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Old 01-03-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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From my point of view Cadillac finally has a car worthy of competing with the Europeans and Japanese. The new CTS is a quantum leap up in interior quality and style, the optional Recaros are a must, and that engine sure is sweet. The gearbox could use a couple more gears, or a transition to a dual-clutch box, but with stiffer CAFE regs on the way who knows if the CTS-V will be around long enough to get either. The exterior is a love it or hate it proposition, though I have come to like it more over time, and I think it has too much chrome. A blackout option would have been nice. Top Gear, surprisingly, liked the car, they're usually really harsh on American cars. The magnetic shock technology used in the V was licensed by Ferrari for its California, which I figure is a pretty good recommendation.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: European Union
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Top Gear is not being harsh when it comes to american cars, they're harsh when it comes to poorly made cars - regardless of their origin.

And they are right what they are saying about the CTS-V, that car is a superb driving machine. The styling? There is no accounting for taste.
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Man, it's awesome looking I know that.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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A four door Z06, but 15k cheaper.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Good performance, uglier than dog crap.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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What do I think of the Cadillac CTS-V, Randian?

ONE FANTASTIC AUTOMOBILE!
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
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It's a caddy.. You know I love it!
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Put succinctly, the new CTS-V is simply one of the most brilliant cars GM has ever made, and a raging bargain to boot considering the market segment it competes in. The first CTS-V was a ground-rule double. This one is a home run. I just wish it weren't so goddamned ugly, but at the same time its looks are just so freakin' intimidating that I might be able to forgive it.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:28 AM
 
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Utter waste of money.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Utter waste of money.
What don't you like about it?
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