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Old 10-25-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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Welp,

Today was the big day, I got to go pick up my new little toy, its a 05 CTS, 3.6, with 37,000 miles.

I was not looking for a new car, but I randomly stumbled apon this car and decided I was not going to let it pass me by after missing out on that Lincoln LS. I managed to swing what I felt was a very reasonable price, and I'm a happy costumer. The car is in very good condition for its age inside and out, the dealer installed new breaks, and tires and it rides like new.

Being 6'3 with extremely long legs, I could not get over the fact that both of my knees would be against the dash while driving. And now that I'm not driving 140km a day I decided to get something a little bigger and something with more room(and with a auto so I can get driven home after I trip and fall on a bunch of beer.)

Any way here is the random dealership pic I snapped before taking it home.

(Notice the basalt black on terracotta 993 Turbo covered in dust, I should of snapped a pic, it was a real looker.)


Fuzzy pic.



My Focus will be missed it was a great little car, I drove it almost 90,000km in a littler over a year and half and it never let me down. This is an entirely different animal, but all that power it will be easy to get use too.


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Old 10-25-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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nice car man, iv driven a few of these and they are nice and smooth, cts-v are also fun to drive, but sweet ride
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:32 PM   #3
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I've been a fan of the CTS since it came out. I love those cars. Comfort levels are leaps above any car I've ever owned.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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tint & drop.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:12 PM   #5
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Tint is coming shorty, I just have to take back some more empty's.

As far as a drop goes, I doubt I will be messing with the suspension in this car, I love the ride, Its perfectly soft yet firm at the same time. I understand the meaning of "it rides like a Cadillac". I'm also loving the power, the car can get to highway speeds soo quickly without breaking a sweat, I'm amazed.

This car will work out just fine.

I'm still a Ford guy, and I don't see this as a GM, I see it only as a Cadillac.

lol.

The weather is going to improve over the next few days, I will try to snap some better pictures.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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Love the CTS'. Mom had an 04 that I abused a little ;). Was looking for one for my wife but couldn't find a decent low mileage one in our area
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So this happend:

Casued by an idoit tail gating 3 cars ahead which started a chain reaction, I did not want to slam into the car in front so I served (knowing I was not going to fit but I thought it was a better alternative then slamming head on and deploying the airbags) and got stuck between the car in front and that guard rail in the picture. My brother was in the front and girl friend was in the back. My bro and I are fine by my G/F got some whip lash.

So it was 10 grand in body work before they even got to fixing the Sub frame, soo Bye,bye Cadillac.

The other side was all damaged from the headlight through both doors to the tail lights from the guard rail, I was too pissed off at the time to take more pics.

So being a car guy, I decided that variety is the spice of life, So went in another direction for its replacement.



The car really impressed me on the test drive, its a 08 SportCombi, with a 2.0 Turbo Ecotec based motor, Has just under 50k miles and is a single owner lease return through GM. It has all the fixin's except a sunroof, but I'm pretty happy, I cant wait to get some junk in that trunk.

So that's whahappened.
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So it was 10 grand in body work before they even got to fixing the Sub frame
And that's why I'll never own a Cadillac lol.

Nice choice on the Saab.
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