: I am officially a 2009 CTS-V owner! 56k=NO



neuronbob
03-22-09, 09:15 PM
I purchased from Scott at Superior, one of this board's sponsors. He treated me extremely well and I would recommend anyone here or in my family to him. I looked at his list of incoming vehicles on this very board and called him on Tuesday. He said he had my preferred combo (Radiant Silver/Ebony) coming in THE NEXT DAY. :banana: We did the financing over the phone. I drove out early Friday...it's about 2 1/2 hours from Cleveland. The longest part of the deal was waiting for the used car appraiser to appraise my Acura RL....took a couple of hours. I got what I felt was a reasonable trade deal for the RL. I was rather nervous, as I always am when I purchase a car, but Scott did a good job of relieving the pressure.

Scott even allowed me to test drive the car to my satisfaction (just enough to warm up the tires, it was cold that day) prior to signing any paperwork...without prompting! Drove off the lot a much happier person. It's not every day one drives off in an affordable supercar.

But who cares about all that, you want pictures!

I have driven it over 300 miles so far and the experience is incredible. There is torque anywhere you need it. The fit and finish are awesome, as good as my RL, and that's saying something given the RL was built in Saitama, Japan, in one of Honda's best factories. The General has definitely come out with a fine product. I'll post a full review after a few weeks with the car, but I am NOT sorry I traded the RL, as much as I loved the SH-AWD (torque vectoring AWD made for wonderful handling in the dry).


"Sleeping Beauty", my RL
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I have dubbed my V, "Silver Dragon".
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The trip back from Brighton, MI....
Ohio Turnpike
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Thank goodness for XM and CNN!
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Time for a rest stop break!
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The only interesting that happened on the Turnpike...
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Almost home!
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neuronbob
03-22-09, 09:16 PM
Early this morning I took a bunch of pix in perfect lighting conditions...
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Some interior shots
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neuronbob
03-22-09, 09:17 PM
In the park near my house
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The functional brake cooling port
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More in the park
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Save the environment? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Mod #1: Transfer of my son's Britax Marathon car seat to the V. The ride is so smooth that my son slept on his first trip in the car. :)
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neuronbob
03-22-09, 09:17 PM
This car will be my daily driver. The wife, my little boy, and I went grocery shopping today. The trunk is better configured than in my RL. I realize that seeing groceries in a supercar is not what most people expect, but this car will be one fast grocery-getter.
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The key fob....alarm, keyless entry just like my RL, with the addition of remote start :thumbsup:
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RapidRob
03-22-09, 10:35 PM
Let me be the 1st to say Congrats!!! :highfive:

A beautiful machine indeed!

Still waiting for mine - it's been on a train for 10 days - wondering if they lost it somewhere ... :suspect:

Rob

tblack
03-22-09, 10:51 PM
Congratulations anonfrank. Love the color combo....

This write-up and these pics brought a smile to my face, I'm really thinking I'm getting close to pulling the trigger. Looking forward to the full review.

Florian
03-22-09, 11:11 PM
trying to figure out which park that is???? Hope to see you around....


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OldDrummer55
03-22-09, 11:36 PM
Congrats on joining the very exclusive best sport sedan owners in the world club! :thumbsup:

I particularly love the "green" sticker. I think I'll proudly frame mine and display it in my shop!

TaVern
03-22-09, 11:38 PM
I think I just exceeded my bandwidth limitations...

demorgan59
03-23-09, 10:56 AM
A global warming score of 1 !!! YES!! On a lighter note, could someone explain the green indicator light in the right instrument pod? Loved the pics - thanks.

neuronbob
03-23-09, 11:38 AM
Thanks for the comments. I'll have to become a paying member around here as the site has been helpful from the time I joined--which was right after the new V was announced. I've been planning to buy one since then.



trying to figure out which park that is???? Hope to see you around....


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That's the new Forbes Park in Bedford Heights/Oakwood, just opened last fall. Are there V (or Caddy) meets around the Cleveland area? I'm attuned to the Honda/Acura scene and so don't know.


A global warming score of 1 !!! YES!! On a lighter note, could someone explain the green indicator light in the right instrument pod? Loved the pics - thanks.

