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2013 Cadillac XTS 3.6L V6 FWD User Reviews
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XTS is the perfect luxury family sedan for those who want to drive American!By Stewart Robinson, Mar 24, 2013This is my ride and I love it, cancelled a pre-order of a loaded MKZ Hybrid and the XTS is 10 times better, even though I spend three times as much on gas and the lease payment is at least $150 more, I just could not fit my kids in the cramped MKZ. I got the AWD Luxury, probably should have gone with Premium, but you have to draw the line somewhere on the price. I have had VWs and they are fine cars, but I am not buying German (strangely, the remote key is "Made in Germany"). Handles great (for me a 58 year old family man who drives my tow young boys to school and myself to work in NYC traffic jams). CUE is so so to me, I dont get excited about car technology, even though I am a bit of a computer geek. I am getting used to CUE though, and I expect I will learn it thoroughly by the time my lease is finished. Rides really well, although I expected a little softer on sharp bumps, still it takes the pain out of NYC car commuting and actually makes it enjoyable for me, I even look forward to driving, even in a traffic jam. Okay, so its front drive bias. One video reviewer on another website said the XTS SCREAMS front-wheel-drive and it took me a while to get it, but he is really referring to the humpback downward sloping short hood inherent to transverse engine placement. Had Caddy placed the engine longitudinally, there could have been a longer more stylish hood, without the FWD look, but that may have reduced interior room and forced the bean counters to up the price a few thousand. Now that I get it, I look at the vehicle a little differently, but still love almost everything about it. It is much smoother shifting in manual mode than automatic drive, but that firms up the suspension which is sometimes harsh on NYC poad ruts, still quite a bit of fun, to me. One regret is not getting the driver awareness package, which is probably quite useful as there are several large blind spots. The navigation is so-so, but the real-time XM traffic that drives it really helped me to get home considerably faster several times. I dont always obey the directions because it sends me places that I am usually not i the mood to drive through, but it does work. I am no speed demon, so the power is not lacking to me. I don't relish V-8 power, so the V-6 is perfectly adequate and I not thrilled about lower gas mileage or a gas guzzler tax that you need to pay with the Chrysler 300 V-8. We had no real winter weather since I got the car in February, so I cannot tell you how well the AWD is in snow and I have no frame of reference to compare it to the FWD. However, it feels confident and secure and I am pleased with my choice. I could just as well leave the car home in the snow and take public transport, but bypassing the AWD to me felt like buying half a car, kind of crippled in a way.It is surprisingly nimble for such a large car and I have no trouble in tight spaces. In fact, my Manhattan parking attendant says he really likes the tight turning radius, he finds it much more maneuverable than other large cars. The XTS is very roomy both in front and the rear. The trunk is huge but hard to reach the entire storage. I got the shale interior which is really nice looking, but Caddy made the mistake of using light colors on the lower parts of the interior and carpeting, which soils easily and is not great with dirty little boys. If you don't like black or grey (medium titanium) consider the caramel with black accents. It takes getting used to and is a bit hard to find, the sales manager where I got the car calls the color mustard and it does look a bit like that. However, the lower parts and the carpet is black and that shows little dirt. So I am not a real car connoisseur and this is my first real luxury car. I don't care for Benz or BMW, maybe a large Jaguar, but the price is way higher than the Caddy. I don't think that anyone aspiring to with reach luxo wheels with an affinity for large American cars would be very happy with this vehicle. ...moreQuiet, ride, handling, interior design, exterior shape, fit and finish
Front drive styling, CUE infotainment system, light color lower surfaces, ride on small bumps, visibilityTrim 2013 Cadillac XTS Professional 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
Age Group 55-64
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