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    Atavar is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Test Driving 2014 CTS

    I am "test driving" a 2014 CTS Sport Wagon the dealer gave me as a "loaner" while my 2008 DTS is in for service. My first impressions are that the car is beautifully made (as i would expect), but road noise and wind noise are significantly higher than my DTS, the ride is very stiff (prolly normal for a 'sport'), and gas mileage is significantly lower than the DTS (22mpg vs. 27mpg @ 80 mph). The seats are not as comfortable, and still no bluetooth on the stereo? What's up with that?

    All in all I would prefer the 5 year old DTS to the brand new CTS.

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    Re: Test Driving 2014 CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Atavar View Post
    I am "test driving" a 2014 CTS Sport Wagon the dealer gave me as a "loaner" while my 2008 DTS is in for service. My first impressions are that the car is beautifully made (as i would expect), but road noise and wind noise are significantly higher than my DTS, the ride is very stiff (prolly normal for a 'sport'), and gas mileage is significantly lower than the DTS (22mpg vs. 27mpg @ 80 mph). The seats are not as comfortable, and still no bluetooth on the stereo? What's up with that?

    All in all I would prefer the 5 year old DTS to the brand new CTS.
    You didn't drive the new 2014 Cadillac sedan.The Sport Wagon is not in the same class. They are not giving the 2014 Cadillac sedan as loaners.

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    Exactly the 2014 CTS Sedan is much improved over the prior models

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    Re: Test Driving 2014 CTS

    Yeah, I know I am not comparing apples to apples. I dropped off a touring Sedan and picked up a sport Wagon. You are right, they are not in the same class.

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    Re: Test Driving 2014 CTS

    The wagon is the second generation CTS. The 2014 sedan is the third generation, so it's really a different car. As far as the mileage, the CTS usually does 25-30mpg on the highway, but if it's a new car and not broken, it won't do nearly that much until it's broken in.

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    Re: Test Driving 2014 CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Atavar View Post
    I am "test driving" a 2014 CTS Sport Wagon the dealer gave me as a "loaner" while my 2008 DTS is in for service. My first impressions are that the car is beautifully made (as i would expect), but road noise and wind noise are significantly higher than my DTS, the ride is very stiff (prolly normal for a 'sport'), and gas mileage is significantly lower than the DTS (22mpg vs. 27mpg @ 80 mph). The seats are not as comfortable, and still no bluetooth on the stereo? What's up with that?

    All in all I would prefer the 5 year old DTS to the brand new CTS.
    Come on, 28mpg @ 80mph !!! Come on. Here's the EPA numbers on your car. At best maybe 23mpg, downhill with a hurricane pushing behind you.

    https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/24419.shtml

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    Re: Test Driving 2014 CTS

    You are not driving the " BRAND NEW CTS".

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