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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I now need to qualify my post in #14. My automatic transmission went out again for the THIRD time. Only ...
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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    I now need to qualify my post in #14. My automatic transmission went out again for the THIRD time. Only get a manual transmission.

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    jtb: If the car you are considering came with 19" wheels, then it is the FE3 suspension with staggered tires and slightly different swaybars from FE3 in the sedan to account for the difference in tire sizes. Axle ratio is 3.73 rather than 3.42 in the sedans so it will feel a bit quicker than a sedan. (Camaro also usually has a numerically lower axle ratio.) The roof and seats are lower than the sedan.

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    I'm reading all this input bc I am looking to buy a 2014 coupe. There are so many things I'm considering but I'm going for black even though its masculine. I love this car. Want the saffron interior but it's only available on the V..,,so many things to consider.

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    So consider buying a V.

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    Man do I love the ratio's on our manual coupe's! It feels like a rocket ripping through the gears, and it feels so effortless. I always hear about the automatics upshifting to sixth gear too quickly and to me that would suck a lot of the enjoyment out of our Coupe's, I have heard sport mode drastically changes the upshifting habits of the automatic coupes which is cool and should help the performance and feel of the car.
    Quote Originally Posted by al williams View Post
    jtb: If the car you are considering came with 19" wheels, then it is the FE3 suspension with stare alwaysggered tires and slightly different swaybars from FE3 in the sedan to account for the difference in tire sizes. Axle ratio is 3.73 rather than 3.42 in the sedans so it will feel a bit quicker than a sedan. (Camaro also usually has a numerically lower axle ratio.) The roof and seats are lower than the sedan.


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    Sorry for your problems dude. Funny you said only get the manual, I have preached those exact words to friends and family members for years.
    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    I now need to qualify my post in #14. My automatic transmission went out again for the THIRD time. Only get a manual transmission.

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