: Looking to Buy!!!!!!



RomeC
04-12-06, 12:39 PM
Its An 04 Black CTS-V 38k
custom stereo system, with the Lingenfelter air intake with the corsa EX.
They want 32k what do you all think???
Seems a little high, but I drove it and WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!:worship:

rand49er
04-12-06, 12:55 PM
You'd be getting one heck of a car. If driven carefully and was well take care of and looks the part, that mileage shouldn't scare you. (I have 21.5K, and it looks nearly perfect!) Can you see the maintenance records (i.e. oil changes, brakes, tires, etc.) that would lend credibility to its care history and condition?

Luna.
04-12-06, 12:59 PM
Aye--one of the first things I would do is get someone to run a "history" on it (by VIN). Many on this board can help in that regard. That would certainly aide in your assessment of the car. :)

CIWS
04-12-06, 01:10 PM
Aye--one of the first things I would do is get someone to run a "history" on it (by VIN). Many on this board can help in that regard. That would certainly aide in your assessment of the car. :)

:yeah: Get the car's VIN and have a look at it's history and then go from there.

RomeC
04-12-06, 01:39 PM
Thanks for the input!!! I will get back to you on the Vin!!!!
Thanks Again

Dooman
04-12-06, 01:45 PM
That's about 20 grand off original price in 2 years, just the type of deal I am looking for also.. Good luck! But I'm not ready yet.. :confused:

rand49er
04-12-06, 02:04 PM
That's about 20 grand off original price in 2 years, just the type of deal I am looking for also.. Good luck! But I'm not ready yet.. :confused:The little birdie says, "Yes you are!" :stirpot:

RomeC
04-12-06, 02:37 PM
I couldnt believe the power that thing had....
They said it had a chip in it & I asked them for more info on that....
Im not sure what they are talking about??
do you all think there full of Shhhhhhhhh!
Ive seen everything else on in the car is in perfect shape...
Just not sure on this CHIP situation?

blackcts-v
04-12-06, 02:48 PM
I have an '05 CTS-V with only 15k miles that I would sell for $37000

heavymetals
04-12-06, 02:56 PM
They are BSing you on the "chip", but it could have a tune.

Post the vin or ask the dealer for a printout of the latest maintenence for the car.

Yep, like I say, drive one and then try to convince yourself you don't want it. :highfive:

urbanski
04-12-06, 03:19 PM
sounds like a private party sale
doubt a dealer would "brag" about an aftermarket tune, let alone warranty it.
you need to get the info. anybody who says the car is "chipped" when "chips" aren't even made for this car, doesnt have any credibility

StealthV
04-12-06, 03:25 PM
If you'd like, send me the VIN and I can tell you if the tune came from here.

Chef
04-12-06, 03:28 PM
you need to get the info. anybody who says the car is "chipped" when "chips" aren't even made for this car, doesnt have any credibility

Probably meaning a program, like a JET, Preditor, etc. These are made for this car and do work very well.

my .02

Chef

urbanski
04-12-06, 03:31 PM
Probably meaning a program, like a JET, Preditor, etc. These are made for this car and do work very well.

my .02

Chef
yes, those are tunes.
not a "chip" you stick onto the car.

RomeC
04-12-06, 04:07 PM
I will call the dealer and get the vin now thanx....
I will post it as soon as I get it.................................:thumbsup:
Thanks everyone!!!

RomeC
04-12-06, 04:47 PM
The VIN is
1G6DN57S440184696....
let me know what you come up with!!!!!
Thanks

CIWS
04-12-06, 04:59 PM
They are BSing you on the "chip", but it could have a tune.
:highfive:

Of course another possibility is not that they are maliciously B.S.'n him, but instead speaking out of ignorance. A PCM tune to them could be "chipped" Let's hope that's the case anyway :)

Chef
04-12-06, 05:05 PM
Of course another possibility is not that they are maliciously B.S.'n him, but instead speaking out of ignorance. A PCM tune to them could be "chipped" Let's hope that's the case anyway :)

That's what I implied on my post --- you clarified it a bit further. I agree with your post.

Thanks,
Chef

urbanski
04-12-06, 05:19 PM
That's what I implied on my post --- you clarified it a bit further. I agree with your post.

Thanks,
Chef
waht's worse is a tune may not be totally apparent to the buyer....so the seller can say "yeah sure I paid $800 for a dyno tune" but there is little proof the car's PCM was ever flashed.
A dealer could tell.....if the buyer wants to pay a dealer for an inspection.
Worse still, if the tune won't pass emissions the guy won't be able to get a tag. lol

RomeC
04-12-06, 05:22 PM
Yeah I'm sure he just didnt know what he was talking about!!!
They really dont sell to many Caddys where hes at mostly BM, Benz

RomeC
04-12-06, 05:59 PM
Any feed back on that VIN??

StealthV
04-12-06, 06:28 PM
RomeC, two things about the VIN from this end:

- it wasn't tuned here
- it's one of the earlier 2004s built (not that it means anything bad, just an observation)

How can you turn down a black V? :lildevil:

RomeC
04-12-06, 06:39 PM
Thanks for the input!!!
Its very hard to resist!!!!!!!:want:
Its what I WANT!!!!!!!!! Must give in :worship:
So from your point of view what does that mean buy an earlier model 04'
were there a few more problems with it?

heavymetals
04-12-06, 06:44 PM
The 04 or 05 get's you the LS6, and a differential that will probably need replacing.It gets you a NAV system that does not support XM radio traffic.

heavymetals
04-12-06, 06:44 PM
The 04 or 05 get's you the LS6, and a differential that will probably need replacing.It gets you a NAV system that does not support XM radio traffic.

urbanski
04-12-06, 07:47 PM
old radiator, too.

lasstss
04-12-06, 07:54 PM
old radiator, too.

In reality, I think the early built 04 cars were well checked from the factory. I have a mid jan 04 car. Only thing that went bad was the CD player.. Diff of course. They also have the nicely rolled rear fenders.:highfive:

VRated
04-12-06, 08:30 PM
RomeC:
I ran a carfax in this bad boy...post your email and I'll send it to you

VRated

RomeC
04-12-06, 08:33 PM
you can email me @ roman@rockincleveland.com

VRated
04-12-06, 08:43 PM
It's on the way....

RomeC
04-12-06, 08:51 PM
thankx.......