> N* ... judged by their bad reputation despite performance.
Hmm, when you talk about the N* having a "bad" reputation, do you mean the LH2 or previous (like the ones with HG issues?) I don't think I can really pin down any common show stopping issues with the LH2 posted here. I do agree that a bad reputation on a previous N* can taint the reputation of all N*'s though.
> Cadillac should NEVER have it's own V8 again.
+1. I do like my N*, but IMO they should have used an LS something engine for the STS and STSV. I don't see why they felt like reinventing the wheel with the LH2 and LC3.
My problem with Cadillac is that for a brief moment, they seemed to have direction and focus. The CTS, STS, etc were made. Then just as quickly, they went back into "Durrr" mode and just sat on those designs and now are just kind of blindly running around drooling embarrassingly all over. IMO, in that market, you have to keep moving and innovating and leading. There is no time to sit back and collect checks from past work. In that race you constantly invest, or you might as well not run. CTS-V notwithstanding