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    Cadillac's "Truth + Dare" Events

    For those that haven’t attended or signed up for Cadillac’s Truth + Dare driving event you really should. I attended the event in Houston this past Friday and had a really good time. I signed up for an 8:30am time slot because this is after all Houston in summer. Cadillac provided breakfast and drink along with free parking. There was a very small group during this time….like 30 – 40 people tops. Because the numbers were low they combined some of our groups. Before going into further detail I do have to say that I walked away from the event with a different view of Cadillac.

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    The first section that my group attended was the driving course that has ATSs and CTSs all equipped with the 2.0 motor. A pro driver hosted and gave tips and instructions. We were allowed to drive the hell out of the cars as long as we stayed on course or did not speed in the parting area. We paired off and tried coupes and sedans. Even though I had driven an ATS before I learned this. It is a rock solid car with unquestionable quality. My only two grips were the sport and regular seats were not comfortable for me or my driving partner. Second the lower shiny console area needs updating. Also the car is a touch on the small side. This is cool in coupe form but in sedan form I see why it is not setting the sales charts on fire. Now when it comes to the CTS I just melted. Totally matching or topping the Germans in the fit and feel of the cockpit. It also drove so much better than the ATS. Over bumps both cars seemed like they were made from one piece of steel. Anyone that questions if these are world class cars are totally off base.

    We then went on a ride and drive off the premises with the complete Cadillac line up as an option. Sucks that there was only one CT6…..but you better believe I got it. The car is large but it feels like it is just a touch bigger than a CTS in how it drives. Very sporty and still very luxurious. The volume swipe worked very well so reviewers are lame for basing this. I did touch that lower door material. No it is not matching with the excellent quality of EVERY thing else but it does have a bit of rubber feel to it. Plus, if you are like me and sometimes kick that part you will appreciate being able to clean it off. I got a chance to gun the car, break hard and take curves quick in it and it was marvelous. The engine doesn’t have the best note, can’t remember which it was, but it is not a deal breaker. Everyone in my group asked me about my experience. Also I noted that those that got out of the Escalade all gushed and awed over it. We did stop along the way, near the end of the ride, and exchanged cars one forward in the lineup. I got an XT5 and it was nice but it was no CT6 or CTS. I came away from this section thinking reviewers had some accurate critics about the engine and it not being pillow soft. However, they were often totally wrong in basing the CUE system, quality or the sportiness of the ride which is still isolating from harshness. The lane keep is very weak but in Cadillac’s defense it is not super cruise so…

    I won’t go into the driver assistance portion other than to say it does work very well and I would want this on my Cadillac. What was fun was being able to flog a ATS-V four times on the small track and try out it’s brakes. Crazy thing is the Recaros feel so good and comfortable dare I say that they need to be an option over the base or sport seats. There was a lag in taking off but I think that was the fact it was set to track mode so that it did not spin the tires.

    Over all a great way to spend two and a half hour and experience great cars. I have been a fan of Cadillac but did not realize just how world class they had made their current lineup. Very solid, great materials and great performance. No they do not have the portfolio of some of their rivals but they are no longer lacking in substance. I think I should put a CTS on my buying list
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    Re: Cadillac's "Truth + Dare" Events

    I have some questions, but the missus wants to go out - I'll be back later! Anyway, sounds awesome!

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    Re: Cadillac's "Truth + Dare" Events

    That's pretty neat. I'd like to go to one.

    I still think the CTS is Cadillac's best car.
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    Sorry my images are limited and suck but I was kind of embarrassed to take them. No one else seemed to be snapping pics and each time I did it people stared at me. I really don't feel like another car note but I think I could get a great deal on a CTS.

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    Closest event is in Miami.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rueben44 View Post
    Sorry my images are limited and suck but I was kind of embarrassed to take them. No one else seemed to be snapping pics and each time I did it people stared at me. I really don't feel like another car note but I think I could get a great deal on a CTS.
    Dont ever feel weird taking pics or taking extra time go over the small stuff.

