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    Default American cars are getting better!

    Consumer Reports has named it's #1 sedan. After roughly 20 years of Hondas and Toyotas taking the top spot, this year it's a domestic. And it's a Chevy!

    http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs...cid=autos_4588
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    I figured American car manufacturers would catch up eventually
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    I actually saw that on my CNN app on my phone. I was really surprised, but it is a sharp looking car.
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    It is indeed a great looking car. As I have mentioned before, I will be buying a new car around tax refund time next year. I briefly considered a new Impala and the Consumer Reports thumbs-up certainly made a great case for it. However, it just doesn't have the engine/drive train options I am looking for. I want a manula, RWD V-8. The Impala has either a 2.5L 4-cyl (on a full-sized sedan, wtf?) or a 3.6L V-6 and FWD. Blah. Still nice to see that American cars are improving, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    It is indeed a great looking car. As I have mentioned before, I will be buying a new car around tax refund time next year. I briefly considered a new Impala and the Consumer Reports thumbs-up certainly made a great case for it. However, it just doesn't have the engine/drive train options I am looking for. I want a manula, RWD V-8. The Impala has either a 2.5L 4-cyl (on a full-sized sedan, wtf?) or a 3.6L V-6 and FWD. Blah. Still nice to see that American cars are improving, though.
    The 2.5L is available for the Impala (it has 197HP), but most people will get the V6.

    If you want a RWD V8 sedan with a manual transmission, your choices are limited.

    Chevrolet SS
    Cadillac CTS-V
    BMW M5

    There might be a few I'm missing, but the segment is pretty thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    If you want a RWD V8 sedan with a manual transmission, your choices are limited.

    Chevrolet SS
    Cadillac CTS-V
    BMW M5

    There might be a few I'm missing, but the segment is pretty thin.
    Yup, the SS and the CTS-V are at the top of my list but pricey. I may have to drop the rear doors and get a Camaro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    Yup, the SS and the CTS-V are at the top of my list but pricey. I may have to drop the rear doors and get a Camaro.
    I know the CTS-V is pricey, but has GM announced pricing on the new SS? I would bet it will be less than a CTS-V.

    A Camaro with a V8 isn't going to be cheap either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    I know the CTS-V is pricey, but has GM announced pricing on the new SS? I would bet it will be less than a CTS-V.

    A Camaro with a V8 isn't going to be cheap either.

    I haven't seen anything official but what I have seen suggests it will be in the low to mid 40s which is half the price of a new CTS-V.

    I am really looking at a pre-owned CTS-V for now. I know I can't afford a new one but there are some decently priced pre-owns out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    I haven't seen anything official but what I have seen suggests it will be in the low to mid 40s which is half the price of a new CTS-V.

    I am really looking at a pre-owned CTS-V for now. I know I can't afford a new one but there are some decently priced pre-owns out there.
    A loaded 2014 Impala runs ~$42K. You can get a well loaded CTS-V for $63K as GM is giving $5K cash back on the 2013 models.

    My big thing about the 2013 CTS-V is that chicken wire looking upper and lower grill. IMO it looks horrible. Hopefully the 2014 CTS-V will have a much nicer looking front end.

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    I thought CTS-Vs were in the 80s?

    Also, I love the mesh grilles so I'm good there.

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