: Calling on '06 owners... can I hear some positive feedback?? (2006, my bad)



mmayzak
01-23-11, 11:32 AM
Hello all... thanks for all the feedback on these cars up to now... between your input and what I have researched I am very excited about getting out of my 96 Impala SS an into my first CTS-V.

However, can I get some of the POSITIVE stories of care/trouble free driving? I seem to read a lot of doom and gloom about these..

I am looking to buy this unit: 1G6DN57U660182923

I sign the loan docs next week... or not.

Help me obi wan(s), you're my only hope!

Houdini
01-23-11, 12:55 PM
Looks like your car has the FG2 suspension package. How many miles on it? Any warranty?

mmayzak
01-23-11, 01:42 PM
Right at 20,800 now... I am getting a 2 year 24,000 mile warranty. I found out from the Cadillac dealer locally that it's had the rearend replaced once like 5 - 6K miles ago.

darkman
01-23-11, 01:47 PM
Right at 20,800 now... I am getting a 2 year 24,000 mile warranty. I found out from the Cadillac dealer locally that it's had the rearend replaced once like 5 - 6K miles ago.

That is probably a good thing since later verisons of the differential improved - do you know about when that occurred? The latest version of differential arrived in early 2008.

kzeliminator
01-23-11, 01:53 PM
i love my car, i also had a rear end replaced right before winter, other than that, freaking sweet car

PISNUOFF
01-23-11, 03:54 PM
I love my V. Forums usually exagerate the negatives. I'm sure there are many, many trouble free V's out there. I'm sure you will be happy with an '06 with an updates diff.

rand49er
01-23-11, 04:30 PM
I love my V. Forums usually exagerate the negatives. I'm sure there are many, many trouble free V's out there. I'm sure you will be happy with an '06 with an updates diff.Precisely.

Many, many people go to a forum when they need to research a problem.

How many threads do you see that extol the V's virtues during each 100-mile problem-free trip to grandma's and back? Not many.

You are gonna absolutely love that '06 V. Worst case, you get an issue, and that warranty takes care of it. Badda bing, badda boom.

Houdini
01-23-11, 04:43 PM
The first mod you should do is PISNUOFF's custom short shifter; I LOVE MINE:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/192900-custom-short-shifter-ordering-process.html

V-Guy
01-23-11, 10:55 PM
Looks like your car has the FG2 suspension package. How many miles on it? Any warranty?

I ran my VIN on the CompNine database and apparently my 2007 V also has the FG2 suspension package. Since this is consistent with the OP's quesgion, I don't think this is a thread jack: what are the relative advantages/disadvantages of this suspension package?

lucasmartin
01-24-11, 03:04 PM
That is sad to hear people having negative experiences. I have a 2006 V (45k miles) that has completely transformed my love of driving. Other than replacing my motor mounts which is a known issue, the car is the ultimate daily driver and fun weekend car. I drive it every day to work (round trip around 50 miles) and it is pretty much our exclusive weekend ride. I've put 9k miles on it in 7 months and plan on taking it on a road trip in March.

I can't say enough good things about the car. From the comfort of cruising on the highway to the joy of having one of the faster cars on the road, it has certainly made driving fun again. The attention this car receives from car buffs and just normal drivers is addicting.

I highly doubt you will be disappointed, but I suppose it is all relative. My previous cars were a 1988 Mustang GT and a 1998 Toyota Camry, so obviously this is a major step up. I do have a few buddies who have M3s or M5s that seem to find something wrong in everything. To me life isn't that worth being nit picky. Just drive the car and enjoy it :)

cvettr/cts-v
01-24-11, 04:15 PM
I have had nothing but a great experience with my 06 only one real issue and that was 1 battery replacement (under warranty of course) which was as most will jump on was caused by my lack of driving it as it has just under 11,500 miles. Just can't bring myself to drive it in anything but perfect weather as I have 3 other vehicles to let the elements affect them. So you found the one for you, so congrats, and enjoy it as you see fit.

mmayzak
02-01-11, 12:12 PM
Well it's all signed for, I go to Denver on the 11th to pick up my V! 10 days!!! Well and bring my down payment.... I can't wait!

Weather permitting that is.

leosul@verizon.net
02-01-11, 12:31 PM
Hi princess Lea,
Bought a 2006 with extremely low mileage back in October, but haven't driven it much yet. So far I bought the UUC shifter, a decent V rim with an almost new tire, the entire "Clear Bra" set up and will be ordering a new set of axles shortly. I think we are really lucky to be able to look back in this forum to determine what has worked and what sucks as far as modifying these beautiful cars goes. BTW today listed an 09 CTS-V with 11K miles for buy it now $28 thou on eBay. Sounds too good to be true, but might bear checking out anyway.
leo

Hoss968
12-21-12, 04:33 PM
Hi! I was the orginal owner on the 06 CTS V 1G6DN57U660182923. I bought the car in Brand New in Fairfield Cailfornia. Now it is in OK. I had the Diff replaced under warranty.

Here my email if you want more history on the car hoss968@gmail.com

carlson_mn
12-21-12, 08:58 PM
that's pretty cool

I8URSVT
12-21-12, 09:20 PM
too bad the OP hasnt been online since '11, I'm sure he'd appreciate you reaching out

CTS4 V
12-21-12, 10:46 PM
Wanna see some scary stories? go to audizine

fre1102
12-23-12, 12:29 AM
Try pretty much any BMW forum if you really want your balls to shrivel up like raisins.

And if you want to impress yourself with cubic dollars spent, a Porsche 911 owners group will blow your hair back. It's not really anything for those guys to spend the purchase price of the car again on mods.

HAMSTAR
12-23-12, 10:58 AM
I had some issues to clear up with my 06 V. They're the same issues everyone will have to deal with. In terms of essential repairs-- needed a new radiator, harmonic balancer, water pump and motor mounts. Since then, it has been running like an effin champ. People are not kidding when they say these LS engines are bomb-proof. Gobs of N/A power whenever I effin want it. Excellent T56 transmission. Incredibly well-bananced chassis. This car is a dream with just those small repairs, and after that is one of the best platforms available for performance mods. I don't regret this purchase for a second. Best car I've ever bought.