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Strike_Zero Dork
1/28/12 9:24 p.m.

After all of the fun we had in the GTO thread . . . . I went out today and got this!!

2005 Cadillac CTS-V

I'll have some more pics later tomorrow.

Toyman01 SuperDork
1/28/12 9:26 p.m.

Color me jealous.

JoeyM SuperDork
1/28/12 9:37 p.m.

I like them.

nderwater SuperDork
1/28/12 9:38 p.m.

nice! take a coil off those springs

SyntheticBlinkerFluid Dork
1/28/12 9:43 p.m.


MG Bryan
MG Bryan HalfDork
1/28/12 9:49 p.m.

Sonic Dork
1/28/12 9:52 p.m.

Nice! The american M5, such a great sleeper.

pigeon SuperDork
1/28/12 9:58 p.m.

Nice! I really liked them when I drove them but there was a significant lack of headroom, as in my head was rubbing the headliner when I was in a reasonable driving position.

fast_eddie_72 SuperDork
1/28/12 10:09 p.m.


Gearheadotaku SuperDork
1/28/12 10:16 p.m.


EricM SuperDork
1/28/12 10:52 p.m.

check your valve springs, they can, and do fail. Other wise, nice score!

Will Dork
1/28/12 11:52 p.m.

If it has under 50k miles, go break the rear diff and radiator right now while they're still under warranty, because they're bound to break sooner or later.

I sold mine last year. It was a ton (or two) of fun.

mad_machine SuperDork
1/29/12 12:11 a.m.

I was parked behind the coupe' version yesterday.. pretty cars

carzan HalfDork
1/29/12 8:59 a.m.

I usually favor coupes, given the choice. But, for some reason, the sedan version just does it for me. I LOVE it!

aussiesmg SuperDork
1/29/12 9:13 a.m.

Good choice, if it weren't for the 40 mpg, this would be in my driveway instead of the Hyundai.

Javelin SuperDork
1/29/12 9:14 a.m.

The real Caddy that zings! Love it!

Strike_Zero Dork
1/29/12 9:21 a.m.

In reply to aussiesmg:

It got MORE than 40mpg in that picture

I got roughly 27mpg on way back from GA to SC

mad_machine SuperDork
1/29/12 10:13 a.m.

it's funny... I really disliked those cars when they came out.. but the sharp edged creases have really grown on me

fasted58 SuperDork
1/29/12 10:22 a.m.


now I hafta add that into the fray of what car to buy in the spring... Mustang GT, GTO, CTS-V

Strike_Zero Dork
1/29/12 10:26 a.m.

In reply to mad_machine:

Didn't either. I thought the design was good, but the height of the front fender was a bit strange. I LOVE how the STS/STS-V turned out. In my own twisted mind, the STS would look great as coupe.

Don't get me wrong . . . I still love my CTS-V

Strike_Zero Dork
1/29/12 10:27 a.m.

In reply to fasted58:

That was the SAME list I had

fasted58 SuperDork
1/29/12 10:30 a.m.
Strike_Zero wrote: In reply to fasted58: That was the SAME list I had

this may need it's own thread

Strike_Zero Dork
1/29/12 11:35 a.m.

In reply to fasted58:

I looked at it like this.

  • I wanted a DD that I could spend time driving and not wrenching on
  • Aftermarket size didn't matter as the mods will be limited
  • Most giddy up for the dollar
  • Relatively low maintenance

The CTS-V won out

  • 400hp; check
  • Replace bushings and shocks then drive; check
  • 16K + warranty (albeit an extremely short one) + long list of replaced and check items; check

The CTS-V and GTO have issues with the differential and bushings. The CTS-Vs are worst because the General tried to keep 60-70% of the "caddilac ride" with soft ass rubber bushings throughout the drivetrain. The aftermarket tried to remedy this with replacement bushings, but this introduced more NVH and a higher number of differential failures for owners who did "questionable" things to the car. The aftermarket rushed several products to market that expose other areas and/or cause breakages in some. However, there are a few shops that have a decent complete solution sorted that tames the issue.

For DD use and smart mounts replacement, there shouldn't any issues.

If I was looking for a bottom dollar, hoon, mod mobile, the Mustang would have gotten a closer look.

westsidetalon Reader
1/29/12 11:48 a.m.

Nice purchase

nicksta43 Reader
1/29/12 1:58 p.m.

Where is this GTO thread you speak of. Very nice car btw, would love to find one.

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