new and looking into purchasing a cadillac - Page 3
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 63
Like Tree7Likes
Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, new and looking into purchasing a cadillac in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Well it appears it must have sold already....
  1. #31
    Ludacrisvp's Avatar
    Ludacrisvp is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 08 STS4 V8 F55 1SG Euro tails & 01 Monte SS Pace Car
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    St Michael, MN
    Age
    27
    Posts
    3,233
    Well it appears it must have sold already.

  2. #32
    EChas3's Avatar
    EChas3 is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS4 V8 1SG & 2007 STS V8 1SE
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cedarburg, WI
    Age
    56
    Posts
    7,327

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    If it had Nav, I'm confident it would have been listed. Likewise, the Bose 15.1 DTS Surround DVD. Of course, I could be wrong.

    Very few of the higher-end models don't have the above. I suppose it could have been a 1SF or 1SG with Nav deleted, but I really doubt it.

    Obviously, I don't understand your market. Based on the quick sale, my car might be worth almost what I paid for it 4 years & 40,000 miles ago!

  3. #33
    Ludacrisvp's Avatar
    Ludacrisvp is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 08 STS4 V8 F55 1SG Euro tails & 01 Monte SS Pace Car
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    St Michael, MN
    Age
    27
    Posts
    3,233
    What was the mileage and cost and year? I didn't get to see any of the details.

  4. #34
    EChas3's Avatar
    EChas3 is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS4 V8 1SG & 2007 STS V8 1SE
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cedarburg, WI
    Age
    56
    Posts
    7,327

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    Crisp- It was a 2007 V8 with 75,000 miles. They were asking just short of $18G.

  5. #35
    Ludacrisvp's Avatar
    Ludacrisvp is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 08 STS4 V8 F55 1SG Euro tails & 01 Monte SS Pace Car
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    St Michael, MN
    Age
    27
    Posts
    3,233

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    Well it appears it must have sold already.
    cancel that statement ... either it was an issue with autotrader at the time or some funky link breakage from tapatalk as its still listed for sale when looking from the Mac.

    ----
    compnine shows this is 1SF with FE1 suspension JE5 brakes and the GU2 2.73 axel ratio it does have heated/ventilated seats also appears to be RWD model (don't see any AWD mentions in the RPO decode)
    With that axel ratio and RWD only the mileage will be the basically as high as you can get with the V8 model. Doesn't this typically indicate possible fleet / rental car?

    Code:
    Vehicle: STS V8 4 DR
    Year: 2007
    Build Date: Unk.
    
