: This STS a good deal?



Ozzhead
06-14-08, 02:13 PM
Well after becoming a dad, dring my 2006 GTO with her in the back. Well isnt so much fun. So i found this STS about 1hr away from me, thinking about going Monday or Tuesday to take a look/ maybe buy.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-05-CADILLAC-STS-XENON-NAVI-COOL-SEATS-LOADED_W0QQitemZ160248577590QQihZ006QQcategoryZ124 117QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

what do you all think? good deal?

caddycruiser
06-14-08, 02:54 PM
The paint looks horrific thanks to very likely car wash run after car wash run (big no-no, especially with black), to the point that it would take some skill to get it back to solid black and not swirl and scratch city...

http://photos.ebizautos.com/7287/3059608_5.jpg
http://photos.ebizautos.com/7287/3059608_13.jpg

...but otherwise, looks solid for the price, with an interior and equipment seemingly up to snuff. Pull a report on it, too.

For the price and miles, though bad, the visual could be repaired by a great detailer and not set you back much more. Is this the kind of trim, engine, options, colors, etc. you think you might want most?

Ozzhead
06-14-08, 04:08 PM
Id rather have the prearl white, think i might just wait till i find a white STS. Im not in to big of a hurry. I'll just keep drivin the GTO till i find exactly what i want. I plan to own this car till least 100k "that i'll put on". So it better be the right one the first time.

PEAROB1
06-14-08, 05:31 PM
Ozzhead, I saw this on autotrader.com. I'm not sure how far this is from you but it is 95 miles from dealer where the black one is.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=244456076&dealer_id=100007346&car_year=2006&model=STS&num_records=75&systime=&make2=&start_year=2006&keywordsfyc=&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&keywordsrep=&engine=8+Cylinder&certified=&body_code=0&fuel=&awsp=false&search_type=used&distance=100&marketZipError=false&search_lang=en&make=CAD&keywords_display=&color=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceASC&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceASC&address=95628&advanced=y&end_year=2007&doors=&transmission=&max_price=&cardist=65

Ozzhead
06-15-08, 03:57 AM
Wow thanks, a little further but hey if its the car i want i'll drive. Just gota call and see what my trade in might be if they can tell me. But also how do i tell if it has ACC?

Just did the kbb and its $19,405 for trading. Well at least if i did that im sure i can say i'll finance 5k including fees/taxs. or should i ask for more? Sorry im terrible and impatient at car shopping.

tomm
06-15-08, 07:52 AM
Wow thanks, a little further but hey if its the car i want i'll drive. Just gota call and see what my trade in might be if they can tell me. But also how do i tell if it has ACC?

Just did the kbb and its $19,405 for trading. Well at least if i did that im sure i can say i'll finance 5k including fees/taxs. or should i ask for more? Sorry im terrible and impatient at car shopping.

Expect much less on the trade....:(

BaTu
06-15-08, 06:25 PM
But also how do i tell if it has ACC?

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-forum-2005-through-2010/142133-how-do-i-know-if-i.html


It's all about the EMBLEM ;)

PEAROB1
06-16-08, 05:09 AM
Ozzhead, from looking at the pictures of the caddy emblem on the front grill, the white '06 STS has ACC.

Buzz48317
06-19-08, 10:22 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-forum-2005-through-2010/142133-how-do-i-know-if-i.html


It's all about the EMBLEM ;)

It is also all about the Head Up Display. No Head Up no ACC...so if you dont have a clear shot of the front of the car but have a good shot of the buttons to the left of the steering wheel or a shot of the dash you can tell too.

BaTu
06-20-08, 09:35 AM
No Hud - No ACC - NO EMBLEM ;)

If you want to quickly tell if a car you're looking at has ACC, and yes it will also have HUD, look to the EMBLEM (also, read the link I posted and you'll see the first thing I said was it needs HUD).....