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I took the V in for a whine from the rear and a faulty TPMS sensor and they gave me a new 06 CTS with the V6. First, WOW. What a difference a V makes. :bouncy: Brakes, steering, road feel, and, of course, the power difference. Feels like a totally different car.

Anyway, I like the armrest in the regular CTS better than in the V. Why would GM change that? Was it because the V had a stick??? Either way, I know I saw on the FAQ a few months ago something about changing this. I just might have too.

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I like the lower armrest of the V....It's easier on my girlfriend when she wants to put her head in my lap from the passenger side. Now thats what I call getting headers!!! :banana:
 

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The V has a lower armrest ostensibly to allow easier shifting with the manual tranny setup. I too like the armrest from the regular CTS but think it might get in the way in the V. I don't even place a bottles in the cupholders as I find I cannot shift with anything there except for my cellphone. I even suggested to the GM Customer Survey people they do away with the cup holders as they are essentially useless in the V :tisk: and instead replace it with just a storage bin (one of my future potential mods.) But anyway, the link to replace the armrest is on Reed's cadillacfaq.com at ttp://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/armrest/index.html. Anyone here who has replaced the armrest find it gets in the way? And ZT, using the regular CTS storage bin does not prevent being able to see inside - it is still the same as before except now you have a storage bin on top of the armrest. Good luck on the mod. :thumbsup:
 

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btw Joey'sVee - how are you able to shift gears with a head in your lap? I find it difficult (while I am driving of course.) Any tips on your gear shifting methods? :bouncy: :bouncy:
 

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Joey'sVee said:
I like the lower armrest of the V....It's easier on my girlfriend when she wants to put her head in my lap from the passenger side. Now thats what I call getting headers!!! :banana:

I have found that the downside of this is that before you know it, you are doing 130 with a girls head in your lap...now that would make for an interesting explantion to the judge! "I had a momentary lapse of judgement as I was getting blown while driving" :histeric:
 

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I have found that the downside of this is that before you know it, you are doing 130 with a girls head in your lap...now that would make for an interesting explantion to the judge! "I had a momentary lapse of judgement as I was getting blown while driving" :histeric:

"That explanation worked for me!":thumbsup:
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It's not to hard to change the gears. Her head is in your lap and you just reach over her. I gotta say most of the time when this happens I'm on the interstate so no need to change gears!
 

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lol! Points for you too! Hey btw will you look at the "whats the widest tire I can put on a stock rim" thread and post the answer to my last post? It should be on the second page. Thanks!
 
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