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!
I love the power and the look of the car!
03-10-13, 11:14 PM
That's awesome! Please post pics of your V in Tokyo!
03-10-13, 11:54 PM
welcome! Look forward to more stories about this V prowling the streets of Tokyo.
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
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!
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?
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.
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
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!