: 2005 CTS-V Reliability Long-Term

07-13-12, 12:04 AM
Hey guys. I currently own a Cadillac Deville from 1998. I love the car for what it is, but after test driving a couple different cars and particularly the 2013 Mustang GT 5.0, I want something with a bit more power. A guy by me is selling a 2005 Cadillac CTS-V in "Red Line" Red with 101,000 miles on it. It's only $15,000 and has no accidents on it. I've been saving for the past 3 years and have the cash to put down for it. I've read through Mhemsley's "What to look for in a CTS-V" And generally have an idea of what i should keep an eye out for. My only question is this: is 101k Miles too much?

I only ask because my older brother owned a 2004 CTS for 3 years and he put 9, yeah 9, thousand dollars in repair bills into it within his 3 years of ownership. I really don't want that to happen to me.

so 2005 owners and those with experience: Is it worth it buying a CTS-V (with no mods) that has 100k miles on it for 15 grand?

Thanks in advance for the help.


07-13-12, 03:43 AM
100k miles is a bit steep for that price , i seen an 06 v a few months ago with 75k miles they wanted 16,500 for it , pretty mint too ,, i would suggest looking around, be patient. The more patient and picky u are, the less likely u are to make a purchase u will regret. Just my .02 cents.

07-13-12, 07:05 AM
Yeah, too much for post 100k. Keep an eye out, you'll find better deals.

There are things that wear on these cars. However, for a performance sedan, I think it is a very reliable vehicle.

07-13-12, 07:47 AM
^^^ Yeah those.

Good luck.

07-13-12, 09:07 AM
Agreed that 15K for 100K+ miles is too much. I bought an '05 Redline V with 64K with mods for 17K locally. Keep an eye out, you''ll find a better deal. Just saw an '05 locally with Maggie and other mods go for 18K. :rant2:

07-13-12, 04:52 PM
funny how when your not looking for a v theres some amazing deals

07-15-12, 02:11 PM
funny how when your not looking for a v theres some amazing deals
They seem to disappear when you're ready to buy!
If the car had all the maintinence records, was relatively stock, 100k isn't too bad for the right price. Get he price down, invest some $ into it, and it'll be worth it