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Will Cadillac ever regain its prestige?

GasBuddy Blog -- Remember when Cadillacs used to make you say "Wow!"? ...When you could spot a Cadillac anywhere because they were so singularly distinctive?

That was before American luxury car makers started designing cars that mimicked European design, and before European and American luxury cars all started merging into all too safe, and too similar vehicle shapes, sizes and colors. Take the nameplates off these cars and you couldn't tell one from another.

Now, GM is refocusing its efforts on Cadillac, with the hope of reviving its signature luxury brand. They're introducing 10 all-new, or redesigned Cadillacs within the next three years, including a revamped CTS that is currently being built in Lansing.

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swenglar
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 10:25:00 PM

Sweet... I became a man in the back seat of a caddy.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:25:35 PM

frankly, does anyone really care if Caddy gets the prestige back?
fastrite
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 8:26:06 AM

There isn't a car manufacturer out there that hasn't reduced quality as a means to manage cost. That being said, Cadillac produces vehicles that challenge other manufacturers' vehicles domestic and abroad.
garywa01
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 8:23:05 AM

time will tell
pax4pax
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:04:00 PM

If it's based on the Volt, it's a loser.

Ford is doing well all around, but, all US makers use lesser quality parts and their finishing is not as good as European or Asian cars.
lile07
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 3:44:42 PM

Cadillac still sucks rather buy a chevy
ACES11HIGH
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 1:44:22 AM

Not that prestigious anymore...
honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 10:13:35 PM

Caddy never impressed me.
bluebird1
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 7:05:19 PM

How many times around is this???? Answer...not likely as it was prestige only because BMW & Mercedes were almost unknown here back then.
TustinDad
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 7:04:14 PM

DeeLA wrote: "This is the third day I have commented on this article."

But it gets you points every day so stop complaining.
DeeLA
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 4:49:46 PM

This is the third day I have commented on this article.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 4:14:02 PM

Old post.
jimedB
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:56:26 PM

Either I am loosing my mind or this is the fourth time I have seen this story here. My bet is on Cadillac following Pontiac and Oldsmobile. GMs quality control and leadership are both going down so fast they may never rise again without a major shake up.
V8power
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:32:25 PM

Again.
rxman1
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:30:20 PM

At least the third day on this
arnerator
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:29:02 PM

This is an old repeat article about an overpriced car.
clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:28:28 PM

ever is a long time but I highly doubt they will return to prominence
snell snail
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:28:12 PM

...no...no...no...(keep repeating....)......
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:28:07 PM

In your dreams.
Number43
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:23:43 PM

never
TAT36
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:23:41 PM

Not if it takes days in a row to remind us how great they once were.
Number43
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:23:15 PM

old news.....get rid of it.
ShabbyPA
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:22:57 PM

who cares about GM
rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:22:27 PM

check out the Cadillac ELR an electric vehicle with great looks.

http://www.cadillac.com/elr-electric-car.html
CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:21:58 PM

GM = Dead man walking

no more money , ........for anybody ......we are in debt people , what about that do you people not understand

within the next few years GM will need even more money .....Let them die , let the parasite union bosses give up there own money to keep them going
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:21:13 PM

No
BWJM
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:20:47 PM

ok
jb107
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:20:27 PM

This is the third day. Aren't there any new articles.
Iowapack
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:19:33 PM

I'm pictured here with my 2011 CTS-V Sport Wagon. It will perform as well or better than the legendary BMW M5 for $29,000 less. It carries a full 48 month bumper to bumper warranty and 60 month drive train warranty, no questions asked, even if you race it. It is also provided with full maintenance for 48 months. After 18 months an 22,000 miles, it has needed only oil changes, tire rotation, TPMS reprogramming, alignment and tail light replacement. No appointment needed, just drive it in, timely service provided, no charge. I've never owned a Cadillac before. Now I wonder if I'll ever own anything else.

regasaz
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:18:33 PM

Come now....... this is the third consecutive day for this article. Cadillac will regain its prestige about the same time that GM Corporation regains theirs, following the loan payback.
JimL1
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:17:35 PM

With what an SUV to compete with Chevrolet? Maybe they could try to Cadillac tank and sell it to Aripaio.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:16:55 PM

Repeat
ratones1
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:14:42 PM

OF COURSE...
Ringmaster2008
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:12:03 PM

OK
mikesr100
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:11:28 PM

No, Obummer will see to that!
hcivic
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:10:53 PM

maybe be # 1 among the US makers
RAC110
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:10:33 PM

the glory days are gone for this car
Hugo40
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:06:24 PM

Get the hook out, old news.
tc316
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:06:21 PM

Saturday's news
Toppers
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:05:04 PM

Like 'em-looks like they're serious about coming back!
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:04:13 PM

No
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:04:06 PM

old news, but Yes they will.
alaskan101
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:03:55 PM

good
hibsaw
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:00:41 PM

Nice cars, but not in my budget.
HEBster
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:57:33 AM

Lookin' better
fahadsami
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:57:15 AM

good
MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:57:10 AM

Who cares?
midnightsdc
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:57:01 AM

Too many models....
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:55:01 AM

probably not!
cheap2010skate
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:54:18 AM

Meh...never wanted a cadillac.
Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:51:59 AM

I've always noticed that GM's car lines all mirror each other, particularly in the SUV / crossover category.

Why not just make one car and sell it across the board under the GMC brand instead of using the same design in Chevy, Cadillac, GMC, and Buick?
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