I thought I'd get a chuckle out of the Global Warming Scale. :) My S2000 and wife's Pilot make up for the V.

The green light is the "headlight on" indicator.

proexpert
03-23-09, 11:40 AM
Wow that is real nice. Congratulations to you.

Krug Ford
03-23-09, 12:15 PM
Great Post. Thanks for the business.. I am glad you like it.. How fast have you had it?

Razorecko
03-23-09, 12:37 PM
Congrats I'm picking up mine tomorrow :D.....although I wont have remote start :nono:

neuronbob
03-23-09, 12:53 PM
Great Post. Thanks for the business.. I am glad you like it.. How fast have you had it?

It was a pleasure doing business with you. :thumbsup: I had one of those "I didn't know I was going that fast" moments on the Turnpike on the way home from you. I got into the third lane to pass and pushed lightly on the accelerator. I was suddenly at 105 mph the next time I looked down at the speedometer. :eek: I backed off immediately. This happened a few miles before the burning truck pictured above, so luckily the Highway Patrol had bigger fish to fry than me at that moment. I've learned to be more careful with the throttle.

I need to see whether I'm on call for the weekend of V-Days....I'd like to go so I can learn to control this car before its limits, without killing myself.


Congrats I'm picking up mine tomorrow :D.....although I wont have remote start :nono:

It took me a few seconds to figure that one out....only a few. One more reason to opt for an automatic over the 6MT V! :D

ericpd
03-23-09, 01:38 PM
Congrats,... real nice. I picked mine up the beginning of this month. I looked at that color, but landed on Black Raven,... it was the only one out of the 3 my dealer had with a Manual 6 Speed. IMO, this is the best car purchase I've made so far. Got a feeling you feel the same way. When I started looking in earnest, I was fixed on the C63 AMG,... pretty normal for a C32 AMG driver. But once I drove the V,... well no contest.

Again,... congrats.

I'm hoping this board opens up a regional sub-section like on the Mercedes and BMW boards. That would help a lot in getting local V owners together.

Cub Cadet
03-23-09, 02:22 PM
Nice pictures! Congratulations on getting it! I cannot wait until I can get mine... I am chomping at the bit. I am down in Medina if you guys ever wanted to get together. If you ever go to dragway 42, it is about 15 minutes south of me.

neuronbob
03-23-09, 03:09 PM
I've heard of Dragway 42 but never been there. I'd love to go there sometime when it's warmer out than this.

vperl
03-23-09, 03:33 PM
Congrats on joining the very exclusive best sport sedan owners in the world club! :thumbsup:

I particularly love the "green" sticker. I think I'll proudly frame mine and display it in my shop!

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Olde, I am ready with the frames to put along side the hallway, in my shack, next to the Global warming sticker, it has a global warning sticker, right? if not I'm gunna post the EPA mileage

vperl
03-23-09, 03:40 PM
Great Post. Thanks for the business.. I am glad you like it.. How fast have you had it?

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Scott you still got mine locked up, talked to your Business Mgr today

See you 2 April, I'm the one with the grin ear to ear, hopping around like a rabbit

vperl
03-23-09, 03:49 PM
Scott, do you a spot on location for burn outs? I will not do any, but if some one comes buy Thursday AM, I am willing to watch, while I sip your coffee, and figure out how to get back to Oregon. Mike Colbach, is going back via Vegas so as slow as I plan going home he
will be outta range, I am going to get that olde drummer and Mike Colbach to buy me dinner here in Portland.
They are just that kinda guys.

Short-Throw
03-23-09, 06:14 PM
Congratulations! Great picture variety!

Who's drinking the whole milk, who's drinking the skim? Those Cheerios are making me hungry.

RogersV
03-23-09, 06:49 PM
Congratulations, great thread, concerning the V, feelings are mutual :D

vperl
03-23-09, 07:25 PM
Congratulations! Great picture variety!

Who's drinking the whole milk, who's drinking the skim? Those Cheerios are making me hungry.

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OLDEDRUMMER, drinks batttery acid, and plays a mean set of drums. 25 years ago

DStetter
03-23-09, 07:46 PM
I just showed my wife the pictures with the baby seat in the back and the grocerys (I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old so I understand the two gallons of milk one 2% and one gallon of whole for the baby) but that may have convinced her that we can still use the V as a family car.

