Re: Advice on 2008 V needed
First things first - get the VIN# from the seller and take it to your local Caddy dealership and have them print the service history of the car. This will give you an idea of what condition its in, if it has been well maintained, and what "persistent problems" exist. Also having this before you visit the seller is a plus.
Originally Posted by jshaw111
If it leaks oil or antifreeze- walk away. These problems are very rare, but expensive.
Have them start the car and fully open the roof, wait 15 seconds and fully close the roof. If it fails anywhere in the cycle have him get it fixed before purchase - don't take any excuses on this because most aftermarket warranties don't cover it.
Major maintenance - have them get the 50,000 maintenance performed before your purchase (~$580)
Research warranty companies carefully, if you can afford the $2-4000 for one, go for it! Money well spent if you ever have problems. I knew going in that I would be modding mine so an aftermarket warranty wasn't going to do me any good. If well maintained, expect one or two repairs a year to keep it in tip-top shape with that mileage and every repair to cost $1000 and up.
09 was the only year with the side vents from the factory - and not all of them.
Originally Posted by Johnxlrv