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I’m currently offshore looking at an add on auto trader for a vehicle for the wife. I came across a 08 CTS that I am interested in. Couple problems though that I don’t quite understand. The VIN is 1G6DV57V180212048. The dealer emailed me saying this was a base model W/1SB. I’m not an expert and that’s why I am asking here, but didn’t the 1SB only have the PFI engine?

The listing also says the car has a Bose system. On my Z06 that is equipped with a Bose system, there are plenty badges in the car that say Bose, shouldn’t the Caddy have the same? Also on the radio, it is not listed as a NAV model, but the screen shot of the head unit shows a satellite subscription page on the traffic tab, but also has a full map tab. Does that mean it actually does have NAV?

The listing also has something that kind of got me off guard. It says sunroof Delete. There is a very clear picture of a double sized sun roof in the picture taken from the interior that you can see thru like a normal sun roof. It does not appear to be a delete panel. Anyone have any opinion on what they are talking about there?
 

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...it just seems like the 'list' and the 'pictures' don't match. The only 'Bose' logos I see on my '09 are at the front door speakers. My no-NAV doesn't have a pop-up screen. If the 'picture' shows a sunroof the 'list' should not show 'sunroof delete'.
 

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have you contacted the seller to clarify the details?
 

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waiting for them to open. but wanted to have my ducks in a row befor i contacted them. I know ill be talking to a salesman, not a mechanic, so I wanted to have enogh info to tell if i was getting led on.

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well I called. the ladie that answered wasnt much help. I did find this, https://service.gm.com/dealerworld/vincards/pdf/vincard08 06-01-09 r1.1.pdf
witch leads me to belive that the car is in fact suposed to have nav at least, and is a DI modle. I wonder if i can get them to send me a picture of the service parts lable.
 

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Here's an old thread that may help explain codes for you more - http://www.cadillacforums.com/forum...ssion/130777-rpo-codes-2008-cadillac-cts.html

Given the description and the pictures may not watch I'd suggest being careful - at least ask for a picture of the RPO codes which is on a sticker on the back side of the spare tire cover to confirm what you should be seeing for that particular car...

Update with a couple of more links used in the past...
Basic RPO code overview
http://www.caddyinfo.com/2008ctsrpocodes.html

Great FAQ compilation with more package / RPO code details about 1/2 way down...
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forum...ral-discussion/223306-cts-faq-diy-thread.html


Also, the sticker on the driver's side door will have the build date - not all 2008s have Bluetooth integrated depending on whether its part of an option package, that was introduced with May/08 builds if I remember correctly. The quick way to check if someone has access to the vehicle is to press the steering wheel mounted button for voice and say 'bluetooth' - if Bluetooth is available then a list of menu options will be provided...
 

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Thanks for the replys. The guy did email me a picture of the RPO code lable, and i ran it thru http://www.cadillacfaq.com/rpo/.

I am satisfied that this car is equiped nicely according to the codes and vin. I will also have a look over the links you poseted, thanks again!!
 

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I've seen many listings on Autotrader and Cars.com that show the "base" feature set, including sunroof-delete, when the car is obviously optioned otherwise.
 

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No matter what the second gen CTS 2008-2013 com standard with a Bose stereo. The difference in the stereo are 8 or 10 speakers. Nav or non nav.
 

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No matter what the second gen CTS 2008-2013 com standard with a Bose stereo. The difference in the stereo are 8 or 10 speakers. Nav or non nav.
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