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Old 08-09-2003, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Caddy CTS-V vs STi

Cadillac should have a nice 400 hp CTS-V around November.
Engine: 5.7 V8, 400 hp, 390 torque, directly from Z06 corvette...
Price: around $45-$48k
It ran nurburgring faster than M3, has space of M5..

What do u guys think?
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Old 08-09-2003, 06:21 PM   #2
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Would I buy one if I had extra cash? Sure why not. Would I buy one as my ONLY car? Probably not, although pulling up to an M3 with confidence in a Cadillac CTS would also be awesome. Just what I think.

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Old 08-09-2003, 06:31 PM   #3
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When I was car shopping I seriously considered waiting for the CTS-V. But I got back to the states in may, and did not feel like waiting so I got the STi.
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Old 08-09-2003, 08:43 PM   #4
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I know CTS is a new car, but how is Caddy reliability & service? JP Powers rates them top 5 in both, but I dont know how much I should rely of JD powers.... In a few months I will test drive both , along with TL, G35 coupe and decide.. $3000 GM credit card rebate helps.. But STi with Alpine mp3/DVD unit is looking just as good to me as Caddy..
Anyone knows if Corvette engines are tunable?
I feel bad for bringing this outsider topic here, I am a huge STi fan nevertheless..
This topic can be moved if needed...

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Old 08-09-2003, 08:46 PM   #5
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Did u buy STi as your only car? It is nice to have AWD, but I still think for VERY long commutes Caddy will be a lot more comfy than STi..

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Would I buy one if I had extra cash? Sure why not. Would I buy one as my ONLY car? Probably not, although pulling up to an M3 with confidence in a Cadillac CTS would also be awesome. Just what I think.

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Old 08-09-2003, 11:02 PM   #6
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Did u buy STi as your only car? It is nice to have AWD, but I still think for VERY long commutes Caddy will be a lot more comfy than STi..

Word!

But then there is a certain perception attached to anyone driving a Caddy. You have to factor that in.

Meanwhile I showed up at paintball this morning in my Legacy and all day folks & fellow employees were still talking about last weekend when I brought my STi.

Most common comment of the day: "The hood scoop was huge, and it came with the car stock!"

BTW, thus far the only vehicles to succesfully climb the very steep and rocky 'mountain' unpaved path to access the field where I play (normally acessed on foot, horseback or via a 4 wheeler) have been Jeeps (Cherokee & Wrangler), a Nissan 4x4 pickup, a Hummer (aka H1), a '04 Forester 2.5 AWD, my '93 Legacy AWD 4EAT and an '89 Caddilac Seville V8 (three times!) on street tires.
The Caddy and the Forestor are owned by a gonzo 17 yr. old who knows the exact and perfect line to take in order to get up & down the mountain.

It seems Caddy just might not be as soft as folks figured.

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Old 08-10-2003, 12:54 AM   #7
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Did u buy STi as your only car? It is nice to have AWD, but I still think for VERY long commutes Caddy will be a lot more comfy than STi..

yeah, but it's not going to arrive until october/november-ish. I'm currently #4 on the list at my dealership. It's white/gold.

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Old 08-10-2003, 11:51 AM   #8
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Is it me or can you not compare the two cars. Their differenct in every aspect. It'd be like comparing a steak with a hotdog.. ***

PS: I love my STi and would not trade it for the world
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Old 08-10-2003, 11:56 AM   #9
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Not to mention the fact that the Caddy is almost $20k more than the STi. I just couldn't see spending that much money on a Cadillac but it sure sounds like the real deal.
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Old 08-10-2003, 12:08 PM   #10
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mark up on the Caddie?
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Old 08-10-2003, 02:21 PM   #11
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depends on a dealer??
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Old 08-10-2003, 05:17 PM   #12
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I WOULD TAKE MY STI OVER THE CADDY ANYTIME... LETS SEE WHAT THE CADDY CAN DO IN A SHARP TURN WHILE IT IS RAINING.
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Old 08-10-2003, 07:23 PM   #13
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I WOULD TAKE MY STI OVER THE CADDY ANYTIME... LETS SEE WHAT THE CADDY CAN DO IN A SHARP TURN WHILE IT IS RAINING.
both cars run on rubber tires. Besides the SRT4 walked all over the EVO and the WRX at onelap of america when it was raining.
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Old 08-10-2003, 09:39 PM   #14
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Yep, u r on drugs...
save some for me..

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both cars run on rubber tires. Besides the SRT4 walked all over the EVO and the WRX at onelap of america when it was raining.
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Old 08-10-2003, 10:51 PM   #15
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read the mag, you sware AWD make you a god at the track.
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Old 08-10-2003, 11:00 PM   #16
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Anyone knows if Corvette engines are trunable?

AHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Old 08-11-2003, 02:41 AM   #17
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read the mag, you sware AWD make you a god at the track.
I swear it makes me God everywhere.
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Old 08-11-2003, 08:06 AM   #18
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In bed?


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I swear it makes me God everywhere.
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Old 08-11-2003, 09:46 AM   #19
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In bed?


Especially in bed
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:33 AM   #20
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Lol, must be the iNNer-cooler... the turbo edition..
I dont wanna know about 4 paws drive..
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:01 AM   #21
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:11 AM   #22
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its the sun..
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:22 AM   #23
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I think there are way too many magazine car enthusiats here..

Apples and Oranges here..

Too many people compare cars solely on 0-60 and 1/4 mi figures..
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:25 AM   #24
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Well, performance category is probably the most mucho thing about cars out there..
then it is about: comfort, car's girl pulling ability, space, features, braking abilities, maintenance costs, etc..
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:52 AM   #25
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I would never buy a cadillac because:
I would never buy an automatic. I would never pay for leather seats. I would never want a heavy car on snow. I would never buy a car that couldn't handle well around two lane hairpin turns. I would never buy a car for "image". And most importantly, I would never race in a straight line.

And for all those who keep posting "STi vs. ..." threads - just because a car can get to 60 mph in under 5 seconds, it does not mean it has anything in common with the STi.

Jeez. A cadillac is a closer comparison to an edsel than the STi.
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