There's no denying the Cadillac's head-turning looks. With its sharp creases, gaping grille and flared wheel arches the American has real presence. It certainly stands out from the crowd, meaning buyers will have to get used to stares from other road users. At present the CTS is only available as four-door saloon and in Sport Luxury trim.
The 2008 CTS - a car similar in size to the Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class - is a much better offering and with its striking design should appeal to buyers after something different. And if you're worried this is just another wallowy American saloon then think again - the suspension has been stiffened to minimise body roll and the steering is neatly responsive.
The Cadillac CTS is a kind of small saloon and a half, or large saloon less a portion. Bigger than a 3-series, smaller than a Five, but priced to nick sales off Threes and Audi's A4. Cheap, but with reason.