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  • Next Obamacare Battle: 'Cadillac Tax'

    04/06/2015 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/6/15 | Jason Devaney
    The Obamacare "Cadillac tax," which will tax businesses for employee health plans that are above a certain level by 40 percent, could be the next big fight in the push to either repeal or change the Affordable Care Act. This particular piece of the Obamacare law will not go into effect until 2018, but it is already causing headaches for businesses as they put together employee benefit plans. Politico has an in-depth story about the "Cadillac tax," which will apply to individual health plans worth more than $10,200 and family plans worth more than $27,500. The current system in place...
  • Obamacare Tax Stalls ‘Cadillac’ Health Plans (Pelosi knew)

    01/11/2015 4:06:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Bloomberg via Insurance Journal ^ | 1/08/15 | Bloomberg Alex Wayne, John Lauerman
    **SNIP** Requiring employees to shoulder more of the cost burden may undermine public support for Obamacare just as Congress, now firmly under Republican control, considers new ways to gut the law. The tax takes effect in 2018, and employers are already laying the groundwork to make sure they don’t have to pay the 40 percent surcharge on health-insurance spending that exceeds $27,500 for a family or $10,200 for an individual. Once envisioned as a tool to slow the nation’s growing health-care tab, the tax has in practice meant higher out-of-pocket health- care costs for workers. “I don’t think there’s any...
  • Cadillac and The Disappearing V-8

    10/24/2014 12:13:24 PM PDT · by all the best · 127 replies
    Eric Peters Autos ^ | Eric Peters
    Mourn with me. Cadillac – Cadillac! – no longer sells a single car powered by a V-8 engine. Or such will be the case in about two months, when 2014 fades to 2015. Come Jan. 1, all new Cadillac cars will be powered by fours or sixes. Some will be turbocharged. But none will larger than 3.6 liters. The last of the V-8 Caddys – the (very) limited production CTS-V sedan/wagon – is being retired. There appears to be a replacement on deck for 2016, but the continued politically viability of V-8 engines within the system (so to speak) is...
  • Now That Electric Cadillac Can't Compete With Tesla, GM Tries Frequent Flyer Miles

    10/07/2014 1:25:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2014 | Mark Modica
    Cadillac sales continue to sputter at General Motors. In fact, the brand is the only make at GM that has seen a year over year sales decline for the period ending in September at a time when the auto industry was booming. Specifically, Cadillac has logged in 127,837 sales for the first nine months of 2014 compared to 133,414 in 2013 for a sales decline of 4.2 percent. GM will now offer frequent flyer miles to help spur sales at the division. The marketing move at GM follows a decision to relocate Cadillac's sales team to New York City....
  • Cadillac Fuels Fury With 'anti-French' Advert at Countries That Take the 'Whole of August Off'

    04/14/2014 12:23:05 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Mail Onlline ^ | April 14, 2014 | Susan Tom;linson
    Full Title:Cadillac fuels Parisian fury with 'anti-French' advert which takes a dig at countries who take the 'whole of August Off' U.S. luxury car maker Cadillac has provoked anger in France with an advert which pokes fun at countries where workers 'stroll home, stop by the cafe... and take the whole of August off'. The commercial features Desperate Housewives actor Neil McDonough as a successful businessman who compares 'hard-working' Americans to their counterparts abroad who in his words 'don't work'. He says: 'Why do we work so hard? For what? For this? For stuff? Other countries don't work, they stroll...
  • Liberals Outraged by Cadillac Ad

    03/06/2014 6:32:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3-6-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen, ladies and gentlemen, the new Cadillac commercial for their new electric car? (interruption) You haven't? It features the actor Neal McDonough. Do you watch Justified? (interruption) Well, Neal McDonough was in Justified two years ago. He's got this baby-shaped head, blue eyes, short, blond hair. He can play the nicest next-door neighbor or the evilest villain you've ever found. He is the actor in this commercial. The left hates this commercial. There are caustic posts on leftist websites, and even mainstream news sites, Huffing and Puffington Post. They're outraged over the Cadillac ad! If you've seen...
  • ABC Frets Over Pro-American Cadillac Ad: 'Arrogant' and 'Xenophobic?'

