'05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels, plus a couple more. Mustang dyno'd at 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ.
5.6 times bigger than BMW group. I do not expect a comparably priced Cadillac for at least 10 years, because let's face it, Cadillac is one of the smallest brands in the world, which makes all of their good cars even more shocking, but you don't charge a premium for something like that.
Last edited by M5eater; 02-02-12 at 08:16 AM.
or maybe it's because they're stuck from a supplier and financial/union perspective. Bob Lutz wanted to dump hummer right when he got back to GM but they really counldn't before the bankruptcy.
I suppose the most friendly explination is that their respective brand images fit well in that Buick can go head on at the entry-luxury market that Hyundai/Kia, Acura and the like occupy, and Cadillac can take on the more traditional sports sedan and luxury markets.
And I thought the SRX shares with the Equinox.
I will admit to being intrigued by that Subaru though. I bet that thing will get 30 mpg highway even with a lead foot.
So while those 3 "sub-platforms" are all related to each other and commonly referred to as Theta (even though they have little part overlap), the SRX is on a "merged" platform which takes parts of the GMNA Theta (GMT 17X) and Global Epsilon (Buick LaCrosse) and SLAMS them together to make "Theta-Epsilon" or TE.
Confusing? You can bet on it. The Global "Theta" cars are going to transition to a Global Delta based CUV platform called D2UX, while the SRX remains on TE and transitions to T2XX (that's Gen 2 TE). So the Equinox and Terrain will further diverge from the SRX in the next generation.
And on the Subie, I'm seriously looking at it versus something like an ATS-V or 4-series due to cost. Plus I think I can easily reuse my Aftermarket Stereo that's in my GTO...
So why did you ditch your V and settle for a CTS? Your wrong rant on the car rags is old...Originally Posted by JimmyH
It's the same old song. But the song is still true.
Your thoughts on CUE being standard for the V? Configurable? Or V-Specific? What specifications?
Personally, if there is to be a third, 'V setting' if you will, I would like to see various track info (maps, conditions, etc.) available for download. Monticello, MSR, VIR, hell Laguna Seca. A sort of real time telemetry with OnStar/GPS.
You have to believe CUE will be standard on the V. Typically the V-series cars come with all the features from the premium tier of their pedestrian counterparts.
Being Linux based, I imagine there would be an "app" for that pretty quickly...Originally Posted by bruff1977
Just because Linux is opensource, does not mean CUE will be.
Eh, whatever. If Cadillac let little back doors open to watch DVDs in the V1 and such, it'll be done...