: Second Cadillac and New to the Forums



GR8RYD
08-19-11, 10:41 AM
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Retired from IBM a couple of years ago and now living in Addison, TX. First Cadillac was a 97 ETC that I loved but it could not stay away from the shop. I have been going back and forth about a car like this one (2011 CTS Performance 304hp 3.6L DI w/6sp manual) or an earlier year, more miles CTS-V until I found this car and found out it was the last year Cadillac would offer this particular drive train combination.

My last car was a 1999 red Firebird convertible Trans Am with a M6 and the WS6 performance package. This new car gives so little sound and tactile feedback that I am having to learn how to drive it all over again. It also rides stiffer than I expected but it appears to handle extremely well; maybe as well as the Firebird did. I think I am really going to enjoy this car. There are some more pictures here.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.272354326112618.93098.100000141575101&l=61eab4146f&type=1

CadillacCastle
08-19-11, 11:06 AM
Thats a sharp looking ride.

orconn
08-19-11, 11:36 AM
Congratulations on your new Cadillac find! And welcome to the Forums.

Ranger
08-19-11, 12:42 PM
:welcome:

2005CTS-V
08-19-11, 12:47 PM
Nice ride! Welcome!

maeng9981
08-19-11, 01:00 PM
Manual CTS? Me gusta. :welcome:

GR8RYD
08-19-11, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome. If you have any interest in my prior ride, there are some pictures here (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.100270393321013.424.100000141575101&l=b9dd9350f9&type=1).

Lord Cadillac
08-19-11, 04:00 PM
Very nice! Welcome aboard! And thank you for signing up...

Stingroo
08-19-11, 09:12 PM
Welcome! I really really like that fiberglass rear seat cover on your old TA. Badass for sure.

MotownPimp
08-19-11, 10:38 PM
You'r gonna love it. What drive train combo?

77CDV
08-19-11, 11:47 PM
Looking good! :thumbsup:

Jesda
08-20-11, 12:54 AM
Sharp!!

GR8RYD
08-20-11, 09:56 AM
@MotownPimp It is the 304hp 3.6L DI V6 with a 6sp manual.

MotownPimp
08-20-11, 02:44 PM
That is what I thought. Good catch on your part. Starting in 2012 you have to get the 3.0 or V to get a stick.

I suspect many potential stick guys have missed the train; it was not a widely publicized change.

GR8RYD
08-20-11, 06:18 PM
I suspect many potential stick guys have missed the train; it was not a widely publicized change.
Exactly. When I found that out, I pulled the trigger on this one. :dance:

MotownPimp
08-20-11, 09:06 PM
:cheers: