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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by Trapspeed It's something small but when the car lowers the AC during a phone call is a ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed
    It's something small but when the car lowers the AC during a phone call is a nice touch.
    Was just going to mention the same thing!

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    Re: What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy

    My favorite hidden feature is a little pedal located on the driver side floorboard. It fits perfectly under my right foot and seems to activate a myriad of other features in the car (and me). When I mash down on it all hell breaks loose. My adrenaline starts pumping, the tires start screaming, the speedo and tach start climbing to their max values, and it activates some sort of tunnel vision feature in my brain because I seem to only focus on what is directly ahead. The pedal directly to its left seems to deactivate all of these conditions and return everything back to “normal”.

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    Re: What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy

    Our gas tanks have slightly more capacity than the regular CTS; not much, probably less than a gallon more, but every little bit counts with this beast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldiemotors
    My favorite hidden feature is a little pedal located on the driver side floorboard. It fits perfectly under my right foot and seems to active a myriad of other features in the car (and me). When I mash down on it all hell breaks loose. My adrenaline starts pumping, the tires start screaming, the speedo and tach start climbing to their max values, and it activates some sort of tunnel vision feature in my brain because I seem to only focus on what is directly ahead. The pedal directly to its left seems to deactivate all of these conditions and return everything back to “normal”.
    Well put, I must agree.

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    Re: What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy

    WOW... this thread is awesome! I've been drooling over reviews of the V, but it is so much cooler to hear people that drive it daily talk about how awesome it is. I was pretty sure I NEEDED one before I found this forum... I think y'all are sealing the deal quickly!!


    Quote Originally Posted by garfin View Post
    "... essentially you shift gears without easing up on the throttle—you keep it floored. So what’s the difference between this feature and any other car with a rev limiter? Well, a rev limiter only keeps the engine from over-revving. No Lift Shift uses software to keep the turbo spooled up. So when you engage the clutch with the gas pedal floored, the turbo maintains boost and you get up to power quicker. Chevy says it shaves 0.07-seconds per shift. It’s weird to get used to, but it does work, so kudos to Chevy for thinking of us hot footers."
    I imagine that woudl be pretty hard to get used to... pretty cool!

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    Re: What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy

    I'd think a no lift shift would be a lot more hard on the drivetrain?

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    Re: What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy

    Quote Originally Posted by 1997BlackETC View Post
    I'd think a no lift shift would be a lot more hard on the drivetrain?
    No more so than a WOT 6A shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1997BlackETC
    I'd think a no lift shift would be a lot more hard on the drivetrain?
    With torque management built into the systems these days you'll have to try real hard to hit it hard enough to snap something on a stock tire, etc.

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    Re: What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed View Post
    With torque management built into the systems these days you'll have to try real hard to hit it hard enough to snap something on a stock tire, etc.
    Torque Management?... we don't need no steen-king Torque Management! Real TM is a set of 305 Mickey DR's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torxila

    Torque Management?... we don't need no steen-king Torque Management! Real TM is a set of 305 Mickey DR's!
    I hear ya on that one brutha!

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    Does anyone wish this car had a feature that they have had in the past? I know GM reps read this so perhaps we can influence them a little. For example, I miss the ability to open my windows remotely by holding down the unlock button on my key fob. My German and Japanese cars all did this.

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    My 2012 Lincoln does that. It also vents the sunroof too. That would be more useful on my V because it's a manual so I couldn't get the remote start.

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    Re: What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy

    Quote Originally Posted by RGaret View Post
    Does anyone wish this car had a feature that they have had in the past?
    I will say one thing my Subaru STi did that was really nice was reverse the color scheme on the nav unit when the headlights were on. So in the day it would be black and colored lines on a white background for easy readability, but at night it would switch to a more muted green color for main roads, white for the rest, on a black background. It made reading the nav at night much easier on the eyes, and much less distracting.

    In the V, the nav is still a bright yellow at night, and it's more distracting and harder to read.
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    Re: What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy

    Quote Originally Posted by Xaqtly View Post
    I will say one thing my Subaru STi did that was really nice was reverse the color scheme on the nav unit when the headlights were on. So in the day it would be black and colored lines on a white background for easy readability, but at night it would switch to a more muted green color for main roads, white for the rest, on a black background. It made reading the nav at night much easier on the eyes, and much less distracting.

    In the V, the nav is still a bright yellow at night, and it's more distracting and harder to read.
    My Acura had a night time mode as well - MUCH better for night driving.

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    And this thread should be sticky - awesome info here.

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    Re: What is a hidden/not obvious feature of your V that you enjoy

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed View Post
    Just push that fan speed increase button brother! It'll come right back up!
    True, except the handsfree microphone picks up the fan noise when you turn it up and people on your conference call bitch that there is noise on the call. Trust me my coworkers can be little biaatches........ Happened to me once on the hottest day of the year, I survived......

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