• Jan 19, 2008
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If you liked the Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept and feel that your garage is incomplete without one in it, well, you're gonna be able to scratch that itch next year. Inside Line reports that the concept will go into production in mid-2009 as a 2010 model. Expect the same general shape as the show car, albeit with some detail tweaks to make it production-friendly. The most obvious ones will be the addition of an integrated rear spoiler with a CHMSL and the conversion from the stylized center-outlet exhaust to something more traditional, like the CTS sedan's dual tips. We're betting it'll be deja vu all over again next January in Cobo as the usual suspects reconvene to drive the production CTS coupe (CTC, maybe?) onto the very same stage that welcomed the concept. And General, don't forget to drop in the LSA and do a 2-door V-Series while you're at it.

[Source: Inside Line]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      GM. I'll give you the benefit of a doubt that you won't ruin it as you configure it for production. Please don't disappoint me. Thanks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In my view the CTS Coupe may be a winner if Cadillac can get it's Consumer Reports' quality and reliability ratings out of the cellar.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Also agree. I stopped reading consumer reports a year ago. It is dribble from the average uninformed consumer. Actually, I don't know where they find these people? I know a lot of people driving the CTS and never heard a bad word. I always liked the CTS line and thought they did a remarkable job making it into a 2 door coupe. It is obvious they could have been much lazier on total design and still sold well it if they wanted to. The feedback apparently was so positive that it is going to production.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree. People that slave to reading bird cage liner material (aka Consumer Reports) need to get their heads out of the sand. The General is making some world beater products these days. I'm amazed how far the've come in 5 years (thank you Bob Lutz).
        • 7 Years Ago
        + 1 with MemphisNET

        the big 3 did let alot of people down over the years. but i honestly think that most new designs say 2004 on, are probably rock soild. i remember when the koreans NEEDED the 10 year warrenty, but anymore i think they are holding up just as well as anyone.

        there will always be recalls, there will always be just bad luck, but things are much better this day and age
        • 7 Years Ago
        Most shoppers for this kind of car (and money) are going to lease and keep it for 3-4years tops and trade it in. As long as they have a warranty, most don't care what breaks.

        Having said that, domestic quality isn't worth worrying about anymore IMO.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think something to add is, buy anything you want and just deal with it. Honda's and Toyota's might be fine for those who enjoy getting an oil change from the dealer - but if you're any kind of self-proclaimed enthusiast, you're gonna do your homework, take care of the car in the first place, address recalls as they pop up, and roll with the punches as they land.

        4 previous Dodge's, 4 Chrysler Corp Automatics, all ran flawlessly for well over 400,000km each. Maintanence. Not that hard.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Consumer Reports is nothing more than fish wrap and most people are aware of that by now. As to Cadillac qualilty, it doesn't get any better than recent quality from Cadillac.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is a very good looking ride.

      The major reason that people buy a BMW has less to do with the capability of the car and more to do with compensating for shortcomings in their trousers.

      Hey look at me! I spent $50k + on a vehicle that in reality is only worth somewhere in the high 30's.
        • 7 Years Ago
        2004m3driver

        You just made my point for me. Thanks!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Crunked and Mdriver, BMW 3 series are only worth "$50 k" because there are fools like you guys that pay that much for them. In Europe, a BMW 3 series is the equivalent of a Chevy Cavalier or Nissan Sentra. Do not believe me? Research it!
        • 7 Years Ago
        er Crunked, I guess its hard to be rational with you because you're deeply delusional and more worried about other people's penises and spending habits then you should be.

        I don't even know why I entertain you with a response. Maybe its because I am at work on a saturday, maybe its because you are crazy and I am amazed at how you fail to understand anything. What point did you make? People who buy cars that in YOUR OPINION is not worth it are compensating for something in their trousers? HAH good point! Thats like me saying wow look at that idiot wearing brand name anything if only he knew "in reality" its worth much much less! what a douche! He should only shop at flea markets.

        I hope this clears up some stuff for you Crunked!

        Peace
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah because everyone who buys cars that "aren't worth it in reality" are inadequate pricks.

        Sorry bud, but in reality it is worth 50k. Cause this is reality right? and people drive 3 series right? and how much did they pay for them? Thats right... you get it now?

        Hey! look at me I live in a delusional world where what I think is reality and everyone who has a nicer car than me is compensating for something!!
      BigDog
      • 6 Years Ago
      You've gotta love the fact that GM is putting out a Caddy with attitude. I'm a big fan of Germany's proven performers. And there's no denying the ricegrinders can build a beautiful performance sport sedan.
      But I'm a bigger fan of GM and All American V-8 horsepower. Hopefully this CTS can hold it's own when Car and Driver and Road & Track do there head to head comparo's with the rest of the world.
      New slogan: "Cadillac. We're not just for Blue Hairs anymore".
      • 7 Years Ago
      All Cadillac needs to do now is bring back the Eldorado STS and a Coupe DTS. They would definitely sell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've been looking for a new Cadillac to replace my Eldorado. This will be my next car. I currently drive (or ride) a Ford F250, an Eldorado and a Harley Davidson. BUY AMERICAN.
      • 7 Years Ago
      this looks so much better than the '08 scion concept a few posts down. i know that these are 2 different cars, but i really can't see how some people swoon over that and say that they'll buy that vs. the people hating on the cts coupe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      and to all those 3-series owners

      the looks on this CTS coupe are way better than the BMW,

      this car has me thinking the G37 is way too soft in the front end. The G37 rear end on the other had is just awesome.

      coming from a G35 owner
      • 7 Years Ago
      That looks good! Bold, angular, muscular styling, much better than the stylish but bland 3 series imho
      • 7 Years Ago
      I own a 3-series, and can honestly say I don't think that looks too bad. It looks like an Americanized G35 or Accord IMO. Either way, I'd take the BMW first.
      • 7 Years Ago
      mid 09 is just a bit too late
      by then the 335i will get a refresh and even the G37 might get a treatment

      they need to pull this forward to late 08, it's not as if they need to prove engine reliability or anything, the CTS sedan alredy did that

      they can bring the 2.9L diesel after one year or so
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really like what they done with this. CTS looks OK with the exception of the rear... that ass is just butt ugly (pun intended). All that changes with CTC.

      WOW! Finally all those sharp lines come together beautifully. Stunning!

      As for the V -version, I think thats pretty much a non brainer. Nice job GM.
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