: New to CTS-V 2005 in Tokyo

03-10-13, 10:41 PM
Hi everyone! I live in Tokyo and just picked up a 2005 CTS-V over the weekend. 1 gen Vs were not exported to Japan so this was privately imported by previous owner. Supposedly, this is one of only several that made it across the pond. I was so exited that I drove it almost all night in Tokyo Capital express high way or Wangan and those Zs and GTRs knew what I was driving because I made sure they saw what I had!
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I love the power and the look of the car!

03-10-13, 10:46 PM

03-10-13, 11:14 PM
That's awesome! Please post pics of your V in Tokyo!

03-10-13, 11:35 PM
I will in a few days😃

03-10-13, 11:54 PM
welcome! Look forward to more stories about this V prowling the streets of Tokyo.

03-11-13, 02:49 AM
Be careful, you will want more out of your car, and i know that importing all the parts will get expensive...

Make a list check it twice and consolidate it to you

03-11-13, 03:07 AM
I knew it was going to be expensive but I loved the car so much I decided against M5 and a Nissan called Cima. Im a bit worried about rear end but there is nothing like true American power from Lacing!

03-11-13, 08:59 AM
I took these after work today.
More to come later :cool2:104990

03-11-13, 10:31 AM
What's it like driving a left-hand drive car in a right-hand drive country?

03-11-13, 10:38 AM
It does feel strange at times. You need to be careful when making a right turn. If you are not paying attention, it is easy to get on the wrong side. You eventually get used to it though.

03-11-13, 10:45 AM
That's awesome! !!

03-11-13, 11:11 AM
time to hit some mountain passes? lol

be like seeing an S15 or R34 stateside. very unique.

03-11-13, 01:00 PM
And the fastest color too! Congrats...way cool

03-11-13, 02:52 PM
About 4 years ago I was on a 2 week business trip in Japan. Stayed in Kawasaki, doing work down in Yokohama. I remember thinking the ENTIRE time I was there, how awesome it would be to have my V there.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get some headers on that car ASAP.

Also, post some videos ASAP.


03-11-13, 06:40 PM
That's awesome, and welcome! I bet she's a real head-turner. :D

Curious if imported cars have any different standing in your country? I heard there's some mileage limit vehicles can have before they're ineligible for use on the roads? I don't know if there's any truth to that, but I am curious nonetheless.

03-12-13, 12:05 AM
Very cool and welcome to the forum. Too bad the V didn't come with automatic folding side mirrors for those tight parking spots.

I would have loved to see a V when I was over in Japan. I saw a few exotics in Tokyo (Lamborgini and Ferrari) and a Chevy Suburban in Shinagawa (That looked out of place) but never a V.

03-12-13, 02:40 AM
I saw an older DTS parked on the street in Ginza when I was there last month, but no V's. I did see a lot of expensive German iron (or is it all aluminum, now?), especially in Shibuya. Enjoy driving the V in Japan!