Congrats on your new V.

Dennis

RGaret
03-23-09, 08:51 PM
Congrats on your purchase. Did you get the Recaro's? I am on the fence about getting them as I really like a fully optioned car but I am a big guy and concerned about the comfort. Did you get the GMS price? I test drive this car last week and I am counting the days until my Lexus lease expires and I can get behind the wheel.

Nutz
03-23-09, 09:07 PM
Congrats! Nice to see one nearby me (Middleburg Hts.). We are going to Dragway 42 this July as usual for a friends "birthday at the track" day. Also, I throw an annual carshow in Middleburg June 28th. You are welcome to both if interested. I recommend Summit Motorsports Park though (Norwalk) for traction. Call me if you think you want to do Corsa mufflers too. Nice car.

neuronbob
03-23-09, 09:17 PM
Congratulations! Great picture variety!

Who's drinking the whole milk, who's drinking the skim? Those Cheerios are making me hungry.

LOL, skim for the old ones, whole for the 2-year-old, Cheerios to keep me alive long enough to enjoy the V! :D


I just showed my wife the pictures with the baby seat in the back and the grocerys (I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old so I understand the two gallons of milk one 2% and one gallon of whole for the baby) but that may have convinced her that we can still use the V as a family car.

Congrats on your new V.

Dennis

Hey, always happy to help with the WAF. My wife likes the looks of the car and has no idea what's under the hood, and it's going to stay that way. :D


Congrats on your purchase. Did you get the Recaro's? I am on the fence about getting them as I really like a fully optioned car but I am a big guy and concerned about the comfort. Did you get the GMS price? I test drive this car last week and I am counting the days until my Lexus lease expires and I can get behind the wheel.

I did not buy the Recaros. I felt that the regular seats were fine for daily driving. I'll muddle through on the track. The one thing I find bothersome about them is that the seat cushion is a little short. However, I get around this by adjusting the seat up to allow for my very long legs.


Congrats! Nice to see one nearby me (Middleburg Hts.). We are going to Dragway 42 this July as usual for a friends "birthday at the track" day. Also, I throw an annual carshow in Middleburg June 28th. You are welcome to both if interested. I recommend Summit Motorsports Park though (Norwalk) for traction. Call me if you think you want to do Corsa mufflers too. Nice car.

Thanks for the invite! I may take you up on these, time willing.

Krug Ford
03-24-09, 11:50 AM
I have a spot for burn outs...

vperl
03-24-09, 12:03 PM
[Superior Cadillac]I have a spot for burn outs..

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Scott, I will watch from afar, I will wait till I have many miles on the V. Hope you have a new customer to show me.... when I get
in your shop

chris1268
03-24-09, 12:05 PM
Congrats! Nice to see one nearby me (Middleburg Hts.). We are going to Dragway 42 this July as usual for a friends "birthday at the track" day. Also, I throw an annual carshow in Middleburg June 28th. You are welcome to both if interested. I recommend Summit Motorsports Park though (Norwalk) for traction. Call me if you think you want to do Corsa mufflers too. Nice car.

I have the corsa mufflers on mine and love the sound they produce....You can still hear the supercharger whine up front when you get on it :bows:

1FASTSS
03-24-09, 12:18 PM
Nice pick up. Congrats on the new ride. Looks awesome.

MReiland
03-24-09, 01:47 PM
This forum has proven to be quite a help for many people lately, congrats on your new ride. It looks awesome.

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neuronbob
03-24-09, 02:01 PM
^^^^^
THANK YOU. :worship:

ssim3
03-28-09, 11:44 PM
Congrats Neuron oops anonboberfrank.

vixapphire
03-29-09, 12:40 AM
Great pics; congrats on the new ride! That thing looks as well put-together as a finely tailored Italian suit. I hope GM pulls through and is able to continue building more cars as fine as these recent Cadillacs.

neuronbob
03-29-09, 08:34 AM
Congrats Neuron oops anonboberfrank.

Yeah, I've got to change my user name. :)