That's exactly what I was thinking. I would be steering clear of that car.Originally Posted by Sal33n
I have owned three Acuras that went a 100K miles and a Toyota Landcruiser with 160K miles on it when they were traded in and none of them had leaks.Originally Posted by law87
A leak is a leak. In your case it's a small one that isn't dripping ...... Yet.Originally Posted by law87
No pictures are necessary.
It could stay that way or it could get worse. Either way it will be expensive to fix.
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To the OP, on this forum you can't ask for help and then challenge every opinion you get. Yes the car has to be at normal operating temp and wait ten minutes before checking the oil level. that's what the manual says, so yes we all have experience at that. It sounds like you may have already purchased the car and if so good luck. No extended warranty covers fluid leaks and if you have a leak now they are just going to continue to get worse. If you haven't bought this car, walk away, there are too many good cars out there that do not have all of these problems.
I know how you can fall in love with something and try to dismiss the faults. You want this car so bad and are hoping the leaks are not a big deal. If you are dead set on getting this car, I would take out out again but to an actual Cadillac dealer and have them look at it and get there professional opinion and get a quote on the cost of repair. Take that quote to the seller and negotiate for lower price or have him get the car fixed then sell at asking price. This is not like an oil pan leak or valve cover leak. A leak you described means a lot of labor involved which can be costly.
Actually, just fall out of love with this car and find at least a 2009 model. Chances are once you get this car and find out you don't have blue-tooth then you will be all over the forums for months trying to figure out how to get your blue tooth phone working! lol (I am being serious
100% agreed! I made the mistake by falling in love with my 08 and went nuts until I got the Bluetooth working by installing a newer VCIM.Originally Posted by Sal33n
You'll find another one, trust me! (I'm looking at the newer ones myself)
There is a reason why it's a good deal. If you can get them to drop the price a $2k or $3K to make the repairs, it may be a better deal.Originally Posted by law87
I don't mean to sound rude, but I am not sure what you're not understanding. The rear diff leak may not be as big of a deal, but the rear main seal is a big deal. The parts aren't much, but the labor is large. If it is in fact leaking then to do the job right will be a big deal.Originally Posted by law87
gohawks63 is absolutely correct.
Walk away and find another one. I'll do the searching if you'd like. I'll just need a zip code, what your ABSOLUTE max price is and how far you're willing to drive to get one!
plus that route 66 extended warranty should cover my back. if anything I can bargain with him and if the car actually break down I can use my warranty. that is why i also ask if anyone have route 66 extended warranty.
Make sure that the warranty covers leaks. Some aftermarket warranties do not cover leaks.Originally Posted by law87
so i just talk to a Cadillac service rep, she say the leak is not really consider a leak, its more like seapping by GM standard, she say its common problem...am I making this way worse than it should or is she making this way lighter then it should lol, of course she havent seen the car yet, but from my description she say that's what it sounds like.