2010 Cadillac CTS-V Test Drive – Saturday with Texas Jim

The story so far: I picked up a 2010 Cadillac CTS-V from Crest Cadillac in Plano to test drive this weekend.

This afternoon I drove out and met up with Texas Jim to look at the CTS-V and discuss.  Jim drives a 2006 Cadillac DTS Performance Sedan, and I wanted to let him size up the Recaro Sport Seats in this CTS-V to see how they would suit.  We took the CTS-V out for a bit of a stretch, then had a nice chat.

Jim reports that the seats worked just fine for him, although we did not have time to try a 12-15 hour cross-country trip as is his habit.  I got a couple of shots of the cars together.

CTS-V and DTS Performance Sedan

Driving Impressions

Driving the 2010 Cadillac CTS-V is a like having Charlie Lau or Ted Williams personally coach you in batting.  The CTS-V is absolutely competent and poised, and incredibly strong.  It has been perfect in every situation I put it through, whether it was squirting through traffic, idling in drive-through lane at Boston Market, or navigating there and back again for a random meet up spot to be announced after we get there.

There are almost no supercharger sounds from within the CTS-V, but it makes a variety of delightful burbles and growls as it surges forward when requested.

The wheel-hop that fairly or not plagued the 1st Generation CTS-V is definitely solved in this CTS-V.

I was concerned about the city/highway MPG rating for the CTS-V but now I am convinced that every gallon that passes through this amazing super car dies happy, having satisfied its purpose in life.


Mandatory Gripe: The outside rear view mirrors are more narrow and taller than the mirrors on the 1st Gen CTS. I suspect they are more aerodynamic, but they will take some getting used to before I am comfortable with the narrow aspect.

My Host for this test drive is Crest Cadillac of Plano, Texas.  They are located at 2701 North Central Expressway, Plano, Texas.  You can contact them by phone Toll-free at 1-866-697-9144 or locally at (972)578-7511, or on Twitter or Facebook

FTC Disclosure:  Jim paid for our soft-drinks for our after drive chat.  Thanks Jim!

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