    03/06/2014 2:37:43 PM PST · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6 Mar 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at Good Morning America on Thursday were sufficiently provoked by a pro-American Cadillac commercial that they devoted a whole segment to wondering if the spot was "arrogant" and "xenophobic." GMA's reporters, who couldn't find any time to cover former IRS head Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth on Capitol Hill, devoted almost three minutes to the "backlash" against the car commercial. The ad features a man strolling around his large house, praising the free enterprise system and the work ethic of Americans: "Other countries, they work. They stroll home. They stop by the café. They take August off. Off!"...
  • 2014 Cadillac ELR: GM's $76K bet: GM commits to plug-in vehicles, but at what price?

    10/16/2013 10:26:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2013 | Robert Duffer
    The Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe will go on sale in January for $75,995, including destination charges. Derived from the 2009 Converj concept car, the ELR will have a driving range of more 300 miles between the dual fuel powertrain of an electric motor and a gas generator. The electric-only range is 35 miles, General Motors says, but once the battery loses power the 1.4-liter gas generator takes over to power the electric motor. If this sounds like the Chevy Volt, the other plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or extended range electric (EREV) produced by GM, it’s because the ELR...
  • Bear Attack in Wexford County (MI)

    08/16/2013 2:50:15 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 44 replies
    9 and 10 news ^ | 8-16-2014
    The 12 year old girl from Haring Township is in stable condition after undergoing surgery after a black bear attack. She suffered deep cuts in her thigh. Just after 9 PM, Abby Wetherell, was heading home from a cabin down a two-track, north of Cadillac, when she saw a black bear. She began to run, hoping to make it to a nearby house. The bear attacked and clawed her. Abby got to her feet and started running when the bear attacked her again. The girl shouted for help. A neighbor heard her and ran to her aid, calling out Abby's...
  • Bloomberg Buries The Lede: Cadillac Puff Piece Can’t Hide...[GM failure]

    TTAC readers looking for a more pro-GM news source may want to check out Bloomberg for their next dose of pro-GM news. A story on Cadillac’s revived fortunes contains all kinds of enthusiastic copy and positive quotes, but still manages to bury the lede way down at the bottom of the story... ...Uh oh. $3,700 just months after their crucial entry-level car was introduced? A nearly tenfold increase in incentive spending in just a few short months? Not good news at all. The incentives do explain why the ATS had a nice bump in sales right around February. It’s unfortunate...
  • Cadillac unveils the Chevy Volt-based ELR plug-in hybrid coupe

    01/16/2013 12:19:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2013
    Someone gave the Chevy Volt a tuxedo, and it fits well. The Cadillac ELR coupe is the luxury automaker’s take on extended range electric vehicle, and its first ever hybrid car. The dramatic two-door is wider than the Volt and dressed in a slightly toned down version of the sharply creased, broad shouldered bodywork seen on the Cadillac CTS coupe. It rides on turbine-look 20-inch wheels and features vertical head and brake light clusters, the latter with a slight tailfin design. Like the Volt, the ELR is powered by a combination of an electric drive unit and 1.4-liter internal...
  • GM Picks a “Government Guy” to Run Cadillac

    10/09/2012 3:06:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 9, 2012 | By Joseph B. White
    Robert Ferguson, named today by General Motors Co. to the new position of “vice president, global Cadillac,” is not a “car guy,” in the Detroit parlance. He’s a government guy, and before that, a deal guy and a phone guy. This is a sign of how things are changing at GM as it tries to rebuild itself post-bankruptcy. Mr. Ferguson, 53, joined GM in 2010 and until today was GM’s vice president for public policy, aka chief lobbyist in Washington. He led GM’s negotiations with Obama administration officials over the details of the president’s plan to nearly double the fuel...
  • General Motors is becoming China Motors

    05/07/2012 7:37:05 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 4, 2012 | Vince Wade
    General Motors is becoming China Motors. Forget the spin. The evidence is clear and convincing. Did U.S. taxpayers save GM for China? Listen to the candid comments of GM's CEO.
  • Mitt Romney's 'Cadillac Flub' is Only One of Many

    02/24/2012 1:09:12 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | Reid J. Epstein
    For Mitt Romney, ad-libbing is becoming a liability. At the end of a 35-minute speech Friday to the Detroit Economic Club at this city’s football stadium, Romney offered yet another YouTube-worthy moment for his GOP rivals to exploit — reminding the well-heeled executives that his family owns four Detroit-made-cars, including two Cadillacs. Though they may be made in Michigan, owning two of the pricey cars - which cost between $35,000 and $49,000, according to the campaign, will only reinforce the image that he’s out of touch with working-class Americans.
  • GM challenges German brands with small (compact) Cadillac

