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Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, This thing has gone somewhat un-noticed... C55 AMG vs. CTS-V in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Drove a C55 AMG before I tested & bought my V. Completely agree with Bob in NY's assessment. Overall, it ...
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    Re: This thing has gone somewhat un-noticed... C55 AMG vs. CTS-V

    Drove a C55 AMG before I tested & bought my V. Completely agree with Bob in NY's assessment. Overall, it was a little too refined, a little too small and lacked the manual shifter I really wanted. The V can feel & be the hot rod - I never would have felt the same about the C55. Plus it's $10k more, and I didn't see that it was worth it.

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    Re: This thing has gone somewhat un-noticed... C55 AMG vs. CTS-V

    I thought the C55 was nose heavy, but the C43 rocks, it's just fun to drive! The interior of the C class is to small for me.

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    Wink Re: This thing has gone somewhat un-noticed... C55 AMG vs. CTS-V

    Perhaps MB has adopted the Chrysler standards for Quality Assurance, and it is showing up in the electrical systems..so far..

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    Re: This thing has gone somewhat un-noticed... C55 AMG vs. CTS-V

    It is a good car, it is a bit small inside for me though that and the fact that they have done away with their maintenance plan turned me off of this car and the E55. With that said if you know of a good Mercedes mechanic close by then you may be better off with the price of the repairs and upkeep.
    I know one thing though I have driven the E55 several times and even at 470 hp that baby does nothing but spin the tires with traction control off and with it on it hardly spins them at all... there is no wheel hopppppp!!!!

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    Re: This thing has gone somewhat un-noticed... C55 AMG vs. CTS-V

    As a big AMG fan I regretted not knowing about the C55 earlier, but I ordered my V in Nov of 03. At that time I had an C43 AMG which I really loved, except for the fact that it had to have a new front end, new (read rebuilt) transmission, new A/C, and the dealer could not get the rev limiter set right so just when you were blowing away some rice boy you had to lift you foot enough so it could shift up to the next gear. Anyway, my wife drives an ML55 AMG which is great for what it is, but it is not something to put on the track. The Mercedes 5.5 liter motor and the LS1-6 motors are both very strong in both horsepower and torque and lauded by the engineering community as award winning powerplants.
    As I write this my ML55 is at the dealers because of an electrical problem....enough said?
    GM has the best technology, the best research, and their cars hold up over the long haul. The V's handling and braking is world class. Your choice.

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