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#870 of 896 Re: Purchase Price of DTS - 2007 [davemd]
Oct 05, 2010 (5:24 pm)
The car is now (model year) 4 years old. The certification only runs 6 years or 100k miles. Depending when the car was originally delivered you may only have three years left and your certification will cost you about $1500. I think that $27k is high. Look locally and see what 07's are selling for. I wouldn't pay more than $22 -23k for a 4 year old DTS. See what you can get an 09 for with 30k miles. I wouldn't buy any used Cadillac unless it was certified from a Cadillac dealer. You are practically out of the 4 year 50k factory warranty but you can always buy an extended warranty. The 07's came with a powertrain warranty for 5 years/100k miles but most problems on Cadillacs do not involve the powertrain.
Can you get in touch with the former owner? Do you have service records on this car? All of these are factored into the price that you should offer.. Personally I think that $27 is a bit high. The dealer probably paid 20 for it or less.
#871 of 896 Re: Purchase Price of DTS - 2007 [dispencer2]
Oct 06, 2010 (8:15 am)
Hi, I ended up buying a 2007 DTS w/ 31,000 miles on it, paying $23,000 on the road. Its a luxury I version. It is still under full warranty until May. I may consider buying the extended bumper to bumper policy. Thanks for the post.
#872 of 896 Re: Purchase Price of DTS - 2007 [davemd]
Oct 18, 2010 (2:58 pm)
That was a good deal. I hope that you enjoy the car.
Nov 06, 2010 (7:12 am)
I HAVE PURCHASED A LOW MILEAGE 2007 CADILLAC DTS. THE ONLY COMPLAINT I HAVE IS THE EXCESSIVE WIND NOISE AT THE FRONT WINDSHIELD. THE LOCAL DEALER CLAIMS IT IS JUST NORMAL WIND TURBULENCE. I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS NORMAL FOR A LUXURY CAR LIKE THE CADILLAC. HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM?
#874 of 896 Re: ronjay2 [ronjay2]
Nov 06, 2010 (7:35 am)
My wind noise was coming from the rear passengers door. The door was not aligned properly. I took it to the Ford dealer body shop and that is what they found. I have know the guy in charge of this body shop for years so can trust what he says.
I also get some wind noise from the mirrors and nothing can be done about the. It's the way the car was designed.
You might want to have your car checked by some other place to see what they say.
People have commented that my 2007 DTS is nosier than the other Cadillac's I owned. It is not a quiet as I expected. They say if you undercoat them it makes them quieter but have not tried that. The undercoat is suppose to eliminate some of the road noise.
Lately I met a guy that rode in a friends new sport model Cadillac and he said it was very rough riding and noise. I think they are going backwards.
With all the problems I had with my car the next car will probably be a Lexus
#875 of 896 Re: ronjay2 [ronjay2]
Nov 06, 2010 (9:35 am)
My 2007 has seemed pretty quiet, however, this is the first Cadillac I have owned. Only when its extremely windy outside do I hear some wind noise, but for the most part its quiet. Also, my car just hit 32,000 miles. The dealer suggested to have the coolant changed, so I did that. Do you guys think I need to change the transmission fluid / filter at this point ? also what else should be done. According to the manual, its not much needed yet..
Nov 16, 2010 (3:33 pm)
I have a 2008 Dts and had the windshield re-sealed. This stopped several unknown noise'es. Is much quieter unless their is a very strong wind. Mine was still under warrantee, Cadillac fixed it.
#877 of 896 Status of XTS?????
Nov 29, 2010 (6:37 pm)
Does anyone know if anything has changed regarding the XTS Concept? All of the automobile media have said that the car will be out in 2012 or 13 but there is no official word from Cadillac. As far as I'm concerned Cadillac has left me. The cars are either too big or too small. Cadillac really needs a car the size of the LaCrosse that gets good mileage. The CTS rides stiffly like a Mercedes and is cramped in front with the huge console. The DTS is antiquated and is too big. I already have a Traverse that rides well and essentially replaces my DeVille. I don't need two big cars. I'm considering a Malibu at least until Cadillac puts something out that is intermediate sized. I think that they are shooting themselves in the foot by not building something larger than the STS (which has inadequate back seat space) and smaller than the DTS. .
#878 of 896 NEED SUGGESTIONS FOR BUYING EXTENDED WARRANTY
Dec 17, 2010 (11:20 pm)
#879 of 896 NEED SUGGESWTIONS FOR EXTENDED WARRANTIES
Dec 17, 2010 (11:25 pm)
My DTS is about to go out of new car warranty and wondered if forum members had suggestions as to where I can get the best price and quality of warranty in an extended service contract. Reliabilty of the Insurance company is very important to me.