: I wonder what the average age of a "V" owner is?



Vwagon2012
05-17-12, 09:06 PM
I'm 49 but think I'm 18

Gonzales25
05-17-12, 09:12 PM
42 feel like 62......

Ottomatic
05-17-12, 09:16 PM
I am 29 but feel 18

brlong23
05-17-12, 09:20 PM
I am 29 as well...(Bought when I was 28)

Trapspeed
05-17-12, 09:22 PM
39 here.

Thunder Gray STS
05-17-12, 09:25 PM
45 here, bought my first Cadillac @ 26

CTS-Vz
05-17-12, 09:28 PM
26.5 :)

Veju
05-17-12, 09:28 PM
Im 23

cruiser68
05-17-12, 09:55 PM
48 years young :)

neuronbob
05-17-12, 10:00 PM
44 next month.....but going on 17

bbang
05-17-12, 10:03 PM
56 here, retired and having fun

AGbulletJR
05-17-12, 10:08 PM
Maturity about 17, wear about 57, actual 29............(+14)

ZackLakatos
05-17-12, 10:18 PM
I'm 19. Bought my first cts when I was 18...just wasn't cuttin it! I'll be 20 next month. Bitches.

brlong23
05-17-12, 10:22 PM
I'm 19. Bought my first cts when I was 18...just wasn't cuttin it! I'll be 20 next month. Bitches.

It's obvious you're 19 with a comment like that. Must be fun spending daddy's money!

thebigjimsho
05-17-12, 10:23 PM
Someone just won the internet!

Vwagon2012
05-17-12, 10:37 PM
Polls aren't as funny
next time start a poll instead

JoeS823
05-17-12, 11:19 PM
I'm 22

Mhaynes772
05-17-12, 11:25 PM
25 here.

FFBOS
05-18-12, 12:30 AM
26.9

keVin'12
05-18-12, 12:37 AM
32.96

V locity
05-18-12, 12:54 AM
48 Today!

So what's the friggen average?

Stillborn
05-18-12, 01:08 AM
--43--

btw, happy b-day v-locity

SoCalCTSV
05-18-12, 01:25 AM
I'm 46

I love the chip on their shoulder young folks who will say they paid for their car on their own. They fail to say they live rent free under someone else's roof. I know what it takes to save the $60-70,000 to pay cash or a monthly payment. Insurance and gas and maintenance ain't cheap either.

halonut
05-18-12, 02:20 AM
bought it for my 48th B-Day...Hell noone else was gonna buy me one!

DangFoo
05-18-12, 03:51 AM
40

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SoCal_V
05-18-12, 04:15 AM
I thought I read somewhere the mean/median age of a CTS-V owner is in his 60's. It's a perception Cadillac still seems to fight...a car for old dudes with cash to burn.

The average age here seems lower than that...not as many 60yr olds frequenting message forums apparently.

I'm 35 and feel 18 sometimes and feel 60+ sometimes.

V locity
05-18-12, 08:46 AM
Thanks SB!

M5eater
05-18-12, 08:47 AM
I've seen people as young as 19 trolling around here. Or at least that's what their age data said.

kehock
05-18-12, 08:53 AM
old man here....'05 cts-v at 54, '08 sts-v at 58, '12 cts-v one month ago at 61. had muscle cars in my 20's ('66 gto, '70 442 w30, 2 vettes in the 70's. cadillac muscle came around at just the right time.

VMoose
05-18-12, 08:56 AM
27. Just happy to own the V even at my age. I know many of my friends can't afford such an impressive car.

M5eater
05-18-12, 09:01 AM
I don't know, it's pretty easy when you live off Raman and don't have a woman bleeding you dry.

thebigjimsho
05-18-12, 09:02 AM
But who bought a V series first? hmm???

M5eater
05-18-12, 09:59 AM
But who bought a V series first? hmm???
pipe down you with your elitist 'first V' mentality.

OT: that thread with the guy putting the two halves of that V1 is full of WIN. I keep staring at the photos in shock.

Steve BigD
05-18-12, 10:06 AM
I am just getting familiar to my new V coupe and am 63 years old. I did keep my 2000 BMW 540/6sp for a few more track events before I sell it. Not
going to track my V until it gets older.

Steve D

js615
05-18-12, 10:06 AM
The average age for a V owner is old enough to know better, but still too young to care.

BWhite58
05-18-12, 10:41 AM
I b 53.

jessrayo
05-18-12, 11:28 AM
I'm 47. I feel my age until I get in the car and them I'm like a teenager that has lost his mind....lol. It really is a great car!

JFJr
05-18-12, 11:49 AM
Age is mostly a state of mind, but I'm glad this car appeals to car guys of all ages. Cadillac has got to be happy with that!

Jud

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-18-12, 12:02 PM
Many apologies, but I checked my resources and do not have access to the interesting age data. So, I just wanted to quickly thank Vwagon2012 for creating this amusing thread! I've enjoyed reading the discussion so far and was glad to see a nice age range within this community!

Have a great weekend,

Katie
Cadillac Customer Service

SoCalCTSV
05-18-12, 12:10 PM
I got reported to the Sheriff's Teen Hotline when I was in My 66 Chevelle last year. Some old hag reported me as being an unsafe driver cause my car was loud and smelled like fumes. She was in an old lady Lexus. She accosted me in the parking lot and mumbled something about gang members. The long shorts and white t shirt didn't help my Filipino condition let alone the fact I'm 6'3, 265 lbs. I called the Sheriff to tell them i'm a 45 year old banker not a gang member in a low rider. They knew her to be a bitchy old lady who reported everyone.

She would kiss my ass if she saw me in my V and dress clothes. Stupid bitch.

Owners1
05-18-12, 12:15 PM
I'm probably one of the younger guys with one..21

thebigjimsho
05-18-12, 12:16 PM
Kick her in the dried crotch.

RudyR1999
05-18-12, 12:24 PM
I am 31 year old.

tonyf2174
05-18-12, 12:27 PM
Im 34,18 in my v

VMoose
05-18-12, 12:32 PM
I don't know, it's pretty easy when you live off Raman and don't have a woman bleeding you dry.

I eat well thanks to a lovely wife to whom I've been married for nearly 4 years now. I think the key is finding one who supports your interests!

thebigjimsho
05-18-12, 01:07 PM
Or who tickles your balls...

Teutonaddict
05-18-12, 01:25 PM
46. 17 in the head. Methinks gearheads are ageless.



Kick her in the dried crotch.


Or who tickles your balls...

tbjs, Dude, you gotta stop. I gots spit on my monitor all over again!

ruby 1
05-18-12, 01:33 PM
Hey will be 65. Am I too old for my 2012 WD Sedan? My brain thinks I'm 16. My first car was a 57 Chevy.

Xaqtly
05-18-12, 02:16 PM
I'm 41. And my girlfriend LOVES my car. :) Something people like to say about guys who buy fast cars in their 40s is that they're having a mid life crisis. What they don't realize is that it's more just a matter of being able to finally afford the car (or one like it) that you've been lusting after since you were 9. No crisis here, I would have owned a Testarossa when I was 16 if I could have afforded it. :)

JFJr
05-18-12, 02:17 PM
Many apologies, but I checked my resources and do not have access to the interesting age data.It would be interesting to know how many new Cadillac customers came over because of the "V." Not only the number of new customers, but the knowledge base of real car guys and their enthusiasm should help sales. I bought a "V' in late 2004 because the local Chevy dealer wasn't interested in selling me a C6 Corvette at a reasonable price, so I test drove a 2005 "V." I still love Corvettes, though.

Jud

Maxniman
05-18-12, 02:21 PM
It would be interesting to know how many new Cadillac customers came over because of the "V." Not only the number of new customers, but the knowledge base of real car guys and their enthusiasm should help sales. I bought a "V' in late 2004 because the local Chevy dealer wasn't interested in selling me a C6 Corvette at a reasonable price, so I test drove a 2005 "V." I still love Corvettes, though.

