: Who here has their v as a daily driver



Rock1
08-29-11, 05:35 PM
Okay who here other then myself purchased the V for a daily driver and how many miles have you accumulated thus far.

2011 2200 miles DD

longbow0404
08-29-11, 05:40 PM
Me.... 18,000 miles and counting 2011 V:) love every minute of it

LitiGATOR
08-29-11, 05:46 PM
Mine is my daily driver and I take it to work, meetings, fishing, track, etc. Like an SUV ;)

cbloveday
08-29-11, 05:55 PM
Drive mine every day. Although my wife has an 2010 Escalade, the V is my sole (soul) vehicle

cdog533
08-29-11, 05:56 PM
My 2010 has about 10K on it. I don't drive it in the snow, but I'm sure it would be fine with snow tires like my V1 was.

Phil Raymond
08-29-11, 06:00 PM
2011 Coupe 6m. 6k miles but 2k of that was buying it in Texas and driving it home to NH...

my wife: "Hey Hon, wanna go to the store and pick up some milk?"

Me: "Sure...I'll take the v - cya!" lol

SoCalCTSV
08-29-11, 06:00 PM
I plan to put 15-20,000 miles a year on it.

serturbo
08-29-11, 06:09 PM
2011 V Coupe as a DD and 2503 miles.

Junkie414
08-29-11, 06:11 PM
Mine is my daily, modded and sprayed! So far I've owned it for less then 6months and put right at 20k on the clock. I drive to much

cbloveday
08-29-11, 06:12 PM
I got 28,000 + on mine.

Bushidopupil
08-29-11, 06:17 PM
Mine is my daily driver and I take it to work, meetings, fishing, track, etc. Like an SUV ;)

+1000, 2011 V Coupe 13K+ 8 months old. LOL

Mike02z
08-29-11, 06:20 PM
Mine is my "daily driver" but since I work from home I don't have a daily commute. I do use it for all my site visits. I have 3500 miles in 4 months.

cruiser68
08-29-11, 06:26 PM
Almost 3 months (2.5 weeks on vaca not driving) and 5000 miles. Typically put 30-40K on per year. Got snow tires for winter as I plan on driving on through the winter :)

03Z06Vette
08-29-11, 06:27 PM
Mine is my DD. 2011 Sedan 2800 miles so far...

Just got a used 2008 Jeep SRT-8 for my bad weather, beater, backup vehicle.....

Rock1
08-29-11, 06:39 PM
Nice too see the dailys and the heavy drivers like myself.. I work from home and use it for trips to my site visits ( Miami beach and charolette NC) as of now my only drivable site that I will go too once a month is Miami other than that I don't see putting to many miles on her. Like my Z that I traded 09 C6 had 10 miles on odo when I bought it 2 hrs later 46k. Speaking of which I was considered the Anti Christ by quite a few vette drivers for actually using the machine for what it was made for...driving the wheels off it :thumbsup:

neuronbob
08-29-11, 06:40 PM
Another DD thread?

09 V sedan, 28.5k miles, owned since brand new with 4 miles on it. About to enter its 4th winter. (bought in tail end of 2009 winter season, then 2009-10, 10-11, and soon 11-12 winter).

deckofficer
08-29-11, 06:44 PM
Not a daily driver or bad weather. Use only for trips. Owned 6 weeks, driven a total of 7 days.

Jeffrey
08-29-11, 06:53 PM
Company Car = DD

13.5k on 2009

Live close to work and have other toys but this one really rocks!

