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    2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport getting rave reviews

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    0.95g on the skidpad and braking from 60mph in 103 feet- and this isn't even the CTS-V!

    Car and Driver

    Highs:

    High-spec tech, lots of civilized power, room with amenities.
    Lows:

    Prices can get shocking.
    Verdict:

    Cadillac finally buys its way into the in crowd.
    0-60 in 4.4 seconds with the 420 hp V6! This is what DeNysschen is talking about when he says that V8s don't have much of a future. Some day, the M56 will be replaced by a turbo V6 if this is any indication. Another ridiculous skidpad reading at 0.97g. This car outgrips the entire compact sport sedan class, despite being a foot longer and several hundred pounds heavier! Did GM steal some of the GT-R chassis engineers?

    Consumer Reports first drive video:


    "If you think you need to buy an Audi, BMW, or Mercedes Benz to have a good-driving sports sedan- you're wrong. This car drives better."

    I hope that Infiniti is paying attention to this car as they redesign the Q70. It looks like Cadillac is going to have the best car in its class for a few years.

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    Very impressive!!
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    GM has always had it in them to make cars like this, given their well over 80 years of constant research, development, and engineering. They've always just been too g..damn conservative to actually do things like this.

    "When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change."

    In GM's case, their recent bankruptcy. Being on death's door for a few years made them finally wake up and take some risks. DOHC V6 in the Malibu and Camaro, not being stagnant on the CTS's evolution, making the Corvette impossibly more awesome each year, etc. Adapt or die (see: Blockbuster).

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    You know, GM's renaissance after their near-death experience is similar to Nissan's. In the late 90s, Nissan needed to be essentially bailed out by Renault when they became partners. New CEO Ghosn slashed costs initially- taking some heat for "cheap" interiors (that still held up well over time), but quickly began reinvesting some profits into the development of some amazing automobiles. Soon after, we saw the revival of the Z, the G35 and other wonderful FM-based RWD Infinitis, and a monster, globally-available GT-R. GM is now putting out the best products in its history. They are so impressive that I had to mention in the OP that Nissan/Infiniti had better be watching. The target for the next Infiniti Q70 should be this car and not the 5-series. Ten years ago no one could have imagined that Nissan would be learning lessons on how to build great cars from GM, and not the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayG35 View Post
    You know, GM's renaissance after their near-death experience is similar to Nissan's. In the late 90s, Nissan needed to be essentially bailed out by Renault when they became partners. New CEO Ghosn slashed costs initially- taking some heat for "cheap" interiors (that still held up well over time), but quickly began reinvesting some profits into the development of some amazing automobiles. Soon after, we saw the revival of the Z, the G35 and other wonderful FM-based RWD Infinitis, and a monster, globally-available GT-R. GM is now putting out the best products in its history. They are so impressive that I had to mention in the OP that Nissan/Infiniti had better be watching. The target for the next Infiniti Q70 should be this car and not the 5-series. Ten years ago no one could have imagined that Nissan would be learning lessons on how to build great cars from GM, and not the other way around.
    GM is indeed doing quite well.

    Meanwhile, ten years after the original G35, Road & Track says 1) the new Q50 is not a Q45 successor, but a G37 successor [in case our readers are STILL confused] and 2. it's in fourth place in our comparison test, after a CADILLAC, a Bimmer, and a Lexus.

    UGH-! I hope the sushi in Hong Kong is to their liking.
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    If you guys think some of the Infiniti dealers have crappy service & bad attitudes, you'll just LOVE the GM dealers !
    After all, they are doing you a HUGE favor just to be there & listen to your whinny arsed problem. Actually fixing it, well ..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    If you guys think some of the Infiniti dealers have crappy service & bad attitudes, you'll just LOVE the GM dealers !
    After all, they are doing you a HUGE favor just to be there & listen to your whinny arsed problem. Actually fixing it, well ..............
    A fair point. Infiniti has some poor dealerships, but people seem to like them better than GM's. Mercedes and Lexus dealers usually rank the highest in customer service.

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    How good is the new CTS?



    How about good enough for MT to admit that it owns their favorite midsize sport-sedan, the GS350 F-sport? Of course, we know that the Caddy locked up C.O.T.Y. so it may come as no surprise.

    To see Mercedes and Cadillac provide the best luxury, performance, and quality in this class of car is quite amazing. These two brands have come full-circle after many years of half-hearted efforts. Now it's their competition that doesn't seem to know what it's doing. Wow.

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