First Ride: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Not surprisingly, the CTS-V Sport Wagon, painted in a generic silver color with few details to distinguish it from a standard CTS Wagon, didn't attract much attention from other drivers unless it was blasting off from a stop. One young guy in a BMW 328i coupe noticed the car and felt the need to rocket past us. With less than half the Cadillac's horsepower, we aren't quite sure what the BMW driver was trying to prove, but we were happy to have someone up ahead to attract the attention of the local smokeys.

At our destination, the CTS-V Wagon drew lots of attention from friends around the table. One fellow diner used to sell Cadillacs, and immediately asked Twork how the brand plans to actually sell the V Wagon. After a combined total of 299 chicken wings, the group decided the V Wagon is the coolest car nobody will actually buy. The only way to make it cooler (and possibly less desirable to general consumers) would be to add rear-facing third row seats, like those found in Mercedes-Benz's E350 4Matic Wagon. Ironically, Mercedes used to sell an E63 AMG Wagon with the signature third row seats, but demand in the US proved to be too low to bother offering the revised E63 AMG Wagon in the States.

Hopefully Cadillac finds enough buyers to keep the CTS-V Sport Wagon in production. When you consider the ridiculous class of high performance SUVs and crossovers that have hit the streets lately (BMW X6 M, anyone?) the CTS-V Sport Wagon seems positively logical. Even if the V Wagon fails miserably in showrooms, it will be an exciting footnote for the few brave souls who buy them. We certainly look forward to driving this car once it reaches production.

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Wow!!!!I just had a ride in one of these. It has been a long time since a simple ride in the passenger seat has made me laugh out loud. Cadillac has a home run with this car. Congratulations to everyone involved in getting it built. Truly a fantastic effort and I have a new car on my top 5 list. Thanks!
The Sport Wagon's turned into a wee sexy bastard. Please America, buy this car. I'm about four years away from getting one and I want it to be around when I'm ready. Make mine in that red with a 6MT.

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