    01/09/2012 6:34:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/09/12 | Deepa Seetharaman, Ben Klayman
    GM challenges German brands with small CadillacBy Deepa Seetharaman and Ben Klayman DETROIT | Mon Jan 9, 2012 7:55am EST (Reuters) - General Motors Co proved with the Chevrolet Cruze it can build a top-selling compact car, cracking a market long dominated by Japanese brands. Now the No.1 U.S. automaker is targeting the entrenched German luxury brands with a more nimble compact Cadillac. The 2013 ATS is central to GM chief executive Dan Akerson's mission to refashion Cadillac into a global luxury brand by winning over younger buyers with a sportier image. From the start, GM took aim at BMW's...
  • Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout

    09/30/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/30/2011
    Federal bailout funding may have prevented General Motors from going through a normal bankruptcy process, but it has come at a significant price in terms of reputation and potential buyers. Fifty percent (50%) of American adults are less likely to buy a GM car because of the bailout. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds just four percent (4%) are more likely to buy from the company that critics refer to as Government Motors. Forty-two percent (42%) say the bailout has had no impact on their buying plans one way or the other. The flip side of the data...
  • GM and GE Go All-In for Chinese Subsidies

    09/26/2011 2:22:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 26, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Professional subsidy-sucking General Motors, which seems content to marinate in its taxpayer "investment" indefinitely, is getting ambitious. No, not in the sense of paying backthe $50 billion U.S. government bailout, or in producing vehicles people actually want to buy, but instead in finding other governments to subsidize its products. Not surprisingly the new partner - in a 50-50 joint venture with the state-run auto industry - is China. And also unsurprisingly, General Electric will join GM in a related partnership in the communist nation. And you probably already guessed the agreements surround the development and sales of electric vehicles....
  • Cadillac Escalade still the most likely to be stolen

    08/25/2011 7:39:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CNN/Money ^ | August 25, 2011
    Criminals seem to have a thing for big vehicles. The Cadillac Escalade remains the car most likely to be stolen, according to new data from the Highway Loss Data Institute. This is the fourth year in a row the Escalade has topped this list. The rankings for most stolen cars are based on auto insurance claims data from 2008 and 2009.
  • A Cadillac Volt – Are You Kidding Me!?

    08/12/2011 9:16:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Nationjal Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 12, 2011 | Mark Modica
    According to a USA Today report, General Motors has decided to offer a Cadillac version of the Chevy Volt called the Converj. This follows reports that the Obama Administration will continue to hold its stake in GM. That makes sense, since a decision to build a Cadillac version of the Volt could not be based on economic considerations, but political ones.Sales of the Chevy Volt have been horrible. The statements out of GM that the vehicle was "virtually sold out" turned out not to be true. Even in a best case scenario where sales pick up, the vehicle is...
  • The Car That Thinks It's A Tank: Inside Obama's 'Beast' Cadillac [Flown To UK With Team of 500]]

    05/22/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 112 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 22, 2011 | CHRIS GREENWOOD and REBECCA ENGLISH
    The Car That Thinks It's A Tank: Inside Obama's 'Beast' Cadillac that is being flown from the U.S. to drive down the Mall By CHRIS GREENWOOD and REBECCA ENGLISH 23rd May 2011 An extraordinary entourage will accompany President Obama and his wife Michelle when they sweep into London tomorrow. The team of at least 500 will include White House aides, a six-doctor medical team and a squad of personal chefs. There will be more than 200 secret service agents, many of them armed. The President will travel in ‘The Beast’, his gigantic bomb-proof General Motors Cadillac with eight-inch thick armour-plating...
  • Cadillac's Insane, Unnecessary, Awesome Wagon

    02/04/2011 10:19:29 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/29/2011 | Dan Neil
    Let's say you bought this car, a Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, with a 6.2-liter, 556-horsepower Corvette V8, six-speed manual transmission, magnetorheological dampers (I'll get to that), Michelin SP2 gumballs, 15-inch front Brembo brakes with six-pot calipers, and microsuede wrapping on the steering wheel and shifter. Well, first of all, you'd be one strange cat, which is to say, unusual. Notwithstanding any nitro-burning ice-cream trucks or flying boattail Rollses in your neighborhood, this wagon is about as esoteric an automobile as you're likely to find. Statistically speaking, General Motors will sell exactly none of these cars, the Detroit equivalent of Zoroastrianism....
  • Cadillac also going small – Urban Luxury

