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First time Cadillac CTS owner reporting for duty

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Old 07-19-2009, 04:32 PM
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Hello Cadillac Lovers! I just bought my first Cadillac yesterday and I am extremely happy with it! I always wanted one since I was a teenager and only recently have been able to afford one. The quality of these cars is truly something that cannot be described by mere words. Ok, now I have some questions about a few modifications I am looking into doing to my CTS.

1.) Auxiliary input for my mp3 player/laptop. (non-iPod) After looking into a few methods of getting this done, I decided to go with a wired FM modulator. - http://salestores.com/aufmfmmoanda.html[/url] If there is a better solution out there that may interest me, please let me know. (my car did not come with XM)

2.) Mesh Grill. Ok, this one I have mixed opinions upon and am having a hard time making a decision. I can either spend ~$400 on a genuine mesh grill with emblem, or I can buy a cheapo mesh grill without the emblem on eBay for ~$130. ( i would then simply remove my current emblem and reuse it)

3.) Chrome tips for the dual exhaust. I don't really need any advice for this I just wanted to let you know of another modification I am doing.. I will probably just go to Napa and buy some tips that look nice.

Other than the above changes I love everything about the CTS and will not be changing it. (maybe some light tint all around in the future. Thanks in advance for any advice!

And now for the obligatory pic of the beast. It is a 2004 CTS with the Luxury Sport package. (Wood grain on steering wheel and shift ****, Sun/Moon roof/Heated Leather/17" wheels/etc) It has ~75,000 miles on it and it cost me $12,000. Being that it was a one owner vehicle in *mint* condition I could not pass it up. It was in better condition than newer CTS' I was looking at with 25k miles less.

 

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Old 07-19-2009, 05:44 PM
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Nice! I like the color. Mine came with the mesh grille but I added the stainless steel exhaust tips. Thinking about a K&N air intake and filter. Best of luck with it!
Mike.
 
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rottentreats View Post
Hello Cadillac Lovers! I just bought my first Cadillac yesterday and I am extremely happy with it! I always wanted one since I was a teenager and only recently have been able to afford one. The quality of these cars is truly something that cannot be described by mere words. Ok, now I have some questions about a few modifications I am looking into doing to my CTS.

1.) Auxiliary input for my mp3 player/laptop. (non-iPod) After looking into a few methods of getting this done, I decided to go with a wired FM modulator. - http://salestores.com/aufmfmmoanda.html[/url] If there is a better solution out there that may interest me, please let me know. (my car did not come with XM)

2.) Mesh Grill. Ok, this one I have mixed opinions upon and am having a hard time making a decision. I can either spend ~$400 on a genuine mesh grill with emblem, or I can buy a cheapo mesh grill without the emblem on eBay for ~$130. ( i would then simply remove my current emblem and reuse it)

3.) Chrome tips for the dual exhaust. I don't really need any advice for this I just wanted to let you know of another modification I am doing.. I will probably just go to Napa and buy some tips that look nice.

Other than the above changes I love everything about the CTS and will not be changing it. (maybe some light tint all around in the future. Thanks in advance for any advice!

And now for the obligatory pic of the beast. It is a 2004 CTS with the Luxury Sport package. (Wood grain on steering wheel and shift ****, Sun/Moon roof/Heated Leather/17" wheels/etc) It has ~75,000 miles on it and it cost me $12,000. Being that it was a one owner vehicle in *mint* condition I could not pass it up. It was in better condition than newer CTS' I was looking at with 25k miles less.

Welcome, and congrats on the new car.
 
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:27 AM
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That's a lot of car for $12,000. Looks good.
 
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:34 AM
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Thanks for the compliment.

I haven't really done any modifictaions to the car.. I kind of like it the way it is. I decided not to just put chrome tips on the thing, that just isnt right. If I am giong to do that, I will be putting exhaust on, but that is just an idea. I also decided against the mesh grill. It is not a CTS-V.

The one thing I did get around to was that wired FM modulator. Which with my 120GB Zune, Laptop, Cell phone, whatever I plug into it, works great! I also put some 225/50R/17 Yokohama AVID W4's on it as winter is coming up and it needed new rubber anyways. Still rides/handles like a champ.

That is all I have for now... and some more pics.







Thanks for looking
 
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