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    Looking at getting a "V" question

    Hey guys, first post and new to the forum. Ive read a lot here and learned a great deal. I've been in love with the "V" ever since the V1 came out, looking at getting a V2 this fall sometime. I test drove an auto this past weekend, it was brand new and I can't really swing the $60k for a new one but I'm looking pre-owned. Anyway, College Auto Sales down in Miami has about 4 or 5 V2's with low miles that are labeled "Rebuildable" "Racing Vehicle". I talked to the guy and he told me that they were demo's for a GM track day or something along those lines. The titles aren't clean but my question is do any of you have any experience with cars like these? They seem like a deal 2011 with 2500 miles for like $41k but the last thing I need is to buy a problem without any warranty.

    Any of the car salesmen on here have any experience with these cars? Also, at what price would you pull the trigger as I'm sure they will deal as you have to pay cash since most banks won't loan with this kind of title?

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    They are beat pretty bad plus you lose the warranty. For the price it's tempting, but you have to factor in tires, brakes, diff, and engine. Probably more too. So I wouldn't pay more than $36K for them. You know Cadillac gave them away and the dealer is making $10K on them.

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    I drove 2 of them at an event. At the event I asked a rep what they were going to do with them. The rep said they would be crushed, so its good to see they weren't wasted. They are beat but perfectly safe vehicles. They have been titled that way for liability reasons. Title issues are a pain in the assets from what I understand, but otherwise I wouldn't be scared away from one.

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    Nope, definitely not. But for the right price though considering they probably gave them away for around $30K.

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    Welcome, Ironjay! Happy to see you're thinking about a V, and I'm especially happy to see owners sharing their feedback as you had hoped. If you have any specific vehicle questions while you're considering the V, drop me an email anytime at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com.

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
    I drove 2 of them at an event. At the event I asked a rep what they were going to do with them. The rep said they would be crushed, so its good to see they weren't wasted. They are beat but perfectly safe vehicles. They have been titled that way for liability reasons. Title issues are a pain in the assets from what I understand, but otherwise I wouldn't be scared away from one.

    So how hard on it were you? I have heard that they get abused pretty bad, but too be honest arent they made for that? I mean the car only has 2500 miles, I would think thats better than getting something with 45k miles on it and I'll have warranty for a short time anyway? I guess it depends on how expensive the parts are for the car?

    As far as title, that might be my biggest fear is trying to resell it...How hard is it to sell something with a "rebuildable title"?

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    Quote Originally Posted by smackdownCTSV View Post
    Nope, definitely not. But for the right price though considering they probably gave them away for around $30K.
    Thats what I'm thinking is rolling the dice and going down there and seeing if I can get one for $35k or so...THey already told me I can take it to a Caddy dealership to get it checked out. Plus they have a black manual, Recaro's and its a '11...I can't find any manuals on the net, everything is auto and I think I will want the manual.

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Cust Svc View Post
    Welcome, Ironjay! Happy to see you're thinking about a V, and I'm especially happy to see owners sharing their feedback as you had hoped. If you have any specific vehicle questions while you're considering the V, drop me an email anytime at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com.

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    katie, thanks for the welcome! Would you happen to know does GM offer any kind of extended purchase warranty on these type of vehicles?

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    there is no way 2500 miles is going to hurt a V. The LSA can't be hurt on a road course in 2500 miles. That is nothing compared to the dyno hours they put on that engine during validation testing. They run that engine on the dyno full load near the redline for hours. I mean half the drivers who used them on the track dont have the nuts to abuse them. Tires, brake pad, rotors and fluids and you should be fine. Chances are you will mod the engine and that voids most of your powertrain warranty anyways. If you are a good wrench I wouldnt worry about it. If you are not its a bigger risk. But there is no way a dealer should bend you over for $41K. Offer considerably less and think of the savings as your warranty. Also depends how long you are going to keep it. dirty titles are hard to unload. For $9K more I got a 2010 with 3900 miles on it with roof and recaro, 6M, black full warranty spotless carfax etc, so $41k is too much.

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    Quote Originally Posted by IronJay View Post
    katie, thanks for the welcome! Would you happen to know does GM offer any kind of extended purchase warranty on these type of vehicles?
    Hi Ironjay,

    Although it's hard for me to tell for sure without seeing these "Racing Vehicles" firsthand, as the warranties it may have would only be valid if the vehicle has all original GM performance parts. If you'd like me to investigate more, feel free to drop me an email anytime!

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    These cars still have the "V-Lab" or "HPDE" stickers on the doors. They were most likely used for the V driving school at a racetrack like Monticello. I think they also had courses at other tracks as well. I just came back from Monticello a couple of months ago. We were exercising the antilocks half the day, pulling out of corners at full power, pulling consistent 1.00-1.25g, and getting on the diffs so hard that the diff cooler fans stayed on between sessions. The cars were driven like this the entire day. The courses are held 2-3 times a month from late spring to fall. I have no doubt the engine and half the drivetrain are fine; it's the rest of the car I'd be focusing on. I would definitively get a PPI. Expect all expendable items to possibly need service or replacement, including clutch, suspension parts with rubber bushing, and possibly MR Shocks. I would only consider buying one for dedicated track duty only. Having said that, they appeared to be well maintained. During the course, a couple of cars had issues. They were tagged with a written report and taken out of service for repair.

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    I spoke to Freddy at the dealership that has these cars for sale. He said I could not move them from their lot for ANY reason including an inspection. He said they do not even allow test drives. Pay cash for the car and then you are free to do whatever you wish, until then you can just look. Also consider that you would need to figure out titling, insurance and registration unless you are a dealer. My state requires an inspection from the DMV before they would issue a title. That means roll back it to your DMV.
    At the end of the day I'm not sure it's a great deal. You know those cars may show 2,500 miles on the odometer but in real world driving, more like 25,000. Couple that with no warranty and a salvage branded title and resale is tough.

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    then it looks like the selling dealer is screwed. Iron Jay. Keep your eyes peeled for clean low mileage V. Be patient, do your research, and look for private sellers and you will find the perfect V for yourself.

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    I have to agree. Move on. This just smells like a racket. Can't even take it for an inspection? Find another car. Your mindset on these cars will make you regret buying it I think.

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    Re: Looking at getting a "V" question

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrod-Realtor View Post
    I spoke to Freddy at the dealership that has these cars for sale. He said I could not move them from their lot for ANY reason including an inspection. He said they do not even allow test drives. Pay cash for the car and then you are free to do whatever you wish, until then you can just look. Also consider that you would need to figure out titling, insurance and registration unless you are a dealer. My state requires an inspection from the DMV before they would issue a title. That means roll back it to your DMV.
    At the end of the day I'm not sure it's a great deal. You know those cars may show 2,500 miles on the odometer but in real world driving, more like 25,000. Couple that with no warranty and a salvage branded title and resale is tough.
    Thats interesting because the guy I talked too said I could take any of them to Cadillac and run it thru an inspection before purchase.

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