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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Thinking about getting a V as my next car to replace my truck for daily use, however i was reading ...
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    Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    Thinking about getting a V as my next car to replace my truck for daily use, however i was reading about the inability to add bigger pumps to the passenger side of the tank. Also how would the V do as a daily to and from college (100 miles each way) weekly with head. cam, intake and other commons mods, besides the diff and bushing issues. Would it be reliable enough if tuned properly to not break down mid way if it was driven reasonably? Also would Bliztechs on the back be good for the random snows we get in the midwest?

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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    My V is pushing 540 to the wheels with zero issues. Quality parts reputable tuning and you wont have issues. I can jump in it and drive anywhere with the confidence it'll get me there and back.

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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    Definitely. It would be reliable enough. I honestly thought, this being my third car and first higher horsepower car, it would be the least reliable, but its proven to be the most.

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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    I have never had a GM vehicle leave me stranded. I would trust my V to take me anywhere I needed to go.

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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    That's what i had thought. Dad owned a Buick for 25 yers and never had a serious problem. Some of my friends said Caddy's had iffy quality, but nothing about reliability. Though the V is probably alot more comfertable than a Evo 8 which was the other choice lol.

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    Evos are excellent cars. I would rock one for sure. But I didn't want the payments or the insurance for them. And I would have to get a new one cuz I don't want a clapped out hunk of shit that some boy racer put "tasteful" mods on... Plus they get horrifically poor fuel economy for a 4 banger. If you want a good daily driver 4 banger, look into a cobalt SS turbo. They are bitchin cars, I loved mine.

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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    I would get something more reasonable, but I like to stand out a bit and not drive something everyone else does. Dont see many teens rocking V's

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    Don't see many v1s period. They are still pretty quick for something almost 10 years old. There at plenty of sports cars that are built now that aren't as fast stock for stock.

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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    Plus engine mods are cheap and plentiful. Lot's of F-bodys and LS cars in the midwest

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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    The V is a good and reliable car but I think you should get a fricken Civic if your purpose is commuting 200 miles... save your money my man and get a cheap car for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlson_mn
    The V is a good and reliable car but I think you should get a fricken Civic if your purpose is commuting 200 miles... save your money my man and get a cheap car for that!
    Gas mileage isn't bad at 60 with the cc on. But I agree. I have a geo metro as my commuter. Caddy is my weekend car...
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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    Woops forgot to add, Would be commute every week, and i'll use my motorcycle to do it most the time so the V would be for bad weather.

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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    <sensible adult mode>

    get a cheap commuter for college and save the V for when you get a decent job. they're not cheap to run, just like any high(er) hp car, least of all if you up the hp.

    </sam>

    that being said, V's are as reliable as any car so long as you keep up with maintenance and go to reputable shops to have work done. good fun to drive though i'd get bored slabbing it 100mi ea. way.

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    Some of the maintenance is expensive. I had the melted starter wires... Like $700 in bushings. Plus if you beat on it (hard not to) you're going to end up breaking shit. Oh, then there's the mod bug. I was going to pay mine off first. Now I'm into it like 7k parts and labor over the last 6 months. And thinking about the CS 8.8 upgrade in the next 6mo.

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    Re: Gen 1 V as a modded Daily/ high modded in the future

    Is any of the maintenance different than a F-body/other LS car?

    Also, how ever stupid it might sound, how hard would it be to put a trailer hitch on one? So i could tow my bike insted of having to have someone else drive?

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