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    Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    Hey Guys:

    My lease is up in the few months on my 2012 c63 coupe which has 481 hp and is a great DD. Due to having our first child I need a sedan with some extra room to fit a baby seat in the back but maintain some level of performance. I'm no stranger to GM cars, as I've had an 06 corvette that was supercharged, and an 08 z06 camed, headers, lingenfelter air system, with 650 hp.

    I've always liked the CTS-V sedan with its tough appearance and wide body panels, and I feel its sorta my way of getting back into a corvette with four doors. The platform of 556 hp is definitely a good starting point for modding in my book.

    My concern is that the 2014 is the last year of this body style in the sedan and the new v will be out soon or the next year or so. Some things are lacking in the current V like the nav/audio system, as the new cue system looks really cool. Is it worth to wait to see what the new V is like or should I pull the trigger on the current V?

    The setup I will be looking for is a Black Raven, 6 speed manual, chrome wheels, red calipers, recaro seats. I've visited a few dealers and none of them will let me test drive the car without a deposit which is annoying.

    What type of prices are you guys seeing and are dealers willing to negotiate the price below the incentives GM is offering?
    What type of lease number are you guys getting on 36 months, 15k miles?
    How does this car do as a daily driver?

    thanks

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    The wait for the new V will be a couple years so get one now and you'll be ready for the new one when your lease is up. Perfect DD car...yes the tech is outdated but is makes up for it in drivetrain

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    Interesting about the test drive. I'd try another dealership. I'm 22, walked right in and test drove one within 5 minutes, no deposit mentioned.

    For reference, I put 5500 down and am paying 499 a month for 12k miles/year for 36 months. They should have some pretty good lease deals.

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    Test drive a used one at a dealer. Should not require a deposit. At least it didn't for me. The changes through the years have been few and you will get an indication of what normal wear and tear is.

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    I'd check out a new AWD E63 AMG Sedan too if I were you, it's more money but worth it.

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    What type of lease numbers, and money off sticker are you guys seeing?

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    You should be able to get one into the low 60s. Half the price of an E63

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    You show up in a C 63 and they won't let you drive a V? Find another dealer as suggested by others.
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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    went to a dealer. They backed the car out of the showroom and I was on the road in 5 minutes. When I realized the showroom one was the only one they had I told them it wasn't a big deal but they insisted. Brand new, no deposit.

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by 1997BlackETC View Post
    I'd check out a new AWD E63 AMG Sedan too if I were you, it's more money but worth it.
    Why is this troll still posting? Get the **** out if here and go suck on some German sausage

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbradyc5 View Post

    Why is this troll still posting? Get the **** out if here and go suck on some German sausage
    Troll? Maybe... but he never has anything good to say about Cadillac. His solution is pay twice as much for an AMG that my V will destroy in all around performance. Short minded is more accurate.

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by drewcorvette View Post
    Hey Guys:

    My lease is up in the few months on my 2012 c63 coupe which has 481 hp and is a great DD. Due to having our first child I need a sedan with some extra room to fit a baby seat in the back but maintain some level of performance. I'm no stranger to GM cars, as I've had an 06 corvette that was supercharged, and an 08 z06 camed, headers, lingenfelter air system, with 650 hp.

    I've always liked the CTS-V sedan with its tough appearance and wide body panels, and I feel its sorta my way of getting back into a corvette with four doors. The platform of 556 hp is definitely a good starting point for modding in my book.

    My concern is that the 2014 is the last year of this body style in the sedan and the new v will be out soon or the next year or so. Some things are lacking in the current V like the nav/audio system, as the new cue system looks really cool. Is it worth to wait to see what the new V is like or should I pull the trigger on the current V?
    Don't sweat the body style. My humble opinion is that this body style will stand the test of time. Yes, the tech is 2008 (or before, as this car was planned in the mid-oughts), but it is passable and does the job. CUE is still being worked out, so by the time your lease is up, the next V will have a (hopefully) enhanced CUE.

    The setup I will be looking for is a Black Raven, 6 speed manual, chrome wheels, red calipers, recaro seats. I've visited a few dealers and none of them will let me test drive the car without a deposit which is annoying.
    That is annoying. Definitely find a local dealer with a used one and you should have no trouble getting a test drive. In my mid-sized metro there were a couple of used 6MT Vs to test-drive.

    What type of prices are you guys seeing and are dealers willing to negotiate the price below the incentives GM is offering?
    What type of lease number are you guys getting on 36 months, 15k miles?
    How does this car do as a daily driver?

    thanks
    I purchased instead of leasing. I paid a few hundred above invoice. Not the most stellar deal, but still thousands off sticker.

    I daily drive my V wagon and the 6MT is REALLY easy to use once you get past that longish 5th gear throw. You get used to it. Clutch is reasonable, not too heavy, definitely not light. Once you are at cruising speed on the freeway or a major thoroughfare, it's just like driving any other daily driver....except with this one, you've always, always, got extra power in reserve.

    Do it!

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    The 2014 AMG E63 Sedan may be 20 or 30 grand more than the V, http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicl...ss-E/model-E63 but well worth the extra money. Stock for stock will beat the V by at least 1/2 second in the quarter mile and about 1/2 second 0 to 60, better built, more comfortable, less troubles.

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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    yes right, a Mercedes with less trouble than a V. Right, EVERY mercedes owner I know hates them after two years when all the electrical gremlins show up. Not to mention parts that are not stocked or massive prices just to change the spark plugs and filters.
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    Re: Getting into a 2014 CTS-V Sedan from a Mercedes C63 Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by 1997BlackETC View Post
    The 2014 AMG E63 Sedan may be 20 or 30 grand more than the V, http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicl...ss-E/model-E63 but well worth the extra money. Stock for stock will beat the V by at least 1/2 second in the quarter mile and about 1/2 second 0 to 60, better built, more comfortable, less troubles.
    By "20 or 30 grand more" you actually mean a MINIMUM of $30k more, and that's without any options whatsoever. If you add the driver assist package and the good stereo you're already at $103,000.

    By "well worth the extra money" you actually mean you are biased against Cadillac and wouldn't understand value for money if it literally killed you.

    By "at least 1/2 second in the 1/4 mile" you actually mean "runs a 120 MPH trap speed while the CTS-V runs a 119 MPH trap speed so the difference is almost negligible, and also I don't understand how ETs work."

    By "1/2 second 0-60" you actually mean "it's faster 0-60 because it has AWD, not because it has better performance, and also I don't know what traction has to do with 0-60 times because if I did I wouldn't have mentioned 0-60 in a comparison with an AWD car vs. a RWD car."

    By "better built" and "less troubles" you actually mean "I have never heard of JD Power and I am completely ignorant regarding the quality rankings for Cadillac vs. Mercedes."
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