2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M)
I wanted the total package: V8, 400HP, 400TQ, RWD and all of the super sedan amenities. The CTS-V beat out the Lexus IS-F, Audi S5 and the Mercedes C63 AMG. The V is pure, automotive lust. Acceleration, braking and handling is incredible. Inside: leather, keyless, popup infotainment screen, back up camera, Bluetooth and remote start turns the HVAC and/or heated seats on for you, depending on temp. The Recaros aren't worth $3500 over the base seats, which offer nice lateral support. The CTS-V coupe IS the total package. A perfect daily driver, luxury coupe or track car, its easily worth $80- 100k. I've only owned imported cars until now and it's nice having American muscle in my garage.
Powertrain sounds as good as it drives. I honestly use the remote start just to hear it from the outside. :D Flexibility of the auto transmission is nice (consider: I'm a card-carrying MT guy). Hard drive and touchscreen infotainment system. Styling: the perfect mix of curves and angles.
Fuel economy stinks. Variable displacement? The tactile quality of interior materials is good, but well short of M- B, BMW, Lexus and Infiniti. The steering is a bit light an numb, but weights up nicely when driving aggressively. Sunroof only pops up, doesn't slide back. Save your money.
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