We were loathe to feature yet another Cadillac for the Deal of the Week, but in light of the SRT-8's expiration and also in light of the Cadillac CTS-V's worthiness as a V8-powered performance machine, we'll go with that. [Thanks Joe.] With a new high-po entry Caddy not scheduled until next year — a car Bob Lutz says will suck the doors off an M5 — it's a good time to take advantage of a clearance offer on this year's model. It's the 2007 CTS-V, a car that combines a decent platform with the GM's proven LS2 V8 producing 400 horsepower. It's already a good power-to-dollar value at fifty grand. At under fifty, it's a bargain. That's $4,000 cash back or limited interest-free financing. It's like a bargain-basement BMW M3 with secret cred. And when you're out cruising, you can wear either a porkpie hat or gold chains. There's no need to go with both. [Cadillac]
OK America. Here's my deal, a swap if you will...
As many Utes, Wagons, Falcons as you want, we'll even chuck in a couple of Gogo mobiles and a Lightburn Zeta if you send us some of those Caddies.
**Note** Lightburn was an Australian washing machine company that, in the 50's decided to build a car. They built the Zeta; a sub compact with an engine that would rival some lawnmowers. To engage reverse you had to stop the engine, turn the key the other way and it would start up again but with the engine revolving backwards. Not sure how this worked but you had all forward gears to go as fast in reverse as you would going forward (i.e. not very fast)