: Road & Track long term test - CTS-V



Tim Currie
08-25-06, 01:54 AM
http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=4&article_id=3840&page_number=4

Any high milers here?

JAY WEST
08-25-06, 02:23 AM
Up too late... Ordering light weight flywheel, 40K mi. no groaning from my suspension or rear end, just wife... It's a hot rod, things tend to wear faster when you drive it like it was meant to. Buy the 100K warranty and sleep better.- Jay

rand49er
08-25-06, 05:57 AM
Crap ... if they were reading this forum, they'd have fewer questions.

Sounds like the driveline clunk and the rear bushings. Take note, GM! :thepan:

Flyboy
08-25-06, 06:16 AM
Randy....you're up early!!

C ya' Sunday I hope.

CIWS
08-25-06, 07:05 AM
Damn an 05 and they've put 50,000 miles on it already ? Not many folks drive 25K per year, although it looks like I may do 20K :banghead:

" The power is great, the engine is reliable and nothing mechanically important has broken."

Maintenance costs to date $6875

Where's the almost 7000.00 in cost they incurred coming from in two years ?

That all from replacing F1s every 12K miles ?

OldRoadDawg
08-25-06, 08:39 AM
"Our mechanic has inspected it twice and assured us everything is mechanically correct just worn."

Their mechanic must have a pending application for Service Manager at the local Caddy dealership.

Florian
08-25-06, 09:19 AM
60K here....

Typical issues...still love the V.


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rand49er
08-25-06, 10:13 AM
... Where's the almost 7000.00 in cost they incurred coming from in two years ?

That all from replacing F1s every 12K miles ?12k heck! I'll bet every 4-5k! Did you notice their fuel economy? 15.8 MPG. Actually, I'm surprised it's that high. Plus, I'll bet with every corner, they're trying to peg the g-meter reading just wearing those F1s down. They don't provide a breakdown of those maintenance costs, so I bet you're right.

Remember, since their drivers don't own the car, they beat:gun2: :thepan::brutal: :hammer::burn::gun: on them without remorse ... it's what they do.

GAGS-V
08-25-06, 09:45 PM
Jeez, I thought at first glance the V was parked in a lot filled with lemons........