Caddy CTS-V

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by Jishory, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Jishory

    Jishory Junior Member

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    The salesman who already put in his two weeks notice insisted i turn off the traction control and go for it.
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    It was a rouse. They do that to everyone so you'll want the car even more. :tinfoil:
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    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    I personally like the way the first generation looked but the handling and new power train make me want another!
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    tex jive turkey

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    I am hoping they sell enough of the wagons that I can find one in a few years
  5. Jishory

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    Found an 05 for a smokin deal with 28k miles, going out to Vegas Saturday to pick it up.
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    Well we can't judge on what a smokin' deal it was if you don't tell us :p

    Personally I would've bought a Lexus.
  7. Jishory

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    Not a fan of imported cars, especially German ones, because I work on my own vehicles. And my paycheck comes from American taxpayers, I like to buy American.

    Anyways here it is:
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  8. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    Looks good!

    Plans?
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    Do a clean install of my valentine 1 that's being transplanted from my Honda. Gonna change all the fluids with amsoil synthetic. Try to stop driving in triple digit speeds everywhere. Keeping it stock other than that for now.
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  11. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    tvs 2300
  12. Dustin

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    Looks good! Love that style :)

    I know the badge on the car is American but I don't think most of the car is made up of American components. I'm sure the chassis and most components are sourced from the European platforms it was based on.

    And I believe Lexus' are built in North America now days as well so does that count as buying American?

    It's a confusing process to have national pride in this global age
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    word. I'm assuming since it's 05 it has the LS6 in it? Lots of fun stuff you can do. 26" wheels and grill speakers are a must!

    All jokes aside...nice ride!
  14. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    whoaa yeaa!!

    i love american luxury sports cars.
    nice buy bro. mirin all day!

    LOL@ 2012 ctsv 10mpg, WTF? beautiful hardcore luxury though.

    would love to get a caddi like that some day, a black one.
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    Yup. Most "foreign" cars are built here... Honda, Toyota. And most "American" cars are built in Canada or Mexico. Ironic?
    Not to mention, the American economy is the only economy that gets helped when you buy a used car, so it doesn't matter if it's domestic or foreign. Small things for a used foreign car, like dealership parts for example obviously give a profit to a foreign company... but that's about it. I was gonna say something after he posted, but I didn't want to be "that guy". :p
    Same deal about the comment about fixing his own cars. Only foreign cars that are really on the "more difficult" scale are Mercedes, well actually most German stuff, minus BMWs. Even though I will say VW/Audis are pretty straight forward, but require a lot of "weird" tools... triple squares, inverted torx, etc. Doesn't change the fact that he still bought a nice ass CTS-V.
  16. Jishory

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    My Honda was built in USA, but not designed and engineered here like a domestic car. Geez, guys. My next car will be a volt though, I just got the V because all I do is work and go to school and it's my escape from the monotony of waking up at 330 and getting home at 8 o clock at night. All I can say is "worth it" when I'm hauling ass to work at 4 am in this car instead of my Honda. Average mpg=17
  17. Dustin

    Dustin nomnomnom

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    But if your CTS-V is made out of components designed and engineered in Europe, does that still count?
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    Hondas and Toyotas may be made in America, but their profits don't stay here.
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    Really? How do you know? How much goes back to Japan after all the American workers get paid down the line?
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    What do you mean how do I know? They're foreign owned corporations, either their profits get sent back to Japan or sit her stagnant due to international tax penalties.
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    So you don't actually know.

    Not all Hondas and Toyotas are even designed in Japan these days. Often, many models are specific to markets they are aimed at. Honda has done it many times with things like the Ridgeline or the Goldwing. The Goldwing was/is competely designed and built in America through Honda USA. There are also those partnership vehicles that were shared platforms with American manufacturers...

    You could well buy a Japanese car completely designed and built in America.

    Of course someone outside of the country makes money, that happens any time you pump gas or open a bag of chips or brush your teeth
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    So, because R&D is done Stateside negates my statement about profits exiting the country? I didn't say that none of the money stays here, I stated that because it's a foreign based corporation that that is where the profits end up.
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