: Just bought an '05!



dmilamj
04-30-09, 12:39 PM
Greetings all, I've been lurking in this forum for two years now. Finally bought a 2005 CTS-V this morning: Silver, Black interior, 51,000 miles, Certified pre-owned from David Taylor Cadillac in Houston.

Smells nice inside, sounds nasty outside.

So far, I love it.

Thanks to the VIN checkers for humoring my VIN check requests, and for other posters for excellent info about these sweet cars. I'll be around.




Dave

shadybx7
04-30-09, 12:43 PM
:welcome: Good taste, I have the exact same model:highfive:

Any mods on it? What are your plans for it and did you spring for the extended warranty???

CTSV_510
04-30-09, 12:45 PM
:welcome:

The V is a _________. (insert comment by heavy)

heavymetals
04-30-09, 12:45 PM
Welcome!

You have no idea (well maybe you do if you have been lurking for 2 years!) of what your in for.....:eek:

Thanks for becoming a supporting member :thumbsup:

MauiV
04-30-09, 12:46 PM
Pics and mods!!!!!

Welcome to the club

CtsVrod
04-30-09, 12:56 PM
:welcome:

PICS!

rand49er
04-30-09, 01:32 PM
Welcome!

Holy moly, two years?!! That's not lurking, that's stalking!

perfect
04-30-09, 01:44 PM
excellent combo you have chosen

05 Silver w/ black and 50k miles is pretty much the sweetspot for V's

got any mods planned?

dmilamj
04-30-09, 02:08 PM
Mods: Stock right now with the exception of a K&N filter. Not sure about what I want to do to it.

It has the CPO warranty until June of 2011, or 50k more miles, so I don't want any mods that might affect that.

I'd like to firm up / notch up the shifter feel, and I would probably like to improve the diff bushing (I did hear the clunk a couple of times today) but I don't know about doing that under warranty.

I want an ipod/USB adaptor at some point.

I think the exhaust sounds great, so I don't think I'll mess with that.

And about the stalking...I just checked, and I actually signed up April 1, 2008. So that makes only a year since I've been reading the forums..is that stalking?

Pics forthcoming.

814V
04-30-09, 02:14 PM
:welcome:

good taste my freind, glad to see you were paying attention for the last 1 years :thumbsup:

AG'S-V
04-30-09, 02:58 PM
Congrats! I'm in Houston too with a silver on silver 2005.

I put a USA Spec Ipod interface in mine, whereabouts are you located?

As far as the clunk goes...I know Stewart Caddy is not very mod friendly, not sure about David Taylor. My warranty expires in 2011 as well, not going to really touch it until then.

Mystical_Ice
04-30-09, 03:26 PM
wow we've got so many V owners in Houston these days; i think we need to do a car meet sometime. i have no doubt we can get 15 Vs

AG'S-V
04-30-09, 03:31 PM
Let's do it!

:thumbsup:

rand49er
04-30-09, 03:45 PM
... And about the stalking...I just checked, and I actually signed up April 1, 2008. So that makes only a year since I've been reading the forums..is that stalking? ...Nah ... that's just voyeurism. :highfive:

supernova_inc
04-30-09, 03:49 PM
Congrats on the purchase! If I could change 1 thing with mine it would be to have the blk interior. I have a silver on silver but with chromed stock rims. I love the look but the gray interior shows the creases in the leather to much. I looked for about a year before they came down in price to my range and places like this have been a great source of information. Grats and welcome to the club!

dmilamj
04-30-09, 04:53 PM
I'd probably be up for a Houston meet.

I live in the Heights and I work on the SW side, Hillcroft at 59.

Ag's - How's that iPod interface working out? Does it display song/track/etc info on the Nav screen like the radio does?

dmilamj
04-30-09, 04:56 PM
...If I could change 1 thing with mine it would be to have the blk interior. I have a silver on silver but with chromed stock rims. I love the look but the gray interior shows the creases in the leather to much...

Interesting. I actually would have preferred Silver, I think. We'll see how it works out with the Houston summer sun and the skin on my thighs.

AG'S-V
04-30-09, 09:34 PM
I'd probably be up for a Houston meet.

I live in the Heights and I work on the SW side, Hillcroft at 59.

Ag's - How's that iPod interface working out? Does it display song/track/etc info on the Nav screen like the radio does?

Works great, displays song/band on either XM1 or 2, a little complicated to set-up but not all that bad.

I have about 2k songs on my Ipod...don't really listen to anything else.

AG'S-V
04-30-09, 09:35 PM
Interesting. I actually would have preferred Silver, I think. We'll see how it works out with the Houston summer sun and the skin on my thighs.

Yup...I'll take my silver interior anyday!

uwood
04-30-09, 09:43 PM
Congrats. I have had mine about 6 days and love the hell outta it.

One of the best purchases I have ever made.

You will love it.