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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, High Res 09V photos from Fontana in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; V2 wheels will not be the rare commodity that V1 wheels were....
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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    V2 wheels will not be the rare commodity that V1 wheels were.

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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    They are 19s.

    I'll probably just charge what they cost a the dealership + shipping. They will be brand new, as I will probably have my dealership mount my HREs. The tires will be coming with the wheels, which are PS2s (I think).

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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    Sweet car for sure.

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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    Thanks for the pictures OP! They helped me with a couple of questions I had.

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    I don't know about you guys but......I really hate the way the 09 looks. It's awesome performance wise but it looks cheesy. The current one looks way better. The regular cts looks much better than the new V IMO........They made the bottom grill taller than the top, that kills it. The chrome on the window trim looks really cheesy and the interior looks like a cheap infiniti interior, sux. I am definitely keeping my current V. Ok, now you can boot me, LOL......

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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    It's all the "eye of the beholder," so it is what it is for you.

    That said: you make some good points and some not so good points. Much as pictures of the CTS did not do it justice, pictures of the CTS-V somehow focus attention on the upper vs. lower grill and the "underbite" look of the splitter. I felt as you did about this until my first in-person look in Detroit, when I fell in love with how the car looks. Between Detroit and Fontana I spent hours staring at the car from different angles, and I still love it. I'll be surprised if you don't feel more positive about the front end aesthetics after you've had some hands-on time with the real thing. Unless you already have, of course, in which case... never mind.

    All that said: mine will be black, and I plan on powdercoating the grills and all of the damned chrome on the car.

    Your least defensible point is "cheap infiniti interior, sux." Have you spent time sitting in the car, examining the materials and the fit/finish? Awesomeness! The only thing they got wrong and a little cheesy is the carbon fiber trim. Shoulda been wood.

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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    As lawfive said, the pictures really don't do it justice. I was surprised at the Detoit show how different it looked in person, and as far as the upper/lower grill ratio and chrome, they look great in person. The biggest surprise to me in your comments were the "cheap" interior. Even the V6 CTS has been universally praised as one of the best interiors on the road today, and the V adds the gloss black trim, suede accents and LED tracers on the dash to make it even nicer. Here's what MT said about the V6 CTS:

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    The 2008 CTS carries it's penchant for beauty right into the cockpit. In comparison, a Mercedes C350 cabin looks bleak and severe; the Honda Accord's dash seems fussy- and not as well made. Cadillac's interior team has balanced form, function and panache as deftly as we've seen it done- in some ways (that brilliantly simple yet powerful nav/info system) better than anyone).
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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    Quote Originally Posted by Izzmeister View Post
    I don't know about you guys but......I really hate the way the 09 looks. It's awesome performance wise but it looks cheesy. The current one looks way better. The regular cts looks much better than the new V IMO........They made the bottom grill taller than the top, that kills it. The chrome on the window trim looks really cheesy and the interior looks like a cheap infiniti interior, sux. I am definitely keeping my current V. Ok, now you can boot me, LOL......
    thats how i felt about it too. in fact, i was totally turned off by the front bumper cover.


    ...but then, i saw it at the New York Auto Show...
    i'm a believer.

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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    Quote Originally Posted by Izzmeister View Post
    I don't know about you guys but......I really hate the way the 09 looks. It's awesome performance wise but it looks cheesy. The current one looks way better. The regular cts looks much better than the new V IMO........They made the bottom grill taller than the top, that kills it. The chrome on the window trim looks really cheesy and the interior looks like a cheap infiniti interior, sux. I am definitely keeping my current V. Ok, now you can boot me, LOL......
    I don't hate the way it looks but I also think they could have done a better job with the front grill / bumper (won't keep me from leasing one). You really thinkg an Infinity interior looks better?

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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

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    The fuzzy wheel won't be standard so you don't have to get it Personally I think it looks great. If it's good enough for the super cars then it's good enough for me.
    My M3 has the same alcantara wheel, you'd be amazed how great it feels. It also doesn't get super hot in the sun like the black leather interior.

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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    Very nice photos. Thank you again for coming out to the event!

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    Re: High Res 09V photos from Fontana

    Nice pics...thanks for sharing...makes me want one even more...if thats even possible!

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