Country & Base – United States - Michigan
RAC Cars Need To Know:
Cadillac has been making cars since forever! They’ve been part of the automotive landscape for well over a century, and while their modern cars continue to sell respectably, it’s their heritage which helps the brand stay relevant. The 21st century saw a big increase in sales for the manufacturer thanks primarily to the Cadillac Escalade. This big SUV was loved so much by the hip-hop community that it was mentioned in almost every popular hip-hop song in the early 2000s.
Such popularity with the car catapulted Cadillac to new heights and a younger audience, laying the foundations for the CTS – which is a big saloon with plenty of style and a definite push to the younger generations.
The used Cadillac CTS-V is for serious drivers with a passion for V8 power and driveability. Aimed at those who like to buy BMW M5s, the CTS-V has been dubbed as one of the best American cars ever thanks to its ability to go round corners just as well as its European rivals. Sure, it lacks a bit of sophistication compared to the M5, but what it lacks in that area it more than makes up for with its soundtrack and power delivery.
If you are considering a used Cadillac Escalade, be careful. The car will make you look awesome, but it’s also a lot bigger than a Range Rover; so if you will have to really be aware of your dimensions if you do buy one. Also, with petrol prices the way they are, you will need to evaluate if you can afford the running costs of such a heavy car.
Other than that, the used Cadillac is still an American icon with plenty of fans and future. It may not be as popular in Europe, but its foundations in the US allow a few cars a ship’s passage to Blighty. If you ever see one on the road, you will know it. Big, brash and full of alternative styling; a Cadillac is one hell of a way to make an entrance whether you’re going to the shops or driving through the streets of a city.
Just remember to check all the usual bits and bobs, asks as many questions as you can, and test-drive the thing! Then, just enjoy the ‘Americanness’ of it all!