    01/02/2011 10:37:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Motoism News ^ | January 2, 2011
    The luxury automobile maker, Cadillac has noted the potential of small cars and has now come out with a concept car for urban driving. It will still be a spewing with luxury from all angles, including scissor doors and a very spacious cabin. Which brings me to one very troublesome fact - the small Cadillac isn’t very small. In fact it is only a couple of inches shorter than a sedan! As far as specifications go, the small Cadillac, Urban Luxury, will have a 1.0 litre petrol engine with 3 cylinders and an electric motor. It will be equipped with...
  • US Rep. Conyers reimburses for son's vehicle use ($5,682 for government-leased Cadillac Escalade)

    12/24/2010 4:16:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies · 14+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/23/10
    US Rep. Conyers reimburses for son's vehicle useUS Rep. Conyers reimburses $5,682 for son's unofficial use of government Escalade in Detroit On Thursday December 23, 2010, 12:54 pm EST DETROIT (AP) -- Taxpayers have been repaid for the time Detroit Congressman John Conyers' son spent using a government vehicle. The U.S. Treasury Department was reimbursed $5,682, the House Judiciary chair said in a statement Wednesday. Conyers said the amount was based on the daily use of the Cadillac Escalade by his 20-year-old son, John Conyers III, over the Thanksgiving holiday. He announced that his son used the sport utility vehicle...
  • Obama's 'Beast' (8 Ton, Diesel-Fueled Armored Limousine) Creates Stir at NATO Green Summit

    11/21/2010 1:19:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    AOL News ^ | November 20, 2010 | Lisa Holewa
    Obama's 'Beast' Creates Stir at NATO Green Summit (Nov. 20) -- World leaders attending the NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal, zipped around in zero-emission electric vehicles. Journalists covering the event hopped aboard electric buses to get from venue to venue. And President Barack Obama's eight-ton, diesel-fueled armored limousine dubbed "the Beast" drew even more attention than usual. Lisbon newspapers dedicated pages of coverage to the vehicle, with charts featuring every detail that the Secret Service is willing to divulge -- like the special foam in the gas tank to extinguish any fire from a direct hit, and the supply of...
  • Hey Greens, Meet Environmental Hypocrite Barack Obama and His 8 Tons of Diesel-Guzzling Detroit Iron

    11/20/2010 3:34:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 20, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Global Warming allies left scratching their heads as Dear Leader arrives at summit in a 8mpg Panzer... Most Americans are no longer surprised by Obama's do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do liberal duplicity on issues such as smoking, green lifestyles, or personal modesty/frugality. And anyone who did actual DD on Obama's environmental platform back in '08 can tell you his last ride before arriving in DC to heal the earth was a 300hp Chrysler 300 Hemi. But the starry-eyed European Left is still coming out of the hopenchange ether, so many of them were appalled that even as the EU's left-leaning leaders -Obama's best carbon-trading...
  • T-Shirt-Shooting A10 Warthog Monster Truck Is Everything Right With America

    09/26/2010 8:11:46 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 42 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 9/24/10 | Matt Hardigree
    The Air Force's latest recruiting tool is a Cadillac Escalade-bodied monster truck designed to look like an A10-C Thunderbolt Warthog, complete with a t-shirt-shooting Gatling gun. Wasteful? Yes. Overbuilt? Yes. Awesome? Oh hell yes. God Bless the U.S. Air Force.
  • Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac Sales Up 25 Percent in July 2010 (MUSCLE CARS ARE BACK - BAY-BEE!)

    08/06/2010 9:52:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac Sales Up 25 Percent in July 2010 DETROIT - August 3, 2010: July sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac increased by a combined 25 percent to 199,432 units. Buick and Cadillac brands each sold more than twice as many vehicles in July, compared with the same month a year ago. July marks the 10th straight month in which total and retail sales for GM's brands increased year-over-year, demonstrating the continued strengthening of each brand in the marketplace as GM continues to rebuild momentum a year after its launch as a new company. "When we say we want to...
  • Worst-Made Cars on the Road

