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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, First long drive in the V was great! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I did a 1200 mile round trip this weekend for mothers day, combination of highway, interstate, and two lane country ...
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    First long drive in the V was great!

    I did a 1200 mile round trip this weekend for mothers day, combination of highway, interstate, and two lane country roads. I played with the suspension, the Recaro seats, the competition mode and had a great time. I was cruising I-79 at an easy 100 for a while and she still pulled in 6 th gear! Then some backroads on RT-33 across the mountains and meadows for a great trip. I recommend all V owners take a long drive in their V at some point, but get off the interstate and try the two lane country roads and byways.
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    Re: First long drive in the V was great!

    Did the same (only about 400 miles though). Car was brand new last week, so I quadrupled the total mileage on the car - it's like I could see the depreciation clicking off with every mile!

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    1200 miles? That's not so bad, I guess. That's more like a healthy day, to me...

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    Re: First long drive in the V was great!

    It's true...

    I've done Calgary -> Vernon -> Kelowna -> Vancouver -> Calgary last summer. Beautiful drive.

    Once you get the Recaro's config'd the way you want it feels amazing. Vehicle performs great for both cruisin and "spirited" driving!

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    Re: First long drive in the V was great!

    I'm probably going to take a trip up the 1 sometime from socal to nor nor cal

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    Re: First long drive in the V was great!

    Thats something we're lacking in Kuwait, the back roads! I am truly jealous sir

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    Re: First long drive in the V was great!

    Did 1900 mi. trip from Denver to Phoenix and back in April with my wife and it was great. Ran 80 to 85 most of the way with 20 mpg ( to be expected ). My wife found the car very comfortable with no excitement passes around 4 cars and a semi in the mountains. My 13 CTS-V Coupe is a big step up from my 04 which I loved and put 153,000 mi on. Jeff

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    Re: First long drive in the V was great!

    Carving turns at 100 or a bit more (no other traffic present) in the V was super fun, and relaxing. My previous car was a Nismo Z that was a great turn carver with all the down force but just lacked the balls to get up and really get going. I had to remind myself to back off some and that the V is a sports sedan, not a sports car. The V easily could slaughter the Nismo is most cases, except for the tighter stuff at high speed. Temps were not optimal either, as it was only just about 50 or so. I may take a run up to and around Gettysburg this weekend as thee are some great roads that run along the ridges and across the mountains up that way.

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    DCV - What roads would you recommend? I like getting away from the crowded, pothole filled highways.
    Thanks, John

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    I'm planning on doing the whole Hot Rod Power Tour at the end of the month in my 11 V wagon. I'll be leaving Ohio to head to TX to NC and back home in a week. It'll be a long week but worth it.

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    Re: First long drive in the V was great!

    DCV - What roads would you recommend? I like getting away from the crowded, pothole filled highways.
    I go to google earth and look for two lane roads that go across or parallel the east coast mountain ridges back around here. I stay away from the published roads due to cops, squids on bikes, and ricers with fart pipes. So I avoid the dragon and roads like that. A really great road is RT-33 from Harrisburgh in Va all the way to Elkins wv. Great road, good pavement, not much traffic. Then rt-20 or RT-60 in Wv and lots others all tucked away in the mountains. On my next drive I'll get a go pro camera and take videos.

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    DCV - What roads would you recommend? I like getting away from the crowded, pothole filled highways.
    I go to google earth and look for two lane roads that go across or parallel the east coast mountain ridges back around here. I stay away from the published roads due to cops, squids on bikes, and ricers with fart pipes. So I avoid the dragon and roads like that. A really great road is RT-33 from Harrisburgh in Va all the way to Elkins wv. Great road, good pavement, not much traffic. Then rt-20 or RT-60 in Wv and lots others all tucked away in the mountains. On my next drive I'll get a go pro camera and take videos.

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    Do you ever use Google earth?

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    DCV, Thanks for the info!

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    Re: First long drive in the V was great!

    The V is amazing at 110 MPH on a wide open highway. It feels perfectly safe, 100% stable. and you can just cruise and cruise very comfortable. My biggest fear is hand cuffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the blur
    The V is amazing at 110 MPH on a wide open highway. It feels perfectly safe, 100% stable. and you can just cruise and cruise very comfortable. My biggest fear is hand cuffs.
    It's even stable at higher speeds. Other cars should be so lucky. What is great is the effortless performance at any speed. I guess that's the Cadillac characteristic and it's appreciated on long trips.

    Jud

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