Jud

things have changed in 2012, Chevy willing to make great deals, Cadillac not so much

mik2718
05-18-12, 02:27 PM
65, but never got over being 18, when I bought my first Pontiac GTO.

This V is my first Cadillac. After 40+ years of nothing but Pontiacs, I might not have ever taken a V test drive, if Pontiac were still an option. Once I drove a V, though, I wanted (needed!) one, regardless of whatever else might be available.

elphil
05-18-12, 05:54 PM
It would be interesting to know how many new Cadillac customers came over because of the "V." Not only the number of new customers, but the knowledge base of real car guys and their enthusiasm should help sales. I bought a "V' in late 2004 because the local Chevy dealer wasn't interested in selling me a C6 Corvette at a reasonable price, so I test drove a 2005 "V." I still love Corvettes, though.

Jud

I came over to Cadillac when I saw the first pictures and description of the CTS Wagon. A year later ordered a V-Wagon. Before that, 50 years of Fords. Even now, along with the Wagon I have a '05 Thunderbird for puttsing around town. I'm 74 and spent my first 60 years living in the car culture of Southern California. A car guy at 14 and still a car guy at 74.

atcbrownie
05-18-12, 07:18 PM
28 married 2 kids. Much more room than my 2011 mustang gt.

Chrispy
05-18-12, 07:25 PM
38, Three kids have always been into cars and racing. (20 plus years racing) :)

Dad and uncles were into it too...my Dad custom built a blower for an MG back in the 50s :)

Lifelong gearhead here....

Trapspeed
05-18-12, 09:46 PM
46. 17 in the head. Methinks gearheads are ageless.

tbjs, Dude, you gotta stop. I gots spit on my monitor all over again!

Don't ever say "balls" and "spit" in the same sentence again. Ever. :duck:

thebigjimsho
05-18-12, 11:07 PM
Spitballs?

cts v hank
05-18-12, 11:38 PM
I'm 40....

Bertbart
05-18-12, 11:42 PM
I drove a CTS V and had to have one. It's a 2005 with 77,000 plus miles on it but it still runs, stops and corners wonderfully.
I will be 69 years old in November and in truth I never dreamed I'd ever own a Cadillac...however this Cadillac is different.
My dad bought a 1964 Coupe De'ville new and it was a nice car for an old man but the CTS V is something else altogether.
I love the car. I haven't felt that way about a car in a very long time.

TexasCTS-V
05-18-12, 11:48 PM
42, and enjoying the feel of a clutch again!

Unclemelty
05-18-12, 11:56 PM
38 and loving my second V

Blakester
05-19-12, 12:01 AM
64plus and imature, love to beat young guns at lite(tree of course!

Tityrous
05-19-12, 06:38 AM
26 here.

Mike02z
05-19-12, 09:01 AM
I'm 45 but my guess is the average age of the V driver is 40-50. Not a lot of really young people can afford a 70k car, and many older folks don't understand why anyone would need 556 HP in a Cadillac. There are always exceptions to these, but remember, we are talking average age and I believe my statements are true for the majority of drivers. Also keep in mind they those of us who post here do not represent the majority of people buying cars. We are a very small percentage.

Trapspeed
05-19-12, 10:08 AM
Spitballs?

Creative ingenuity. Love it. :thumbsup:

tbauer
05-19-12, 10:21 AM
31 here

rbanshee1
05-19-12, 11:30 AM
31 here

37 here

ohub
05-19-12, 09:11 PM
47 here.

Vwagon2012
05-20-12, 05:21 PM
So far average is around 41. Cadillac would be thrilled with these numbers.

TallGuyJ
05-20-12, 09:39 PM
Im 20. And yes all my funds are going toward the car and i live rent free.

Mikes2009V
05-20-12, 09:42 PM
Bought my V about 4 months ago on my 34th birthday...what a present to myself

Bookinctsv
05-20-12, 09:52 PM
My father bought me my car when I was 18 for Christmas of 2010, it was a 2011 CTS-V, Youngest co-signer of a CTS-V cadillac has had as far as south florida in concerned, I am now 19 about to turn 20 in a few days, I get the whole Daddy's money shit all the time, and yea it is daddy's money, but i plan to get him something nicer than a ctsv when i can afford it. I mod it though with my own money, and plan to take the title of fastest ctsv on the 1/4 mile!

JFJr
05-20-12, 09:55 PM
Bought my V about 4 months ago on my 34th birthday...what a present to myselfYou're lucky, I was driving an Olds Cutlass (455, 255 hp) when I was 34. At the height of crappy emissions controls and the beginning of lead-free gas. Ha haa, we've come a long way. Congratulations, I know you appreciate what it is.

Jud

Jbauer47
05-21-12, 12:07 AM
35...

Also have a vette. I love my "old man" cars

Innisfree
05-21-12, 12:28 AM
I'm on the wrong side of 63. Have had two v sedans. Black raven auto and now white diamond manual. Manual rules!

sfvagon
05-21-12, 12:56 AM
33. In 2008, the only Cadillac I had ever driven was a rental DTS. I was mostly just curious. At the time, I recall telling people, "The V8 sounds cool, it's cushy and all, but Cadillacs aren't for me - I don't think I would every buy one". What a difference 3 years and a V can make...

Bullet Tooth
05-21-12, 12:42 PM
44 here.

Mind says 25.
Body says f it.

Yankees10
05-21-12, 01:02 PM
30 here.. .got it last year (29)...

larry arizona
05-21-12, 04:15 PM
40. Most Detroit V owners are 35 to 45 it seems or GM peeps that get to take them home for a week at a time.

cadillac94pimpin
05-21-12, 04:17 PM
26. First car was a 94 fleetwood at 17. I still have it. Then at 22 i bought an STS-V. Now I have a 2012 CTS-V.

All with my own hard earned dinero!!!

Weelzie
05-21-12, 06:16 PM
ordered mine on my 49th b-day, paid cash, one life goal achieved, love it! - oops, not a V, but still, my first Caddy.

Mikes2009V
05-21-12, 09:06 PM
You're lucky, I was driving an Olds Cutlass (455, 255 hp) when I was 34. At the height of crappy emissions controls and the beginning of lead-free gas. Ha haa, we've come a long way. Congratulations, I know you appreciate what it is.

Jud

Thanks for the praise. My philosophy is I work hard everyday (like most of us), make sure to take care of the family and keep the wife and kids happy. Once that's all said and done, it's time for me to reap the rewards of my hard work and treat myself to something I really want. In this case, I knew in 2009 when I saw the V2 that that's what I wanted. Saved for a few years and now I have to say its by far the best car I have ever owned.

xsvn2o
05-21-12, 09:20 PM
I got reported to the Sheriff's Teen Hotline when I was in My 66 Chevelle last year. Some old hag reported me as being an unsafe driver cause my car was loud and smelled like fumes. She was in an old lady Lexus. She accosted me in the parking lot and mumbled something about gang members. The long shorts and white t shirt didn't help my Filipino condition let alone the fact I'm 6'3, 265 lbs. I called the Sheriff to tell them i'm a 45 year old banker not a gang member in a low rider. They knew her to be a bitchy old lady who reported everyone.



She would kiss my ass if she saw me in my V and dress clothes. Stupid bitch.

Mabey she will need a loan one day ?

Airfoto
05-22-12, 04:17 PM
OK - i'm going take a hit on this but that's OK - I'm 61 and bought my first Cadillac and it is a Vagon - love this car - I also drive a C6 Z06 and have been to 3 driving schools - neither is a garage queen - I have fun with my cars! Here's a clip on my Z - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p9vcLvahCc - the video has a few errors but not bad - cam vib @ 140 - it was the first video that Kent had shoot and has imporved so I'm going to be shooting a clip of the V in the same area in Southern CA pretty soon.

