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Day by Day Review: 2012 Cadillac CTS V Coupe car test drives daily car reviews cadillac
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Apparently, not much has changed from last year in the CTS-V family. Only a couple of new paint colours and side blind zone alert have been added — exclusively to the CTS-V Coupe, and there’s no wonder why.

This car is very difficult to see out of, forward, sides, rear, it doesn’t matter. The blind spot system and the backup camera are necessities, and a front camera or parking sensors would also be useful, as it is difficult to see the ends of the car. A simple solution is to park away from other cars, and walk a bit further.

Day by Day Review: 2012 Cadillac CTS V Coupe car test drives daily car reviews cadillac
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The V’s interior is all Cadillac, especially with the optional suede steering wheel that feels most excellent in your hands. The rest of the controls are easy to navigate, and there is a good ratio of buttons to features, which does not overwhelm the driver with too many distractions.

Interior comfort is limited to the front seats which, so far, I find to be excellent. Taller drivers should note that there is a manually adjustable thigh support and headroom is quite good with these 14-way adjustable seats. The rear seats (if you can figure out how to get back there and then get out again without dislocating parts of your body, you are doing well) should have a sign that says “emergency use only.”

This isn’t a small car, though, as is obvious by the trunk, which will swallow some golf clubs, but I doubt you could fit many 19-inch tires in there; perhaps one, in a pinch. The gauge cluster reminds you that you are in a performance machine, with the inclusion of a boost gauge and a lateral acceleration display (g-forces).

I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep my eye on that g-meter at the track but I’ll try!

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