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Old 12-09-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default New daily driver/winter beater

So, I may be crazy, but I traded my truck in this weekend on this:



I had to keep the 6.2 V8 trend going. I've always liked the truck, but never really loved it. The daily driven car part of me was always in the back of my mind. I still love my G8, and it's going to stay a garage queen. The V isn't a classic yet, so I don't mind giving it the DD treatment.

So, am I crazy?
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Yes. Only cuz I'm jelly


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Old 12-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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Nice ride, congrats! But red?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #4
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Nice ride, congrats! But red?
I actually like the red. As much as I hate to say it, it's a welcome change from having my last 6 cars be black.

SRM was a top color choice for the G8, but I couldn't find one when I was looking.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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Wow that's awesome! Daily driving in style...
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #6
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Looks good Mike, time to update that sig! And you did it just in time for our first decent "snow" this year
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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Looks good Mike, time to update that sig! And you did it just in time for our first decent "snow" this year
Good point, Wes.

I did snap a picture of it in the snow today.


That being said...it made the drive from Ho Chunk in the Dells back to Madison in the snow without much drama on the summer-only tires. However, given that I don't want any drama, I just ordered some Pirelli snow tires that will mount on these Camaro wheels I had laying around.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #8
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"winter beater"? haha!!! Wow beautiful car!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #9
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great car nice dd
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #10
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Welcome to the club of twin matching 6.2 litres V8's!
Any mods planned?
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:27 PM   #11
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That is one heluva beater!!!

Nice ride man!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #12
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Very nice! Not crazy at all.

I plan to get a CTS-V as a DD down the road, unless the Chevy SS or future planned RWD Buicks are nice and priced right that is.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:46 PM   #13
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:50 PM   #14
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Nice ride!!! I was driving a company "V" from work as of lately and even though its no wheres close to my g8 for power, it seems to secretly acclerate without knowing how fast your going..... when I picked it up this last time, I was stopped on I-75 going 87mph and I didnt even realize I was speeding.... the policeman was cool and let me off with a 5mph over ticket cause he liked the car.... Nice!!! I love that ride!!
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:20 PM   #15
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Welcome to the club of twin matching 6.2 litres V8's!
Any mods planned?
No mods yet...just going to enjoy it for a while as is.

Jason, you have to step up your game...my GXP is also supercharged.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:28 PM   #16
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:32 PM   #17
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CTSv as a winter beater? Beautiful car, not sure i would call it the winter beater. My commuter car is a 98 grand Cherokee with some rust discoloration for example.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:50 AM   #18
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I actually like the red. As much as I hate to say it, it's a welcome change from having my last 6 cars be black.

SRM was a top color choice for the G8, but I couldn't find one when I was looking.
Glad to see I'm not the only one that wants to do this, and that was when I still had just the GT. Betting there will be some really good deals to be had on the last of the 2nd gen when the 3rd gen V comes out in a year or two. Same with the black too. Until I got the GXP, everything I had bought the last 20+ years has been black as long as you don't count the VTX.

Congrats!
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:38 AM   #19
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That's hell of a winter beater. Nice pick. I would love to have a V.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #20
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I would've probably done it the opposite way...but to each his own, great car!

If I had to have V8 muscle as my DD I'd probably go w/ 300 or Charger w/ hemi and AWD. That CTS-V is too pretty and powerful for me to drive it in the snow!! Love the color!
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