Tony Caprice
05-22-12, 04:22 PM
39 here

Xaqtly
05-22-12, 04:43 PM
I also drive a C6 Z06 and have been to 3 driving schools

Have you been to the Ron Fellows Corvette performance driving school up here in Nevada? If you haven't, do it. Do it do it do it. That goes for everybody on this board, haha. Dooo iiitttt

Bigron
05-23-12, 09:30 AM
Bought my V1 at 24 and V2 at 28.
29 now.

I grew up around German cars and when I moved to Detroit I wanted to find a domestic that was fun to drive, refined and had something behind it. The V1 was a step in the right direction and V2 took a leap closer.

Captain McFunk
05-23-12, 11:27 AM
I'm 23. Bought it myself, and yes, insurance, mortgage, bills, etc are all in my name. I do enterprise IT sales, so i consider myself more well-off than most 23 year olds.

rangerrob
05-23-12, 11:45 AM
My first Cadillac, a 2004 CTS-V was purchased by me on my 25th Birthday. My second Cadillac, a 2011 CTS-V, was also purchased by me on my 30th Birthday. Looks like I'll keep the trend going and probably get a V3 in 5yrs, lol...

itscody
05-23-12, 11:54 AM
19 but only have a non V Cts =[

curvedinfinity
05-23-12, 11:56 AM
26 :)

thebigjimsho
05-23-12, 12:16 PM
My first Cadillac, a 2004 CTS-V was purchased by me on my 25th Birthday. My second Cadillac, a 2011 CTS-V, was also purchased by me on my 30th Birthday. Looks like I'll keep the trend going and probably get a V3 in 5yrs, lol...

You old fart!

WYBY-M5
05-23-12, 01:59 PM
Started with an Escalade at 35 evolved to the V at 40.

flatrockguy
05-23-12, 06:34 PM
42 and still getting younger...

gmusquiz
05-24-12, 12:57 AM
28. Had nothing but imports until now. Knew I wanted the CTS-V once I started actually looking into it. Started with 94 Mazda Protege auto, 00 Honda Civic auto converted to manual, 08 Scion tC manual, 07 Infiniti G35 manual and finally the icing on the cake AUTO ;) I thought I would never want a domestic nor an auto but this car changed me

BreakThrough
05-24-12, 04:10 AM
53. Previous: 03 CTS, 04 CTSV, 08 CTS4, and current 11 V coupe. Other Cads in past: 04 Eldo Northstar, 88 Eldo touring Coupe, 01 STS, and 07 Escalade.

Airfoto
05-24-12, 09:49 PM
Have you been to the Ron Fellows Corvette performance driving school up here in Nevada? If you haven't, do it. Do it do it do it. That goes for everybody on this board, haha. Dooo iiitttt

Yes - twice! Well worth the time and $ - I also would recommend ANYONE that pushes themselves as much as the car and wants to get the most out of your driving experinece go to a driving school - it'll open your eyes! It's also the be MOD for the buck!

TriTexan
05-25-12, 12:01 AM
First of all, us V drivers are ANYTHING but average!

MSOsr
05-25-12, 12:11 PM
Going on 64 body-wise...21 mentally.

New '67 Firebird 400 at 18, 300ZX Twin Turbo at 40, M3 at 50, 350Z at 55, Gen. 1 V at 60, Gen. 2 Coupe at 63. My favorite car so far!

Mike

RogersV
05-25-12, 05:21 PM
46. Methinks gearheads are ageless.

70 here, I didnít just get the love for performance in my old age. Former vehicles that I have owned new were; 1965 Corvette, 1966 Dodge 426 Hemi Charger, 1967 Pontiac Firebird H.O. (wifeís), 1970 Dodge 426 Hemi Charger, Leave of Absence- marriage, children, college, Etc. 1990 Lincoln MK VII (modified), 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS (modified), 2003 Saleen Mustang Convertible (wifeís), 2006 Dodger Charger SRT-8 and now the 2009 V. I did not list the grocery getters even though all of these have done double duty, none were trailer queens.:D

civicx98
05-28-12, 12:35 AM
I'm 32. Started looking at the M3, C63, LZ1 Camero, and GT500. Once I sat in my V, I was done. Well that and the Mercedes salesman was a douche.

squackatu
05-28-12, 01:09 AM
I'm 28 bought it when I was 27.... And unlike some people I've been working since 16 and busted my ass to afford the lifestyle I live.

CTS-Vz
05-28-12, 09:27 AM
...I don't think HOW ppl get there money is important vs what kind of ppl they are as a result! There are plenty of trust fund kids who are completely level-headed and lots of self made folks who are douchebags. I probably resemble to second one the most! :)

thebigjimsho
05-28-12, 10:46 AM
wut?

Tro Budden
05-28-12, 12:44 PM
i bought mine on my 24'th birthday [09 V sedan] as my first car. Im a underground diamond driller in a gold mine, so i payed cash for it. People cant understand im this young and own a Cadillac, i get a lot of crooked looks

AGbulletJR
05-28-12, 08:48 PM
I'm a little surprised at the results on this thread. I thought at 43 I'd be one of the younger folks, but this kind of confirms what I told my wife not long ago - Cadillac's demographic is moving down, and Lincoln's is moving on up.

Trapspeed
05-28-12, 09:54 PM
Cadillac's demographic is moving down, and Lincoln's is moving on up.

The way they're going, Lincoln's game will be moving OUT if they don't get serious.

kaoz
05-28-12, 11:04 PM
Just turned 25.. Just got a new 2012 CTS-V Sedan, black diamond, black wheels, yellow calipers.. +every other option they had :)

2007ThunderV
09-29-12, 03:14 PM
first car was a 89 olds touring sedan , then moved up to a 95 sts, then 99 sts, then 2003 sts, then 04 cts v then at age 25 (35 cars later), i went with a 07 thunder gray v
my car buying decisions have not been good in the past considering i was averaging 3 months of ownership per car.

i will not ever sell my v, i will however purchase a v2 in the next year to add to my garage.
i dont want to sell my cars anymore, i always think back about all the nice cars i have had, and why i have sold them.

Buzduz74
10-01-12, 03:49 PM
I am 72 and the 2013 V 6 speed Wagon is my 3rd V 2006 2009 2013

458 Ferrari
Harley Ultra Glide
Mazda RX -8 Race Car

gsandhu
10-02-12, 11:35 AM
I'm 18 I have a 2012 black ctsv with satin rims and yellow calipers :) i think the younger crew likes it because its a sleeper! I love the look on a mustang owners face when I kill them on a race ;)

McGuffy
10-02-12, 11:42 AM
I'm 18 I have a 2012 black ctsv with satin rims and yellow calipers :) i think the younger crew likes it because its a sleeper! I love the look on a mustang owners face when I kill them on a race ;)

Theoretically, how does an 18 year old (any 18 year old) acquire the capital to purchase a $70K vehicle, fuel, insurance, etc?

TheDarkKnight
10-02-12, 01:52 PM
Theoretically, how does an 18 year old (any 18 year old) acquire the capital to purchase a $70K vehicle, fuel, insurance, etc?

In D.A.D. we trust!

Trapspeed
10-02-12, 02:21 PM
I'm 18 I have a 2012 black ctsv with satin rims and yellow calipers :) i think the younger crew likes it because its a sleeper! I love the look on a mustang owners face when I kill them on a race ;)

Statistics will show drivers 16-22 are more likely to die behind the wheel than anywhere else. Don't become a statistic. Having the HP and knowing how to manage it are not directly correlated to age.

Kado
10-02-12, 02:23 PM
Theoretically, how does an 18 year old (any 18 year old) acquire the capital to purchase a $70K vehicle, fuel, insurance, etc?

Makes me wanna throw up. Busting my ass on a voluntary rotation to Afghanistan to pay the bills. Some people got it good!

