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If you are planning on buying a 7 year old car, isn't it best to buy the top of the line model? Depreciation on accessories is bad so what might of been a 20-30k difference in MSRP new is probably only a couple thousand dollar difference now at most. Might as well get all you can no? Premium will have nice goodies like remote start and navigation.
 

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Those options can be had in the performance collection as well.
 

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Only worth it if you actually want those options. A 13 year old disc based nav is useless, even if it still works.



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I am only looking at the 3.6l in the performance or premium packages.
Only thing I don't about the premium trim is the wood trim on the interior but can live with it if I have to.
 

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Only worth it if you actually want those options. A 13 year old disc based nav is useless, even if it still works.



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Absolutely untrue. My nav system recognized a road that didn't exist when the car was built, and that Google Maps apparently didn't know about. I'm not sure, but I suspect if you pay the whopping $27/year for the SiriusXM traffic service, you get map updates.
 

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Those options can be had in the performance collection as well.
Unfortunate, i don't have Nav...had to settle for OnStar (14 was the last make of the coupe, wasn't tooo many new ones left). a bit pricey, i mostly subscribe to it because of' its anti-theft protection & recovery pkg. it's Turn-by-turn nav is "ear" depended (in my case, left ear deepened :cautious:). As compared to Google Maps or a full screen Nav system where you get a visual idea of where you are going also.
 

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Absolutely untrue. My nav system recognized a road that didn't exist when the car was built, and that Google Maps apparently didn't know about. I'm not sure, but I suspect if you pay the whopping $27/year for the SiriusXM traffic service, you get map updates.
I have the original 2011 Nav. no updates. Living in Las Vegas they build new housing development in a week. All new roads every month.
Yes, the van screen will show a new road when you drive on or are very close to it, but it will not recognize a go-to address on that new road from the address screen.
 

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That's why he should get a TOO door! :ROFLMAO: :cool:
 

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I haven't driven a coupe but with such limited rear seat space I don't see the point.
The wagon just isn't my style, although I do like how they look it reminds me too much of the Chrysler whatever it was, magnum maybe?
I will definitely be getting a sedan, just need to find the right one now
 

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Yea, you're right, it was the Dodge Magnum. I sold plenty of them!!! (tha dar thing got a Hemi?!!!). I knew i wasn't putting people in the back seat. Kids are grown and I'm not a taxi (oops, showed my age...Uber or Lyft :p)
 

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Yea, you're right, it was the Dodge Magnum. I sold plenty of them!!! (tha dar thing got a Hemi?!!!). I knew i wasn't putting people in the back seat. Kids are grown and I'm not a taxi (oops, showed my age...Uber or Lyft :p)
I'm sure the coupe is a really nice car but if I was gonna buy a 2 seater vehicle it wouldn't be a CTS.
Anyone drive both the coupe and sedan? Curious what the difference is from a drivers perspective.
As I am in the market for a CTS I am finding there is a much larger market in used coupes for sale compared to the sedans
 

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HurstGN went from a sedan to a coupe, maybe he'll chime in.
I know he loves the coupe...why wouldn't anyone?
 

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HurstGN went from a sedan to a coupe, maybe he'll chime in.
I know he loves the coupe...why wouldn't anyone?
i love my so much i actually have nightmares about it being stolen!!!
 

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Well, you're in good shape financially, sedans are the least desireable and sell for much less than wagons or coupes. They made many more sedans so shop for the exact options and colours you want, and you'll get a good deal!
 

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I'm sure the coupe is a really nice car but if I was gonna buy a 2 seater vehicle it wouldn't be a CTS.
I agree with you on this, much better 2 door options available. Never driven the coupe but given that 90% of the car is identical to the sedan, it can't be that much different.

The only real differences are downsides for me: goofy proportions (especially the rear end), lack of space inside, no visibility. They have the same wheelbase, similar if not same weight, so there's no performance benefits. You can put wider tires on the coupe, that's about it.

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I have many options (FRAC cars are really cheap right now, bunch on Marketplace under $3k). Some CTS things must have been driven by marketeers (3.73 posi rear end, rear seat not suitable for anyone with legs (am making like my Reatta - carpeted area behind the seats with a passthrough.)) or are really dumb (no spare tire, staggered wheels with a 1/2" stagger)). If I want to haul people/things there is the Grand Cherokee.

Wanted a "Sport Coupe" but have had Corvettes and Camaros.No Fords. Not much left. Challenger is bigger and weighs more than a CTS.

Of course being an "empty nester" have many choices. Do think cars became too complex for sanity around 2015 (Tesla is only autominous car I know of that tried to drive under a semi). So have two DDs nearing a decade, two retractables around 20 years old, three oddballs @ 30, and a 50 year old "muscle car" (need to thin the herd a bit, is getting crowded). Do not need a MPV just take whatever is appropriate.

Yes some things about the CTS do annoy me (worse MPG than the Jeep) but am slowly making it the way I want it to be. Doubt that will do what it really needs (about a 3.08 rear gear) but is just a nice high speed road car. And I like a touchscreen.
 

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I was thinking about this thread today while I was driving behind a CTS sedan. Remind us again of the budget. Could it be possible that if you shop well, you could get into a Sedan V, auto trans?
 

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I was thinking about this thread today while I was driving behind a CTS sedan. Remind us again of the budget. Could it be possible that if you shop well, you could get into a Sedan V, auto trans?
(But make sure you add up the insurance & gas increase as part of your budget...and tickets :p )
 
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