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I found a STS-V close to where I live the dealership states that it is a GM-required vehicle. Does this kill any chance of me reselling it down the line? The price is amazing, but I'm assuming its because it was a buyback. Anyone know about this program at all?


Here is a link to the website for the STS-V

http://auto.brenengen.com/search_carview.cfm?ID=239583&scope=bren&newcar=0

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"This vehicle was recently reacquired by General Motors because the previous owner was dissatisfied either with the performance or appearance of the vehicle. A GM Dealer has inspected and repaired this vehicle (if necessary) so you can be confident that it's reliable.

Every GM reacquired vehicle comes complete with the Limited Warranty for Repurchased Vehicles backed by General Motors and provides you with a wide range of benefits:"


Since you are a supporting member of the forum, you can probably get someone here to run that listed VIN and see it's maintenance history to make sure it wasn't due to any service related issues.
 

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I don't know about IL, but here in Florida a seller is required by law to disclose when a car was a factory buyback, plus it's printed on the title. In Florida that would mean a lower trade-in down the road, but if the deal is great up front that may not matter.

At that price, I'd be more worried about accident/flood damage than a lemon buyback. I've had the chance to buy cars at the auction at prices "too good to be true", and there's always a reason.
 

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That looks like a great deal. Given the $hitty dealership experience many of us have had. It could have been a buyback for any number of reasons that are now resolved. If you have an independent mechanic of your own have it checked out first.
 

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"This vehicle was recently reacquired by General Motors because the previous owner was dissatisfied either with the performance or appearance of the vehicle. A GM Dealer has inspected and repaired this vehicle (if necessary) so you can be confident that it's reliable.

Every GM reacquired vehicle comes complete with the Limited Warranty for Repurchased Vehicles backed by General Motors and provides you with a wide range of benefits:"


Since you are a supporting member of the forum, you can probably get someone here to run that listed VIN and see it's maintenance history to make sure it wasn't due to any service related issues.
Is there anyone who would be able to do that for me? I just want to make sure that there were no major issues with the car. There are a few of them out there that weren't GM reaquired that are only 5-6k more in price, so it may not be worth it if there was major trouble.

thanks in advance
 

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CLAIM HISTORY
R.O Date R.O Number Type Labor Operation Odometer Reading
02/28/2007 109687 # Z7096 - BUYBACK DEALER ADMINISTRATIVE ALLOWANCE/LEGAL CASE 2995 miles
10/18/2006 152077 # J1000 - PAN AND/OR GASKET, OIL - REPLACE 2159 miles
10/18/2006 152077 # F2023 - SEAL, PINION SHAFT OIL - REAR DIFFERENTIAL - REPLACE 2159 miles
10/18/2006 152077 # J5797 - HOSE, CHARGE AIR COOLER OUTLET - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # J0780 - COVER AND/OR GASKET, TIMING - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 D J1057 - MANIFOLD AND/OR GASKET, ENGINE OIL - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # J1057 - MANIFOLD AND/OR GASKET, ENGINE OIL - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # J0960 - ADAPTER AND/OR GASKET, OIL FILTER - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # E2020 - WHEEL ALIGNMENT - CHECK AND/OR ADJUST 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # Z7907 - COURTESY TRANSPORTATION - PARTS NOT AVAILABLE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # Z5001 - VIP FREIGHT/POSTAGE REIMBURESEMENT 2159 miles
09/01/2006 150356 # J9995 - CUSTOMER CONCERN NOT DUPLICATED 1930 miles
09/01/2006 150356 # N9995 - CUSTOMER CONCERN NOT DUPLICATED 1930 miles
05/16/2006 A15398 I Z7000 - PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION - BASE TIME


Looks like it was a leaker, perhaps engine oil and rear differential. The Radiator/interooler hose was also replaced with the timing cover, so it's possible that it threw a belt and damaged those items.

That is one heck of a deal on that car, so it's up to you if you feel good about it.
 

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If its a buy back lemon law car the defect and fix will have to be disclosed. Ask them what the defect was. I saw a Z06 buy back that had a rear suspension problem that was fixed. I drove it and I could tell there was still something wrong in the rear. your STS-V might have had a minor fix or a major one. Ask them to disclose the reason it was bought back before you buy. Or ask to see the title and read it your self. My DTS had a faulty sun roof that leaked when it rained and the complete interior was replaced 3 times. It finally went back. SO even small sounding reasons (leaky sunroof) create big issues down the road. Do your homework... BTW there is a great deal on an 07 STS-V in the classifieds.
 

