: replacing the V



your maker
09-03-11, 12:45 PM
if you guys were to get rid of the V (i have a 2006) what car would you replace it with ? i looked at a V2 and i also looked at a 2008 BMW M3. what other vehicles would you look at?

thanks

tommy compton
09-03-11, 01:02 PM
V wagon.

2007ThunderV
09-03-11, 01:06 PM
+1 gray 6 speed v2 wagon witha hennessay v700 upgrade on it

1madstsv
09-03-11, 01:45 PM
Rs6/m5/e55/e63 I hate dodge but I like the new srt-8 charger. Buy a 30k e55/m5 and you will never look back.

your maker
09-03-11, 03:08 PM
the e63 is a wild machine. iam looking for something with some handeling and same fuel milage as current car

1madstsv
09-03-11, 03:25 PM
Get a m5 my friend traded a 06 ctsv in on a 07 m5 and he loves it. I had a 750il v12 BMW before the stsv and I kick my self for selling that car. but if you still want gm find a g8 gt/ gxp that's a nice car. With a 6.2l to boot.

mstrjon32
09-03-11, 06:01 PM
If I were forced to hand in the keys on mine, I'd get a Jeep SRT-8...

rand49er
09-03-11, 07:02 PM
Dom, why are you selling?

wcryan
09-03-11, 10:36 PM
M5 FTW. Very expensive to maintain; but with 500hp 5.0 V10 you cant go wrong

HeavyH20
09-03-11, 11:48 PM
I just traded my CTS-V on a V2. I have friends with a M3, M5, M6, S4, S6 and RS6 and have raced them all. In the end, I still prefer my second gen CTS-V And, I would not want to own any one of those cars outside of having a warranty.

mberisha
09-04-11, 09:03 AM
If I were forced to hand in the keys on mine, I'd get a Jeep SRT-8...

That is too funny you just posted that...I was just looking at the '12 Jeep SRT8s for my "better half".....

BTW....the '13 is going to get rid of the garbage 5-speed tranny and put an 8-speed clutchless in it.....and update the cheesy "paddle (button) shifters".....

your maker
09-04-11, 11:17 AM
Rand just looking to get into some thing else

i do like the M5 but why would it be more expensive to maintain then the V!

repenttokyo
09-04-11, 11:57 AM
Rand just looking to get into some thing else

i do like the M5 but why would it be more expensive to maintain then the V!

bc the parts are made of unobtanium and kept on the moon, unfortunately.

mberisha
09-04-11, 12:03 PM
bc the parts are made of unobtanium and kept on the moon, unfortunately.

True statement....

The Krauts are Socialist (i.e. Communist)....no sense of realistic prices for services and products.....or supply and demand......

For example....Cadillac produced a ~556hp luxury sport sedan for <$65 over 4 years ago.....BMW finally figured it out this year for north of 100 Euro ($145k)......not sure if the new M5 is out in the states yet.....but damn!?

With the amount the M5 costs......I could buy a Vagon to tow the M5.....and then buy ANOTHER CTS-V to beat it around the 'Ring with!

Not to mention money left over for gas and lunch......and then cash to pay the professional photographers for taking pics of the whole event!

your maker
09-04-11, 03:40 PM
that makes sense but lets look at resale the V in 4yrs will get 20000 were at the BMW should still see 30000

trust me i like the V2 a lot just looking for something different

M3 seems to be comparable

lunarx
09-04-11, 08:52 PM
Fisker Karma or Maserati GranTurismo or Panamera. For more fun, a V2 but ditch the anemic can't rev LSA for a rev happy 427 or Blackdog 510.

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your maker
09-05-11, 01:29 PM
or why dont i get a buggatti lol

or something a bit more realistic!

kevm14
09-05-11, 04:43 PM
that makes sense but lets look at resale the V in 4yrs will get 20000 were at the BMW should still see 30000


But which *depreciated* more?

your maker
09-05-11, 05:55 PM
i am going to say the V does. if i look at mine V1

kevm14
09-05-11, 07:42 PM
It is possible that it is more by percent. But there is no way it is more in absolute dollars.

JD03Cobra
09-06-11, 09:54 AM
V2 is first choice with the SRT JEEP (2012 model) coming in a close 2nd. Would be a nice year round vehicle here in MI.

kevm14
09-06-11, 10:15 AM
According to some test I was reading, the new one with the 6.4L is no faster than the old one, due to some pretty significant weight gain (new MB ML-based platform).

mberisha
09-06-11, 10:40 AM
According to some test I was reading, the new one with the 6.4L is no faster than the old one, due to some pretty significant weight gain (new MB ML-based platform).

I read the same thing....I think the curb weight of the new SRT8 is ~5250...?!?!?

iwantactsv
09-07-11, 09:53 AM
I recently replaced my 05 V with an 04 E55K. The cars are really different. I love the power of the E55 and not having to shift on lazy days.

Newvee
09-07-11, 06:29 PM
What..... did everyone forget about a vette???

your maker
09-07-11, 09:02 PM
i need something year round i dont like have a car in my garage !

any more ideas?

i was told to look at a 335ix modded of course

CadzillaTN
09-09-11, 11:09 AM
You need to list your expectations and budget to get more replies.

It's hard to beat the V in it's price range. Everything 'better' costs more both initially and long term...

your maker
09-09-11, 11:57 PM
ok what i think i am looking for

since i had a V1 i would like all the same options including the HP. i would like something that i dont have to chase fixing or modding to make better (v1 diff ,motor mounts, clutch sensor, vibration ect). i am sure all cars have there thing.


my main deal is i now have to travel 45 miles one way and on a major hi-way (michigan I-75) so something better in the snow times also.

thanks

Lord Cadillac
09-10-11, 02:35 AM
The M5 is more expensive to buy and maintain. The M3 is going to leave you wanting more power. You'll have all the 335i kiddies with a $500.00 tune as fast as you are. Go with the second generation CTS-V...

ajjones44
09-12-11, 02:23 PM
The M5 is more expensive to buy and maintain. The M3 is going to leave you wanting more power. You'll have all the 335i kiddies with a $500.00 tune as fast as you are. Go with the second generation CTS-V...

+1 you will see a noticeable difference between a M3 and V2. Also, in the current market V2s are holding their value very well and much better than a M5.