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2008 CADILLAC CTS OFFERS MODERATE PRICING

2008 CADILLAC CTS OFFERS MODERATE PRICING

Los Angeles Convention Center

Base price for the CTS with the 263 horse engine is $32,245; for the higher-output version of the same engine, pumping out a respectable 304 horsepower, pricing begins at $34,545. That's $2,300 for 41 horses. Is the extra power worth that much cash? Each buyer will at least have that choice. Listen, if you really, really, really need, say, 400 horsepower, Caddy has you covered. Just check-off the "CTS-V" on the order sheet. It comes with a 6.0 liter V8 engine, and, yes, 400 horses and other bits and pieces to handle the extra power. In comparing pricing on this CTS4 (which has all-wheel drive; that's what the '4' means) to similarly-powerful and -equipped autos, from this country or not ... this Caddy might seem a bargain to many car-buyers. Even given all its immense problems, if and when General Motors finally gets all their various divisions (and executives) on the right road towards the future, this company could dominate automotive markets as it did in the last century. What we saw at this 2007 LA Auto Show made us, as corny as it might sound to some, 'proud' of what GM was putting out on the car show floor. GM's profits (however large or small) still stay in the US.

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