    04/12/2010 8:05:57 AM PDT · by throwback · 172 replies · 4,069+ views
    Yahoo, Forbes ^ | Friday, April 9, 2010 | Hannah Elliott
    If you want to drive something dependable and long-lasting, steer clear of these vehicles. With a 22% improvement in sales last month, and despite the six-month, $4.3 billion loss it announced Wednesday, General Motors is likely to have its strongest spring and summer in years. Plus, the automaker had critically acclaimed new products at the recent New York Auto Show and the much-anticipated Chevrolet Volt is due out this fall. More from Forbes.com: • In Depth: Worst-Made Cars On The Road • Navigating Your Way Through Traffic • Cars With the Best Gas Mileage Year-over-year sales of GM's Cadillac division...
  • Dems Back Cadillac Taxes

    01/15/2010 7:17:18 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 8 replies · 329+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | January 15, 2010 | Neoavatara
    In a potential step forward for Obamacare, Congressional leaders and the White House stated they had reached an agreement with labor groups over the taxation of high end health care plans, something labor unions had long opposed. The deal was one of the larger hurdles left for Democrats as they try to push health care through before the President's State of the Union address.
  • Deal Reached on Taxing 'Cadillac' Plans [Unions, Govm't Wkrs Exempt]

    01/14/2010 5:26:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,178+ views
    fox news ^ | 1/14/10 | staff
    The White House has reached a deal with health care negotiators, including labor unions, on taxing the high-level "Cadillac" plans that workers with high-risk jobs often purchase. The White House has reached a deal with health care negotiators, including labor unions, on taxing the high-level "Cadillac" plans that workers with high-risk jobs often purchase. The excise tax on high-cost insurance plans has been one of the biggest sticking points in the negotiations, as President Obama has favored the Senate plan, which calls for the tax, while House Democrats have preferred raising taxes on high-income earners.
  • Breaking the health care logjam: Will unions be exempted from the Cadillac tax?

    01/11/2010 2:19:12 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 12 replies · 636+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 11, 2010 | Bill Dupray
    This is a red herring. The solution to the "logjam" was already floated last summer when the Senate was debating the Baucus bill. Union members and their families who receive healthcare benefits paid for by their employers would be exempted from a new tax on healthcare under one option being proposed by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mt), according to a report by the Fox Business Channel’s Peter Barnes. Baucus’s plan would tax health care benefits to raise from $161.9 billion to $418 billion over ten years to fund the nationalized “government provider” of health care benefits President Obama and Democrats want....
  • White House defends health tax opposed by labor

    01/11/2010 12:01:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 478+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/11/10 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday defended President Barack Obama's support for taxing high-value insurance plans to help pay for health care overhaul, a levy the AFL-CIO president angrily said "drives a wedge between the middle class and the poor." Obama is scheduled to meet with labor leaders on the issue Monday afternoon. Labor opposes the tax, arguing it would hurt union members who negotiated good health benefits instead of salary increases. Hours before the meeting, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka lashed out at the so-called "Cadillac" tax in the Senate bill. "The benefits tax in the Senate bill pits...
  • GM to repair, possibly auction Tiger Woods’ Escalade

    12/09/2009 4:51:15 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 14 replies · 823+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | December 9, 2009 | Brandon Seiler
    In the wake of Tiger Woods’ notorious early morning crash, GM took pity.. On the Escalade. GM now plans to repair and possibly auction off the battered SUV, as it was one of several vehicles Woods agreed to be seen in after his promotional deal with Buick ended last year. Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell explained: “The vehicle will be repaired, firstly. This is a promotional/marketing vehicle -- the kinds of cars used for advertising, public displays, photography, etc. That makes this a little different than a garden-variety car repair - given its special usage.” Caldwell said the repaired Escalade could...
  • GM cutting most cadillac dealers

    09/07/2009 2:31:27 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 55 replies · 2,142+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | September 4, 2009 | Rich Kirchen
    General Motors Corp. is dropping the franchises of 70 percent of Cadillac dealerships nationwide and southeast Wisconsin is no exception, leaving only two area dealerships confirmed as continuing beyond 2010 — Metropolitan in West Allis and Crest in Brookfield. Metropolitan Cadillac, in fact, is running commercials urging customers whose dealers are closing to switch to its dealership. “My understanding is that there are a lot of Cadillac stores closing,” said Metropolitan president Max Stephenson. “The only two that are staying open are Metropolitan and Crest.” General Motors will not disclose the identities of dealerships that are closing. Only one area...
  • Something's Smelly At GM

