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    Re: Drove the XTS-V today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Maybe I need to see one in person. From the pics the shape makes me think of a dressed up last generation Chevy Malibu.

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    Re: Drove the XTS-V today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    I like the interior of the xts, but never bothered driving one because of the V6. Been anticipating this v sport, so might be time to go try one out.

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    Re: Drove the XTS-V today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by bobs-sts-v View Post
    Stopped by dealer for oil change. While waiting, GM stops by to chat. Says he just got an XTS-V in today. So we went for a drive. My impressions:
    Decent size - slightly larger than the STS-V. Front seat room is great. Rear seat legroom is deceptive, since the rear seats have a LOT of depth. Might be an issue for really tall folks only if the person in the front seat pushes it ALL the way back.
    Voice activated controls are AMAZING. No more stupid, cryptic, staccato commands you have to remember - just talk. It recognizes 12,000,000 words and phrases. Understood myself and Paul (GM) who has a pretty thick Brittish accent. No problems. Switched back and forth between us with none of the "pardon" or "no speech detected" crap we are all used to.
    No more buttons - touch screen and touch controls. Very sleek. Lots of device support (up to 10 devices). So phone, iPod, bluetooth devices, SIM card support, USB jacks, everything.
    3.6L Twin Turbo with very quick and responsive paddle shifting. Almost NO turbo lag. Auto trans, but "sport" mode with manual paddle shifting is there and responds much quicker than our tip-tronic trans. Close to what I have in the AMG. Magnetic ride control. Automatic adaptive all-wheel drive - meaning that if it detects wheel slip, it jumps automatically into all-wheel drive; automatically reverts to rear-wheel above 30-35mph. Something I could really use here in Chicago in the winter! Not as much power as our V, but very quick. Power is there if you need it.
    Interior is nearly on par with ours - certainly much better than the CTS junk of old. Decent trunk space which can easily hold 3-4 sets of golf clubs, and has fold-down split rear seats if you really need more room.
    Not as quick as the Tesla I drove last week, but certainly nicer inside than any Tesla. And significantly cheaper than the $100K you would pay for a performance-series Tesla.
    Loaded, out the door cost of the XTS-V was $70,280.
    I shot pictures of outside the car and the sticker. Not much to see under the hood with the panels all in place. I can try and upload if anyone wants to see them.

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    Hello Bob,

    Thanks for sharing this with everyone. It seems like you had a positive experience while test driving the XTS-V. I am glad you have enjoyed your STS-V the past 8 years. As you saw with your recent dealership visit, there are newer models out that I am sure will accommodate you when needed in the near future. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you ever have any questions.

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    Laura M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNBLWZD View Post
    I like the interior of the xts, but never bothered driving one because of the V6. Been anticipating this v sport, so might be time to go try one out.
    Hello PNBLWZD,

    Many people comment on enjoying the interior of the XTS. I recommend you go out and test drive one yourself; you might be surprised! Please contact us if concerns or questions arise. We can be contacted via private message or by Email at socialmedia@gm.com.

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
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    Re: Drove the XTS-V today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    No V8 and rwd, no interest. (yes, I get that they're not reverting an XTS to rwd).

    The replacement for the STS will be a CTS-V.
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    Re: Drove the XTS-V today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Laura,

    please do not add to the confusion by calling this an XTS-V ... it is a Vsport

    there is a big difference and people are getting confused between the V-series and the Vsport

    we don't need to help the confusion along... plus it doesn't make you look good when it comes to product knowledge

    thanks,
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    Re: Drove the XTS-VSport today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Rippy,
    tried to change the name of the thread to "VSport"
    hope it worked.

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    Re: Drove the XTS-V today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by CMNTMXR57 View Post
    No V8 and rwd, no interest. (yes, I get that they're not reverting an XTS to rwd).

    The replacement for the STS will be a CTS-V.
    That's what I did about a month ago, but will still check it out.

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    Re: Drove the XTS-VSport today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by bobs-sts-v View Post
    Rippy,
    tried to change the name of the thread to "VSport"
    hope it worked.
    Only works for the post you're currently making

    a mod will have to change the name of the thread

    probably not going to happen
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    Re: Drove the XTS-VSport today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    Only works for the post you're currently making

    a mod will have to change the name of the thread

    probably not going to happen
    Gotcha Covered!
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    Re: Drove the XTS-VSport today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by gizmoq View Post
    gotcha covered!
    thanks !

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    Re: Drove the XTS Vsport today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    The Cadillac XTS, Buick LaCrosse, and new Chevrolet Impala all share the same vehicle platform, Epsilon and are FWD based designs.
    The next large Cadillac model that is "upcoming" will be based on the new GM Omega platform and is RWD based.
    It is larger than current Alpha (ATS and new CTS) and more along the lines of the next generation Zeta (Camaro).
    The Cadillac XTS as it currently is should only be in production a few years, until the new platforms are released.

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    Re: Drove the XTS Vsport today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Actually the next gen camaro is going to be on alpha, which is the platform that underpins the ats and 2014+ cts.

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    Re: Drove the XTS Vsport today - decent trade-up if your warranty is expiring

    Yeah just saw this on the ctsv forum. Beautiful car. I like how ours has the chrome only on the bottom of the side windows. They should do that with this one to clean it up. Really a beauty though.

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