Automobile Magazine's 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Long-Term Test

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    Automobile Magazine's 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Long-Term Test

    2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport - Four Seasons Wrap-Up
    Todd Lassa/Automobile magazine
    November 26, 2015



    From the moment it replaced the Catera, the Cadillac CTS established itself as the brand’s first credible shot at taking on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi as a competitive luxury brand.
    More than a few believe the present CTS, launched in the 2014 model year, is already on the German competition’s rear bumper, thanks in part to Cadillac chief engineer David Leone’s adherence to Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s “add lightness” dictum. Though longer in wheelbase and overall length than the second-generation model, the alchemical use of aluminum, high-strength steel and strategic body reinforcement on the latest CTS has dramatically lowered the car’s overall weight, making it the lightest car in its class.
    The basic Vsport package provided pretty much everything we wanted in a Cadillac sport sedan. Besides the aforementioned twin-turbo six, our Vsport included a capable eight-speed automatic, performance suspension with Magnetic Ride Control, electronic limited-slip differential, dual exhaust, Pirelli P Zero run-flat tires, Brembo brakes up front, and silver-painted aluminum 18-inch wheels.
    Read more insights at the above link.
    Last edited by Diego; 11-27-2015 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Make some layout tweaks

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    Re: 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport - Four Seasons Wrap-Up

    Not bad ..some flaws here and there.
    Can't wait to see what new engine family will bring to a table.

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    Re: 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport - Four Seasons Wrap-Up

    Looks like your standard first year adaptor issues. Small and minor but of course they need to do a better job with execution.
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    Re: 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport - Four Seasons Wrap-Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobaltss_King View Post
    Looks like your standard first year adaptor issues. Small and minor but of course they need to do a better job with execution.
    Well..cold, rough idle of the engine that is getting worse over the year isn't a small and minor issue. So i hope Cadillac will get better in that field with its new engine family.

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    Re: Automobile Magazine's 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Long-Term Test

    Decent review, what I don't understand is generally with cars they love they give a pass for much worse quality issues. If I recall correctly they had a Porsche that had several major issues (definitely was a high dollar euro car) and totally gave it a pass. Yet they harp on a glove box door....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Decent review, what I don't understand is generally with cars they love they give a pass for much worse quality issues. If I recall correctly they had a Porsche that had several major issues (definitely was a high dollar euro car) and totally gave it a pass. Yet they harp on a glove box door....
    It's C&D......... Please lower your standards

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    Re: Automobile Magazine's 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Long-Term Test

    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    It's C&D......... Please lower your standards
    Except it's not.

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    Re: Automobile Magazine's 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Long-Term Test

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Decent review, what I don't understand is generally with cars they love they give a pass for much worse quality issues. If I recall correctly they had a Porsche that had several major issues (definitely was a high dollar euro car) and totally gave it a pass. Yet they harp on a glove box door....
    Please Here on GMI the same thing happens daily. Over in the " CLA 55% " thread some one just said the CLA and the ATS were equal cars. As in the CLA is as good a car as the vaulted ATS

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickbec View Post
    Except it's not.
    Might as well be

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    Love that color. Absolutely gorgeous.
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    Re: Automobile Magazine's 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Long-Term Test

    I'm an idiot who will buy a $100K (after tax and tags) POS very soon. CTS V Gen 3 HERE I COME .
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    Re: Automobile Magazine's 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Long-Term Test

    Quote Originally Posted by MiatsoCi View Post
    Please Here on GMI the same thing happens daily. Over in the " CLA 55% " thread some one just said the CLA and the ATS were equal cars. As in the CLA is as good a car as the vaulted ATS
    That's not true and you know it.

    I can almost see your pout through my WiFi.

    That said, most redesigned vehicles will have some minor issues. As another person said, the only real concern is the idle issue.
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    Re: Automobile Magazine's 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Long-Term Test

    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    It's C&D......... Please lower your standards
    Quote Originally Posted by patrickbec View Post
    Except it's not.
    Yeah, I think Automobile is an offshoot of MotorTrend.

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