: New owner



Aurora40
07-07-10, 08:24 AM
Just picked up an '06 V w/13k, still under warranty (barely) from a forum member. Mint inside and out, I'm really excited about this thing!

There are some quirks, like picking the inst/av fuel economy, outside temp, trip computer, etc, there is no easy way to scroll through them quick. And there's no compass in the mirror. This stuff is much more intuitive in the Aurora.

http://aurora40.dyndns.org/cadi/cadi1.jpg

http://aurora40.dyndns.org/cadi/cadi4.jpg

This made me a bit sad, though... Our Aurora, my daily driver for almost 9 years, had to get kicked out of the garage to the driveway:

http://aurora40.dyndns.org/cadi/poor_aurora.jpg

:ill:

nmaier2201
07-07-10, 08:30 AM
looks super clean... previous owner most likely was a garage queen... which is good for you! Looks like it might have a Corsa.... anything else?


PS. Aurora might be in the driveway... but ..... nice upgrade.

814V
07-07-10, 01:11 PM
Congrats on the V!

cvettr/cts-v
07-07-10, 01:21 PM
Very nice! Congrats! How much if you don't mind me asking?

shadybx7
07-07-10, 01:33 PM
its sad but true... the olds belongs outside

welcome.. the redline looks clean

Castro
07-07-10, 02:23 PM
You went from an oldsmobile to the V and are complaining about the speed of the info button? Priorities :bigroll:

Houdini
07-07-10, 02:59 PM
Congrats on the new V. That makes another member who has both an aurora and a V! Castro must not have driven an aurora; I have a 99 classic myself with 145k and it's been an awesome car with decent performance and great styling. Don't get me wrong; The V is in a whole different world performance wise but the aurora is still a pretty sweet car and mine has definitely earned its spot in my garage right next to the V. The aurora has a cadillac northstar engine (4.0 smaller bore) and all the same cadillac electronics in terms of bells and whistles(minus NAV). My aurora even came with the bose custom sound system w/ sub and the autobahn package with 3.71 gears and no speed limiter (can do 140ish). Gotta love the windowframeless doors too :)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3770869/aurora.jpg

rand49er
07-07-10, 03:13 PM
Congrats!

Looks like an ad for a buffing wheel! NICE!

Roidz24
07-07-10, 07:43 PM
Nice, you got the best color. :thumbsup:

Aurora40
07-07-10, 07:48 PM
You went from an oldsmobile to the V and are complaining about the speed of the info button? Priorities :bigroll:
I went to the V because of the drivetrain and chassis. I just find it odd that the features are so lacking compared to a much lower priced car. If it were a base engined CTS, I think I'd be fairly pissed to have paid more than a V8 Aurora costs and get so little luxury. Thankfully the quirky 2002 nav interface of the Olds is familiar fare in the Caddy!

And holy crap is this car fun to drive! I am really digging it! My Aurora was mostly a grocery getter/bad weather car. I have a '90 ZR-1 I drive to work on nice days. But in some ways the V seems more fun! For one, I'm a bit more hesitant to explore the 'vettes limits in turns. The V is very tossable, and of course has some electronic ass-saving devices just in case. Though shifting the ZF trans makes the V's Tremec seem like a cable-operated FWD trans by comparison.

ITSAV
07-07-10, 08:08 PM
Congrats on the purchase, I love my Redline V

bneal1022
07-07-10, 08:11 PM
Nice, you got the best color. :thumbsup:

awh heck... here we go.


anyway on the quirks, hang around a bit, your list will grow, but you will love the car

bjv
07-07-10, 08:22 PM
Congrats!!!

I think you got a good color. And you got the good motor to boot.


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a370/bjd70/DSC_1521c.jpg

Aurora40
07-07-10, 08:29 PM
Don't get me wrong; The V is in a whole different world performance wise but the aurora is still a pretty sweet car and mine has definitely earned its spot in my garage right next to the V.
I agree, the Aurora is not a V, but it wasn't intended to be. It's a nice driving car with decent road manners, it gobbles up highway miles, has great braking, and an engine note to die for. It's no sports-sedan, but for a family sedan it is pretty sporty. I feel bad tossing it outside, but such is life.

I don't care what you think of FWD cars, or Oldsmobiles, or what, but if you don't think this engine sounds sweet, you're a communist:

http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq40/aurora402002/th_corsadriveaway1.jpg (http://s431.photobucket.com/albums/qq40/aurora402002/?action=view&current=corsadriveaway1.flv)


Edit: Also, FYI, the car is technically "Infrared", not Redline.

Aurora40
07-07-10, 10:31 PM
Nice, you got the best color. :thumbsup:
Heheh, I'm sure there are as many opinions on colors as there are colors. And I don't mean to offend anyone. My only criteria was no silver and no black. I wasn't ruling red out, but really didn't think a CTS would look that good in red. I was more thinking of colors like stealth or thunder gray. But the red really looks good in person! Both reds (I looked at an '05 also). The CTS really was a good looking car, and the V really ratchets the excitement up yet another notch.

I really love this car so far.

Aurora40
07-10-10, 08:01 PM
Washed and waxed the car today, and snapped a couple pictures. I also removed the goofy looking "Mark of Excellence".

http://aurora40.dyndns.org/cadi/first_wash/DSC00092.JPG

http://aurora40.dyndns.org/cadi/first_wash/DSC00096.JPG

http://aurora40.dyndns.org/cadi/first_wash/DSC00097.JPG

Aurora40
07-10-10, 08:02 PM
http://aurora40.dyndns.org/cadi/first_wash/DSC00099.JPG

Houdini
07-10-10, 08:14 PM
Looks great man.