: 120,000 miles



JFC
03-04-13, 06:03 PM
My 2004 CTS-V (bought used in 2007) passed 120,000 miles last week. Over 7,000 of those came from a cross-country road trip last summer, including a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway behind a slow-moving RV.

What's the current high mileage record here?

It runs fine but I still wonder how long it's going to last. I don't know what I could get to replace it. The current CTS-V is a different and much less practical car.

tophat
03-04-13, 06:07 PM
Well you have me beat, i just rolled over 117,000. A few small issues that will be fixed this spring but running strong as can be, mines an 04 also but Ive only had it for 7 months so have only put on 7,000 of those miles.

rand49er
03-04-13, 07:18 PM
About a year ago or so, someone was significantly over 200k and running fine.

alradco
03-04-13, 07:40 PM
All those LS series motors seem to run great for a long time. I would just stay on top of scheduled maintenance.

Manofmetal01
03-04-13, 08:27 PM
Im at about 67000....km!

bolide
03-04-13, 08:46 PM
LOL...80000...km.

fre1102
03-04-13, 09:00 PM
The current CTS-V is a different and much less practical car.

What makes you say that?

JFC
03-04-13, 09:08 PM
What makes you say that?

The new CTS-V has bad fuel economy, more fragile tires, and more power than I can use around here.

If I had a separate car for every occasion it would make more sense. I allow myself one car which has to function as a daily driver.

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All those LS series motors seem to run great for a long time. I would just stay on top of scheduled maintenance.

I think there's a timing belt/chain coming up soon.

WarrenMRogers
03-04-13, 09:56 PM
I just rolled 99k miles. Tires have been the greatest expense yet, but I fear I am due a differential. Alas, it will be a blessing in disguise, I'm sure. The motor is strong and I fear no other mechanical failure aside from the diff.

FYI I'm in 1.5 years and 27,000 miles in with MANY 400 mile trips across back country Indiana and a couple 1500s across country. Used is a DD and abused only mildly.

rand49er
03-04-13, 09:59 PM
... If I had a separate car for every occasion it would make more sense ...My wife has a car, plus I have two, and we have a three-car garage. I can't tell you how many times I've wished I had a bigger garage. Then I realize I have too many other interests, and it's good we don't.

carlson_mn
03-04-13, 10:02 PM
Yeah a guy just a few months ago was posting about having 200k+ and everything original but thought he'd be needing a diff soon. With a lot of highway miles I'm sure these engines will last a long long time.

izcain
03-04-13, 10:14 PM
Just keep up on everything and they will last and last. Now the electronic's end of the car, well see.......... Micro relays that cannot be replaced without replacing the entire fuse box hmmmmmm........ I have dealt with them in the past and they are a pain. I hope they have had good luck with the electronics but I don't really know to many people with many miles on them let alone finding one in my area that even owns another one.

silentwig
03-04-13, 11:05 PM
Yeah a guy just a few months ago was posting about having 200k+ and everything original but thought he'd be needing a diff soon. With a lot of highway miles I'm sure these engines will last a long long time.
And if I recall he was quite apathetic with fluid maintenance except engine oil changes, plus it probably helps that its a highway queen.

thebigjimsho
03-04-13, 11:08 PM
Fragile tires?

silentwig
03-04-13, 11:09 PM
Fragile tires?
Needs more spikes.

damn im milking that. Ok Im done.

odthetruth
03-05-13, 04:32 AM
133,700+ miles as of today.

JFensty
03-05-13, 11:54 AM
Just hit 142,000.

ben.gators
03-06-13, 07:51 AM
My 2004 CTS-V (bought used in 2007) passed 120,000 miles last week. Over 7,000 of those came from a cross-country road trip last summer, including a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway behind a slow-moving RV.

What's the current high mileage record here?

It runs fine but I still wonder how long it's going to last. I don't know what I could get to replace it. The current CTS-V is a different and much less practical car.

Congratulation, may you have many more happy motoring miles! Do you still have the original rear diff or have replaced and upgraded it?

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Just hit 142,000.
Congratulations to you too... May I ask the same question from you too? Your '04 has the original diff or you have upgraded it?

trukk
03-06-13, 12:34 PM
144k miles here.

No longer my DD, so not racking up the miles on it anymore.

On my 4th diff, but the first 3 were replaced under warranty for just growling too loud. 4th one has been going strong for 90k miles. Yes it's loud, but no other issues with it.

V1 and V2 are definitely different. Prob 10 mpg difference, and V2 seems so much bigger. May be because V1 has crappier seats (v2 has the 'big' recarros), and is lowered, thus seems a lot smaller. Wagon may also have something to do with it as well :D

-Chris

RicMoon
03-06-13, 08:36 PM
Have 126,000 miles

powerwagon80
03-07-13, 08:28 PM
163k and going!

Motown Cad
03-07-13, 10:01 PM
124K on my 07. I put 22K on in 14 months. Needs diff bushing and shocks.

JFensty
03-08-13, 09:49 PM
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Congratulations to you too... May I ask the same question from you too? Your '04 has the original diff or you have upgraded it?[/QUOTE]

Original 04 diff and original stock axles. Held up to three track days and 12:80's @ 109.

Lit4luck
03-11-13, 11:40 PM
105k motor mounts, water pump, steering rack. (wife hit something) tires lol diff whines but doesn't bother me that much only at 35 mph so I live with. Used to commute but just sits now. Weekend cruiser that rides rougher than my silverado 2500 hd. Don't think I could commute in it with the ride but sure is fun to get on it. Had the tires break lose on a back road bump shifting into fifth doing 140 the other day hell of a rush.

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Congratulations to you too... May I ask the same question from you too? Your '04 has the original diff or you have upgraded it?

Original 04 diff and original stock axles. Held up to three track days and 12:80's @ 109.[/QUOTE]

Stock?

JFensty
03-12-13, 01:31 AM
Stock?

Headers, hf cats with small cam.

repenttokyo
03-12-13, 02:24 PM
134,000 miles, no major problems to report.

martinV
03-12-13, 05:16 PM
108k and original diff. Lowered for about 40k so struts will need replacement soon. Clutch is still strong but the rattle from the flywheel is forcing me to upgrade to ls7 in the the spring.

Mn800r
03-12-13, 11:45 PM
I would take a look at monster stage III , had both.... monster much nicer, IMO

Lit4luck
03-16-13, 08:25 PM
108k and original diff. Lowered for about 40k so struts will need replacement soon. Clutch is still strong but the rattle from the flywheel is forcing me to upgrade to ls7 in the the spring.

I hate that sound between that and the old linkage it is starting too sound like a work truck