Cadillac CTS-V - Which Year to buy?
09-02-2007, 10:22 AM
I have been cruising around Ebay and found an 04 down in Tx for about 25K... hmmm? But I keep hearing the 04 has the weakest rearends.
So, youall own them (I currently have a 1996 Impala SS) - which year do you prefer?? I am hearing that the 2006 is a good one to consider??
New is not an option - the value simply drops to quickly to justify.
Mike in Oklahoma
09-02-2007, 03:56 PM
how many miles are on it? Is that a clean title car? 06 you get the beefier rear and ls2 instead of ls6, but other than that same. I'd go with whatever I could get low mileage with an extended warranty for a decent price.
09-02-2007, 04:51 PM
09-07-2007, 02:49 PM
I have an 04 that has 49,500 miles on the original rear end. I put 15,000 pretty hard miles on it and the rear end is still in one piece but its been making noises ever since I bought it. I tried to break it but it just wont. I got the driver side axle seal to leak and they replaced it last time I had to take it in but since my warranty is almost up I took it in just for the whine. The whine starts around 45 and is really loud with light throttle, kinda goes away here and there but is still noticable up to around 80. Past 85 you can hear it over the radio!
Big Bu Bu
09-07-2007, 04:26 PM
400 hp on a 5 link rear end with a road course suspension does not make the greatest muscle car. World class sports sedan? Yes. thats more like it. How many M5s, E55AMGS and Audi S4s do you see at the drag strip? This is what the V was meant to compete against. So if your in to the street race scene thats all good except don't expect the car to be a Chevelle SS or a Super Bee. To optimize the car for street racing, you basically need to change it quite a bit. Drive it like a Euro-eating road machine with a top end of 163 and a 1g line and you'll enjoy it more. In other words don't turn one down because of the rear end. The 06 is a little stronger, but if you like to launch the car from 3K and chirp the tires through all the gears every weekend, get out your wallet. My .02cents
09-08-2007, 03:10 AM
I agree with big bu bu. Its not made to be a drag car. I say I've tried to break mine. I've never been to the track but I do give it hell on the street. I like to chirp the tires going into third and just play around when I get the chance. I think if you use the car how it was ment to be used, you wont have a problem with the rear. And thats not 3 and 4k launches with slicks on the back of it either!
09-09-2007, 08:51 AM
At the factory we really didn't change much through the course of the model run, except minor interior options, and exterior colors, now if we could get more people to scream that they want a pink caddillac, that would be great, right now no one except mary kay gets a pink caddillac.
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