The Super Bowl MVP gets to drive…


Cadillac has supplied the Super Bowls most valuable player with their choice of a free ride for the last eight years. The most recent recipient, Santonio Holmes, went with a Platinum edition Hybrid Escalade. A safe, comfortable, and relatively PC choice, the Escalade Hybrid is also my choice for vehicle I secretly love even though I should hate it.
Is there a choice in the current lineup of Caddys that would surprise you if chosen?
I think the PR folks will try to push the new CTS Coupe on the MVP; certainly not a bad choice. However, I would be supremely impressed if the winner steps to the plate and chooses
The CTS Sport Wagon!

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35 responses to “The Super Bowl MVP gets to drive…”

  1. thomasmac Avatar

    If they choose a DTS I sure would be suprised. My choice would be the CTS-V sedan as long as I never have to sit in the back seat as I have to fold my head into my shoulder to fit

  2. Maurice Avatar
    Maurice

    This post doesn't seem to be very Hooniverse. And you guys rail on Jalopnik for going mainstream? For shame!

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Displaying our love of wagons is mainstream?
      If I wanted to go mainstream I would have picked the CTS-V Coupe…

      1. Maurice Avatar
        Maurice

        Not really. The topic's mainstream, not the choice. Seriously, what does this have to do with cars??? This is so tangential it's a joke. Stick to real car stuff not fake car stuff.

      2. CptSevere Avatar

        Yeah, exactly, this is the SOURCE for Cadillac wagons, old, new and otherwise. And ElCadiminos, too.

      1. Texan_Idiot25 Avatar
        Texan_Idiot25

        See my comment on mitch's FB pic of this..

        1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

          Still, the odds of this actually being a different user are… rather low.

          1. blueplate Avatar

            Shucks, I had just gotten used to the idea of not saying (Redacted) anymore, too. What a nice brief détente that was.

      2. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

        Very interesting. But why would he stoop to such a level? Does he not have better things to do? I mean, AutoNews must have some new content that needs reposting.

    2. joshuman Avatar
      joshuman

      Some people call me Maurice
      Cause I speak of the Camero of love
      People talk about me, baby
      Say I'm bannin' you wrong, bannin' you wrong
      Well, don't you worry baby
      Don't worry
      Cause I'm right here, right here, right here, right here at 68.174.147.161

    3. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      For anyone coming back to this comment thread, it should be noted that we talked to Ray, and while there's some back-story, he'd like to apologize.

      1. engineerd Avatar

        Bad day on the information superhighway?

      2. SirNotAppearing Avatar
        SirNotAppearing

        LOL at Hoongate.

  3. Maymar Avatar
    Maymar

    I never got the chance to drive one of the GMT900 hybrids, but I like this generation Escalade far more than I'm comfortable with. The interior's hugely improved over the plastic mess of the previous generation (fine in a $20,000 work truck, questionable in a luxury vehicle), and they're nice to drive if the road stays straight. I'd buy one used if I needed to tow something and it was within $1000 of a Tahoe.
    But if I were somehow MVP (unlikely, hockey's the sport I'm least apathetic to), I'd throw Cadillac for a loop and ask for a pristine Cimarron with the stick shift and sport suspension. Maybe even get them to build a Cimarron wagon. I've also liked the idea of dropping an LSX into a Catera, but that's more out of cheapness than really wanting one over a CTS-V.

    1. Goingincirclez Avatar

      A Cimmawagon? That's briliiantly devious and subversive. I can support this. Even better, it wouldn't be too hard:
      1: Find a junked Cimarron.
      2: Find a Cavalier Wagon.
      3: ????
      4: Profit! Er wait, nevermind.

      1. Maymar Avatar

        I just fear that's getting harder than I'd like – pre-'95 J-bodies are getting surprisingly (or not) rare around here. Even better (but almost impossible) would be to do a Cimarron fastback.

        1. Goingincirclez Avatar

          Shoot, you ain't kidding. Good friend in college had a Cavalier wagon – that's one of the last I've ever seen, and that was over 10 years ago. Say nothing of the hatches – I could probably count on one hand the number I saw "new" and that was in Chicagoland back in the day!
          I always did like the look of hatches, they seemed like a slimmer, sportier X-body to me.
          Not-so-fun-fact: In trying to confirm the existence of the hatches on WIkipedia, I just learned that the 3rd-gen Cavalier was exported to Japan and sold by Toyota as the "Toyota Cavalier". Egad! No wonder Japan hates our cars. May god have mercy on our souls.