    
    Found 4,094 vehicles matching your year and model in our database.
    RPO	Description
    UA6	THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM ANTI-THEFT(UA6)
    UE1	COMMUNICATION SYSTEM VEHICLE, G.P.S. 1 GPS 1 VEH COMM SYS(UE1)
    UG1	OPENER GARAGE DOOR, UNIVERSAL UNIVERSAL GARAGE DR OPENER(UG1)
    UJ6	INDICATOR,LOW TIRE PRESS LOW TIRE PRESSURE IND(UJ6)
    UY5	SPEAKER SYSTEM 15, DELUXE DELUXE SPKR SYS(UY5)
    U2K	DIGITAL AUDIO SYSTEM S-BAND DIGITAL S-BAND AUDIO SYS(U2K)
    U30	CLUSTER INST, TACH, CLOCK CLUSTER(U30)
    V4X	MODEL CONVERSION GMX295, STS V8 STS V8(V4X)
    V73	VEHICLE STATEMENT - US/CANADA US/CANADA VEHICLE STATEMENT(V73)
    YQ4	INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM 012 INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM(YQ4)
    1SF	PACKAGE OPTION 06 OPTION PACKAGE 06 OPTION PACKAGE 06 (1SF)
    PACKAGE OPTION 06 OPTION PACKAGE 06 OPTION PACKAGE 06 SALES PACKAGE(1SF)
    1SZ	PACKAGE OPTION- (1SZ)
    19I	INTERIOR TRIM COLOR (19I)
    INTERIOR TRIM,BLACK (19I)
    INTERIOR TRIM,EBONY (19I)
    192	TRIM COMBINATION,BLACK LEATHER (192)
    53U	EXTERIOR COLOR,PRIMARY (53U)
    PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, ANTIQUE BRONZE MET (53U)
    PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, LIPARI GREY MET (53U)
    6LJ	COMPONENT FRT LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP SUSP(6LJ)
    7LJ	COMPONENT FRT RH - COMPUTER SEL SUSP SUSP(7LJ)
    8XT	COMPONENT RR LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP (8XT) SUSP(8XT)
    9XT	COMPONENT RR RH COMPUTER SEL SUSP (9XT) SUSP(9XT)
    AL0	SENSOR INDICATOR INFLATABLE RESTRAINT, FRT PASS/CHILD PRESENCE DETECTOR FRT PASS/CHILD PRESENCE DETECTOR INFL REST IND SENSOR(AL0)
    AL2	CONTROL SEAT, POWER LUMBAR SEAT CTL,PWR LUMBAR(AL2)
    AP9	NET,CONVENIENCE CONVENIENCE NET(AP9)
    AQ9	SEAT,FRONT BUCKET,DRIVER,PASSENGER,RECLINING RECL FRT BKT ST,LUXURY(AQ9)
    AT8	RESTRAINT PROVISIONS CHILD, RR SEAT, RR FACING RR SEAT RR FACING CHILD RESTRAINT PROVISIONS(AT8)
    AY0	RESTRAINT SYSTEM SEAT, INFLATABLE, DRIVER & PASS, FRT SIDE, ROOF SIDE DRVR & PASS FRT SIDE & ROOF INFLATABLE RESTRAINT(AY0)
    A45	MEMORY SEAT ADJUSTER, MIRROR, POWER, DRIVER & ENHANCED MEMORY PERSONALIZATION MEMORY MIR AND ST ADJ(A45)
    B0A	VEHICLE GM PROD WEEK 19 GM VEH PROD WEEK 19(B0A)
    B20	ORNAMENTATION,INTERIOR(LUXURY) LUXURY INTR(B20)
    CE1	WIPER SYSTEM WINDSHIELD, PULSE, MOISTURE SENSITIVE W/S WPR,PULSE MOISTURE SENSITIVE(CE1)
    CE4	WASHER,HEADLAMP,HIGH PRESSURE HDLP WA(CE4)
    CF5	ROOF,SUN,GLASS SLIDING,ELECTRIC ELEC SUNROOF(GLASS)(CF5)
    CJ2	HVAC SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONER FRT, AUTO TEMP CONT, AUX TEMP CONT A/C FRT AUTO/AUX CONT(CJ2)
    CTF	SALES PACKAGE INTERIM CONTROL INTERIM SALES PKG(CTF)
    DD8	MIRROR,INSIDE,REARVIEW,TILT,AUTOMATIC,LIGHT SENSITIVE I/S RR VIEW MIR,LIGHT SENSITIVE(DD8)
    DR2	MIRROR,OUTSIDE,LH & RH, REMOTE CONTROL,ELECTRIC, MANUAL FOLDING HEATED R/CONT HTD O/S MIR(DR2)
    FE1	SUSPENSION SYSTEM,SOFT RIDE SOFT RIDE SUSP(FE1)
    FE9	FEDERAL EMISSION CERTIFICATION FED EMIS(FE9)
    GU2	AXLE,REAR,2.73 RATIO 2.73R(GU2)
    G64	SALES PACKAGE PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE PKG(G64)
    IL2	TRIM,INTERIOR DESIGN (IL2)
    JE5	BRAKE SYSTEM PWR, ANTILOCK, FRT & RR WHL FRT & RR ANTILOCK BRK(JE5)
    JJA	PT DRESS SUBASSEMBLY INSTALLED (MODULAR OPTIMIZATION METHOD ONLY) PLANT OPERATION(JJA)
    JJD	I/P SUBASSEMBLY NOT INSTALLED (MODULAR OPTIMIZATION METHOD ONLY) PLANT OPERATION(JJD)
    JJL	SUSPENSION FRONT NOT INSTALLED (MODULAR OPTIMIZATION METHOD ONLY) PLANT OPERATION(JJL)
    JJM	SUSPENSION REAR NOT INSTALLED (MODULAR OPTIMIZATION METHOD ONLY) PLANT OPERATION(JJM)
    KA6	HEATER,RR SEAT REAR SEAT HEATER(KA6)
    KB6	HEATER SEAT, COOLING, FRT COOLING FRT ST HTR(KB6)
    KG4	GENERATOR 150 AMP 150 AMP GEN(KG4)
    LH2	ENGINE GAS, 8 CYL, 4.6L/(281 CID), SFI, V8, DOHC, HO, ALUM, GM 4.6A(LH2)
    MX0	TRANSMISSION,AUTOMATIC,OVERDRIVE(MERCHANDISING OPTION) A/TRANS PROVISIONS(MX0)
    MYB	TRANSMISSION AUTO 6 SPD, HMD, 6L-50 6-SPD A/TRANS(MYB)
    NT7	EMISSION SYSTEM FEDERAL, TIER 2 TIER 2 FED EMIS(NT7)
    N31	STEERING WHEEL HEATED HTD STRG WHL(N31)
    QF8	WHEEL 18 X 8, ALUMINUM, POLISHED ALUM WHL(QF8)
    Q12	TIRE ALL P235/50R18 FRT & P255/45R18 RR TIRE(Q12)
    R6F	CONTROL - SALES ITEM NO. 06
    R6K	CONTROL - SALES ITEM NO. 11
    R6P	CONTROL - SALES ITEM NO. 15
    R7N	CONTROL - SALES ITEM NO. 39
    R9B	CONTROL - SALES ITEM NO. 77
    R9N	CONTROL - SALES ITEM NO. 89
    SLM	SALES PROCESSING - STOCK ORDERS
    TQ5	CONTROL INTELLIGENT HIGH BEAM INTELLIGENT HIGH BEAM CONTROL(TQ5)
    TT6	HEADLAMPS HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE HI INTENS DISCHARGE HDLP(TT6)