Trapspeed
10-02-12, 02:26 PM
Makes me wanna throw up. Busting my ass on a voluntary rotation to Afghanistan to pay the bills. Some people got it good!

I hear that, brother.

cadillac94pimpin
10-02-12, 04:14 PM
26 Years Young.

2012 CTS-V. I had a 2006 STS-V before this. Loved the STS!!
94 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. (First Car still have it)
2006 Suzuki Hayabusa.

Mike02z
10-02-12, 05:16 PM
We are making quite a few assumptions here as far as an 18 year old's income. For all we know he is working his ass off to make 900 dollar payments. Or maybe he came into money. Or maybe he is in the armed services and putting every dollar towards his car? If he lives at home, works full time, he could probably afford the payments.

Heck, when I was 18 I spent every dime I made on fun stuff like cars. Granted, I was poor making minimum wage but still managed to afford to buy a new car at 18. Even if his Dad gave the car to him. so what? Why hate on someone who is more financially well off then others? I was poor growing up but was lucky enough to make something of myself and now I can afford all the toys I want. I certainly don't hold a grudge against a young person who can afford a V at 18 when I could not at 18, 28 or 38. I say good for him.

As far as putting a young person in a fast car, you can die just as easily in a Prius. I know most people would say putting someone young in a fast car is a really bad move. I think it's up to the parents to teach their children responsibility and teach them the consequences for their actions. In my view it is the parents that are at fault in most of the horrible cases of young people dying in car accidents. We are so busy with our crazy lives we forget that we need to teach our children continually even when they are 16, 18 or 21.

I would have no problem putting my 14 year old son behind the wheel of my V or Corvette when he is 16. In fact, I already have on private roads and empty parking lots. I also bought him a 1993 Corvette that will be his when he is 16. I believe that by the time he is 16 he will be a better driver than 90% of the 16-20 year old drivers on the road. I'm making him pay for everything and teaching him how to work on his own car to save money. After investing 2+ years of his life and money in this car I expect he will have a great respect for it and want to treat it right.

Or maybe I'm just delusional and trying to make up for the poverty I experienced when I was growing up.

<Flame Suit On> :hide:

Johnnymike
10-02-12, 10:20 PM
.
64 and like many muscle car oldsters I had vets, Z's [American] and even a 427SC Shelby Cobra with a Rousch 460 but I never had so much fun as putting on my big dark cataract sun glasses, a hat, lowering the seat and cursing the Chicago expressways with a turn signal on waiting for a kid in a Charger to pull up alongside.

Haze
10-02-12, 10:49 PM
43 years

McGuffy
10-03-12, 03:27 PM
I wasn't bashing any 18 year old for driving a V - hell I'd have given my left nut for this car when I was 18, but there is no way in hell I could have afforded the gasoline for it, let alone the monthly payments. I do, however, believe that you appreciate something a lot more when you have to work for it. And I whole-heatedly believe that no average 18 yo that didn't grow up at the track has the experience to properly and responsibly handle a 556hp car.

Haze
10-03-12, 03:47 PM
I am 72 and the 2013 V 6 speed Wagon is my 3rd V 2006 2009 2013

458 Ferrari
Harley Ultra Glide
Mazda RX -8 Race Car

My last car was an RX 8 ... I miss it every day.

Scooter
10-03-12, 04:22 PM
I'm 42 and on my second V.

jokerface
10-03-12, 07:17 PM
1st .. Congrats to all V series owners (amazing car to own and be proud of ) and even more so congrats to V series owners under 35yrs old that can afford a beast of a machine that gets just as much respect as any other 100k super car :)
Cheers.
32yrs old ( don't look a day over 24 :)

Mike02z
10-03-12, 07:22 PM
And I whole-heatedly believe that no average 18 yo that didn't grow up at the track has the experience to properly and responsibly handle a 556hp car.

I totally respect your opinion. I think the key word is "average". I agree with that. My son has grown up driving gas powered go carts, dirt bikes and dirt track cars. So I guess he may fit into the non average category.

Stillborn
10-03-12, 07:47 PM
43yrs old, 3rd cts, 2nd v (06-09). this is my 28th car, and this 2nd gen V is very rewarding in all aspects of ownership. it makes me smile every time i walk into the garage. and if your car doesn't do that to you than you aren't an enthusiast,... you're just a poser who wants to impress people do to you lack of social status. ie: vett owner. ;)

Mike02z
10-03-12, 08:07 PM
43yrs old, 3rd cts, 2nd v (06-09). this is my 28th car, and this 2nd gen V is very rewarding in all aspects of ownership. it makes me smile every time i walk into the garage. and if your car doesn't do that to you than you aren't an enthusiast,... you're just a poser who wants to impress people do to you lack of social status. ie: vett owner. ;)

Careful there. I'm also a vette owner and I drive it like a stole it! :D

Stillborn
10-03-12, 08:40 PM
Careful there. I'm also a vette owner and I drive it like a stole it! :D

lol i was a vett owner in 2000 (with a 00' ht c5 vett) and quickly sold it once i went to a summers worth of vett shows and saw my "peer group"
in there full splendor. bunch of gold bracelet dangling, hairpiece having, silly hawaiian shirt wearing bozo's. but hay, if thats your thing then go nuts.
=]~


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peu7PWRB5cg

Stillborn
10-03-12, 08:45 PM
this one is even better... lmao!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2RKrf3G7Bo&feature=endscreen

gsandhu
10-04-12, 02:06 AM
We are making quite a few assumptions here as far as an 18 year old's income. For all we know he is working his ass off to make 900 dollar payments. Or maybe he came into money. Or maybe he is in the armed services and putting every dollar towards his car? If he lives at home, works full time, he could probably afford the payments.

Heck, when I was 18 I spent every dime I made on fun stuff like cars. Granted, I was poor making minimum wage but still managed to afford to buy a new car at 18. Even if his Dad gave the car to him. so what? Why hate on someone who is more financially well off then others? I was poor growing up but was lucky enough to make something of myself and now I can afford all the toys I want. I certainly don't hold a grudge against a young person who can afford a V at 18 when I could not at 18, 28 or 38. I say good for him.

As far as putting a young person in a fast car, you can die just as easily in a Prius. I know most people would say putting someone young in a fast car is a really bad move. I think it's up to the parents to teach their children responsibility and teach them the consequences for their actions. In my view it is the parents that are at fault in most of the horrible cases of young people dying in car accidents. We are so busy with our crazy lives we forget that we need to teach our children continually even when they are 16, 18 or 21.

I would have no problem putting my 14 year old son behind the wheel of my V or Corvette when he is 16. In fact, I already have on private roads and empty parking lots. I also bought him a 1993 Corvette that will be his when he is 16. I believe that by the time he is 16 he will be a better driver than 90% of the 16-20 year old drivers on the road. I'm making him pay for everything and teaching him how to work on his own car to save money. After investing 2+ years of his life and money in this car I expect he will have a great respect for it and want to treat it right.

Or maybe I'm just delusional and trying to make up for the poverty I experienced when I was growing up.

<Flame Suit On> :hide:

Thanks a lot bro it means a lot that some people can think about it like you do.. When I was 15 my dad he would get me any 4 door car that I wanted IF I got a full scholarship in to a 4 year university and I work part time to pay for the gas that was my incentive.

shockwaveMGH
10-04-12, 12:00 PM
67 here but feel 30 in the "V". Didn't realize how young the "V" crowd is. Seems like we mature folks are the Vette owners and the youngers are into the Caddy's..

shockwaveMGH
10-04-12, 12:06 PM
I drove a CTS V and had to have one. It's a 2005 with 77,000 plus miles on it but it still runs, stops and corners wonderfully.
I will be 69 years old in November and in truth I never dreamed I'd ever own a Cadillac...however this Cadillac is different.
My dad bought a 1964 Coupe De'ville new and it was a nice car for an old man but the CTS V is something else altogether.
I love the car. I haven't felt that way about a car in a very long time.

