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    I bought a 2006 XLRV for the wife for her 50th a few weeks ago and I've been impressed. I have a 2011 CTSV with a lot of hp as my summer car and wanted her to have a V as well. We just took her V on a 400 mile trip and it drove fantastic. The power is decent but the handling and ride are top notch for a 10 year old car. I'm surprised at how quiet it is for a convertible. I took a pic of the Vs hanging out in the garage





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    Congrats on the new ride. They look right at home together.

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    Quiet.

    Pretty much why I bought a hard top convertible.

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    It's my first convertible if you don't count my first vehicle (Jeep CJ5) which beat the hell out of me


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    Quiet. Yep. I'd wanted a convertible for years, but did NOT want a ragtop. Did not want to noise, leaks, rot, etc etc...
    The decision came down to three cars in my price range: the Lexus SC, the Mercedes SL, and the XLR. Since I think the Lexus is UGLY, it was the XLR or the Merc. The XLR won me over simply because nothing else looks like it, you don't see them everywhere, and they seemed about even on cost of maintenance & repairs (neither one cheap ).
    We've taken ours on several multi-hundred mile trips, and enjoyed all of them.

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    Preparing to take this one on a 5,000 mile round trip road excursion. Took it in to Cadillac yesterday for an overall examination to see if there's any forseeable issues that could prevent my travels. After 3 plus hours they gave the thumbs up, a-ok go ahead sign.
    Going to Seattle to spend Father's Day with my children. Yep yep

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    I have a Black 04 Wannabe V, V grill. No V engine but still Love it.


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    My Black Raven 04 XLR is the Wannbe V


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    First Road Trip-img_2197-jpg loading my 04 XLR

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbw123 View Post
    I bought a 2006 XLRV for the wife for her 50th a few weeks ago and I've been impressed. I have a 2011 CTSV with a lot of hp as my summer car and wanted her to have a V as well. We just took her V on a 400 mile trip and it drove fantastic. The power is decent but the handling and ride are top notch for a 10 year old car. I'm surprised at how quiet it is for a convertible. I took a pic of the Vs hanging out in the garage





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    Don't mean to ne nosy, but what are the support struts all about on the front of your CTSV? My guess is that they are functional for some reason, but not stock. Thanks.

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    I have a large carbon fiber splitter on the front to hold the nose down.


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    Here's a better shot


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    Got it! What a great looking car. Just looks mean. As in "I'm ready for anything, anytime!" Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNC View Post
    Got it! What a great looking car. Just looks mean. As in "I'm ready for anything, anytime!" Thanks.
    It's my daily driver in the summer (Michigan) and is 726 whp 900 at the crank. I just added nitrous and plan to hit 1k at the wheel before I'm done. It's a blast to drive



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