Welcome to Generation Gap where we ask you about your favorite generation of a certain multi-generational car nameplate. Then, explain why your choice is right to the rest of us uneducated folks.


The Cadillac Seville was Cadillac’s CTS back in the day, a response to the W115 Benz and the E12 Bimmer. The original car was based on the K-body, a close relative to the Chevy Nova’s X-Platform, and thus it had a FR layout (and was offered with the tragic V8 diesel). By the 2000s, however, it had evolved into a torque-steering beast with a Northstar putting 300 hp through the front axle. While it was never the BMW-competitor GM wanted it to be, the Seville set the stage for the STS and eventual 3rd-gen CTS which puts more credibility into the old slogan, “Standard of the World”. Disregarding that, which Seville would you have chosen?

The options:

First Generation [1976 - 1979]

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Second Generation [1980 - 1985]

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Third Generation [1986 - 1991] and facelift

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Fourth Generation [1992 - 1997] and facelift

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Fifth Generation [1998 - 2004]

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