: CanadianDriver.com July 19 CTS-V Review



StealthV
07-19-04, 07:40 PM
Just found this on the "other, lesser Cadillac site".

Check out all those marks on the km/h speedo! The metric climate control would take a bit to get used to with numbers that low. :)

CanadianDriver.com CTS-V Review (http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/rp/04cts-v.htm)

Rickerbucks
07-19-04, 08:26 PM
Thats the exact "media car" I'm hoping to buy if the price is right. That picture is in Vancouver.

StealthV
07-19-04, 09:29 PM
Good luck on the V purchase. It would be pretty cool to have a media car with some "celebrity" history. If you get the car, try getting the original high res photos from the CanadianDriver shoot!

6104696
07-19-04, 11:20 PM
Stealth: Thanks for the link. It was a fun though funny read.

A few gems:


"The quality of the stitching as well as the suppleness of the top-grain hides and brushed suede inserts make it hard to believe that this is not a much more expensive car that was hand-built in a European coach-works somewhere. Even the feel and look of the door and dash panels is improved over the plain plastics and odd textures found in the first CTS models. Everything seems soft to the touch and lightly padded in an effort to improve safety and comfort. "

My favorite:

"The CTS-V is only available with a 6-speed short-throw manual transmission, and it is one of the slickest-shifting units I have had the pleasure to test."

I love my car, but honestly, what was this guy smokin?

Doug

Silver Baron
07-19-04, 11:25 PM
I would like the car too. :excited:
Especially considering that:
"The CTS-V is only available with a 6-speed short-throw manual transmission, and it is one of the slickest-shifting units I have had the pleasure to test" :hmm:
and
"Acceleration is brisk, with factory claims of 0-96 km/h runs taking a mere 4.6-seconds - but I swear it is faster" :rolleyes:

I think Russell may have been bit taken by the car. :p

Regarding the Speedo. In Canadian cars you can easyly switch the display from metric to imperial. On the speedo this recalibrate the dial plus dims the "km/h" and highlights "MPH" on the left side of the dial.
IT NOW GIVES YOU ROOM FOR 300 MPH :bouncy:

StealthV
07-19-04, 11:39 PM
Perhaps the CandianDriver reviewer had too much Labbatt and the shifter seemed really good after a twelver eh? :drinker

2004ctsv
07-20-04, 02:18 PM
A smooth shift from 1st to 2nd as the tach kisses the 6,750 rpm redline results in a feeling of controlled fury similar to that felt in a dedicated door-slammer at the drag strip.

It's smooth only if you let the rpm drop a ways from redline - nice hop otherwise

6104696
07-20-04, 05:00 PM
Perhaps the CandianDriver reviewer had too much Labbatt and the shifter seemed really good after a twelver eh? :drinker

You are a genius. Forget about Mallett, BMR, or FG2. One 6-pack of Labatts makes the shifter short and smooth.....so I would guess that two 6-packs will eliminate wheel hop! Maybe it will take a third six pack (or perhaps a clubbing over the head with a hockey stick) to get those "faster than 4.6 second" 0-60 times........(or maybe he was thinking 0-60 km/hour....) :bonkers:

Rich H
07-20-04, 09:53 PM
$71,150 price as tested? Buy it in Detroit and tow back a trailer full of Strohs for much less cash.

6104696
07-21-04, 04:23 PM
canadian dollars are worth much less than US dollars. current exchange rates make 71150 Canadian=53791 US.

Rich H
07-21-04, 09:24 PM
$53,791 - $49,995 = $3796 = ~200 cases of Strohs. That will fill a trailer.

StealthV
07-21-04, 09:35 PM
The V does have a 1,000 pound trailer rating to haul that beer (http://utter-bollocks.imess.net/mmbeer.wav).

Rich H
07-21-04, 10:25 PM
At 25 lb/case it will take 5 trips. Better idea - buy new tires & wheels and get rid of the EMTs

Rickerbucks
07-22-04, 09:58 PM
By the by, the CDN V's also get free maintanence for 4 years.