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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11 in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; All executive and "magazine" cars left the plant on Friday 8/1 and the first batch of saleable cars will start ...
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    Thumbs up Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    All executive and "magazine" cars left the plant on Friday 8/1 and the first batch of saleable cars will start either this Monday or next Monday. Hope to be able to provide proof later in the week.

    The word around the plant is $68k (don't know if that is base or not and the STS-V jumps to $81k) which is around what all of the wise members of this forum speculated.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    Any word on placing the actual orders then? I still can not get my order number from my dealer.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    My source isn't knowledgable in that area as they build they build the cars and have no interaction with that part of the process. My source said that the first batch of saleable cars are built and held at the plant while they get feedback from the executive/magazine group. This allows them to fix any issues prior to releasing the cars to the public and having to do a recall. They also confirmed the plant will be shutting down in December or January to retool for the coupe. No word on when it will be available or if a V version is plannned, as the retooling will be a major project. They couldn't remember ever having built a coupe at that plant.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    Nice. I can't wait to read the reviews from car mags.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    Thanks for the info.....Hopefully that means we are still looking at an October/Novemebr release timeframe.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    Thanks for this new info. Looks like production has begun much sooner than we thought... great news! Hopefully the car mags only feedback is to reduce the sticker.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    I doubt 8/4 since dealer orders are still not being accepted yet.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    Dr Chill is right. You will not see a saleable car built before a dealer takes an order. I am willing to bet you do not see a saleable car coming down the line for at least a month from now and even then it will be a stretch. Then you have to hope that there is not a shut down like on ZR1 production, but that is due to fitment issues with the CF parts from what I am hearing.

    My prediction is that the first one will come off the line 2-4 weeks AFTER dealers take orders.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    $68K sounds more reasonable than some of the low ball figures I'm seeing in the car mags. I would expect that price to cover some options but not likely the Recaro seats and auto tranny - but we shall see.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    Quote Originally Posted by GNSCOTT View Post
    Dr Chill is right. You will not see a saleable car built before a dealer takes an order. I am willing to bet you do not see a saleable car coming down the line for at least a month from now and even then it will be a stretch. Then you have to hope that there is not a shut down like on ZR1 production, but that is due to fitment issues with the CF parts from what I am hearing.

    My prediction is that the first one will come off the line 2-4 weeks AFTER dealers take orders.
    Although that certainly seems logical, it is still theoretical. If this guy provides proof like he says that cars are being built then that would be good news for all of us. I suppose there is a scenario that GM will want to delay the launch even if the car is ready, not unlike Ford is doing with the F-150.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    I hope one of the shows/mags getting one to look at is Top Gear The GT-R hauled ass around their track with The Stig. Although it's a different class of car I'm still curious where the CTS-V will do.

    68K sounds about right for where I've been guessing with auto and options. (65-70K + Gas guzzler). So if true, potential owners need to be planning on a 70K car, especially if buying one right off the bat.

    The coupe info would seem to make the car mags correct in their estimates of a May time frame.



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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    Quote Originally Posted by Woody_MI View Post
    My source isn't knowledgable in that area as they build they build the cars and have no interaction with that part of the process. My source said that the first batch of saleable cars are built and held at the plant while they get feedback from the executive/magazine group. This allows them to fix any issues prior to releasing the cars to the public and having to do a recall. They also confirmed the plant will be shutting down in December or January to retool for the coupe. No word on when it will be available or if a V version is plannned, as the retooling will be a major project. They couldn't remember ever having built a coupe at that plant.
    It's a newer plant and no they have never build a coupe there.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    $68k, oh that hurts. I know the performance commands it, but $18k more than the last V with the main additional features of magnetic shocks and a supercharger? I consider the other features a matter of keeping up with the competition. A $70k company car

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    Quote Originally Posted by BigFred View Post
    $68k, oh that hurts. I know the performance commands it, but $18k more than the last V with the main additional features of magnetic shocks and a supercharger? I consider the other features a matter of keeping up with the competition. A $70k company car
    That number has me skeptical as well. You are right, $18k for an extra 150hp is not cheap horsepower. In context of the market it is still value but at that price I will be waiting a while for my discount.

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    Re: Saleable V2 builds to being 8/4 or 8/11

    The last time I looked the difference between the 09V and the 1st Gen V was more than adding 150HP. The whole car is completely new.

    If the price is too much then keep (or buy) and existing CTS-V and stick a S/C on it. You'll end up in the same ballpark with power for a lot less money, if that's all you're looking for.

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