          1. Tomsk Avatar

            Weirder still is the fact that Opel built a slightly larger, rear-drive, Senator based-hatch called the Monza with an uncannily similar roofline.
            <img src="http://www.autobild.de/ir_img/58588179_c1ba2c975d.jpg&quot; width="560" height="373" />

          2. blueplate Avatar

            Saw a Cavalier station wagon just today. But that's here in Michigan where old Detroit iron is not too much of a surprise.
            Cavalier hatch? Really?
            Oh, and strangely, you can get a bunch of Google hits of pages from Japan if you search "Toyota Cavarier."

          3. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

            Cavalier hatch, really! Totally! I remember my parents had a friend with one, a Cavalier "Type-10", whatever the hell that was, and back then it was a damn good looking car. It would probably look awfully dated these days though. Haven't seen one in a long time though.

      2. Alff Avatar

        Too easy. How about finding a pristine Cimarron instead?

      3. P161911 Avatar

        I remember in the 1990s the Georgia Tech athletic department had some Cavalier-aminos. The story I heard was that they were built at the GM factory as factory parts haulers or some such and got donated to the school. They were built off Cavalier wagons.

    2. Tomsk Avatar

      Naw, it's all about the Cimarron hatchback. The Pontiac and Buick J-body hatches even offered turbo four-bangers.
      <img src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/04/sunbird.jpg&quot; width="800" height="431" />
      Make it so, Number One!
      Also, the late John Lingenfelter was one of the first to do the V8 Catera thing:
      http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/the_catera_v

      1. Clashtastic Avatar

        detroit craigslist had an LS1 powered Catera a while back, LS1 plus T-56 all for around 6 or 7 k if i remember properly it was pretty tempting… essentially a small 4 door GTO….

  4. Goingincirclez Avatar

    A Cimmawagon? That's briliiantly devious and subversive. I can support this. Even better, it wouldn't be too hard:
    1: Find a junked Cimarron.
    2: Find a Cavalier Wagon.
    3: ????
    4: <s>Profit!</s> Er wait, nevermind.

  5. pj134 Avatar

    1991 Cadillac Brougham… or 75 Talisman..

  6. SSurfer321 Avatar

    I would choose that. And ask if I could get it in "V" trim.

  7. smokyburnout Avatar

    I was looking around to see if anyone had actually done one of my dream swaps (Duramax Diesel into a late 70s/early 80s full-size Caddy) when I happened upon this:
    http://www.engineswapdepot.com/?p=773
    http://www.diversstreetrods.com/dandos57/
    1000 hp/1500 ft/lbs Duramax Diesel, in a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham! Now, I've never even considered a swap like that because if I could ever afford one, particularly one in as beautiful shape as the car they started with, I could never bring myself to start cutting into it. And I would never dream of replacing the excellent interior with something as unoriginal as the one it looks like they're putting in (Billet steering wheel and a TV in the dash? Seriously?). But the basic idea is awesome.

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      I love the sound of an uncorked 3800. Most V6s sound pretty bad (the hollow 60-degree Chevy V6 and the irritating Nissan VQ are some of the worst, I think – the Ford Duratec 25/30, however, is quite nice) but the 3800 is… well, larger and throatier.
      A diesel Cadillac made so much sense, and yet GM managed to pull it off in a Biblically terrible way with the 5.7. Sigh.

      1. Syrax Avatar

        The VQ must have almost 50/50 love/hate opinion. I agree that the droning in lower rpms is a PITA, but after 5k it's one of the best around.

      2. Clashtastic Avatar

        ALFA V6 FTMFW.
        also, yes Duratec 25/30 are quite nice… especially the 25….

  8. Prawo Jazdy Avatar
    Prawo Jazdy

    Busy at work, can't log in to intensedebate anyway
    But here.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Wert

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  10. Commander Heinz Avatar
    Commander Heinz

    Cadillac has evidently stopped doing this. I'd go for the Sport Wagon anyway!
    http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/2010/02/sorry

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