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I was able to find 2008 CTS inbound inventory on the gmbuypower.com website--with a workaround. The site is not yet updated for 2008 Cadillac models, but by searching for 2007 CTS inventory you can modify the resulting internet address line for a 2007 CTS search by then modifying and making the "year=2008" rather than "=2007" . I also modified the "proximity=5000" to get a large result set. You can then view the window sticker for each car and dealer destination. Repeat the step to "build" a 2008 CTS.

My 2008 CTS order is in...

P.S. 43 units show up nationally in all colors except Black Cherry. White Diamond is the leading color. Saw one AWD.
 

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I don't follow you. The 07' selection does NOT allow for any typed input. Exactly where are you typing in this "year=2008" stuff? THANKS.
 

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using the same technique to search the inventory you can also build your own cts.. just go into the address bar and change it from 2007 to 2008 and you can build it..
 

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Nextone,

That's a nice catch. I found a silver SIDI with ebony at a nearby dealership (not the one I ordered from).
 

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Wow...Just *built* a Black Cherry CTS and um...it's really bright (at least on my monitor it is). I wonder how close the configurer is to the real color because I think I would grow tired of that really fast. I have plans on keeping this car for a long time. I can't see me driving that color for 12 years like I have driven my last vehicle. I was really hoping for something much darker.
 

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I can't seem to make it work for my zip code.

Any chance you could try it for me.

07675

100 mile radius is fine.

Thanks as I really want to see one of these before I order.

JB
 

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JBsZ06,

The nearest one to that zip code is a Thunder Gray / Ebony one, fully loaded, at:

MARTIN CADILLAC OF YONKERS, LLC
1245 CENTRAL PARK AVE
YONKERS, NY 10704 -1001

By the way, I grew up in Ridgewood (07450)
 

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Good find - and thanks for sharing.
Does not look like BYO has all the options yet - possibly still testing....
- Ray
Seeing 1 inbound to my closest dealer...
 

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Ridgewoods a nice town. I'm in old Tappan which also is nice.

I'll call over to yonkers now and see if I can't set up to see it.

Thanks a million!

I just have to see it in person before ordering one up.

JB
 

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I just called them and the salesman says they don't have it yet?

He said maybe two weeks.

Do you think the salesman just didn't know or could GM buy power be suggesting its on its way?

Its near the yonkers raceway.. so its only a 40 minute trip..

Thanks again

JB
 

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GM BuyPower is showing vehicles at dealers that have definitely not arrived yet. Probably starts showing them at the dealer once it is invoiced to the dealer (status 4150). Anyone know for sure how it works?

STATUS EVENT CODES
1100-Order placed at dealer
1101-Order accepted by GM
2001-Order generated to dealer
2005-Order replaced with GM Prospec order
2050-Order changed
2500-Order sent to production, preferenced
3000-Order accepted by production control
3100-Order available to sequence (now the tpw becomes more stable)
3300-Order selected for production by assembly plant
3400-Order broadcasted for production
3800-Vehicle produced
4150-Vehicle invoiced to dealer
4200-Vehicle shipped
5000-Vehicle delivered to dealer
6000-Vehicle delivered to customer
 

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JB,

This is what's listed for Yonkers.

Vehicle: 2008 CTS
Selected Style: CTS V6 DI PERFORMANCE SEDAN
VIN: 1G6DP57V880109171
Exterior: Thunder Gray Chromaflair Premium Paint
Interior: Ebony
MSRP: $48,335.00

Maybe Zymurgy is correct, they are listed against the dealer but not delivered yet.
 

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Thanks guys!

It looks like I need to see 4200 and then 5000 to make the trip to yonkers to see the vehicle..

I'm fine with that. (I'm holding my wife off from buying a dam Volvo S80 this week) I don't know how much longer I can hold her off ..She's getting antsy for a new car..

HOpe its next week or so ..

At this point I'd be willing to drive at least 100 miles to just see the car in person!

Im' surprised manhattan cadillac didn't get one yet.. You'd think with the high volume they must do they'd get an early allocation.. but Yonkers it is! (Yonkers is actually a dump of area for the most part..)

Who'd have thought they would get the first 2008 cadillac CTS ?

All is good.. Thanks a lot guys..
 

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VIN: 1G6DP57V880109171

Does anybody here know how to decipher the VIN? I thought the numbering of the last 6 or 7 digits might indicate how many have been produced in this model run. But that doesn't make sense with those numbers?
 

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Vehicle: 2008 CTS
Selected Style: CTS V6 DI PERFORMANCE SEDAN
VIN: 1G6DP57V880109171
Exterior: Thunder Gray Chromaflair Premium Paint
Interior: Ebony
MSRP: $48,335.00

Cadillac is kidding us aren't they? You mean to tell me someone is going to fork out $48K for a six banger car? This world is crazy.
 

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Does anybody here know how to decipher the VIN? I thought the numbering of the last 6 or 7 digits might indicate how many have been produced in this model run. But that doesn't make sense with those numbers?
You are correct.

1G6DP57V880109171

1G6 = GM, Cadillac
DP = CTS High Feature V6
5 = Body Style (5 = 4 door sedan)
7 = Restraint Code (7 = driver and passenger front and side air bags, rear side airbags)
V = Engine code
8 = Check digit
8 = model Year
0 = Plant (0 = Lansing)
109171 = Production sequence number

Normally, production sequence numbers start at 100001. No way they have made 9171 08 CTSs. Something strange going on here.
 

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Vehicle: 2008 CTS
Selected Style: CTS V6 DI PERFORMANCE SEDAN
VIN: 1G6DP57V880109171
Exterior: Thunder Gray Chromaflair Premium Paint
Interior: Ebony
MSRP: $48,335.00

Cadillac is kidding us aren't they? You mean to tell me someone is going to fork out $48K for a six banger car? This world is crazy.
A comparably equipped BMW 535i (a six banger) is around $58K and a 335i is the same price ($48K).
 
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