American cars are getting better!

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by McClintoc, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

  2. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    :party::party::party:


    I figured American car manufacturers would catch up eventually
     
  3. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    I actually saw that on my CNN app on my phone. I was really surprised, but it is a sharp looking car.
     
  4. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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.
     
  5. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    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.
     
  6. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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.
     
  7. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    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.
     
  8. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor


    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.
     
  9. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    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.
     
  10. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I thought CTS-Vs were in the 80s?

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

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