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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Potential owner needing help in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I am hoping to drive my new CTS home next weekend. Looking at ones with around 50,000 miles. What kind ...
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    Re: Potential owner needing help

    I am hoping to drive my new CTS home next weekend. Looking at ones with around 50,000 miles. What kind of common issues should I watch out for? What major maintenance/issues should I expect from 50,000 to 100,000 miles?

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    Re: Potential owner needing help

    Anyone with input?

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    Re: Potential owner needing help

    Major maintenance issues are not there. Sure, they all have problems, but just grab that brass ring in life and hope you get a keeper. Not much more can be said. Some folks have gotten a POS, and some have gotten great vehicles. Just like life, hit or miss. Go seize the day.

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    Re: Potential owner needing help

    Buy my 2010 CTS Premium edition with 31K miles 3.6 with all optiions!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/380923809461...#ht_162wt_1361

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    Re: Potential owner needing help

    Quote Originally Posted by jungy4 View Post
    Anyone with input?
    I`ll repeat my previous input, buy lower miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by jungy4 View Post
    Anyone with input?
    Been watching and reading your thread. The input here is great! We were in the same position as you. We have GM vehicles and have owned a Escalade before. We have a great Caddy dealer here so it made t he decision a little easier for ys. Given where we live, the AWD was a must. We were looking for a car that could also give us good gas mileage, our kids took the grandkids and moved to Tucson, so the 2000 mile trip would not work out well driving our H2. We entertained the Subaru WRX, but the Caddy styling is awesome! We pulled the trigger on a 2009 3.6 AWD with 52K last Wednesday and are thrilled with the car! Carfax are great before purchasing, we found out it was bought at our Cadillac dealer and then sold 4 years later as a certified Cadillac. The second owner only had it for a year and 8000 miles. I called the s r rice manager at Cadillac to see if all routine maintenance had been perform ed and recalls addressed. He stated that both owners were extremely meticulous with the car. All I can say is do your homework and a little leg work, and you can find a great car!

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    Re: Potential owner needing help

    Please take this in the spirit it is said, I'm not being disrespectful. When I hear people say they want
    a car that gets good gas mileage and then go out and buy a 50K$ car makes absolutely no sense to me.
    My S-I-L just bought a new Lincoln and brags up the great gas milage. If you want gas mileage buy a
    $20k little Chevy, not a $50K Lincoln or Cadillac. thanks, douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Rome View Post
    Please take this in the spirit it is said, I'm not being disrespectful. When I hear people say they want
    a car that gets good gas mileage and then go out and buy a 50K$ car makes absolutely no sense to me.
    My S-I-L just bought a new Lincoln and brags up the great gas milage. If you want gas mileage buy a
    $20k little Chevy, not a $50K Lincoln or Cadillac. thanks, douglas
    Douglas,

    First off let me say that mileage is all relative. We drive a Hummer H2 that I get at best 11.5 miles on the highway. We also have a Honda Goldwing that gets 45 miles to the gallon. Given the fact that we want to do travel in style and be able to navigate the winters here in Park City, the Cadillac was the best option for us with the great gas mileage that it gets, again compared to ou H2. There is a reason why we all chose Cadillacs, style and comfort or at the top of the list . No disrespect intended or implied and none taken.

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    Great discussion, we came from a VW Jetta TDI to a 2011 CTS Awd. Loved the TDI, but at 6'3",it was a little tight. We liked the 50 plus miles per gal and reliability, but we are in a time of our life (retirement) that we want a little more comfort :-)

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    Re: Potential owner needing help

    I've got a BMW and a Caddy right now, and let me tell you- Caddy is more than 10x cheaper to maintain. I think it will be the same cost or less than an acura. In fact, the 2nd gen caddy doesn't have anything that seems overly quirky or expensive to maintain. I loved our BMW, but once I got the caddy I don't think I can go back.

    With that being said, from a mechanical standpoint, its a chevy.

    Go 3.6 DI (there is also a 3.6 non di). RWD will be much more fuel efficient, much cheaper to insure, and much cheaper to maintain. Frankly with the traction control on this thing, I wouldn't even think much about an AWD even if I still lived in upstate NY! (Snowiest place in the country), but to each their own. My dad got AWD on his XTS because cost isn't a concern to him, but it sounds like it is to you! (In fact, he switched from Mercedes to Caddy after seeing my experience with my CTS!)



    Every car has its potential "problems". There doesn't seem to be any major

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    Re: Potential owner needing help

    Douglas,
    Not all owners are original owners...some are second, third, etc owners. So not all of us paid $50K for the car. I personally let somebody else take the big hit in driving the car off the lot for the first time. I can't see the excuse that if somebody can afford a more expensive car, that the engineers get the opportunity to slack off on the engineering aspect. I want an engineer to try to hit the goal of designing / engineering / building a luxury car, but also pay attention to the details of getting the best gas mileage out of the vehicle as well. I'm all grown up and now I can afford a nicer ride. I see no reason to become wasteful in the process.

    Just my opinion

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