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    Re: So it's fun to drive, in case your wondering

    Where have I been to have missed this thread up till now?!!

    Oops ... just pee'ed my pannts.
    '05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels or OEM wheels w/'06-'07 Center Caps, plus a couple more. 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ (Mustang Dyno).
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    Re: So it's fun to drive, in case your wondering

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    Would the car seat a guy 6'4" comfortably?
    Yes. It's so easy, even a caveman would fit.

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    Did you view the engine, was it a V8, or turbo something else?
    It's a twin-turbo V6 - A modern derivative of the Buick GNX engine.

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    How many speeds did the transmission have?
    Eight-speed, dual-clutch, twin-shaft autostick - Similar to the new Lexu$.

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    Did you drive over any bumps or pot holes in the street? And if so how did the suspension differ from your stock CTS?
    Don't have good information on the suspension. They're all big bumps at 198 mph.

    Quote Originally Posted by PAULSTSMAN1 View Post
    This is just a sampling of the kinds of questions readers need answered in an auto review. The most that I know was the steering wheel was velvelty, and I suppose that kind of wheel would be dirty from all that sweating while driving.
    It's like the speed of sound - Go fast enough and the sweat is behind you.
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    Re: So it's fun to drive, in case your wondering

    Quote Originally Posted by Kidhummer View Post
    The car is definetely faster than an earthworm plowing through the sand chasing whatever earthworms eat.
    They eat
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    Re: So it's fun to drive, in case your wondering

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    They eat
    Does that mean they eats?

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    Re: So it's fun to drive, in case your wondering

    i wonder what bacon tastes like
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    Re: So it's fun to drive, in case your wondering

    Would you liek a review?
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    Re: So it's fun to drive, in case your wondering

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    i wonder what bacon tastes like
    Greasy chicken.
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    Here's how this works-tell me if 09 V any different

    I have been the first on the block to have several new or upgraded cars. I paid MSRP and got the first C6 05 Vette in Va. I have watched on other forums where everyone has pent up demand for such things as the new Z06 , the 08 Viper (there was no 07 and they made a bunch of changes)

    Soon after I have bought the latest greatest these Vettes and Vipers they were sitting on lots far below MSRP. A Z that was $85k is now in the $60s, 08 Vipers despite very low production are sitting on dealer lots. But the first guys paid MSRP and above. I know a dealer now that has one in his showroom for $120,000 (30k above) I guess he is hoping a Barrett jackson bidder stops by.

    I am doing it again. I have an early order for the 09 V, but I know not long after mine comes they will be sitting on lots (particularly with these gas prices--I could not give my M5 away)

    The point is we are the first and the dumb, and if this car is any different than the others tell me why.
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    Re: Here's how this works-tell me if 09 V any different

    I have an order in for a GTR for 5K over MSRP. That was my deposit, and markup. So when my GTR finally gets here, who knows when that is, I still will get to write a check for the MSRP. I personally think, the GTR will be MSRP next year, but you are like me, I don't want it next year. I also got a "good deal", considering I know guys who are paying 100K+ for the GTR.


    What you are describing is the horrible depreciation that happens to cars, and electronics. iPhone 600 bucks, new on 300, and it is better.

    As for the M5, I think those cars are a hard sell anyways. At least be happy you didn't buy a CL65 new. 225K MSRP, you can find plenty on ebay in the 60K range. OUCH.

    As for the V, If it comes in at 60K with no mark up, I will gladly hand it over. Of course there will be a cheaper one in a year, but who wants to wait a year? If you do wait, you might save yourself 5K-10K.
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    Re: Here's how this works-tell me if 09 V any different

    Don't see why the new V will be any different. It's a vehicle with a target audience even smaller in size than the M5 market.

    How much for the M5? Color and options?
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    Re: Here's how this works-tell me if 09 V any different

    Here's an 06 M5 w/ sport package and 11,666 miles on the odo for 40,600

    http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...ice=&cardist=8

    and they say Cadillac's depreciate.......
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    Re: Here's how this works-tell me if 09 V any different

    The $65,000 CTS-V2 market is definitely larger than the $95,000 M5 market. The CTS-V will appeal to a much broader group now that an automatic transmission is available, along with a much nicer total package than the V1. There will even be attraction to the Corvette crowd as a five passenger sedan with similar performance is in the same price range. If you look at other performance car forums, there is a lot more CTS-V2 talk than there is M5 or E63 talk. Plain and simply, the 2009 CTS-V will be a kick-ass machine.

    Anyone who pays MSRP to have a car sooner than others realizes the penalty of being first. It's a conscious decision we idiot car enthusiasts make based on emotion and not on common sense. That's what makes us enthusiasts. Car purchase decisions are based on wants and needs. If one's lease is up or their car is tired, a new car is a need. Any other time, its a want. If one decides to pay over MSRP for a car, that's a personal decision based on one's financial capacity, personal desire, and market value of the vehicle.

    If you ask owners of the first 2006 Z06's, I'm sure most of them thoroughly enjoyed their vehicles for months while the more sensible 2007 owners read about their escapades (good and bad) while waiting for the first year bugs to be fixed and prices to go down. While dealers began discounting in 2007, the MSRP was also $5000 higher.

    Even after having a bad experience owning the first E55 to come in, I can't wait to make the same "mistake" with the new V.
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    Re: Here's how this works-tell me if 09 V any different

    i like your attitude Dr Chill

    if you ever come to my stretch of beach i'll buy you a beer
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    Re: Here's how this works-tell me if 09 V any different

    Think of it like the stock market.

    Whenever you buy (bid) on a stock and win, you at that moment were willing to pay more than anyone else on Earth for the stock. That means that it is technically worth less the second after you buy it, since if you tried to sell it no one else would be willing to pay the price you paid.

    Now in the stock market, most stocks are liquid so that example is not as easy to see, but with illiquid assets like cars it is very easy to see. It is so easy to see that your high bid is worth substantially less the moment you drive the car off the lot.

    It all comes down to perception of value like Chill was sort of referring. If you want a car more than someone else you will pay up for it. Sure it will be worth less after (definition: what someone else is willing to pay), but that is life. Cars are not investments.
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