I own a CTS that is ALL black.
I have also driven a 2008 3.6. One hell of a burnout! (rental, ask around about what I do to rentals)
I am about a year away from a V as I want a 2006 or 2007 as they have the bigger engine.
The CTS line is amazing in itself.
I just pulled all of the brakes this weekend as I had a rear squeak and my rear rotors were a tad scored, so I took them in to have them turned.
I also brought in my pads to mic them against new replacements.
My 2003 CTS has 55,000 miles on it and I have even wear ALL the way around, but this is the kicker: .02 mm of wear in 55,000 miles. Gotta love ceramics. Even better is my discs were only worn about the same.
I slapped everything back on with the turned rotors and it stops GREAT now.
Anyways, I want an ALL black one and I am going to test drive one out and see how the back seat is as I have two small kids and they are more important than going fast, not muc, but they still win.
2005 CTSV BLACK LS7 Clutch/Flywheel/Slave, Tick Speed Bleeder, Tilton Clutch MC, RevShift Bushings, Domestic V8 Solutions (shifter, 8.8 Diff conversion, srut tower braces, sub-frame connectors), SLP cats, no cags, xpipe, bullet mufflers, Volante, iPod dock, G-force tune; 379hp 381tq.
Killing 5th gens like it is my job.