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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Dropped Trans in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; gohawks63, very interesting story. unfortunately this is the "state of the nation" now. people luck of troubleshooting skills....and of course ...
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    Re: Dropped Trans

    gohawks63,

    very interesting story. unfortunately this is the "state of the nation" now. people luck of troubleshooting skills....and of course because you as a customer are disconected from the tech they do mostly guess work....very sad....what is even more sad is the fact that most of the dealerships do not care.....

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    Okay, so I found an E63 Mercedes wagon with 60,000 miles and is affordable...

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    tinman- wow sorry to read about your problem! While we would rather have you here than in a Merc I personally would say that you need to do what you feel is the best course of action for you.

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    Re: Dropped Trans

    Just exploring all of my alternatives. If I get a rebuilt transmission, which is what I expect these folks to give me, and it is rebuilt by the same skilled craftsman who rebuilt it the first time, then I will dump the car. I can't live with the prospect of it taking a dump in the middle of Bufu in sunny hot Florida with the wife and dog.

    Before I bought my CTS I had looked at the E63. It was too expensive as a used car, so I would have bought a new Vagon (6mt, recaros, no sunroof, thankyouverymuch). However, the Vagon was north of $65 - $70k. I also really wanted a true sports car, so I decided to buy a regular CTS wagon as a DD and get a Porsche Cayman R. Well, then I decided to spend $250k on a new machine for work, so I decided to keep my cash reserves "in case" I ran into lean times with the business. So here I am today. I have made initial contact with the MB dealer to see how the numbers look (initially). Just kicking tires right now, but I have to be prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Just exploring all of my alternatives. If I get a rebuilt transmission, which is what I expect these folks to give me, and it is rebuilt by the same skilled craftsman who rebuilt it the first time, then I will dump the car. I can't live with the prospect of it taking a dump in the middle of Bufu in sunny hot Florida with the wife and dog.

    Before I bought my CTS I had looked at the E63. It was too expensive as a used car, so I would have bought a new Vagon (6mt, recaros, no sunroof, thankyouverymuch). However, the Vagon was north of $65 - $70k. I also really wanted a true sports car, so I decided to buy a regular CTS wagon as a DD and get a Porsche Cayman R. Well, then I decided to spend $250k on a new machine for work, so I decided to keep my cash reserves "in case" I ran into lean times with the business. So here I am today. I have made initial contact with the MB dealer to see how the numbers look (initially). Just kicking tires right now, but I have to be prepared.
    That you do...hope you end up sticking around if you do decide to switch manufacturers!!!

    I'm just hoping they don't screw this up for you!

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    I'm with you, Jeff. They should make it easy for me to stick around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFex
    gohawks63,

    very interesting story. unfortunately this is the "state of the nation" now. people luck of troubleshooting skills....and of course because you as a customer are disconected from the tech they do mostly guess work....very sad....what is even more sad is the fact that most of the dealerships do not care.....
    I grew up working in my uncle's auto repair shop so I get that they can't just replace parts. That's why I was trying to help them with troubleshooting. It was obvious that the SM was clueless and wasn't communicating what was going on as they (he) kept referencing diagnostic codes.

    It was frustrating for me and I understand the challenges of troubleshooting sporadic issues. That's why I was trying to help. You can imagine how frustrating (for the customer) it is when you get someone who is less technically inclined.

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    Re: Dropped Trans

    Sounds like you a dealership issue for sure. My CTS had it's trans replaced at 35k mi with a new one (not rebuilt) in 2010. Don't see why they couldn't give you a new one. My experience with my caddy dealership has been pretty effin' awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Okay, so I found an E63 Mercedes wagon with 60,000 miles and is affordable...
    What does "affordable" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gohawks63 View Post
    I grew up working in my uncle's auto repair shop so I get that they can't just replace parts. That's why I was trying to help them with troubleshooting. It was obvious that the SM was clueless and wasn't communicating what was going on as they (he) kept referencing diagnostic codes....
    Most problems in this world are caused by morons. I wonder if there's a moron-detector app?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Okay, so I found an E63 Mercedes wagon with 60,000 miles and is affordable...
    Good luck with that. I had a 2004 E55 for two years -- fun car to drive but expensive to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFex View Post
    What does "affordable" mean?
    About $35k. Alas, too late, it's sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Judge View Post

    Most problems in this world are caused by morons. I wonder if there's a moron-detector app?
    Now THERE is a million dollar idea!

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    Judge, what kind of issues did you have with your E55?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffc83 View Post
    Now THERE is a million dollar idea!
    Yeah, but what happens when it's used by morons to detect morons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Judge, what kind of issues did you have with your E55?

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    Yeah, but what happens when it's used by morons to detect morons?
    Don't recall the details, but it was in the shop every few months for something. It ate tires -- very expensive tires -- for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Had problems with alignment, including the rear wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Judge, what kind of issues did you have with your E55?

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    Yeah, but what happens when it's used by morons to detect morons?
    I guess it would have to be password protected...then again....lol.

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