The Truth About Cars is doing a series on GM’s various brands. Given that Robert Farago, the site’s Swami, has penned over 130 editions of a series called GM Deathwatch, you can probably guess that this one’s not being written from a complimentary perspective.
Today they’ve written up Cadillac and amongst the backhanders present in the sentences, there’s some interesting history there for those of you who, like me, aren’t that familiar. Americans are sometimes accused of being ignorant about things outside their own borders, but I don’t mind admitting that I don’t know much about one of their most iconic automotive brands. I hear the word Cadillac and aside from thinking “get out of Europe” I also think Elvis and pink cars with huge fins.
If TTAC’s article is historically accurate then there’s some interesting stuff in the brand’s history. And maybe there’s a key as to why I get so cheesed off about them encroaching upon Saab’s ground in Europe.
According to what I’ve just read, Caddy is supposed to be well above Saab in the pecking order, and it certainly doesn’t seem that way right now for the bulk of their range.
So Caddy: get the heck out of Europe or at least get back to where you once belonged.