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    Smile 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    I’m looking for any and all feedback with specific owners over 100k miles. Not the folks that say, I have 30k miles and no problems, (yeah, it better not have any problems at 30k miles).

    Here are my thoughts behind the post and some.
    I do all my fleet preventive maintenance myself (my muscle car, wife’s car, my truck, and my commuter vehicle). I had a 1993 Silverado w/ 180k miles that I would have ‘til this day, if some jackleg didn’t steal it. So, I know GM can make a good dependable engine and I would like to go back to an American made vehicle again.

    I’m looking to replace the wife’s car and she will only drive a 6 speed/MT. Thus, why the CTS looks like a winner, toss on a new set of performance wheels and a CTS-V hood… now, you are talking sexy. **


    Currently, in my area there is an 08, 6 speed, 40k miles, for $24k that I’m interested in.

    Your feedback is very much appreciated!

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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    I along with many others on here will recommend you avoid the 2008's because it is a first year model and there were a few bugs if you're looking for OVERALL reliability. Now with that aside. I too have owned two previous GM's that were 15-18 yearceramic
    before I sold them and both had 167-171k mi before I sold them. They had their problems but nothing major mechanical that I couldn't handle.

    I don't know too many high milers on the forum. But I know that I am close with 78k mi. I have an 08. The two main reasons is mainly because of budget constraints and a few features I wanted were deleted the following years. The car has been relatively problem free in the short time I've owned it (4 months 8k mi.) With so far a leaky trans line was covered under warranty twice and a rear plate light is out. I did however got lucky and got it near the end of the 08 production run and it came with Bluetooth!

    As far as the car was before me. It had the trans replaced at 33k in 2010. The power mirrors replaced twice and a few recalls.

    It has been a good awesome car. I have poured a little $600 into so far. But alll have been preventative maintenance and using the reasonably high quality fluids filters and such. 2/3's of that cost was just replacing all the brakes and rotors to ceram because I got tired of the brake dust from the performance brakes option. Some were not even entirely necessary such as the cabin filter cleaning.

    Either way it is an awesome car I love it to death and I get A LOT of compliments from it. And I have faith it will last me for a long time. And like yourself I do all my own maintenance work.

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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by doitallgarageguy View Post
    I’m looking for any and all feedback with specific owners over 100k miles. Not the folks that say, I have 30k miles and no problems, (yeah, it better not have any problems at 30k miles).
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    Quote Originally Posted by OMG View Post

    I don't know too many high milers on the forum. But I know that I am close with 78k mi.

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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    I read that bro but I know he's not going to get many responses or/if any. So I thought I would give him some advice from the next closest available source. I am sure there are people out there with over 100k but most are not on the forum or not active. If fact most people on this forum dump theirs after the B2B warranty is up. I'm just giving him what I know from one garage wrencher to another.

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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    Ive got a 08 with the 3.6 DI and 101000 Miles and No problems really other than a coil pack and a wheel bearing, No timing chain issues ive had it for about 3+ years and 50k miles.
    I replaced the rear caliper bracket with the new design to stop the winter squeaking

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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by OMG View Post
    I along with many others on here will recommend you avoid the 2008's because it is a first year model and there were a few bugs if you're looking for OVERALL reliability. Now with that aside. I too have owned two previous GM's that were 15-18 yearceramic
    before I sold them and both had 167-171k mi before I sold them. They had their problems but nothing major mechanical that I couldn't handle.

    I don't know too many high milers on the forum. But I know that I am close with 78k mi. I have an 08. The two main reasons is mainly because of budget constraints and a few features I wanted were deleted the following years. The car has been relatively problem free in the short time I've owned it (4 months 8k mi.) With so far a leaky trans line was covered under warranty twice and a rear plate light is out. I did however got lucky and got it near the end of the 08 production run and it came with Bluetooth!

    As far as the car was before me. It had the trans replaced at 33k in 2010. The power mirrors replaced twice and a few recalls.

    It has been a good awesome car. I have poured a little $600 into so far. But alll have been preventative maintenance and using the reasonably high quality fluids filters and such. 2/3's of that cost was just replacing all the brakes and rotors to ceram because I got tired of the brake dust from the performance brakes option. Some were not even entirely necessary such as the cabin filter cleaning.

