please ! i have an 01 sts and love every second of it. and i cant wait for the sts v to come out. im 28 by the way. the cts v is bad ass and i have driven many (im a tech at a GM dealer so i get to drive close to everything). your driving a rebodied vette so of course its not going compare performance wise to an old or new sts. but if your 62 year old father would drive a 440 horse caddy then hes not as old as his age may seem. now if your talking an old deville then your comment may be better. but the sts new or old deffinetly isnt an old mans car. but with the birth of the cts v now caddy is a cool young hip carline again, not to mention the onslaught GM has unleashed in the form of advertising. i get the old mans car thing everytime. but as far as im concerned my corsa exhaust and nos have left many thinking who was that old man! biggest problem i see here is people assuming that becuase it has a higher horse rating that it will be faster then the cts v. just a little educationing will correct that, not a slam to the other cars
I wasn't insinuating that the STS-V is an old man's car. What I'm saying is that it is massive and a little to posh for me personally to get all that excited over. If there were no CTS-V, I would buy a C6 Vette or an M3, but the STS-V regardless of how awesome it is, would bee a long way down the list.
BTW, the CTS-V is absolutely not a "rebodied Vette". I would figure a GM tech would know that.
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I doubt highly that any true CTS-V enthusiast would trade over to an STS-V. It's less agile (or will be once it's tested), heavier, automatic and based on the same platform as our CTS-V. BTW it's not a rebodied vette. As far as the "food chain" goes, I see the STS-V as the bottom of the pack between the E55 and M5, it's competition. It's a good car, just not there on performance yet. The CTS-V however beat the S4 and M3 at Nuburing (sp) and does it for $1,000's less. The price of admission for a performance oriented vehicle is uh, let me think, yah that's it, performance. Yes the STS-V is a good vehicle it's just not GREAT at anything. The CTS-V has more horsepower, more room and is faster when track tested vs. the M3 and S4. I also like the fact that I can add power at will hampered only by my budget and willlingness to void my warranty. Good luck increasing the HP in an STS-V.
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edit: i did have something here but the "enthusiasts" are more then i need to deal with in an online pissing contest or whatever this thread has turned into. drive what you like and stop comparing apples to oranges
the cts v shares the complete vette power train and most if not all the suspension pieces and shares the vettes platform. the mere fact it is on the vette platform pretty much makes it a rebodied unit. and id think you "enthusiasts" being as knowledged as you are wouldve realized i didnt mean that 100% litterely. it is not its own car, as with more then half of gms line up being borrowed platforms. the vette owners made the biggest stink about the ctsv due to the fact no car has shared the vettes platform since its introduction and now another car does. if your taking this as a personal attack then you can stop now. i was making a piont and voicing my opinion as were you earlier.
Platform? You mean like the Vette and the XLR share (not the CTSV)?