: Got my V 1/4/07



Maliclipse
01-05-07, 09:56 AM
Hey All,

Best impusive buy of 06!

I've been on a trip to buy a four door sedan to replace my 680 horse 04 cobra and four door tundra - one payment - one fun car. I sold the cobra over xmas and have been researching cars such as the 300C SRT8, the CTS-V, 2000-2003 M5, Jag S-Type R, etc. After testdriving all the V was it - by far the best bang for the buck!

I posted two weeks ago that I'm interested in the 06-07s and one of the board members, VELOCTS, replied to my post that he had a 06 with 16k, loaded, certified, etc for sale up in Pleasanton (430mi from me). I called my CU, got my approval and that was that. I flew up yesterday and drove the car home, 430 miles, in the rain. Mr VELOCTS is one standup guy - the car was flawless as advertised, meticulously maintained and cared for. I even stole his plate, VELOCTS. :)

This is seriously an excellent car - first mod - PS2s - 2nd - CAI - 3rd either exhaust or a tune. I'll leave it at that and enjoy it.

I flew up with one of my best friends who rivals me as chief impulsive car guy (built 500awhp subaru stis, legacies, etc, owns a 04 cobra, c5, camaro ss, etc) We did roughly 200mi each stopping once for gas. The car averaged 24mpg the whole trip down doing 85-90 (in the rain). Probably the most stable comfortable roadtrip both of us have had.

Looking forward to these forums.

Michal

05CTS
01-05-07, 10:04 AM
Congrats:thumbsup:

Florian
01-05-07, 10:10 AM
:welcome: and congrats....plenty of info here on mods, just use the friendly search feature!


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odla
01-05-07, 10:11 AM
:) awesome

rand49er
01-05-07, 10:20 AM
... first mod - PS2s - 2nd - CAI - 3rd either exhaust or a tune. I'll leave it at that and enjoy it...Consider a shifter ... that would my 2nd mod after those PS2s. Makes the car far more enjoyable. :yup:

:welcome:

Florian
01-05-07, 10:22 AM
PS2's = FG2's???? If your gonna go there, get the Hots bars as well with the Z06 endlinks.....after that V = slot car.


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OldRoadDawg
01-05-07, 10:34 AM
Welcome!
24 mpg! Dang . . I didn't know the mpg gage on a V could read that high.
Why does mine always say 10 mpg? :lildevil:

js615
01-05-07, 10:57 AM
What's are PS2s???

HushH
01-05-07, 11:25 AM
I believe he's referring to Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s.



This is seriously an excellent car - first mod - PS2s - 2nd - CAI - 3rd either exhaust or a tune. I'll leave it at that and enjoy it.


Good luck with that. The mod bug can bite pretty hard on these cars as well.

atdeneve
01-05-07, 11:34 AM
Second iteration of Michelin's Pilot Sport tires.

CIWS
01-05-07, 11:43 AM
Congrats on getting a V and :welcome: to the forum.

thebigjimsho
01-05-07, 12:00 PM
Awesome! Welcome and enjoy the V.

Davidstan
01-05-07, 12:02 PM
Excellent choice and welcome!

stkshkr
01-05-07, 12:26 PM
Welcome, you're gonna love it

lawfive
01-05-07, 02:38 PM
Yeah, mon, welcome.

I agree about putting the short-throw shifter before the exhaust: it's a cheaper mod, and has a higher fun factor. But, hey, a big part of the joy of this car is doing the mods YOU want, and making it uniquely yours. Enjoy!

Dean400hp
01-05-07, 03:29 PM
No knuckle heads, play station 2...:hide:

I miss that feeling of bringing home my V for the first time, I think I will give it back to the dealer, go out the back door, come in the front door and yell, I want that V outside, how much you want for it:cloud9:
:welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

Woody_MI
01-05-07, 04:12 PM
Welcome to the asylum Michal! I've had mine since 11/15 and still have that new car grin!

v-ape
01-05-07, 04:32 PM
Congrats... your new theme song is below...

"Throw some D's (daytons) on that..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC9Er-rpzJI

hahaha, maybe a little too thuggish.

heavymetals
01-05-07, 05:28 PM
Like I have said before:

Go drive one, then try to convince yourself you don't want one.

Welcome, your DOOMED.

lunarx
01-05-07, 05:40 PM
...... I'll leave it at that and enjoy it. .........
Michal
I remember promising to leave mine stock when I bought it. :lies:
You are lucky there is no Maggie for the 06 (yet).

Congrats on a great purchase. :thumbsup:

Albertan
01-05-07, 05:50 PM
Welcome to the forums. I bought mine in Dec and drove it 2300 miles home. Best road trip ever. Only downside was that it wasn't longer.
Bruce

dqw1
01-05-07, 06:16 PM
Welcome to V Land. Damn, I thought Velose had it mod'd already. Enjoy it.

Maliclipse
01-05-07, 07:56 PM
I ran my friends 03 M5 today, great first kill, got my 2-3 shift to chirp. The car is definetly fun.

Yeah the shifter is definetly planned. Just need to do my research to get one that makes the least noise, most comfortable. Coming from cobra land where it was okay to hear the T56 whistle, this car I need to keep plush.

M

dvandentop
01-05-07, 08:33 PM
i would just get the updated bushings for the shift, i think it feels great with just those on. this is coming from a former z06 owner

atdeneve
01-06-07, 10:41 AM
Welcome to V Land. Damn, I thought Velose had it mod'd already. Enjoy it.


Not Velose. VeloCTS.