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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Going on my third V in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Going up today to pick up a 2012 V Coupe. Crystal red with ebony interior, every option except polished wheels. ...
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    Going on my third V

    Going up today to pick up a 2012 V Coupe. Crystal red with ebony interior, every option except polished wheels. Auto transmission.

    I am a sick individual. Started with 09 V sedan, crystal red with ebony. Put about 9000 miles on it, and traded it for 11 VCoupe, black with ebony/saffron. Trading that one with 11500 miles.

    I never got over my preference for crystal red, so when I saw the dealer had one in stock when I took the 11 in for service, it was all over.

    At least I got Rainsense wipers back, and picked up the blind spot alert.

    Please pray for me.

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    Re: Going on my third V

    Outstanding! Thank you for being such a loyal Vfan, khoeysr! Let us know how you like your new ride, and please feel free to contact me anytime via private message if you have vehicle questions.

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    Re: Going on my third V

    That is commitment right there! Out of curiosity, did you get decent trade-in on your 11? and I didn't know rainsense went away? Is blind spot monitoring on the sedans?

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    Re: Going on my third V

    Crystal Red is the best - Congrats!

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    You, hulkdaddy and M5eater should all get shots...
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    Re: Going on my third V

    You are definitely a sick, sick man. Not to mention a lucky one....

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    Re: Going on my third V

    Quote Originally Posted by khoeysr View Post
    Going up today to pick up a 2012 V Coupe. Crystal red with ebony interior, every option except polished wheels. Auto transmission.

    I am a sick individual. Started with 09 V sedan, crystal red with ebony. Put about 9000 miles on it, and traded it for 11 VCoupe, black with ebony/saffron. Trading that one with 11500 miles.

    I never got over my preference for crystal red, so when I saw the dealer had one in stock when I took the 11 in for service, it was all over.

    At least I got Rainsense wipers back, and picked up the blind spot alert.

    Please pray for me.
    How are you not losing your a$$ trading in so quickly? Depreciation hit after hit after hit...congrats though.

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    Re: Going on my third V

    I'd change the paint color weekly if I could. I know how you feel. I have black, but some weeks I want red or silver or blue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal_V View Post
    How are you not losing your a$$ trading in so quickly? Depreciation hit after hit after hit...congrats though.
    Absolutely I am getting nailed by depreciation. That's probably the sickest part. No doubt.

    I won't be somebody who says "I got the greatest deal, I crushed them". But they gave the top trade using the same color book that I used, and they maxed out the deal by looking into every possible incentive to come up with the number I asked for. I always calculate the dealer invoice and MSRP, as well as the trade numbers, so I can create a range in which I want to work. You know, so my car and $XX. The dealer appreciates my repeat business plus they know I am a sick man who will just keep coming back.

    I just never got over my true preference for the crystal red, plus I finally got beaten down with the effort in making a black car look good. It's the toughest thing.

    So this car has everything but the polished wheels. My first two had them, and I will be trying to get used to the painted wheels. I know that I can always replace them. The other thing is the car had the yellow calipers. For me they are a no go on a red car, so they had to swap them with the silver calipers that came off my black one when I put yellows on it.

    But the car is so fully optioned that I didn't mind that I didn't order it but bought off the lot.
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    I'll trade you my silver for your yellows, and black wheels! I love that look!!! In Arizona.

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    Re: Going on my third V

    Quote Originally Posted by khoeysr View Post
    Absolutely I am getting nailed by depreciation. That's probably the sickest part. No doubt.

    I won't be somebody who says "I got the greatest deal, I crushed them". But they gave the top trade using the same color book that I used, and they maxed out the deal by looking into every possible incentive to come up with the number I asked for. I always calculate the dealer invoice and MSRP, as well as the trade numbers, so I can create a range in which I want to work. You know, so my car and $XX. The dealer appreciates my repeat business plus they know I am a sick man who will just keep coming back.

    I just never got over my true preference for the crystal red, plus I finally got beaten down with the effort in making a black car look good. It's the toughest thing.

    So this car has everything but the polished wheels. My first two had them, and I will be trying to get used to the painted wheels. I know that I can always replace them. The other thing is the car had the yellow calipers. For me they are a no go on a red car, so they had to swap them with the silver calipers that came off my black one when I put yellows on it.

    But the car is so fully optioned that I didn't mind that I didn't order it but bought off the lot.
    I hear ya on the getting a deal part. Some feel like they are superior when they brag about how cheap they get their Vs for. I just like getting what i want for a fair price. I usually have a budget I want to keep and as long as a dealer works with me to follow that, I'm happy. I've had dealers find a car elsewhere that didn't have the options I didn't want or I've had dealers find me much better financing than what I had shored up. Either way, I'm happy and the salesman is happy, too. And I've actually got a couple friends who sell cars. They're not evil...

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    Re: Going on my third V

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    You, hulkdaddy and M5eater should all get shots...
    hey now.. at least I have some good reasons to switch, but that hurts.. I already had my shots mmkay.
    How are you not losing your a$$ trading in so quickly? Depreciation hit after hit after hit...congrats though.
    Buy when incentives are peaking. To 'trade in' my V2 auto 3 years early that was leased for my ordered one cost me tax/title, and $30 more /month strictly speaking.
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    Re: Going on my third V

    After some time with the new car I have to sound off.

    Our cars are terrific. This thing goes like a rocket and tracks like a slot car, just like my previous two did. It looks fantastic. I was a little worried about the suede steering wheel, but I had a false impression of how big and bulky it was. It seems the same size as the leather wrapped version, but it's a lot grippier. The blind spot alert is a great addition.

    It's tight, fast, and sounds fantastic. Coming home with it on the thruway is a blast, flying by people and having some give you the thumbs up, or flash their lights.

    And best of all, I am back in crystal red tintcoat once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khoeysr
    After some time with the new car I have to sound off.

    Our cars are terrific. This thing goes like a rocket and tracks like a slot car, just like my previous two did. It looks fantastic. I was a little worried about the suede steering wheel, but I had a false impression of how big and bulky it was. It seems the same size as the leather wrapped version, but it's a lot grippier. The blind spot alert is a great addition.

    It's tight, fast, and sounds fantastic. Coming home with it on the thruway is a blast, flying by people and having some give you the thumbs up, or flash their lights.

    And best of all, I am back in crystal red tintcoat once again.
    Glad you saw the light...

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    Re: Going on my third V

    Quote Originally Posted by khoeysr View Post
    I am a sick individual. Started with 09 V sedan, crystal red with ebony. Put about 9000 miles on it, and traded it for 11 VCoupe, black with ebony/saffron. Trading that one with 11500 miles.
    Did you end up buying your car out here in Rochester? I saw that the dealer I bought my V in just listed a '11 V Coupe, same combo as yours, except w/ 12K miles. Small world if that was your car, because I already made an appointment to test drive the coupe V's on a possible trade in...even though I've owned the sedan for all of two months so far!

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