: How much did you pay for your CTS-V?



ekool
01-31-05, 04:54 PM
I'm negotiating with my dealer on the price and wanted to know what everyone else out there is paying (was paying)

So far, they have told me if I get the GM Loyalty discount, the price would be $48,225 which means I'm really paying $49,725.

How much lower do you think I can get them, the sticker price with GG Tax and Destination, is $52,495.... cars been on the lot for 3 months.

donut
01-31-05, 05:02 PM
I paid 45,900 back in late december for a blk/blk 05 with sunroof, but no fg2 pkg(they didn't have any fg2 on the lots). However, that was in TX and the v's are sitting on lots. There might be more of a buzz about them after the superbowl commercials, most people think I put a new grill on a cts. On a side note, I talked to the cadillac product specialists at the Houston car show and he said the ls2 was going in the 06 with no increase in horsepower. He also attributed the wheel-hop to the set-up of the car and said to "feather the clutch" with a grin on his face. I love the car and for the money I don't know of a better mixture of performance and luxury.

joshdctsv
01-31-05, 05:19 PM
Reed had this in his poll, but I cant find it on cadillacfaq.com. I think he was showing most people paying $49. I paid $50 in June, and it sounds like the prices are plummeting now.

urbanski
01-31-05, 05:25 PM
49,700 is TOO much.
call some of the forum dealers...I guaranty they can get you much better deal than that.
chesrown in Newark, OH, is a place to start, as is calling a gentleman named miscreant here, he works in OK.
Sure you may have to travel, but who cares, it's a sweet ride!

ctsvett
01-31-05, 05:26 PM
Sorry, its kinda hidden:
http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/results.html

Dont forget to take the new survey (just launched last night):
http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/survey.html


Reed
http://www.cadillacfaq.com

benjet
01-31-05, 06:04 PM
On a side note, I talked to the cadillac product specialists at the Houston car show and he said the ls2 was going in the 06 with no increase in horsepower.

I wouldn't bet on that, according to Cadillac (in writing) that isn't gonna happen.

-Ben

cts-v ls6
01-31-05, 07:43 PM
You can get a really nice one on e-bay in for $39-43k. You can get a new 2004 from a dealer on e-bay for mid-$40's.

trukk
01-31-05, 08:58 PM
Check out my buying experience. It's a bit detailed ;)

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=236619&postcount=24

Let me know if that doesn't go into it enough.

-Chris

dougfelsenthal
02-01-05, 11:47 AM
My best friend has been www.carsdirect.com (http://www.carsdirect.com) - Put the Cadi in there - and their lowest price is what you should be able to drive the dealer to. Just shop till you find one, there's one in MN - cartruckcity pine city MN - talk to Marta:thumbsup:

K8RLAC
02-01-05, 01:58 PM
I say don't waste your money. Buy a BMW M3 for roughly the same price. Cadillac's have the most rapid depreciation of any luxury-branded car. If you really want one, and don't want to buy anything from across the pond, then just lease the CTS-V.

propain
02-01-05, 02:50 PM
Post got all messed up...


M3 with everything the V comes with is like 62k

Big difference.

trukk
02-01-05, 03:25 PM
I say don't waste your money. Buy a BMW M3 for roughly the same price. Cadillac's have the most rapid depreciation of any luxury-branded car. If you really want one, and don't want to buy anything from across the pond, then just lease the CTS-V.

First to add to the debate, try not to sound so much like a troll. Now in response:

Different strokes for different folks I guess. I didn't buy this car as an investment. It moved something in me. A caddy with a stick, and 400 hp, that's for me. I plan to keep it for a while. We'll see how well (or not) the V series keeps it's value, after just a year, it's too early to call. This is not a normal caddy, so I don't think comparing it to the others is valid, at least not yet.

If you lease, you have to return the car with basically new tires on it (at least if you continue to use the stock run flats), and you won't be able to do any mods unless they are reverseable, and you are willing to eat most of their cost. I don't think this is the type of car that should be leased.

