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piokor
01-23-2005, 12:36 AM
<I>The Cadillac DTS limousine that George W. Bush will be riding in during the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Thursday will generate lots of publicity for the brand, but only a suggestion of what the production vehicle will be like. <p>Cadillac fans will have to wait a couple more weeks to see the production DTS and several months to buy one, but the inaugural limousine has similar design cues in the front and rear ends, grille, head and tail lamps. <p>The security and communications systems equipped in the car make it considerably longer, wider and taller than the production model. For security reasons, however, the U.S. Secret Service won't allow Cadillac to give any specifics.<p>Nevertheless, GM chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner says "General Motors and Cadillac are proud to write this latest chapter in American automotive history with the introduction of the DTS presidential limousine. We are pleased that our historic relationship with the U.S. government and chief executive office has continued through the years."<p>DTS will be the replacement for the Deville later this year, and it's been the subject of much speculation in automotive circles as the adventurous new look and attitude of Cadillac isn't seen to be an obvious fit with the classic Deville buyer. <p>Roughly speaking, the new Cadillac as exemplified by the STS sports sedan and the XLR roadster are international cars and the Deville appeals to traditional North American Cadillac buyers. Though the DTS will have the major styling cues of the brand, it's not clear yet how much more alike it will be CTS, STS and the rest.<p>The president's limousine is handcrafted, has a jet-black clearcoat finish and sits six comfortably. There is an executive package in the rear that features a concealed, foldaway desktop and all the seats have adjustable reclining features and adaptive seat system that adjusts cushions. The rear seat passengers also have their own sound system with 10-disc changer.<p>An embroidered presidential seal is positioned in the center of the rear seat back panel, as well as on each rear door trim panel. Presidential seals are also affixed to the exterior rear doors. The U.S. flag is placed on the right front fender, and the presidential standard is located on the left front fender when the president travels in the vehicle. Flush-mounted High Intensity Discharged (HID) spotlights illuminate the flags at night.<p>Teddy Roosevelt was the first president to ride in car, a Columbia Electric Victoria in 1902 and was the first president to own a car as well.<p>GM is keeping quiet about the 2006 DTS until the vehicle premiers at the Chicago auto show on February 9, at which time we'll provide full coverage. <br></I> <p><A HREF="http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/news,view.spy?artid=34707&pg=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto123.com/en/info...&pg=1</A><p> <IMG SRC="http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/34707/01.jpg" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/34707/02.jpg" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/34707/03.jpg" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/34707/04.jpg" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/34707/05.jpg" BORDER="0">

taskbearer
01-23-2005, 05:01 PM
The oversized grille is hideous, and the rear lights look like spyshot stickers. Definitrly not one of my favorite designs. STS turned out much better than this.

KebabGud
01-23-2005, 05:34 PM
looks ... american .. i mean like an american (sorry) looks fat.. (sorry)<br>i know its got heavy armor but the roof is tearrable

Orestes
01-24-2005, 12:54 AM
The front of the car is insanely ugly <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> ....cadillac needs a new designer.....

Santeno
01-25-2005, 09:13 AM
Sadly presidential Limousines seem to emphasize security over styling. While I'm sure It's an impressive vehicle, If I were a head of state, I would rather ride in an armored S-class (or maybach if they make it). Isn't DCX a german-american company these days? It would still be patriotic to ride in one of their cars right?

Naga Royal Guard
01-25-2005, 12:13 PM
you thinkin about running for president? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Charger
01-25-2005, 03:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you thinkin about running for president? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br>anything would be better than what we have now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

nismo
01-25-2005, 09:49 PM
...definately <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Porsche Cayman
01-26-2005, 01:01 AM
even a <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

Flagship
01-26-2005, 03:48 PM
or a <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">

Banker
01-27-2005, 09:09 AM
DCX is a german company. I can not see our president riding in a German manufactured sedan. Even though we liberated them 60 years ago, they don't like us... why would the leader of the free world buy one of their cars to ride around it?

JBlair
01-27-2005, 09:18 AM
why didn't they use the new STS? It looks better and is almost as big as the DTS.

Naga Royal Guard
01-27-2005, 12:03 PM
thats a good point, but id bet they have been developing this armored DTS for quite a while and completed it once GM finalized the styling updates for the car <p>back on topic, Santeno for president

knicks125
01-27-2005, 12:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Santeno for president</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
01-27-2005, 12:29 PM
Thanks for you support everyone. If elected, my first order of business will be top spread democracy everywhere. My second order of business will be to spread the gospel of real american beer (not budwiser, but the good stuff like Milwakee's Best); the moral necessity of Huntin' an' Fishin'; and spreading the joy iof Wal-Mart to all corners of the earth!

Naga Royal Guard
01-27-2005, 12:46 PM
dont forget that you will drive a maybach to work every morning instead of an F350 lol

knicks125
01-27-2005, 12:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">dont forget that you will drive a maybach to work every morning instead of an F350 lol</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Santeno will be riding in the Maybach, he doesn't need to drive it himself (unless he wants to) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
01-27-2005, 12:56 PM
he would try to drive an RX-7 or MGB to work, but the force tells me that the Secret Service wouldnt let him. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
01-27-2005, 01:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">he would try to drive an RX-7 or MGB to work, but the force tells me that the Secret Service wouldnt let him. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>probably for the best... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
01-27-2005, 01:26 PM
I will comission a saturn made limousine (because of the trick door and the yearly hoe-downs in tennessee) and put a sticker on it that says, "My country might not be the smartest, but I'm sure it can kick your ass"; and another that says "All parts falling off this vehicle are of the finest American plastic".

Naga Royal Guard
01-27-2005, 05:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I will comission a saturn made limousine (because of the trick door and the yearly hoe-downs in tennessee) and put a sticker on it that says, "My country might not be the smartest, but I'm sure it can kick your ass"; and another that says "All parts falling off this vehicle are of the finest American plastic".</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> France will love us once again!!! <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Hail President Santeno! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2
02-02-2005, 07:48 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>piokor06</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br><A HREF="http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/news,view.spy?artid=34707&pg=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto123.com/en/info...&pg=1</A><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/34707/04.jpg" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Looks similar to the chop I made back in August 2004... and I thought it looked weird. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>link:http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=photoshop&action=display&num=1091669723<br><IMG SRC="http://img61.exs.cx/img61/3565/2006cadillacdts9yj.jpg" BORDER="0">