Finally, someone closer to by age of 67. When I first told my son about getting the "V" he reminded me of the day I said Caddies are for old folks. But he now agrees the "V" is an exception..

RapidRob
10-04-12, 06:32 PM
^^^ - there are some more older peeps on here, but for some reason it seems many aren't clocking in for some reason ... ?

Rob

Mike02z
10-04-12, 06:45 PM
lol i was a vett owner in 2000 (with a 00' ht c5 vett) and quickly sold it once i went to a summers worth of vett shows and saw my "peer group"
in there full splendor. bunch of gold bracelet dangling, hairpiece having, silly hawaiian shirt wearing bozo's. but hay, if thats your thing then go nuts.
=]~

You are generalizing. While I typically try not to do this, I will agree that a lot of typical Corvette folks are as you describe. That is the reason I rarely ever go to car shows or hang with the people in the Corvette clubs. Made me so mad that everything in the clubs was designed for the folks you describe. So instead of bashing them, I ran for office in my local Corvette club and we won. The folks described above can still do their thing but my slate is dedicated to bringing the younger members in by planning more track days, going more Internet based forums, getting more shows with other non Corvettes etc. Anyone can gripe but in my view I would rather work to change the culture in my local club than bash them. To each his own.

Oh, and I buy my cars for me I could give a crap what others do and kinda has me scratching my head why you would sell your Corvette for the reasons given. Sounds to me like you were looking for more of a social interaction than a great American sports car. To each his own.

I also wear no gold, have a full head of hair, and hate Hawaiian shirts. Sounds like some of the NYC Corvette owners I have met though :D

I like driving fast, loud American muscle and there is nothing more to it.

oneman42
10-04-12, 07:13 PM
I am 51.

luderchris
10-04-12, 07:46 PM
Bought my '07 V1 at 35. Just bought my '11 Vagon at 38.

Noval79
10-04-12, 09:59 PM
58...1st V... 2012 Crystal Red Sedan
Vet owner also but not a bozo.

Stillborn
10-05-12, 03:26 PM
You are generalizing. While I typically try not to do this, I will agree that a lot of typical Corvette folks are as you describe. That is the reason I rarely ever go to car shows or hang with the people in the Corvette clubs. Made me so mad that everything in the clubs was designed for the folks you describe. So instead of bashing them, I ran for office in my local Corvette club and we won. The folks described above can still do their thing but my slate is dedicated to bringing the younger members in by planning more track days, going more Internet based forums, getting more shows with other non Corvettes etc. Anyone can gripe but in my view I would rather work to change the culture in my local club than bash them. To each his own.

Oh, and I buy my cars for me I could give a crap what others do and kinda has me scratching my head why you would sell your Corvette for the reasons given. Sounds to me like you were looking for more of a social interaction than a great American sports car. To each his own.

I also wear no gold, have a full head of hair, and hate Hawaiian shirts. Sounds like some of the NYC Corvette owners I have met though :D

I like driving fast, loud American muscle and there is nothing more to it.

lol its all in good fun, i did like the c5 vett very much, but i do enjoy going to car shows and mingling ever chance i get. as said, the vett crowd is as stated
and we both agree. i'm not in a position to organize as you have done and kudos for realizing it needed change to be more car oriented and less shoe tassels, hamburger chest hair, & dangling gold bracelets. i sold my vett to buy a house in 01. it had nothing to do with getting away from my "peer group". but what kind of post would have been written if i didn't embellish alittle bit? =p

JFJr
10-05-12, 10:25 PM
Why be defensive? What about Porsche drivers? Do they wear platinum rather than gold chains? Car guys drive the best cars, regardless of price.

Jud

RogersV
10-05-12, 11:11 PM
^^^ - there are some more older peeps on here, but for some reason it seems many aren't clocking in for some reason ... ? Rob

71, we're here see post 101 :thumbsup:

Stillborn
10-06-12, 03:23 PM
Why be defensive? What about Porsche drivers? Do they wear platinum rather than gold chains? Car guys drive the best cars, regardless of price.

Jud

i'd say maybe 20% of "car guys" are really "car guys" to the full extent of being a "car guy". the majority are self loathing posers with an inferiority complex.

Mike02z
10-06-12, 04:13 PM
lol its all in good fun, i did like the c5 vett very much, but i do enjoy going to car shows and mingling ever chance i get. as said, the vett crowd is as stated
and we both agree. i'm not in a position to organize as you have done and kudos for realizing it needed change to be more car oriented and less shoe tassels, hamburger chest hair, & dangling gold bracelets. i sold my vett to buy a house in 01. it had nothing to do with getting away from my "peer group". but what kind of post would have been written if i didn't embellish alittle bit? =p

It's all good man. No fun if we don't tweak each other from time to time. I will say if I could only keep one of the two, I'd keep the V and I NEVER thought I'd ever say that.

sca13
12-02-12, 07:41 PM
54 here, sold my Harley and Toyota Camry and bought my low mileage 2011 V. No regrets except I wish I kept the Toyota as a winter beater.

mkiiina
12-02-12, 08:15 PM
29 (missed owning it at 28 by 2 days...) Moved over from an IS300 Sportcross that I had for a few years and look forward to holding on to my '11 V-Wagon for many more.

Smokin80
12-02-12, 08:21 PM
27

Been saving for it since I was 23. Well worth the wait!

Lowflight
12-02-12, 09:39 PM
39, feel 50

But love my new CTSV sedan

Has No Left
12-02-12, 11:31 PM
35..

hulksdaddy
12-03-12, 12:25 AM
44. Bought my first Caddy(2011 V Coupe at 43)

Have actually now owned 3. :D

M3RCIFUL
12-03-12, 01:10 AM
32. Never in my wildest dreams of thinking of getting a vehicle would the Cadillac come to mind. I started off with the whole Honda scene and than upgraded to a 2005 M3 with Comp. package and than was ready for something a little more fun and the Nissan GTR was dead set on my mind. Than I started looking around just a little more cause I couldn't come to terms on buying something so pricey and not having the interior that comes with such a price tag. So the Porsche Panamera came to mind as well but the power wasn't there (the turbo model was way too much for me to even think about) so one day I thought to myself and said, "Cadillac has a pretty bad machine out. I'll take a look at it." And with in a week of looking at it online and many youtube videos later, I went and got my 2013 V, Coupe. Love it!

tjqka
12-03-12, 09:31 AM
OK, I'm...wait, what year is this? 2012? So I guess that makes me...holy crap, I'm 72. How did that happen? Just moved up from a 2005 V to a 2013.

The real Fast Eddie
12-03-12, 03:08 PM
....just turned 70. This post should raise the group average!

m5biemer
12-03-12, 03:53 PM
57 and this is my first Cadillac, thought the wagon would be a rare sighting so opted for that. Traded in a '12 Jeep SRT8 and never looked back. Wished the Audi RS4 avant would have been available in the US, wasn't so "settled" for the sedan, so have had the wagon bug for a while.

dons
12-03-12, 06:38 PM
....just turned 70. This post should raise the group average!
I will raise it a little further. I will turn 75 in July. Told my wife that the V was on my "bucket list" including taking it to the Texas Mile, and did that in March of 2012 with my sedad 2009 V and ran 180.0 MPH on a very hot day with a strong headwind. Took it to the Dallas Motor Raceway in Crandell Texas on a hot July night in 2012 with my grandson and did 125MPH clocking 11.4. My twin brother in Odessa Texas wanted it so I sold it to him about a year ago, and have been beating myself up every other day for selling it. So about three months ago I bought a 2011 V coupe. It will be going into the shop next week and I intend to take it to the Texas Mile in March 2013 with a goal of hitting over 190. You only go around once in life, so enjoy.

