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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, V-Wagon Video Thread? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; There are a million and one CTS-V Wagon videos and reviews on YouTube - perhaps more videos than cars actually ...
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    V-Wagon Video Thread?

    There are a million and one CTS-V Wagon videos and reviews on YouTube - perhaps more videos than cars actually sold - but here are some of my favorite ones. Any I missed?

    Couple of quick caveats: I did a quick search (and came up empty) for an existing video thread, and I didn't include the Top Gear US video that everyone and their mom has already seen


    Smoking Tire El Mirage Dry Lake Bed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hUYzR5M-FU



    Dutch (English Subtitled) review on the Autobahn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG5ZtKKpb-U



    Burnout at the finish line of Gumball 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P9rsGV7eRY



    MotorTrend V-Wagon at the Nurburgring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnhtWRVSgdk



    Chris Harris on the Skidpad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uFNV1WuxwU



    FLDetours Leo Parente Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RR3439wD38



    MotorTrend Desert Shootout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NPEYVPJJ-w



    CTS-V Wagon at Laguna Seca: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3jhbHfpjQ8

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    Re: V-Wagon Video Thread?

    Honestly, past the half-dozen mark, they all run together in one composite video which boils down to:

    OMG Cadillac *556hp* *wagon*! Available with a *manual* transmission!
    Oh yeah, and they said it handles great, because of magnetic ride control.
    But it gets lousy gas mileage, and it's not the most practical wagon, and I found a third flaw to make this review seem balanced.
    Now watch me hoon! (Did I say that right?)
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    Re: V-Wagon Video Thread?

    imho the best Vagon vid is the topgear (us) review

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    Re: V-Wagon Video Thread?

    This is the best review.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKqK-JqED5o
    specifically @ 2:37

    (nsfw without headphones)
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    Re: V-Wagon Video Thread?

    that review is pretty short ...
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    Re: V-Wagon Video Thread?

    This is the best review.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKqK-JqED5o
    specifically @ 2:37
    I thought that Hit&Run looked really lame based on the initial trailers, but I watched it anyway "because Vagon". It isn't actually all that bad - more of a "car" movie than I was led to believe.


    imho the best Vagon vid is the topgear (us) review
    I really got a kick out of that when it came out ("it's F-U Fast!"), but even I'll admit the drag race against the Ferrari California seemed a bit staged.

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    Re: V-Wagon Video Thread?

    I think I'm most offended by the Dutchman talking about CO2 emissions.

    Really?

    a $300,000 US sportwagon because of @#$%ing carbon dioxide emissions? How much do those pansies get taxed for breathing?

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    Re: V-Wagon Video Thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by sfvagon View Post
    I really got a kick out of that when it came out ("it's F-U Fast!"), but even I'll admit the drag race against the Ferrari California seemed a bit staged.
    there's been quite a few threads regarding this top gear clip and in one of the recent ones your conncern was mentioned and cleared up

    here's the relevant posts

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    Enjoyable but quite an old video.

    Also think the Vagon jumped the start to make for a better result and episode.
    Quote Originally Posted by jsherid1 View Post
    Not according to Andrew Comre Picard the race driver who works on Top Gear--listen to the episode of him on The Smoking Tire podcast.
    Quote Originally Posted by jsherid1 View Post
    In case this link does not work--look for the Smoking Tire episode called "Not Top Gear" I think the quote is towards the end where they are talking about authenticity in journalism.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...134780978&mt=2
    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    Cool. Thanks. Found it at 1:15:05.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    First mention of the CTS-V Wagon (at El Mirage) at 1:14:25.
    And over by 1:16:10.
    Including mention of the classic GMC Syclone vs Ferrari drag race from Car & Driver.
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    Re: V-Wagon Video Thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    This is the best review.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKqK-JqED5o
    specifically @ 2:37

    (nsfw without headphones)
    so at the end of the clip does the wagon just shut down because of spinning out? that may hinder my decision to buy wagon now...

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    Re: V-Wagon Video Thread?

    It shuts down after spinning out because the plot requires it.
    Same reason the Ferrari California got a terrible launch in the Top Gear US segment despite having launch control and posting real-world 3.5s 0-60 times and 11.9s quarter-mile.

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