The 2004 Cadillac CTS is than my Mercedes-Benz E55
By dave-v on
2004 Cadillac CTS-V 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
Let me preface this by saying that I
am a German car snob. My most recent
car was a 2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG. I have
also had a BMW 540i, Porsche 996, Porsche 993,
etc. This car really takes the cake. It is VERY fast,
handles great and rides stiff but not too much so.
The motor makes power everywhere.
You are in 4th and roll up
to a stop sign - no problem the torque
will pull you away from a dead stop.
You are always in the right gear.
Kudos to the overdrive gear. At 75mph
you are barely turning 2,000 rpm so I
often get nearly 27 MPG. The seats are
comfortable, although they could use
more lateral support. The brakes are
the best I have ever had on a 4 door
car. GM really got this one right. Thanks
to Bob Lutz. I do not miss the E55.
Motor, brakes, suspension, minimalist
interior, smooth shifting tranny,
intake growl, exhaust note - I could
go on - this car really is wonderful
It sould use more lateral support for the seats.
Also, it needs volume control for the stero on
the steering wheel and the wheel should telescope.
I would also like a spare tire to give some
latitude in tire choice. I don't really care for the F1 run flats