    Either way it is an awesome car I love it to death and I get A LOT of compliments from it. And I have faith it will last me for a long time. And like yourself I do all my own maintenance work.
    Hello OMG,

    Thank you for sharing your advice. I am glad to hear how much you love your 2008 CTS! Continue to enjoy driving your Cadillac around. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you ever have any concerns or questions.

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    Laura M.
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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    2009 with 102k+ miles. Running like new. Timing chains were replaced under CPO warranty. Didn't even know they were stretched. They were looking at something else and inspected them and noticed they should be replaced. I love this car.

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    I would also recommend getting at least a 2009 model.

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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    I have 123,000 on my 08 AWD, mostly highway. I bought it with 49k on it. The previous owner did the timing chains. I suffered through roof leaks and trunk leaks but GM paid for much of the repairs. I put front brakes on twice mostly because I get warped rotors from the crazy temps here in N.E. I'm still on my Bridgestone tires; I'm getting amazing mileage out them. Overall the car has been a joy and I know its good for another 100K.

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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
    Haha, snofun3 busting balls.

    Quote Originally Posted by OMG View Post
    I along with many others on here will recommend you avoid the 2008's because it is a first year model and there were a few bugs if you're looking for OVERALL reliability. Now with that aside. I too have owned two previous GM's that were 15-18 yearceramic
    before I sold them and both had 167-171k mi before I sold them. They had their problems but nothing major mechanical that I couldn't handle.

    I don't know too many high milers on the forum. But I know that I am close with 78k mi. I have an 08. The two main reasons is mainly because of budget constraints and a few features I wanted were deleted the following years. The car has been relatively problem free in the short time I've owned it (4 months 8k mi.) With so far a leaky trans line was covered under warranty twice and a rear plate light is out. I did however got lucky and got it near the end of the 08 production run and it came with Bluetooth!

    As far as the car was before me. It had the trans replaced at 33k in 2010. The power mirrors replaced twice and a few recalls.

    It has been a good awesome car. I have poured a little $600 into so far. But alll have been preventative maintenance and using the reasonably high quality fluids filters and such. 2/3's of that cost was just replacing all the brakes and rotors to ceram because I got tired of the brake dust from the performance brakes option. Some were not even entirely necessary such as the cabin filter cleaning.

    Either way it is an awesome car I love it to death and I get A LOT of compliments from it. And I have faith it will last me for a long time. And like yourself I do all my own maintenance work.
    Omg, thanks for your feedback is it very helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by dsteinmann View Post
    Ive got a 08 with the 3.6 DI and 101000 Miles and No problems really other than a coil pack and a wheel bearing, No timing chain issues ive had it for about 3+ years and 50k miles.
    I replaced the rear caliper bracket with the new design to stop the winter squeaking
    I hear ya, coil pack and calipers are easy to replace. It doesn't bother me too much to replace little things like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal33n View Post
    2009 with 102k+ miles. Running like new. Timing chains were replaced under CPO warranty. Didn't even know they were stretched. They were looking at something else and inspected them and noticed they should be replaced. I love this car.


    I would also recommend getting at least a 2009 model.
    I guess if I pull the trigger on the 2008 model, I would try to have the timing chain replace before the warranty ends. Is the warranty on caddy's b2b 100k milles /5 years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    I have 123,000 on my 08 AWD, mostly highway. I bought it with 49k on it. The previous owner did the timing chains. I suffered through roof leaks and trunk leaks but GM paid for much of the repairs. I put front brakes on twice mostly because I get warped rotors from the crazy temps here in N.E. I'm still on my Bridgestone tires; I'm getting amazing mileage out them. Overall the car has been a joy and I know its good for another 100K.
    123k miles...That's what I'm talking about!

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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    The B2B is 4yr/50k powertrain 5yr/100k I had powertrain which is what I had remaining. My timing chain is warrantied until 120k or sometime into 2017 because of the recall. Which is what yours will most likely have if the recall was done.

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    Re: 2nd gen CTS owner’s over 100k miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by OMG View Post
    The B2B is 4yr/50k powertrain 5yr/100k I had powertrain which is what I had remaining. My timing chain is warrantied until 120k or sometime into 2017 because of the recall. Which is what yours will most likely have if the recall was done.
    I see, thanks for that info.

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