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#71 Old 12-11-2012, 11:43 AM
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exactly my point mco........... unfortunately members like to quote magazines and be critical based on what is often, biased information. gm has never impressed me with anything. yes the new ctsv does have some very cool technology in their shock set ups, but i buy a car for the overall package. i find it humorous that we are discussing the "real" competition of a car that is not even on the dealer lots as far as i know, but rather something that was read in a magizine......
As far as I know, the Chevy SS is still an idea, not even a per-production vehicle yet. I believe all they have really shown so far was the Sprint Cup car with a "SS" body, part of NASCAR's new efforts to make their car of tomorrow start looking like the cars they take their names from. Other than that, I know of no specs or even spy shots of pre-production models testing yet.
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As far as I know, the Chevy SS is still an idea, not even a per-production vehicle yet. I believe all they have really shown so far was the Sprint Cup car with a "SS" body, part of NASCAR's new efforts to make their car of tomorrow start looking like the cars they take their names from. Other than that, I know of no specs or even spy shots of pre-production models testing yet.
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#74 Old 12-11-2012, 01:46 PM
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The CTS-V is a much better handling car than the SRT8. I don't think that really is debatable. It obviously is faster also.

But it is not that much faster and it is flat out UGLY with all caps on

It looks like a HS drawing project.

And it has about as much room inside as an Avenger, not a Charger
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You can get an SRT-8 for under $50k... you won't be able to get a CTS-V for under $65k. In fact, I've seen brand new SRT-8s on the lot for $42k.

If you can afford a $65k car, go for it. I just don't think I could justify the extra cost over what you can get with a loaded SRT-8.
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If I was in the market right now I would get a Super Bee for $40K and spend $10K on a decent blower and call it a day. That will be as powerful as any Caddy, look much better, and have room inside for the fellas on party night
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You can get an SRT-8 for under $50k... you won't be able to get a CTS-V for under $65k. In fact, I've seen brand new SRT-8s on the lot for $42k.

If you can afford a $65k car, go for it. I just don't think I could justify the extra cost over what you can get with a loaded SRT-8.
Most of the CTS-Vs I've seen are $70K and up. Nice car, but way out of my price range! I did find the Superbee tempting when I bought my R/T.

I saw the spy photos of the SS and it sure does look like a G8 variant. That is a good thing depending on what the hood and grill look like. Could go either way. I am not overly impressed with the Chevy bowtie split grill, it reminds me of a Malibu. If they put the 6.2L in it, the price will definitely be well over $40K. The G8 GXP was $38K so you can expect low to mid 40s at least, and that is without a blower.

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You can get an SRT-8 for under $50k... you won't be able to get a CTS-V for under $65k. In fact, I've seen brand new SRT-8s on the lot for $42k.

If you can afford a $65k car, go for it. I just don't think I could justify the extra cost over what you can get with a loaded SRT-8.
Just from a pure "numbers" standpoint....going with Starting Prices:


For the CTS-V, you're paying $116.03 per Horsepower (556 HP, $64,515 Starting Price)
For the SRT-8, you're paying $98.91 per Horsepower (465 HP, $45,995 Starting Price)
For the Superbee, you're paying $92.46 per Horsepower (465 HP, $42,995)

For Weight the CTS-V is 4255, the SRT is 4365, and the SuperBee is 3961*


*I got that weight from Car&Driver's website...seems a little low to me, for some reason I thought the Superbee weighed in around 4150.

That gives the "Bang For The Buck" edge to Dodge


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You can get an SRT-8 for under $50k... you won't be able to get a CTS-V for under $65k. In fact, I've seen brand new SRT-8s on the lot for $42k.

If you can afford a $65k car, go for it. I just don't think I could justify the extra cost over what you can get with a loaded SRT-8.
Exactly.. THAT is the point. Why do people on this site want to continually compare these cars? Why not compare to an Audi R8 or a BMW 7 series as well? "For the price", an SRT 8 cannot be beat. If you're one of those gold chain types that have to brag that their CTSV is the baddest sedan on the road, blah,blah.blah; and, have the coin, go for it and PLEASE GO TO A CTSV SITE, to expose your new found love. I saw another poster exclaiming how the CTSV handle so much better at 140 plus.....I'm sure I do that ALL THE TIME on my commutes:rolleyes2 My question to him is: Is there any differance at all at 70mph? Probably not, and if there is, it most likely negligible. Sure want to pay an extra 15 grand for that!

Is it too much to ask to go to a Dodge Charger site and talk about Chargers?
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