Razorecko
08-29-11, 07:56 PM
2009 , drive all year except winter ( toyota truck for that )...37k miles =)

Blakester
08-29-11, 08:32 PM
Owned since end of Feb./11,have 7000km. On it, wife drives daily and I drive when Available(year round).

translux
08-29-11, 09:30 PM
Drive mine every day. Although my wife has an 2010 Escalade, the V is my sole (soul) vehicle

10 second daily driver still just makes me ;)

muohio
08-29-11, 09:47 PM
Nice too see the dailys and the heavy drivers like myself.. I work from home and use it for trips to my site visits ( Miami beach and charolette NC) as of now my only drivable site that I will go too once a month is Miami other than that I don't see putting to many miles on her. Like my Z that I traded 09 C6 had 10 miles on odo when I bought it 2 hrs later 46k. Speaking of which I was considered the Anti Christ by quite a few vette drivers for actually using the machine for what it was made for...driving the wheels off it :thumbsup:

As a former Vette owner, I can relate to the negativity you get from DD one of them. Don't even dare mention driving one in the rain or not washing it for 5 hours on a Sunday. I always laughed as the guys driving $80k BMWs, Porsche and Mercs never seemed to care that much about their DD.

Anyways, I put 13k on my Vette in a year and then traded it in on my V which has 9k after 6 months.

jspridge
08-29-11, 10:11 PM
2011 Coupe, 6MT. I've had it for one year and a week. 29,500 miles on the odometer now, and I've loved every one of them. Snow tires are your friend, drive it all year long.

cts-v ls6
08-29-11, 11:24 PM
2010 V. Put about 1000 miles per week on her. Almost at 34k miles.

Jack

rjkennedy
08-29-11, 11:27 PM
V wagon, manual, black on black. Hauls four kids to school, thule bike racks on the roof (replaced with ski racks and snow tires in winter), tons of groceries in the back, and it still smokes most things out there when it needs to. The sheep in wolf's clothing is ALIVE! 7,000 miles so far. No garage queen here.

rjkennedy
08-29-11, 11:28 PM
Correction. Wolf in sheep's. Sorry guys.

Maj Frank
08-30-11, 02:22 AM
I have 49K on my 09. It brings a smile everytime I crank it up. No problems other than the factory rear end recall. Great car. My other driver is a 79 911 purchased in FRG in 81

supratovcoupe
08-30-11, 02:35 AM
10 months 11 model V-coupe w/7,100

garfin
08-30-11, 10:10 AM
2011 Coupe, 6MT. I've had it for one year and a week. 29,500 miles on the odometer now, and I've loved every one of them. Snow tires are your friend, drive it all year long.

I'll echo this comment, but change it to Sedan 6MT, 1.5 years and 18.000 KM.

Best regards,

Elie

BLEWBYUWIT6.2
08-30-11, 11:17 AM
mine is an 09 v sedan silver black inside....i bought it with 63k in febuary of this year....and i've already put 20k since ....its my daily and im always back and forth to houston austin dallas and lake charles...love it and it still runnin strong

JFJr
08-30-11, 11:21 AM
I've had my 2009 sedan since 12/08 and am approaching 49,000 miles. I bought GM Major Guard to get me through 70,000 miles because it is such a great car and I don't want to part with it anytime soon. It goes hunting, fishing, to work, on trips, whatever I need. It is the most stable, comfortable and confidence-inspiring high performance car I have ever owned.

Jud

Wayne5w
08-30-11, 11:25 AM
2011 V Sedan Black Diamond. Had is three months and love the car. Daily Driver with 2500 miles.

Regards,
---Wayne.

dqw1
08-30-11, 12:19 PM
09, AT, 22K on it so far. LOVE IT!

MSOsr
08-30-11, 10:17 PM
DD Coupe...put 2,000 miles on it since July 1...mostly just finding places to drive it!

Mike

Ctsv wagon
08-30-11, 10:29 PM
Just got mine recently but the plan is for it to be a Daily Driver. With 5 doors its perfect for shuffling kids around. Its an auto which I enjoy because all my other cars are stick. When the weather is bad it will be in the Garage.

ecorpuz12
08-30-11, 11:01 PM
bought Nov 09....has 35k miles on it now. it's my daily everything.

Prof
08-30-11, 11:10 PM
09 Daily driver...nearly 43k, LPE mods...

Love it...

Drive my SRT 10 on perfect days only.

