: CTS V review in today's on-line LA Times

09-19-08, 08:33 AM
There is a very good review of the CTS V in today's LA Times (www.latimes.com); check it out.

09-19-08, 08:44 AM
You have a bad link, here's a direct one.


Thanks for posting about the article. :)

"This engine does not produce a mellow flutter, a deep sonorous rumble, a seismic stirring like that of some distant underground fault. No. This engine screams like it's got its hand on the stove. It howls. It whines like the Season 1 DVD collection of "The View." Good Lord, somebody stop throwing those crows in the wood-chipper.
What's interesting to me is that, at some point, Cadillac development engineers were weighing the sound quality of the engine -- how raw do we want it, how refined? -- and decided, "Ah, what the hell, let's make it sound psychotic." Good choice."


"Go ahead, park the CTS-V next to a BMW M3. The BMW looks like it should be delivering dairy products." :D

09-19-08, 09:35 AM
Wow, quite the glowing review. Nice read.

09-19-08, 09:36 AM
Love it!

09-19-08, 11:33 AM
Dan Neil, who wrote this glowing review of the 2009 CTS-V, is a great writer, one of the best of the car reviewers around, IMHO. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism (not just cars) in 2004, which pissed off some more mainstream critics. CLICKY (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/08/arts/08PULI.html?ex=1396756800&en=b0704c49a59b3ca1&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND)

BTW, he was equally high on the 2008 CTS.

Also, he estimates the 2009 CTS-V will cost $65,000.

09-19-08, 06:47 PM
Good article but he had it wrong at the end - comparing the V to an M3. More appropriate to place it next to an M5 then an M3.