View Full Version : Looking to buy a 2006 DTS

03-06-11, 04:37 AM
Hi all, I wanted to get your input on this. Sorry Its a 2007, i wrote the wrong year on the title. Although this would not be my first Cadillac( I have a 91 Brougham), I know nothing about the DTS. Can you guys tell me if you think this a good deal. Thanks in advance!


03-06-11, 06:54 AM
Is the car close enough for you to drive and check it out real good?
Looks like a fair enough deal.
It is the LUX lll model and loaded out.

Make sure they fix the lumbar control on the passengers seat.
If you can actually go see it and negotiate with them... try making a lower offer.. just to see what is the lowest they will take.

Texas Jim

03-06-11, 12:30 PM
Yes it is about 40 minutes from me. Thanks for your input!

03-06-11, 06:48 PM
If you drive it, you'll buy it.

03-06-11, 07:43 PM
Good luck on the DTS, but do you have any pics on that 91 Brougham? I love those!

03-07-11, 03:26 PM
That DTS has been on eBay a few times from the random times I've looked for DTS's. At least its an 2007 so the power train is covered to 100k, though CPO would be my preference (although your going to have to cough up more money).

03-07-11, 04:07 PM
NO WAY would I buy a used one without CPO...

03-07-11, 04:11 PM
I just noticed... it has been in one accident...front center of car.
and AUTOCHECK reports it as a fleet/lease car...

Just something to keep in mind...

Texas Jim

03-07-11, 04:28 PM
What is CPO? and if its been in an accident, I don't want to buy it. I will have to keep searching!

03-07-11, 04:51 PM
What is CPO? and if its been in an accident, I don't want to buy it. I will have to keep searching!

CPO is Certified Pre Owned... it's an extended warranty from Cadillac that basically covers everything on the car for 6 years and 100,000 miles...which ever comes first.

The accident may not have been serious... a "GOOD" independent body shop can look at it and tell you.

Texas Jim

03-07-11, 05:21 PM
Thanks! Good to know. I will have to check out the car to see what it looks like. if it was not a severe accident, I might just be owning it before the week is out.

03-07-11, 05:30 PM
Here are some pics of what I have now! My 1991 Cadillac Brougham d' Elegance (175,580 Miles) and a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon SE V6 (14,200 Miles)


03-07-11, 06:05 PM
Thanks! Good to know. I will have to check out the car to see what it looks like. if it was not a severe accident, I might just be owning it before the week is out.

Very good... :)

That's really a nice Fleetwood you have. :) :)

Texas Jim

03-08-11, 02:55 AM
I am disappointed in my 2006 DTS. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, I feel "abandoned" by GM Cadillac Motor Division. When is the last time you saw an advertisement for a DTS on tv or in a magazine? Lots on the CTS though! They are still cranking them out, but not advertising them. Are we inferior? Do they know that us older folks are fading away just like the DTS and will soon be gone while the younger executives buy up the "entry level" Cadillac? Secondly, the problems that I have with my 2006 do not seem to have been addressed in the 2011s. Strange. Bottom line, when anyone asks me what I think of my Cadillac, I reply, "In my opinion they are overpriced and under-engineered.". I have many annoying probs with mine that I have never had in other GM cars. Just one man's opinion. It will be my first and last Cadillac though!

03-08-11, 10:37 AM
http://http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t201/mjs182004/1991%20Cadillac%20Brougham/NewWheels4.jpg Now that's a CADDY!!Here's an example for you.I just traded my 07 DTS-NON LUXURY-with 66k on it.It had everything but that Nav and no sunshade out back or massage feature like my 01 DHS had.It did have a moonroof ans warranty-powertrain-until next January or 100k as the one you're looking at should have as well,although your time frame will vary.I got 14 grand for it on trade in.This car with that mileage and todays gas situation may have brought 10-11,500 for trade in considering it's got a couple of items that also need fixing.Mine was perfect when I traded it last week. The asking price the lot has on mine is 18 something.I'd say you have a little room to negotiate on that Caddy,especially since these things will tank on resale/trade in very shortly if they haven't done so already.This because of the GAS and because they aren't going to be making these any longer.http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t201/mjs182004/1991%20Cadillac%20Brougham/NewWheels4.jpg or a red x!!lol.

03-08-11, 07:16 PM
I wouldn't be afraid of a car that has a reported accident. A reputable shop reports the accident. The ones that don't report it are the ones you want to watch out for. A quick look at the car by a mechanic will reveal if it was repaired properly.

If the car was repaired properly with GM parts and drives out right you should be ok. Nowadays it doesn't take much of a whack to break a half dozen cosmetic parts in a front end hit. As long as the damage didn't push into the engine compartment there should be no worry.

03-09-11, 12:20 AM
I ended up buying a 2006 Cadillac STS. It is too dark to take pictures right now, but here is the listing.

http://www.driveclassicchevy.com/index.php/inventory/8631/2006/Cadillac/STS/1G6DW677560109250.html?option=com_auction123showro omused

03-09-11, 09:02 AM
Looks nice! 27 HIGHWAY MPG'S,not bad.

03-10-11, 04:12 PM
Great color combination! Gray is an excellent color for those. What did you end up getting it for?

03-10-11, 04:18 PM
I got it for $16,200 out the door with a 3 year 36,000 bumper to bumper warranty.

03-11-11, 02:09 PM
Congratulations! Enjoy your new ride.

Have a luxurious day,

03-13-11, 04:14 PM
North Coast Auto Sales has been around along time and has always given me the impression of being a "strip and flip" type operation that just takes in hundreds of cars from auctions all around the country with no regard to the true physical conditions of the vehicles, then specializes in doing "get me bought financing" for people who otherwise couldn't get in to these higher end vehicles. In other words, all the vehicles dealers dumped for not being lot-worthy, end up at places like this. Look at those seats, they look as if they've been under 100 dirty fat men and never cleaned. Then there's the accident. I avoid accident cars period and ESPECIALLY if any of the primary panels required repainting. On colors like that, the match will never be the same. I can not stand repainted metal, period. 9 times out of 10, avoiding the accident car certainly won't hurt you. I think you made the right decision going with your STS and it will surely give you years of pleasure. For anyone else looking at this DTS, keep in mind they've had it an eternity for a car lot and it still hasn't sold... avoid.

03-14-11, 12:41 PM
They have a 100% favorable feedback, their customers all seem to be happy. Mike

03-14-11, 01:47 PM
Ya, I didn't seem to have a good feeling about North coast auto sales. When you think of a shady car dealer, this is what comes to mind. I ended up going to Classic Chevy of Mentor, Ohio. They have been around since 1979, and most of my family has bought there cars from there since 1986. I figured i would keep the tradition going lol. Here is a picture the second day I had it.


03-14-11, 10:52 PM
Looks beautiful! I've had first hand experience with some horrible South FL dealers (they seem to concentrate down there) that had spotless feedback, that means little to me. Also, these dealers know how to string unhappy customers along so they don't leave negatives.

Congrats on the STS again.