This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for wagons, rear-wheel drive, and the 556 horsepower supercharged LSA 6.2-liter V8. Oh yeah.
Even though a fully redesigned Cadillac CTS has been around for a bit now, the CTS-V sallies forth based on the old model. That comes to an end this year. This is the final batch of CTS-Vs we'll get until the all-new one comes out, whenever that is.
And in case you haven't noticed, the new CTS doesn't come in wagon form. Say farewell to the V wagon forever. Its heroism will never be forgotten.
We've reviewed this bad boy before, but over the next week I'll find some way to give it a proper Jalopnik sendoff. I've already used it to transport a bunch of tables and chairs for dinner tomorrow. Wagons, they can't be stopped!
Things I like: It's stupidly stupid fast, the wagon practicality is unbeatable, GM's Magnetic Ride Suspension is better than some sex you'll have, and it looks gorgeous — I especially love that gray-blue paint.
Things I don't like as much: Interior is laughably bad compared to the new CTS, dated infotainment system is somehow even worse than CUE, no streaming Bluetooth audio, guzzles gasoline, six-speed automatic (I know, I wish it was a manual too) isn't as good as newer gearboxes.
But overall, it's great so far. I look forward to getting to know it better and giving it one final salute. A sticker didn't come with the car, but it's at least $70,000. If you have questions, drop 'em in the comments.