I agree, FredK. Here is my 6 month progress report on my 2019 CT6 ownership experience: 2000 miles with no problems, no issues, no questions and no reason to return to the dealership since delivery. So, yes, I'm happy with it, for what it is.
The new 10 speed transmission is vastly superior to the crude clunkiness of the 8 speed transmission used in the 2016-1018 CT6. That being said, no transmission beyond 6 speeds can be considered ‘perfect’ as engineers seem compelled to complicate the simple matter of shifting. I will always be puzzled about the elusive benefits of this trend. That being said, coming from an incredibly bad experience with failed transmissions, this 2019 is a great driver.
Having owned three of these things, one’s expectations of quality tend be adjusted downward to the reality of a vehicle at this price point. With no drama and long absences for repairs, I have really enjoyed driving this one. This is a great $50,000 car and the MSRP price above that has to cover the glossy lifestyle magazines, social media presence, high performance race track scene and SUV advertising budget. GM forced the division to economize with interior materials, resulting with a very average GM cockpit. GM then forces a generic power train on the division and they are told to attach a nice looking body, promote the lifestyle associated with the brand and keep it down to 10,000 units a year. It's not an SUV and GM really doesn't care much.
It's a very attractive sedan and it's interesting to be driving such a rare car here in NY. I have never seen another CT6 on the roads around here.