Cadillac spent a billion dollars, three years at Nurburgring race track, and built the most advanced new factory on the planet to produce a car that competes with 5 series BMW. I saw it side by side with BMW, Lexus, Infinity, and Benz and it smokes them all in many ways. The magazines rave about the CTS. I think you should at least drive one and see what I mean. I also heard that they are coming out with a new XLR in the spring that is truly amazing. No longer an old peoples car company.