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Traded 2003 DHS for 2006 DTS Luxury II


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Did the deed a couple of days ago. Could have had the Luxury III but didn't spend the difference. Had black with gray interior got black with shale interior. Lots of control differences to learn. Differences are real to me but my spouse said " why didn't you just give what you had a good wash and great wax job?" Well I like the different design and it's a done deal. I'll post a picture when I have time take care all

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Congratulations on the new purchase! Pictures yes, please.

I'll have to look up the Lux II vs Lux III packages; I am not familiar with the DTS option packages.

The primary year to year DTS differences are listed at http://www.caddyinfo.com/dtsyearbyyear.html for reference.

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Nice. The 00-05 DeVille design has finally grown on me, but I really do like the 06 refresh real well. I think my absolute favorite DeVille series is the 97-99 run.

Can't wait to see pics of the new DTS. Everytime I see a new'n on the road, it's such a head-turner.

Jason(2001 STS, White Diamond)

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Here are the option groups on the 06 DTS:

Luxury I Standard Starting at $41,990* (1SB)

4.6L Northstar V8

All-speed traction control, 4-wheel disc brakes, speed-sensitive Magnasteer steering

Solar sensing climate control, CD/MP3 player, power seating and more

Luxury II Starting at $44,490* (1SC)

Includes Standard items plus:

XM Satellite Radio, memory package for two drivers, Heated steering wheel with genuine wood trim

StabiliTrak with brake assist, Ultrasonic front and rear parking assist and more

Luxury III Starting at $48,490* (1SD)

Includes Luxury II items plus:

Wood, heated, leather steering wheel with power tilt and memory capability

Bose® premium sound system, 6 disc in-dash CD changer, and more

Performance Starting at $50,490* (1SE)

Includes Luxury III items plus:

4.6L Northstar V8 NHP, Hydra-Matic 4-speed transmission, and Magnetic Ride Control

9-spoke, 18-in machined aluminum wheels with H-rated all-season tires and more

The performance choice adds:

L37 Engine, Northstar 4.6L DOHC V8 (292 hp [218 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 288 lb-ft of torque [390 N-m] @ 4500 rpm}

F55 Magnetic Ride Control

Performance Algorithm Shifting

FE3 Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Performance

QJE Tires, P245/50R18 H-rated, all-season, blackwall

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Testing a video link post:

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<span class="headline">2006 Cadillac DTS Unveiled</span><br>

<span class="subheadline">at the Chicago Auto Show in 2005</span><br>

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Click to watch the video</a>

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Here are the option groups on the 06 DTS:

Luxury I Standard Starting at $41,990* (1SB)

4.6L Northstar V8

All-speed traction control, 4-wheel disc brakes, speed-sensitive Magnasteer steering

Solar sensing climate control, CD/MP3 player, power seating and more

Luxury II Starting at $44,490* (1SC)

Includes Standard items plus:

XM Satellite Radio, memory package for two drivers, Heated steering wheel with genuine wood trim

StabiliTrak with brake assist, Ultrasonic front and rear parking assist and more

Luxury III Starting at $48,490* (1SD)

Includes Luxury II items plus:

Wood, heated, leather steering wheel with power tilt and memory capability

Bose® premium sound system, 6 disc in-dash CD changer, and more

Performance Starting at $50,490* (1SE)

Includes Luxury III items plus:

4.6L Northstar V8 NHP, Hydra-Matic 4-speed transmission, and Magnetic Ride Control

9-spoke, 18-in machined aluminum wheels with H-rated all-season tires and more

This annoys me to no end! I know you didn't post all of the small details, but when I visited my local dealer, I determined from their literature that I had to go to Luxury III or Performance to get Rainsense Wipers. This is a feature on my '99 STS that I would really like to have on my next purchase. I think it is a tremendous safety feature and was surprised to learn that it hadn't been made standard on ALL Deville models for 2006. Are things THAT tough at GM? Can an individual item such as Rainsense be added to the "lesser" models?

Never underestimate the amount of a persons greed.

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Yes, it appears that on the 2006 Model, or 2007 Model DTS, CE1 Wipers, intermittent, front, structureless, RainSense, Generation II are only available on the 1SD Lux III or 1SE Performance editions. They are listed in the Equipment Group packages but not on the individual options.

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Yes, it appears that on the 2006 Model, or 2007 Model DTS, CE1 Wipers, intermittent, front, structureless, RainSense, Generation II are only available on the 1SD Lux III or 1SE Performance editions. They are listed in the Equipment Group packages but not on the individual options.

I got the middle model DTS Luxury II which Listed for $3,000 less than the Luxury III. In 03 when I got my DHS, it was the middle model and had some features I don't have this time :( because I wasn't willing to pay ($3,000 list) about $2,400 more for them.

I did add the bench seat $250 list option. The main things I gave up were the Intermittent Rain Sense Wipers, Bose Stereo System and the power tilt memory steering wheel, and the chrome wheels which were on my last car, which I loved but wasn't willing to pay for. If I trade evey 3 years didnt seem to be worth $800 per year (assumes I don't recover any of it), probably would rcover something for sure on wheels not sure on other items.

Luxury II Starting at $44,490*

Includes Standard items plus:

XM Satellite Radio, memory package for two drivers, Heated steering wheel with genuine wood trim

StabiliTrak with brake assist, Ultrasonic front and rear parking assist and more

Luxury III Starting at $48,490*

Includes Luxury II items plus:

Wood, heated, leather steering wheel with power tilt and memory capability

Bose® premium sound system, 6 disc in-dash CD changer, and more

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Whew! Excellent video! I didn't know GMTV was on the internet!

Jason(2001 STS, White Diamond)

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Yes, it appears that on the 2006 Model, or 2007 Model DTS, CE1 Wipers, intermittent, front, structureless, RainSense, Generation II are only available on the 1SD Lux III or 1SE Performance editions. They are listed in the Equipment Group packages but not on the individual options.

I got the middle model DTS Luxury II which Listed for $3,000 less than the Luxury III. In 03 when I got my DHS, it was the middle model and had some features I don't have this time :( because I wasn't willing to pay ($3,000 list) about $2,400 more for them.

I did add the bench seat $250 list option. The main things I gave up were the Intermittent Rain Sense Wipers, Bose Stereo System and the power tilt memory steering wheel, and the chrome wheels which were on my last car, which I loved but wasn't willing to pay for. If I trade evey 3 years didnt seem to be worth $800 per year (assumes I don't recover any of it), probably would rcover something for sure on wheels not sure on other items.

Luxury II Starting at $44,490*

Includes Standard items plus:

XM Satellite Radio, memory package for two drivers, Heated steering wheel with genuine wood trim

StabiliTrak with brake assist, Ultrasonic front and rear parking assist and more

Luxury III Starting at $48,490*

Includes Luxury II items plus:

Wood, heated, leather steering wheel with power tilt and memory capability

Bose® premium sound system, 6 disc in-dash CD changer, and more

On all DTS they went from Michelin Tires to Continental.. I had 43,700 miles on my Michelins and they looked new because i rotate every other oil change. I'm wondering how the cheaper Continentals will do? I think they're softer. Treadware number is bigger but probably meaningless.

Sorry if I'm rambling.

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I think they moved to Continental tires on a number of new Cadillac models (not just DTS). I'm sure they saved a coupla bucks. Oh well. You always have the option of mounting quality tires when the originals wear out. ;)

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