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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Gettiing ready to buy a used 08 in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by Sal33n It had 90k miles on it which you may think is high but the CPO warranty ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal33n View Post
    It had 90k miles on it which you may think is high but the CPO warranty totally was worth it. A few weeks after I got it the interior lights would not turn off if you open the driver door. Took in in under warranty which they replaced the electronic lock assembly and fixed it. While there they also noticed a leak from the front engine cover which I did not know about because there was no dripping just as you describe. Upon teardown to fix it they also replaced the timing chains, replaced the water pump and replaced the camshaft thrust washers because endplay was a little out of spec. Now mind you the car was driving like an absolute dream and I had no idea about the leaks or timing chains loose. The cost to me was $0. I have no idea how much it would have cost me if I didn't have the CPO warranty. My car still looks brand new and even still smells new inside. It drives like a brand new car even with the miles. Steering is tight and straight. And yes it also has the panoramic roof
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    By the way, CPO stands for Certified Pre-Owned.
    there is no way I can find a deal like that in Baltimore. I do have route 66 signed up which kind of put my mind at ease, its going to give me factory warranty till 100k then from there on they only worry about power train to 120k I believe. 1900 for the warranty, pretty good reviews on the net so far and its recommended by a the bank that loan me the money for the car.

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

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    You would have had a few thousand dollars in your repairs, Sal33n.
    Yikes!!

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    there is no way I can find a deal like that in Baltimore. I do have route 66 signed up which kind of put my mind at ease, its going to give me factory warranty till 100k then from there on they only worry about power train to 120k I believe. 1900 for the warranty, pretty good reviews on the net so far and its recommended by a the bank that loan me the money for the car.
    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...gIndex=3&Log=0

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

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    2 hours away, I live alone lol Towing my old car back to my home probaly cost a grand hahah.

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

    Do you have a pic of the car you want to buy? Also is it AWD or RWD?

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    Do you have a pic of the car you want to buy? Also is it AWD or RWD?
    I dont, its AWD. doesnt really matter I dont expect Caddi AWD to be functional like a Subaru. Not a deal breaker to me.

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal33n View Post
    It had 90k miles on it which you may think is high but the CPO warranty totally was worth it. A few weeks after I got it the interior lights would not turn off if you open the driver door. Took in in under warranty which they replaced the electronic lock assembly and fixed it. While there they also noticed a leak from the front engine cover which I did not know about because there was no dripping just as you describe. Upon teardown to fix it they also replaced the timing chains, replaced the water pump and replaced the camshaft thrust washers because endplay was a little out of spec. Now mind you the car was driving like an absolute dream and I had no idea about the leaks or timing chains loose. The cost to me was $0. I have no idea how much it would have cost me if I didn't have the CPO warranty. My car still looks brand new and even still smells new inside. It drives like a brand new car even with the miles. Steering is tight and straight. And yes it also has the panoramic roof

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    I am happy to hear about your situation. Glad to know repairs were done by the dealership to fix these concerns and you were covered through the CPO warranty. I bet you were happy about that! Continue to enjoy your Cadillac

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

    Whether it's it's a weep or a leak, it will manifest itself into a larger problem. I know off no extended warranty the will pay for new seals, they are considered maintenance. Keep in mind that a rear main seal means the engine has to come out. It sounds like you are dead set on this car, so at this point nothing anybody on the forum says will change your mind.You asked for advice and every response has been the same; walk away from the car We have all been CTS owners, I'm on my fourth. Buy the the car and good luck. Whatever you save put it in the bank, you'll need it.
    tinman and snafu like this.

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

    does anyone know if the rear seat fold back on the 1SA model?

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

    Took a test drive again, there was noise coming from the panoramic roof (wind noise) unacceptable. among other things but thank you all for your help, and the search continues.

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    You'll find one. Glad your staying away from the first...

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

    Even if you have to travel two hours, you may have a friend that can drive you in exchange for a couple of beers (after the trip of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by C "T" ess
    Even if you have to travel two hours, you may have a friend that can drive you in exchange for a couple of beers (after the trip of course)
    and after the sale...lol. That's more like a 6 pack too

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

    does anyone know if you can pay extra to extend the CPO warranty?

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

    you can purchase an extended warranty from GM; GMPP or after market provider. Route 66 is the one most often mentioned but I know nothing about them.

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    Re: Gettiing ready to buy a used 08

    Not sure where you are in the search but I have an 08...no seepage but the car burns a quart and a half between oil changes (about 7000 miles) VERY COMMON WITH THE V-6. Oil level a little low does not mean there is anything wrong...just depends if the owner has topped it off lately.

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