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    How long will the CUE computer last?

    I plan on keeping my car for more than 5 years and I'm wondering whether or not I will have to take out a bank loan if the CUE computer needs fixing after Caddy's 4 year warranty?

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    Re: How long will the CUE computer last?

    Quote Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
    I plan on keeping my car for more than 5 years and I'm wondering whether or not I will have to take out a bank loan if the CUE computer needs fixing after Caddy's 4 year warranty?
    The proper question is: will you be able to find a large enough bank.

    Personally, I'm hoping the CUE flakiness is from poorly designed code the NSA added to track us and listen in on in car conversations. Government ownership has it's privileges. If I'm right, the feds may pay for any repairs (assuming our travels and conversations have been interesting enough.)
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    Re: How long will the CUE computer last?

    That's awesome I'm going to have to try to be more interesting!






    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    The proper question is: will you be able to find a large enough bank.

    Personally, I'm hoping the CUE flakiness is from poorly designed code the NSA added to track us and listen in on in car conversations. Government ownership has it's privileges. If I'm right, the feds may pay for any repairs (assuming our travels and conversations have been interesting enough.)

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    Re: How long will the CUE computer last?

    Quote Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
    I plan on keeping my car for more than 5 years and I'm wondering whether or not I will have to take out a bank loan if the CUE computer needs fixing after Caddy's 4 year warranty?
    After 5 years the CUE may or may not need fixing. But it will definitely look embarrassingly old after 5 years! That is the problem of hard-wiring such computer systems and interfaces to a car! The problem is electronic systems age faster than mechanical systems do! A 5 year old mechanical system can be still called modern, but what about a 5 year old computer system? This is one of the reasons that I leased my ATS and I will return it back after 3 years!

    CUE is just of many complex computer systems in this car. Having such systems onboard means that 1) you can not take the car to one of those small, family owned mechanic shops anymore! It needs to be fixed by the Cadillac dealer itself. 2) After the warranty expires, the car can be very expensive to keep and maintain.

    If you are willing to keep the car for a long time, make sure that you buy the extended warranty before the main warranty expires!

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    Re: How long will the CUE computer last?

    When I bought the ATS, I didn't think that I couldn't take it to an Indy after the warranty was up, and I was planning on keeping the car more than 5 years. However, at the time of purchase I did take out a repair warranty for another 3 years. I paid up front (was about 1/2 of what it would have cost at the end of 4 years ownership) and it won't go into effect until the Caddy warranty is up. I have been very successful with this type of warranty with my BMWs. The warranties either paid for themselves, or came very close. In any event, when the cars were out of BMW warranty, I was able to sleep well without thoughts of: "What's this going to cost me?" It will be the same with the ATS...that is, if I don't get rid of it before then. BTW, the warranty is fully transferable.
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