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    Potentially Buying an 07 CTS-V.. Any Tips?

    Hi Everyone,

    I am going to look at an '07 tomorrow, I was wondering if anyone had any tips on things to look at?

    Are there any sort of issues or known problems with the CTS-V's I should know about?

    I am fairly new to GM's in general, but am very skilled and knowledgeable mechanically.

    My potential new love is a Grey 2007 w/Black Int. 65,000KM .. the guy is asking $29K OBO.. which seems like a pretty decent price? I would really love to buy an 09 or up but unfortunately they are out of my price range still.

    Thanks for any help,

    Cheers!

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    Re: Potentially Buying an 07 CTS-V.. Any Tips?

    check here: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-used-cts.html

    Please learn to use this forum properly before posting questions that have been answered 100's of times and have been answered...in a sticky...3rd post from the top!

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    Re: Potentially Buying an 07 CTS-V.. Any Tips?

    Thunder Grey? Rare color if so! Price isnt TOOOO bad, but I'd try to neg a little lower. I'd shoot for $27k ish. There probably ARE better deals to be had than that, but there's something to be said about being able to see the car in person, test drive it, and not have to wait months and months for the "perfect" deal to come along. Check to see how much warranty is left. Bumper to bumper is probably expired, or very close to it. Drive train should be good for another year or so depending on original purchase date. Check the tires, if they're low or close to bare, that's a good bargaining chip to mention during negotiating price, as you're looking at between 700 and 1200 for new rubber depending on your tire preference. Get the VIN number and have the local caddy dealer run a GM VIS report for you. Most dealerships with a friendly service manager will do this for free. I called the local dealer, gave them the VIN and they emailed me a copy of the VIS report. That will show the repair history and warranty claims history of the car.

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    Re: Potentially Buying an 07 CTS-V.. Any Tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by perfect View Post
    ... Please learn to use this forum properly before posting questions that have been answered 100's of times and have been answered ...
    But, it's fun to answer this question! Plus, that ol' stickie never gets looked at.

    Thunder gray ...
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    Re: Potentially Buying an 07 CTS-V.. Any Tips?

    Welcome to the site man!

    Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGTP View Post
    Thunder Grey? Rare color if so! Price isnt TOOOO bad, but I'd try to neg a little lower. I'd shoot for $27k ish. There probably ARE better deals to be had than that, but there's something to be said about being able to see the car in person, test drive it, and not have to wait months and months for the "perfect" deal to come along. Check to see how much warranty is left. Bumper to bumper is probably expired, or very close to it. Drive train should be good for another year or so depending on original purchase date. Check the tires, if they're low or close to bare, that's a good bargaining chip to mention during negotiating price, as you're looking at between 700 and 1200 for new rubber depending on your tire preference. Get the VIN number and have the local caddy dealer run a GM VIS report for you. Most dealerships with a friendly service manager will do this for free. I called the local dealer, gave them the VIN and they emailed me a copy of the VIS report. That will show the repair history and warranty claims history of the car.
    x2...

    I bought my 07 back in September 2010 with 27k on the odometer, one owner, clean Carfax, etc...and I paid $28,000 from a Caddy dealership. So I would def try to haggle him down. Emphasize gas prices, because that's putting a hurting on most vehicles with a V8. And being that it's a private seller you're dealing with and not a dealer, you should be able to get it a little cheaper as well.

    FYI - here's what dealers are paying for them at auction (basically same as trade-in value), and I have it sorted by mileage. GREEN is above average condition, WHITE is average, and YELLOW is below average condition...so maybe this will give you a better idea on what the car is worth, and what you SHOULD pay for it -->

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    Is that the one for sale at Beachfront Motors in Phoenix?

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    Re: Potentially Buying an 07 CTS-V.. Any Tips?

    Just bought my 07 Black in excellent condition with new tires, etc, 32k miles for 26k from dealer, plus another 2300ish in sales tax sometime soon back home

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    Re: Potentially Buying an 07 CTS-V.. Any Tips?

    Fellas,
    Been looking for 8 months and just found an 04 with 17000 for 20,000.... Silver with all the options. Plus headers, high flow cats, b+b exhaust, intake, upgraded rear end... Cherry. I thought it was the best deal I have seen since i started looking. Great deals are out there, just be patient and know what you want, and how much you want to pay...

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    Re: Potentially Buying an 07 CTS-V.. Any Tips?

    Just got an 05', Silver on Blk, 58k on the clock for $21k out the door.

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    Re: Potentially Buying an 07 CTS-V.. Any Tips?

    Nice, guys. Now post up some pics!
    '05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels or OEM wheels w/'06-'07 Center Caps, plus a couple more. 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ (Mustang Dyno).

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