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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Help decide please! in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I don't know if I mentioned that I currently have the 2011 cadillac cts AWD 3.0l the one for 27k ...
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    Re: Help decide please!

    I don't know if I mentioned that I currently have the 2011 cadillac cts AWD 3.0l the one for 27k OTD as a demo vehicle.. I have to return it on wednesday. I love the way it drive I don't think it is underpowered; however, I hate using cds and hate using ipod I wish it had a usb.. lol paying 3k more for a usb is really first world problems

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    Ahhh, life is a matter of choices. How nice you get the test drive. If you end up with that vehicle it sounds as if you have a good dealer. It is a Caddy dealer, or is it not?

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    Demo huh? The dealer I purchased my CTS from was not a Cadillac dealer and only let me drive it down the street. (I kept going anyway...lol)

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    The most fun I ever had on a test drive was when my son was looking at hot hatches about 5 years ago. He is a good driver. We went to try a RX8 and the three of us hopped in. The salesman said go ahead and drive it how you want to. My son did. This guy was white when we were done. I was laughing my butt off in the back seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
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    The most fun I ever had on a test drive was when my son was looking at hot hatches about 5 years ago. He is a good driver. We went to try a RX8 and the three of us hopped in. The salesman said go ahead and drive it how you want to. My son did. This guy was white when we were done. I was laughing my butt off in the back seat.
    But did the salesman get sale?

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    Nope. Bought the R32 VW. That sucker screamed, what a nice car. When we touched the Mazda the sheet metal flexed it was so thin. The German car was a much more solid, better engineered car (of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Nope. Bought the R32 VW. That sucker screamed, what a nice car. When we touched the Mazda the sheet metal flexed it was so thin. The German car was a much more solid, better engineered car (of course).
    Great choice!

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    so I just came back from PA and test drove the car for a good half an hour! man I could tell the difference on how the different engines drove. Now the red one has imperfections in the paint which the dealer said he will repaint the rear bumper and touch up the little dings/scratches on the car here and there. He wants almost $30k OTD. Right now I am trying to tell myself the engine/remote start/navigation/bigger rims/better light/foglights are worth the extra 3k ... I will be loosing some warranty but hey oh well lets take the risk.. I will wait until next wednesday to see if the paint touch ups are perfect..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karn View Post
    so I just came back from PA and test drove the car for a good half an hour! man I could tell the difference on how the different engines drove. Now the red one has imperfections in the paint which the dealer said he will repaint the rear bumper and touch up the little dings/scratches on the car here and there. He wants almost $30k OTD. Right now I am trying to tell myself the engine/remote start/navigation/bigger rims/better light/foglights are worth the extra 3k ... I will be loosing some warranty but hey oh well lets take the risk.. I will wait until next wednesday to see if the paint touch ups are perfect..
    The red one is the best choice. But from the outside looking in, I say be patient grasshopper. Don't be afraid to walk away. Tell them it's out of your price range, let them stew for a couple days, and see if they call. If they want a sale, they'll call you, and if you find that it's still your dream car after a few days, go back and pay the 30K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karn
    so I just came back from PA and test drove the car for a good half an hour! man I could tell the difference on how the different engines drove. Now the red one has imperfections in the paint which the dealer said he will repaint the rear bumper and touch up the little dings/scratches on the car here and there. He wants almost $30k OTD. Right now I am trying to tell myself the engine/remote start/navigation/bigger rims/better light/foglights are worth the extra 3k ... I will be loosing some warranty but hey oh well lets take the risk.. I will wait until next wednesday to see if the paint touch ups are perfect..
    Just my opinion but if you look at it this way, all those extra options and extras can not be purchased for 3k. Even if you take away the engine. Just my thoughts but I know I couldn't have settled for less then the 3.6. Completely makes the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagillac

    Just my opinion but if you look at it this way, all those extra options and extras can not be purchased for 3k. Even if you take away the engine. Just my thoughts but I know I couldn't have settled for less then the 3.6. Completely makes the car.
    Agreed. I test drove the 3.0 and on a side note the ATS 2.0t and found them both to be underpowered. (ATS was a little faster due to less weight but still felt like it was lacking the needed power)

    Angelbones made a great point there. I "walked" away myself and although I didn't save the extra dime by doing so, it didn't hurt anything and I got exactly what I wanted! Don't rush this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    I currently have a wagon with 3.6, nav/sirius/40GB rear wheel drive. I have been in a loaner car for a week with std. radio, no nav, 3.0.

    A HUGE difference! I would never buy a 3.0 as well as the low end radio/nav system.

    Lots of unhappy people with AWD on the forum, too. Seek out more info on AWD before you buy.
    Which befuddled me on the next part and that is why there seems to be so many AWD's that are sold. I was at the Caddy dealership today not a single RWD new or used. Had this same issue when I was buying, RWD's (especially optioned out ones) were rare. Ended up being my one trade off, but I'm happy and I'm sure I'll be happy come the snow.

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    Re: Help decide please!

    What's snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    What's snow?
    Ooo, them fightin' words

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