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Old 09-04-2018, 03:46 PM
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shit...there was one recently that sold on bring a trailer for $65k...wagon, low mileage and manual...
crazy shit.
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Fuck, and that is USD. Almost makes this Canadian one seem like a bargain, even though it’s auto.

But still... rare as fuck up here. Honestly, if I wasn’t trying to be a cheap fucker these days, I’d seriously consider it. Right exterior color. I wish interior was black, but not a deal breaker. They’re asking 58k... offer 55k.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:02 PM
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design kills interior space FOR a wagon
but...I don't think there is a sexier lined wagon in existence, AMG included...

sorry to whore but I yam what I yam and this is the only pertinent v talk on the site...

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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
design kills interior space FOR a wagon
but...I don't think there is a sexier lined wagon in existence, AMG included...

sorry to whore but I yam what I yam and this is the only pertinent v talk on the site...
You guise can fight over the Vagons & I'll happily have an AMG Estate
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
I used to have a love affair with my car...the black TL. 7 years on it...I knew it inside and out. I still kind of regret selling a car I know that well. At the time I had an Israeli landlord with a few properties and owned a few tow trucks in a booming business...he would show up to collect the rent in a different car every month...he was like, I came here with $700 about 7 years ago...I love cars and things but if you want to take my advice...only love your family, never love a car. Buy it, enjoy it, sell it...make a profit or break even.

After I thought about that it led me to the type S TL...then the Caddy and now the others I've bought and will eventually need to sell when I get tired of paying insurance on them...I guess I enjoy them for a bit then move on and try not to get attached anymore.
Starting with brown.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:04 PM
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LMAO, why y'all hate on brown though? I have the least invested in that bitch and drive it the most for the best miles per giddyups.

AMG is sexy as fuck, don't get me wrong...but I don't think it's the same...again, American Muscle in station wagon form...only other in recent history that could fall into that category is the Magnum XL.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:18 AM
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LMAO, why y'all hate on brown though? I have the least invested in that bitch and drive it the most for the best miles per giddyups.

AMG is sexy as fuck, don't get me wrong...but I don't think it's the same...again, American Muscle in station wagon form...only other in recent history that could fall into that category is the Magnum XL.

But all AMG Estates & the Vagon, make the Magnum look like a slug, aesthetically.

Agreed, that the AMG & Vagon are similar, but different.
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Originally Posted by TacoBello View Post
WHAT THE FLYING FUCK?!?!?

the Vagon WAS available in Canada!!!

this is the first one Iíve seen for sale, after looking and looking... no 6MT, but shiiiiett....

too rich for my blood, though. I wouldnít cough up that much dough right now.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...ationFlag=true
I was wondering what you were talking about when you said the Vagon wasn't available here.

I looked up that very Vagon a couple of weeks back, I see it's still up for sale for $1/km. lol
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:47 PM
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Any of you V guys done the throttle relearn?

I did it last night & reset the ECU again since the car wasn't feeling smooth during part throttle. To say that it's a night and day difference would be an understatement, definitely changed the whole feel of the car. Think I've gone through half tank since last night..
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Unrelated, but I did it on my F150 (when I had it) and the wife's Flex & even on those it made a noticeable difference.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:44 AM
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I don't recall but I think I did when I put in the TB.
Got my alignment redone and can report back that with 2 bolt adjustments you CAN get camber back to about a half degree front AND rear on the CTS-V...
toe is all set now too and she's sitting just PERFECT.
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
I don't recall but I think I did when I put in the TB.
Got my alignment redone and can report back that with 2 bolt adjustments you CAN get camber back to about a half degree front AND rear on the CTS-V...
toe is all set now too and she's sitting just PERFECT.
The fact there is no accompanying pic in the grass or beside a puddle or at the side of the hwy as proof, makes me question the validity of this post.......
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He actually wrote the car off after doing Olympic Rings in a parking lot for 4 minutes straight. Just doesn’t want to admit it yet. Who knew that light standard was there?!
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:53 AM
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Check your brake fluid Sundays...






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Ok, I’ll check my fluid, but why are you showing us bottles of dark rum and urine?
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:30 PM
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Unfortunately that's what the V's braking system had on tap..
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Ok, Iíll check my fluid, but why are you showing us bottles of dark rum and urine?


Good thing you did the fluid change
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Is it just my screen, or does it not look terrible?
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Unfortunately that's what the V's braking system had on tap..
Unacceptable. I demand top shelf product
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Is it just my screen, or does it not look terrible?
Considering the fresh stuff looked like light apple juice, I'd say the old stuff was horrific
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Yeah it just absorbs moisture from the air over time and starts looking like piss. Well that, and the constant heat cycles. I bet itís never been changed before, simply due to mileage. BBKs are able to handle dirty fluid to some extent. When I took my 370z out to the track for a lapping day, one of the rules was you needed brake fluid no older than 4 months, I think. Mine was already 1.5 years old at that time. Didnít have time to change it. Said fuck it, if I get brake fade Iíll just pull off the track early. The Nismo has big brakes all around and I didnít have any issues with brake fade whatsoever. Didnít notice a change in the pedal or the braking, start to finish.

That same day, my friend took his 6MT 4G TL to the track for the lapping event funny thing was, he had some of the best tires that day on that luxobarge. He was definitely the slowest and heaviest car there, but he had fun nonetheless. I remember after a session he pulled back into the pit area and his front brakes were literally smoking, and he was on new fluid. Mega brake fade happening by the end of a 20 minute lapping session
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With how dirty that fluid was & like you said, more than likely untouched factory fluid, the car still stopped pretty damn well at "highway speeds"...

I changed the fluid cuz there have been a few moments where I was braking harder than I should have & something didn't feel right. I'm guessing it didn't help that the system had more than a few air pockets as well.

Great piece of mind for $30 & a couple hours of work.
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Do you pump out the fluid?
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ďHighwayĒ speeds I did the same when I bought the F. Improved pedal feel was noticeable. Well worth the $$ and time. The added peace of mind and knowing itís maintained is the most important benefit
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Do you pump out the fluid?
Yea, used a one man bleeder similar to this..




It's really straight forward, need to upgrade to a bigger bottle but for 10 bucks it's legit.
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I built my own like that, using a 500mL coke bottle and some rubber tubing from Home Depot.
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I'll probably do the same, at least 500ml would be nice.

Quick parking garage pic..

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what fluid did you put back in? OEM? or superblue stuff
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Never heard of Superblue. From my research a lot of folks recommended Pentosin Dot 4 LV but I didn't feel like waiting for shipping so I picked up some OEM Dot 4 replacement from my local part store. If I ever get to the track I'll be sure to step it up to the Pentosin LV.

Everyone only mentions Dot 4 but the reservoir cap says Dot 3 which was interesting. I'll take the higher boiling point though.
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You can also use DOT 5.1

Do NOT use DOT 5.
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I should probably do my fluid too!
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same here... probably the factory fill for me...
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
design kills interior space FOR a wagon
but...I don't think there is a sexier lined wagon in existence, AMG included...

sorry to whore but I yam what I yam and this is the only pertinent v talk on the site...

eh.... I dunno...

I wouldn't kick either out of the garage though
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^ Yes, but, you can actually buy a Vagon or AMG Estate here in the US. What was the last S/RS Avant available here?
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Actually, since the Vagon ended production in 2015, the AMG Estate, and Panamera ST are the only new options available.
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Actually, since the Vagon ended production in 2015, the AMG Estate, and Panamera ST are the only new options available.
I'd probably throw the vulva and shaguar in there as well
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Maybe against the standard Merc Estate, but I wouldn't put either against the Porsche or AMG.
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