Hey guys. Well this morning has been fun and it's a reminder of why I love the V so much.
I live in San Diego and I work in Carlsbad. I have the opportunity to take the inside roads of Rancho Santa Fe when I want to relax and get away from freeway traffic. This is a small rich town with it's fair share of twisty roads. I made it a point to go this route early in the morning just so I could blast through it. Needless to say it was a great morning commute.
I stayed in 2nd and 3rd the whole time, on boost. I love the subdued exhaust note coming from my Spintech's and the flatness of the big car in the corners were great. The D3 springs really keep the car stable. I blasted the music and just grinned the whole time.
I would love to say I'll own another one of these in the future, but going from one with such low mileage, I don't know if I could settle for a high mileage V.
This car is amazing and I wish I could keep it, but family first. I'll most likely have a project car that I'll work on but I'm sure it will never come close to the luxury and performance that Cadillac put in the V.
I'm taking the springs off the car tomorrow morning and heading to my local Carmax for an appraisal. The wife has her eye on a minivan down there, so duty calls.
Sorry for the long post, but it's tough to say good bye to this car.
nice note---good luck with the next vehicle--Carmax isnt the best place to trade a car--either sell it yourself, or trade it at a new car dealer--Caddy has some great deals,and they have a really nice crossover---bob
If you have kids, especially younger ones that require YOU to get them in/out, the best tool is a Mini-van PERIOD! Crossover SUV's and SUV's in general don't cut it. I got rid of an SUV for the van when #2 came for the simple logistics advantages and seating flexibility said van provides. I can go from all up seating (including critter safety seats "LATCHed" in), to full flat load floor and my full size Craftsman lawn tractor with a 42" deck, and two bin bagger, stuffed inside the van in less than 5 minutes. That can't be done in an SUV, even a Suburban. Stow-N-Go seating ownz all.
The analogy I like to use is getting caught in the middle of a downpour with a cart full of groceries and a couple children, in a tight parking spot with swing open doors. You tell me which vehicle you'd rather have.
Well, yesterday was officially my last day with the V. I managed to get 24K at Carmax for my vehicle. We turned around and got an Odyssey there with low miles. We also traded in the wife's Equinox that had a dent on the side and high mileage for another 5K. We made out quite well.
Thanks for the replies. This is a great small community that doesn't bicker or act elite like other boards.