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A Difficult Decision

So, as you might know, I've recently funneled a good deal of money into my base DD G5 to make it track ready, the most recent thing being a complete exhaust from header to tip. Ever since the CAI, my CEL has been coming and going like a boomerang and it's driving me nuts. At this very moment, I'm stuck with a loud, slow and thirsty car, which brings me to my dilemma. Do I..

a) ignore the problem and continue putting up with her?
b) go all in with IM/TB and tune?
c) cut my losses, sell the old girl and get something different?

The original idea was to track my car but with my schedule, I just don't have the time. Also, I like to think I've matured a bit in regards to my driving style and am looking for something a little more comfortable. Any and all input would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Comfort? Cadillac CTS. But in Montreal they'll have every corner banged up with-in 3 weeks. I would just get it tuned for the CAI Or put back original inlet if you still have it. Car will be hard on fuel when Check engine light is on because it reverts to open loop ECM parameters.

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Not that comfortable lol. Was looking at a TSX or 3 series.

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All in with intake mani and tb? That's like 150 bucks tops lol, turbo the bitch
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TSX, now you really fell on your head, I thought you said you wanted something comfortable. Go try a Verano turbo, then you'll have something to compare all other cars.

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All in with intake mani and tb? That's like 150 bucks tops lol, turbo the bitch
150 bucks? Maybe if I pay someone to steal it from a scrapyard. And it would still need a tune to work, that means more money, downtime and premium gas for, what, 10hp? Turbo for me is not an option because I would have to undo so much work for something I really don't want, not to mention the absurd price and fragility that comes with the package.

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TSX, now you really fell on your head, I thought you said you wanted something comfortable. Go try a Verano turbo, then you'll have something to compare all other cars.
Well I do fancy the Verano, and the Regal GS is pretty sweet, but I'm not in the market for a new car, and it's next to impossible to find a used manual, I checked. I like N/A four cylinder motors. Less parts, less complexity, usually translates into increased reliability, and that's important to me because I never baby my car. The few six cylinders I'd consider would be an entry level 3 series BMW or a Lexus IS250 RWD.

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Comfort? Cadillac CTS. But in Montreal they'll have every corner banged up with-in 3 weeks. I would just get it tuned for the CAI Or put back original inlet if you still have it. Car will be hard on fuel when Check engine light is on because it reverts to open loop ECM parameters.
Didn't see the rest of this. Yeah, Montreal traffic and conditions are particularly rough on cars. I've repaired and repainted my car more times that I care to remember, but that's normal I suppose. I've kept off buying rims and low pro's simply because of the craters and debris plaguing our streets. (dented the sh*t outta my steelies though)

I'm planning to convert the CAI to SRI for the winter, hoping the computer can cope with the change. If not, then I'll wait it out and get a tune when the snow melts. The fuel economy with the CEL on is a bugger, but the lackluster performance is infuriating. Spending 3k on performance mods to end up being slower than stock, that makes me mad.

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A Schutzstaffel?

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