No more thunder grey? It's not an option on the 2013 build your own site...was my favorite color.
>>> found it, they ran out of toner and discontinued, that sucks. Back to the drawing board...
Here's a pic of mine, arrived Jan, 14 now has 2247mi, 2013 opulent blue, recaros, A6, airaid cai, green filter, SW exhaust, ST2 paddle shifters, weld RTS black face drag pack, MT dr's, M&H front runners, headed to Vengeance racing on march 25 for lots more powaaaaa :highfive:Attachment 105321
Love the opulent blue with the black wheels
My new CTS-V Wagon: I think the last M6 speed built in Thunder Gray Chromaflair. Love it. Nice forum too. Attachment 105752
Drove 1000km to Calgary on Sunday:
Stayed overnight, then completed the trade-in on Monday morning:
Then drove 1000km back home!
Loaded, 6MT, Black Diamond / Satin Graphite / Red calipers.
Nice. How do you like it? I am surprised Cadillac let's you take it with High Performance Summer rubber in the winter. Wouldn't happen in Germany. Anyhow I love my V-Wagon. I have used the sport suspension (for the 130 miles I have not the car now) but not competition mode. The one difference between this car and my E39 M5 is that the steering is pretty light and doesn't feel as connected to the road. Perhaps competition mode changes this? How do you like the feel compared to the M3?
Taking the V back with the Pilot Sport PS2s, I was able to get through all the passes in the daytime, then avoided the notorious Coquihalla Pass (which was the most direct route) at night. Ended up having to drive in the Fraser Canyons at night with the adaptive headlights getting a workout, but made it through alright in the end.
Speaking of the steering, I must complain about the V's steering wheel, which is just a regular CTS's steering wheel albeit wrapped in suede in my case. The 3 spokes are kind of flimsy and I find the wheel to be too thin. I much prefer BMW M's philosophy of putting in smaller but thicker wheels into their sports sedans.
However, lest I sound like I don't like the V, let me say that as mentioned above, for my needs the V is just as agile as my old M3, and then there's the mid-range torque... Oh. My. God. That. Fat. Torque. Curve.
Finally, and my favorite thing.... The V is a lot more rare in my town, which is filled with young kids driving BMW M3s. Once I've walked out to the mall parking lot, and spotted 7 (yes, SEVEN) V8 M3s in the lot, not including my own. Whereas the last time I spotted a V on the road was about 6 months ago. Yep, this one is a keeper!
You are spot on. It's a cool car. They are pretty rare, and the Vagon that I have is really rare. You are correct on the steering wheel. Why didn't they add another half inch of stuffing to match BMW. Have fun with it!
@ Marcusp23-The pic I have on my phone is too large it says, ant I am waiting on Internet to get setup at our house(just moved to Pensacola) anyways I am very happy with the paddles, they are matte black aluminum, look factory.