    07/23/2009 5:16:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,581+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | July 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bailouts: You're a once-mighty auto company that's been bailed out by taxpayers, taken over by government and just posted a 22% sales drop. What's your next move? Why, unveil a new men's fragrance, of course!It got little attention, but GM's decision to launch its new fragrance line in honor of Cadillac's 100th anniversary may go down as one of the most absurd moves by a troubled corporation ever. No doubt they kept a team of highly paid MBAs busy for months with the project, while the car end of their business was imploding faster than a black hole. Is this...
  • New GM to launch fragrance line

    07/22/2009 10:24:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 599+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | July 22, 2009 | Tony Van Alphen
    It's not the smell of the interior of a new luxury model, the whiff of gasoline or even the aroma of burning rubber. It's much more. It's the luminous fresh scent from grapefruit and camomile and a mix of geranium, tarragon and cinnamon – plus sweet spice and incense. Think of "Cadillac, the new fragrance for men." Sputtering General Motors Co., just out of a quick drive through bankruptcy court, will soon be using its iconic Cadillac brand to sell a line of fragrance for men. Beauty Contact Inc., a Dubai-based cosmetic company and holder of the fragrance licence,...
  • Motor City's last Cadillac dealer faces the ax

    06/25/2009 8:48:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies · 851+ views
    Reuters/YahooNews ^ | 6/25/09 | Nick Carey
    Three hundred and eight years later the birthplace of the modern automotive industry is to lose the last downtown auto dealership that sells cars bearing his name. Dalgleish Cadillac -- which has sold the luxury car brand in Motor City for General Motors Corp since 1954 -- was informed in early June that by September 2010 they must close as part of the automaker's restructuring plans. The dealership's owners say the stunning news came in a letter signed simply "General Motors Corporation."
  • Joe Soucheray: A Cadillac ... and a ride into a forever-lost past

    06/07/2009 3:45:55 PM PDT · by rhema · 41 replies · 2,112+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 06/06/2009 | Joe Soucheray
    Mr. Unbelievable, the neighbor, went with his father when his father ordered a 1978 Cadillac Eldorado. In the late 1970s, Cadillac was experiencing sales records across the model line. The word had gotten out that in 1979 the Eldorado would be significantly downsized, so it can be stated with certainty that Mr. Unbelievable persuaded his father that he should get the last of the big ones. By the last of the big ones, I mean comically big, riotously big, stupendously big. And on the day that General Motors declared bankruptcy last week, effectively ending its long reign as one of...
  • Charlie ‘Four-Rent-Controlled-Apartments’ Rangel Condemns ‘Greed’

    03/22/2009 7:34:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 983+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We might have to retire the Chutzpah & Hypocrisy Award . . . Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) went on Fox News Sunday this morning and condemned “greed.” You know Charlie, the guy who: * grabbed four rent-controlled apartments in NYC; * rides around at taxpayer expense in an $800/month Cadillac; and * writes our tax laws as Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, but didn’t pay his own taxes on a rental property in the Dominican Republic, blaming “cultural and language barriers.” View video here.
  • Cadillac unveils new SRX before Detroit show (DOA)

    01/04/2009 7:25:01 PM PST · by tobyhill · 58 replies · 3,291+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/4/2009 | AP
    General Motors Corp. is counting on the 2010 Cadillac SRX crossover vehicle to lure luxury car buyers with new design and performance features. The redesigned vehicle was unveiled Sunday and is set to go on display at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit later this month. It replaces the SRX model first launched in 2004. To help compete with better-selling rivals like the Lexus RX, Acura MDX, and the BMW X3 and X5, the SRX's designers took elements from other Cadillac models and melded them into this one. The new SRX looks faster than its boxy predecessor,...
  • 1985 Cadillac Eldorado / 2185 Miles / Locked up in a Garage for 24 years

    01/01/2009 9:38:24 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 79 replies · 4,957+ views
    Dallas59 ^ | 1/01/2009 | Dallas59
    My Pop has a 1985 Cadillac Eldorado. He got divorced the same year he bought it and afterwards locked the caddy up in the garage. I guess he didn't want his second wife to get a hold of it. It still has the original 85 tags, plates, tires on it. It hasn't been driven since 85. Dark blue leather interior, Landau roof, midnight blue paint. After reading that story about the 6 million dollar car being found...how much cash would this 85 Eldorado fetch??????? 12,000?
  • Pedestrian struck, killed in crosswalk near home (FL Oldster alert)

    12/28/2008 4:40:16 PM PST · by devane617 · 20 replies · 1,288+ views
    TampaBay.com ^ | 12/28/2008 | Stephanie Garry
    SOUTH PASADENA — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car as he walked home from a swim Friday evening. A Cadillac driven by 85-year-old Renata Rathmann hit Christy Lizzoli, 56, of South Pasadena, about 6 p.m., just after sunset. The victim's family said he was walking home to his condo across the street after working out and swimming in the Intracoastal Waterway. Lizzoli was in a crosswalk at the time of the crash at 1893 South Shore Drive, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reported. The 1999 Cadillac De Ville was headed south on South Shore Drive, deputies said....
  • 2008 MOTOR TREND CAR OF THE YEAR IS......

