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Old 03-22-2009, 07:47 PM
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neuronbob's Official CTS-V Appreciation Thread (6MT V wagon 5yr report, pg 45)

EDIT 12/16/2012: I purchased CTS-V #2, a 6MT wagon with Recaros, bringing it home on 12/13/2012. Blurry immediate post-delivery pics are on page 18 of this thread. Better pictures are on page 19. I never thought I would buy one, let alone TWO CTS-Vs.

EDIT 8/25/2011:
This thread was formerly "The RL needed a wash, so I came home with a CTS-V (56k NO)". I changed the thread title at the suggestion of a member on page 11 because it has become more of a CTS-V appreciation thread. Please feel free to post CTS-V pics and vids in this thread. Still loving my car after 2 1/2 years!

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I picked up a Radiant Silver 2009 Cadillac CTS-V on Friday. I purchased it from Superior Cadillac in Brighton, MI (between Detroit/Ann Arbor and Lansing, where the car is built). I have driven it 300 miles so far and the experience is incredible. There is torque anywhere you need it. The fit and finish are awesome, as good as my RL. The General has definitely come out with a fine product. I'll post a full review after a few weeks with the car, but I am NOT sorry I traded the RL, and people here know I loved my "Sleeping Beauty".

This thread, though is for pix. 56k just give the fsck up now.

"Sleeping Beauty", back to stock A-Spec form


"Silver Dragon"



The trip back from Brighton, MI....
Ohio Turnpike


Thank goodness for XM and CNN!




Time for a rest stop break!



The only interesting that happened on the Turnpike...



Almost home!


Early this morning I took a bunch of pix in perfect lighting conditions...










Some interior shots






In the park near my house



The functional brake cooling port


More in the park









Save the environment? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


Mod #1: Transfer of my son's Britax Marathon car seat to the V. The ride is so smooth that my son slept on his first trip in the car.



This car will be my daily driver. The wife, my little boy, and I went grocery shopping today. The trunk is better configured than in my RL. I realize that seeing groceries in a supercar is not what most people expect, but this car will be one fast grocery-getter.


The key fob....alarm, keyless entry just like RL, and remote start

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Awesome, so awesome! Love the CST-V
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wow, that is an amazing interior for a GM product. I really like those little displays for the dual zone climate control. the exterior is kinda weird looking though.
nice car regardless
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Details!!!??? Pricing...etc. How does it ride? WOW!!!
22MPG? is that real? That is awesome!
Congrats!
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I love, love, LOVE the CTS-V. I can't get over how much I like it, its like an obsession. I am SO damn jealous of you right now!!!

Just get rid of that GM "Badge of Excellence" asap, otherwise its perfect! Did I mention that I FREAKING LOVE THIS CAR?!?!
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Automatic?!?!?!?


Maaaaaaaaaaan what a let down....

j/k Sweet ride! (but woulda been sweeter, well, you know...)



So what kind of deal did they give you, anyway?
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You should ditch the Britax for one of these bad-boys and you'll be set!

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suite ride, i am sure it makes you smile.


and at the ads

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ZOMG LOVE IT!

Hope this one doesn't get dirty and needs a wash anytime soon
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badass Bob. I love the V
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sick car, interior looks awesome
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X 100,000,000 @ CTS-V...


Congrats again, Bob!
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Wait wait...so, you now have an S2000 and a CTS-V...?!??



I HATE YOU!
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damn that car has a crazy interior. crazy brakes. just wicked!
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i cant stop looking at the pictures...dude youve inspired me even more to keep on with the path im going down
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Originally Posted by slowaccord View Post
damn that car has a crazy interior. crazy brakes. just wicked!
It sounds wicked, too. I have a video I'm planning to upload when I have a chance.

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Wait wait...so, you now have an S2000 and a CTS-V...?!??
Yup, for now. If it looks like the S will stay too often in the garage, I'll consider selling it. I'm going to sell the supercharger and exhaust I bought for it, though. With the CTS-V in my possession, modding the S beyond wheels and tires (it needed new tires anyway) would be totally superfluous. I didn't mean for this to happen....I bought the S in part so I could avoid buying a V....but I just couldn't keep away from the V.

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Hope this one doesn't get dirty and needs a wash anytime soon
Who do you think I am, Crazy Acura? P.S. He is my idol.

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Automatic?!?!?!?


Maaaaaaaaaaan what a let down....

j/k Sweet ride! (but woulda been sweeter, well, you know...)



So what kind of deal did they give you, anyway?
My DDs are always automagical. The wife is a klutz with a stick, and she needs to be able to drive the car in an emergency. Thus, automatic. I've still got the S for when I need to shift, though. I got a VERY good deal, without which I would not have been sufficiently motivated to buy.

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Details!!!??? Pricing...etc. How does it ride? WOW!!!
22MPG? is that real? That is awesome!
Congrats!
The 22 mpg is instant mileage, which can be quite good in this car. I averaged 16 mpg on the trip home. So far on my second tank of gas, with 50-50 city/highway, I am averaging 15.1 mpg. This is on winter blend gas and the car isn't broken in yet, so I expect better commuting mileage. Of course, when I get on it enough to hear that sweet supercharger whine, I get into the mid-single digits.

The car has magnetic ride control, like the Corvette, and can be set to a touring and sport mode. The touring mode is smoooooooooooth like the RL with A-Spec suspension. I tried it on a rough road around here and the ride was actually tolerable. The sport mode is a little rougher but definitely not harsh.

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wow, that is an amazing interior for a GM product. I really like those little displays for the dual zone climate control. the exterior is kinda weird looking though.
nice car regardless
This is another one of those designs that you have to experience in 3D to love. The exterior looks BADASSED. It looks muscular and I tried to capture that in the fender shots. This car simply loves the camera, unlike certain Acura products lately (*cough*, TL , *cough*)
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itd be a shame to see the s2k sitting in th garage. Ill tell ya what Ill come over and pick it up and make sure that she is getting driven

oh and whats the first mod gona be

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Gorgeous car Bob ... Huge thumbs up on that choice.
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Very nice, congrats Looks great in silver as well..any plans for it?
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Very nice.
Do these come in manual anymore?
And how is interior space compared to the RL?
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Congrats, the V is the shizzit! BTW I just jizzed in my pants.
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not much a domestic fan but new cts is too hot to dislike.
i see that you have pilot and s2k sitting in the garage too. is new V staying outside??
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oomggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want one

CONGRATS!!!!!! May you enjoy your V for quite some time to come !!
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soooooooo sexy, I am so jealous right now!!!! congrats dude
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its looks nice, interior even reminds of the Infiniti G37 enjoy ure ride man
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Congrats.

I am waiting for some pics of this car at its best..Hint...Hint...burn.....out....hint...

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Of course, when I get on it enough to hear that sweet supercharger whine, I get into the mid-single digits. Bob


Another reason you might want to hold on to the S2K for a while. If you aren't pressed for cash or space those occassional drives in the little one might be priceless. Just leave it in the driveway or next to the garage covered.
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God, I just hate you so much man.....

I want a CTS-V!!!!!!!
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