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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    You seem to be stuck in the past here

    Cadillac STS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The CTS was the first Caddy built on the Sigma platform which was then used for the STS redesign and the first gen SRX
    What part of the STS was the Seville don't you understand?

    Need a picture?



    See the Seville? See the timline? See the STS? I rest my case.

    The DTS is front wheel drive and a derivative of a platform first introduced in 1980. It is the Caddy for the gezzers
    Whatever makes you feel better about your toy car you go for it. The DTS is the bigger badder and more expensive car than the CTS for a good reason. Its just plain better.

    And when you get older, here is the equivalent car for CTS owners



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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    I'm waiting for the hydraulic hybrid to hit the market.

    More Efficient than a Prius


    Hydraulic hybrids caught the attention of the Environmental Protection Agency, because the system promises 25 – 45 percent improvements in fuel economy and emissions. The E.P.A. is working with Eaton Corporation to install hybrid hydraulics in a number of United Parcel Service trucks. Eaton and Peterbilt have also announced joint development of garbage trucks. While delivery trucks, and other vehicles which make frequent quick stops, could experience the greatest benefits from this technology, it’s possible that hydraulic hybrid technology could be applied to passenger vehicles one day.

    Jim O’Brien, of Hybrid-Drive Systems, LLC, in Deerfield Michigan, has moved the technology one step closer to reality by converting a 1968 Volkswagen Beetle to a hydraulic hybrid. “We are not aware of anything else like it,” O’Brien said. “This new powertrain is more efficient than electric hybrid powertains being used in such cars as Toyota Prius and Ford Escape.”
    The original claim was a Ford F150 that was as fuel efficient as a Toyota Prius, despite being a lot heavier vehicle. I'm not sure how realistic that is, but a 4x4 pickup that gets 50 mpg and doesn't have a battery to wear out would definitely get my attention.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    I was initially interested in the volt when they were supposed to come out with the thing over a year ago. It is a nice step in the right direction but Ford and Toyota are clearly king in efficiency and bang for buck all around and I just don't have faith that GM will be able to compete with either one.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    What part of the STS was the Seville don't you understand?

    Need a picture?



    See the Seville? See the timline? See the STS? I rest my case.
    Yes the STS used to be called the Seville, the Seville used to be a front wheel drive car as well. Then GM changed the design and based it on the CTS platform. It is NOW a derivative of the CTS.


    Whatever makes you feel better about your toy car you go for it. The DTS is the bigger badder and more expensive car than the CTS for a good reason. Its just plain better.

    And when you get older, here is the equivalent car for CTS owners



    Honk your little horn for me.
    The DTS is a car for the elderly. It is the modern American luxo barge that no one who likes driving buys.

    Just so you CTS V is more expensive then the DTS as well

    As for the car DTS drivers will be riding this is it



    Now as for what car I would want to be in. A car for the dieing, or a car that can do 0-60 in less then 5 sec's and carry 5 people in comfort
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Yes the STS used to be called the Seville, the Seville used to be a front wheel drive car as well. Then GM changed the design and based it on the CTS platform. It is NOW a derivative of the CTS.
    LOL Thats the equivilant of claiming the Honda Accord is the derivivative of the Pontiac Tempest because they both have windows.

    The DTS is a car for the elderly. It is the modern American luxo barge that no one who likes driving buys.
    Thats why they cost more and are bigger. Because no one likes driving them. Well done.

    Just so you CTS V is more expensive then the DTS as well
    Wrong again

    2010 Cadillac CTS-V Pricing and Information

    Cadillac DTS Vehicle Details - Edmunds.com

    As for the car DTS drivers will be riding this is it

    Now as for what car I would want to be in. A car for the dieing, or a car that can do 0-60 in less then 5 sec's and carry 5 people in comfort
    Thats because only midgets could fit in your car.

    Now if Mini-Me needs a car to run his casket around in, I'm sure you could accommodate him



    And Cadillac Hursts actually have already been immortalized



    But don't give up. Perhaps someone will remake the Wizard of Oz and the munchins in Munchin Land will need a car.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    LOL Thats the equivilant of claiming the Honda Accord is the derivivative of the Pontiac Tempest because they both have windows.
    Do you have any idea of how cars are engineered and designed?

    GM has stated the CTS uses the Sigma platform, it has stated the STS uses the Sigma platform. The CTS used the platform first, the STS uses a modified sigma platform

    Wrong again

    2010 Cadillac CTS-V Pricing and Information

    Cadillac DTS Vehicle Details - Edmunds.com
    So you think comparing the most expensive DTS to the cheapest CTS V you can find is an honest comparison?

    Here is a price for a top version of the CTS-V

    2010 Cadillac CTS-V Vehicle Details - Edmunds.com

    $69,545 for the CTS-V tops the price for the DTS that you linked to at $61,790

    Now as for the DTS

    I can see someone who is 80 wanting one for the sheer lack of excitment it provides or someone who is 400 lb or so for the sheer space it provides. But someone with a pulse would prefer the CTS-V
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Dude you can't argue with the Ecto-1.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    This thread is not about Cadillac! Make your own thread if you want to argue about caddys.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You don't need a plug-in station at your work. The gasoline engine that kicks in gives the car a total range of 400 miles. When the gasoline engine kicks in, GMC claims the mileage is around 50 MPG.

    Well, my, my, my....Still burning fossil fuel? Oh so green..... Lets see, the Volt is costing $41,000. that is out of range for most working stiffs. Now factor in the $7,000. tax credit, but subtract the $2500. you'll pay to have the electric plug in installed in your garage, and keep in mind that that 40 mile range is only if you don't use the AC, or play the radio. At the size of a Focus, which my daughter has, and gets overall 33 mpg with, and she only paid $16,000 for, it would take around 40 years for the Volt to make up that disparity in pricing.....

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Dude you can't argue with the Ecto-1.

    Good one....It got around 7mpg...No?


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