: Crazy Cheap V!?!??



FL01SS
11-05-08, 09:50 AM
I've been on the lookout for a deal that can get me into a V without changing what I'm paying monthly for my CTS & this one seems too good to be true!?! Check it out...

http://autos.yahoo.com/used-cars/cadillac-cts-cars293630190?keywords=CTS-V&sortcol=price&sortdir=up&askpriceub=any&askpricelb=any&deliverymileageub=any&deliverymileagelb=any&listingtype=used&model=cts&make=cadillac&distance=any

Are Vs REALLY dropping THAT much in resale?!? :confused: I had planned on waiting until the new V comes out because I anticipate the 1st gens dropping in price a bit, but this one might be too good to pass up! Thoughts??? The only thing is I was planning on getting a Certified V incase I have any issues. I'm sure the warranty on this one is all but gone.

Max-Q
11-05-08, 09:52 AM
Wow that is cheap. Hopefully they haven't dropped to that level already. Go check it out and see if it's a decent car then use the money you saved on a maggie.

ROG
11-05-08, 09:53 AM
Green???

CadiBlk
11-05-08, 09:53 AM
Vs don't come in green. So it has been repainted, possibly repainted due to a wreck.

CIWS
11-05-08, 09:56 AM
Better run that VIN :D

FL01SS
11-05-08, 09:56 AM
Green???

WTF!?! I didn't even notice that!! I thought it looked a bit off, but figured it was a reflection! Well if it's been painted, I wonder if it's been wrecked!!?!

dqw1
11-05-08, 09:57 AM
Believe it. My 04 V has almost 62k miles and when I went to the dealer to see what they would give me on trade in for an 09V, they projected 14k at 62,000 miles. I checked the blue book value and it's pretty close. I'm way better off selling it myself. Unreal that this car value is losing so much but I still love my V. If it the car checks ok, jump on it.
I just noticed it was green also. Better check it out first or look elsewhere.

FL01SS
11-05-08, 10:04 AM
A repaint is probably the biggest turnoff for me. Even if I liked that green, I'm just too picky to deal with the slighest imperfection in a paint job. I see that they did all the doorjams & what not & it doesn't look like a terrible job, but I think I'll keep on lookin. Might be worth it to wait on a Certified 1st gen til a bit after the new ones come out.

rand49er
11-05-08, 10:10 AM
That color cost someone at least $7k in resale.

Who knows what a VIN check will reveal.

Twitch
11-05-08, 10:33 AM
use the money you saved on a maggie.
lol poor guy didn't even buy the car yet :helpless:

ba83
11-05-08, 10:51 AM
better of looking at a clean car for around $20k

thebigjimsho
11-05-08, 11:03 AM
Wreck or not, I know that soon I won't need to track my current V anymore...

SkullV
11-05-08, 12:46 PM
Wreck or not, I know that soon I won't need to track my current V anymore...

You buying a green V Jim?

dukie1993
11-05-08, 12:51 PM
It would be sweet to have a backup V in British Racing Green :)

Now where to find the licenses plate frames that say "My other car is also a V"?

thebigjimsho
11-05-08, 08:35 PM
You buying a green V Jim?Probably not. But I know that in a couple years, a moderate mileage '04 will be found for around $10G. Much better to risk that than my daily driver or garage queen, no?

whisler151
11-05-08, 08:53 PM
But I know that in a couple years, a moderate mileage '04 will be found for around $10G.

:eek: Not cool! I bet its tough for you original 04-05 owners to see it drop this much. I remember when I came on board the 04-05 Vs were $30k. Now they have dropped below $20k. Next thing you know the douche in the Civic will be able to trade in his riced out Honda plus a few grand and step into a V. :banghead: I hope we all have moved to the V2 or something better by then.

thebigjimsho
11-05-08, 09:07 PM
:eek: Not cool! I bet its tough for you original 04-05 owners to see it drop this much. I remember when I came on board the 04-05 Vs were $30k. Now they have dropped below $20k. Next thing you know the douche in the Civic will be able to trade in his riced out Honda plus a few grand and step into a V. :banghead: I hope we all have moved to the V2 or something better by then.Yes, hopefully I'll have a V2 and then get a track vehicle. Maybe. But the same thing happened with the SHO. Believe it or not, when I bought my SHO, I was the young punk who put everything down to buy mine used. In '93, the SHO was a popular choice for doctors, lawyers and businessmen...

CTSV_Rob
11-05-08, 09:42 PM
Wow that is cheap. Hopefully they haven't dropped to that level already. Go check it out and see if it's a decent car then use the money you saved on a maggie.

Headers too


lol poor guy didn't even buy the car yet :helpless:

See above

whisler151
11-05-08, 09:48 PM
Yes, hopefully I'll have a V2 and then get a track vehicle. Maybe. But the same thing happened with the SHO. Believe it or not, when I bought my SHO, I was the young punk who put everything down to buy mine used. In '93, the SHO was a popular choice for doctors, lawyers and businessmen...