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CLAIM HISTORY
R.O Date R.O Number Type Labor Operation Odometer Reading
02/28/2007 109687 # Z7096 - BUYBACK DEALER ADMINISTRATIVE ALLOWANCE/LEGAL CASE 2995 miles
10/18/2006 152077 # J1000 - PAN AND/OR GASKET, OIL - REPLACE 2159 miles
10/18/2006 152077 # F2023 - SEAL, PINION SHAFT OIL - REAR DIFFERENTIAL - REPLACE 2159 miles
10/18/2006 152077 # J5797 - HOSE, CHARGE AIR COOLER OUTLET - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # J0780 - COVER AND/OR GASKET, TIMING - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 D J1057 - MANIFOLD AND/OR GASKET, ENGINE OIL - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # J1057 - MANIFOLD AND/OR GASKET, ENGINE OIL - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # J0960 - ADAPTER AND/OR GASKET, OIL FILTER - REPLACE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # E2020 - WHEEL ALIGNMENT - CHECK AND/OR ADJUST 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # Z7907 - COURTESY TRANSPORTATION - PARTS NOT AVAILABLE 2159 miles
09/19/2006 150984 # Z5001 - VIP FREIGHT/POSTAGE REIMBURESEMENT 2159 miles
09/01/2006 150356 # J9995 - CUSTOMER CONCERN NOT DUPLICATED 1930 miles
09/01/2006 150356 # N9995 - CUSTOMER CONCERN NOT DUPLICATED 1930 miles
05/16/2006 A15398 I Z7000 - PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION - BASE TIME


Looks like it was a leaker, perhaps engine oil and rear differential. The Radiator/interooler hose was also replaced with the timing cover, so it's possible that it threw a belt and damaged those items.

That is one heck of a deal on that car, so it's up to you if you feel good about it.
Thanks for the lookup Tony! :thumbsup:

It doesn't seem to be anything too major. I'm gonna call up there and see if I can talk to someone about the car. It's 150 miles from me, so I would much rather talk to them first before driving all the way up there.
 

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rear end leaking = normal = TSB
engine leaking fluids = NOT normal
Report summary = RUN to the classifieds. IMO
It sounds like they fixed the engine leaks, but who knows if they will come back. Pretty sure that it would be covered under warranty still, but then again who needs the hassles of going back to the dealership to get it fixed again....
 

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I just noticed the mileage- the buyback was at 2,995 miles and it now has 4,319, which probably means it's been used as someone's personal driver in the meantime (perhaps the Dealer who now has it or someone else).

I agree with LittleElvisDan- there's way too many deals out there to make the leap on this one.
 

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I just noticed the mileage- the buyback was at 2,995 miles and it now has 4,319, which probably means it's been used as someone's personal driver in the meantime (perhaps the Dealer who now has it or someone else).

I agree with LittleElvisDan- there's way too many deals out there to make the leap on this one.
Yeah you are probably right. Its not like i needed the car, just that the price sparked my interest. If I could get it for under 39, it might be worth it, but otherwise, maybe i'll just pass.

btw nice 2006 STS-V you have on the classifieds. A little out of my price range right now, but it looks like a great car
 

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Thanks. It's a little more than others, but that's because it includes the 100,000 mile warranty, and I didn't buy it at the auction. It's an honest to goodness local car.
 

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My car was a re-aquired one, but it was because of diff problems. I've had nothing abnormal happen in the 8k or so that I have had it. granted I'm used to Japanese cars aka appliances, but everything I've done to my car seems just fine. I guess its a case by case basis. Sometimes people in liberal lemon law states states get in a little over their heads and "make" problems. My best freind works at an MBZ dealer, and though the cars are problem prone, not ALL of them are that bad. Sometimes if the car "plauges" a loyal customer and the dealer wants to keep them, they do stuff like this too. Sometimes...the car is a POS but either way, its under warranty :)
 
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I handle final re-acquirement transactions between the owner and veh mfg (not GM products) and some of the reasons that the mfg will buy back or replace the vehicle are very minor, but the mfg just wants it done for a variety of internal reasons, i.e. - "squeaky wheel syndrome, newer/smaller mfg still building corporate image, pita lemon lawyer, customer loyalty, etc.

Several buyback stories I could tell about very minor problems... , but I'm restrained by confidentiality agreements. :canttalk:

Do some investigative homework. Every reacquired vehicle situation is different. There are some buyback cars out there with branded titles that are excellent buys.
 
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