On a side note, I was wathcing the Barrett Jackson Classic Car Auction on Speed Channel this weekend. In 30 Years, I wonder what will be worth more, an '04 CTS-V or an '04 M3? I know where I'd put my money. I would assume that there were many more than 2,300 ish M3's made in the '04 model year.

[A '71 Cuda Convertable with a 383 (not a hemi, or a 440) and a automatic trans sold for $130,000. Unbelievable.]

Food for thought,

Chris

gamecock
02-01-05, 04:45 PM
I'm negotiating with my dealer on the price and wanted to know what everyone else out there is paying (was paying)

So far, they have told me if I get the GM Loyalty discount, the price would be $48,225 which means I'm really paying $49,725.

How much lower do you think I can get them, the sticker price with GG Tax and Destination, is $52,495.... cars been on the lot for 3 months.

In order to make a valid comparison, you need to start with the Manufacturer's Invoice. Absent that starting point, it's like discussing how high is up.

JBsZ06
02-01-05, 05:26 PM
Fwiw..buy a car to enjoy! don't buy it as an investment...

The CTS V series is the coolest car out right now...and the deals are getting better to boot..

Get an 04 if you can...or an 05 and enjoy one of the finest sports sedans in the marketplace for years to come....

Let us know how you make out with color and pricing as well.

Looking foward to your review of the CTS V too!

Thanks

JB

azombie
02-01-05, 06:05 PM
2004 with 1200mi

48K

cl1986
02-01-05, 06:21 PM
Wow, thats a screw job.

The first 1200mi. should knock off about $3000-$4000 on a car like this.

willsctsv
02-01-05, 06:21 PM
2005, 45,000 M5 performannce under 50K, with 400HP is all i needed to know. I test drove it after being in the market for an M3. After thinking a few weeks I realized that the M3's are so common, and I don't see V's anywhere. That was enough for me, and 400 HP! I took a smart buy 36 months @ 700.00 a month. Not bad considering a M3 is 850.00 a month.
NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET, I signed and drove away.

I love this car, but I'm sure in 3 years there will be new toys out to play with. I will give the car back... I am doing minor mods and this is for my enjoyment over the next 3 years, I don't care if I give the car back with an exhaust and intake, If they take it. If not I'll take it off and put it on Ebay...

smithsonga
02-01-05, 06:51 PM
with the depreciation lately on cars....I think I will buy used for my next car. I never thought this for GM cars because I get employee pricing...but when I get can get a V for $7 or 8k less (then employee price....which is $47k or $52k retail...not including incentives) with only 5k miles on it....heck, the car is still new. That OH dealer mentioned above has a few good deals as well as lots of other websites.

The vehicle that surprised me was the SRX....there are a couple at that same dealership with approx 10k miles for < $35k! $50k new retail! That is huge depreciation! Buy used or lease that pig.

My thoughts
Jim

IndyV05
02-01-05, 07:27 PM
46k

CVP33
02-01-05, 08:27 PM
This works everytime.

***TOP SECRET FOOL PROOF WAY TO BUY CARS***

I ask the dealer what they want for the car. They usually say MSRP. Then the sales professional will ask what I would like to pay. I usually say FREE. After I pause a little waiting for it to sink in, I say hey let's meet half way. 95% of the time they agree to!!!!

*Your results may vary. :drinker

Art138
02-01-05, 08:35 PM
WE had a late model M3 - for the money it sucks! The V is a more comfortable and fun car. If you are a tall or a mid-sized American the M3 is not a car for you. Also we had problems with the top (Convertible),engine control module and radio. Gave it away at carmax. My V out the door is 49,000 thousand (this month with rebates) includes FG2 and flush mounted spoiler. Even if it depreciates ten thous in 15 months, the M3 depreciates twice as fast(at around 59 thous loaded) and does not get the attention of the V. Try servicing an M3. The V uses alot off the shelve parts- how about 5 bucks for the oil filter vice 18 dollars for the M3. My experience - my opinion.

cts-v ls6
02-01-05, 08:49 PM
$25k for 2004 V

4084 miles

blown engine

put in new LS6 plus goodies

everything works perfectly

Sweet!!!

