Re: disappointed by 09 V
Now THAT's an intelligent statement. I happen to disagree, but at least you acknowledge the fact that personal preference is at play here. I also feel that 475 ft/lbs. of torque would have made this car outdated before it ever hit the showroom. You need to do some reading on the competition to see what they're aiming at, and 505/475 wouldn't cut the mustard.
Originally Posted by Maxb49
This is a different story- I couldn't disagree more. In today's market, there is simply no buyer for a "long, dream boat" car (save for the octogenarians here in Florida). Today's car market is about driving excitement and power, mixed with comfort and features. Your wish for an S-Class fighter will come true in a few years when Cadillac combines the DTS and STS into a new flagship car, but it would be foolish of them to ignore the market for small, sporty luxury cars as they did from the 70's to 2002. Cadillac lost billions in perceived cache and desirability by making nothing but boats.
The name Cadillac signifies a large, long car with a dream boat ride and effortless driving dynamics - NOT a cramped supercharged sport sedan. Rather than seeing the CTS-V, I'd like to see reincarnations of the Fleetwood, Eldorado, and Eldorado Brougham to take on the Mercedes S, CL, and CLS classes respectively.
Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)