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Old 04-01-2014, 07:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No.... They're like buicks and gmc's too, plus one or two bodies unique to cadillac

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Old 04-01-2014, 07:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Let me drop some knowledge on yall.....

Cadillac was founded in 1902 by Henry Leland, a master mechanic and entrepreneur, who named the company after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit.

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Old 04-01-2014, 08:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Aren't all Cadillacs just basically Chevrolets in fancy trim?
Reminds me of *how* the Edsel was often described:

"The Edsel is a Mercury sucking a lemon (in reference to horse-collar grill)."
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Aren't all Cadillacs just basically Chevrolets in fancy trim?
Yes.

But now a days, most cars are very similar. Ford to Mercury (RIP), or to Lincoln is the same as most Cadillacs to other GM divisions. Sure, there will be models that don't share one with every other. 10 years ago, there were a ridiculous amount of divisions only a hair different- and GM is kind of going back to it, but yes, they are mostly "upscale" versions of other GM products. I believe it generally goes

Chevrolet as the base
GMC as a step up
Buick as a more premium
Cadillac as the best

But it depends who you ask. Someone in a GMC or Buick might take offense to this...lol
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The "old" GMC lineup as I remember it:

Chevy = cloth seats
Pontiac = sportier cloth seats
Oldsmobile = fancier cloth seats
Buick = sporty, fancy cloth seats
Cadillac = leather seats

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The "old" GMC lineup as I remember it:

Chevy = cloth seats
Pontiac = sportier cloth seats
Oldsmobile = fancier cloth seats
Buick = sportier, fancier cloth seats
Cadillac = leather seats
Depends how old- Hummer, SAAB, Saturn, if you want to include Daewoo. Just talking NA, as big of a fan as I am for some Holdens, I don't think they ever had any in the States or NA.
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They ran it as a Pontiac in the US, I believe it's also the G8 (RIP), and the current Caprice- but that might have been a newer frame.
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But now a days, most cars are very similar. Ford to Mercury (RIP), or to Lincoln is the same as most Cadillacs to other GM divisions.
Yeah, if 'nowadays' means since at least the mid-50s. Same mechanicals, some variation in sheet metal (back then, Cadillacs had to have tail fins, Buicks had to have fake exhaust ports in the front fenders...), add some fancy trim & leather seats, and up the price for the suckers.
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The "old" GMC lineup as I remember it:

Chevy = cloth seats
Pontiac = sportier cloth seats
Oldsmobile = fancier cloth seats
Buick = sporty, fancy cloth seats
Cadillac = leather seats
Hm... I seem to remember vinyl seats in Chevys

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