: Checking in '05 V



MikeV
05-28-10, 09:52 PM
Just picked up this Redline beauty a few weeks ago and finally snapped some pics. 1 owner, 33K miles and always garaged. Bone stock and no issues I can find. Guy traded up to a new V2.

I already debadged the CTS emblem and ordered the pisnuoff shifter and bushings. Next will be tint, exhaust, dedicated winter wheels/tires and maybe a CAI.

Some pics

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_0_ukByvrcbc/TABwB0IHw5I/AAAAAAAAABM/uB8qJXc7-jA/s720/100_2209.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_0_ukByvrcbc/TABwCQbqOTI/AAAAAAAAABQ/XtYGoqpgrco/s720/100_2210.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0_ukByvrcbc/TABwC9VuPdI/AAAAAAAAABU/wuH_2LgQ2bc/s720/100_2211.jpg

Haven't pushed it too hard yet :D

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_0_ukByvrcbc/TABwDoP4cCI/AAAAAAAAABY/nM9RnomEB80/s720/100_2213.jpg

Old ride was a 2006 TL 6MT, the extra 142HP on the V is "nice"

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0_ukByvrcbc/TABvqRjgRpI/AAAAAAAAAA8/1y61fR78m7A/s720/100_2166.JPG

2manycars
05-28-10, 11:18 PM
Welcome Mike!

That's what I am driving also... a redline 05

Love this car... but I don't have to tell you that. ;)

Rumor has it we have the fastest color. ;) :D

sak_v
05-29-10, 12:16 AM
Welcome !!! it looks really nice.

I wouldn't put the CTS emblem back on, but its your car so .... A lot of people are putting the LS6 emblem in stead of CTS. IMO it looks a little bit better with LS6 emblem.

Any ways great car, looking forward to see your mods.

MikeV
05-29-10, 12:22 AM
Welcome !!! it looks really nice.

I wouldn't put the CTS emblem back on, but its your car so .... A lot of people are putting the LS6 emblem in stead of CTS. IMO it looks a little bit better with LS6 emblem.

Any ways great car, looking forward to see your mods.

Agreed on the CTS emblem. What I was saying is the first mod I made was to remove it. I love the fact that 90% of the population has no idea what the car is, what year it is or what the "V" means.

sak_v
05-29-10, 12:42 AM
Agreed on the CTS emblem. What I was saying is the first mod I made was to remove it. I love the fact that 90% of the population has no idea what the car is, what year it is or what the "V" means.



Ohhh sorry bro I am kinda slow today lol. Yeah I agree with you on the population thing. The only reason I left my V emblems on is for other V drivers to identify me lol hahaha.
Its kinda kool when you see a cts and you slow down a lil to see if its a V or not?

rand49er
05-29-10, 08:08 AM
Whoa! That is one shiny car! :highfive: Looks like you put some serious elbow grease into that! Nice!


Welcome! Where are you located?

MikeV
05-29-10, 08:14 AM
Whoa! That is one shiny car! :highfive: Looks like you put some serious elbow grease into that! Nice!


Welcome! Where are you located?

Thanks! It looked pretty good when I picked it up but I clayed / zaino'd it.

I'm just north of Pittsburgh.

rand49er
05-29-10, 08:36 AM
... I clayed / zaino'd it. ...That explains it.

I've clayed other cars, but never clayed my V ... haven't needed to since I avoid foul weahter, keep it garaged, and always have a coat of Zaino on it. I'll bet you get some accolades with yours looking like that. Anybody who's car lacks that new-car look ought to consider spending a couple of hours claying their car. REALLY works!

Jbawden
05-29-10, 10:09 AM
OK, I'm getting my Griot's Garage polish #4 and best of show wax out today.

Off topic - I have to admit that the previous generation TL (like the white one shown above) is a very good looking car. The styling could easily be from a 2010 MY car. I had a '06 black 6MT/navi and I miss that car, but a "magnaflowed" V is like a memory eraser.

trhs75
05-29-10, 04:13 PM
Very nice! I would love to have found a redline when I bought my silver. May I ask how much it was?

Zo6PwRd
05-29-10, 05:58 PM
looks like youll have to throw a 50 shot on it now to overcome buying the slowest color lol jk. Looks sweet, enoy it while its stock.....because the headaches come with modding lol

MikeV
05-30-10, 09:58 AM
Very nice! I would love to have found a redline when I bought my silver. May I ask how much it was?

$21K out the door tax title, etc. I was pretty happy with that given the miles and condition of the car.