I was looking at many 2dr coupes (Audi, Infiniti, BMW) but nothing turns heads more than this Caddy Coupe. Everyday people ask me about the car because they have never seen anything like it. Could use a better navigation interface for the younger generation but other than that.....Sweet Ride thats fun to drive.
Interior: - class defined unique. Love the accent lighting along the dashboard seam & how the lighting flows into the door seams. Seating is good for long trips & cruising. Better than the G37. Exterior: - eye catching head turning. love or hate it people will look. I love the center exhaust & they stayed true to the angular lines throughout the design. Performance: no Ferrari but don't slip on your shift in your 325 or it'll take over. is good enough. 0-60 in low 5's makes me smile, curvy roads, bring 'em on, it can handle it.
I could have chosen any car I wanted under $100K, & I chose the CTS 2 door Coupe in Diamond White Tri-coat. I love the color, sporty styling, body lines which are so futuristic & the dual exhaust tips in the middle of the car side by side just under the middle brake light looking like the tail of a speeding comet! I am 6 foot 5 inches tall & weigh just under 300 pounds & this car fit best for me as compared to the Camaro or the Corvette. No one can ride behind me so it is basically a 3 person car when I have my seat against the back seat but I don't care. Only if the XLR were to have looked so good! I think if you want or need a back seat, buy the four door CTS or the wagon. Yes, I'm in LOVE
I recently replaced my '08 red CTS sedan which I thoroughly loved, with a new 2011 Black CTS Coupe. Wow! I love this car more than my '08 CTS! The styling is fantastic! I have had about 22 new cars through the years and I have never received this many compliments on a car before, and I have had some really nice cars! The interior and exterior are beautiful. The seats are comfortable, the 304 HP with the 6 speed trans is very smooth and it uses regular gas! My '08 and my new coupe both are all wheel drive which are absolutely great in the snow, actually fun to drive! I went with the 18 inch all season tires and FE2 suspension which gives great handling and a firm but very nice ride.
I just came out of an '07 CTS V6 Direct Injection, Premium. The new CTS Coupe has some very significant improvements. There is a dramatic reduction in road noise and now the car is quiet. The drive is much more comfortable with improved shock absorption, braking, handling, and acceleration, but still feels sporty. Stereo speakers also significantly improved, and there is an incredible Navigation System and Hard Drive..Trunk is a little smaller, but rear seats go down. This car has been tweaked!
Performance Luxury Package ($2,440 -- includes Sapele Wood Trim Package: genuine Sapele wood trim on instrument panel, center console, door panels, steering wheel and shift knob; Luxury Level One Package: theft-deterrent system, rearview camera with LCD display located in the rearview mirror and accent lighting with LED spotlight and lighting pipes; Luxury Level Two Package: heated/ventilated front seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with memory, automatic cabin odor filtration and heated steering wheel); Audio System With Navigation ($2,145 -- includes AM/FM radio with CD/DVD player, MP3 playback, Bose 5.1 surround-sound 300-watt 10-speaker system, Radio Data System (RDS), USB and audio connectivity, 40GB hard drive device (HDD), steering wheel controls; HDD-based navigation system with 8-inch pop-up screen and XM NavTraffic/Real Time Weather); 19-Inch Summer Tire Performance Package ($2,090 -- includes steering-wheel-mounted shift-paddle controls; 19-by-8.5-inch polished wheels; P245/45ZR19 performance summer tires; performance cooling system; performance suspension with rear load leveling and power speed-sensitive variable assist steering; performance four-wheel antilock, four-wheel disc brake system); Moonroof ($700)
Cannot overcome rear tire grip for anything close to a launch with optimal tire spin. That said, the CTS's engine feels/sounds willing, shifting at redline smartly in either D or DS modes. Third gear feels exceptionally tall and is just enough for the quarter-mile. Very consistent collection of runs because there's very little I could do to affect a difference.
Medium-firm pedal, little idle stroke and very powerful brakes. Virtually no ABS flutter and excellent fade resistance. Minimal dive or suspension wind-up.
Skid pad: I expected more grip -- especially at the front -- than this. The understeer is not the tire-screeching type, but rather quiet and gradual. Nearly identical clockwise and counterclockwise results speak to its good balance. Steering loads up early and heavily -- too heavily for a modern power steering system. Slalom: Feels heavy and disinclined to change direction rapidly, despite its competitive results. Heavy steering, slow yaw response and more roll than I expected from the FE3 option. At the limit, there's not much feel for what's going on, but it's not threatening, either. Understeer eventually creeps in to make the car "late" at the next cone(s). Good, not great.