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2011 CTS-V Coupe

  • 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    Votes: 12 42.9%
  • 2013 ATS AWD 3.6

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • 2015 ATS AWD 2.0T

    Votes: 12 42.9%
  • 2011 BMW 535i

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Hello everyone,

I am looking to trade my personal Jeep Wranger in for a Cadillac. Ive narrowed my choices down to a CTS-V Coupe and ATS Sedan. I currently have a GMC Yukon SLT as my company car/daily driver. I always like to keep a personal vehicle just in case.

These are the three vehicles, I am looking at:

2015 ATS Luxury AWD - Turbo - 0 miles
http://www.scrantonmotors.com/VehicleDetails/new-2015-Cadillac-ATS_Sedan-2.0L_I4_AWD_Luxury-Vernon-CT/2346678443

2011 CTS-V Coupe with 22k miles
http://www.scrantonmotors.com/VehicleDetails/used-2011-Cadillac-CTS_V_Coupe-CTS_V_Coupe-Vernon-CT/2491553063

2013 ATS Performance AWD - 3.6 - 14k miles
http://www.scrantonmotors.com/VehicleDetails/used-2013-Cadillac-ATS-3.6L_V6_AWD_Performance-Vernon-CT/2471581613

2011 BMW 535i xDrive - 50k miles
http://www.scrantonmotors.com/VehicleDetails/used-2011-BMW-535i_xDrive-Sedan-Vernon-CT/2489373383

Your thoughts?

Thanks,

shane
 

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I'm just a tad biased towards the V. The car looks pretty decent, but they are asking for all the money on it. I wouldn't offer anymore than $40k tops.
 

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For a car not a daily, definitely the CTS-V. As a side-note though that 2013 ATS is about $10-12K overpriced. You can pick up a '13 performance 3.6 AWD for ~$29K. In fact you can find Premium trim 3.6 AWD ATSs for under 30K with pretty low mileage.
 

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BMW only if it has warranty. Other than that run! As fast and as far as you can!
Honestly, choice is only between Caddys.
 

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CTS-V is going to hold its value the best and be the nicest car of the bunch. ATS 3.6 AWD would probably be the best daily driver. I voted CTS-V because you have a daily/company car.

I've been a BMW guy for a while but I'd stay away from N54 and N55 engines - so no to the BMW.
 

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I'm leaning towards the V as well. I think is has every available option that was available at the time. The power is addicting.

Shane
 

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Of those 4 I would get the ATS turbo. Agree the ATS 3.6 is overpriced. A 2011 vehicle is 4 years old, and the Bimmer has a lot of miles. I would not pay 30 grand for a Bimmer that is at or near the end of its warranty. It will nickel and dime you. While the V is nice, 44 grand is a lot for a 4 year old car.
 

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$39,000 for a 2013 ATS Performance? You can do WAY better. At the end of 2014, you could have found a brand new '14 Premium for that price in the Philadelphia area. I voted for the '15 ATS, but I take back my vote because its a Luxury. Is there one dealership in all of Scranton--why are all your choices at Cadillac of Scranton? Expand your search area--I'd check a 100 mile radius--you can find a Premium for a better price than that Luxury. Call Scott Caddy in Allentown.
 

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Thanks. It's the dealership in CT, In my area. I do not pay their listed prices.

Shane
 

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I can get the V for $40,500.00

shane
Sure, go for it. $500 is nothing compared to the big ass smile you'll wear every time you fire it up!

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You sir are annoying. You have old man lag.
LOL! Not in a V he wouldn't! :)

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CTS-V is going to hold its value the best and be the nicest car of the bunch. ATS 3.6 AWD would probably be the best daily driver. I voted CTS-V because you have a daily/company car.
My first V was a terrific every day driver. The only reason I bought another dd was to keep the miles off my coupe (which I intend to keep until my passing, then be buried in. :)). The Gen 2 V's are holding their value very well and will likely become collectibles down the road.
 

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shane1 said:
Is $40,500 a fair price? shane
It's a little more than I would want to pay. Just a little. You can probably find a better deal if you're willing to spend some more time, but I wouldn't feel cheated paying $40.5k for it. Make sure they change the oil first (it's due), and take a look at the tread on those PS2's (you don't want to have to start off chunking down about $1,300 for a new set).
 

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If you can live with 2 doors, take the V for the good reasons cited by others.
 

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This is tough because it's not apples to apples by any stretch. Interestingly, I was shopping an M3 Sedan, an S4, and a CTS-V sedan before buying my ATS. Ultimately, I determined based on my budgetary/maintenance concerns to go with the ATS but the ATS was not even part of my original considerations.

I was trading in a 2011 Camaro SS which is a pretty fast car and I wanted to stick with a car that was just about as fast. When I realized my budget couldn't support the car I wanted I made a complete step down from a performance standpoint into used 3.6 CTS', or new or newer used 3-series' and A4's. So, my suggestion is to figure out what you are looking for in a car.

If you are looking for a world beating performance luxury car, go with the V. If you are looking for a relatively slow yet fun to drive luxury car, go with one of the others. I don't think the V is in the same class as the rest, it's really a totally different car. If speed it very important to you, get the V.

Between the rest, I would get the 15 ATS 2.0t over the 3.6 for the following reasons: 1) it is more fun to drive than the 3.6 due to less weight over the front wheels and the 15 2.0t seems to be smoother and more powerful than the 14 2.0t; (2) why go with an older car if you can get a newer one with very similar performance.

I would avoid the BMW. Although BMW's are lovely, they are also expensive to maintain and repair when they break...and they do break. The 11 335i will be out of warranty and aftermarket warranties on BMW's are a fortune (4-5k for a relatively low amount of coverage). I really wanted a used 3 series but the warranty costs pushed me away from it. Also, believe me when I say you want a warranty. A BMW without a warranty is like going to a brothel without a condom, you are likely to get burned. And when you get burned on a BMW, you get burned hard.

Thus, if you are looking for speed, go with the V. If speed isn't super important, go with the 2.0t.
 

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The V is in the shop now getting a new rear end under warranty because the diff went bad. Wont be ready for a couple of days.

Shane
 
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