Cadillac XTS Tied As Fastest Selling Car In U.S. Market For May 20128
By the calculations of Edmunds.com, the average 2013 Cadillac XTS sits on the dealer lot for no more than seven days before it is sold — over seven times quicker than the industry average of 55 days. That rate places the XTS as the fastest selling vehicle in the United States, tied with the Subaru BRZ, and just ahead of it’s Toyota twin, the Scion FR-S.
For June, the XTS sold only 753 units. Even with a free iPad thrown in the deal. But this is mostly due to the fact that the big new Caddy is freshly launching, and we can expect both production and sales to pick up as the months go on.
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Just saw this car at the dealer on the weekend. Was much smaller than I thought it would be. Compared to the DTS, it looks like a mid-sizer. It was next to a CTS and it’s maybe 10″ longer. But from first impressions, it looks even smaller than the Lacrosse.
I’m 6’4″ and rode in the back seat of an XTS last week and can tell you it is VERY comfortable back there regardless of what the outside looks like.
Not available in Canada (neither is the BRZ) and Canadian dealers can’t tell us when they might be ! And then we will pay 30% more than in the ‘States even for the ones which are made here ! And no one can tell us why ! For 20 years we were told it was because of the exchange rate…well they have been essentially the same since 2005 when I got my ’05 C6 but we are still being hosed by someone !
And Americans think they have it tough !
What are you talking about? I live in Ontario and just looked at a XTS last weekend at the Caddy dealership in St. Catharines. Sticker price was 56K.
Part of the problem M. is that Ontarians and sometime Quebecers get things waay earlier that the rest of us do and maybe won’t ever get ! You also pay about 10% less than we do ! In the USA that’s not how it works – GM (for example), all Canadian auto manufacturers do it, releases new models all over the ‘States at the same time : Hole in the Wall, Arizona, may not have them then but they KNOW about them ! In Canada , Ontario gets a new car and in the Maritimes the dealers don’t even know about it , so WE don’t know about it ! And in Ontario, since they have it, they assume everybody else has it ! Some of us are able thru dealers like Wilson-Niblet are able to find out about models that are in the news like the ATS BUT then to get it we have to go to Ontario to get it and risk that having warranty work done won’t be a hassel at local dealers ! So, don’t assume that Ontario is like the rest of the county ! And while your at it : what do you pay for a new Camaro that’s made in Ontario, ever wonder why you pay more for that Camaro than somebody in say… Hawaii ?
O.k but what you said is that it’s not available in Canada. It’s too bad that’s it’s that hard to find one in your parts, but the car will be available to the rest of us. And it’s not that it’s not available to you, just that the dealers in your territory don’t stock them. The fact is, if a car is sold by GM Canada then you can go to any GM dealership and order one. Just like a Camaro (built in the same Oshawa plant) is available. I’ve even done searches when looking for a car, and the dealer has found what I wanted out in New Brunswick, and told me I could get that car. If they say they can’t then they don’t know what they’re doing.
Yes it sucks that cars cost more that are built here, but so are everyone elses. In some cases there is barely any difference but once you pass about 30K, the price difference seems to spread pretty quick.
If you mean …”by the rest of us”, you mean Ontario then , that’s true. My point was that Ont. particularly southern Ontario has the largest concentration of market and tend to get new cars on spec. However for the rest of us (Atlantic Canada) that’s not the case, in Ontario the market works more like it does in the USA – except for that nice $$ premium we pay for what ?
I bought a new HHR “SS” turbo in 2008 and ordered same…my dealer brought in an automatic from either Ontario or Quebec, I don’t remember, but it was not what I ordered…getting that involved waiting another 5 -6 months and paying $3.5K more than “Upper Canadians” do and $8K more than they do in Bangor Maine, 2 hours away. It was even worse for our C6 ! It is not fair, especially as nobody in our so-called government can or will explain it. You may not mind being ripped off but in the Maritimes we get kind of tired paying for other Canadians to reap the benefits merely because of geography !