Yes, yes he did.Did he just compare a V to a mini?
WRX too. Fingers must have gotten "busy" below his waist before he could type Civic SI R-type Mugen or whatever other import fanboi POC.If performance is what you/me are looking for - wouldn't a WRX Sti or Cooper JCW be a better car - I mean these things are $70K plus and truly - I am no seeing it.
How do you disable it easily?I simply disable the auto brake when I back out of my garage so I don't get the neck-jarring e-brake stops then re-enable it when I put it drive and go. Should I have to? No, but I don't think it's a big deal.
There are 3 buttons on the right of the CUE screen. I believe it's the middle one. Just press and viola! You've disabled it and should see a message that reads that auto brake is disabled.CTSVsport said:How do you disable it easily? I have the same problem, it picks up the door frame or trash can and engages. Annoying? A bit, but it's doing what it's supposed to.
Can't relate...Well good to see you folks are discussing. Let me specify what I mean - meant.
The cts v sport is a great car - yes it is fast, yes it is luxurious (more so than any $60-$75K car) and yes it handles like a much lighter and smaller car (especially in sport or track modes). It is a fantastic drivers car - except for its integrated tech.
I will continue to say that it pulled a little better sub 3K RPM in the first 15K miles than it does now - it seems it wakes up at 3200-3500RPM and then goes with the power band and yes, the transmission does look for shifts that are sometimes contrary to the driving mode.
I may have a bad apple regarding the CUE and the advance braking systems, but the active brake will literally throw itself on when I am backing up as it "senses" variations of the angles of the road or that objects are too close when in fact they are not. I have discussed this with the dealer and they say it is probably normal as it is designed to prevent an unexpected impact. I find this to be annoying and ridiculous. That said, it is my understanding that all premium luxury/ sport vehicles are moving toward the "HAL 2001 let me decide for you" mode when it comes to tech, so perhaps moving forward, this is just the way it is going to be in cars. The CUE is slow to boot, sometimes get confused in multiple commands and frankly, I do not like iPads so why would I want my infotainment/nav/climate system to be like that?
That is the beginning and the end of my gripes - the car is otherwise great and put together extremely well.
However, the relationship to a smaller less luxurious sport style car was simple: Lots of bang for the buck - great handling, acceleration, braking and not as much high tech fluff that the luxe/sport world is demanding. Also, that comment was aimed more at the ATS than CTS - I merely was discussing a few of the shortcomings of my car.
If you can get with .4-.5 seconds of a 75K automobile and handle brake and corner as well as one for $30K less - it will beget a comparison. If not by me, then by someone at some car magazine...Lightning Lap anyone? (they did it with the $100K Jaguar XFR-S versus CTS V Sport at $59K and said they V Sport was 1/10th of a second slower and comparably effortless to the Jag around the track - so I am not too far off here) When these factors are taken into consideration, and GM seems slow as molasses to get these new Vs to the dealers - then yes - maybe one (I) may think on some level these cars are marginal in certain respects in relation to the overall sporting experience of driving when looking at less expensive tech invasive products that deliver excellent performance.
For the sake of a visual explanation - I have attached a picture of what I believe to be a very good combination of advance tech and visceral feel with respect to switchgear on a dashboard - many of you may say - "hey that does not look that different that the 2nd Gen CTS interior" - to which I would say - if they only slightly updated the tech and went way upscale on the materials like they have on the new CTS interior, the 2nd Gen CTS interior would still be class leading.
I still look forward to seeing the ATS V and driving it when it arrives.