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Going from 1st to 2nd gen CTS

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Picked up my 1st gen from service today. Made some basic things but my mechanic said it would soon be time for some more expensive repairs.

I have been looking for a 2nd gen CTS-V for a while and was close before x-mas but the vehicle had manual transmission and I want aut.

It is damn difficult to find a good CTS-V in Northern Europe - so back to the mechanic.

He had a 2013 white fully loaded 2nd gen 3.6 estate with Recaro seats and paddle shift. I tried it and it is impressive compared to my old Caddy. And the 3.6 works really well with perfect balance in the vehicle. The car is his own car (no sale - I simply take over the leasing contract) has low mileage and the mechanic has changed a lot of parts just to make it feel like new. Simply put: this is the best kept Cadillac in Northern Europe.

Has any of you driven both the CTS 3.6 and 6.2? I guess you can't compare when it comes to pure acceleration, but how is the handling of the cars, I guess the 6.2 should be nose heavy and brakes on their limits with 567 bhp.

The 3.6 has winter tires, treated with anti corrosion, has towbar - simply all the things I need and would have to buy in case I go for the CTS-V. It is not possible for me to test the CTS-V as I have to import it from Germany.

What would you do?

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That's crazy, not even like 300 hp is all that much to be honest, and the CTS is not exactly fast even with that 300+ hp. Hope you get it sorted soon and can start enjoying driving it!!
Yup, crazy.
My friggin Tahoe is 320 hp!
It is funny, no one would like to steal this car in Europe. From the other hand $1000 for insurance is not so bad. I pay similar for 2008 CTS though having max discount due to no-claims.
Kkuz: you are right. But because of the open borders we have gangs coming up from Eastern Europe/Russia with trucks.

They steal it from public parking lots at night. When it is discovered the next day the car is already in Belarus.

A white Cadillac in Moscow looks gooood! :)

On a more serious note: the insurance guy said Cadillac is the brand in Denmark where they have the most cases of vandalism. Apparently envy...

I made the insurance so I dont pay self insurance if my car is vandalised.

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I think, those gangs steal BMW, Mercedes, Lexus or Rover, not exotic cars like Cadillac. I am sure someone in Moscow wants to have Cadillac he will buy new one.
Interesting is why so much vandalism is related to Cadillacs, maybe it is just statistical issue. ;)
I hope you are right. Im getting a sat tracker now and a big sticker: "touch it and you die".

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I was never affraid about mine. I think today luxury cars are stolen on order or for other criminal acts. People who wants to have such "exotic" car are individuals and they will not be looking for it on the black market.
Seems like all I need to do is to remove the trunk insignia (already replaced the grille) no one knows what it is anyway. Besides there are A Lot of exotics in Orlando already, you need a clown car to stand out.

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