JFJr
12-03-12, 09:29 PM
I will raise it a little further. I will turn 75 in July. Told my wife that the V was on my "bucket list" including taking it to the Texas Mile, and did that in March of 2012 with my sedad 2009 V and ran 180.0 MPH on a very hot day with a strong headwind. Took it to the Dallas Motor Raceway in Crandell Texas on a hot July night in 2012 with my grandson and did 125MPH clocking 11.4. My twin brother in Odessa Texas wanted it so I sold it to him about a year ago, and have been beating myself up every other day for selling it. So about three months ago I bought a 2011 V coupe. It will be going into the shop next week and I intend to take it to the Texas Mile in March 2013 with a goal of hitting over 190. You only go around once in life, so enjoy.

I love it!! Goes to show that once a car guy, always a car guy. I'll hit 70 10/1 this year, and can't get it out of my blood. We push manufacturers to develop better "driver" cars. The other drones help finance it. Somehow it works.

Jud

Purple87SS
12-04-12, 08:37 AM
32. Always been a GM guy although I did lease a Nissan in my history. Came from a Trailblazer SS. We have 3 GM cars in the house now. Was 4 before I sold my 87 Monte SS.

pat2t2f
12-04-12, 09:37 AM
Dons,

What is the process for driving you own car on a track? I live in Long Island and would love to take my wagon for a spin (not literally) around Pocono. .

dons
12-04-12, 10:11 AM
Dons,

What is the process for driving you own car on a track? I live in Long Island and would love to take my wagon for a spin (not literally) around Pocono. .

I have not tracked my v on a road racecourse yet, but may possible do that later. With regard to the Texas Mile ( see their web site for info) one has to pass inspection, have updated helment, etc. and then once car passes tech will be allowed to make a pass on the track at a limited MPH, before one can go "balls to the wall". Good luck.

I would image the process is the same at a road course , regarding tracking your vehicle and then depending on your driving experience may be allowed to track it under controlled conditions, etc. You just need to see what the track requirements are. Good luck to you. Don

FSTMRFR
12-04-12, 11:00 AM
....just turned 70. This post should raise the group average!

Compared to you my balls haven't dropped yet...lol I gonna help keep the average low.... 35 .... Good to know that enjoyment of cars does not diminish over time... ;)

JFJr
12-04-12, 12:21 PM
Even though a lot of us older "V" owners are members of the Chinese fallin dong movement, that hasn't dampened our enthusiasm.

:lildevil: Jud

jsherid1
12-05-12, 10:41 AM
I'm 45, came out of a BMW M6 which I really enjoyed but was not optimistic about its long term durability and the fact that it was so poorly packaged that my 4 year old daughter had to put her feet on either side of the front seat when she was in the car. The V-wagon is fantastic and exceeds my expectations.

I've been a car nut since birth, with bookcases of car books and magazines (30 years of C&D, R&T, Evo, Top Gear, Car, Automobile) and a chronic die cast model habit (Hot Wheels to AutoArt and CMC). I know there is some controversy about Porsche owners on here but I have to say the 928 community is awesome and the 997 (911) group is generally pretty good group with a smattering of poser jerks.

--Jim

ctsvracingalan
12-05-12, 11:52 AM
49...but who's counting?!

pat2t2f
12-05-12, 04:40 PM
J,

I'm 45 with a wagon as well. I never thought I would own a wagon that my kids would ask to ride in. It's a fantastic car.

----------

J,

I'm 45 as well and I have the wagon. It's a fantastic car. I never thought I would own a wagon that my kids would ask to ride in

dennych
12-05-12, 04:41 PM
30, my first sports car

sierrabenz
12-06-12, 09:13 PM
I'll turn 69 next month -- as an early birthday present to myself, today I traded my 04 vet for a OB wagon -- manual, light titanium interior, recaros, sueded wheel and shifter, graphite wheels, and red calipers. Until the car arrives at the dealer, I will keep driving my 08 CLS550 (picked up in Germany) -- when the vagon arrives, my wife gets the CLS and we'll sell her 328i.

Incidentally, thanks to comments on this site, I made sure to include in the deal a provision that should the red calipers be on backorder, they can substitute the silver ones and deduct the invoice price ($523) from the sales price. Hope that's not necessary....

carterb
12-09-12, 08:10 PM
53 here ....

TiredIronGRB
12-09-12, 08:46 PM
48....Love the V.

thebigjimsho
12-09-12, 09:13 PM
Dons,

What is the process for driving you own car on a track? I live in Long Island and would love to take my wagon for a spin (not literally) around Pocono. .

Have a helmet and the V in good working order with fluids and pads and tires fresh.

DCV
12-10-12, 09:43 AM
49 heading to 50 soon...

Tricky's V
12-10-12, 12:30 PM
49 here

georgesr
12-10-12, 03:10 PM
I'm 72 and own a 2010 "V" and a 2012 Vett Grand Sport Z 16. These cars are too slow for me I'm thinking about trading both for a 2013 ZR1.

V Girl
12-10-12, 03:48 PM
29, it's my third Caddy. I had a 93 Caddy 66 Special then a 2011 SRX that I traded in for my 2011 V. Best choice I ever made!

Trapspeed
12-10-12, 06:55 PM
So has anyone done the "average" yet? :p

the fast one
12-10-12, 08:29 PM
30 and picking up my second V at the end of the month. This one is a 2009. I had a 2005 a few years back and took a break while trying out 06 Corvette, 01 Porsche 911, 08 Audi S4, and now back to the bad boy for my birthday present to me.

matt116
12-10-12, 08:41 PM
40 here bought when I was 39

JFJr
12-10-12, 08:55 PM
You younger guys are great! Only a remarkable car can appeal to several generations. Whatever the "average" age is, I hope that it is low.

Jud

trinerd
12-10-12, 09:22 PM
27 here, picked up a Vagon a week ago and am loving it so far.

dons
12-10-12, 09:33 PM
I'm 72 and own a 2010 "V" and a 2012 Vett Grand Sport Z 16. These cars are too slow for me I'm thinking about trading both for a 2013 ZR1.

You know I think you might aught to reconsider. The 2013 ZR1 Corvette MSRP is around $112,600 and will carry only two people and few groceries, and no grandchildren, will do around 11.3, maybe 11.8 in the quarter mile and yes it will do around 200 MPH top speed. My 2009 V sedan carries my grandchildren and groceries around, will do 11.4 or better in the quarter mile and will also do 200 MPH top speed. The cost was around $74,000 which included the modications with 775 HP at the flywheel and was "faster than greased lighting"'; you might want to give it some more thought before you do the trade. Good luck. I am 75 and would rather have the V any day.

Trapspeed
12-10-12, 09:58 PM
^^^^This is just awesome!! I want to be you when I grow up! Not a bad dilemma to have.

V Girl
12-11-12, 02:22 PM
Work is slow today so I mashed the numbers. 111 responses were given, the average age is 41 and the median is 40.

pat2t2f
12-11-12, 03:42 PM
Yay!! I'm above average for a change (45)

knals
12-11-12, 04:03 PM
19, feel like 19 jaja, love cadi

jc09ctsv
12-11-12, 06:22 PM
32 here! Best car I've owned yet and the fastest!

gallenl
12-30-12, 12:46 PM
71. 4 months ago I replaced my C6 Corvette Coupe with a 2013 Crystal Red sedan.

nikejl
12-30-12, 01:42 PM
35 here with a wife and two young kids rolling in a Vagon!

MD-11
01-01-13, 03:28 AM
47 Here

HEDP-V
01-01-13, 10:58 AM
41 , bought my V when I was 39.

TAGZO
01-01-13, 12:05 PM
Just turned 40 in Xmas. I feel like I am in my 20s I look like it too :P

DetroitBandit
01-10-13, 02:14 PM
30. First time Cadillac owner. Went for the Vagon knowing kids are on the horizon--and had my wife convinced it was a practical vehicle until my buddies completely ruined my story by telling her about the top speed, etc.

LeeH
01-10-13, 02:31 PM
52. First ever Caddy. Picked it up yesterday!

