: 2005 CTSV-alue?

09-02-05, 09:36 AM
I looked up the trade in value on my V.
2005 CTS-V with 2500 miles on it.

KBB states 46,000.00
Edmunds states 39000.00

Does anyone have a handle on what is a good deal for trade in or private sale?
(I have a chance to take a spot for a new Z06. Just working the numbers)


09-02-05, 11:49 AM
hey what color combo, and did you do anythign at all to it? and is it manual? I might take it off your hands.

09-02-05, 12:07 PM
If the actual trade in on an 04 is around $32k, i would say you would be lucky to get $36-$38k.

09-02-05, 12:14 PM
One issue that neither KBB, NADA, or Edmunds DON'T factor in, is the GM Employee discounts being given for the sale of new cars. Trading in a car, is the way to guarantee you'll get the LEAST for it. It appears that anything over $40K for a used V private party is not likely anytime soon. Several threads have shown dealers selling NEW Vs for $40K.

One other stumbling block is with gas prices now (especially since Katrina), V8's are likely going to be a hard sell, unless there is a good deal to be had.


09-02-05, 12:34 PM
hey what color combo, and did you do anythign at all to it? and is it manual? I might take it off your hands.

im in NY... selling / lease transferring a 2005 V with 7k miles... sunroof & navi...
blk on blk on blk... selling with Lingenfelter CAI, Corsa exhaust, CAGS eliminator,,
UUC shifter, custom blacked out lights, 20" Foose Speedster 6 rims color match GM Raven Black paint on Bridgestome S-03s... 90% life on them... also including stock rims/tires with 3 miles on them... asking buyout cost of $48k... or lease transfer!
I just need to get out of the payment... I am in financial need!!!

09-02-05, 01:11 PM
The V's out there you can buy new for $40k shouldn't really be called new. Just because they haven't been titled and some only have 50-200 miles on it doesn't mean that these cars weren't beat-up for 50-200 miles. If they weren't how come those dealers are charging $1k for certification that is typically done on used cars? Also these cars are a rare deal, 99% of dealers won't have one like that.

If you are good at negotiating you can probably pick up a true new '05 for ~$45k. Getting anything more than $40k for an '05 with a 5k-10k miles will be a miracle.

09-02-05, 03:34 PM
Thanks for everyones responses. I am definitely not going to be trading in at any dealer-

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I am looking to get 43,500 for it, it only has 2683 on the odometer now All cts-V's are 6speed manuals (I thought they were) It is Black on Black with all options (xm navigation and moon/sunroof) I paid 46500 52 days ago for it. I have all paper work window sticker and onstar front plate kit (not installed, so no holes in the bumper) All onstar minutes are accounted for and 2 months of satellite radio left. Truly a lightly used new car. Feel free to email me privately ben@infofusion.com

09-02-05, 04:09 PM
With the employee pricing now is not the time to sell any car.

09-02-05, 06:29 PM
I'd sell mine for $37,500. Brand new rear diff, brand new transmission, brand new radio/nav system. 17,500 miles. And yes I'm serious.

09-03-05, 12:47 AM
1gcts, would you be interested in selling your aftermarket goodies,
I am very interested in the uuc, intake and exhaust, let me know if by any chance you would be interested.

09-03-05, 01:20 AM
Yes...the intake....yes....I'm on Long Island...yes....