    Remember, those idiots who were judging you spend HOURS on instagram looking at truly pointless things.
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    Re: Cadillac's "Truth + Dare" Events

    When I lived in Miami, I got to go to a bunch of these types of events --

    2 for GM in general
    1 specifically for Corvette
    1 for Volvo
    1 for Mercedes

    These types of events seem to come to Atlanta much less often. I've only been to one. It was a Cadillac SRX launch event back in 2010. However, I think there's been at least one event here I had to miss because of a conflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murrow View Post
    When I lived in Miami, I got to go to a bunch of these types of events --

    2 for GM in general
    1 specifically for Corvette
    1 for Volvo
    1 for Mercedes

    These types of events seem to come to Atlanta much less often. I've only been to one. It was a Cadillac SRX launch event back in 2010. However, I think there's been at least one event here I had to miss because of a conflict.
    I went to a GM Ride & Drive event at Six Flags in San Antonio about 10 years ago, went to the Ford EcoBoost event here in Raleigh last year, and I went to a Land Rover event in Dallas sometime around 2002-2003 (the new Range Rover had just come out).
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    Re: Cadillac's "Truth + Dare" Events

    I'm going to try to make it this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobaltss_King View Post
    I'm going to try to make it this week.
    Please do and get some get some good images for everyone. I guess i should have just done my thing and snapped away. I went to the SRX event also when it came. Of course the old full GM lineup events when they use to come also. This was my favorite because we got to really push the cars fast and then take them out on a longer drive on a express way. Forget sales for a moment if you look at what they have been able to do verses 10 years ago in quality I think it is going to pay it forward. Each of the models I drove felt rock solid over ruff pavement and that was something that Cadillac really use to lack.

    On another note one driver gave hints to a driving school event coming late fall.....I will be combing the internet for it.

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    Re: Cadillac's "Truth + Dare" Events

    Actually, Cadillac has been doing this sort of thing for 20 years, on and off. I participated in a very similar event in 1996.
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    So I went to the event twice. Once on Thursday and again today. Overall I had a great experience just wished it wasn't so dang hot outside. I got the chance to drive the CT6 3.0TT, XT5 and ESV on the street all platinum trims. The CT6 out handles the CTS for sure and the exhaust note from the 3.0TT sounds so good. The XT5 shocked me the most. It really is the real deal but it could use some extra torque. Who knew I would really love having a massage while driving. A underrated feature lol. Oh and the ATS coupe really does look much better than the sedan.

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    When we had the Lincoln date night on the MKZ Hybrid, it had the messaging seats. LOVE THEM !! Beat myself up over the fact that I could have gotten them in our Explorer Sport and thought they would be stupid. The stupid one was me.

    Ford / Lincoln has had them for quite some time, and they are an amazing feature.

    My next vehicle will have them. Well..................... not the one that our son ends up with, but the next new one.

    Ok, big shout out to my 14-year-old. In June, he got a job at Safeway, of his own accord. Shocked the sh** out of me. He told me, "Mama, I want to earn the money for my car." All of his friends talked about getting a job when they turned 14. He didn't. He is the one who got the job. He worked yesterday and today.................. his whole weekend. School started for him last Monday. He is still working 3 days this week, and will work 2-3 even when being in school. Everyone at Safeway says he is a great worker and really cares, which is not usual for the kids his age. He has mine, and my husbands perfectionist nature, so is very hard on himself.

    While he is very much a 14-year-old, and I want to kill him daily................. I am very proud of this glimmer of maturity. He may bitch and complain every day he gets off of work (his Dad does the same thing), he does like his job. We are looking at probably going for a certified pre-owned, possibly a Fusion, for when he gets a car. He will have a very healthy down payment, and will make the payments on the car and pay his insurance. He knows that and accepts that, and now talks about moving to be a cashier when he is 16, so he can make more money.

    Anyway, sorry to hijack the thread. These drive events are wonderful. We go to all that we can. Have been to the Ford events, Ecoboost Challenge, F150 event, and Raptor Roundup (fabulous, you get to jump new trucks). Those are the ones that regularly come to AZ.
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    Re: Cadillac's "Truth + Dare" Events

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobaltss_King View Post
    So I went to the event twice. Once on Thursday and again today. Overall I had a great experience just wished it wasn't so dang hot outside. I got the chance to drive the CT6 3.0TT, XT5 and ESV on the street all platinum trims. The CT6 out handles the CTS for sure and the exhaust note from the 3.0TT sounds so good. The XT5 shocked me the most. It really is the real deal but it could use some extra torque. Who knew I would really love having a massage while driving. A underrated feature lol. Oh and the ATS coupe really does look much better than the sedan.

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    Sweet! Yea the CT6 drives so much smaller than it really is. That car is going to do wonders for Cadillac when people get to experience it. Also I agree with you on the XT5....it does need a little more torque but is a complete package in ways the SRX wasn't

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