: Help straighten me out...thinking about another V

05-27-07, 09:42 AM
Short story: I had an 05 V with lots of problems. GM took care of me and repurchased the car. To their credit - I am still a customer for life.

Compared to my previous GM LSX powered rides:

01 C5
02 C5 Z06
04 GTO

The V had terrible drivetrain refinement - whiney diff(s), rear seemingly attached with rubber bands, vibrating transmission at HWY speed, clunky driveshaft.

Did GM step it up a few notches and correct this in the 06-07?

Has anyone owned both and speak first hand ?

05-27-07, 09:52 AM
mostly the same thing from what i see.

05-27-07, 10:11 AM
Wait for '09.

05-27-07, 10:41 AM
Wait for '09.

Anyone owned both ?

05-27-07, 11:09 AM
Buy a used one. Put in the new Kars rear diff. Do lots of engine mods. Keep or trade. Get an 09 when that drops. End of story, welcome back.

05-27-07, 11:40 AM
Wait for '09


05-27-07, 04:48 PM
too bad the 09 cts looks like asssssholllleeeeeee

05-27-07, 04:53 PM
Although we have some main idea, we have not seen an 09 V fully unmasked yet so don't know for sure what it will finally look like.

Silver Dollar
05-27-07, 05:25 PM
Even folks who had "lots of problems" still come back.


Why do you need to be set straight. Buy a used V, drive the crap outta it until the '09s come out.

How can you go wrong?

05-27-07, 11:19 PM
How can you go wrong?

The 05 was VERY frustrating - don't want to repeat the same scenario.

Thinking about just getting an 08 C6...

05-27-07, 11:29 PM
Let me try,you had a bad one.What makes you think your next one will be any different.Well theres people like me with an 04 and a maggie on for 30,000 miles with a stock quiet diff,with no vibrations and basically no serious bitches of any kind.All cars have some quirks,get a used V and enjoy again!

05-27-07, 11:30 PM
The V and the Vette are in the same price range. You owned a Vette. If you do not need the back seat, why not go with Vette?

Fewer problems.

05-28-07, 08:27 AM
Back seat is not a must as I have another DD.
thanks for the comments.

Can anyone comment on 04-05 v 06-07? My plan was certainly to get one used. The lease deals on the 07s have gone down the drain since the residual is lousy. $28,500 residual after 24 months.