: Am i nuts



jmiller
08-21-08, 11:06 PM
Need some advise. I am thinking of buying a 2004-2006 CTS-V to be used for work. I travel about 500-750 miles a week for work. I begin by looking for a CTS but after doing some research found that I could afford a V and that they are rated for 25 mpg on the highway . Will I regret but the V and driving it everyday? Any options?

nikon
08-21-08, 11:12 PM
if you can keep your foot outta the throttle....you might see 25...personally I average 20 mixed...mostly city...just doesn't wanna get above 21-22mpg.....before I got tuned though i used to see steady 23mpg on the highway....in other words, it's not a hybrid, don't buy it for fuel mileage.

On1Wheel
08-21-08, 11:17 PM
I average 12-14 MPG mostly city driving

Civardi
08-21-08, 11:23 PM
Who is paying for the car and gas? If you work is do it yesterday.

jmiller
08-22-08, 12:30 AM
I get paid .585 cents per mile if I drive my own car. I have done some calculations and that should cover the cost of the car and gas.

814V
08-22-08, 12:57 AM
i drive 40 miles every day all highway and average 24mpg

RodSmith32
08-22-08, 01:41 AM
I used to drive 400+ miles per week and got 24-26 on the highway.

tdyguy2k
08-22-08, 04:54 AM
I drive 32 miles round trip to work with a mix of city/highway, and I'm averaging 17-18. And I do drive in a spirited manner on occasion. FWIW.

Twitch
08-22-08, 07:37 AM
You can get low 20s on the highway.
How much do you know about the car? The V has some issues. If you love the car, they're no big deal. But if you think your getting a good old Caddilac, you may hate it. Don't get it just for the numbers it can put out.
That said, its a FUN car. American muscle at its best!!!
Good luck

Tony

odla
08-22-08, 07:57 AM
.585 a mile thats below the avg rate i think. i would negotiate that to help out more with the payment.

rand49er
08-22-08, 08:42 AM
.585 a mile thats below the avg rate i think. i would negotiate that to help out more with the payment.Government allows $0.505/mile, so $0.585 would seem on the generous side.
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=176030,00.html

lollygagger8
08-22-08, 09:23 AM
You're nuts if you don't get one. The V is one of the funnest (if that's a word) cars I've ever had.

OldRoadDawg
08-22-08, 10:01 AM
I get paid .585 cents per mile if I drive my own car. I have done some calculations and that should cover the cost of the car and gas.
I'll take the opposite viewpoint. That's what the company that I work for pays. I leave the V in the garage.
In reality you will come up short when you factor in all the wear/tear (tires, etc) at that rate.
You buy a V for the fun factor. Never buy one with fuel economy or cost per mile as a factor.


Government allows $0.505/mile, so $0.585 would seem on the generous side.
Guv'mnt upped the deductible to $.585 on July 1.

jmiller
08-22-08, 02:43 PM
Thanks for all the advice. I would be getting for the fun factor I hate driving cookie cutter cars that just blend in. I have had some performance cars before so I do not think that the little problems that I have seen posted here would bother me. I currently am drive a lifted 2500 Chevy so I am used to a rough ride and rattles. I just think if I buy a Honda or some thing like that I will get bored driving and hate it.

capt. dan
08-22-08, 03:27 PM
When I have to travel for work I leave the V in the garage and rent a car. I get the .505 per mile and make $50 to $100 on a trip depending on distance and time I am there. A couple times a year I will take my V on the shorter trips and love it. Makes me want to drive it every time but you will not come out ahead per mile. Now if you round up your mileage and take into account if you were to drive on an average 40 to 50 miles a day back and forth to a regular job it may work out.

Give this a try.

http://www.edmunds.com/apps/cto/intro.do;jsessionid=QCgHLn9DsnhpKHpvydwQCTwnhjTGS2 7KVd0gfqXThvQJxgVyp8GW!-1093790771

mbiker97
08-23-08, 07:16 PM
Personally I wouldn't get a V knowing how much driving you will be doing, but it is a great highway car.