: Good Deal?



LLCoolJson
10-23-07, 06:46 PM
2005 STS 4 36XXX miles N*, Nav, pretty much all options except hud and adpt. cruise......cadillac certified,,,,,,extended warranty till 2011...between .....29k-30k,,, (pearl white)

MARKVIII
10-23-07, 08:32 PM
miles are a little high but overall a good deal

LLCoolJson
10-23-07, 09:18 PM
I Guess miles are a little high.....but you figure 3 years 36000 miles...so not to bad.....looks like it has new tires, kohmo asx tires....kinda hard to find a sts4 around here (philly).....glad it we be cadillac certified....might go buy it this weekend.....we'll see, only time will tell...

AllWheelEric
10-23-07, 11:50 PM
It probably was $66,000 msrp new. Go for it!

LLCoolJson
10-24-07, 12:11 AM
Dealer said window sticker was 63k and some change,,,,,how do you like your sts4.....would you suggest rwd?or go with awd?

Benjamin Simon
10-24-07, 12:16 AM
In Feb of 2007, I paid $28390 for my 1SG with ACC/HUD. It had 15K on the clock. I do realize I stole the Lac, but that was months ago.
The Cadillac Cert. Warranty is $1K at dealers cost.
If you pay over $28K, you are getting your chops busted. But, with any used car it depends what they have in it.
Average Blackbook is $25.5K in GA.

LLCoolJson
10-24-07, 05:05 PM
So you think 28k is the top?....dosent the area where you live have an effect on price?..i live in philadelphia..car is in maryland...gonna call the salesman and tell him i have 28k cash and that is pretty much what i have to spend...dont want to drive 70 miles and waste my time...28k for certified + tax,tags, and warranty...we'll see what he says...

z06bigbird
10-25-07, 01:32 AM
Many dealers have $3k to $4k markup on used cars.

Benjamin Simon
10-25-07, 01:41 AM
I had to go to Houston, (should be about the same market as Philadelphia) to buy mine. I would say I got a great price. I paid $900 over rough black book at the time. My dealership never puts extra clean money in a car, but this one was as close as you could get to extra clean. My point is I got a ridiculous deal and most should not expect to find it down the street. But in your case, I think $28K is reasonable.
The warranty is included with the certification. Don't pay twice for it. $1000 will extend the fac warr to 6 year 100K and you will get some GMAC financing options with lower interest.

28K +++ is fair for both parties. If it is not fair for them, it is not your fault they are buried in their STS. You can find better deal.

LLCoolJson
10-27-07, 12:01 PM
WELL, talked to the salesman...he said $32.5k....i said i dont want to go past 30k....so now we wait and see what happens..32.5 just seems a little high....gonna go look at a trailblazer SS.....kinda a big difference from the caddy....just like the idea of 395hp......still looking for an STS...we'll see what happens.....

MARKVIII
10-27-07, 01:53 PM
saw new '08 trailblazers SS on ebay for under $30k...kick ass deal..thats a lotta truck for the buck. as far as the sts is concerned to me thats high. if the mileage was 20k then i would think twice.

LLCoolJson
10-27-07, 03:12 PM
STS has 38xxx miles.....28850 was asking...didnt even budge on price...Trailblazer SS has the power, but the sts has all the sweet options...just want to get the best deal....still got time..i got 4 months left on my lease....

Benjamin Simon
10-28-07, 10:13 PM
FYI in the 22 OCT Georgia BlackBook the STS is value at:

X-Cl CLN AVG RGH
v6 24800 23700 20950 18250
v8 29150 28050 25300 22600

Add on:

CHM WHL - 300
PWR Sunroof - 550
ENT System -200
Nav - 200
AWD - 1000

If the car is "clean" there is a 750 discount for miles. But they never should put clean money in the car. If they did, that is their fault.

Given the miles, they should put average money in it. They should have $27450 in the sled at the most. You decide how much profit you want to give them.

On second thought it is CPO through caddilac correct? That is $1000 at dealer cost. Maybe that is a good deal after all.

But this is assuming they put average money in the car. Dealerships like to steal cars when you trade. If you buy it at that price, I think they are being fair.

LLCoolJson
10-28-07, 11:15 PM
Might be a good deal.....we'll see if the car is still there in a couple of weeks...i hope with the holidays just around the corner , car dealerships are slow...the longer it sits, the more money they lose.....maybe i'll be able to grab it for a good price....thanx for the info,,

LLCoolJson
10-29-07, 08:15 PM
went to test drive Trailblazer SS.....holy sh*t:eek:.....that truck has some balls...and it sounds sweet...it has 15k miles awd, nav.....pretty much loaded..askin 29.9k.....i want to test drive an STS before i make up my mind...how would you describe the caddy's overall driving feel? also how are the interior materials?...tb ss was a little cheesey...

rb92gt
10-29-07, 08:33 PM
That trailblazer is bad a**. Test drove one, and it is incredibly fast. I was really turned off to it when we pulled into a gas station because tank was on E, and the salesman couldn't put fuel in it... I guess bad vapor lock from flying into station with gas pedal to the floor. Anyways, salesman had to call dealer for a tow truck. Needless to say I left the dealership.

ryannel2003
10-31-07, 07:54 PM
Wow that STS is cheap compared to what the Caddy dealer I work at sells them for. They want $33,495 for a '05 STS with almost no options and 33k miles. I've been looking for an older '98-'03 Seville STS and they are much cheaper throughout different parts of the country. The STS is a hard sell around here. We've had an Black '08 DI in for about 2 months and it hasn't been even close to being sold. CTS is a much more popular car, and even the older Seville's are hard to sell. But i wouldn't pay more than $29k for that car. The value of these cars drops alot after about 2 years. I'll wait for someone else to buy it, and then get it at a bargain price! :)

MARKVIII
10-31-07, 08:01 PM
like i said 8 months ago i bought a '05 1SF crimson STS with 18k for $28,500.
there are plenty to choose from around here (south florida) so i think that is a reason i got a good deal.
they are not selling worth a dam and dealers have plenty on there lots new and used!!

Benjamin Simon
11-01-07, 06:02 AM
Wow that STS is cheap compared to what the Caddy dealer I work at sells them for. They want $33,495 for a '05 STS with almost no options and 33k miles. I've been looking for an older '98-'03 Seville STS and they are much cheaper throughout different parts of the country. The STS is a hard sell around here. We've had an Black '08 DI in for about 2 months and it hasn't been even close to being sold. CTS is a much more popular car, and even the older Seville's are hard to sell. But i wouldn't pay more than $29k for that car. The value of these cars drops alot after about 2 years. I'll wait for someone else to buy it, and then get it at a bargain price! :)

$33.5? Damn, you guys are trying to bust someone in the chops!

ncCADDYman
11-01-07, 09:49 AM
that a pretty good deal if it's already certified