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    1. Member slowhatch's Avatar
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      04-04-2018 05:50 PM #1
      Said goodbye to the 750 (thread here: https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...t-inside/page8). I had it for around 25k miles, and felt like if I didn't get out from underneath it now, I would be losing the shirt off my back soon. Car was in excellent shape and still had a good amount of warranty left, so I found a buyer to pay me what I owed on the car, and off she went to Santa Monica, CA. I had bought the car for 42k and sold it for 37.5 about a year and half later--so since maintenance and any work done was all paid by BMW, I think I made out pretty damn well for driving a 750i for almost 25k.





      I spent a LONG time trying to figure out what exactly I wanted next. I knew that we needed at least one 4dr car in our stable to retain at least some semblance of practicality, but I went back and forth on what to buy. The child in me wanted to up the budget from the 7 and "upgrade". The teenager, knew things needed to not be a penny more than the 7; and the grown up wanted to downsize altogether, and just save more. I initially was looking at '15 E350s to downsize a bit (financially), as those can be had for 25-30k depending on mileage and options. I test drove one and came away neither impressed nor disappointed. It was as expected. Car is handsome, rode well, decent power from the 3.5 V6, trans shifted without drawing attention to itself, material quality was good (although the interior layout is very dated), it seemed to be everything that I needed in a daily and nothing more. It was definitely lacking in the lust department, but come on, 25k.

      I was looking at sedans, but wagon pic (because TCL);



      From there my mind wandered to 330s, 340s, S4s, S8s, on and on and on. The budget would balloon, then decrease and everything in between.

      Then. One night, poking around swapalease, I stumbled upon a deal I deemed too good to be true. I picked up the phone, called the gentleman, and after a quick chat I had someone local to him (in Dallas), come out the following day to look over the car and owner, and verify both's authenticity. It all checked out.

      Talking further with him, we realized we had the same propensity for automotive indulgences, as was verified by this pic he sent me;



      So, I was to be the proud new papa of a '17 CTS-V with around 4k miles, and I told the PO to begin paperwork for transfer with GM financial.

      Car was a loaded '17, all options except the carbon package, but he had procured/installed the oem front carbon lip.




      We started the paperwork (mind you, this is mid-february), only to realize that GM financial forbids lease transfers in the first 6, and last 12, months of ownership. The PO wasn't aware, and the car was only 4.5 months old at the time. GM told us to pound sand for at least 1.5 more months. So... I was stuck to make a decision. The BMW was on a truck heading to Cali, and I literally had nothing to drive to work and back--and I sure as hell wasn't going to put commuter miles on the Viper. Do I wait? Or do I pass, and get something else. Almost simultaneously, the other half's mother, retired, and was "burdened" with an unused vehicle at her residence. Maybe I do have options after all... So, I struck a deal with the mother in law to use her car during the work-week and tread water until the Caddy's clock struck midnight. The deal was just too sweet.

      So began a L O N G month a half behind the wheel of this luxury machine;



      But, as time usually does, it ticks by, whether fast or slow; and here we are, heading to Dallas in the black egg to pick up the new machine almost 2 months later;



      I will post my initial impressions in a bit, but for now, here's the new old man cadillac;








      A few thunderstorms and an inter-city jaunt later, car and driver arrive home;



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      04-04-2018 05:51 PM #2
      So.... how much was this thing?
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      04-04-2018 05:53 PM #3
      Congrats! I really like those.

      Sorry about the black egg. My ex had one of those. On the weekends when I'd take my E9 she was always taking my DD since she hated that car so much.
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      04-04-2018 06:04 PM #4
      [QUOTE=slowhatch;110959769]Said goodbye to the 750


      Congrats! Definitely going to spend a lot of time here, although you’re probably used to it already.


