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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Hi guys, Looking to buy a cts4 2008 with nice rims and fog lights so i suspect it has performance ...
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    Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    Hi guys,

    Looking to buy a cts4 2008 with nice rims and fog lights so i suspect it has performance pack but am not sure... is the carbon finish an option or the base finish?

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    here is the link to the car I am considering...

    http://www.autohebdo.net/a/CADILLAC/...howcpo=ShowCPO

    Thanks in advance for the help and advice!!!!!

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    Yes, it has the performance package. It's an AWD with the base 3.6L V6 SFI (263hp) (non-DI engine). Moreover, as I can see, the color is black chery - like mine - love that color!

    The carbon finish came with the base - wood trim was optional. I know it because I have the wood and bought my car from Clermont in Montreal (now closed). Used to live in Montreal too...!!

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    If you're looking for a used one with carbon black specifically iy will have to be mainly the base. Although I am not normally a fan of wood. It was the choice I had to get the features I wanted, 3.6 DI, lux packages and all the other amenities.

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    So base plus performance package, with sunroof, i know it doesnt have gps but what other features i might regret not having if i go for this one?

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    [QUOTE=...but what other features i might regret not having if i go for this one?[/QUOTE]

    This car came from Boston...stay away from it! Just kidding, go Bruins.

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtlcts4lover View Post
    So base plus performance package, with sunroof, i know it doesnt have gps but what other features i might regret not having if i go for this one?
    Well it's more of a matter of preference. For me, why would I shell out that kind of money for a Luxury vehicle and not have the luxury features? Adapative headlights, NAv, upgraded sound, LED taillights, J55 brakes, accent trim lighting, keyless entry and ignition, these are all features that to me set the car apart from nicely equipped fusion or impala. And of xourse 300hp. The AWD variant is a porky 4300lbs. It needs every hp & tq. All these things is what people notice when they get IN the car or drive it. Also I paid 400 less for my car then what they are asking there. And mine is a granny owned, not roor rattles or leaks, no trunk leaks, everything works and even has remaining factory warranty.

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    i couldnt have said it better than OMG! There are a few options i really wanted that was not on the base, things that OMG mentioned, remote start, garage door opener, electric tilt. Personally, I like the carbon fiber look better as well but the options were more important for me.

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    guys, I don't know if you looked at the link and it could be because it's in French but this car looks to be loaded except it doesn't have DI, NAV, and the wood trim.
    I personally think it's a little overpriced for the amount of km's on it but I do prefer the carbon vs wood trim.

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    To each his own on the faux carbon fiber vs. real wood. Personally, I would like a "brushed" aluminum. I have the fake carbon fiber. I don't mind it, but it is fake and that I do mind because I know it is fake. It isn't a deal breaker either way, though, and you won't be disappointed.

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    So if i sum it all up, i dont need a garage door opener, i can live without nav and the car has the performance pack, sunroof, 18 inchs rims and a gorgeous color, i shouldnt be disapointed?

    As for the other luxury perks, we bought my wife a 2009 suburban LTZ that has it all...

    Any final advice since i plan on going back to the dealer friday morning?

    And thanks again to all except the Boston guy! (GO HABS GO! !!!) LOL

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    Enjoy your new ride.

    XOXO
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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Enjoy your new ride.

    XOXO
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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    Remember, first you have to get past the Leafs

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    Ok, out of topic but....

    Why do people in Toronto all drink coffee from a glass???

    Cause all the cups are in Montreal!!!! (ok and maybe a few in Boston...)

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    Re: Black carbon trim instead of wood in 2008, nicer look but what will i miss?

    Yes, off topic but funny!

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