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The Cadillac dealership close to my house has a certified pre-owned 2005 cts-v and i was wondering if this was a good deal or not...I cant find a single thing wrong with exterior of the car(scratches, dents, etc.) The interior is brand new and still has a lingering new car smell..It has 16,xxx miles and the price they listed is 33,995..do you guys think the price is right or can it be negotiated..I do have an 04 Deville with 69,xxx miles to trade-in but ill be upsidedown on it so thats another factor if i want to follow through, I'll be going back tuesday to discuss numbers and have them evaulate my deville depending on your responses. Again, this car has not a single scratch on it and it hasn't even been detailed yet.
 

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thank you ill keep that in mind, did you purchase your car from a dealership?
 

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Drive it and make sure the "clunk" in the drivetrain is not there. And.....no whining from the diff......mostly while decelerating around 40 MPH.

If it's there, don't accept it without a new diff.....and make sure it is warrantied for YOU in the future.
 

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I test drove it but i was more focused on my shifting as i was a little rusty, So maybe i should test drive it again, what clunk are you talking about? When would i hear it?
 

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I would agree that there is some room in the price, but that doesn't seem too out of line, to be honest. It seems to be a fair price in my mind
 

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Don't worry about it.....if you don't hear things, don't let people here get you listening for noises. I have many V owners (who don't come on here) who have never complained about diff whining, clunking, peeling buttons, wheelhop, etc, because they're not looking for problems like we do. One guy posts up a problem on an Internet forum and then suddenly everyone has it. :rolleyes:

A Certified '05 will be warrantied until sometime in late '10 or early '11 depending on when it was sold new, so there's no worries about warranty. If a problem pops up, it'll be covered. The deal is fair, but not terrific. Remember that you will pay more for a Certified car, as the dealer pays Cadillac to add that warranty.
 

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A Certified '05 will be warrantied until sometime in late '10 or early '11 depending on when it was sold new, so there's no worries about warranty. If a problem pops up, it'll be covered. The deal is fair, but not terrific. Remember that you will pay more for a Certified car, as the dealer pays Cadillac to add that warranty.

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It's about 1600 - 1700.00 on top of the price to make it certified, which is the way to buy the thing from the dealership so you are covered down the road.
Go ahead and see if they'll still deal a little with a counter offer. :)
 

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ok thank you everyone for your responses, Im going back tuesday and hopefully run through the final motions and maybe become a part of this great v community!
 

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For what its worth the CPO is a great thing to have. If you want to bitch about something you can always bitch to someone in the service department, who knows you may get lucky. I just paid $32k for my 05 with 10K miles on it. I thought that was good for getting a car that has not been molested by Johnny shade tree.
 
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