I looked hard at the CTS but ended up with a Lincoln LS V-8 sport model. The CTS is allright from a standing start but the LS V-8 was considerably faster from the rolling punch, both seemed to handle the roads I drive on equally well. Got it in March and no regrets so far.
I am definitely predjudiced towards the American nameplates so I didn't even look at the foriegn cars. I always thought I would get a Mercedes when I could afford it but now that I am there I prefer to support our manufacturers as long as they build equipment that I like. I may have to trade my V-Max for a V-Rod if they can coax a few more ponies from it but I can't see Harley building anything to take the place of my DRZ400.