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    jaxeagle is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Anybody know this car?

    I am in the market for a STSV. Does anyone know any background on this particular car for sale in California? The dealer has been slightly tight lipped with what info they have offered. Perhaps they are just poor salespeople. I haven't gotten the carfax yet but of course I would do so prior to moving forward. If you have any info, either positive or negative, please let me know. Thank you!

    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...ngId=364639330

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    Carfax is clean of accidents although only 11 service records in 5 years. Perhaps owners that did their own maintenance. Both prior owners were lease owners. One in Mississippi and one in Georgia. Car has one service record in Texas and then was sold at auction in California.

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    In the pictures I can see one different tire. And the rubber under the spliter is missing a pice. I know it's a 09 but I think it's a little high. I would think 25,500 tops. I would sell mine for not much more than that and mine only has 13k not 61k. Looks clean but pictures can not tell you how it drives.

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    Lane departure system appears to be dead. Usually requires replacement of the camera setup mounted to the windshield.
    Also the way I'd see the carfax is that it's a 3 owner car not a 2 owner car. As it was sold at auction at 11k miles and then around 27k I believe it was sold again and now at 61k it's for sale again so the next owner will be owner #4.

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    No more information here other than it is the first 2009 I have in the registry. I don't think they've had it long as it just popped up recently. So it may not be a matter of them knowing everything on the car, rather than that they're hiding something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1madstsv View Post
    In the pictures I can see one different tire. And the rubber under the spliter is missing a pice. I know it's a 09 but I think it's a little high. I would think 25,500 tops. I would sell mine for not much more than that and mine only has 13k not 61k. Looks clean but pictures can not tell you how it drives.
    Good catch. Didn't notice the splitter rubber. That should be relatively cheap though assuming they are available? $150?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    Lane departure system appears to be dead. Usually requires replacement of the camera setup mounted to the windshield.
    Also the way I'd see the carfax is that it's a 3 owner car not a 2 owner car. As it was sold at auction at 11k miles and then around 27k I believe it was sold again and now at 61k it's for sale again so the next owner will be owner #4.
    True, the auction buyer that resold it was technically an owner.

    How could you tell the Lane departure is not working?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMNTMXR57 View Post
    No more information here other than it is the first 2009 I have in the registry. I don't think they've had it long as it just popped up recently. So it may not be a matter of them knowing everything on the car, rather than that they're hiding something.
    Yes, I am not necessarily saying the dealer is hiding anything.

    Interesting that it was the first one in the registry.

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    The close up of the steering wheel, right before the picture of the driver's door panel. If you look through the wheel at the DIC (driver's information center) you can see it spelled out in the orange text that the LDWS needs service.
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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    As of now, it's the first '09 I have. Doesn't mean it will stay that way, but probably safe to say it's an early '09.

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    The LDWS is something that I had to have replaced on my car recently (covered by my service contract)
    VDAAWM Module $275.28
    Labor $227.94
    So a $500 bill there plus potentially a diagnostic fee, mismatched tires (around $1k for a good matched set), the front bumper issue that was mentioned, high miles.
    Is it rare? Yes.
    Is it worth as much as they are asking with the issues it has and as many miles as it has? No.

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio View Post
    The close up of the steering wheel, right before the picture of the driver's door panel. If you look through the wheel at the DIC (driver's information center) you can see it spelled out in the orange text that the LDWS needs service.
    Good eyes! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    The LDWS is something that I had to have replaced on my car recently (covered by my service contract)
    VDAAWM Module $275.28
    Labor $227.94
    So a $500 bill there plus potentially a diagnostic fee, mismatched tires (around $1k for a good matched set), the front bumper issue that was mentioned, high miles.
    Is it rare? Yes.
    Is it worth as much as they are asking with the issues it has and as many miles as it has? No.
    Good to know. Thank you! I was never considering paying that price. Just curious if anybody knew any history. Glad to see we have some info here. Thanks again!

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1madstsv View Post
    In the pictures I can see one different tire. And the rubber under the spliter is missing a pice. I know it's a 09 but I think it's a little high. I would think 25,500 tops. I would sell mine for not much more than that and mine only has 13k not 61k. Looks clean but pictures can not tell you how it drives.
    Rear tires appear to be Bridgstone Potenza but I can't tell what model. I can't tell what the fronts are at all. The rears look new so perhaps they just replaced the rears and the fronts still had good wear. Maybe the rears could be matched and buy two fronts so they are all four new and matches. I run Potenza Pole Positions on my Vette and I love the tire for the price.

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    Frount looks like toyo

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    The Lane Departure system does work. What do you guys think of my paying $23,500?

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    That'd be a good price for an '09.

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    That'd be a good price for an '09.
    Thanks for the reply Dave. I was thinking that it might be a decent buy.

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    Re: Anybody know this car?

    Agreed

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