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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, New "V" owner says Hello! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Hello everyone! I have been creeping in here for months after deciding I had outgrown the WRX-STI I have wanted ...
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    New "V" owner says Hello!

    Hello everyone!
    I have been creeping in here for months after deciding I had outgrown the WRX-STI I have wanted for years. Probably one of thetoughest things I have done in a while was admit to myself that I am just not young enough for the "ricer" STI, which will always have a special place in my fantasy garadge, anymore. What I realize now is that I am finally mature enough ( I hope) to own a car as fantastic as the one in my driveway.
    So my day started off pretty bad with a project at work going south (got it back in line). It ended great since I got to drive home my new 2007 Light Platinum / Ebony CTS-V. Bone stock, the windows aren't even tinted yet, with 7103 miles on it. What a car. I will take some pictures this week end to post up while we are taming the Dragon (Hwy 129). I so happy to have this ride as my own and realy felt bad for the seller who had only had the car for 10 months, a new baby was forcing the sale on his end. 7103 miles and only 78 miles from my house on Autotrader, it was meant to be.
    No mods are planned for the near future other then some tint for the windows, some rubber dust in the rear finder wheels and gas in the tank. The sikney peday is very new and needs breaking in.
    Hello all and I am happy to be a part of the clan.

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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    welcome to the forums

    I think you will find a drastically different dynamic between the horribly-understeering STi and the tail-happy V. I imagine you will also miss being able to launch the car, but the V makes up for these deficiencies in wonderful ways.

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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    Jimmy, I have never had the pleasure of launching the STI. I will at this point in life never own one unless I win the lottery and have a stable one day. We can always dream right?
    I already love the tail happy V, it rained today so no room to play but it did step out a bit on a spirited run down a a clover leaf on ramp (all driving aids on). So for the run this week end up and down the Dragon I think I should stick with "competitive mode". Do you guys turn off stability for spirited driving?

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    Sorry, I thought you meant you had an STi before the V.

    Most guys go into comp mode for most driving. I always left it all on. I didn't have the courage to turn it off. Then again, I spun out twice even in full nanny mode.

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    After 5 days of ownership, 5 tanks of gas and 800 miles. I know I have made the right choice. Me and my wife spent all week end driving through Tennessee, N.C. and N.Ga Smokey Mountains. WE managed to make it to the top of the Dragon on Hwy 129 without getting a ticket or running over a Harley.The all but new Caddy drew a crowd at the top with guys getting out of riced out Mitsubishi to get pictures of my classy ride. Harley riders were full of questions and pride as everyone wanted to know about it. "Is that thing a stick?", 'What size motor"?
    From there we went back down the hill and hit Moonshiner 28 towards Cherokee... 28 is a blast. Not near as tight as 129 but much faster. I was still being responsible but may have bumped over the limit on a few corners. We made our way to the Casino where I dropped it with the Valet. Hours later when I called for the car, you would have thought I was driving the freaking space shuttle. It would seam it was the 1st V the young valet had ever seen and he was in love. I quickly explained that the car and I where honeymooning and snatched my keys back. Crashed in a Hotel down the road and headed out the following morning back into Ga through the Nanatahala Gorge into Blue Ridge. What a great weekend in a fantastic car. Can waite till my next drive.

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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    Welcome! With only 7,103 miles, you sure made a great purchase.

    As far as "finally being mature enough," I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about.
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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    Congrats on the new purchase, the V is a completely different beast than the STI, have fun with her!

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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    Nice find!!! Congrats

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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    You should have told the Harley guys it is the equivalent of FOUR of them.

    Welcome.

    The V is a hoot.

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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    Nice. I'll have to make the trip up there with mine soon enough.

    I went up to Hayesville in the woman's SAAB 97x AERO (LS2) towing a trailer with furniture to a family friend up there. Tore through 129 until the road was choked off by SLOW motorcycles on the way back. Really, who the eff rides a TRIKE through the mountains at 30mph. I rode the brakes the whole damn time. Ruined my experience. I should have pulled off and waited.

    We'll have to get a group of V's up there this fall.

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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    Congrats on the new V and welcome to the forum. 07 platinum/ebony FTW! It's the fastest color by far. The 'light' platinum paint they use is the 'lightest' of all the all... scientifically proven weight advantage gives us the edge. Everyone knows it. The naysayers are just jealous haters.... much like the ls6 guys in denial.

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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    welcome. Have any pictures of the trip?

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    Re: New "V" owner says Hello!

    Thanks guys. I do have some pictures that I need to re-size so I can get them posted. Set my Flip up in the back with a a tripod and got some video, watching the video reminds me of playing GT5, watching the navi like a coarse map heading into the next series of corners. 318 turns takes more than a few runs to remember. I am up for a trip this fall when the leaves are changing.
    Anybody in the Atlanta area?

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