: stealth blue wagon



JKG
05-10-13, 06:45 PM
my stealth blue V wagon made it to the dealership. I saw it today and took a couple of horrible iphone pics. My favorite part is the enormous silver front brake calipers. i hope to get better pics outside when I actually get it tomorrow.

amunderdog
05-10-13, 07:06 PM
I like it:)
Have them swap you for some bright rims a trip to a window tint place and you should be all set.

Gman1023
05-10-13, 07:07 PM
Looking good! Can't wait to see more pics.

neuronbob
05-10-13, 09:15 PM
Looks good!

timg
05-10-13, 09:23 PM
Looks great!

Tim

Random84
05-10-13, 10:02 PM
nice!

IMHO, the red calipers would have been choice with that car. Should be a very unique, good looking ride.

Post more photos when you get it out in the sun!

Trapspeed
05-10-13, 10:39 PM
See? I think the stockers go well with the color. Maybe the only ones IMO that do.

VMoose
05-11-13, 01:26 AM
It looks awesome! You made me a little sad knowing what mine could have looked like, but I'm very happy for you!

Jinx
05-11-13, 01:48 AM
So much better looking than the official photos.

SARDEANIE
05-11-13, 07:39 PM
My first post on the forum, and this Wagon made me break my silence! Wonderful combo, one that I've been longing to see. PLEASE post more pics, interior and all! Very happy for you with your special V.

JKG
05-11-13, 10:26 PM
here are some real pics at home, but it's a rainy day.
the blue color is similar to the sonic blue corvettes. it looks nice. i really do think the silver calipers are just the right color for this combo - blue with black and silver accents. red or yellow might clash.
anyway, after driving a total of about 10 miles in the rain, it seems like a really super car. hard to keep it below 4000rpm. the owner's manual says for all engines, not just the V, to stay below 4000 rpm for 1500 miles. i wonder how much of that is really necessary?

Random84
05-11-13, 11:18 PM
Great pics! Awesome color, it should really stand out.

I also feel sad for VMoose now. :(

Belairlover
05-12-13, 03:05 AM
Love it all...do you have the blue seats?

JKG
05-12-13, 07:35 AM
The blue interior was not an option on the wagon. Gm told me not enough volume to cover the cost of setting up. The wagon has unique rear seat and door panels so can't just use sedan or coupe parts.
I wanted the blue interior just to add some color but I am not so sure the solid blue seats were the best designing decision. In my opinion they should have just used blue seat inserts, like with the saffron in coupe. But just my opinion

Trapspeed
05-12-13, 08:40 AM
I must say I like it better in that light than before. As for the engine break-in, there are (no surprise) two schools of thought. Some say baby it, some say rip it up. If for nothing more than helping avoid rear diff issues later I'd make sure that you give it at least 500 miles. My thoughts...

Tgonyaw
05-12-13, 10:24 AM
Great looking car! I did the 1500 miles to be safe. Will get the oil changed this week and put on the summer tires. Mine came in Dec. 15th and I put on a set of winter wheels/tires. I am looking forward to finding the upper limits this summer.

WGT31
05-12-13, 01:55 PM
That is a sharp car LOVE that color.

Akira
05-12-13, 02:04 PM
That's a nice shade of blue! Awesome pics, by the way. :)

JKG
05-12-13, 09:35 PM
here is a final pic - got one in the sun with the phone camera. thanks for all the positive comments. the car is just a blast to drive, even while staying below 4000rpm for break-in. I think the stealth blue is pretty nice, and given that i have only seen one other CTS wagon ever, I doubt I will ever come across another stealth blue V wagon with manual trans. If anyone else out there has the same thing, let me know - we can make an owners association!

pat2t2f
05-12-13, 09:39 PM
It is fantastic. I have a thunder grey wagon with the manual tranny. I love the car but I think stealth blue is better than thunder grey.
Good luck with it

Trapspeed
05-12-13, 10:13 PM
Yeah, it's definitely growing on me. Looks great!!

Jinx
05-13-13, 12:59 AM
Hot damn that's a beautiful color. Intense but sophisticated, like a Cadillac should be.

If you're taking requests, I'd like to see a good shot of the front of the car. It comes with the black-chrome grille, right?

VMoose
05-13-13, 02:03 AM
Yeah... there are no such things as final pictures. We need a virtual walkaround in high resolution photos. When you get a chance, thanks. :)

HUGN*RDS
05-13-13, 10:30 AM
I really like that color and I am happy to see that you do too! Probably will never come across another you're right. Glad to see your dealership was cooperative (unlike some others I've read about) and I indeed agree that the silver calipers look totally phenomenal behind those black wheels. I love my silver calipers. Enjoy!



Oh and by the way, my opinion about the 1500 mile thing is that you should follow very closely up to that number and treat it like they suggest. Reason behind that is because the cylinder walls need time to "form a seal" with the piston rings, you'll have better compression (more power) and also the pistons have their own break in/settle time or they could warp shapes. Not sure about that or not but my mechanic friend told me that. I would at least believe the piston ring/seal reasoning.

Q80
05-14-13, 04:34 AM
WOW!!!! I think that's the best color on the wagon, especially in the sun light! Amazing car enjoy it!!

Saleen09
05-14-13, 07:43 PM
Got my SB Sedan (albeit with yellow calipers) showing up soon.

Looks GREAT on the wagon!

Random84
05-14-13, 08:23 PM
Another+1 for the latest photo. Looks fantastic!

Cadzilla8
05-14-13, 08:40 PM
Awesome looking car!! Congrats and enjoy it.

Love the color definitely not one of the colors you see everyday but it looks amazing!

Trapspeed
05-14-13, 09:14 PM
(albeit with yellow calipers)

You'll be fine. They're complimentary colors. ;)

VMoose
05-15-13, 04:27 PM
Hot damn that's a beautiful color. Intense but sophisticated, like a Cadillac should be.

If you're taking requests, I'd like to see a good shot of the front of the car. It comes with the black-chrome grille, right?

+1 pics of the front, rear, 3/4 please. :thumbsup:

JKG
05-15-13, 09:36 PM
thanks for all the kind words. will post some more pics in the next couple days. I cant believe how quiet the car is inside. and it rides so smooth, all my cars have had runflats for the last 10 years - i forgot how a regular tire can feel. and those magnetic shocks probably help.
trying to decide whether to swap the mufflers for short cherry bomb glasspacks or add some electric cutouts. the cutouts are a neat idea, but they look messy to me under the car...

JKG
05-17-13, 05:26 PM
here's an image from the front. the blacked out grille is mostly dark grey, the same way the silver grille isnt really chrome I think.
the second pic had a nice background, so I added that one just for fun.
happy motoring to all!

VMoose
05-18-13, 01:57 AM
It seems as though every picture you post, it's a slightly different color... Fascinating.

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Kluch
05-18-13, 03:36 AM
Hey Moose- only thing that would make that wagon look better would be your red calipers. Good choice.

09SRT8
05-18-13, 04:45 PM
What an awesome color and on a wagon no less. Good luck with your new purchase and take it too some car shows, people will love this car. That is one of my favorite colors next to the gray. I saw the sedan in person at the V-Lab in West Palm Beach last year and fell in love with that color but never seen a wagon or coupe in that color yet. Thanks for sharing them.