AAH #287 – Slicing Open Cadillac’s CT6

May 15th, 2015 at 4:15pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Travis Hester, Executive Chief Engineer, Cadillac CT6
- Learning the secrets of Cadillac‘s innovative new flagship

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One Comment to “AAH #287 – Slicing Open Cadillac’s CT6”

  1. Michael engelmann Says:

    John,

    You’ve talked a lot on recent shows about the “marketing job” Cadillac has to do. Here’s my recent Cadillac shopping “experience”:

    Went to Scottsdale Cadillac dealership for test drive.

    Four salesman standing in front of dealership, waiting to pounce on me. I get a guy older then me- I’m 65 and knew way less than me about the vehicle. Took me inside to meet the “sales manager” before the drive.

    Talks golf the entire drive- never asked if I was interested in golf. Says he’s a 14 year veteran of dealership and states everybody loves the CUE system. After drive I tell him I’ll bring my wife back in a few days to drive it. He looks at me pleading and asks me if I could go inside to explain that to his “sales manager” so He Won’t Get in TROUBLE.

    Sales manager tried to “close me”for 10 minutes and I couldn’t cut loose. Finally I told him it was 25 minutes past the time for me to take my medicine for shingles blisters…..I actually had 3 band aids on my right hand from a little scrape. I reached out my right hand to shake his and he vanished in a flash.

    Seriously……..Cadillac is building great vehicles, but this is the type of “low rent” experience luxury buyers get at a dealership, a complete turn-off. It’s laughable, but so very sad.

    Michael

    Ps the shingles blister ploy works every time. I just remembered it 10 minutes too late.