Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, Test Drive Impressions in Cadillac V-Series Forums; Originally Posted by Katshot
Secondly, you're showing you have no clue about what goes on at a dealership. Believe me, ...
Secondly, you're showing you have no clue about what goes on at a dealership. Believe me, unless you are well connected, your car has been taken out for a thrashing before you ever step foot in it, especially if it's a high-profile car.
I used to run a car dealership.
I never saw a car get thrashed before the new owner picked one up.
I also never lived in the ghetto, so 'high-profile' cars might get handled differently there. Thanks for the heads-up.
Actually, I understand Ray's comment. It's not that the car DOESN'T accelerate hard, it doesn FEEL like it's accelerating hard. I've seen this very thing in many of the newer cars I've driven. They are so smooth and refined that they tend to be very deceptive with regard to speed and acceleration... My guess is that's the case with the STS-V.
EXACTLY!! Katshot said it perfectly here. We are talking about a Cadillac here boys. It is supposed to be smooth and refined, creating the deception of speed and power.
And the first poster was right... def not the same as a Grand Prix that happens to have 8 cylinders. (and for good reason )
I agree, new cars, especially luxury cars with automatic transmissions are so quite, smooth and refined... the only real indication of how fast you are going is the speedometer as well as stuff passing you by....
no major body lean from acceleration, loud engine/exhaust noise or feedback in general... it just goes.
one of the reasons why a car like m '79 DeVille... a 17.5s 1/4 mi. car can, and does seem so fast... that and the engine power band.... there is alot more to all this stuff then numbers alone...