Vcoupe11
08-31-11, 10:56 AM
Picked up the V on Sept 09 2010. I now have 14,300 miles on the beast :)

Gary

buddyg
08-31-11, 11:53 AM
2011 V sedan bought first week of April and already have 9000 miles! Dang it I drive too much but I love the car.

hamta
08-31-11, 12:33 PM
2011 V Coupe bought September 1, 2010 and only have 7,000 miles, just don't get to drive it that much...but, I love this car.

Kirk3
08-31-11, 02:47 PM
2010 sedan, Oct. 2009, 33k. LSX inside since 29k.

Speedtrapped
08-31-11, 03:28 PM
2011 CTS-V Wagon, Balck raven
Auto, Recaros, etc,etc
Mods-
Currently- New Era CAI
Next Month- ECS Stage2
SW Jethot coated headers
" Hi Flow Cats
" X Pipe
Corsa Sport

Daily only 700 miles so far, True Love....
Best
Stephen

CTSVeee
08-31-11, 04:58 PM
Drive mine every day. Although my wife has an 2010 Escalade, the V is my sole (soul) vehicle
Same here, I have an 09 V with 19k on it and the wife has a 2010 'Slade' Hybrid.

yacht lights
08-31-11, 10:40 PM
2011 V wagon. 5,890 on it in 4 and half months love it. I sold my X5M for it

baabootoo
09-02-11, 12:39 AM
The question for me is who DOESN'T?

Prof
09-02-11, 08:00 AM
:fallingover:
The question for me is who DOESN'T?

Exactly!

Not using it as a daily driver is like storing a beautiful woman in a spare bedroom to enjoy during your later life...HA! Surprise...she isn't the same and neither are you!

Why deny yourself the pleasure???

Ten years from now, it will be gone and replaced by that 15,000 watt all wheel drive that cruises at 260 with .08 zero to 60...:fallingover:

Jutskin
09-02-11, 08:35 AM
09 daily....50,000 heavy footed miles....not a single issue.

dznr723
09-02-11, 07:06 PM
So far 10K miles on my '11 V Coupe.What an awesome ride!

nsaness
09-02-11, 10:52 PM
79843Through rain, sleet, or snow.... Nothing shall interrupt my trip to work. My V is a 2010 currently with 65,000 HARD driven miles on it. Mine is a company car that is leased. I am do for a new 2012 in 2 more months :) With my work commute, I should have 74,000 on before I get the new one. It will make for WONDERFUL early x-mas present :)...

JFJr
09-02-11, 11:09 PM
79843Through rain, sleet, or snow.... Nothing shall interrupt my trip to work. My V is a 2010 currently with 65,000 HARD driven miles on it. Mine is a company car that is leased. I am do for a new 2012 in 2 more months :) With my work commute, I should have 74,000 on before I get the new one. It will make for WONDERFUL early x-mas present :)...Fantastic! When you ignore the incredible performance, the car is a typical luxurious road warrior. How did GM do that? It's really hard to combine the two. Even the most hardened GM bashers might be impressed, but does anyone care about them?

Razorecko
09-03-11, 01:16 AM
79843Through rain, sleet, or snow.... Nothing shall interrupt my trip to work. My V is a 2010 currently with 65,000 HARD driven miles on it. Mine is a company car that is leased. I am do for a new 2012 in 2 more months :) With my work commute, I should have 74,000 on before I get the new one. It will make for WONDERFUL early x-mas present :)...

lol, nothing will ever get pushed harder than a "company car".

Corvillac
09-03-11, 07:39 PM
lol, nothing will ever get pushed harder than a "company car".

What's the difference between a Jeep and a company car? The company car can go anywhere!

Our CTS-V is my wife's daily driver. 5500 miles since new end of Feb.

Ronsv
09-03-11, 09:01 PM
2011 Sedan, 6sp manual, drive to work each day in stop and go traffic on the Belt parkway, NY; if you know the road you know my pain. Rack-up about 10,000 miles per year, used my 07 V1 for the last 5 years, sold with 50K. Can't think of a better daily driver than a V!! Weekend toy is an 09 Z06, an thrilling car to drive, but not as a daily driver as the ride is simply too firm. Also have an 03 Yukon Denali, awesome round town/vacation vehicle.

