Do Brits hate American cars? Or is it just the Cadillac STS? - Lexus IS Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 3,369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do Brits hate American cars? Or is it just the Cadillac STS?

Curiosity value. It's different. It's got character. It's not one of the usual default choices in this class. It'll certainly be rare...

Poor-quality, dated interior, harsh ride, noisy engines, poor rear legroom, lack of steering feel, potentially catastrophic residual values

It's a huge improvement over the old Seville - which was a real clunker - but it still isn't up there with the Germans or Lexus in this sector...

Full article (
hkis is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 06:38 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: edit
Posts: 3,889
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Damn they really dogged the Caddy. Dated interior?? isnt this car brand new? This is one of the best caddys ever. (not saying much)
The "possibility"????more like the inevitable horrible resale value.

The irrational part of me loves to think that my favorite vices (mnt dew, red meat and beer) have helped me build a super brain.

Last edited by Lextech1; 04-28-2005 at 06:49 AM.
Lextech1 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 06:58 AM
Garage Pit Crew Chief
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: on the fading horizon...
Posts: 5,631
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i think its just the STS....the Ford Focus is a hot seller in Britain .. they also dont steer towards overlty large cars like Americans, and the small car offerings from US makers are slim to none, which is why most Brits own Euro made cars , which were built for the narrower roads and higher gas mileage.

"God is my co-driver"

---Aryton Senna

01 SBM E-shift
amitkc is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 08:10 AM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 2,640
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Forget the British...most Americans hate american cars! (the smart ones anyway )
MSM5speed is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 09:29 AM
IS300included's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Posts: 25,468
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That seems to be a pretty accurate review of the STS.

Yes, the British hate American cars... for good reasons. The quality of materials used in them is awful, they handle like office chairs (even the "good" ones), and we are so inefficient with our engines it's just stupid. We can only squeeze 405HP out of a 6.0L V8 while the Germans are making 3.2L I6 engines bark out 330-350HP? That's pitiful.

Our biggest claims to supercar fame are the Vette, the Viper and the Ford GT. Let's see, a big plastic tub that can't go around corners, a barnyard designed boat panel reshaping, and a $150,000 pinto that blows up on impact.

We deserve some real recognition for the quality cars we've built.


Well, obviously you're not a golfer.
IS300included is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lexus IS Forum > Off Topic > The Garage

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Lexus IS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. If your address is invalid, you will likely lose access to the site.

Email Address:


Current users viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome