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post #1 of 22 Old 08-22-2011, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up So this new CTS-V shows up at my house...

Here I was at home just minding my own business, and look what shows up at my house!


















OK OK let me clear it up right away:
NO, it is not mine. But I wish it was!

General Motors sent me this 2011 Cadillac CTS-V to drive for a week.

Some details about the car:
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
Crystal Red Tintcoat
(YES - this is the same color that replaces Red Jewel Tintcoat in the Camaro lineup!)
556hp LSA 6.2L Supercharged V8
6-speed Manual Transmission

OK I know what you're thinking:
"Tim, you hate manual transmissions"

WELL NOT ANYMORE!!!!

Seriously, I never thought in a million years I would enjoy driving a stick-shift.
But man, rowing gears sure is fun when you have 556hp at your disposal.
And yes, I'll admit, the first couple days I stalled the thing about 89714623 times. LOL

They left me a copy of the window sticker so that I know how much I have to pay if I break it.
MSRP on this car is $69,635

This thing is freakin awesome. I'm loving it!
It's been a fun week!

Unfortunately, I have to give it back tomorrow.

Full review and more pictures coming later.
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-22-2011, 12:27 PM
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post #3 of 22 Old 08-22-2011, 12:49 PM
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How in the heck do I get on that mailing list?
+10000000000

I love that car as well. It is on my short list of cars to buy ,but I think the new Vette will probably bump it down. Can't wait for a good review of it.
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post #4 of 22 Old 08-22-2011, 01:24 PM
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how did you get them to drop it off? is this some type of review or something for you?
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post #5 of 22 Old 08-22-2011, 01:49 PM
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Tim did you take it to track the track day over the weekend to stay with the pace car?

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Who do you know? and what are you doing to, or for them to return the favor? lol

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post #7 of 22 Old 08-22-2011, 02:28 PM
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I like the color better than RJT.

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Since I'm heavily involved with a certain enthusiast website (this one!), GM figured that I would be a good candidate to evaluate a car, and post a review, and get some feedback on it.

There was a list of about 10 cars I could choose from, and when I saw CTS-V on the list, the choice was easy.

I am very grateful for this opportunity!

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post #9 of 22 Old 08-22-2011, 03:02 PM
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very cool
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post #10 of 22 Old 08-22-2011, 03:35 PM
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I wish they would drop one off at my house

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