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Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, I've been window shopping in General Discussion; ...looking out of the window, that is, during a few test drives. Performance sedans and hatchbacks-Audis, BMWs, Subarus, Lexus's(Lexi?), Ford(yes ...
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    I've been window shopping

    ...looking out of the window, that is, during a few test drives. Performance sedans and hatchbacks-Audis, BMWs, Subarus, Lexus's(Lexi?), Ford(yes really),Jeep etc etc. Test drove the 2014 CTS VSport and I think we have a winner. As a motorcyclist I've grown accustomed to power through the rpm range, great brakes, maneuverability. I've come to view those as safety features and well, my previous list topping GS350FSport does almost all of that. The VSport test drive was eye opening. Great sound(even if artificially bolstered), great seat, great driving feel, genteel city drivers,highway cruiser, and trackable plaything. I dont love the plastic shiny look showing up lately in cars as much as the linear stack and subdued BMW(and Lexus copy) aesthetic but my eyes and mind are for the road. ..and you know if you've driven the VSport it is an exceptional driving experience.

    Meanwhile, I'll be lurking here to learn from current owners. Thus far my research has pointed towards Japanese reliability and German legacy, yet what is the Cadillac brand and experience building now. Will I purchase a reliable, durable safe for the family car or purchase a car that fulfills only for a season and a lifespan of "not quite there"? Recent cars are so advanced, so many options, so much technology. Emotional purchase would be so easy given the amount of luxury and customization. But I gave myself a time zone to research thoroughly .It's been years since I bought a new vehicle. So much has changed..digital screens, "digital" suspensions, "digital" steering columns and HUDs. Thanks in advance for all your Cadillac experiences.

    Just saying hello.

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    Cadillac is still selling the "old" CTS-V alongside the new CTS V-sport sedan. The pricing is right on top of each other as well.

    Cars are an emotional purchase for me. Hands down I'd chose the old CTS-V with its rip-roaring supercharged v8. Granted the new CTS is a superior car in terms of interior appointments, technology, and build quality(I've sat in a new CTS, the interior is a lot nicer).

    I guess I'm a juvenile delinquent at heart, give me the old CTS-V 2 door, with its crazy styling and stupid horsepower, I'll take that any day of the week over the new CTS, especially for the same price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    Cadillac is still selling the "old" CTS-V alongside the new CTS V-sport sedan. The pricing is right on top of each other as well.

    Cars are an emotional purchase for me. Hands down I'd chose the old CTS-V with its rip-roaring supercharged v8. Granted the new CTS is a superior car in terms of interior appointments, technology, and build quality(I've sat in a new CTS, the interior is a lot nicer).

    I guess I'm a juvenile delinquent at heart, give me the old CTS-V 2 door, with its crazy styling and stupid horsepower, I'll take that any day of the week over the new CTS, especially for the same price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    Cadillac is still selling the "old" CTS-V alongside the new CTS V-sport sedan. The pricing is right on top of each other as well.

    Cars are an emotional purchase for me. Hands down I'd chose the old CTS-V with its rip-roaring supercharged v8. Granted the new CTS is a superior car in terms of interior appointments, technology, and build quality(I've sat in a new CTS, the interior is a lot nicer).

    I guess I'm a juvenile delinquent at heart, give me the old CTS-V 2 door, with its crazy styling and stupid horsepower, I'll take that any day of the week over the new CTS, especially for the same price.
    It depends.

    I loved my 630hp modified V2. Yet, I miss the character and tossability of my 440hp modified V1. The VSport is square in the middle of the two when it comes to the Nurburgring track times.

    If the VSport had a manual, I would probably prefer it to the V2 since it is lighter and handles better.

    All that will be moot with a V3...
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