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Old Apr 3rd 2014, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by markonline1
Got one of these parked at work at the minute
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u...7DD35A7E9C.jpg

I can't describe how utterly gorgeous this car is. The photo doesn't do it justice whatsoever. I've always thought the CTS looks ok , but the CTS-V is nothing short of a beast! A great looking beast at that!!!!
The wheels on that one look pretty cheesy.

I have never really liked the CTS - it just looks flimsy, in a way that a BMW, Mercedes, Jag, or Audi don't. The corners and creases give it an origami look, and IMO its appearance doesn't do justice to its performance.

Given that a car of such extreme capabilities is never going to be used anywhere close to its limits on the road, I would take any of the other brands I mentioned above (OK, perhaps not the Mercedes), and few others besides, before I'd buy a CTS.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
The wheels on that one look pretty cheesy.

I have never really liked the CTS - it just looks flimsy, in a way that a BMW, Mercedes, Jag, or Audi don't. The corners and creases give it an origami look, and IMO its appearance doesn't do justice to its performance.

Given that a car of such extreme capabilities is never going to be used anywhere close to its limits on the road, I would take any of the other brands I mentioned above (OK, perhaps not the Mercedes), and few others besides, before I'd buy a CTS.
I quite like the car, though it's not something I would want for myself. Are those wheels OEM though? 'cos they look like they needed about another 1000 bucks spent on 'em.
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Originally Posted by markonline1
Got one of these parked at work at the minute
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u...7DD35A7E9C.jpg

I can't describe how utterly gorgeous this car is. The photo doesn't do it justice whatsoever. I've always thought the CTS looks ok , but the CTS-V is nothing short of a beast! A great looking beast at that!!!!
Those wheels are horrific.

The OEM ones aren't great, but they are a country mile better than those!
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I don't know, I get the impression Caddy is at least trying with the CTS and the V is incredible.

Though I can't for the life of me figure out why they discontinued the Fleetwood

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The photo taken on my iPhone is unfortunately pretty shite. It's personal taste, but the wheels looked far better in the flesh than in that photo. I'm the first to poo poo crap cheap alloys, but they actually looked fantastic on the car.
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There's one main problem with it...


It's a GM!
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There's one main problem with it. ...... It's a GM!
So presumably it's been recalled!
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Someone up the road has just got a Maserati along with a no Range Rover.

They probably cost more than their gaff
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Someone up the road has just got a Maserati along with a no Range Rover.

They probably cost more than their gaff
That's pretty common round here, especially if you take the historic "new" price compared to the value of their home. The poor parts of town are dotted with Caddies, Lincolns, Mercs, BMWs and Lexuses parked outside house worth $30k-$50k.

The funny thing is that Maseratis are fairly cheap when they reach 8-10 years old. You can pick up a very nice looking one for $15k, and some are down closer to $10k, and they are classy/classic enough that they really don't look dated.

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Finally, a reason the Rambler beat the Caddy:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301147519072...E:B:SS:US:3160

Beep, beep.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enqNl7tdLR4

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Funny! .... I had guessed the drag race was going to end when they came to a bend.
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Originally Posted by markonline1
Got one of these parked at work at the minute
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u...7DD35A7E9C.jpg

I can't describe how utterly gorgeous this car is. The photo doesn't do it justice whatsoever. I've always thought the CTS looks ok , but the CTS-V is nothing short of a beast! A great looking beast at that!!!!
I am at a loss for words to describe how buttass ugly it is.
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I am at a loss for words to describe how buttass ugly it is.
Oh, go on, have a go
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Latest consumer report verdicts on cars:

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/27/c...rst-cars-2014/
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