Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Analogue or Digital?

When it comes to vehicle controls, the CTS-V is confused. Despite having keyless entry, and ignition, there isn’t a push-button start. Instead, it has a little nub (and a cheap looking one at that) that represents a key in the ignition. You twist it and the engine roars to life. While this does maintain the analogue experience of starting a vehicle, matching other raw aspects of the V like the heavy clutch and shifter, it’s completely unlike other vehicle traits.

For example, the parking brake is handled by a dainty little button that you push or pull to operate. The door handles are again, little buttons hidden behind a pocket of sheet-metal. This odd combination of future-forward and old school bits makes for a strange package.


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