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Good bye friends, I sold my 18 CTS-V. This was the best all around touring sedan I have ever owned! It had 38k included every option except "championship edition" and sold to a wholesaler for $72k. I may have gotten more if I held out longer, however the wholesaler made the deal extremely easy!

I ordered a 22 ZL1 1LE.
 

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Have fun with the 1LE. I’m sure you know what you’re getting into. It’s a beast!
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A ZL1 is probably the only other car I’d own other than a V. Congrats on getting one(when you get it)
 

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Everyone always regrets selling their V. Sounds like you more or less made a lateral move, well, hopefully enjoy the new ride when it comes


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Good bye friends, I sold my 18 CTS-V. This was the best all around touring sedan I have ever owned! It had 38k included every option except "championship edition" and sold to a wholesaler for $72k. I may have gotten more if I held out longer, however the wholesaler made the deal extremely easy!

I ordered a 22 ZL1 1LE.
If so good, why did you sell?
 

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Congrats Zl1 1LE is a beast however no mag ride on them and they ride pretty stiff.
 

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Congrats Zl1 1LE is a beast however no mag ride on them and they ride pretty stiff.
And sightlines that made me feel like I was driving a tank.
 

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If so good, why did you sell?
I'm not the OP but my son has had his '19 V3 for less than a year and he's about ready to sell it. His reasons are...
Horrible trunk space and tiny pass through.
Crappy mileage when gas is super expensive.
Having ~$100k wrapped up in one vehicle.
A large part of it's value being in the fact it has very low miles and is PERFECT. Anything happens to it and the value drops.
WOT instability being a real thing, he's driven tons of high HP cars and says it's the hardest to control of all of them. (My Sky with an ~800hp LSA was more stable and controllable.)
And one of the worst just happened the other day. He parked next to a blue Chrysler minivan and the difference between the paint was shocking. The minivan's blue looked AMAZING. No amount of paint correction or polishing can make the paint on these V2's and V3's look as good as they should. I think they just scrimp on the clear coat so the paint has no depth. That's a big one for me, the paint on my $45k '17 SS looks worlds better than our V2 or his V3.

Don't get me wrong, the V3 is an amazing car. I've learned one thing over my years of having and driving literally thousands of cars, you just never really know what car is going to be the one you just LOVE to drive or own. We had a friend who was a total gearhead, he actually wrote for a few car magazines and designed custom cars. He had all kinds of cool cars and street rods. His all time favorite car? A Geo Metro convertible with a manual trans. lol. He loved the fact that he could go WOT through the whole gearbox and still not be going fast enough to get arrested or kill somebody. My son and girlfriend currently have 3 vehicles, the V3, a Subaru Crosstrek and a BRZ with a manual trans. The car that they fight over driving? The BRZ everytime. Now there's a WTF. lol.

Just thought I'd throw that out there, interesting to hear why the OP sold.
 

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If so good, why did you sell?
I do a lot of road course track days and the Camaro is just a better car for that. The V was good on the track and I did a lot of mods that made it great but it's will never be as good as the ZL1 1LE on track. Don't get me worng I am going to miss all many of the features on the V. Unfortunately as I made the car faster handling wise i was Fightingthe cooling system and overheating....
 

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I do a lot of road course track days and the Camaro is just a better car for that. The V was good on the track and I did a lot of mods that made it great but it's will never be as good as the ZL1 1LE on track. Don't get me worng I am going to miss all many of the features on the V. Unfortunately as I made the car faster handling wise i was Fightingthe cooling system and overheating....
Thanks. Good luck.
 

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What kind of cooling system issues were you having tracking your V, and what did you do to remedy the situation? Thanks in advance for sharing.
I would see oil temps above 300 (sometimes as high as 315) coolant temps would also climb to above 240 if I didn't let out of it.

I tried to run E85 (the extra fuel is supposed to keep cylinder temperature down) but it would only buy me a couple more laps. Really the car needed the updated intercooler bricks they use on zl1, and also an external oil cooler. I just couldn't see the point in spending money on such things hoping to keep the car cool when I have owned a ZL1 1LE and never had a cooling problem
 

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Cooling....same problem I had with my2019 Z06. After 6 laps on track she would get so hot limp mode was my friend-sigh. Awfully fun 6 laps though. Hoping the Blackwing will be a little more track friendly, when it gets here. Maybe next month?
 

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I'm not the OP but my son has had his '19 V3 for less than a year and he's about ready to sell it. His reasons are...
Horrible trunk space and tiny pass through.
Crappy mileage when gas is super expensive.
Having ~$100k wrapped up in one vehicle.
A large part of it's value being in the fact it has very low miles and is PERFECT. Anything happens to it and the value drops.
WOT instability being a real thing, he's driven tons of high HP cars and says it's the hardest to control of all of them. (My Sky with an ~800hp LSA was more stable and controllable.)
And one of the worst just happened the other day. He parked next to a blue Chrysler minivan and the difference between the paint was shocking. The minivan's blue looked AMAZING. No amount of paint correction or polishing can make the paint on these V2's and V3's look as good as they should. I think they just scrimp on the clear coat so the paint has no depth. That's a big one for me, the paint on my $45k '17 SS looks worlds better than our V2 or his V3.

Don't get me wrong, the V3 is an amazing car. I've learned one thing over my years of having and driving literally thousands of cars, you just never really know what car is going to be the one you just LOVE to drive or own. We had a friend who was a total gearhead, he actually wrote for a few car magazines and designed custom cars. He had all kinds of cool cars and street rods. His all time favorite car? A Geo Metro convertible with a manual trans. lol. He loved the fact that he could go WOT through the whole gearbox and still not be going fast enough to get arrested or kill somebody. My son and girlfriend currently have 3 vehicles, the V3, a Subaru Crosstrek and a BRZ with a manual trans. The car that they fight over driving? The BRZ everytime. Now there's a WTF. lol.

Just thought I'd throw that out there, interesting to hear why the OP sold.
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