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    Any advice for a DTS buyer ?

    Looking at a 2009 DTS with about 70,000 kilometers, anything special concerns or problems I should be aware of?


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    Re: Any advice?

    Read the sticky posts just above this one, and look through the pages of threads here for items of interest. Same advice as buying any other used car - do your homework, and Caveat Emptor !

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    Re: Any advice for a DTS buyer ?

    It seems like strut bearings are a common issue along with the heated seats connector melting.

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    Re: Any advice for a DTS buyer ?

    Put up the cash for a slightly newer one that is still under the original factory warranty.
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    Re: Any advice for a DTS buyer ?

    Seems to me a low mileage vehicle.

    I don't know how far is the Caddy located. If it's locally listed then I would strongly recommend getting it thoroughly inspected by your mechanic. If not then you can rely on: 1) the Car Fax Report and, 2) an inspection by a professional.

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    Re: Any advice for a DTS buyer ?

    If the DTS is at a dealer get the extended warranty.

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    Re: Any advice for a DTS buyer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jazoo View Post
    rely on: 1) the Car Fax Report and, 2) an inspection by a professional.
    Remember: CARFAX is a voluntary reporting database - usually, the only info you see is title transfers and required emissions inspections. Even flood damaged car slip past CARFAX quite frequently.

    "Honey, I smashed the Deville up pretty bad - Cooter and BooBoo fixed it with a hammer and some Bondo ! Tell CARFAX, will you ?"
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