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2008 Cadillac CTS

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  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Yup, I've driven one of my student's CTS-Vs at the track. Nice car, a bit soft/disconnected steering on-track but overall a decent on-track car. If they weren't so expensive and I lived below the Mason-Dixon line it would be on my list of cars to own. Still though, throw in just a bit of rain, and I'll run all over one at the track with my 94 Legacy.

    -mike
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Yep, I suppose the Legacy, will out run one in the rain...Well until you put on 4 rain tires on the CTS-V :P

    The 2009' CTS-V could have as much as 600 hp. Now that will be one impressive car and as I've said before if the car can some how maintain it's current MSRP price I might be a owner of one. ;)

    Rocky
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Here is the thing, with 600hp, it's really only good for one thing, drag racing. Oh and even with rain tires the legacy would be all over a CTS-V on the road course.

    If they do sell a CTS-V with 600hp you can bet with options it'll tip the price to >$50k maybe even as high as $60k or more. Look at the SLR-V that is priced >$100k, last time I checked anyway.

    Can anyone guess my favorite part on the CTS-V?

    -Mike
    Motorsports and Tuning Host
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Here is the thing, with 600hp, it's really only good for one thing, drag racing. Oh and even with rain tires the legacy would be all over a CTS-V on the road course.

    600 hp. is useable for more than just Drag Racing. :P

    I agree in a road course the Legacy would eat the CTS-V's lunch. However on a large road with moderate turns the "V" would out power your legacy with rain shoes. :blush:

    If they do sell a CTS-V with 600hp you can bet with options it'll tip the price to >$50k maybe even as high as $60k or more.

    Well they cost $52K now. My best guess would me in the mid to high $50K range. Ya know maybe $56-58K seems about right.

    Look at the SLR-V that is priced >$100k, last time I checked anyway.

    You mean the XLR-V convertible or the STS-V ? The XLR-V starts at $79K and the STS-V strts at $77K

    Can anyone guess my favorite part on the CTS-V?

    I would guess the manual shifter ? ;)

    Rocky
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I agree in a road course the Legacy would eat the CTS-V's lunch. However on a large road with moderate turns the "V" would out power your legacy with rain shoes.

    Yup like I said "Drag" racing.

    You mean the XLR-V convertible or the STS-V ? The XLR-V starts at $79K and the STS-V strts at $77K

    XLR-V convertible. According to Cadillac.com it starts at $98,300 Just "built" one with Silver color and Black leather, $100,000 on the nose.

    I would guess the manual shifter ?
    Engine and trans are nice, but they are useless without the Brembos! :)

    -mike
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    My mistake I must of clicked the wrong XLR, as not the V. Regardless the CTS-V is a nice automobile but not as nice as the 09' is going to be. :shades:

    Rocky
  • Rocky / Ranger:




    Car & Driver 2008 CTS

    According to C&D article (link above) the rear legroom is up by an inch or so. I read somewhere that this is due the new "slimline" design of front seatbacks. Rear shoulder room is also about an inch wider as overall width grows by 2" or so. Legroom difference may not mean much, though, unless there's some lateral foot room under the front seats. With all the electric motors and stuff under there, it's pretty crowded under there in my 2003. My concern is more about rear headroom, which I can't imagine will be any better due to the sleeker design of the C-pillar.

    But then again, what do I care, since I'm usually in the driver's seat? :shades:

    Can't wait for the GM Dealerworld site to be updated to check out the option bundling, etc. 2008 STS, SRX and XLR have been up since April 2. The suspense is killing me! Watch this link!

    Online Ordering Guide
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,476
    ... is up.
    Your Local Dealer ought to now be able to answer many questions...
    - Ray
    Waiting for the CTS-v variant....
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    I was just getting ready to post that. This car has impressive equipment levels. The good thing is you can get almost all of the options on either car so you arent limited.
  • The good thing is you can get almost all of the options on either car so you arent limited.

    And that's the way it should be. Give me some choice in how I configure my car. Unlike Acura which is "all or nothing."
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    With the proper technique, you could manage to ride a *motorcycle* in the snow or on ice.

    That's a bit of a stretch - a properly informed rider wouldn't want to attempt something like that in the first place.

    Biker, who agrees that the avg persons' driving skills are way behind the capabilities of most cars.
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    About the only thing I dont like is the wheel designs. I wish more than two were offered or at least two superior designs were offered. The equipment levels are great though, the car is lacking nothing.
  • bruceomegabruceomega Posts: 250
    rayainsw,

    Is the order guide for the 08 CTS on the web?

    I went to the order guide link in the previous post, but could not see any of the information. It appeared to be designed to print out info, but I'm at work and don't want to use the office printer for this.

    Is there any way I can just view the specifics on the 08 CTS?

    Thanks
    Bruce
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,476
    Select 'Print Book'.
    Select 'Print Model'.
    Click Print & it will open a new window - in Acrobat Reader.
    You can then save the file...
    HTH
    - Ray
    A bit confused about some of the interactions \ exclusions between the new "Collections".....
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    what interactions are you talking about? On GMI people were saying there were errors in the order guide but I didnt know what they were referring to. I didnt see anything major when I looked at it.
  • 150mphclub150mphclub Posts: 317
    Did not work that way for me, but I played with it for a while and I finally got the information to come up and print (including all the RPO codes).
  • bruceomegabruceomega Posts: 250
    Ray,

    Thank you very much. That worked, and I saved a copy.

    A couple of things I noticed are:

    - You can get a split folding rear seat

    - There are 3 suspension choices. I would be interested in the middle one: Sport with 18" all season tires and AWD.

    - You have to pay extra for a compact spare, an inflator kit is standard, but no mention at all of RFTs (good)

    - The curb weight for the RWD car with AT (for either engine choice) is 3568 pounds. That's a bit less than a BWM 535i with Steptronic at 3703 pounds.

    - No specifics on the AWD

    Bruce
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,476
    I was referring to the various footnotes associated with:

    PDP Luxury Collection
    PDQ Premium Luxury Collection
    PDR Performance Collection
    Y40 Luxury Level One Package
    Y41 Luxury Level Two Package
    Y42 18" (45.7 cm) All-Season Tire Performance Package
    Y43 18" (45.7 cm) Summer Tire Performance Package

    For example, re: PDR:
    2 - Not available with (PDP) Luxury Collection, (PDQ) Premium Luxury Collection, (MN6)
    6-speed manual transmission or Fleet order types. Available with (Y40) Luxury Level One
    Package, (Y41) Luxury Level Two Package and (Y43) 18" (45.7 cm) Summer Tire
    Performance Package. (P75) 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) aluminum wheels with premium
    multi-coat painted finish and (QKE) P235/50R18 V-rated all-season blackwall tires are
    upgradeable to (P63) 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) aluminum wheels with high-polished
    finish and (QUR) P235/50ZR18 Y-rated summer only performance blackwall tires when
    (Y43) 18" (45.7 cm) summer Tire Performance Package is ordered.

    I simply need to spend a little time determining exactly what can & cannot be ordered together here.

    Just out of curiosity.

    - Ray
    Wondering when CTS-v details will be released – and what engines \ transmissions \ equipment will be standard & available . . .
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    I wouldnt expect to see anything about the CTS-V until the Detroit show next year. Most are predicting it will have the Z06 engine but we'll see. Prior to that I read it would be getting a supercharged V8.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Yep with 515-600 hp.

    Rocky
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