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      04-04-2018 06:06 PM #5
      love these, but you want to talk about avoiding depreciation re: bmw? this is not the choice

      6 months til its looking for owner #3 after $3k in paint film and $10k in mods

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      04-04-2018 06:09 PM #6
      if that was a wagon, you would have broke TCL.

      but... sedan is sedanny.
      dem seets - daaaaayum.
      leaving it stock?

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      04-04-2018 06:09 PM #7
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      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post
      Said goodbye to the 750


      Congrats! Definitely going to spend a lot of time here, although you’re probably used to it already.


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      04-04-2018 06:11 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post

      So began a L O N G month a half behind the wheel of this luxury machine;

      Well for at least 1.5 months you lived up to your user name.

      So how much does a $98k Caddy lease for?

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      04-04-2018 06:11 PM #9
      congrats! thats an amazing car.
      do you mind sharing the numbers ?
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      04-04-2018 06:21 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VW...vw...wv...WV View Post
      congrats! thats an amazing car.
      do you mind sharing the numbers ?
      Just go on swapalease, it's on there, there's only 10 CTS-V's in the country available for lease on there

      Congrats OP, looks menacing. Curious to see comparisons of build quality and stuff between BMW and Cadi
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      04-04-2018 06:24 PM #11

      That steering wheel stitching..
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      04-04-2018 06:28 PM #12
      Well done OP!

      Love current gen CTS-V.

      Thanks for the pics/story. Please share some driving impressions if you get a chance.

      I'm sure you miss the luxury of the BMW. You know, C&D ranks the CTS so low in luxury/materials/tech. Surely silly things like the driving experience can't make up for that.
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      04-04-2018 06:31 PM #13
      Def approve.

      In all honesty all cars have became so good I cant see the point in being in a 7-series or S-class daily unless its in the backseat

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      04-04-2018 06:40 PM #14
      Looks good.

      What made the previous owner want to ditch it after only 4,000 miles?
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      04-04-2018 07:07 PM #15
      Woohoo!

      So out of all of your recent past cars (not counting the Versa and your girlfriend's TT), is this the most fuel efficient car at an EPA estimate of 17mpg?!

      Can't imagine anything else you've had recently being this high in mpg's!

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      04-04-2018 07:09 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Looks good.

      What made the previous owner want to ditch it after only 4,000 miles?
      ...and whats the over/under on how many miles it stays with slowhatch?
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      04-04-2018 07:19 PM #17
      I saw your posts on Instagram and immediately had a gigantic grin. Enjoy it, the early CTS-V's are dipping into affordable to anyone range and I have to be honest, I've really thought about buying a manual. Being a GM the mileage doesn't scare me.

      Obviously that's not the route you took, so congrats. Enjoy the hell out of it. Can't wait for initial impressions.
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      04-04-2018 07:49 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      love these, but you want to talk about avoiding depreciation re: bmw? this is not the choice

      6 months til its looking for owner #3 after $3k in paint film and $10k in mods
      Well it's leased so he can always just find someone else to take it over and not lose more than the monthly payments made
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      04-04-2018 10:06 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by rammalammadingdong View Post
      if that was a wagon, you would have broke TCL.

      but... sedan is sedanny.
      dem seets - daaaaayum.
      leaving it stock?
      Like mine? Lol

      Enjoy that thing! They are beasts.

      Mine is now modded enough to give those a run for their money. It's a 2012 but shes a beauty. The new one has an incredible interior tho.

      Picture for TCL breakage and yes it is a manual.



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      04-04-2018 10:16 PM #20
      I've been following this on IG as well and have been waiting on a thread on here. Congrats man, that thing is amazing! It's the best vehicle you could complement the frog and bluebeast with other than a Raptor.......You live in Texas...you need a truck.
      I know you say no mods, but we'll see. I'm gonna bet $20 on new wheels this time, you never do that but I see that being an option on this car.
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      04-04-2018 11:27 PM #23
      bad ass + class = bad ass class?

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      04-05-2018 12:50 AM #24
      Love that car!

      How much have you allocated for speeding tickets?!

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      Rad. Congrats

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