Zhariak
01-10-13, 02:48 PM
I've chimed in before, but thought I'd add some details...

I'm currently 26...

Purchased my first Cadillac when I was 21 in 2008: 2008 Escalade ESV Fully Loaded (This was the first vehicle I ever purchased)
Purchased my second Cadillac when I was 25: 2012 CTS-V Coupe (Loaded)
Purchased my 3rd Cadillac when I was 26: 2013 CTS-V Coupe (Loaded)

And I don't know if this counts, but a week before I got the 13 Coupe, I picked up a 2013 Escalade (Loaded) on a weird kind of short term corporate lease thingy... (My dealer rocks!)


I'm the Cadillac Posterchild, lmao...

Haze
01-10-13, 03:39 PM
30. First time Cadillac owner. Went for the Vagon knowing kids are on the horizon--and had my wife convinced it was a practical vehicle until my buddies completely ruined my story by telling her about the top speed, etc.

That's hilarious. When I bought it, trading in my Mazda RX 8, the baby was already 1, and his new car seat wouldn't fit in the back of the mazda. My wife just looked at me and said fine since she new nothing other than a performance vehicle would work for me.

vettegirl
01-10-13, 09:55 PM
25 here! Started with a 1999 C5 when I was 16, bought it off Dad at 19 when I moved out. Traded that in when I ordered my 2011 jetstream blue manual GS in jan of 2011 and just traded the GS for a low mile 2011 V last weekend. Lovin it! Had a job since 14 and worked full time since 17. Mortgage, bills, car.... All paid by me since 19 :-)

Zhariak
01-10-13, 11:01 PM
25 here! Started with a 1999 C5 when I was 16, bought it off Dad at 19 when I moved out. Traded that in when I ordered my 2011 jetstream blue manual GS in jan of 2011 and just traded the GS for a low mile 2011 V last weekend. Lovin it! Had a job since 14 and worked full time since 17. Mortgage, bills, car.... All paid by me since 19 :-)

It's our job as the youngsters to keep the brand and lifestyle going :)

Block
02-10-13, 06:13 PM
Just turned 30 last month. My V was my birthday present to myself.

tbrenny33
02-10-13, 11:45 PM
25, and first cadillac. 3rd performance car. (2001 Trans Am and 2008 Jeep SRT8)

SoCalCTSV
02-11-13, 01:12 AM
It's mandatory to get defensive if you're under 30.

I'm 47 and pay all my bills by myself like a big boy.

kameau
02-11-13, 07:44 PM
Just turned 50, and the V-Coupe is my retirement present.

LSUFoolsball
02-13-13, 05:14 AM
30 and got a sedan cause I dreamed of one since 2004! Yeepee!

blknylw
02-13-13, 10:07 AM
30/Sedan/6M

brent38
02-13-13, 10:36 AM
51 and still having fun.

:)

RobF300
02-13-13, 10:51 AM
I turned 41 last week, guess I am in "mid-life crisis" mode

Tmuzzy68
03-19-13, 05:49 PM
25 and just got a V sedan. Paying for it all by myself too

BKC6
03-19-13, 07:27 PM
It's mandatory to get defensive if you're under 30.

I'm 47 and pay all my bills by myself like a big boy.

Why ? 30 with a V coupe here but I wasnt a defensive 25 year old when I had an XLR-V LOL ... (POS BTW)

All joking aside these cars arent THAT expensive and NO ONE here paid MSRP ....

Johnny-V
03-20-13, 01:54 AM
18 in a V1. Dream car but worked out a deal with my old man that if I go to school for free then ill get a V and sure enough. Love this thing.

triks86
03-20-13, 02:26 AM
27 just got the coupe to keep my S4 company in the garage.

stl_ls1gto
03-20-13, 10:53 AM
32, took delivery of my V wagon 6M saturday

banph
03-20-13, 05:54 PM
I am 65, 2012 CTS-V sedan, 6 speed...really wife's car she is 63

JoeS823
03-20-13, 08:53 PM
I don't remember if I've posted in this thread but im 23, bought my '11 v coupe last march

blkvcts09
03-21-13, 07:49 PM
Well I'm not the oldest fart here, I'm 64-would settle for 46 again!!

Gootz
03-22-13, 12:10 PM
Wow, I'm surprised how young some of you are! This car is not cheap, must be living in the back seats or not eating or spending daddy's money!!!

joele
03-22-13, 01:06 PM
31 here, had an Audi S4 for 2 years and it burned to the ground a month ago in an engine fire. Proud owner of a gently used 2011 CTS-V Wagon as of 2 days ago. First forum post :)

VMoose
03-22-13, 01:28 PM
Good on anyone who can afford these Vs. I'd like to think we are here for the shared love of CTS-Vs and not to feel insecure when someone younger than us has the same car. I always figured everyone here has good taste in cars, a good work ethic, good job, and the ability to manage their own money...

Merc88
03-22-13, 07:07 PM
I'm 19. Bought my first cts when I was 18...just wasn't cuttin it! I'll be 20 next month. Bitches.

LOL...Juvi's

jwbhole
03-22-13, 09:30 PM
48 new V Wagon

Gootz
03-23-13, 01:38 PM
Good on anyone who can afford these Vs. I'd like to think we are here for the shared love of CTS-Vs and not to feel insecure when someone younger than us has the same car. I always figured everyone here has good taste in cars, a good work ethic, good job, and the ability to manage their own money...
I'm going to be realistic here instead of trying to sing we all live in a yellow submarine. I'm sure as the sun shines bright not insecure about young people owning this car because I'm pretty young myself. This car has serious HP. It should not be driven by someone who isn't familiar with this kind of power. I've seen it way too often where younger people don't have the respect for the amount of HP a car has and end up crashing or even worse injuring someone innocent due to their unfamiliarity with high HP cars. Kudos for them being able to afford one, assuming they actually have balanced their budget and are spending their disposable income, it just makes me nervous when I see young people in a car like this.

VMoose
03-23-13, 02:03 PM
I definitely concur with you Gootz! I think you've got great points. I certainly made broad assumptions about the community here but I'm sure your comments are more accurate.

DCV
03-23-13, 03:03 PM
Hopefully the young owners are also building their retirements or buying a house or condo as well as getting a V. I did not get serious about that till I was 33 or so and peed away lots of money on better cars and motorcycles than otherwise. Its good to see them break trends and buy American cars. Brand loyalty does track you as you buy cars year by year. I'm close to 50 and my first car was a 66 Stang, all my cars till the V were Japanese or German since 1986 till a few months ago.

JoeS823
03-23-13, 03:06 PM
I was lucky enough to come into some money by way of a lottery ticket last year at the age of 22, with the money I bought a house and the cts-v coupe.

RogersV
03-23-13, 03:20 PM
I was lucky enough to come into some money by way of a lottery ticket last year at the age of 22, with the money I bought a house and the cts-v coupe. Great :2thumbs:

ctsvdallas
03-23-13, 04:25 PM
38...CTS-V Coupe

AussiePete
03-23-13, 05:00 PM
I'm sure the OP's intentions for this post were genuine interest in average owner age on these cars, especially as Caddy has long had a "Grandpa's" stigma attached to them and nice to see the V break that mold - but I'm afraid it's degenerated into a pissing match of owners bragging how young they are, and older owners justifying they could have bought younger if they had dad's money or bad income priorities. It's the kind of thread I'd expect to see on a beemer forum, which is a shame because otherwise this forum is all class.

JFJr
03-23-13, 06:57 PM
I'm sure the OP's intentions for this post were genuine interest in average owner age on these cars, especially as Caddy has long had a "Grandpa's" stigma attached to them and nice to see the V break that mold - but I'm afraid it's degenerated into a pissing match of owners bragging how young they are, and older owners justifying they could have bought younger if they had dad's money or bad income priorities. It's the kind of thread I'd expect to see on a beemer forum, which is a shame because otherwise this forum is all class.

