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Those exterior pics look strange...like the car isn't real. Looks like they've taken the evolutionary route and cleaned up/refined some of the details of the 1st CTS.

The interior looks like a cross between a previous-gen G35 and Acura TL. Much better than the old CTS' but not exactly a stunner.

Overall, I give it a solid "B".

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The interior does have sort of an Infiniti look. I'd like to see a profile shot to get a better feel of the proportions. If I have any criticism of the exterior, the face is kind of big and will take some getting used to. The wheel arches are very muscular.

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Just a bit of warning for those thinking about reading the edmunds article.... don't. They make the car sound like it's just going to be another non-descript entry-level luxury car. At least, that's what I got from that article. Leave it to edmunds to downplay anything spectacular to come out of detroit.

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I'll want some better pictures...

But so far... that looks to be one bad-assed mother :censored:'er

I like the USB integration, as well as full iPod integration. Perfect for blasting some c0ckr0ck at nearby Mercedes drivers while leaving the IS350 behind you in the dust.

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Just a bit of warning for those thinking about reading the edmunds article.... don't. They make the car sound like it's just going to be another non-descript entry-level luxury car. At least, that's what I got from that article. Leave it to edmunds to downplay anything spectacular to come out of detroit.

I thought they were rather enthusiastic about the new CTS. Although I did read how they were saying this CTS powertrain and interior combination should have debuted for the first gen, overall they like it. I know I do too. I'm loving that new front end and seeing the Caddy in the orange and red is really surprising and threw me off guard. I was expecting the silver one to show up, but that red really pumps up the "newness" of this NG CTS. The only current gripe I have is the alum trim for the center console, it resembles the G35's just a little too much for me. I'd have to go wood on this one I think...

The front end is fantastic, the exagerated fenders, grille and lines are powerful looking. The back end is much more traditional Cadillac looking than the current ugly end of the first generation. The side ports echo the same styling element that the Escalade has and its good to see some common Cadillac DNA there besides the styling itself.

If you go to the Edmunds' page there's a nice video that gives you a view of the car from different angles and also a sample of the exhaust note. They also give you a look at how the ambient lighting looks like inside.

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Those red CTS pics added above look more "real". I don't know...I think I was expecting something more muscular-looking having seen the teaser shots and the orange CTS pics.

The DTS immediately came to mind looking at that front end which I guess it sort of should but at the same time it shouldn't. The DTS (compared to what the CTS should be) is a pretty "blah" car, IMO. "Blah" shouldn't be coming to mind looking at a sport sedan.

Also, the stance looks weird and the rear has a stubby appearance to it. Barring any new and/or better pics, I think I'll have to downgrade my feelings on the styling to "B-/C+".

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Unless the next LaCrosse and Lucerne sweep me off my feet, this will be my Park Avenue's replacement. :o

Comments on the styling:

Profile reminds me of a Mercedes C-class

Interior gives me a Subaru Tribeca feel, but I love it. The wood looks fantastic contrasting with the metal-look interior.

Plus: Front is gorgeous

Minus: I don't really care for the steering wheel, but that's just looking for something wrong on a car with soooo much right.

A+ Cadillac! :booyah::thumbsup:

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There's quite a lot to take in... but overall I think it's pretty good.

I'm sure the competition is thinking the same thing :AH-HA_wink:

I hate the fender vents, though.

I think the vents will look better in person considering they contribute to the cut lines under the door windows.

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Love the agressively front end, decent rear end.

Love the AWD option. Love the 268hp engine being standard, and finally the interior that is that of a Cadillac. Neat on the ambent lighting on the door handles etc.

Still not a fan of the rear quarter panels on the 3/4 look.

Has the same higer rear end as the Pontiac Gran Am/Grand Prix, at least in that one picture it seems. Watching the video, a high trunk line that doesn't look right with he body height at the rear pillar. Maybe its just me, just looks a little odd.

Wondering what the base CTS will look like. Same front end or are parts blacked out?

Video has a sound of the engine...doesn't sound like a Gm engine!

Overall, a very nice looking CTS.

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