  6. #36
    EChas3's Avatar
    EChas3 is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS4 V8 1SG & 2007 STS V8 1SE
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cedarburg, WI
    Age
    56
    Posts
    7,327

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    I stand corrected. I am surprised the seller didn't more promenently advertise the Bose 15.1 & Nav.

    The vented seats are nice as well as the auto-dimming headlights, HID's, etc.

  7. #37
    is3_ftw is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Soon
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    WA...PNW
    Age
    38
    Posts
    99

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    The seller has a disclaimer on the details of items listed might not be 100% accurate.

    My next question is, should i buy a cadillac from a cadillac stealership?

  8. #38
    1BadCadSTS's Avatar
    1BadCadSTS is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 05 STS4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    3,638

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    If you want a GOOD warranty as well as service history your far better off at a dealer...

  9. #39
    EChas3's Avatar
    EChas3 is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS4 V8 1SG & 2007 STS V8 1SE
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cedarburg, WI
    Age
    56
    Posts
    7,327

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    Even though non-Cadillac GM dealers may have access to all the same resources as Cadillac dealers, they don't have the expereince of the best Cadillac dealers. These are complex cars priced below most cars with similar features. A good warranty will usually pay for itself.

    Good dealers do stand behind their sales. My wife and I have bought 5 cars from our dealer and all of us have benefited. We also use a couple good independants for minor stuff.

    I've bough

  10. #40
    studio caddi is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2008 STS 4.6 Northstar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    131
    If you want an STS with specific options that is exactly how you want it you can always buy a base model and then have a custom shop build the car exactly how you want it like I did .

