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Old 05-31-2019, 01:47 AM
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The halogen headlamps really sell it.
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That stupid fake window continues to mar what is otherwise a very nice-looking car.
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The halogen headlamps really sell it.
...they’re LEDs

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...they’re LEDs

Ah, I stand corrected.

They managed to make them look cheap. The housing looks halogen.
Should have gone with HIDs. The CT4's assembly looks better imo.
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https://www.autoblog.com/2019/07/17/...cing-revealed/

I'm pleasantly surprised by their pricing strategy. A good move. I'm liking the looks of the CT5 the more I see it..and at $38K starting - for something that looks good and likely will have pretty great handling, this is a win.
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It needed to come way down in price and that leaves the CT6 which is now too much of a jump ($20K). Had they gone with names, repositioning the CT6 would be easy.
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It needed to come way down in price and that leaves the CT6 which is now too much of a jump ($20K). Had they gone with names, repositioning the CT6 would be easy.
Well the CT6 is (unfortunately) going away pretty so the price gap doesn’t really matter too much. Agreed that an actual name would have been better. I’ve been thinking about it though and I don’t know what heritage names
Cadillac has that don’t sound old-fashioned - Seville, De Ville etc just seem hokey now. I guess they could go with their concept naming scheme, Elmiraj or Converj or something like that.

I like the pricing though. This is how the previous-gen CTS should have been positioned in the first place. It’s too bad they only figured it out after the market started moving so heavily against sedans though.
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I'm pleasantly surprised by their pricing strategy. A good move. I'm liking the looks of the CT5 the more I see it..and at $38K starting - for something that looks good and likely will have pretty great handling, this is a win.
+1 for almost all of this. I still don't love the way it looks in pics, but, for $5k less than it's competitors, I can overlook that.

My own criticism is that I think they need to offer a touch more equipment on the base. Yes, the BMWs and MBs start at a higher MSRP, but almost no one pays that. The actual transaction cost differential may be far less than implied by MSRP, and Cadillac will have to offer something more to close the deal.

I'm VERY interested to see what the base CT4 costs b/c, given the CT5 pricing, it really could well start in the low $30k (!!!) range.
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...I’ve been thinking about it though and I don’t know what heritage names
Cadillac has that don’t sound old-fashioned - Seville....
I think there is still mileage in Seville. It would be easy to do "El" names by nonsense or by playing with Spanish nouns as in the past

examples::
Elmiraj
Eldorado (heritage)

noun derived:
el mago --> Elmago
el encanto --> Elencanto
el trueno --> Eltrueno
el camino --> Elcamino (hehe)

PS: I love the name Escala.

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PS: I love the name Escala.
I think "Escala" is a great name, too.

Unrelated to naming: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...lac-ct5-price/

Why they offering a 335hp *and* a 355 hp engine??? Will anyone care about those 20 horses?
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