2016 Cadillac CTS-V and ATS-V Track Test Review Taking to the Track with Cadillac's Two Big Dogs
Oct17

2016 Cadillac CTS-V and ATS-V Track Test Review Taking to the Track with Cadillac's Two Big Dogs

Taking to the Track with Cadillac’s Two Big Dogs, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V and 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. While Top Gear frequently refers (or should I say referred) to itself as a “poky little motoring show,” they did so with the utmost irony as they are, in fact, the yardstick by which all other motoring media are measured. TickTickVroom is in reality a poky little motoring blog. So, when we get invited to do something...

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2014 Cadillac CTS Road Test: A Spin Around the Block
Jan12

2014 Cadillac CTS Road Test: A Spin Around the Block

I am very familiar with the second generation Cadillac CTS (2008 to 2013).  My parents actually have a black 2012 Cadillac CTS with the 3.0 liter and all-wheel-drive.  They were coming off of a 2004 Jaguar S-Type when they opted for the mid-range Caddy.  So, needless to say, whenever I’m in Milwaukee for a visit, I spend a fair amount of time driving or riding in that car.   I’ve come to a conclusion regarding the...

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2014 Cadillac ELR Saks Fifth Avenue Edition: It’s a Saks Cadillac Christmas
Nov10

2014 Cadillac ELR Saks Fifth Avenue Edition: It’s a Saks Cadillac Christmas

For the past 115 years, Saks Fifth Avenue has been a store where people of means go to shop for clothes, jewelry and $30,000 purses… you know, the essentials.  Odds are if you want the fanciest, most expensive version of something, odds are Saks has it or could get it for you.  That fact is even more true come the Christmas shopping season when the iconic New York department store releases the annual Saks Holiday Catalog full of...

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2015 Cadillac Escalade: I Like It. [Updated]
Oct10

2015 Cadillac Escalade: I Like It. [Updated]

A good friend of mine from college always referred to Cadillac’s monster SUV as an Esssscallllaaaaaaaade (said in a drawn-out, sing-song-y way).  A little obnoxious (and IMPOSSIBLE to get out of your head), I know, but that was his point.  He thought the Cadillac Escalade was an overly big and obnoxious vehicle with the sole purpose of inflating egos and burning gas.  In the minds of many, he wasn’t wrong.   To this day, I can’t...

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[Video] Cadillac Elmiraj Concept: Could This Hint at Caddy’s New Halo Car?
Aug20

[Video] Cadillac Elmiraj Concept: Could This Hint at Caddy’s New Halo Car?

A decade ago, Cadillac forever changed my perception of the brand and what it could be with the debut of the astonishingly beautiful and powerful Cadillac Sixteen.  Designed at the very birth of the Art and Science design language, the Sixteen represented the future hopes and dreams of the once great American luxury car that had fallen on some rough times. Since then, Cadillac has gone through a rebirth that is the envy of the...

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Cadillac’s 420 HP Twin-Turbo V6 Puts an End to Turbo Lag [Video]
Aug02

Cadillac’s 420 HP Twin-Turbo V6 Puts an End to Turbo Lag [Video]

Turbo lag is easily the biggest problem with traditional turbocharged engines.  In some cases, it’s downright dangerous.  I remember one time, the passenger of a 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo, a 996 to be precise, attempting to merge from the George Washington Memorial Parkway onto the 14th Street Bridge in downtown DC.  Those familiar with that particular interchange can already see where I’m going.  But, for those who...

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2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport Gets a 410 Horse Twin-Turbo V6 and Starts at $63,020
Jun24

2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport Gets a 410 Horse Twin-Turbo V6 and Starts at $63,020

The Cadillac XTS is a great car, it’s just missing a bit on power to truly compete with the big boys.  But, in May, we told you that the 2014 Cadillac XTS will get a much needed 410 horse twin-turbo V6.  Now, we know the big Caddy with the big horsepower will be called the XTS Vsport, and it will start at $63,020.  Not a bad price for an all-wheel-drive luxury sedan with 410 horse and 369 pound-feet of torque.  In addition to...

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2014 Cadillac XTS to Get Optional 410 Horse Twin-Turbo V6 among New Options
May15

2014 Cadillac XTS to Get Optional 410 Horse Twin-Turbo V6 among New Options

Last month we tested the 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum against the 2013 Jaguar XJL Supercharged.  While the top-dog Caddy was great, it couldn’t compete with the big Jag in terms of power, acceleration and performance.  For the 2014 model year, that will change as Cadillac has added the LF3 engine, a 410 horse, 369 pound-feet, twin-turbocharged, 3.6 liter V6 to the XTS’ options list.   This is the same engine out of the CTS,...

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Back-to-Back Road Test: 2013 Jaguar XJL Supercharged vs 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum
Apr18

Back-to-Back Road Test: 2013 Jaguar XJL Supercharged vs 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum

As they say, “Go big or go home.”  Not really feeling like going home, I went big.  Cadillac XTS and Jaguar XJL big.  In days past, Cadillac and Jaguar both represented the pinnacle of big luxury sedans for their respective countries of origin.  Driving a 1960s Cadillac Sedan de Ville meant something.  It meant luxury.  It meant quality.  It meant you were driving the Cadillac of cars.  On the other side of the pond,...

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2014 Cadillac CTS: A Sneak Preview [UPDATED]
Mar25

2014 Cadillac CTS: A Sneak Preview [UPDATED]

Tomorrow is the official unveiling of the 2014 Cadillac CTS in New York, just before the start of the New York Auto Show.  While not as exciting and anticipation-filled as the reveal of the GM cousin the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray earlier this year, the CTS has had the rumor mill buzzing, nonetheless. Last week, we reported the latest iteration of the midsize offering from Cadillac’s “Art & Science” design...

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