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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Please help car feels very slow in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Sounds like it's time to start modding. If you feel like it's slow, take it to the track to see ...
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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Sounds like it's time to start modding. If you feel like it's slow, take it to the track to see what it really does. Should be between a 12.0-12.4 and a trap speed of 112-118.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Are you sure your sensation of speed wasn't just the tires squealing? And now that the tires aren't brand-new they actually grip?

    I'm sure if you take it to the dealer with complaints that it's slow, the dealer techs will be happy to rip off some 0-60 and quarter-mile times to prove it's normal.

    Perhaps you could compare your 30-50 and 50-70 acceleration times with Car & Driver's (posted on their road test test sheets). The latter is an "in top gear" number that should eliminate any shift-speed variables.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    This is why I'm glad I never buy used sports cars. I mean this car is practically brand new and there are already admitted tire shredding sessions...how bout properly breaking in the car as per owner's manual. 1500 miles keeping it under 4k RPM. This is what makes the CTS-V so special, it can be a silky smooth cruiser and also a bone crushing hot rod, but if all you do is slam the pedal every time you get in the car, of course it's going to "feel slow." Just like a 5 year old that get's a new toy, eventually (less than 1 week) it ends up under the bed forgotten. If you want a race car, then buy one and drive it once a week at a closed circuit track/drag strip. I would doubt that there is any wrong with the car, I could be wrong. I even feel that way sometimes when I drive my wagon, then I lay off of it for a couple of drives, only to feel like it's a rocket again after a few days. We're fickle by nature, just cruise it for a week and "reset" your view/sensation of speed....or drop 5-6k on mods only to have it happen all over again...still loving my vagon

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Could be all of the above !maybe I'm just used too it .I'm thinking its the crapy weather high humidity! usually I baby my cars but since its a lease might as well have fun .....plus I asked the salesman about break in procedure he said there is none !

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    Got into a very bad accident as a teen crashed my 3000gt into a brick wall doing 70 ..... Don't think I have the balls too gun it for a 1/4 mile

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by nunii View Post
    Got into a very bad accident as a teen crashed my 3000gt into a brick wall doing 70 ..... Don't think I have the balls too gun it for a 1/4 mile
    The accident resulted in the removal of your balls?

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by hulksdaddy View Post
    The accident resulted in the removal of your balls?
    that's correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunii
    plus I asked the salesman about break in procedure he said there is none !
    What an idiot that guy must be. None??? Really??

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed View Post
    What an idiot that guy must be. None??? Really??
    You think Cadillac would have, like an owners manual or something for these cars? Weird, really.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    What's your location? Maybe you could meet up with a fellow forum member and have him ride along. Hell if your anywhere near Miami I would be more than happy to gun it for a quarter mile for you! For diagnostic testing only of course. I wouldn't be too concerned unless you are seeing a CEL light. Please ignore the other members on taking the car to the dealer and complain about sluggishness. You will be in the waiting room while the tech and service manager rip your car up and down the street only to hand you back your keys telling you that you might need tires soon. Also the electronic throttle body tends to feel sluggish compared to a cable activated TB. A tune really wakes these cars up and helps clean up a lot of the factory quirks that don't allow you to take full advantage of the potential these cars have. Like mentioned before if you don't want to mess with the warranty park it in the garage and drive it every couple months.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    I doubt the break-in period has anything to do with it. Get it dyno'd spend hundred bux or go to the track and spend 25. No reason to take to dealer.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    There has been reported issues with newer cars not having the heat exchanger full of fluid, subsequently causing the IAT2 temp to go up and thus causing he computer to pull timing. Look inside the cheesy fill reservoir towards the back of the firewall; passenger side. Do you see fluid, continuously? Where do you live? Reach out to someone local who knows the cars as has been previously stated. With respect to the dealers, they don't know that much about these cars. If it doesn't throw a code, hey wont be able to help you.

    I also like the idea of making sure you have good fuel AND disconnect the battery (if all else fails) for 15 minutes and let things reset.

    Good luck

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    Would getting a tune void the warranty?

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by MPNX2 View Post
    Would getting a tune void the warranty?
    The short answer is yes...It will. Your dealer however and your mods can help dictate whether it is or not. The dealers have been told that on ANY CTS V drivetrain warranty issues, they are to pull the TCM/ECM tunes.

    That being said, even after that was done, the engineers at Cadillac warrantied my rear diff. Count on them NOT warranting any issues.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Update........ Pulled the battery last night let me tell you something it was hotter today but the car is significantly faster to the point that I can tell you in 100% certainty that it was not only in my mind ! So now to find out what caused this to happen does anyone have an idea? One more thing that I find strange I'm getting some poping from the stock mufflers on deceleration

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Is the computer adaptive like in my old 300C SRT8? Drive slow it learned to "run slow." Only way around it was to d/c battery or drive it like a bat outta hell for awhile.

    edit: Actually I think there was a fuse that I would pull and then put back. Can't remember.

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