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2014cadillaccts

Here is a great review of the new Cadillac CTS which was posted on AutoBlog.com. You can read the full article by clicking here.

Cadillac took the wraps off its all-new midsize CTS sedan at the New York Auto Show in March of this year. Closely related, both inside and out, to the smaller ATS sedan, the new four-door stopped many show goers in their tracks with its stunning and aggressive styling.

The CTS will impress you with its powerful rear-wheel-drive. It shares platforms with the slightly smaller ATS.

The CTS utilizes lots of high strength steel, alloy suspension components and was the first vehicle with aluminum doors, which saves weight. The new 2014 CTS has shed 244 pounds compared to the base 2013 3.0-liter base model, and it boasts a near 50/50 weight balance like its European rivals. While most cars are loading down the scale, the curb weight of the lightest CTS model is 3,649 pounds (for comparison, the BMW 528i tips the scales at 3,814 pounds while the Mercedes-Benz E350 is 4,012 pounds).

The new CTS has an independent MacPherson-type front suspension, while the rear is an independent five-link setup. Standard models have fixed damping, but Magnetic Ride Control (MRC), GM’s excellent active damping system, is standard on vehicles with 18- and 19-inch wheels. The steering is a ZF rack-mounted electric system with variable assist, and front four-piston aluminum Brembo brakes are standard in all models (the rear brakes are single-piston sliding iron calipers). Wheel sizes, meanwhile, range from 17- to 19-inches, depending on the powerplant and options.

The new CTS will offer three engines, two transmissions and two drivelines that can be mixed ad matched to make six powertrain combinations that can handle all types of weather conditions. Even though there will be many engine models to choose from, those seeking a bit more power will likely opt for the 3.6 model. Cadillac mates the engine to an eight-speed automatic in the rear-wheel-drive model, but the all-wheel-drive version retains the six-speed automatic like the 2.0-liter. The V6 will hit the 60-mph benchmark in about six seconds flat.

The interior of the new CTS is equally as stunning, with Cadillac equipping all trim levels (Standard, Luxury, Performance and Premium) with features that included acoustically laminated front side windows, 14-way power operated front seats and the Cadillac User Experience (CUE), which comes with an 8-inch flat-panel display in the center console. While leatherette is standard on the base model, there are eight different available interior environments, blending soft leather, genuine wood, real aluminum and carbon fiber. An analog instrument panel is standard, but a 12.3-inch fully reconfigurable digital cluster is offered in the higher grades. In terms of connectivity, the CTS is supplied with three USB ports, an SD card reader and an AUX input. An 11-speaker Bose audio package is also standard, with a 13-speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system optional or bundled with a premium package.

Contact us for a test drive at: LindsayCadillac.com or call 888-966-4252

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The newest Lindsay location is nestled in Manassas Park VA, part of Prince William County that borders Fairfax, Virgina. We look forward to serving this community and extending our philanthropic efforts to families and businesses who reside here.  Not only are we looking forward to making a positive impact in our new neighborhood, we are pleased to add the perfect mix to our brands and product offerings.

In our 50th year of business, we continue to grow our company in many ways.  Our original location in Alexandria, Lindsay Cadillac, is wrapping up a total renovation that completely updates the facility with modern appointments and design.  Three of our other stores, Lindsay Ford in Wheaton MDLindsay Chevrolet in Woodbridge VA, and Lindsay Volkswagen in Sterling VA, will all enter a remodel phase by the end of this year.  Finally, our Lexus Service Center started the year off with a totally updated look and feel. With the addition of our new dealership in Manassas,

Previous owner of Manassas Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Rory Schick,             and his prized 1932 Chrysler 6, pictured with Michael Lindsay.

we are very excited to now represent 9 manufacturers thru-out the Washington DC metro area market.  

 
Our first event at the new Lindsay Manassas location is scheduled for this Saturday.  We welcome all of you who have supported us and helped us grow our company to join us.  Click the link below to join us for a fun-filled day all about Jeeps.  Even if you don’t own a Jeep, we hope you will come out and celebrate with us, see the “car crush” and obstacle course, or take a demo ride of your own
 
There is much more excitement still to come later this year so please keep in touch. We are grateful to have such a dedicated group of clients, many of whom have become great friends over the years. Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us.

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Aaron Gold, automotive journalist with Inside Cars, announced the Top 5 Fun-to-Drive Cars under $25,000. Lindsay Auto Group’s brands have 3 of the 5 top spots.

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First place is the Volkswagen GTI, the car that kicked-off the “hot hatch” craze back in the 80’s and is still a fan favorite, especially for VW brand enthusiasts.  Gold states that this car is “A magnificent German automobile with a solid feel that Japanese cars just can’t seem to emulate.” (We have plenty for you to choose from.)  View our inventory.

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Second place is the Ford Focus ST, the best-handling  front wheel drive car that money can buy.  The 252 HP Turbo charged engine makes it very quick, and the chassis responds almost like a rear-wheel drive car, resulting in an excellent driving experience.  (We would love to have you test drive the Focus ST today.)  View our inventory.

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Third place is the Ford Mustang, a classic American muscle car with 305 HP and a V6, 6-speed manual transmission engine. Gold states “It really delivers that muscle car experience”. (Come test drive the Ford Mustang today!) View our inventory.  

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