  11. #41
    1BadCadSTS's Avatar
    1BadCadSTS is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 05 STS4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    3,638

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    ^rofl, sure because its that easy to add optional equipment which is NEVER prewired for these cars.

    No its cheaper to find the one you want with the options you want not to add them...
    Ludacrisvp and Ludacrisvp like this.

  12. #42
    EChas3's Avatar
    EChas3 is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS4 V8 1SG & 2007 STS V8 1SE
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cedarburg, WI
    Age
    56
    Posts
    7,327

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by studio caddi View Post
    If you want an STS with specific options that is exactly how you want it you can always buy a base model and then have a custom shop build the car exactly how you want it like I did .
    Patience is much less expensive!

    Modding these cars is just 2 steps short of impossible.

  13. #43
    is3_ftw is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Soon
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    WA...PNW
    Age
    38
    Posts
    99

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by studio caddi View Post
    If you want an STS with specific options that is exactly how you want it you can always buy a base model and then have a custom shop build the car exactly how you want it like I did .
    LOL. I am going to mod when I get her. Just dont want to spend more than I need. Im not 17 and living at home, where I can just throw money into a never ending pit. No such thing as a cheap mod when modding a car. Wheels, Lowering and possibly a better stereo if needed

  14. #44
    Rushnack is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2008 STS
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    19

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    I have a 2008 STS with a 3.6 L motor and RWD. with 46 k. I spent a lot of time looking for a great luxury used car.. I have so many times on this car its awesome and its kinda scary as well.. That being said.. I went to sites like Edmund's and Consumers guides to compare the specs and then looked at alot of the reviews... The 2006-10 caddies are great cars and if well taken care of should prove a well made purchase.. like everything everyone has different wants and tastes.. I found it came down to specs, looks, reviews and price.. I dont think you can go wrong with a well equipped CTS or STS side by side to most Asian or European models.

  15. #45
    Wysguy is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): '06 STS(V8), '06 XLRV, '05 Escalade EXT,'04 DTS, '91 Seville
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    LA/LV/Bullhead City
    Posts
    15

    Re: new and looking into purchasing a cadillac

    OK I understand the intentions totally. I personally have come from numerous Domestic and imported vehicles and even raced a few on the drag strip. The STS is the forgotten stepchild of the world it seems. Many people seem to think it is a CTS until you correct them firmly.
    In July of this year I bought a '06 STS N* with 60k miles on it black/black for 16k (cash), it was like $18500 with tax title and lic. I purchased the car in San Jose and Registered it in Bullhead City AZ.
    I did not buy this car at at Caddy dealer.
    I had a price range set and wanted a STS, at one point I could have cared less which engine it had. The dealer I bought this car at had horrible reviews. I bought the car sight unseen over the interest and wired the money. I looked for this car for 3 months. I car faxed it and when I got to San Jose before I signed delivery papers I took it to the local Caddy dealer.
    I thought I was going to regret it. I am 33. I have never regretted and love this car more than I thought I ever would. I am currently thinking of buying my wife one. She has a E Class and loves my car more.

    As for modding wheels and lowering will affect your ride quality and that is up to you.
    As for changing the radio.....It's not going to happen unless your prepared to dump some big $$ into it. These cars in the non "V" format are not really mod friendly. With this car and a pick lock the Dobly and DVD/NAV are perfect for me. Sometimes I want just a tad more bass but I am not going to even introduce more electrical draw to the car. Do your homework, go on car gurus.com or something similar and get a nice cross section, eboy motors helped me too. I could only ever find 4 black on blacks for sale in my area at the time and they ranged from '06-'08. I educated myself enough with this model that I did not have to listen to the deal give his talk because I knew more about him. I think if your looking to do multiple mods to the car other than a CAI for example this is not the car for you. The "V" has some suppliers that will reprogram PCM and things but again there is not much you can do and not much out there.
    is3_ftw and is3_ftw like this.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting