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Am definitely going with one or the other but damn I'm torn! Have driven both and would be happy with either but I can decide!! :banghead:

This is going to be my Daily Driver used for both family and business.

I have plenty of choices for sub 20k ODO CTS-V's in the 2013 model year. Found plenty of 2014 V-Sport Premiums for a little more money. Price isn't a big concern either way.

What made you all choose the V-Sport vs a V?
 

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Assuming you mean a V2 sedan.

IMHO, the looks of the new body style are far superior. It's bigger, lighter, better mileage, and has far more, and better developed, technology.

The only advantage of the V2 is 556 HP vs 420 HP, and either are far more than sufficient for public roads. Probably currently more of an aftermarket for the V2, but I imagine that will change when the ATS-V comes out with essentially the same engine as the VSport.
 

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Naturally you'll get biased answers here...with that said I think that the Vsport is a better car all around, particularly for a daily driver :) A V2 with the 6M option is a pretty tasty car though, but I'd consider it more of a weekend car that you could mod and one that is more singularly focused. The Vsport has some depth to its personality; nearly silent family hauler or a loud (albeit some of it artificial) track day star. For me the biggest bonus for the Vsport is the chassis, its really one of the best on the road right now. Now if you we're looking at a V2 wagon with the 6M, that would be tough for me. Just can't get my wife to get on board with the wagon thing, she still has scars from the fake wood 70's I guess.
 

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well, one of the reasons was as you stated: 2014 with no miles vs 2013 with a year of abuse on the clock.
Plus:
300 lbs lighter
much better gas mileage
8-spd vs 6-spd (autos)
new body style vs old

In exchange for:
only marginally slower in a straight line
less than 3 secs slower at VIR (lightning lap published times)

It all depends on your priorities. If it is performance at all costs, then your answer is clear.
 

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I have only had the opportunity to see and sit in a V Sport at an auto show. Would love to get the opportunity to drive one.

They are terrific cars from everything I've seen and read.

If you want the latest tech, excellent chassis, beautiful interior, great performance and the latest body style (love everything but the rear end), choose the V Sport.

If you want superior performance with a much greater potential for modifying, bold and timelessly beautiful exterior, luxurious (but dated compared to the V Sport) interior, choose the V.

I could have chosen a V Sport instead of a second V but didn't want to give up any performance. I was spoiled.
My youngest son had finished school and moved out, so my wife and I no longer needed a sedan. That and the CTS coupe, especially in V form, stole my heart.

No regrets whatsoever.

Having said that, yours is a wonderful predicament to be in. Choosing between a V and V Sport. With either one you are sure to be very happy!
 

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If it were just me driving, or just a weekend car, then the used V. But if you're going to have your family in it, then I would go for the Vsport. Better fuel mileage, a better chassis, better tech. It all adds up! Our Vsport belongs to my wife, and she absolutely loves the car. And I've driven it aggressively, and on winding mountain roads, and it fills the bill for my sports car need for speed! I highly recommend it!
 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Drove them both again today and am going to drive the Audi S4 one more time as it's refinement, especially inside and AWD given I'm in Ohio are calling me.
 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Drove them both again today and am going to drive the Audi S4 one more time as it's refinement, especially inside and AWD given I'm in Ohio are calling me.
I threw a set of winter tires on my VSport and have had no trouble at all this winter in North Jersey. I came from an Audi A6 and was concerned about winter traction. No worries with dedicated winter tires. Keep in mind the S4 comes with summer tires. They may not be the best in Ohio in winter even with Quattro.
 

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I was between a V and Vsport last summer. It's true that the V is the speed champ. No question. I found the Vsport the better all-around car, especially as a family car and daily driver. It was bigger, a much-improved interior (and in Kona brown, it's stunning), better tech even with CUE, a better ride, and nicer looking. The V is beginning to look dated through no fault of its own. The body style has been around for 7 years, an eternity in the automotive world. I just knew I would regret not getting the Vsport every time I saw the light blades headed in my direction. Just my opinion here. The V is still one awesome car.
 

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I've owned both, so here's my take:

CTS-V Pro: savage power accompanied by a great soundtrack. Nice interior and the recaros are good as well.
CTS-V Con: Infotainment system is missing a fair amount of tech. It feels a bit heavy compared with the Vsport. Stupid headrest is always up against the back of your head - I ended up turning it around. Worrisome warranty extension on the supercharger.

