: 2006 CTS-V review in Speed TV's automotive column



blown black caddy
04-19-06, 03:25 PM
I really think he should have done some research on this forum before making such general statements about the shifting? From reading the review he obviously doesn't know what !cags is for? He also has the engine designation backwards? Half assed review that is positive but with misinformation to the already uninformed. What do you think?

http://speedtv.com/articles/newmodels/automotive/23092/

Kadonny
04-19-06, 03:32 PM
Funny stuff about the staffers missing second and hitting fourth. Cags for the win!

Overall, not a bad review though, yeah he got the LS2/LS6 mixed up.

stkshkr
04-19-06, 04:02 PM
I want the optional automatic

SoCadillac
04-19-06, 04:12 PM
I want the optional automatic
LOL, I think Cassio has no clue as to what the CTS lineup is all about.

Flyboy
04-19-06, 05:31 PM
I agree with you guys....not to beat him to death, but before I printed something like this, I'd at least make sure about important things like.....automatic...NOT....and which engine it has. The 6.0 part was correct.....and the "skip shift" should have been very apparent to a "gearhead." Overall....other than the above mentioned stuff.....a good article....especially about the handling....which is very correct...(IMHO)

V-Smooth
04-19-06, 05:32 PM
Do agree about the interior styling...a bit bland for the buck, but I love the V none-the-less. Funny stuff.

...and this guy works for speed TV? :hmm: Next time, study, before the test.

6104696
04-19-06, 11:22 PM
well at least he used a photo of a 2004/2005 engine, supporitng his LS6 claim. So maybe he never cracked the hood on his 2006?

And he must have gotten a Jenny Craig CTS-V. 3500 pounds? Nice goal weight ......but not an actual one.

blown black caddy
04-19-06, 11:37 PM
well at least he used a photo of a 2004/2005 engine, supporitng his LS6 claim. So maybe he never cracked the hood on his 2006?

And he must have gotten a Jenny Craig CTS-V. 3500 pounds? Nice goal weight ......but not an actual one.


LOL that's getting down to road racing weight?:rolleyes:

ChicagoCTS32
04-19-06, 11:40 PM
The glaring errors really did me in from the beginning... I found it hard to read the rest and take the guy seriously. It's a little like going to a butcher and having him show you a cut of beef and tell you it's chicken. Makes everything else he says a little hard to chew (ha ha ha, pun intended)

NIK
04-20-06, 09:03 AM
"The 2006 Cadillac CTS-V I got to drive for a week didn't have overdrive, equipped as it was with a six-speed Tremec T-56 manual (a five-speed auto is optional, if you think you can't handle the 400 horsepower."

Anybody have the optional 5 speed automatic? Where do these guys come from?

TampaV
04-20-06, 09:29 AM
Did anyone notice the interior picture? It looks like the car pictured has the non-V armrest with the storage bin. That's kind of strange. The picture looks like a GM supplied photo, but with a non-standard armrest???

CIWS
04-20-06, 09:58 AM
It probably won't do any good but I sent them an e-mail telling them they should review that review for it's several technical mistakes.

Good catch blown black caddy :)

obzidian
04-20-06, 05:13 PM
please, please update us if they ever respond!

OldRoadDawg
04-20-06, 07:20 PM
Did anyone notice the interior picture? It looks like the car pictured has the non-V armrest with the storage bin. That's kind of strange. The picture looks like a GM supplied photo, but with a non-standard armrest???
Hmm-m . . . interesting, cuz it is a V. But you're right, that is the armrest used in the base CTS. Wonder if that is some change later in the 2006 model year??? How about some of you '06 owners . . any feedback?

mdc
04-20-06, 09:27 PM
I get my 06 on Saturday ... I'll let you know then :)

blown black caddy
04-20-06, 09:38 PM
My 06 has the flip down arm rest with the storage bin under it! Old picture? :rolleyes:

ctsvett
04-20-06, 09:49 PM
just goes to show you what kind of morons test drive cars...

Reed

OldRoadDawg
04-21-06, 08:53 AM
My error. I don't think that is a V in the photo. Or, if it is, then it doesn't have Nav. Looks like the instrument panel from the base CTS with a manual tranny. Maybe an '03 or early '04??
Lousy article anyway.