So, after a few suggestions, I decided to swing by 2 dealerships after work. I Stopped first at a Hyundai then at a Cadillac dealership.
I decided to take out the Genesis Coupe. I have always liked my 2 door cars so I figured I would take it out. Also, I have test driven the old(2010?) 3.8 Track Genesis coupe a few years ago. When I took it out the ride was pretty rough for a stock car. I was told that it was because it was the "track" version and that's why it was so rough. Fast forward to today... After reading some information on the coupes I found that they do have a stiffer suspension, so I asked to drive the 3.8 grand touring. They didn't have the 3.8 but the 2.0's equivalent which is the 2.0 premium. To give youa quick difference between the 2013 2.0 and the 2010 3.8:
Torque: 266 ft-lbs. @ 4700 rpm
Horsepower: 306 hp @ 6300 rpm
2013- 2.0T i4
Torque: 275 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm
Horsepower: 274 hp @ 6000 rpm
More torque and close hp. Not to bad, now mate it with an 8 speed transmission, you get to use all that fun tq.
I also read that they changed the suspension dampening settings in the new track because of all the complaints of the old system. I would have to take that one for a drive.
Well I didn't go crazy on the test drive but the suspension is a lot better on the Premium over the old Track version. The car is really nice, I am almost reluctant to say this, but if this is how quick the smaller 2.0 is I think I might be almost scared to take out the 3.8. The car makes torque as well as the 3.0 BMW inline 6 turbocharged direct injection 135i I had taken out. I only got on it once, and it was an accident, I was at a roll hit the pedal what felt like half way down, spun the tires a little, and it kicked in the traction control. I wasn't even trying to do that. I could imagine what kind of trouble you could get into with this car.
I am still going to be looking at other cars, but this definitely moved to the top of my list. It has almost all the features I want(even in just the 2.0 premium) at a price that's very reasonable. While still getting 31MPG freeway.
My only complaint about the car is the manual shifting of the automatic transmission is a little on the slow side. Its acceptable, but not near as fast as where it should be.
Now for the CTS-V
I have read the coupe has nasty blind spots, it does, I couldn't see anything out of either left or right rear corners. That's out. I sat in the sedan, and there wasn't any blind-spots. Started it up. sounded pretty sick. but after driving the Genesis, it just seemed like a waste. I would rather keep the extra say 10K, and get a better warranty(10years vs 5 from cadillac) and still be getting a new car. Yea I loose power, but I don't know if I would even use that much. But the sound of that car is absolutely awesome. Sounds like an older muscle car.
In the end, right now the Genesis Coupe is at the top of the list. I like the idea of a sedan, but I still like my coupes, so we will see.
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