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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Stick or Auto in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by thebigjimsho And Andy Pilgrim prefers the automatic. And I don't care so much about having a 3rd ...
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    Re: Stick or Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    And Andy Pilgrim prefers the automatic. And I don't care so much about having a 3rd pedal as I do full control over shifting the vehicle. That, to me, is most important...
    You're a girl.

    As for the lack of a handbrake, I am fine with this. Other than creating artificial over-steer in the snow, the only other function of a hand brake is wasting space on the console. It's so much cleaner, nicer, and spacious without a big-ass lever in the way.

    And I am sure 98% of would be faster with an automatic. But I would think y'all could appreciate the fact that there is way more to this car than being fast. A manual is more fun.

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    As far as lacking proper hand brake goes. If you have ever driven a stick in San Francisco or somewhere really hilly. Maybe you will think otherwise about it.

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    ^ i'm new to the forums and am seriously looking into the cts-v. Now off hand are you guys saying that even the manual tranny version will have a footbrake instead of a handbrake??

    oh and my list of cars...

    '08 Grand Cherokee SRT8
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    Re: Stick or Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorecko View Post
    ^ i'm new to the forums and am seriously looking into the cts-v. Now off hand are you guys saying that even the manual tranny version will have a footbrake instead of a handbrake??

    oh and my list of cars...

    '08 Grand Cherokee SRT8
    '97 Toyota Supra TT
    '93 Toyota Mr2 Turbo
    To the best of my knowledge, yes. Some manufactures will redesign the center console to have a proper hand brake for their manual model. The Acura CL being an example of that.

    Maybe I am old school, but I think that's an important safety feature. Especially in my last condo. Where I have to wait for the garage door to open on a rather steep uphill ramp when I get out.

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorecko View Post
    ^ i'm new to the forums and am seriously looking into the cts-v. Now off hand are you guys saying that even the manual tranny version will have a footbrake instead of a handbrake??
    There is no footbrake on either car. It's a little push-button thing in the center console. Go here:

    http://www.edmunds.com/apps/vdpconta...stNav=Gallery#

    Click on "Interior" and then find the fifth picture. The little button just south of the shifter is the parking brake. It's in the same position in the manual.

    jas

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    wow i'd be realllly disappointed if they put in a footbrake for a manual trans car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorecko View Post
    wow i'd be realllly disappointed if they put in a footbrake for a manual trans car.
    They did it for V1...

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    ^ I didnt know - Damn ! so than i wont be able to drift it ?!?













    jk.

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    Re: Stick or Auto

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    ^ I didnt know - Damn ! so than i wont be able to drift it ?!?
    Just increase the Heroin dose.

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by caddynoob View Post
    As far as lacking proper hand brake goes. If you have ever driven a stick in San Francisco or somewhere really hilly. Maybe you will think otherwise about it.
    I have driven a stick all my life here in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. All the times I have sat at a stop on an uphill (many very steep uphills) I have never used a handbrake to hold the hill. In fact, every night when I had my 06 CTS-V I drove home where I faced a stop sign on a very steep hill. You learn how to work the clutch and brake to hold the car.

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    ^ yep same here. I know some manuals incorporate a hill anti-roll where when the car knows its in an incline it will hold the position long enough to engage the clutch and get moving.

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorecko View Post
    ^ I didnt know - Damn ! so than i wont be able to drift it ?!?
    You don't need a hand brake to drift in the V...

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorecko View Post
    ^ i'm new to the forums and am seriously looking into the cts-v. Now off hand are you guys saying that even the manual tranny version will have a footbrake instead of a handbrake??
    The V has the electrically-operated parking brake with a console-mounted on/off toggle, doesn't it?

    Yeah, I hated the footbrake on my '91 SHO so badly that it now wears an 1999 Saturn handle.

    The one ill effect of the Stoptech brakes on my M5 is that the parking-brake shoes don't seem to grip the aluminum drums in the hats well enough to actually hold the car unless you're really hauling on the lever.

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    I thought I read that the 09 V has a hill-holding feature for both manual and auto.

    And you should not need to use the parking brake anyway. You should stay on the brake until it is time to move. And (if ever so briefly) blip the throttle while still holding the brakes and bring the clutch pedal up to just before slip. If you do it right, you can hold it there (while burnishing the clutch of course.)

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    Re: Stick or Auto

    Just threw down a deposit on a black on black cts-v manual...first manual order they've had-lol

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