2009 Cadillac CTS-V
The Good: Price, speed, magnetic ride control, available automatic transmission
The Bad: Poor fuel economy, doubts about GM's future
The Bottom Line: The fastest regular-production luxury sedan ever
It breaks my heart as a car reviewer to see General Motors (GM) so near bankruptcy. Contrary to popular perceptions, the company's financial woes have little to do with problems in its product lineup. Sure, GM's offerings at the low end—such as the Chevy Cobalt and Aveo—are notoriously poor. But the low end isn't where car companies make most of their profits, and GM's large pickup trucks (Chevy Silverado), SUVs (Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse), midrange cars (Chevy Malibu, Saturn Aura) and luxury cars (Cadillac CTS and STS) are all far more competitive than they have been in years.
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