These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, These hard to move once they approach 100k miles? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Looking at a super clean '09 CTS sedan, but it has 90k on the odometer. I'll only be keeping it ...
  1. #1
    darkom is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Age
    34
    Posts
    32

    These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    Looking at a super clean '09 CTS sedan, but it has 90k on the odometer. I'll only be keeping it until I finish my graduate program in May (6-7 months). Safe assumption I'll tally 10k on it. Will it be tough to sell once it surpasses that 100k mark? Any major issues I should look out for? Note: driven by my mother's friend, old woman, but I'm always wary of any high mileage car.

    Thank you.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    MoFex's Avatar
    MoFex is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 08 White Diamond CTS DI RWD FE2 all options
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    metro Atlanta
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,454
    To be honest for me it make no sense to buy a car for a few months period.


    Your question - I do not think anyone has a good answer as there are not too many CTS's exceeding 100k miles....

  4. #3
    darkom is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Age
    34
    Posts
    32

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    Ha, wish I didn't have to but my lease ran out on my Jeep, so I need something to hold me over until moving away for a career. I don't want to lease something when I prob won't need a car in the city, so I just plan on driving whatever it may be until May. The CTS seems like an OK option, but I don't want to have that money tied up into a problematic car, or one that is going to take too long to sell.

  5. #4
    kingtj is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS4 Coupe, Premium edition
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Poolesville, MD
    Posts
    234

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    Ok, but I think MoFex still has a point here.... If you're talking only 6-7 months, you should probably just be looking for anything you can get your hands on real cheap that will make it through half a year without a massive breakdown. If you buy some mechanically sound "beater" for under $2000, it'll probably be worth the 6-7 months of use you got out of it if you can turn around and sell it for even $500-750, which you can probably do real easily. There's always a market out there for real cheap, basic transportation.


    Quote Originally Posted by darkom View Post
    Ha, wish I didn't have to but my lease ran out on my Jeep, so I need something to hold me over until moving away for a career. I don't want to lease something when I prob won't need a car in the city, so I just plan on driving whatever it may be until May. The CTS seems like an OK option, but I don't want to have that money tied up into a problematic car, or one that is going to take too long to sell.

  6. #5
    somedaycts is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2009 Cadillac CTS4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    392

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    The higher mileage isn't as much of a concern since it is a 2009. Just means your mom's friend drove the poop out of the car. Definitely ask for and/or check out the service history of the car. If they took it in for regular maintenance and there doesn't appear to be a laundry list of service visits, it might be worth it. However, I would have to agree with the others to go for something cheap that won't have a major failure. There's no sense in taking the hit on taxes of a vehicle purchase for 6-7 months. You might also look into leasetrader or something similar...you may be able to cash in on someone looking to dump a lease for that amount of time.

  7. #6
    snofun3 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): CTS4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    304

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    It all depends on what you're going to pay for it. If it's super cheap, then you don't have much to lose - if it's $, then I'd go tyhe route suggested to find a beater for the 6-7 months.

  8. #7
    angelbones is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2012 CTS Coupe (formerly)
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    47
    Posts
    418

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    I think kingtj and mofex really make the best points. If you're set on buying the vehicle at presumably a good price, I would add that I think with most people there is a mental barrier at 100K miles. Doesn't mean the car is in worse shape, but when you try to sell or trade, 100K miles is often a line people don't want to cross so you would limit your pool of buyers. Then again if you can get it dirt cheap, go for it.

  9. #8
    tinman's Avatar
    tinman is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2010 CTS Shooting Brake W/Performance package, 3.6 DI
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Posts
    4,255

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    Try checking out some of the pricing websites like kbb or edmunds. See what these cars go for with the higher mileage. Other than that it's a crap shoot.

  10. #9
    Cadillac Cust Svc's Avatar
    Cadillac Cust Svc is online now Cadillac Customer Service
    Automobile(s): All Cadillac vehicles!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,912

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    I'm with tinman -- KBB or Edmunds are great resources to check! (GM neither endorses nor maintains these sites, however, and will not be responsible for their contents.)

    Darkom, if you would like the build sheet of the CTS you're considering, please don't hesitate to email me the last eight of its VIN. I'm reachable via email at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com.

    Best,

    Katie
    Cadillac Customer Service

  11. #10
    99flhr is online now Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): CTS
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    N.E. OH
    Posts
    508

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    FWIW, I checked KBB with a hypothetical CTS with 35,000 & 111,000 miles $8k difference in retail price.
    So , yes they might be "hard to move"

  12. #11
    tinman's Avatar
    tinman is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2010 CTS Shooting Brake W/Performance package, 3.6 DI
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Posts
    4,255

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99flhr View Post
    FWIW, I checked KBB with a hypothetical CTS with 35,000 & 111,000 miles $8k difference in retail price.
    So , yes they might be "hard to move"
    The OP was talking 90k vs. 100+ k

  13. #12
    Panzer Leader's Avatar
    Panzer Leader is online now Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2013 CTS 3.6 V6 RWD Performance Sedan
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mandeville, Louisiana
    Posts
    571

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    If the car had the maintenace done it should be OK. (Oil Changes, transmission service, due for coolant change out, brake pads and rotors, brake line flush and filters.) Was it smoked in? Was it garage kept? Were pets in it? How are the tires? How is the paint and interior? Were there any mechanical or other problems? How does it drive? How is the suspension? (could be time for struts and shocks) In some cases, 100k miles does not really mean anything.

  14. #13
    darkom is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Age
    34
    Posts
    32

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    Hey guys,

    To be clear, I am wondering two things:

    i) Any major maintenance concerns around 100k miles on this generation?
    ii) Is this generation with this many miles hard to sell? I'm not concerned with the additional 10k I put on it, I'm concerned that I can't find any of them with close to that many miles, and wondering if it will take a while to sell in the spring.

    Note: not concerned with taxes or anything else, but thanks for the advice in that regard

  15. #14
    Panzer Leader's Avatar
    Panzer Leader is online now Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2013 CTS 3.6 V6 RWD Performance Sedan
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mandeville, Louisiana
    Posts
    571

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    DARKOM - See my earlier post.

  16. #15
    bobelew is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): Cadillac
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    207

    Re: These hard to move once they approach 100k miles?

    Where you might run into a problem is trying to sell it with over 100K on the clock. Most lending institutions do not want to offer loans on vehicles over that limit. If the buyer has cash, no problem. You might want to check into that as it could create a problem in selling.
    Good luck!

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting