2007 Cadillac DTS – Performance Sedan

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by Joe LaMuraglia

2007 Cadillac DTS

Thursday, March 1, 2007 – When offered the opportunity to drive the Cadillac DTS, I thought it would be nice to review a vehicle not normally associated with “the gays”. Yes, choke back that latte, put down your Pradas and hold onto your iPods…..it is true, not all of us drive German luxury convertibles or convertibles for that matter. All you have to do is read the Top 10 Most Researched article to see that while some stereotypes are upheld, the Gaywheels.com user is proving to represent a myriad of “us”. With that in mind, we do our best to review a wide variety of vehicles. Enter the 2007 Cadillac DTS.

To start off, you can hold the jokes about a big, bald Italian guy driving a large Cadillac sedan. No, I didn’t get “promoted” in “‘da family” and the trunk wasn’t the first thing I checked out. (Although, for the record, it is HUGE – at least 2 bodies could fit.) I’ll be putting it through the normal paces; a trip to see my man in Nashville, running around Atlanta and if I’m lucky trips to the gym and back. So far, we’ve made it back and forth to the Chiropractor and I can say I am impressed. I like the looks of this sedan. It has presence and I won’t have trouble finding it in the parking lot at the gym. But then again, I am a non-conformist. It handles a lot smaller than it is and I can already tell that I’m going to love the 292 hp version of the Northstar V8. I leave for my second home in TN tomorrow. Piu’ domani…..

2007 Cadillac DTS

Saturday, March 3, 2007 – The trip to TN was uneventful despite the hellish traffic getting out of Atlanta. The slow going up I75 gave me the opportunity to play with some of the DTS’s goodies. The rear sunshade came in handy in the afternoon sun and the massaging driver’s seat ended up to be more of a gimmick than a relief for back pain. I am a HUGE fan, however, of the heated and cooled seats. They are comfortable and no matter what the temperature outside, you can keep your derrière and lower back happy.

2007 Cadillac DTS

The DTS is equipped with an optional performance suspension with magnetic ride control. Forget everything you ever thought about floaty Cadillacs of the past. This big sedan provides a luxury ride that is taut without being harsh. It came in handy when cruising up the hills on I24. The road is steep and curvy and the DTS handled it without effort. The Northstar V8 offered a nice growl as I motored pass all the 18-wheelers and the suspension was tight as I wove in and out of slower traffic up the mountain. I’d prefer if it were RWD but for a FWD V8 sedan, it performed superbly. There are a few ergonomic issues that I noticed on the drive. The center armrest should slide forward and the seat temperature controls are in an odd place on the door. Otherwise, the DTS proved to be an excellent highway cruiser. My partner and I will run errands here in Nashville this weekend. It will be interesting to see how it performs on more mundane tasks like the fight for parking at Target.

Monday, March 5, 2007 – Wow, I just realized that I had a few horrendous spelling mistakes in my earlier post. I suppose there is a reason I got a “C” in my writing class in college. Oops. Not much new to report on the big Caddy. I’ve noticed quite a few of them here in Nashville and at 39, I am, by FAR, the youngest person behind the wheel. Some people might be turned off by that but I think it is kind of cool to be different. In any event, people are definitely looking at the car….or is it me in the car….not 100% sure. The ride is as smooth as ever. In fact, we took my partner’s FX35 out yesterday and I couldn’t get over how stiff the suspension was. It made me miss my Mac Daddy Caddy. The most entertaining fact thus far is the sound of the turn signal. The DTS’s is loud, I mean really LOUD. Can you say research has shown that the typical DTS driver may be more likely to not hear the blinker and forget to turn it off? To a car geek like me, that is classic design to target! Hilarious.

Sunday, March 10, 2007 – I gave the DTS up the other day and with driving back to GA, year-end taxes and running a business, I simply ran out of time to finish this post. My apologies.
Verdict: While far from perfect, the DTS is a modern interpretation of a classic American sedan. It is big, powerful and very roomy. If you want the ulitmate in luxury and technology, you’ll want to head over to your local Lexus, BMW or Mercedes-Benz dealer. All three will provide their ultimate definition of luxury for $20 – $30,000 more than the Cadillac. Yes, they have more technology, more speeds in their transmissions and some will argue a higher level of prestige but sometimes all that can be overkill. If you want affordable American Luxury and some unique technology like OnStar, head on down to you Caddy dealer and ask to test drive the Mac Daddy DTS.

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2 thoughts on “2007 Cadillac DTS – Performance Sedan

  1. Of course it is a great car, big Cads have always been.
    All of those little Bimmer Queens running around in thei base 325i just so they could ave a bimmer are sooo 1998. Cadillac is the new cool!
    As soon as the hot as hell A4 Avant’s lease is up, my butt will be in sitting in the pinacle of American Cars, a new Caddy!

  2. I always wanted to know about the performance of the car from its owner. Anyone used DTS, tell me your opinion about the car. The feedback which i got about DTS was always negative.

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