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Cadillac CTS

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    Well Guys there's 16 inches of snow on the ground and its a brisk 10 degrees F outside. perfect time for a cold start![video=youtube;wUE2IrWFC1s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUE2IrWFC1s[/video]
     
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    l'm up north in Stanhope n.j. it's 1 degree f and both my 2012 cts and my wifes 2013 srx started just fine:)... loe my caddies:Beer
     
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    It was 0 degrees by me a couple of hours ago, I had a lot of fun yesterday I turned the traction control off and was whipping and screwing around in my driveway, I have a huge driveway, about 8 cars can fit in it I got some sideway action a lot too!
     
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    Yours probably start better than mine, but for a 10 year old car with about 200,000 miles under her belt, not that bad, original factory starter too!
     
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    As you can see by avatar and name I started here on the mark iii side....which I have a 97 mark and a 93 mark...thank god they start up great as well...now I work both sides of the forum :cool: sort of like Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hide LOL!. PS I won the 2012 CTS Coupe in Atlantic city. THANKS FOR THAT I WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN HOW GREAT AND COOL THEY ARE, not to mention "FAST" :cool:
     
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    oh wow I wish I got that lucky in AC lol, I bought mine new and remember thinking the same thing about them, I don't know how the base engines in the newer ones like you have are, but the 3.6L was worth the extra money back in 04, I tested both models. I would love to get me one of them CTS V wagons, they are bad ass!
     
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    just curious was it your experience with the CTS that helped you guys decide on getting the SRX?
     
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    A BIG YES!!...We have a 2003 and a 2004 ford explorer...we were thinking about buying a new explorer.. but the CTS 318hp changed all that! the SRX also has the 3.6 with 308hp....hope in the future to get a V!!

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      What a beutiful color! How about the twin turbo version of the 3.6L, now that thing's got POWER! 420 out of a V6! I looked at getting the 1st gen SRX back in 2007 it had that VVT version of the 4.6L Northstar in it, I fell in love with it, I didn't get it because I had just paid off the CTS and wanted to go a little while without a car payment. Then I drove a DTS and fell in love with that even more, but by that time I wanted something with 4X4 so inended up with a 2012 Chevy Tahoe LT, even though I am a big GM guy, I still gave Ford Expedition a look, and the Tahoe was just over all better, more power, better looks (in my opinion), better equipped, better 4X4 system, I also looked at like 2010 Explorers before they changed, and liked that, but was looking for something new or close to it (10,000 miles) and it had like 60,000 miles. Tahoe seemed to have better fuel economy than both as well, but when your in the market for a vehicle like those, fuel economy isn't a concern, since they are all pretty bad lol.
       
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      the combined fuel economy on the CTS is 23mpg and 19mpg on the SRX ....our explorers average is 13mpg.....what is great is that my 97 mark averages 28mpg..of course my 93 mark is a hot rod and I don't care about mileage.:cool::shifty::confused:

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      I hear ya, im not one to get antsy about fuel economy either, that's not why you buy Cadillacs and Lincolns right LOL, my CTS averages between 28 and 34, but its mostly a to and from work car now so a lot of highway driving. My Tahoe gets any ware from 16 to 18, they try and push their whole Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system, actually pretty interesting stuff, you cant tell any difference and there's no loss of power, certainly an improvement from the one Cadillac came up with in the 80's.
       
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      By the way nice Mark!
       
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      Thanks.. but it is a beater compared to my 97 mark...Sorry! a-winner-8-08-08.jpg it sounds like I'm showing off...It has been a long time since I talked to any one about my cars!

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      Oh no problem, I always get all gity when I'm at the gas station or store and people ask me about my car! She's still turning heads, oh boy I remember back when she was new it was so cool because ya know, mines a 2004, they came out in 2003, so not very many people had them yet, and I was like the first person in my area to get one, and everyone wanted to race, mines the silver (my favorite for this gen) and top of the line, chrome rim and gold emblem package.

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      BEAUTIFUL! WOW!! 10 YEARS OLD! That's the reward for taking care of her...LOOKS NEW!...My SRX is silver also, but lighter...your grille is cool looking!
       
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      Yeah, she's been my all year round car since new, and never garage kept (wish I could have) I started really driving it again just last year when we replace it as the family hauler. Unfortunately the inside wasn't as nice, so a few months ago I did a little interior restoration, I think I did a good job.before image.jpg image.jpg after image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg

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      Here, the passenger seat is finished and the driver seat is not. image.jpg

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      From a few days ago after sitting a couple days.
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      And heres a little warm start, she sounds off I know, she desperately needs a tune up, but give her a break, that's what 10 years and 200,000 miles will do to ya. I suspect a belt needs to be replaced.
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