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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, New guy saying hi in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Hello everyone, I've been reading on here and ls1tech for a little while now and picked up a V1 myself ...
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    Cool New guy saying hi

    Hello everyone,

    I've been reading on here and ls1tech for a little while now and picked up a V1 myself about a month ago. I figured it was time to say hi.

    Bought the car with 51k on it. It's an 07 and was purchased bone stock. An interesting note is that the carfax showed the first owner as a "corporate fleet vehicle" in Michigan near Lansing where these cars were built. As I can't see too many corporations using this vehicle as a fleet I believe it to be a GM fleet car used by an executive or some other person important enough to be given a V as a fleet car. After 6 months the car went on the private market and was sold to a gentleman in KC, then purchased by another gentleman in Oklahoma who I purchased the car from.

    The car has FG2's, and so far I've done a skip shift eliminator until I get it tuned out, Volant intake, CS diff bushing and insert, and new tires 275/40/18 all around. Also did a muffler delete on the otherwise stock exhaust with some nice 4" stainless tips.

    This is the first LSX car I've owned. When I was a teenager I used to have a 1994 Caprice with an LT1 3.73's and a stall that would do a 14.0 in the quarter and thought that car was sweet back then. Since selling that car I have been out of the V8 car game and have just owned boring commuter cars. I bought the V as a present to myself for graduating nursing school (in May). The V is an entirely different beast than the B body was. The B body was good at turning a good 60' time and going down a straight track for its power and size. The V does everything so much better than any car I've owned to date.

    The V is a fantastic car and after a month of ownership I'm still very happy with the car every time I get in it.

    I'm looking forward to more reading here and continued learning from everyone's experiences.

    Thanks for looking,
    Here are some pics for all of you to enjoy.





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    Re: New guy saying hi

    Welcome, I'm fairly new here as well. you will find tons of help and advise here. Just be sure to use the search before posting about something.

    Congrats on graduating

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    Congrats on the V. Looks like it's in great shape.

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    Congrats. I bought mine as a 'PEP' car as well. I worked for GM at the time so I realized the initial discount in price.

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    Re: New guy saying hi

    Welcome!! thumbsup:

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    Re: New guy saying hi

    Do you live in Oklahoma?

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    Negative, I live in Omaha, Nebraska. I don't know that I've ever seen another V1 here except on a dealership lot, but I'm sure there are a few on the road here. The V is in fantastic shape, definitely a sweet ride.

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    Re: New guy saying hi

    Excellent find!!!



    "ONE OF US" lol

    wait. did you say you're a murse?

    teasing.

    (D3l7a3ch0 <-former Army medic)

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    Re: New guy saying hi

    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0 View Post
    Excellent find!!!


    "ONE OF US" lol

    wait. did you say you're a murse?

    teasing.

    (D3l7a3ch0 <-former Army medic)
    Lol yes gonna be a murse. But I've been a paramedic for the last 6 years so I get to choose either when people ask me what I do... I guess I was just looking for a change of venue, being a paramedic is great work but the pay and advancement opportunities are just not there. After getting my RN license I'll probably continue to volunteer as an EMT-P with my local fire dept.

    I was just talking to one of my buddies who just went through 68W school through the national guard I believe. Sounds pretty neat really. Once out of school he gets reciprocity for a NREMT-basic license so thats not a bad deal.

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    Welcome!!!... You'll Find Great People And Excellent Advise On Here!!!...

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    Re: New guy saying hi

    consider me impressed that you are a paramedic! my NREMT expires in May. I never made use of my EMT as a civilian, that's a whoooole lotta "nope"

    accidents would be awesome, but at the same time not. and then there's the scrutiny... and the pressure. I left the military to unwind. I'm a full-time student now

    double welcome... this is quality right here

    PS i'm surprised to hear the pay was not there. (really?)

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    Re: New guy saying hi

    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0 View Post
    consider me impressed that you are a paramedic! my NREMT expires in May. I never made use of my EMT as a civilian, that's a whoooole lotta "nope"

    accidents would be awesome, but at the same time not. and then there's the scrutiny... and the pressure. I left the military to unwind. I'm a full-time student now

    double welcome... this is quality right here

    PS i'm surprised to hear the pay was not there. (really?)
    My sarcasm meter is broken today so forgive me if youre being fasecious. Where I live an NREMT-P can expect to make about 25k-35k gross based on experience. Fire departments pay a little better but I myself was never big on the paid FD politics and union crap... a lot of shady things go on with the paid fire departments in my area. RNs make 40-50k right out of school and the benefits dont even compare. Not to mention the opportunities for advancement within the nursing field are endless. My ultimate plan is to get some ICU/critical care experience and then head off to CRNA school and be a nurse anesthestist. Every single one I've met or worked with raves about how much they love it.

    ETA: Famous556 posting. I'm at my parents house today and logged in as my father apparently.

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    Re: New guy saying hi

    Dang, OP, your car looks new!

    Nice!
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    Well thank you! It's very clean and by far the cleanest car I've owned but its far from perfect. I've found that silver is a good color for hiding minor flaws. This picture was after a fresh wash and wax and the lighting in that building really makes cars look good.

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    Re: New guy saying hi

    Hah no, I had no idea. I was sharing my thoughts to get you out of your shell, so to speak.

    My aunt is an RN, and has been for the longest.

    Did you put yourself through school? That's quite a bit of drive. I met with my counselor this afternoon and we hammered out 6 semesters of classes I need to transfer (mechanical engineering). So. I can relate. Even more so as the semesters go by.

    What type of institution did you study at? The annual training requirement struck me as... a major task. Lucky for me, they're handled consistently in the army as part of training. Another reason I'm surprised the pay isn't better--it's a lot of ongoing education.

    (Imo introduction threads are out of bounds for trolling... And at least a couple more weeks outside this thread. Splash damage is still possible, though)

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