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Gosh... if we were talking about people instead of cars I would call you guys all racists.
Its like when I try to talk about the new SVT Cobra or GT40 to a hardcore Honda (at minimum "import") buddy at work, its immediately dismissed as "Ford crap".


I'm like... ok brand loyalty is alright when purchasing, but how can you claim these are "crap" when you know absolutely NOTHING specific about the GT40 for example??? Ugh...

And while the M5 is still a gorgeous vehicle, its quite heavy at over 4K lbs already. If this hot-rod Caddy were out right now... mags are already raving about the handling of the current CTS, but in addition it'd have more power and torque with the excellent LS6 possibly mated to a 6-speed paddle shifter, while being a good 500lbs lighter. And like the SVT Focus is to the regular ZX3, it'd probably pick up some nice visual accents as well (trim, interior, wheels). The styling and luxury evaluation isn't quite as cut and dry, but it sounds like it would either match or exceed the M5s performance, which is nothing to laugh at.

This isn't a typical car that Cadillac is known for building, so why dismiss it based soley on the rep of the "old-man plush luxo-cruiser" models in their lineup? If you've seen and driven a CTS and "haaated it" (*two snaps*) then thats a different matter...
 

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Well, no doubt the styling is polorizing. You either hate it or love it. Oddly, to me the styling looks like a 40-50s interpretation of the future. Hard to argue its not bold and fresh though. Actually reminds me of the Aprilia Futura, which also took some getting used to from a styling standpoint but ended up being a GREAT ST performer.





Would look kinda neat to have those two parked next to each other.
I thought the interior was very comfy (nice seats) and looked pretty decked out luxo wise. I only know M3s for comparison (haven't sat in a M5 to compare). The power argument kindof goes out the window if the CTSi is getting over 400hp and 400ftlbs though.


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