: On the cusp...



team_car
08-09-12, 07:13 PM
Just sorting final details and plan on flying down to Florida on the 28th to pick up a '12 wagon. Then we'll be driving back just over 1000 miles in a few days.

Anything I need to ask the dealer to check (fluids etc)?
Anything I need to check when we get there? Car has 2 miles on so there shouldn't be anything wrong.
Anything I should take with me for the car?
Anything I need to know outside of the advice in the manual about the first 1000 miles?
Any must see/do things in Port Richey FL, Savannah GA, or Fayettesville SC?

Can't wait!

Thanks,

Tom

smackdownCTSV
08-09-12, 07:16 PM
Skip the PDI and when you get there, have them check the diff fluid. Also, I'm sure you've read in the manual to avoid cruising.

6speeder
08-10-12, 08:50 AM
Ask them for a "Get out of jail free" card. That car can get you in trouble so easy! Enjoy!

TexasCTS-V
08-10-12, 10:58 AM
Take the scenic route with some tight turns so you can enjoy the Sport Suspension setting.

Lenvo65
08-10-12, 11:19 AM
Take the Radar Detector!

Cadillac Cust Svc
08-10-12, 11:53 AM
team_car,

Congratulations! You may already be aware of the new vehicle break in recommendations, but I wanted to include them in the thread:
"For the first 2 414 km (1,500 miles):
. Avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops.
. Do not exceed 4,000 engine rpm.
. Avoid driving at any one constant speed, fast or slow.
. Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle when the engine speed will exceed 4000 rpm.
. Do not let the engine labor. Never lug the engine in high gear at low speeds. With a manual transmission, shift to the next lower gear. This rule applies at all times, not just during the break-in period.
. Do not participate in track events, sport driving schools, or similar activities during this break–in period.
. Check engine oil with every refueling and add if necessary. Oil and fuel consumption may be higher than normal during the first 2 414 km (1,500 miles).
. To break in new tires, drive at moderate speeds and avoid hard cornering for the first 322 km (200 miles). New tires do not have maximum traction and may tend to slip.
. New brake linings also need a break-in period. Avoid making hard stops during the first 322 km (200 miles). This is recommended every time brake
linings are replaced."

Safe travels!
Sarah (Assisting Katie)
Cadillac customer Service

team_car
08-10-12, 01:01 PM
Thanks, all.

If anyone down that way has route recommendations from Port Richey to St Augustine that would be great.

Stillborn
08-10-12, 06:07 PM
bring some mp3's to plug into the usb (aux) in center stack. tell them (stealership) to hack off the mufflers and weld in straight pipe. =]

Trapspeed
08-10-12, 06:29 PM
Thanks, all.

If anyone down that way has route recommendations from Port Richey to St Augustine that would be great.

South on 19 is the quickest and it's free. Pretty much a straight shot. I'll assume you mean "New Port Richey", correct?

team_car
08-10-12, 07:25 PM
South on 19 is the quickest and it's free. Pretty much a straight shot. I'll assume you mean "New Port Richey", correct?

You had me worried for a second that I was going to the wrong place. Looks like there's a neighbourhood or small town called Port Richey just north of the town New Port Richey. So, same thing for my purposes. Thanks.

Trapspeed
08-10-12, 08:32 PM
Cool. As long as you know where you're headed! :)