Vsport Pro: light, responsive chassis. Nice infotainment tech. Interior is step above the V.
Vsport Con: crappy exhaust sound, the V puts it to shame. Power is good, but not great - tempted to get the Trifecta tune.

If I were to choose, I would probably go with the V by a slim margin. The way the motor pulls and the sound it makes tips the scale.

I've also owned a B5 Audi S4 - beautiful interior, but nose-heavy. Having said this, it's fun to figure out how to best use the four-wheel drive capability in the corners if you get a chance to enjoy a track day.
 

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Thanks for the input everyone. Definitely been an interesting couple three weeks of looking and driving cars and talking ups and downs of each. Between the two Caddy's I've got plenty of time
behind the wheel of each and while the performance aspect of the Gen 2 is strong, the looks are still sharp, it's just overall dated in many ways. That's okay. The Gen 3 VSport isn't pefect but
either. Very nice car overall but a little quirky in styling that I could get used to. The front just looks so different than the back it's like two different teams put their creations together. The
interiors is nice but the controls of CUE and the buttons are not at all fun to use.

That said, none of the above is why I'm going back to a German car. For me, this is going to be a daily driver for work and family and in all kinds of weather. The "experience" of the fun
side of any performance sedan is key to me and with that the Caddy's that performance would really only be best enjoyed during dry periods. Ohio has rain snow and a mix of weather throughout the
year that would severly limit the fun factor from peaking. I noticed this most this week as it rained and was also snowy. Not that I'll be racing around town in either case but the Audi
lineup does allow for AWD fun and performance too. I'm dropping down a size in car and going with the 2013+ B8.5 Style S4 with the 3.0l Supercharged engine.

Those that know this car and motor, know it's under rated in power and also know that with a simple, proven and very reliable pulley swap and tune it will run low 12's at 116+mph. That's stout
for any car let alone a two ton AWD sedan that an win a stoplight race against even much more powerful cars as the AWD system and DSG tranny work so well together. Add in the sports
differential gearing and the cloverleaf turns I hit become 10x more enjoyable.

It's the only auto tranny that shifts exactly like I want it to and the interior of the car while not without some design quirks is very well done.

Thanks to all that helped walk me through some questions and provided me the feedback I needed. Enjoy the cars and IMO, go for the tune being offered. For the money, it's steal and the
posts I've read here and elsewhere seem to really show it as a solid performance upgrade.
 

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Looks like you made your decision, but thought I would add my experience.

Back in the fall of 2013 I had my CTS 3.6 AWD coupe in for routine service. I walked in the showroom and saw a CTS-V coupe next to a V-Sport. I walked around both of those cars for a while, but in the end there was no question in my mind which car wanted and that was a V-Coupe, dated technology and all. Admittedly I didn't drive the V-Sport, but I knew that I would be compromising nothing from a performance standpoint with the V. It wasn't truly an apples to apples comparison as it was the coupe specifically that I fell in love with. I live in SE Michigan where the CTS is everywhere due to employee leases and such. I see the new V-sport all the time and after a year and a half, I have absolutely no regrets. I love, Love, LOVE my V-coupe..

My biggest complaint about the V is the outdated infotainment system. Especially the Handsfree feature that is laggy, glitchy and slow. That is it. Good luck with your choice and congratulations. Audi makes some beautiful cars.
 

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Coming late to the thread, but it was interesting to me since I went from S4 to Vsport. It is a great car and you will like it. I always thought it got less love than it deserved.
 

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That V8 6M S4 Avant from around 2004 I think it was...dang did I want that car sooo bad. Audi makes a great car and probably the best interiors of any automaker. Out here in CA its rear drive and summer tires year round and the Vsport is absolutely stunning in these conditions. Audi makes attractive cars, albeit with classic lines and generally understated detailing, so I can see why you think the CTS is "quirky". Frankly the CTS is, to me, the most attractive car made at the moment, I can't stop staring at it!
 

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On all the boards I'm on and newer ones I've joined, I've seen a large number of former or current Audi owners that now have a Caddy in place or next to one another. Funny. I do wish they made the Avant Wagons.
 
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