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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; It could very well be weather conditions. On a hot day, at the track I would trap 112mph... on a ...
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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    It could very well be weather conditions. On a hot day, at the track I would trap 112mph... on a cool day, I would trap 119mph. That's a huge difference, and enough to really feel on the street.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by sybersport View Post
    It could very well be weather conditions. On a hot day, at the track I would trap 112mph... on a cool day, I would trap 119mph. That's a huge difference, and enough to really feel on the street.
    what I was saying is yesterday was colder and today was hotter yet today is was much faster!

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    Time to mod your way to 250 extra rwhp, you'll feel that..

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by Belairlover View Post
    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
    Do you think a new V isn't beaten to hell before you take delivery??? Think again, I used to work at a car dealer. The new car tech, & the waxer detailer, the car carrier driver, and the salesmen. They all drive your car before you take delivery. What do you think happens to it

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by the blur View Post
    Do you think a new V isn't beaten to hell before you take delivery??? Think again, I used to work at a car dealer. The new car tech, & the waxer detailer, the car carrier driver, and the salesmen. They all drive your car before you take delivery. What do you think happens to it
    Yup, my brand new wagon inexplicably had 26 miles on it at delivery. Someone took it for an unauthorized test drive for sure. I chose not to make a huge stink over it, but it did leave a bad taste in my mouth, especially since my last V had 8 miles on it--4 from my test drive prior to delivery.

    Hey nunii, did you fuel up yesterday? I am liking the bad fuel theory.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    3 miles on odo upon delivery, I shutter to think of what the poor car went through...

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by the blur View Post
    Do you think a new V isn't beaten to hell before you take delivery??? Think again, I used to work at a car dealer. The new car tech, & the waxer detailer, the car carrier driver, and the salesmen. They all drive your car before you take delivery. What do you think happens to it
    Yes, because 20 miles of "no one will know" hooliganism is exactly the same as 20,000 miles of "I *own* this!" hooliganism.

    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
    Yup, my brand new wagon inexplicably had 26 miles on it at delivery. Someone took it for an unauthorized test drive for sure. I chose not to make a huge stink over it, but it did leave a bad taste in my mouth, especially since my last V had 8 miles on it--4 from my test drive prior to delivery.
    In Corvette land, random cars off the end of the line get a more thorough inspection which includes a shakedown cruise. Is it possible the same thing happens at the Cadillac plant?

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Every Corvette motor is ran for 20 minutes at WOT before being planted in a Corvette. Do you think there is such a thing as properly breaking in a motor ??
    Havasusteve and Havasusteve like this.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    In Corvette land, random cars off the end of the line get a more thorough inspection which includes a shakedown cruise. Is it possible the same thing happens at the Cadillac plant?
    That could also be the case. Would be nice to know for sure, but I've long since moved on from that and chosen not to make a stink over it.

    the blur, I understand that our engines also are run at the factory for quality control. As far as the break-in argument goes, though, I'm not a powertrain engineer so I'm not qualified to comment. As an end user, I just follow the break-in instructions to keep warranty intact. Besides, the first 1500 miles went really quickly with both Vs I've owned, and now I'm enjoying the occasional shift at 5500.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
    That could also be the case. Would be nice to know for sure, but I've long since moved on from that and chosen not to make a stink over it.

    the blur, I understand that our engines also are run at the factory for quality control. As far as the break-in argument goes, though, I'm not a powertrain engineer so I'm not qualified to comment. As an end user, I just follow the break-in instructions to keep warranty intact. Besides, the first 1500 miles went really quickly with both Vs I've owned, and now I'm enjoying the occasional shift at 5500.
    You can do every shift at red line. The motor is not falling apart. I ran 200 track miles on a road course, and drove the car 300 miles home last weekend. My Corvette, I did 10,000 track miles. The new owner is still driving it daily. The trick to longevity, is to keep it stock, and leave the GM factory tune, which is very conservative. They are engineered to handle it, otherwise GM would be putting in new motors every week.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    You need to get some factual data first, before we keep "cyber analyzing" it. Seat of the pants is completely worthless. Ask the guys that used to flip the air cleaner around on Quadrajet carb equipped cars.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    I ate raw cookie dough and nothing bad ever happened to me.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    i have a bellybutton.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Take the car to the dealer, I bought a used 09, and it felt really sluggish compared to some others I had ridden in, and thankfully, it had a full warranty. The car was retuned at the dealer, and has run great ever since. I may still modd it, as my warranty days are numbered, but for now, I am very happy with the car. More than likely, you are just getting used to the car. Take a break, drive another car for a week or two, and then get back in, I promise you will find your missing performance.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Sounds like it might be regular fuel even if you put super in the car, a lot of owners of stations cheat and put regular in the super tanks, most of the time super is at least 30 cents a gallon more, think about it, the wholesale price they pay might be 20 cents but still if your selling 30000 gallons a month of super thats an extra 6 grand the owner picks up every month by doing this. I'd get your gas at a good brand name station and then see how the car runs. Don't beat on the car too much though because especially the rear ends do require a break in, otherwise your going to end up with a whining noise permanently if you abuse the car too much within the first 1000 miles or so.

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