King335i
09-04-11, 05:45 AM
2011 V Coupe, about 3,000 miles on her. The car is fast, no doubt about it, but it feels like a tank and the body roll in the corners causes feelings of seasickness in my passengers lol. The car gets attention like crazy, you'd think I was driving around in a GT-R. People wave, give thumbs up, crank their head around, shout, girls holler at me, people stop mid-stride to gawk, etc etc. But to be honest I am currently mulling over moving to the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe, or the 2012 E63 AMG. This V gives incredible bang for the buck, but I am looking for a better built car that feels solid and doesn't leave me disappointed in the quality control department, and I don't really care if that car is a few tenths slower to 60. It also seems at times that I have to fill up the tank multiple times in one day, even when barely driving the car here and there in town, kind of ridiculous :(

neuronbob
09-04-11, 07:49 AM
^^^^
I keep reading this about post-2009 Vs in this forum. Did the quality control change after that MY? Or are there simply more people with post-2009 cars so a larger sample? My 2009 V is as solid as a tank and the build quality is pretty darn good IMHO...and I am no huge fan of American cars. Or at least I wasn't before I owned this car!

Now about to hit 29k miles. Would you believe my S2000 has sat most of the summer while I drive the heck out of my V? *shock*

Prof
09-04-11, 08:59 AM
I'm no connoisseur of quality (MOPAR FREAK here) so I can't address that. But I do know performance and handling. King335i is wrong about the suspension and handling of the CTS V...

If it has body roll, its because there is a 200 lb difference between him and his passenger IMO.

I have nearly 45k on a Lingenfelter modified (630 hp) sedan that is the finest vehicle I have ever owned, far surpassing the German vehicles I thought were my ultimate driving experience. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

Ronsv
09-04-11, 09:43 AM
2011 V Coupe, about 3,000 miles on her. The car is fast, no doubt about it, but it feels like a tank and the body roll in the corners causes feelings of seasickness in my passengers lol. The car gets attention like crazy, you'd think I was driving around in a GT-R. People wave, give thumbs up, crank their head around, shout, girls holler at me, people stop mid-stride to gawk, etc etc. But to be honest I am currently mulling over moving to the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe, or the 2012 E63 AMG. This V gives incredible bang for the buck,
but I am looking for a better built car that feels solid and doesn't leave me disappointed in the quality control department, and I don't really care if that car is a few tenths slower to 60. It also seems at times that I have to fill up the tank multiple times in one day, even when barely driving the car here and there in town, kind of ridiculous :(

Enjoy your new AMG, couple of my buddies spend lots of time in the merc service department, they know the service adviser very well! For the extra money you should get a little bit higher grade of interior trim, but don't bet on it being a more reliable car. I'll be happy driving my POS CTS-V, also dont mind keeping a fellow american employed to build my car.

nsaness
09-04-11, 12:18 PM
Enjoy the AMG it's a great car too! In anticipation of getting my next car, I just drove the C63, E63, the M3, M5 the S4, S6, and the Lexus ISF. While the E63, S6, and M5 were more than I wanted to spend, I could have stretched if I needed to. After driving all, I can tell you that my choice was VERY easy to make, I will definitely be getting my third CTS-V. The car suits my driving preferences, and I have never had a quality issue in my cars. As someone involved in the automobile manufacturing industry (former tool and die maker who moved up and up), I have access to quality comparisons and complaints by all brands. They all have extremely high quality, and they all have many complaints. Even the quality of Hyundai is comparable to Mercedes, BMW, and Audi. There are no bad choices, just personal preferences and pre-conceived notions. I would never recommend buying an American car just because it is American. The car must suit your needs and preferences better than it's competitors. The CTS-V still beats all others for my PRICE RANGE and preferences. Finally, to Ronsv, thank you for thinking about buying American; my job truly does depend on it, so we do our best every day to be better than foreign parts manufacturers.