Survey 4 Results

259 Respondents

Model Year Breakdown

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2004 Cars37 %
2005 Cars56 %
2006 Cars05 %

Exterior Color Breakdown

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Black:51 %
Silver:31 %
StealthGray:08 %
Redline:08 %
Total Responded 259

Total miles by all V respondants: 3398849 (wow!)
Average miles per CTS-v (of the 255 respondents): 13328.819


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Level of modificationNumberPercentage
Aside from CAGS, etc no mods:9743 %
Some mods (exhaust, intake, etc):9944 %
Heavly Modified (SC, driveleine, etc):2511 %
Total Responded 221


28 people have had their cars dyno'ed

of those 28 people the average HP was 393.36 and Average torque was 391.48

Note: this does NOT consider if they had modifications or not


of the 179 people who responded to this question,
11 People have raced in the 1/4 mile
26 People have raced on a road course
8 People have raced in the 1/4 mile AND a road course
134 People want to race but have not yet.

PCM tuning

23 % of people have had their PCM tuned (61)
49 % of people want to have their PCM tuned (128)

Cell Phone type:

Over 44 percent are sure that they have a bluetooth enabled cell phone

My preference when it comes to satellite radio is:

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If I had a choice in the CTS-V, I would prefer a transmission that is a

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I Visit

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Number of Service Visits

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How many times have you had your Rear Differential replaced?

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Combined that means a total of 23 Percent have had their differential replaced 1 or more times

Do you have transmission shifting issues?

Over 32 percent of respondants claim that they have shifting issues with the V transmission

Top 10 Dealers

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note: Not listed may be attributed to the fact that the selection list was very long and it could take a while to find a dealer.. Many people could have selected not listed instead of taking the time to find the correct dealer


Overall Satisfaction (with 10 being best)

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The average Overall satisfaction level is: 8.03

Satisfaction with your dealer

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The average Dealer satisfaction level is: 7.16

Satisfaction with your Service Experience

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The average Service satisfaction level is: 6.83

Would You buy the V again?

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About 79 Percent of people would rebuy the CTS-V

How long do you plan to keep your CTS-V?

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About 33 Percent of people are going to keep the V 5 years or longer



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Age Range

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Annual Income

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The Good

  • Love the car. No more problems than any other rig. Dealer is OK but I have to educate him on the V. Its a muscle car, if you drive it hard, stuff will break.
  • Zero problems so far....I LOVE THIS CAR!
  • Soo fun to drive.
  • This car was everything that I expected and more.
  • Love the CTS-V. ...the car is absolutely one of the best cars i've owned to date. Performance is amazing.Its everything a sports sedan should be.

    The Bad

  • Love the car. Hate the dealership. Would like a slightly less "race-inspired" seat.
  • So close to being a legendary car, but the problems and dealer experience have been so horrible that I'll NEVER buy another GM vehicle ever again. Sad that my first GM will be my last.
  • Potential to be a great car. Way too many problems.
  • The clunk keeps getting worse so I'm thinking of selling the car, even at a big loss.

    The Ugly

  • Biggest complaint...diff not changed under warranty. I had to pay for it.
  • hate the wheel hop and I wish the car had a nice wood dash. Other than that, great car.

    Thanks to all who filled out the survey. If you want more information which I did not post, feel free to e-mail me at