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Cadillac CTS, Car Leasing, Sedan
Mar 08, 2004 (9:27 pm)
Has anyone bought a CTS recently near New York City? What kind of deals are local dealers offering? How was your experience with service after the sale? Thanks very much.
Mar 11, 2004 (1:11 pm)
I just received a quote from a dealer in Bergen County NJ for a 2004 Luxury edition CTS for a $0 out of pocket, 48 month, for 425 per month for 48 months this price includes NJ state tax of 6%. Hope this info helps shadowjack. Has anyone had any better deals in the NY/NJ area? Also, has anyone seen the Silver Smoke color in person? It looks nice on the Cadillac website, but haven't seen it in the flesh.
Mar 11, 2004 (8:39 pm)
Thanks for the info. I looked at a Silver Smoke and a Light Platinum CTS side by side at a dealer on an overcast day last weekend. The Light Platinum looked pretty good, but the Silver Smoke looked kinda murky, more Smoke than Silver. I'd sooner go with Black Raven or Light Platinum.
#25 of 379 Washington D.C. area prices
Mar 12, 2004 (3:28 pm)
I have a friend who is interested in purchasing a CTS. What type of deals are people getting here in the D.C. area?
#26 of 379 Incentives for April
Mar 26, 2004 (12:11 pm)
Anyone hear of any new incentives from GM for next month?
#27 of 379 CTS purchase experience
Mar 30, 2004 (6:57 pm)
I did the research and ordered an 04 cts from Russ Darrow Cadillac in Waukesha, WI on 1/24/04.
Mine was ordered with the Sport/luxury package and the DVD navigation system..in blue chip with the light gray/ebony interior.
I was at the dealership yesterday and saw the exact car I had orderd on the showroom floor..with 10,000 dollars worth of dealer installed add on crap on it. It turns out this was in fact my car..someone screwed up and didn't realize that when it came in..over two weeks ago. I have been checking with them regularly during those two weeks to see if it had come in too. Not a good way to start a dealer relationship.
They were apologetic about the screw up...and after inspecting the car..I agreed to accept it for my originally negotiated price, if they took off the "Vogue wheels and tires" and put the original equipment Mirror polished alloys and Goodyear Eagle all seasons back on. They will leave the other dealer installed stuff on, at no charge. This consists of a "wood Kit", that adds fake wood to the dash, at a cost of..are you ready for this...$1,995.00!! (If I wanted a dash full of fake wood..I would have bought a Buick)
They also have a "Gold Package", that gold plates the cadillac insignia on the front grill, and the CTS emblem on the trunk lid. They sell that one for $995.00. They also have some pin striping on the sides and the trunk lid...that actually looks nice on the car...that sells for $995.00.
Bottom line...the factory sticker on the car is $43,045. I bought the car for 39,965.00, and was also able to use the GM Conquest rebate of 1,500. My final price is $38,465.00.
I pick the car up tomorrow afternoon...as long as they have the correct tires and wheels back on..and I will check very closely.
How does this deal compare to what others are getting?
#28 of 379 CTS Purchase Experience
Mar 30, 2004 (9:32 pm)
Was the 38465.00 price before or after taxes, tags etc.?
Thanks. I am in the market for a 2004 CTS with 1SC and DVD and want to do what I can to get a good price. Thanks,
#29 of 379 CTS Purchase experience
Mar 30, 2004 (9:53 pm)
The $38465.00 price was after all rebates, but before taxes and title fee. I had a $23,000 allowance for my trade in, so only paid sales tax on the difference. The sales tax in Waukesha County , Wisconsin is 5.1%. Since I am transfering the plates from my trade in, that cost is minimal.
They let me drive the car for an hour this morning, and even take it home for a bit..and I was impressed with how it rode and handled. The engine was incredibly responsive and smooth, and the 5 speed automatic transmission is the smoothest I have ever encountered.
The DVD navigation system wasn't initialized yet..and the DVD that contains all of the map info was not loaded, so I couldn't play around with that yet. I'll post my impressions of the car after I've driven it for a few days and had a chance to play with all of the toys.
#30 of 379 CTS Purchase experience
Mar 31, 2004 (4:44 am)
Thanks for the info. I think you received a very good price. I would be happy to get your price here in the DC metro area (northern Va.).Enjoy the car and post your impressions again after you've had some more driving time.