Mike Brosin and Thomas Bies of Crest Cadillac suggested that I needed a little more Cadillac hands-on experience, so Crest Cadillac set me up with a test drive in the 2010 Cadillac CTS-V super car for this weekend.
I picked up the CTS-V this morning. Tony Griggs of Cadillac Sales handled the paperwork for me. Tony also found a treat for me, a 2008 V-Series mini-brochure with the color cards for the 2008 STS-V, since he knows I have my eye on the STS-V market.
The Staff was nice enough to treat me like a paying Customer, and I got a full vehicle familiarization briefing from Greg Vetrano, a Crest Cadillac Delivery Coordinator. Greg went over all the controls and features of the Cadillac, and explained how to customize the car for my use. Yes, I am a Cadillac fan and I currently drive a CTS, but it does not have some of the features of the test car. Also, I appreciate the time and care that Greg takes one on one to ensure that the Customer knows how to operate everything. Everything is easy once you know how, but having someone show you beats even reading the manual for time savings.
Everyone at Crest was perfectly friendly and chipper. They appeared to have good traffic in the Dealership, with people taking advantage of the beautiful day to shop for a new car. I appreciated them taking so much time with me. I plan to drive and write about the car over the weekend.
The test car is the perfect Cadillac CTS-V to check out — it has the Recaro Sport seat option, and the Midnight Sapele Wood. More on these later.
First impressions: this is an absolutely amazing vehicle. It is quiet, refined, smooth, and world-class fast.
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