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12-26-2011, 02:57 AM #31
SeriousI stay reppin the 4MILY .
12-26-2011, 09:20 PM #32
Well I've owned it for just over 2 weeks and here is a quick overview. It's not 100% daily driver accurate simply because I've been whoring out the X5 until I sell it.
The overall car is simply a 9/10, and for the money it doesn't get much better. The only area the car lacks, albeit minimally, IMO is interior.
Interior. It is a 8/10 I'd say, the chief complaint is cheap headliner and the panoramic roof shade, it's a POS, it needs to be a blackout material that cuts all light, and doesn't feel like a cloth napkin if you touch it. There is still a bit much plastic on the door skins too. I know if I was in any focus group for a car, any button or surface a person's fingers touch would be high quality materials. We'd be pressed to know if the thread count of the floor mats changed a bit, but we notice the difference between the grade of plastic on the door lock switches. The suede on the seats should be Alcantara, in-fact, any suede in the car should be Alcantara, so should the headliner. A slightly better grain leather wouldn't go amiss either. I'm being extremely nit-picky here.
Lots here, the power plant/drivetrain = win, don't change anything. TR6060 and shifter feel great, and clutch is much improved over the V1. Exterior styling = win. A small diffuser or CF accents wouldn't go unappreciated, but that's being picky.
The car again, IMO is a 9/10, and probably a 10/10 dollar for dollar. For the car enthusiast is pretty much has all you'd want for a daily. It is fun to drive and you get that feeling of "getting to drive it" opposed to "have to drive it" and that means a lot in a car you'll spend a fair amount of time in. It is physically a big car, not too big, but still porky. I'm curious to see how the ATS-V will compare once it comes out. That may be my next purchase in a year or so. It's surprising how many looks the car gets, mine isn't anything special, black with the standards wheels, and people look hard sometimes. If you're looking at one of these cars, go drive it and make a decision. They are amazing for what you pay in the used market. Not entirely sure if they are worth the $65k new, but for $45k used, do it and don't look back.
R35 GTR : T1R Built / 4.4L / ETS TT
Ford GT : Twin Turbo / HRE 794R's / Slammed
Gallardo : MT6 / LOC / HRE P40's / SL CF Wing
F350 6.7 Lariat : Lift / Wheels / Tow Rig
F430 Coupe : Exhaust / Lowered / Wheels
R8 Coupe : Exhaust
Porsche 997TT : 6MT / Exhaust / Lowered
Viper SRT-10 : Exhaust / Lowered
Viper GTS : Twin Turbo / Lowered / Wheels
CTS-V : Pulley / Tune / Lowered / Wheels
Range Rover HSE : Stock
X5 4.4 : Stock
335i : JB4 / Wheels
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12-26-2011, 09:52 PM #33
12-26-2011, 10:04 PM #34
Fantastic ride! Congrats on pickin up a beast!4 door sedan with a couple "go fast" mods, some wheels and airmatic delete
12-28-2011, 04:45 PM #35Junior Member
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I was gonna post I would've picked up a E92 M or C63 amg. Not a huge fan of these because even with a big 6.2L v8 and a supercharger it stil is only 556hp and the is far behind the other two cars but then u posted the price and that is a steal imo. Good pick up!
12-28-2011, 06:24 PM #36
Such an awesome purchase, much better than the BMW --- great choice, and congrats it looks beautiful! I'd do wheels, lower, and an exhaust.
12-28-2011, 07:36 PM #37
12-30-2011, 06:51 PM #38
12-30-2011, 09:48 PM #39Junior Member
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I got to drive a CTS-V yesterday. It was a fine car for sure. I would have prefered it to be a 6 speed, but it would have been the perfect daily driver. Sophisticated, powerful, and comfortable. Very few complaints.
12-31-2011, 06:15 PM #40