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so I have been checking this car out for the last 3 or 4 months now. everyone I spoke with loved their car. I decided to get one in Oct., pick it up the last day of Oct. I had to drive to Pittsburgh the second weekend of ownership. I took the long way from D.C. area. route 70 to 68 and then 79N. mountains and curves along the way. we drove there & back in one day. loved every minute of it. sorry for the long post. this is a great forum. it will stay in the garage during the winter. more mods to come, mesh grile, rear bezel, etc...
 

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:welcome: Welcome to the forum. There are some great people here with lots of information about your new baby. Glad to hear your enjoying your CTS!!
 

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so I have been checking this car out for the last 3 or 4 months now. everyone I spoke with loved their car. I decided to get one in Oct., pick it up the last day of Oct. I had to drive to Pittsburgh the second weekend of ownership. I took the long way from D.C. area. route 70 to 68 and then 79N. mountains and curves along the way. we drove there & back in one day. loved every minute of it. sorry for the long post. this is a great forum. it will stay in the garage during the winter. more mods to come, mesh grile, rear bezel, etc...
I've traveled part of this route. My favorite was blasting down deserted mountain roads at 85+ at about 11pm. Exhilerating.
 

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:welcome:to the Forum:D :bouncy: :yup:

Mine's a dailey driver..rain, sleet, snow and salt. I get it detailed twice a year. Every day is a treat driving to and from work.:D
 

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Welcome to the forum. I had to drive to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and back in about 9-10 hours. Long drive, but I was doing around 80-85 through the mountians when the speed limit was either 45-55mph. I was passing people like they were sitting still, but man was it fun, and that was before I had my Hotchkis sway bars in. I want to do it again now and go even faster.
 

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thanks for the warm welcome. i look forward to asking questions and having more driving stories.
 

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:welcome:

We live about 8 miles off the interstate, nice, well paved two-lane blacktop with lots of curves. I've really enjoyed the manumatic on that part of my daily commute.

Came around a left hand sweeper last night and came on three deer crossing the road. Between the engine braking and my brakes I had no problem avoiding them. I, too, am really enjoying this car. :cloud9:
 

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The rear bezel shouldn't be an issue with an '06. When the CTS was originally introduced in early '02 it had a clear smoked plastic rear bezel. It was common that it would fill with water, which was visible from behind the car. Cadillac switched to the painted one in the '04 model year. GM would replace the clear smoked one under warranty, but since it was discontinued, one would get the proper updated painted one. Mine had water sloshing within months of buying it. I got the painted bezel on GMs dime.

Some aftermarket companies also made a painted overlay with louvers over the backup lights. PJ (among others) has it. It does look nice.

Brn1, you've been bitten, like all of us. Be aware, there is no cure for the mod bug. :D
 

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Odysseus, now you tell me about the friggin' mod bug, and there's no cure. :D
i've had a high fever every since i found this forum:D but with the CTS it's soooo much fun.
 
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