My first Caddy.
My 3rd sports wagon (4th if you count a parent's Subaru that I cut my teeth on).
I was in the market for a sports wagon that would be a little bigger than my beloved 2005 Subaru Outback XT Limited.
That XT engine was a 300 whp (thanks to open source safe tuning) with 2 tone dash (black upper to keep glare down) but tan leather for heat rejection, a huge sunroof, heated seats, dual climate control, etc.
Panamera's lack of 5 seats, and S7 too, ruled them out (3 kids).
The lack of
BMW 5 series wagons since 2010 and the Audi Allroad based on the smaller A4 left a gap in the market, and on a lark, I test drove the CTS-V wagon.
Holy Handling Batman, this thing is amazing.
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I've had this car for 2500 miles now.
All of the superlatives lavished on it by the auto press are apt and well deserved.
I traded a 2005 CTS-V sedan and a 2010 CTS Performance Series Wagon in on this 2012 car that combines the functionality of both, a terrific if unusual combination.
The car is docile and tractable when needs be and a manageable, hairy beast when the opportunity arises to let 'er rip.
My mileage during break-in averaged 19 mpg, a little higher than EPA spec as has been my experience with my previous "V".
The rainsense wipers take some getting used to...I would prefer a simple timeout as in past models...find it distracting waiting for the wiper to resond.
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