    11/19/2007 3:51:56 PM PST · by Hildy · 102 replies · 1,308+ views
    Motortrend Magazine ^ | November 19, 2007 | Hildy
    2008 CADILLAC CTS!!!!!!! GM is hanging its future on this car...and it's a good one. They finally got it right!
  • Cadillac sits atop survey for luxury brand satisfaction

    10/02/2007 4:27:52 PM PDT · by Smogger · 37 replies · 100+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Thursday, July 05, 2007 | Don Hammonds
    Cadillac, once known as "The Standard of the World," may want to dust off that old title. When it comes to customer service, a Business Week survey put the company third in a group of 25 "luxury or specialty" brands or companies, including those not in an automotive-related business. When it comes to cars, Cadillac outranked stalwarts such as Lexus and Porsche. Business Week supplemented 2006 data from J.D.Power & Associates with a survey of about 3,000 Business Week readers who were asked to nominate three companies that offered the best customer service. In the end, Cadillac was outranked by...
  • acetone in cadillac fleetwood

    06/29/2007 7:12:24 PM PDT · by kinganil · 2,978 replies · 15,331+ views
    me ^ | 6/29/07 | Neil
    I was trying to put some pure acetone which I just bought for 5 dollars for 32oz into my car
  • Tail fin guided Caddy down road of success CLASSICS: Height of flamboyance or just magnificent?

    04/30/2007 5:07:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 9 replies · 3,763+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 30, 2007 | DAN JEDLICKA Sun-Times Auto Editor
    There were some pretty outrageous cars in the late 1950s, but the 1959 Cadillac takes the cake mainly because of its enormous size, glitzy chrome trim and -- most of all -- soaring tail fins. More than anything, Americans think tail fins of all shapes and sizes characterize the flamboyant autos of an optimistic and increasingly confident country in the 1950s. Why not have outlandish tail fins on the most prestigious U.S. car when America had new rock 'n' roll music, color television and Jupiter space rockets? » Click to enlarge image Some auto collectors, however, regard the 1959 Caddy...
  • Affordable Luxury (Cars Under $30,000)

    02/23/2007 4:09:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 3,431+ views
    AOL Autos/ASKMEN.COM ^ | December 05, 2006 | MICHAEL BROACH
    Is it time to upgrade your current set of wheels to something a little more professional and comfortable? Are you trying to figure out how to drive something that looks like it should be on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but with a nickel-and-dime budget? So where can you find a car that will impress without breaking the bank? Check out this list of cars that are all high on luxury and under $30,000 on the lot.
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  • How GM can avoid bankruptcy

    11/20/2005 2:57:23 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 108 replies · 2,696+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 11/17/2005 | Robert Walberg
    The company is bleeding billions, but management is beginning to see the light. There are a few bold steps -- including the scrapping of one of its brands -- GM execs should take to keep the auto giant running. According to some analysts on Wall Street, General Motors lost credibility last week when the company said that it would be restating 2001 earnings. That’s what it took for GM’s management to lose credibility? How about years of mismanaging its production effort? Or refusing to aggressively streamline its product offerings, recklessly pursuing incentive strategies, failing to address ballooning health-care and pension...
  • The end of the prestige automobile - 8-4-2005

    10/19/2005 8:42:53 AM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies · 1,657+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 8-4-2005 | Ronald Khol
    Like so many people today, I work a second job to make ends meet. I write a column for a quarterly magazine called the Turbo Diesel Register, a special-interest publication for the owners of Dodge Ram diesel pickup trucks, one of which I happen to own. I provide this background to explain why I happen to know so much about 1950s Cadillacs, and why dumb marketing at Cadillac is so emblematic of the deterioration of the entire General Motors Corp. For a recent TDR column, I found myself researching the early development of the Chrysler Hemi engine and the competitive...