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Old 03-25-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Southwest Missouri
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Nice car, but I run away from the American brand nowadays...even the Cadillac. I'd much prefer MBZ S63 AMG or MBZ CL550, both beautiful cars and in a league of their own. The Lexus LS is preferred as well.
To each his own, but that AMG will depreciate enough in a year to cover the cost of a CTS-V and the maintenance costs of either Benz will bring a tear to your eye. Mercedes simply isn't what it used to be.

There's absolutely no comparison between an LS and a CTS-V. Two completely different cars that do well in their respective classes but are not likely to be cross-shopped by many people.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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To each his own, but that AMG will depreciate enough in a year to cover the cost of a CTS-V and the maintenance costs of either Benz will bring a tear to your eye. Mercedes simply isn't what it used to be.

There's absolutely no comparison between an LS and a CTS-V. Two completely different cars that do well in their respective classes but are not likely to be cross-shopped by many people.
True, most of the LS and even the S63/S65 that I see regularly tend to be driven by older drivers who tend to drive somewhat slowly. The CTS-V is aimed at a much younger buyer, which Cadillac has wanted for a while, who wants an American luxury-performance sedan. There's a reason why the STS-V was dropped, and it wasn't due to overwhelming interest among its target buyers, since the STS buyer is in the same category as the S-Class and LS.
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