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Hey guys...been doing a bunch of reading here and thought I'd register and post.

I'm tossing around the idea of buying a "fun" car, and the V2s sound like a sick machine. Main problem is, I'm thinking even an 09 will likely be too much money. What do you think would be a really good price on one?

My other problem is I live in Manitoba, Canada so we have a lengthy winter and therefore the V wouldn't be a practical daily driver year round and I'd have to keep our other two vehicles.

Either way, still something I'm thinking about at least. I was too responsible when I was younger and never got my muscle car, so trying to make up for that now...although with two young kids I still need to keep things in line :). The other option I've been thinking about is grabbing a used 300 SRT8...likely a much cheaper option...and then could always look at a V later down the road.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome. Just felt I should say hi after all the reading I did the last couple of days.
 

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I have 3 kids, so I know about keeping things in line. 3 reasons why I stopped riding crotch rockets. I used to have a 300 SRT-8 and if I were you I would jump into a V1 before a 300 SRT-8. The V1 is a much better car IMO. I don't drive my V in the winter also, so I understand it not being a daily year round driver. I will be selling the V1 this week and picking up an 09 V2. I don't know how much the V2's are in Canada, but the one I am picking up is a Manual with 33k miles for $39400.
 

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I have previously owned a '09 V sedan, '06 Charger R/T, and a '10 Challenger SRT8. I enjoyed both the Dodge/Chrysler but, found interior materials to be somewhat cheap looking/feeling. The Charger and 300 SRT8 both ride on the same platform and are close in interior space which is good. They also have trunks large enough for a family of 4 to pack for a week. The ride is comfortable for long distant trips and you also get cylinder deactivation that will help you get better mileage (on mid grade gas). Having said that, I would still opt for the V sedan given a choice. The V is better built, with a much nicer interior (even compared to the new 300 SRT8), slightly smaller trunk, striking exterior, and waaay more fun to drive. I live in Virginia where you could probably find a '09 V sedan in excellent shape with low miles in the low 40's, and a new 300 SRT for about the same price. Either vehicle would probably suit your needs. Good luck and let us know which way you go!
 

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I have an 06 300C SRT8. It's a good car and fun to drive, but the V2 is really in another league when it comes to performance. Things to consider:
SRT8s only come in auto (except the Challenger)
V1s only come in manual
V2s manual or auto
The SRT8 hasn't changed much since released in 05: still a 5-speed auto
For reference, I just test drove an 09 V2 that was $45k with 24k miles and a CPO.
 

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Have had two 300C's and both good cars. They are harder on fuel than the V's for general all around driving, altho better economy on highway.my wagon is closer to a perf. Car, excellent quality. As far as winter driving goes it far better than the 300 for winter driving. My V with ice radials all around is the best on ice and snow of any rear drive i have owned. Front valance is low so have to be aware at all times.
 

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Thanks for the replies!
I'll keep my eyes open and see what happens. I think at this time the V2 is going to be too expensive for me. From what I've read I think if I couldn't get an 09+ V then I'd be better off with a C. There are more Cs available around here and an older one can be had for under $20k. Actually there is a 2010 SRT8 for around $25k...so close to $20k less than a V. Not saying they are comparable, but that is a big difference.

If I was smarter, I should just get a C AWD with the 5.7 and sell the 300M.
 

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It's going to be another year or two before you start seeing 09 V2s in the $20's.

Never stretch yourself financially to buy a car. If the 300 is what you can afford, do so knowing that it's not a bad car at all. You can always get a V2 when you can afford it.
 

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im going to say it might be a while before V2's get into the 20's , its probably the last of the "purebred" muscle cars before emissions completely take over. So i have a feeling it should retain value quite well. That said, I picked up my 09 V for 37500 canadian with 70k on it. Its now at 95k on it and due to work situations i still have to drive it in the winter, and trust me, its not a winter car. I regularly get stuck in my driveway[flat surface] but i havent had any trouble with it yet and neither has carfax. so a 09 V with 95000km runs fine even in -40c winter weather.
 

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Look for a 06/09 Stsv 17/35k for a nice one. Biger than a v2 and still 469hp and very rare. I'm buying my second one I had a 06 now I'm getting a 08. I test drove over 15 v2 and don't like them over the Stsv they are cheaply made and too small. So a Stsv might be for you too.
 

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The STS-V is a VERY nice car. Didn't know they were going so cheap. The mileage is better, too, 17/25. I personally like the V2 better, but the STS-V is not chopped liver.
 

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Thanks again for the replies.
I don't think I'd want to go with a used German at this point. I hear it can get pricey if stuff starts to go wrong and I'm a good distance from those dealerships. Not sure my local shop sees many MB or BMW.

As for the STS-V, looks nice, but might be a chore finding one around here. I did a quick search on the local classifieds and all it came up with is a few 05/06 STS V8s.

There is a 2010 300 SRT8 around here that I may go look at. Priced close to $25k which seems pretty decent. We'll see what happens. I think I've either got my wife convinced its not a bad idea, or she just doesn't care anymore. Either way, that obstacle seems to be out of the way lol.
 
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Yttocs, I'm pleased that you're considering a V! If you have any questions along the way and would like to involve Customer Service, then I recommend reaching out to the GM of Canada agents near you. You can find their contact information (both phone hotline and online communications) at the following link: http://www.gm.ca/gm/english/corporate/about/contactus/overview.

Best,

Katie
Cadillac Customer Service
 
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