Test drove a '09 CTS-V

Status
Not open for further replies.

JJ650

Golden Member
Apr 16, 2000
1,959
0
76
I had this past Friday off and was just out and about doing some errands. I was driving past the local caddy dealer and noticed a 09 cts-v in the used parking lot. Since I was busy, I kept on driving.
Later on I stopped at my wife's and mother-in-law's company to bring them some lunch. I mentioned the car to the mom-in-law (she loves the V series) and she called them. In 15 minutes they had the car sitting in her parking lot for a demo drive.
The dealer owner, myself and mom-in law took off for a spin.
First he drove, then she drove and finally I drove.

Holy frikin hell that car is a beast. It was WAY more impressive than the previous CTS-V's. The interior is world's beyond the '07. Much more refined and a lot more comfortable. The seats hug you in all of the right places and feel nice. The dash and center console look great as well and the nav screen is nifty, but I really don't like that is has to move up in order for you to use it. It's a moot point considering how much better everything else was.

We took it on some back twisty roads that weren't very crowded and he told us to let it rip. The clutch was smooth and engaged well. It was some serious neck snapping power and it hangs the turns like a champ.
It had 12.5k on the odometer and they were asking $55k for it. Full warranty, etc. Nothing wrong with it. It was a trade in (according to the dealer). Need to carfax it and make sure of the history. They just got it earlier in the week.
She may spring for it. Hell, I would if I had the cash.
 

BlackTigers

Diamond Member
Jan 15, 2006
4,493
2
71
My dad got to drive one of them a few weeks ago, and I took a back seat for it. The car was incredibly refined, I loved the feel of the seats and the comfort the car offered. It was amazing.

The guy from the dealer told my dad to have fun when he gave us a back road to toy with. Holy shit, that car was fast and could be very painful. My dad was whipping it around corners at speeds that I've never felt in a car, and the dealer was laughing the entire time. I was fearing for my life. My dad had commented that it was the smoothest driving car he'd ever been in.
 

KIAman

Diamond Member
Mar 7, 2001
3,342
23
81
I am not surprised the clutch, transmission and engine worked so well together. It is corvette material! IMO, I think Cadillac is finally competing, driving-wise, to the Germans. They've always been a comfortable and powerful ride but they've learned a lot on how to tune a chassis.
 

Dr. Detroit

Diamond Member
Sep 25, 2004
8,157
624
126
Did the one you drive have the $3K optional Recaro seats?

I like the hide-away Nav. Since they are used infrequently it freshens up the dash without having a large 6" screen in the center of it.


 

JJ650

Golden Member
Apr 16, 2000
1,959
0
76
Originally posted by: Fmr12B
Did the one you drive have the $3K optional Recaro seats?

I like the hide-away Nav. Since they are used infrequently it freshens up the dash without having a large 6" screen in the center of it.

Possibly. They grabbed you well and kept you in place. To be honest, I didn't bother look at the seats too much!! :p
 

Arkaign

Lifer
Oct 27, 2006
20,736
1,377
126
Awesome :)

That car will truly be a legend even decades from now, in my prediction. With GM's troubles, global economic changes, and more stringent nanny gov't regulations, that is probably going to be the pinnacle of US performance vehicles (outside of the pure sports car world of the Vettes, Saleens, etc) for quite some time.

Great that you got to experience it in a near-mint example. :thumbsup:
 

AdamK47

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
15,216
2,841
126
If I didn't hate my job and want to move to Hawaii to become a taro farmer I'd probably get one.
 

PricklyPete

Lifer
Sep 17, 2002
14,714
164
106
Originally posted by: Arkaign
Awesome :)

That car will truly be a legend even decades from now, in my prediction. With GM's troubles, global economic changes, and more stringent nanny gov't regulations, that is probably going to be the pinnacle of US performance vehicles (outside of the pure sports car world of the Vettes, Saleens, etc) for quite some time.

Great that you got to experience it in a near-mint example. :thumbsup:

I completely agree with you. Wish I could justify buying one.
 

Kadarin

Lifer
Nov 23, 2001
44,303
15
81
The CTS-V sounds like such an awesome car, but I just can't get past the exterior styling.
 

evident

Lifer
Apr 5, 2005
11,904
508
126
Originally posted by: Kadarin
The CTS-V sounds like such an awesome car, but I just can't get past the exterior styling.

personally i'm torn by the CTS's styling. i like it one minute, then think it's pretty bland the next. i guess it's certain angles that make it look really nice. i could def see myself driving it in the future though, used!
 

JJ650

Golden Member
Apr 16, 2000
1,959
0
76
Apparently she's torn about the interior. She said she wants something more plush! :Q

I asked how much plush does she want and what is she comparing it to. She said the '09 Lincoln MKZ.

:Q:Q:Q:Q

I have got to turn her around. I've got to sell her on the CTS-V. Too bad she's not a die hard performance enthusiast.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.