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    Observer (3-9 posts)
  • Birthday 01/12/1938

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    CTS 2008
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    3.6L V6 VVT DI (LLT)

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    North Ft Myers, Florida
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  1. No, no creative writing......unless you want to count my second place finish in the Town Wide essay contest in 1950. The town wass Mt Holly NJ and I went to Sacred Heart School there. The essay was "Safety in the Home, School and Street" and was sponsored by the American Legion. I wuz dynomite, I tell you, dynomite! I spent my life as an electronicer, first in Test Equipment, and then in Computers. The big stuff, not PCs. All sides of the house, Hardware, Software, Instructor, Management. The car continues to impress. Still doesn't have many miles (1200), but enough to where it i
  2. Well, I wasn't even in the market. Our main driver, a 2003 Nissan Murano only had 51,000 miles on it and was in fine shape. My little "toy", a 1998 BMW 2,8L Z3 took up the other slot in our garage and was safe from trade as I loved it. But I keep up on the basics of what is going on in the automotive world. And I keep pulling for GM and Ford to make it. GM finally understands, it's the product, stupid. And then I started seeing the first pix and the reviews of the new 2008 CTS........... That changed everything. The testing at the ring in Germany was the one that pushed me over t
  3. IF they had upgraded the SRX as they did the CTS, I would have bought one. That was the plan. When I heard (and saw pix) of the 2008 CTS, I knew the SRX was just a CUV of the CTS, so........ For me, the showstoper was the looks. Just doesn't appeal to me. I already knew that it rode good etc because a neighbor lady bought a used 2006. I drove it down to the dealer for her a couple of months ago. I was looking forward to the restyling. But it didn't happen. Will it happen? I think so, but maybe 2010...... If it had had the 304HP and the FE2 and a bit better styling..........
  4. I found the FE3 to be a good suspension. It was not just a "throw an impossibly hard set of shocks on it and let it go.......". It actually had compliance. Not as much compliance as the FE2,but compliance none the less. One could live with the FE3 IMO. However,having said that, I am from Florida and we have good roads. If I was in NJ????? The one thing that made up my mind was testing the FE3 (and the 1&2) on a concrete highway with expansion strips. The FE1, although bobbing around a bit, was OK, the +FE2 was the best, you basically heard them but didn't feel them very much an
  5. New member here. Picked up my 2008 CTS on January 10. I ordered it on Nov 29th. I had shopped the usual suspects I suppose. Infiniti G35, BMW3 series, Mercedes C300/350 and the Lexus ES 350. The CTS was the one after the first drive. Then it was a bunch of comparo drives with FE1.......VVT engine......FE3......etc that was greatly hampered by dealer shortages of product. But after several test drives I decided that while all three suspensions and both engines had desireablity, an FE2 with the dI engine and Auto was perfect for me. I picked Radiant Bronze because the dealer had
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