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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    I don't see anything wrong with the Auto version except for the additional weight and sometimes it's difficult to get a set of long tubes to wrap around it.

    Still not convinced the Manual is obsolete yet. Love it, Would not get the Auto but I understand your reasoning behind the Auto.

    Just glad it's coming out as an option and the manual is still available, best of both worlds.

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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    I will most likely get which ever is quicker in the quarter mile, though the AT would be better for bracket racing. If I get sick of the AT in the STS-V then I will go back to a MT like I had in my V1.

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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSV_Rob View Post
    ... sometimes it's difficult to get a set of long tubes to wrap around it. ...
    Hadn't thought of that ... too early to think mods, I guess. But, love my long tubes now and might consider them for a V2.

    I'm still 20% wanting the auto, 20% wanting the manual, and 60% undecided on this issue.
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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    I swore I wouldn't modify my 2004 CTS-V, but a few years later and I've got headers, cats, exhaust, clutch, flywheel, tune, shifter and bushings (and that's just the performance mods ). Honestly, I'm getting tired of chasing leaks, backfires, ticks, hiccups and oil temperatures.

    I'm really really really really really really not going to mod my next CTS-V. Honest.
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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Tony View Post
    ... I'm really really really really really really not going to mod my next CTS-V. Honest.


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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by Clintonwmills View Post
    The only release I would go for the MT is because all the time I need the power and I am in 2nd or 3rd on the AT and hate it. If i pull out in front of someone and need first gear it will have to down shift first.

    Yeah, but that's what 550 ft lbs of torque is for...

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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Tony View Post
    I swore I wouldn't modify my 2004 CTS-V, but a few years later and I've got headers, cats, exhaust, clutch, flywheel, tune, shifter and bushings (and that's just the performance mods ). Honestly, I'm getting tired of chasing leaks, backfires, ticks, hiccups and oil temperatures.

    I'm really really really really really really not going to mod my next CTS-V. Honest.
    Glad I didn't have your problems. I am NOT in denial, I would mod the hell out of the 09! I didn't waste much time on the 07 before I started ripping her apart.

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Hadn't thought of that ... too early to think mods, I guess. But, love my long tubes now and might consider them for a V2.

    I'm still 20% wanting the auto, 20% wanting the manual, and 60% undecided on this issue.
    Tough choice and I'm sure whatever you decide you will be smiling from ear to ear! Keep us poor folk up to speed on your mods

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post




    A friend of mine bought a mustang and told me that all he was going to do was maybe put a cat back exhuast in the car...

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    I'm sure I missed something but you get the idea. Oh yeah, Raced him and nudged him out.

    Tony is in Denial, Randy knows there will be changes

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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    I am not in denial- honest!

    Love the new Avatar, Rob.
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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    Thanks Tony, always loved south park. Funny 4th graders!!!!!

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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    Pro to the auto- wife does want one.

    Con to the M6- wife does not want one.

    We've had a couple of Z06s that she drove daily so she can, just doesn't want to anymore. We need a four door touring car and this new auto gets the CST-V high consideration.


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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by Ketzer View Post
    ... a couple of Z06s ...


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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    Thanks. The whole 2 Zs deal sounds a lot more glamourous than it was. We had an 01, her daily driver believe it or not. In 02 they were giving 0% financing and were dumb enough to include Vettes on that one, so we traded up. It did not cost us a penny to trade in, same note, same amount of time left, win-win.


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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    Most powerful sedan with an MT in the world. Yeah, I guess that's where my vote goes.

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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons

    For me, it's about the feeling of control that I get with a manual transmission. Whenever I drive automatics, I don't feel like I have full control of the car. I also have never driven an automatic with paddles, so maybe my opinion would change.

    Plus, my girlfriend can't drive stick so that'd be a pro for the manual.

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    Re: MT vs AT ... Pros & Cons



    The wife drove my car a couple of times when stock but won't touch it now.

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