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New member, and a bit concerned.....

I'm currently in the Army and deployed in the middle east.

I had settled on purchasing a new CTS-V upon returning in August, however, there seems to be more problems than praise posted on this forum.

I've owned numerous GM products over the years and had pretty good luck (I still wish I had my 99 Buick Riv, best car I've ever owned). That said, my wife's '04 Tahoe has the same seat memory anomaly described in several posts here.

Help me out y'all. Do I need to start looking elsewhere for a sport/lux sedan?
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Dispite all my problems with my V, I love the car. It is an exceptionally comfortable sedan and has a great motor. If the added luxury features such as personalization are a deciding factor in whatever car you purchase then you may wish to look elsewhere.

In my honest opinion, buy a used one. The depreciation on a new one is extremely bad and you can pick up used ones with very low mileage around 35k (NADA on my 05 is 42 but the most I've seen them go for is 35).

Best of wishes and I hope you have a safe return home.




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Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
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Notice: Vehicle component durability is greatly influenced by these driver abuses. Driving in this manner is not recommended.
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I appreciate the feedback Torch.

I've read your posts with interest and hope you get the problems sorted out to your satisfaction.

I'll be taking leave in June and will visit some dealerships to test drive a CTS-V and get some first hand impressions. I still don't see any car - either in current offerings or on the horizion - that gets me jazzed like the CTS-V.

I have an advantage as it relates to purchasing new: my wife's sister works for GM, therefore, we're on the GMS plan.

In any event, I welcome more feedback and owners impressions.......
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Buy the V, you will love it. There are fixes for all the problems, and it's a blast to drive. I have had no problems with mine and I drag race it. Beat the cubes daily and it's happy. Get a certified pre-owned and save the depreciation.
I pray for your safe return.

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Thanks Chief.
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I have an 05 with 8,500 miles that has had zero problems outside of tire wear. It is one of the best cars that I have owned.
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V-MAN, would that be rear tire wear?

If so, I believe I understand the source of the problem
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My rear tires were down to the bands at 11,000 miles... not one burn out. The front 2 tires were defective & separating. The dealer replaced one of the front 2 tires. I ran on that setup for another 300 or so miles then purchased BFGoodrich KDW2 tires. These new tires drive so much better & seem to have a lot more tread on them than the Goodyear SC's.

Here is a picture of the tread on the KDW2's:



If you purchase this set of tires, please note they are not run flat tires.




2005 CTS-V - repurchased by GM as a lemon
2006 Corvette Coupe
1999 Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/

Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/wbo2.html

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Notice: Vehicle component durability is greatly influenced by these driver abuses. Driving in this manner is not recommended.
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I've had my "V" since September....

Put on about 10,000 miles. i do a lot of drving for work.

No problems to date. The best car I've ever owned, I traded in a Chrysler 300 for it
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Smile 2006 Cts-v

NO problems. I have owned many cars and this one is as much fun to drive as any of them.
Car is GREAT.
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