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Are they though? Mid 60k gets you one of the fastest vehicles ever built. Sure, they're equivalent to a previous gen Altima inside. And they're old tech at this point. But I dunno, they seem more interesting to me than a PDK 911 for no real reason other than Japanese built.
Look up the cost of upkeep on a GTR. It is :yikes:
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-gm ... nance.html

Didn’t I just make a rant about this ? GM wants to bring Cadillac back to the forefront of innovation. And have them do the electric cars. This makes a lot of sense...
But it needs to make sense not like the rebadged volt for 2x the price they attempted before. It needs to be good, and it must be better than Tesla.... I hope they know that... but I don’t think it’ll get fully executed :(
This is what Caddy needs to do. Innovate. Compete on a comfort and luxury and convenience standpoint.

Performance saloons are not the way forward for Cadillac.
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Congrats, man! Here's to the first of many!

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Look up the cost of upkeep on a GTR. It is :yikes:
Not if you never drive it
sometimes it's even worse if you never drive it...

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Congrats! What color is under the wrap?

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Congrats! What color is under the wrap?
GT Silver. :lol:

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Great choice !

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Congratz! It’s a gorgeous car!

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:plac: :plac: :plac: Nice!!!

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Thanks everyone. More deets tomorrow, I'm at a crab feed tonight and getting :drunk:
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Thanks everyone. More deets tomorrow, I'm at a crab feed tonight and getting :drunk:
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Thanks everyone. More deets tomorrow, I'm at a crab feed tonight and getting :drunk:
Can't wait to hear about your experience and impressions when you sober up. Or better yet do the review :drunk: !

Love the car! Congrats bud!

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Congrats :waxer: !!

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Woooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! :like: :like:

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Woooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! :like: :like:
dats a good lookin' beetle
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Thanks guys.

Got the car all setup with regards to Individual mode, and all the audio settings as well as some of the customizable info on the displays.

I'm going to try to get out this morning and get some miles on it since we don't appear to have rain today, but looks like a lot of rain in the next 7 days.

So far, with ~100 miles of seat time I can say that the PDK is amazing, but will require a little bit of a learning/adjustment time to get fully used to it. At low speed, part throttle it feels funky when compared to a standard automatic. Everywhere else this thing is FAST to shift up or down. The software is so refined that often you wouldn't know it shifted up unless you are listening to the exhaust or watching the tach.

PDCC feels pretty amazing with such a short amount of seat time. In comfort mode it is still stiff since this has the PASM Sport suspension, but not insane. Anyone complaining should be looking for a Lexus or Caddy instead and not a sports car. In Sport mode it is on par with the Z07's Track setting.

Sport mode on the dial selector makes the exhaust come alive with all the pops and crackles.

Sport+ mode on the dial selector is really :neat: with the transmission software. It holds the gears and will make you think that you're still in manual shift mode, but seems to know when/when not to shift if you are coming into a corner.

The push to pass button is also well done. You hit it and it sets the car up for optimal everything to be ready to hit the gas and go. It shifts to the right gear ahead of time and stays in this mode for 20 seconds. Some people claim it allows overboost, but I haven't seen official documentation that says that. I need to look in the manual and dig more online.

With the rear axle steering the u-turns are really tight in this car, and maybe part of the reason the car feels so stable at speed.. I don't know for sure as I didn't drive a non-RAS car. This thing is tight and goes exactly where you point it with no extra input on the wheel. At 130 MPH it felt no different than 80 mph with regards to the stability and steering feel.

This car has the tilting/sliding sunroof in glass. It's nice, but I do wish it was able to slide about 8 more inches back. It really only opens about 1/2 way and even my wife was unimpressed when she said "that's it?". :lol:

One thing I noticed when I got it home was that even though on paper the Z06 can be either 1 inch shorter or 1 inch longer (depending on trim I guess), this car seems much shorter when it is parked in the garage. I assume my Z07 was the longest with the extended front splitter, but I swear this thing is a good 6 inches shorter. There is a lot more fore/aft room around the car in the garage compared to the C7. It definitely is the 5 inches narrower that they advertise though, downright compact in the garage from side to side which is really nice.

Entry and Drive is cool, especially the magic hand waving trick to open the Frunk. I thought the salesman was messing with me when he did it and assumed he hit the button on the key while using misdirection, but no... it does work.

The 18 way seats are pretty amazing, so far. I am still dialing them in, but the adjustments are really good. This car was optioned without the Alcantara and instead has the $38xx full leather package. So, because of this I got seat heating like all GTS', but also got cooled seats that you can't get in a GTS with Alcantara. The cooling works better than the Chevy system too. Apparently they don't push the air into your back, but instead pull air away from you, according to what I was told and what I read.

This one also has the "dark" brushed aluminum trim on the doors/dash/console, so there is no bright sliver strip running 1/3 of the way down the interior. I think it looks pretty sharp and like it more than the now overly used carbon fiber.

The one option I wish this car would have been ordered with is the voice control, it was a $0 option and they left it off... ?? :wtf: It's not that bad though as the controls are right there at your fingertips and are setup nicely.

The lack of Android Auto sucks, but the media player with USB is really good.. However, I think this is going to push me into....buying...an....iPhone.... At least one for this car, not sure if I will replace my phone completely. Still debating how much I will need the features in this car, so that's a maybe later "problem".

Lane change assist on this car is different too... the lights for the blind spots are not on the mirrors, but on the inside door trim. You can dim the lights it uses, so that's kinda neat.

Things I will miss about the Z06:

1. Front cameras for parking and not causing a couple thousand dollars in damage.
2. Brute force power that will shred tires and tear a hole in the space time continuum. :burnout:
3. The legacy of America's only sports car.
4. Maybe the :manuel: but maybe not. This has great manual response and can run as an automatic if there's traffic.
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:10 pm

Oh, here's a quick snap of the sticker I sent to :rudy: from the dealership:

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If I was ordering it, it would have been close to this. Knowing what I know now about how the sunroof opens, I probably would have skipped the sunroof and probably added the LED headlights in black. The glass in the roof is nice though when closed or set to the vent mode, so I don't know...
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When you sell the Corvette for a Porsche and still have Bose...


Honestly the 911 is one of those cars that I legitimately aspire to own some day.

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Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:47 pm

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When you sell the Corvette for a Porsche and still have Bose...


Honestly the 911 is one of those cars that I legitimately aspire to own some day.
Same. I absolutely love them. Great pick waxer.
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GTS is the ticket. :bravo:
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:26 pm

Launch control in this thing is a hoot. Way better with the engine in the rear compared to the C6 and C7 launch control.
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PCCA track day at Watkins Glen?

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Ohh shietttt!! Congrats :waxer: let us know your thoughts when commuting in this vs your c7 and camaro!

Edit: nevermind, saw your long post
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Launch control in this thing is a hoot. Way better with the engine in the rear compared to the C6 and C7 launch control.
The way it just squats down and goes is amazing. In the C4 GTS it’s just a constant surge of power. In the Turbo/Turbo S it’s all that just sped up a half a second.

I was lucky enough to take out a GT2RS several weeks back as nobody else was around to fuel it before it went back into our used inventory. 2.7 seconds 0-60 is mind bendingly fast... and in 45 degree weather it was breaking the rear tires loose in 4th gear at *many* miles per hour.

I don’t care if it’s a base/Carrera T, or a Turbo S, manual or PDK, 2 or 4 wheel drive... the 991 is a stunning piece of machinery. Don’t even get me started on a GT3.

I can’t wait for the 992.

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