world where merger-mania is the Holy Grail to cut costs, GM can't even manage to stop competing with itself. The stationery alone would likely save them a million a year.
  • My 2006 DTS driver seat moves back and steering moves up when I remove the key from ignition. Unfortunately when I use the remote to unlock the car it repositions steering and seat before I even open the door. If I disable the seat memory link to door unlock I get in easily but need the extra step to select Position 1 in seat memory. My old Lincoln worked from key in ignition/returns seat; key out gives easy exit. Anyone found the setting I'm missing?
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,703
    Actually, you are correct...why not just merge the trucks and just sell them under Chevrolet???...altho, in the past, I might guess that the GMC brand was created so that dealers of Olds, Buick or Pontiac could fill in a gap by selling trucks, but, of course, if not a Chevy dealer they could not sell Chevy truck...abracadabra...voila...GMC trucks!!!... ;) :shades:
  • Don't know the story but I took delivery Nov 23 of a 2006 Level 111 and there is no gap. Love the car. A tiny criticism is that the seat memory systems are not as automated as my 98 Lincoln.
  • hammen2hammen2 Posts: 1,313
    Pontiac is not going away... it is being combined with Buick and GMC to form a full division (like Chevy). GMC exists because there are tons of people who either don't like or wouldn't drive a Chevy, but have no problem with the GMC models. They are just badge-engineered, but my wife and I bought an Envoy because we thought its interior and exterior styling was better than the Trailblazer. If that was all that was available, we would have bought something else. BTW, GMC is among GM's most profitable divisions... so it's not going away.

    If you want to discuss this further, head over to News and Views and look for any of the current GM discussion...

    We now return you to talking about the 2006 DTS.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,993
  • The DTS is great except for the poor memory seat and the clock you can't see at night(No reflective on the hands). Why no digital clock? My Aurora had memory seats that worked and I looked at the Jag. On the Jag every time the door opened the seat retracted. This DTS is just too hard for me to enter. If I am doing something wrong let me know. For 50K it should be easy to enter!
  • You can activate a digital clock in your radio that is always visible. You can activate Easy Exit so the seat retracts when you remove the key. Currently, you are best to NOT activate Seat Memory with Door Unlock. Then, when you remote unlock, the seat stays back, and after you're seated push the seat Memory 1 button on the door. Its one extra step and my dealer is baffled as to why GM engineered it this way and is inquiring if there is a fix. Otherwise, I love the quietness, seat comfort, engine and looks.
  • Hi,

    I just test drove a luxury 1 pkg (i think...anyway, it wasn't the performance pkg).

    Like the car interior, features, etc...but found it a bit floaty.

    They didn't have a performance pkg to drive... Any comments on the difference? Does the magnetic ride thing give better "handling" without sacrificing the great straight line comfort too much?

    Thanks.
  • jws338jws338 Posts: 2
    I have the performance model with the navagation radio and there is no digital clock in that radio according to the manual. This car is NOT a keeper unless GM can fix the Memory seats and clock with a software upgrade.
  • Has anyone heard what Cadillac is planning with the DTS for the next couple of years. I hesitate to buy an '06 if there is going to be some major body change in the next couple of years. My warranty on my Certified '03 doesn't expire till fall of 2008. Thanks - Karl
  • I also have the DTS Performance Cadillac with the Navagation system. I am totally ticked off about the lack of a digital clock! There needs to be a software upgrade.

    The fuel economy is terrible! My car is four three months and averaging 13 MPG around town.
  • daryll44daryll44 Posts: 307
    A good friend of mine has an '03 Seville SLS that has been garage kept and driven lightly. It's exactly 37 months old and has 43000 miles. His true cost was about $40,000. It's now worth $15,500 according to Edmunds and KBB trade-in value on a new STS or DTS. My friend is a loyal Cadillac owner in his late 50s....their perfect customer. I don't blame him, however, for being outraged at the horrendous depreciation. He wants a new one, but I am pointing out that Lexus etc doesn't evaporate value like this. What's going on here? Is there some hidden GM program to keep their loyal customers
  • Do not attempt to trade it in, they will screw you to the wall. He needs to check Kelley Blue Book value and sell it to an individual for the retail value. I had a 98 SLS with 81,000 miles and had it serviced at the local Cadillac dealer since new and had all the records. Upon trying to trade it in on 2006 DTS they offered me $4,500, whereupon I informed them Cadillac's must have a lousy resale value, then they offered $5,500. I was so mad, the first person I found wanting a used car I offered it at $6,500. They bought it immediately. I should have asked more, Kelley Blue Book list is at around $9,000.
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