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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; i appreciate all your patience with my gun and chopper posts and questions of the last year as i've tried ...
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    Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    i appreciate all your patience with my gun and chopper posts and questions of the last year as i've tried to learn more about the car i wanted so much. Finally just over a week ago my V coupe showed up at the dealer, just how i ordered it. It came in about 6 weeks as opposed to the 11 planned, so glad i got the GTO sold quickly to make room in the garage.

    The basics of it are raven black (easily touched up/repaired if needed), black interior, recaros, suede, black rims, no sunroof (more headroom, only tilts anyway), and of course a manual 6 spd tran. I also got the wheel locks that they forgot to install, and i ordered a set of black lugs elsewhere, so if anyone wants a cheap pair of factory wheel locks, let me know.

    not even 200 miles on it, almost still scared to drive it and get a flaw in it, but here's a few pics of what it looked like upon arrival...

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    Beautiful car. Enjoy it.

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    Those all black V coupes are sexy

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    I noticed the easy touch up of the raven black too in mine, is there a reason? congrats!!

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    Thanks, and yes, hope for the best, but plan for the worst!

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    Nothing wrong with black that a California Duster can't fix

    I like the lower-left photo. Took me a minute to realize you didn't just lay a huge V decal in the street
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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    Nice looking car congrats. Resist the temptation to do wide open throttle starts until you have at least 500 miles on the clock. The problem is not so much the motor or the trans but the rear end will not break in right if it is torqued out before the ring and pinion wears in properly. I've had two V's now that this was the case (not my fault they were both driven by the dealer first 300 miles) and they both made a whining sound (the 2012 at 40 and 80 mph and my 2013 @ 50 MPH) recently replaced the differential carrier on my 2013 with 8K miles on it now and no more whine from the rear, I was very careful breaking this one in, varied my speeds a real lot and drove it like there was egg between my foot and the pedal, it worked.

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    Is the whining anything like exhaust drone I think I'm getting at 60?

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    No, more of higher pitch. It sounds like my old 4wd jeep did when in 4wd, not exactly how a cadillac is suppose to sound. I can imagine it leads also to premature failure of the rear end if not broken in properly. There is a TSB out about it. It makes the noise either when on the gas or off the gas or both. Mine got to the point where it made the noise either on or off the gas. I'm glad the dealer was in complete agreement that we needed to replace the Diff. carrier in my car, the car feels a lot more like a luxury car should now.

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    Sick V dude! Glad you like it

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    Conratulations, beautiful ride!

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    muchas gracias, well worth the wait. that pic of the garages in the car reflection did come out cool. yeah, i'm barely driving it, and trying to be gentle when i do. took into hill country for lots of varying revs between not lugging and not too high. admittedly i did go higher RPM's than i wanted in one spurt. was watching the boost gage trying to figure out why it doesn't seem consistent with what i'd expect. dang thing's so smooth and quiet i didn't realize how high the revs got! just short bursts and back right off. gotta induce the loads, but just for short periods of time and let the back motion break everything in. doing the same with clutch and brakes of course too. this car's going to be around a LONG time, so wanna take dang good care of it. still a lot easier than breaking in a new chopper!

    here's a few pics of the car, now without badges. yes, i have plans for where the holes are left from the cadillac badges...

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    Congrats and enjoy in good health! I'll have to read your book, sounds interesting.

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    Cadillaxe: I'm also upgrading from a GTO ('06) to a V (wagon). Mind if I ask how your GTO sale went, and how much the car went for? I need to decide among a trade-in (unlikely), CarMax sale, or private party. I'm wondering what the demand is for GTOs, what kind of price one can get, etc., from a private party. The CarMax offer was actually pretty good, and of course would avoid the hassle of selling the car myself.

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    Re: Cadillaxe's '13 CTSV coupe arrived

    neuronbob, if you want a signed copy (might be worth more if i don't survive the next surgery, haha), can get those at ychrome.com. o.w. it can be had at stores, amazon, nook, kindle, etc.

    r_calif, i asked 12,500 off the bat for my gto, high i knew, but i thought i'd be waiting 3 months for the caddy too. a guy from Fl called the day after it went on ebay, had me do a compression test for $100 (min is 100 psi, all 8 were 170-180 psi), and we settled on $10,500 and were both happy with that. it had 118K miles on it, but it was extremely clean and well maintained. i strongly recommend doing what i do, make sure everything works, spend the $200 to get any little dings out of it, i took some factory silver paint and touched up a couple chips, etc. it definitely pays to have a car as perfect as possible when you tr to sell it. had i not done that, easily could've made it a $7500 sale, not a $10,500 sale. i will say not everyone wants a gto, but those that do, really want a gto.


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