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Great Lakes Discussion, Chicago Meet (August 28-30) discussion in Cadillac Clubs, Local Chapters and Regional Forums; Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 Holy crap! If it had the cloth seats, it would be identical to mine! Cadillac with ...
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    Holy crap! If it had the cloth seats, it would be identical to mine!
    Cadillac with cloth =

    That DeVille has actually been on and off Craigslist since January. It will never sell at that price. For $3500 its not a bad deal though. I paid $4k for my '95 and it had 57K miles when I bought it.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Newer Maximas are really starting to make a lot of sense to me. They have all of the luxury features of a Cadillac or Mercedes (without the name, prestige, history.....or repair bills ), you can get them for a decent amount of money (a good, low mileage 05-07 one is usually $17-20k, and some of them will still have the factory warranty), they're fast, fun to drive and decent on gas....and they take 87 octane!! They're probably cheap(er) to repair than what I'm used to, and I've got an account down in Rochester that is a Nissan dealer, so I could have them do all the repairs and maintenance for a good deal (probably ). Sure, it's not a super sweet Cadillac Brougham or DTS, but it's a lot more manageable and easy to live with at my age...

    And besides, I've always kinda liked Nissan, especially the Maximas. Someone said that the Maxima was the "poor man's 3 Series", and I like how that sounds, because I'm a poor man and I like how 3 Series drive.

    When I was the part time parts and service cashier at Walser Nissan in '05-'06, I drove an '02 Maxima GLE, and I was quite impressed. It was faster than a Northstar Cadillac, quite well equipped and luxurious. I didn't really care for how light it felt, but I could get over that.

    I could do one of these...
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    If you want a Maxima just get an older Infinity. My grandparents have a '98 I30 that drives extremely nice and the v-6 has A LOT of power to its name.

    However, I think you would be better suited by this.


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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    The problem with the older Infiniti is that it's older.....and it's more expensive to repair, because it's an Infiniti. But they are a nice cars though...

    Not that I didn't give an early Q45 a thought.....

    I've never had a "new" car before. Everything I've had is atleast 8 years old. I'm kinda excited to have a car with navigation, iPod input, keyless ignition, stability control, a CVT tranny (maybe not that so much), etc etc.
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    The 92 STS is still ticking. Almost 170k. Not for sale. Likely never will be. 4.9 for the win!

    My next used Cadillac might be a 4.9L early 90s Deville. Their owners tend to baby them.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by gdwriter View Post
    Excuse me?
    Sorry I don't like those body style ones, I like the older ones like yours. Sorry I should have made that post more clearer, my bad

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    M45 FTW!

    Maximas are way overpriced IMO....

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacGurl View Post
    Sorry I don't like those body style ones, I like the older ones like yours. Sorry I should have made that post more clearer, my bad
    I was just giving you a hard time, Nicki. I figured you were talking about the 90s body style. Besides, who couldn't love Betty?

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    6th gen Maximas suck. I have driven one extensively. It's overweight, has a gaudy interior, and is completely devoid of chassis response.

    5.5 gens (02-03) are quick, have a decent interior, and have decent feedback.

    4th gen was the pinnacle. my 97 is still the best handling FWD car I have ever driven. They are kind of old now, but if you can find 99 Chad, that would be a winner.

    The 7th gen is just awesome. Though I have never driven one, and that's probably out of your price range.


    oh, and since you were complaining about the repair costs on your S, maximas are not exactly cheap to fix either.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    I'm not thinking Maxima anymore.....something else.... Something FWD and German.....
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    german

    stay away from VW. they are nothing but problems.

    and try and stay away from the A4/S4 stigma (I am assuming that is where you are going)

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    My brother traded his '03 DTS on a loaded '09 Passat CC VR6 a couple months ago. 3,200 miles later and he is still pretty happy.
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    I hear the B6 A4/S4 are pretty reliable from the little research I've done on Audi forums. B5 is apparently the body style to stay far, far away from.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 96Fleetwood View Post
    My brother traded his '03 DTS on a loaded '09 Passat CC VR6 a couple months ago. 3,200 miles later and he is still pretty happy.
    I will admit, that is one slick looking car.

    I still hate anything German though.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    german

    stay away from VW. they are nothing but problems.
    I know what it is, but I'll let Chad spill it if he so chooses.

    Other than a previous-generation 3-Series and some Audis, German cars just don't toast my bread. The maintenance, repair and parts costs also keep me away. A Cadillac may not be cheap to repair, but it's going to be less than most European cars.

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