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    Whats up? I had a 2005 CTS which I added the sport appearance package and other mods. Just today after looking at cars.com last night and crunching the numbers I upgraded to a 2006 Sport Appearance w/ the whole package.

    Heres the ride I bought:

    http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...eadExists=true

    Walked away with it for $11,000, $0 down at 3.9% APR. Comes with a 6/100,000 mile warranty and HID's, sun roof, strut tower brace, interior wood trim, the whole 9. I did not want nor did I get the NAV. I have two Garmins. I'll have detailed pics soon.

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    Nice. Did you trade the '05?

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    I did trade my '05 and was well compensated for it. I have developed a good relationship with the dealership so they are willing to be at least fair, especially in these times when the auto industry is suffering.

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    wait u paid your car plus 11grand?

    that car looks sick congrads

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    sweet car. i am not a huge fan of the all the wood, though. but different strokes for different folks. great deal!!!

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    Please say that red pinstripe will come right off and it hasnt been cleared over??

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    Haha, the red pinstripe!

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    I guess your '05 was paid for...that's a sick deal..wish it coulda been me!!!!!!! Congrats!!

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    Nice car, its the exact twin of mine!!! I love the sport, not only is the grille nice, but you get EVERY option there is short of just buying a V!! You got limited slip diff, bigger brakes, dual chrome exhaust, rocker mouldings with Cadillac script, 18" wheels, FE3, rear spoiler, tire pressure monitoring, dual power heated seats, HIDs, and of course, the legendary grille.

    I loved the CTS from day one, and the V more so but when I first saw these sports... I can honestly say from outside appearance it looks NICER than the V, and more sporty interestingly enough. I almost bought a V, and if I did I wouldve changed the grille and added the spoiler!

    There is an SRX package that is kind of the same deal... very sharp looking vehicle.

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    Not to be the naysayer or anything, but wouldn't it have been a lot smarter $$ wise to spend the money outright and buy the parts your 05 didn't have? It would have cost you maybe $2,000 tops to add all those things instead of financing an additional $11,000. You probably could have upgraded your 05 you had for as much as you'll be paying in interest.

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    I'm sure he got lower miles & more warranty out of the deal too.

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    Identical car to mine except exterior color, blue chip. Nice purchase!

    What are the tires on the car? Am I reading that right? 225/70/18's? And goodyears? What happened to the quality Bridgestone Potenza RE050's that came stock on the car? Doesn't that car have really low miles, or did I read that wrong?

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    I got 11,000 less miles (31,700 on the '06 vs. 42,200 on my old '05) and a remaining 4 years and 70,000 miles on the warranty. Crunching the numbers and overall value, the trade would have made more sense than to individually upgrade all components to get what comes in the CTS Sport package.

    BTW: The pin stripe is not cleared over, wax on wax off....it's gettin buffed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Custom88 View Post
    Not to be the naysayer or anything, but wouldn't it have been a lot smarter $$ wise to spend the money outright and buy the parts your 05 didn't have? It would have cost you maybe $2,000 tops to add all those things instead of financing an additional $11,000. You probably could have upgraded your 05 you had for as much as you'll be paying in interest.
    Get out, common sense not allowed here.

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    Re: Traded Up my Cadi

    Quote Originally Posted by Rakkwarrior View Post
    BTW: The pin stripe is not cleared over, wax on wax off....it's gettin buffed out.
    Forget the pinstripe, get good tires

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