Survey 5 Results

Closed on May 10, 2006

234 Respondents

Model Year Breakdown

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2004 Cars31 %
2005 Cars58 %
2006 Cars09 %

Exterior Color Breakdown

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Black:48 %
Silver:31 %
StealthGray:10 %
Redline:09 %
Total Responded 234

Total miles by all V respondants: 3095086 (wow!)
Average miles per CTS-v (of the 234 respondents): 13226.863


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Level of modificationNumberPercentage
Aside from CAGS, etc no mods:8139 %
Some mods (exhaust, intake, etc):10450 %
Heavly Modified (SC, driveleine, etc):2210 %
Total Responded 207

Number of People With an Aftermarket Shifter

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36 percent have a Aftermarket Shifter

Number of People FG2 or other suspension

22 percent of owners have a FG2 Suspension

01 percent of of owners have a aftermarket shock package other than the FG2 Suspension

Replacement Tires

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

Have you had a valid warranty claim denied by GM that you feel is valid?

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08 Percent of people have had one or more warranty claim denied by GM that they feel is valid

Reasons most often given

  • abusive driving
  • Driver abuse
  • Could not replicate the problem or other wear issue
  • To many modifications
  • situation normal
  • abuse
  • Dealer could not reproduce issue.
  • Couldnt reproduce customers claims
  • Said windshield crack (2nd time) was casued by pebble
  • You installed after market part, therefore voiding your Warranty

    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

    Cts-V Meeting

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    CTS-VR Racing Events

    44 Percent of people want to attend a CTS-VR Racing event

    51 Percent of people will MAYBE attend a CTS-VR Racing event

    Speeding Ticket

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    17 percent of people have 1 or more speeding tickets.


    Overall Satisfaction (with 10 being best)

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    The average Overall satisfaction level is: 8.26

    Satisfaction with your dealer

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    The average Dealer satisfaction level is: 7.15

    Satisfaction with your Service Experience

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    The average Service satisfaction level is: 7.01

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



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    Age Range

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    Average Age (weighted) is 41.7

    Annual Income

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    67 percent of people make above 120 K (HOLY CRAP... I need a new job!)


  • M y service visits have been for routine service. I have over 15,000 miles and no major problems with the car. Best "fun car" I have ever had.
  • Engineering wise, cadillac went 95% of the way. If they removed the 'cadillac' features (ruber isolators everywhere, dual mass flywheel, hop hop hop), and fixed the crappy diff. It would be very close to 100%, and this would be a truely classic performance vehicle. The biggest issue appears to be service related. I'm lucky to have a great dealer, but this seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
  • I love the car - too bad about the quirks it has when low end shifting, the hop bushings and some plastic noise from the dash when hot - still love the car - nothing else is quite like it - the size is perfect (SRT's are boats - they suck from the inside on winding back roads) - plus the charger is bland and boring. The V rules. Best of all it's AMERICAN.
  • So close to being a phenomenal vehicle but diff/tranny issues mated to an inept service dept have made this a nightmare. Even though my car is a lemon, I still love it like a woman I know I should leave...
  • Finest all-around car built in America today.
  • Once again...this site is Top Notch!
  • I had ordered a 2005 Corvette with most all of the options and cancelled my order when I saw the CTS-V demo online. Thought the car met all my optional desires especially with the similar drivetrain as the Vette and everytime I go out to Church or for dinner I can bring my whole family which the Vette wouldn't do.
  • CAr needs some refinement. But overall a pretty good package
  • Love it Love it Love it!!

    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