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Hello dear CTS friends,

I first wanted to say thank you all for all the help you have provided me over the years. I first got this car and literally knew nothing about cars but thanks to your mentoring I now can change my own oil and filters and know a lot more about the car functionality in general. Also fun was all the banter in the Misc thread, everything from whiskey to marriage to women.

However, all good things must end. I have sold the CTS, as a combination of both myself and my wife becoming remote workers (no longer needing two cars) and to reduce costs on insurance, registration, and maintenance. The CTS was running great, but it has worse gas mileage than the other car, was older than the other car, statistically it was going to run into a lot more problems given it's age, and with the GMEPP ending in March and used car prices dropping like a rock, the writing was on the wall.

I must say, while I love most things GM, I hate the resale value. I was only able to get $6,000 for it. I did shop around and that was it.

We currently have no plans to buy a new car anytime soon (car prices are still crazy) so I hope that this is not a goodbye but a "until next time" kind of farewell. Hoepfully we can get another Caddy when the time comes, but the wife has an affinity for German ... so we shall see.

I leave you guys with the final stats of the vehicle. Partially because I expected to keep the car much longer, I probably spent a bit more than I would of on maintenance (if I knew I would sell now, I probably would not have done any of the maintenance past 100k like the spark plugs, ATF, etc), leading to higher than expected monthly cost. I was unable to meet my goals of 15+ years and 200,000 + miles on this car.

2013 Cadillac CTS 3.0 Luxury Sedan.
120,584 miles

Purchase Price: $28,327.10 (Dec 2013)
Total Costs Incurred (Repair and Maintenance): $5,776.49
Total Price: $34,103.59
Sell Price: $6,000.00

Net Cost: $28,103.59
Time Driven: 9.1 Years

Cost per year: $3,100.91
Cost per month: $258.41
 

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Hello dear CTS friends,

I first wanted to say thank you all for all the help you have provided me over the years. I first got this car and literally knew nothing about cars but thanks to your mentoring I now can change my own oil and filters and know a lot more about the car functionality in general. Also fun was all the banter in the Misc thread, everything from whiskey to marriage to women.

However, all good things must end. I have sold the CTS, as a combination of both myself and my wife becoming remote workers (no longer needing two cars) and to reduce costs on insurance, registration, and maintenance. The CTS was running great, but it has worse gas mileage than the other car, was older than the other car, statistically it was going to run into a lot more problems given it's age, and with the GMEPP ending in March and used car prices dropping like a rock, the writing was on the wall.

I must say, while I love most things GM, I hate the resale value. I was only able to get $6,000 for it. I did shop around and that was it.

We currently have no plans to buy a new car anytime soon (car prices are still crazy) so I hope that this is not a goodbye but a "until next time" kind of farewell. Hoepfully we can get another Caddy when the time comes, but the wife has an affinity for German ... so we shall see.

I leave you guys with the final stats of the vehicle. Partially because I expected to keep the car much longer, I probably spent a bit more than I would of on maintenance (if I knew I would sell now, I probably would not have done any of the maintenance past 100k like the spark plugs, ATF, etc), leading to higher than expected monthly cost. I was unable to meet my goals of 15+ years and 200,000 + miles on this car.

2013 Cadillac CTS 3.0 Luxury Sedan.
120,584 miles

Purchase Price: $28,327.10 (Dec 2013)
Total Costs Incurred (Repair and Maintenance): $5,776.49
Total Price: $34,103.59
Sell Price: $6,000.00

Net Cost: $28,103.59
Time Driven: 9.1 Years

Cost per year: $3,100.91
Cost per month: $258.41
Until next time, Bobby.
Your contributions will be missed along with your presence in the group.

Keep the wife happy and the finances in order and everything else will work itself out.

Best wishes moving forward!
 
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Sounds like you got 10 good years out of it, and didn't spend much on maintenance. Not that it should need that much at 120K miles, but it was looming. Hope you find a nice ride in the future. Your wife decides what cars to buy? ;)
 

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Hope to see you again soon - and thanks for your positive contribution here. Cheers!
 

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we'll miss you and your contributions/comments on this Forum...good luck with your future choices...

Bill
 

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Enjoyed the ride, Bob. Until then, my friend.
 

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YOU'LL BE BACK

Vision care Goggles Sunglasses Eyewear Automotive mirror


Seriously, it sounds like somebody's getting into a nice well-treated Caddy. Take care eh.
 

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Bobby we enjoyed your company and interest. Hope you have a long great comfortable life.
 

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You will be missed Bob. Although you don't have to leave...
If they haven't kicked me out yet, Bob, you most definitely can stay!
 

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And you wondered why we drove wagons, lol.
 
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Hey, I can fit several in my coupe. That's why I like chainsaws!!
Yeah, those Milwaukee battery powered chain saws work anywhere and are pretty quiet!
 

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I'm a Stihl guy. And these are great for a quick chop chop.
I think the heavy demand this is based on Varm being busy as of late.
 

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I haven't been here long (in Cadillac years) Bob but I did enjoy your posts & you were always friendly when you joined mine so sorry you won't be here so much. Good luck to you & yours sir. (y) 馃嵒
 

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Thanks for all the warm words! Yeah I think I will occasionally drop in (good bunch of guys and gals) but I probably won't be as active on the messageboards unless I buy another Caddy.

@TheFlash Wish you the best and will be rooting for you.
 

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Yeah, those Milwaukee battery powered chain saws work anywhere and are pretty quiet!
My BIL lost about 35 trees in a storm just after Xmas. He has a 14" Ego saw. I got a message asking if I could come up for a couple of days with my Stihls. These battery-powered saws just can't take being run for more than an hour or so - they have the power alright but they're not built for run time. I'll grant you that they're light and quiet but when you have a big job today, I'll take either of my Stihl saws.

Thanks for all the warm words! Yeah I think I will occasionally drop in (good bunch of guys and gals) but I probably won't be as active on the messageboards unless I buy another Caddy.

@TheFlash Wish you the best and will be rooting for you.
Miscellaneous Banter is perfect for those of us who have found new homes for our gen 2s. Hope to see you there soon!
 
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