: I am taking the plunge... 2006 CTS-V, under 20K miles, w/warranty (2 years) - 26K?

01-21-11, 08:52 PM
I found one, "Infrared" color, light interior, all the goodies you'd expect.... UNDER 20K miles.

I got the loan at 4.45%, just too much for me pass up.

Is this a good deal - everything is telling me YES.

From everything everyone has been sharing the 2006 is more desireable than the 2005 (5.7 vs. 6.0).

Is this a good one to get??

Mike in Oklahoma.

01-21-11, 09:17 PM
Well the 2006 is improved over the earlier models, that color is harder to find, and the warranty is good to have on any used car. Have you pulled the service history?

01-21-11, 09:47 PM
I looked at the Car fax, i'll ask about service. I asked the dealer to be sure any recalls were done as well as scheduled maintenance.

I sense I am getting a really good deal, I am scared because I have to fly in and drive it home. I hope it's all it's cooked up to be.


01-21-11, 10:00 PM
If you have not done so already, have the dealer email you some pictures. At least with pictures you can tell if there are any obvious deal breakers.

01-22-11, 12:37 AM
Yeah the dealer should have no problem getting you the GM VIS report that shows service history of car. It will be good to have just to know what has been done to the car. Having a large service history isn't always a bad thing....

01-22-11, 12:45 AM
I paid $25K for my 2006 Platinum Silver/Ebony V with 32K miles last November. I did buy it at CarMax, so I probably overpaid a little bit, and there was no real warranty, although there was a 30-day bumper-to-bumper which I didn't really need to take advantage of. I did pay them to ship the car from Oklahoma (where you are, coincidentally enough) for $750, and I was able to inspect it before committing to buy it, though.

Yours does sound like a good deal, certainly on paper sounds a little better than mine, but I would do as much research as possible. I managed to find the original dealer that sold my car new, and found out that they did do some body work that wasn't shown on the CarFax. It didn't sound like a big deal, and I bought it anyway, but it was nice to know the complete history.

01-22-11, 10:57 AM
I paid $27k for a similar '06 Infrared with 13k miles about 6 months ago. It did not have an extended warranty, but was still (barely) under the original 4/50 new car warranty.

So I would say it is a good deal. If you like the car, go for it. I don't know that it is a screaming deal considering how these cars have depreciated. That said, it's a fast comfortable car, barely been used, for about 1/2 of what the original owner paid. You also have to factor in finding another car in similar configuration for less. How many other low-mile cars are for sale at any given time. How many are close to you. Probably few to none. So if you like it and can afford it, go get it.

01-22-11, 02:49 PM
Well, I hope this is everything I am wanting... I go pick it up on the 11th of February. I called my local caddy dealer and they told me the car had the rearend redone like 6K miles ago - which is a good thing I hope. No recalls are outstanding.

I am going to go for it, this will either be an awesome deal or a mistake i'll carry until my wife gets her Camaro.

Thanks for all your input, i'll send pics once I get it home.

01-22-11, 03:47 PM
... I am scared because I have to fly in and drive it home. I hope it's all it's cooked up to be.

MMNot much is more fun than getting a great car, climbing behind the wheel, and doing the old bonding thing during a long drive.

I'd predict that once you get home and park it, within the hour you're going to be looking for some reason to go out and drive it again. That's what this car does to a guy. :yup:

01-22-11, 03:53 PM
True that... I sold my 1996 Impala SS to a guy today for a portion of my down payment - sad to see that LT1 go.

LS2, here I come!

01-22-11, 04:30 PM
Aw man. I'm still driving my 93 Caprice 9C1, though currently it is functioning as a winter beater.

01-22-11, 04:34 PM
I love my Impala... the odometer has faded (tried to get it fixed, not fixable).... so I had to sell it without mileage :(. I got an offer of $4K today, which I took! I pick up the CTS-V on February 11th.

01-22-11, 04:40 PM
Yeah the car I sold to buy the CTS-V was actually a 95 Fleetwood, LT1 and all. Dealer gave me $2k, and that was with a big dent in the roof from a pine branch falling on it during an ice storm in late 2008. I was happy with that...but I miss the car. Huge, quiet, smooth and deceptively fast. And the traction control worked great in the winter. Working in the trade allowed me to swing my 05 cash, which was unexpected when I started originally looking at 07s months prior.