Had I known about the V2 plans when I bought my 2007 new I would have done things different. I will be so upside down in the next few years that the option of a V2 will be out for some time. I should have got a used V1 and saved money for a V2. :banghead:

Lesson learned...never buy the last model year of a vehicle. I only wish I knew the 2007 was the last year when I got it. DAMNIT!

mbiker97
11-05-08, 09:59 PM
I'd take a green one for 16k. Then save mine for real stuff.

CIWS
11-05-08, 10:27 PM
Don't feel too bad about our auto depreciation. Here's a 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (http://autos.yahoo.com/used-cars/aston_martin-v8_vantage-pictures-cars289316608;_ylt=AkO0zPpRZ.twxvhwqqrNAgkvaI54;_y lv=3?sortcol=price&sortdir=up&start=1&listingtype=used&model=v8_vantage&make=aston_martin&distance=any&picstart=1) that sold for 110K new, with only 18K miles on it that's selling for 68 K now. Most cars don't hold their value from the new price, even an Aston Martin. (two years old and almost 50% down)

commander112
11-05-08, 10:58 PM
Don't feel too bad about our auto depreciation. Here's a 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (http://autos.yahoo.com/used-cars/aston_martin-v8_vantage-pictures-cars289316608;_ylt=AkO0zPpRZ.twxvhwqqrNAgkvaI54;_y lv=3?sortcol=price&sortdir=up&start=1&listingtype=used&model=v8_vantage&make=aston_martin&distance=any&picstart=1) that sold for 110K new, with only 18K miles on it that's selling for 68 K now. Most cars don't hold their value from the new price, even an Aston Martin. (two years old and almost 50% down)

Yup. Plenty of cheap "C", "E" and "S" class cars out there. Any lux or performance car is going to fall fast and hard. Even worse when you pull up to the Club with a non-current model. The valet will park it in the lot next to an Olds.

mbiker97
11-05-08, 11:09 PM
Aston haven't held their value for a long time, well at least since Ford bought them. A lot of the higher end used cars are getting really cheap because of the current economic climate.

FL01SS
11-05-08, 11:58 PM
A lot of the higher end used cars are getting really cheap because of the current economic climate.

:yup:Which makes it great for those of us with very stable incomes!! My taste is just a tad higher than what I can really afford though! Time for my wife to go back to work full time!!!:thepan:

tmwfla
11-06-08, 12:24 AM
Looks like the "special edition" green V is also missing a lug nut. You could play "dealer" against him and hit him up w/the color, lug nut issue, tires, etc. etc. and see if you can steal it (if it's VIN is clean and it checks out w/out any signs of a wreck) for around 12k.

SkullV
11-06-08, 01:24 AM
Looks like the "special edition" green V is also missing a lug nut. You could play "dealer" against him and hit him up w/the color, lug nut issue, tires, etc. etc. and see if you can steal it (if it's VIN is clean and it checks out w/out any signs of a wreck) for around 12k.

Probably not missing a lug nut. It's probably a wheel lock. They always look like there's a lug missing!

tdyguy2k
11-06-08, 07:33 AM
:eek: Not cool! I bet its tough for you original 04-05 owners to see it drop this much. I remember when I came on board the 04-05 Vs were $30k. Now they have dropped below $20k. Next thing you know the douche in the Civic will be able to trade in his riced out Honda plus a few grand and step into a V. :banghead: I hope we all have moved to the V2 or something better by then.

It does kinda make you sick doesn't it. I bought mine in May of this year for just under $30K. Upside down for life, but at least it's a V.

Knuguy
11-06-08, 10:48 AM
From the photos the door jams and trunk appear green. Under the hood too. Probably started out black though making it easy to mask the change in photos.

Vee
11-06-08, 11:09 AM
Surely someone here has a carfax account to run it's vin, 1G6DN57S240166469.

Sometimes you hear of a GM insider getting a special order for himself that is a one-off...possible?

CadiBlk
11-06-08, 11:13 AM
Supporting members can get a vin check from the sticky on the main forum page.

Bigron
11-06-08, 12:14 PM
he is not asking for a VIn check he is asking for a carfax

Vee
11-06-08, 12:54 PM
he is not asking for a VIn check he is asking for a carfax

Thank You !

Correct, I was just asking for a CARFAX just to hopefully satisfy the obvious curiosities on this unusual color.

hXc95SLS
11-06-08, 12:57 PM
get a carfax on her. I picked up my V for 24 and change (with taxes tags and all that fun stuff) and she had 45586 miles on her

urbanski
11-06-08, 01:07 PM
carfax thread is in the lounge

Dave-V
11-07-08, 10:24 AM
This is a V but I am unsure how it got green. It sold 10-28-08 at Manheim Ohio for $10800 with 64730 miles. FYI.

smackdaddy
11-07-08, 05:00 PM
Paintcode is 41U - BLACK RAVEN for this car according to the build sheet.