I enjoy reviews that recognize how people actually USE automobiles, then help suggest vehicles that would or would not be suited for that purpose. I find this type of review MUCH more useful than some car magazine reviews. It is kind of in response to what one might call the “Movie Reviewer” effect — some reviewers have become so jaded by constantly seeing movie after movie after movie (or car after car after car) that their tastes can be substantially different than a ‘regular’ consumer’s. By focusing on how Owners will actually use their car the Reviewer can give us a better recommendation.
With no further adieu, Selection 4 of their top 5 best Used Sedans for a Family of 5: The 2006-2008 Cadillac DTS:
4. 2006-2008 Cadillac DTS
For more than half a century, the Cadillac DTS (view photos), under the DeVille nameplate, has represented a luxurious lifestyle filled with country clubs, tee times, and cashmere V-necks. Fittingly, its cavernous 18.1 cubic feet of trunk space is more than enough for several sets of sticks, and its 59.2 inches of rear shoulder space is more than enough to keep up with the Joneses while keeping your family riding comfortably in this dependable sedan.
Read more at KYPost.com in Kentuky: 5 Best Used Sedans For Families Of 5 – KYPost.com.
The Cadillac DTS is a terrific used car value in terms of the size and quality of vehicle that you get for the money. Rear seat room and trunk room are excellent. The Front Wheel drive makes this an all-weather, all-year around vehicle. The Northstar V8 has good power, and the Cadillac has good acceleration, but still achieves good fuel economy on the road. The Cadillac is great for formal occasions, going to Church, business meetings — it is a formal sedan that will also be very livable for the family.
New or Used the Cadillac DTS is a good choice. When buying used, I would favor a Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned model. The Certified Pre-Owned program ensures that you are getting a Cadillac that has been checked over carefully by your Dealer, and has an extended warranty. That is the best way to ensure that you get years of loyal service from your new Cadillac.
From the Cadillac CPO site:
GM Certified Means No Worries
Your Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes to you with the full assurance that the vehicle meets our stringent standards for mechanical condition and appearance. And you can enjoy your Cadillac with complete peace of mind, because it also comes standard with all applicable Cadillac Ownership Privileges.
With a Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned vehicle you’ll enjoy:
- 6 years / 100,000-Mile Certified Pre-owned Limited Warranty4
- $0 Deductible
- Fully Transferable (No Charge)
- 117 Point Inspection and Reconditioning process
- 24 hour roadside assistance
- Courtesy Transportation
- Vehicle History Report
- Digitally equipped vehicles are eligible for 3 trial months of OnStar Directions and Connections®
- XM-equipped vehicles receive 3 trial months of the XM Everything Package
Good call KYPost!