I really haven't noticed much of that. It is about car guys who happen to recognize and love these special cars. Car guys of all ages are welcome, as long as it doesn't become a generational thing. But I would also caution the young enthusiasts to remember the power of these cars and be careful, and if possible, go to an advanced driving or racing school. It's a lot of fun for an enthusiast and will stay with you for life.

Jud

yaymitch
03-23-13, 07:37 PM
48 New V Wagon. First non-German car since '97. 5 BMW's and 1 Merc prior to my first American car purchase EVER!!

CavemanB52
03-23-13, 08:09 PM
Bought it at 38

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I've flown fighters and bombers in the USAF for going on 15 years. Bought my first caddy at 34 in 2007 and haven't left since. I'm on my fourth. I get into my 2012 V coupe every day and feels like I'm strapping into my jet every time. I'm positive I create more smiles in the car. V's rock. Especially modified...

Kluch
03-24-13, 06:08 AM
35 here.

More power to the even YOUNGER guys in V's. it's nice to see young guys in nice cars once in a while. I hate it when i see an awesome car on the road, pull up next, and its some old grandma or mid-life crisis dude just hoping to get laid because of his car. Not everyone needs to plan for retirement and be fiscally responsible starting at age 20. I'm glad to see people who want to live a little even if it means stretching their means a bit.

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Hopefully the young owners are also building their retirements or buying a house or condo as well as getting a V. I did not get serious about that till I was 33 or so and peed away lots of money on better cars and motorcycles than otherwise. Its good to see them break trends and buy American cars. Brand loyalty does track you as you buy cars year by year. I'm close to 50 and my first car was a 66 Stang, all my cars till the V were Japanese or German since 1986 till a few months ago.

vettegirl
03-24-13, 04:56 PM
35 here.

More power to the even YOUNGER guys in V's. it's nice to see young guys in nice cars once in a while. I hate it when i see an awesome car on the road, pull up next, and its some old grandma or mid-life crisis dude just hoping to get laid because of his car. Not everyone needs to plan for retirement and be fiscally responsible starting at age 20. I'm glad to see people who want to live a little even if it means stretching their means a bit.

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25 here! Been working for 11yrs and contributing to a 401k since 18. Own my own home and only borrowed $15k for the V. Been racing my dad's ZR1 since 16, first car was a C5 vette. No tickets or accidents. There are a few of us who are capable of being responsible at a young age ;-) I mostly have my dad to thank. Going fast was never taboo - there's just a time and a place for it!

RaVeNous
03-24-13, 08:31 PM
37 year old D.I.N.K.

Kluch
03-24-13, 08:35 PM
37 year old D.I.N.K.

Dare i ask what D.I.N.K stands for?

RGaret
03-24-13, 08:44 PM
Dare i ask what D.I.N.K stands for?

Dual Income No Kids

Kluch
03-24-13, 08:51 PM
Dual Income No Kids

Ahhhhh. I long for those blissful, stress-free days.

V-swagon
03-24-13, 08:56 PM
Just turned 36 and on my second V. My first was a 09 V sedan at 34. I traded it for a 11 V wagon. I've owned Caddy's since I was 21.

USAFRET
03-25-13, 07:14 AM
New owner by 48 hours and I'm 60, not that it matters. And currently I'm a FINK - four incomes, no kids.

MEDISIN
03-25-13, 09:33 AM
32 when I purchased the V. Came from a modified Camaro SS. Wife wanted 4-doors and a slushbox so we compromised. I still call it my "old man" car because everyone we know who owns a Cadillac is twice our age.

the godfaja
03-25-13, 04:30 PM
I am 22, I was lucky enough to get my V when I turned 20.

dons
03-25-13, 05:26 PM
I will raise it a little further. I will turn 75 in July. Told my wife that the V was on my "bucket list" including taking it to the Texas Mile, and did that in March of 2012 with my sedad 2009 V and ran 180.0 MPH on a very hot day with a strong headwind. Took it to the Dallas Motor Raceway in Crandell Texas on a hot July night in 2012 with my grandson and did 125MPH clocking 11.4. My twin brother in Odessa Texas wanted it so I sold it to him about a year ago, and have been beating myself up every other day for selling it. So about three months ago I bought a 2011 V coupe. It will be going into the shop next week and I intend to take it to the Texas Mile in March 2013 with a goal of hitting over 190. You only go around once in life, so enjoy.

Well I just got back from running the Texas Mile and will be 75 this July. I had to leave Saturday to get home so missed the cooler tempertatures and strong tail winds that allowed to let everyone run a little faster on Sunday. Nevertheless I had my last two runs Sat. both over 190 MPH with a best of 192.4.MPH What a blast.

shaine smith
03-25-13, 06:00 PM
37 years young

126,000 Mile V
03-25-13, 09:59 PM
45 y/o bought the car at 38

V-swagon
03-26-13, 12:02 AM
Well I just got back from running the Texas Mile and will be 75 this July. I had to leave Saturday to get home so missed the cooler tempertatures and strong tail winds that allowed to let everyone run a little faster on Sunday. Nevertheless I had my last two runs Sat. both over 190 MPH with a best of 192.4.MPH What a blast.

I hope to be like you when I turn 75. We only have one life to live. Enjoy it while you can because tomorrow's not promised.

stl_ls1gto
03-26-13, 04:28 AM
Wow, I'm surprised how young some of you are! This car is not cheap, must be living in the back seats or not eating or spending daddy's money!!!

Dude, are you serious with that shit? My wife and I have both been making 6 figures per year each since we graduated college at 22 years old. You just need to major in something in demand that pays good money. Plenty of jobs out there that allow you to do that. Definitely not the norm, but it is available to those who want it.

Josh2010
03-26-13, 06:00 AM
20 here and very lucky to have such an amazing car!!

mmmbacon
03-26-13, 10:29 PM
31 years of age

E-Ticket
03-29-13, 11:27 PM
Was 41 when I bought 04 sedan V new, 48 and just bought '11 V coupe.

EJGPharmMD
03-30-13, 12:21 AM
22 here. '13 V sedan

stl_ls1gto
04-02-13, 01:11 PM
Wow, I'm surprised how young some of you are! This car is not cheap, must be living in the back seats or not eating or spending daddy's money!!!

just responding to this D-Bag

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People with money don't talk about it, this is something I realized a long time ago. This is the most obnoxious post I ever read on this forum.

just an internet forum man, dont get so worked up about it

Josh2010
04-02-13, 03:02 PM
Last time I checked this isn't a BMW forum where 20 yr old guys (my age) act like d bags and pretend to be better than everyone else. I was lucky to get mine at 20 yrs old and I appreciate it everytime I look at it!

RogersV
04-02-13, 03:12 PM
People with money don't talk about it, this is something I realized a long time ago. This is the most obnoxious post I ever read on this forum.

He was replying to those who thought he either lives in the back seat of his V or has a rich daddy. I "personally" don't see anything wrong with his reply.

bryan977
04-03-13, 03:35 AM
35 here; bought the 2012 new last year. LOVE IT and am so thankful I have a great career with a great company, and a great wife with a great career, so we can afford our toys. Being D.I.N.K.S helps. We save a lot for retirement and own our own home. (Not that it's anyone's business...) Some people buy bug fancy houses, some toy haulers and bikes, others buy boats. We buy cars; 2012 CTS-V, 2012 4-Door Jeep Rubicon; 2-Door 2006 Jeep Rubicon, and 2 - 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams. I am thankful everyday for everything I have, and, have earned it on my own. With that said, I don't take it for granted as life can change quickly.

baggio9
04-03-13, 04:41 PM
I just traded in my 2006 CTSV for a new 2013 CTSV. I am 55 - my parents had a 1968 Ford Thundrbird with the 429 V8 when I was a teenager so that might have something to do with my love of Americasn V8's