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Old 01-22-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Tough Decision Ahead

So I have owned my 13' ss for 14 months and have been thinking about trading it in for a 4 door and the only car that entertains the idea of me getting rid of my first muscle car is a cts-v only downfall would b it would be a 2010 or 2009 I previously owned a 08 cts prior to the camaro but was only the v-6 with a direct injected motor, and I really liked the cts so would like to have another plus the power. So have any of you guys made the switch from a v to a camaro or camaro to a v or own both and what are your likes or thoughts about a v opinions are welcomed
the v would be either a sedan or maybe a wagon maybe, not a coupe
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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Why not the new SS? Its a 4 door, and its got all the new bells and whistles.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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Not a real big fan of the way it looks
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:55 PM   #4
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The first time I ever drove a 5th gen (back in '10) it was directly after driving a CTS-V. Frankly, it's a better car in every way. Get one with a manual, and throw exhaust on it and you'll feel right at home. The magnetic ride suspension and the supercharged V8 are a delight.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:06 PM   #5
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CTS-V is a bankers hotrod. Warrenty would be a must. SS would be the better choice if it were me. I get the looking comment to. Family, they do come first. Just sayin.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
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I have my first child on the way next month and have been debating making the change myself. I've decided to stay in the Camaro for now as I only drive it to and from work and the Mrs. has the SUV for baby duty. They are awesome though. I would get the auto over the manual as the autos are much faster. Check out www.ctsvowners.com. It's a forum similar to here and they have several for sale on there right now that are very nice. You'll be looking at $45k for a nice low mile 2012 sedan. I love the color combo on the Camaro I have, but I still go back and forth all the time.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:46 PM   #7
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I think part of me wantin to trade is the extra room the cts would provide as my camaro is a daily driver and we take the camaro on trips for the most part since my sierra has the most uncomfortable ride ever its a 08 crew cab slammed on 24s with a 35 series tire and bottoms out all over the place
I think manual trans would b the way to go since that is what I currently have but im goood with either or
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:52 PM   #8
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The first time I ever drove a 5th gen (back in '10) it was directly after driving a CTS-V. Frankly, it's a better car in every way. Get one with a manual, and throw exhaust on it and you'll feel right at home. The magnetic ride suspension and the supercharged V8 are a delight.
Don't CTS-Vs only come in manual?

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I have my first child on the way next month and have been debating making the change myself. I've decided to stay in the Camaro for now as I only drive it to and from work and the Mrs. has the SUV for baby duty. They are awesome though. I would get the auto over the manual as the autos are much faster. Check out www.ctsvowners.com. It's a forum similar to here and they have several for sale on there right now that are very nice. You'll be looking at $45k for a nice low mile 2012 sedan. I love the color combo on the Camaro I have, but I still go back and forth all the time.

We just had out first child and the infant seat is a bit of a pain for the passenger but you still have room. The baby loves it outside the womb like she liked it inside. She listens to music and the sound of the car, stays relaxed the whole time. Daddy's girl!

Personally i'm not a fan of cadillac, i think they are poorly made, no mater what car you get and a warranty should be taken out on it for as long as you can. When the CTS-V has no issues, they are fun
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:10 PM   #9
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Don't CTS-Vs only come in manual?
Negative, both manual and auto are offered.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:01 PM   #10
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My buddy is on his 3rd CTS-v. The 2006 manual car was non-stop service for breaking rear ends. The 2009 with more HP and an auto was bullet-proof. The 2012 was recieved after the cold got here so no data, yet, but we expect the manual of the newer version to be far superior to his 2006. He drives the snot out of them. Hard.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:07 PM   #11
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I have always thought: If I had to choose just one car to drive for the rest of my life, it would surely be a CTS-V sedan. But, the more I see of the new SS, I might be looking at that as my next, um, uh, family car.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:29 PM   #12
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why not wait a year for the four door mustangs....lol
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No way I would trade a Camaro for a CTS-V, but that's just me: no little kids, no need for a back seat, etc. It would be such a let down...
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:18 PM   #14
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why not wait a year for the four door mustangs....lol
I would never buy a ford.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:20 PM   #15
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No way I would trade a Camaro for a CTS-V, but that's just me: no little kids, no need for a back seat, etc. It would be such a let down...
If I was single with no kids then I would probably own both lol
or a new vette
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No way I would trade a Camaro for a CTS-V, but that's just me: no little kids, no need for a back seat, etc. It would be such a let down...
What would be a let down about a sedan that will do the same 1/4 mile as a ZL1 and run just as fast around a road track?
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:56 PM   #17
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the CTS V is an awesome car, good luck with you decision.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:54 PM   #18
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I have both and the CTS is by far the more practical car of the two and prolly the best all around car I have ever owned. 4 doors...AWD....25mpg....great looks.....decent power.....roomy interior....etc, etc. You get where I am going with this. I love the camaro but in my current situation if only had a choice of owning 1 it would be the CTS. Mine is 08 n it just turned 50k miles. Never been in for maintenance other than recommended PM.
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What would be a let down about a sedan that will do the same 1/4 mile as a ZL1 and run just as fast around a road track?
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#1: I don't especially like the design
#2: I'm a Chevy guy
#3: It took me 45 years to get a Camaro
#4: I absolutely love my SS
#5: I could almost buy TWO new Camaros for the price of one CTS-Vs
#6: I don't do sedans
#7: Never wanted (or needed) to own a Caddy (or a sedan)

...and I could come up with more.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:19 PM   #20
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No way I would trade a Camaro for a CTS-V, but that's just me: no little kids, no need for a back seat, etc. It would be such a let down...
I'm with ya! Maybe the OP should do something to or with the truck.
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Well...

#1: I don't especially like the design
#2: I'm a Chevy guy
#4: I absolutely love my SS
#6: I don't do sedans
#7: Never wanted (or needed) to own a Caddy (or a sedan)

...and I could come up with more.
couldn't agree more. more door cars suck! I went thru it once and wouldn't want to go thru that punishment ever again. don't care if its cts-v, SS sedan or g8 . all boring cookie cutter pedestrian cars.. Elvis never drove a 4 door!
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:36 PM   #22
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Well...

#1: I don't especially like the design
#2: I'm a Chevy guy
#3: It took me 45 years to get a Camaro
#4: I absolutely love my SS
#5: I could almost buy TWO new Camaros for the price of one CTS-Vs
#6: I don't do sedans
#7: Never wanted (or needed) to own a Caddy (or a sedan)

...and I could come up with more.
As for #5 the v is mid 30s not looking to purchase new
and keeping the sierra cause I always need a truck
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