Make Room: 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon For Sale With A Manual Transmission14
The second-generation Cadillac CTS-V is a well-known animal among enthusiasts. It utilized a familiar 6.2-liter LSA supercharged V8 engine to push 556 horsepower, which was shifted via an automatic or manual transmission.
Naturally, enthusiasts covet the manual gearbox. But, what’s more coveted? A Cadillac CTS-V Wagon with a manual gearbox. Good news! There’s one for sale at this moment on Bring A Trailer.
With 41,200 miles on the odometer, it’s a relative baby and is completely stock inside and out. New brakes and a new battery were recently installed, per the listing and the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V has a clean Pennsylvania title and CarFax report.
According to the listing, this CTS-V Wagon is only one of 514 equipped with a three-pedal and stick shift setup, which means its value is only likely to grow in the coming years. We doubt Cadillac will build another CTS wagon in the future, let alone a high-performance V variant. There are six days left to place a bid for this magnificent machine and the current bid sits at $32,250.
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The only problem with these wagons is that the excessively thick rear corner pillars create a heinous blindspot for the driver that likes to be aware of his (or her) surroundings.
One can adjust, accordingly!
The pillar is not an issue and the styling works. There are CUV models with much greater blind spots that sell very well.
The only problem is coupe, sedans and more do wagons are out of vogue in the public domain with most buyers.
The fact is I have owned many cars with great blind spots over the years and one adapts easily to the and you learn to use your mirrors.
Of course blind spots are a problem. Why do you think so many manufacturers have added blind spot detection to their vehicles? Why do so many people who get into accidents, say “I didn’t see their vehicle”?
Every vehicle has blind spots; some worse than others – case in point.
Why do so many people who get into accidents?
Because they haven’t learned how to (drive) use or adjust their mirrors. You don’t need to see the side of your car in your side mirrors at a glance while driving.
They should be set so that a little bit of body lean brings the side of your car into view if needed for tight maneuvers.
Mirrors don’t see into blind spots. That’s why they’re called “blind spots”.
As I said, ALL vehicles have blind spots. Mirrors are not the all-seeing eyes you might like them to be.
The new technology “looks” into the blind spot (most are radar i think) and usually lights a lamp if there is an object (car) in that spot.
Mirrors are there to cover “blind spots”
Set your side mirrors so you can see the tail end of the car next to you when you can also see the front end when glancing out your front door windows.
Back edge of front windows (front of car can be seen), front of window, (there’s a mirror there), back of car can be seen in the mirror.
Do what you want with your mirrors, it’s only after a car wash that I ever have to re-adjust mine.
Blind spots, every car has them, mirrors, that is why every car has them.
Born and raised in OC Cal, = traffic, learn to adjust!
People who want or prize styling adapt.
Those who don’t buy Hondas.
This thread is a comment on blind spots, not styling.
I love the cts wagon. I have a 13 with 3.6 allwheel drive. ride&handle great.
I still remember the Youtube video of Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman saying a Cadillac CTS-V Wagon with a manual transmission was one of the rarest production Cadillac vehicles built and seeing a CTS-V Wagon with a stick was the equivalent of a Big Foot sighting.
It is a shame more people do not like big foot.
Some of the most valuable and rare cars today were at one time rejected in their past.
At one time the Plymouth super bird was hated at too 2 years to sell what they built.
The Cobra and Ferrari were at one time seen as used up, out of date, hot race cars that could be had cheap.
This wagon in a V stick should hold some future value.