Koooop
02-02-05, 12:56 AM
2005, no roof, 6 weeks old, 1,400 miles $40,500.00

Koooop
02-02-05, 01:05 AM
I say don't waste your money. Buy a BMW M3 for roughly the same price. Cadillac's have the most rapid depreciation of any luxury-branded car. If you really want one, and don't want to buy anything from across the pond, then just lease the CTS-V.

I just have to post this

early 1970's BMW 3.0 CSL (light weight) worth zip, nothing, ZERO, good luck getting parts! God forbid it breaks down since they didn't have a tool kit on board. In the event it does break you just push your feet through the rusted out floor board and use it like Fred Flintstone!

Go buy a nice used '95 740 for $2,800 and have your check book handy for repairs. BMW's cost more up front and are worth less than a door stop after 10 years.

I loved driving my BMW's when they weren't broken down! The repairs were more than a car payment! DON'T own one after warranty. I do believe I fully vested my european iron Mechanics daughters college fund! (god rest his soul).

CVP33
02-02-05, 07:03 PM
$25k for 2004 V

4084 miles

blown engine

put in new LS6 plus goodies

everything works perfectly

Sweet!!!

No one will beat this deal! :lildevil:

slow35th
02-02-05, 07:47 PM
No one will beat this deal! :lildevil:

Maybe not but I will try.

New 2005 CTS-V with a sun roof. I traded a 2002 Camaro SS vert. They gave me $23,000 for the Camaro which is more than I could have gotten in a private sale. After rebates driveout was $27,000 difference. No additional money down and used Smartbuy. $158.00 per month.

CVP33
02-02-05, 07:59 PM
Maybe not but I will try.

New 2005 CTS-V with a sun roof. I traded a 2002 Camaro SS vert. They gave me $23,000 for the Camaro which is more than I could have gotten in a private sale. After rebates driveout was $27,000 difference. No additional money down and used Smartbuy. $158.00 per month.

OK, that is pretty strong. You will miss the convertible, however you wount miss the rattles. I had a Z28 that rattled itself apart almost literally. I am continually impressed with how "tight" the V's are.

pokers7
02-03-05, 12:00 PM
Quit worring how much you are paying for the car. If it is that big of a concern you can't afford it in the first place. Everybody wonders why cars depreciate, keep trying to get your dealer lower and think about it. Do you try and get the gas station attendent to sell you the gas cheaper too or the lady checking you out at the grocery store. Drive the car and enjoy it. That's why they build them!! My advice would also be to steer clear of one with miles on it. You don't go to a whore house for a wife. You need to be the one that breaks it in.

6104696
02-03-05, 12:45 PM
You don't go to a whore house for a wife.

speak for yourself.

:D

Koooop
02-03-05, 01:07 PM
Quit worring how much you are paying for the car. If it is that big of a concern you can't afford it in the first place. Everybody wonders why cars depreciate, keep trying to get your dealer lower and think about it. Do you try and get the gas station attendent to sell you the gas cheaper too or the lady checking you out at the grocery store. Drive the car and enjoy it. That's why they build them!! My advice would also be to steer clear of one with miles on it. You don't go to a whore house for a wife. You need to be the one that breaks it in.

Geeze, I wish I didn't need worry about how much cash I put out of my pocket.

garyv
02-04-05, 01:41 PM
cts-v ls6,

Please e-mail more info on your CTS-V for sale garyv@dailyware.com - Thanks!

DarkKnight
02-04-05, 01:55 PM
I bought a 05 CTS-V a few weeks back that stickered at 54K after options and got it for 50K.

shanevaden
02-06-05, 01:08 PM
i paid 42k for my 04' v with sunroof. i just looked up the GMS employee price and it is 46,400. you should be able to get close to that price but if you are not an employee you will not be able to get the GMS pricing.

pokers7
02-06-05, 06:15 PM
You should not be able to get close to gm pricing. These cars are not that hard to sell. On the second point of the gm employee pricing, the employee can lose his program privelages if they are dumb enough to give you a number and you are not related.