Last post on Dec 29, 2011 at 12:21 AM
You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
What is this discussion about?
Cadillac CTS, Car Leasing, Sedan
#362 of 379 Re: Lease or Buy [ctsfan]
Sep 26, 2009 (8:19 pm)
You have to determine your situation, howlong you plan to keep the car and stick to it. The 4th year of lease doesn't depreciate too much, so it lowers your payments. You have a 4 year warrenty, but with the 4th year you may need to buy tires. With the lease you have locked in your trade in value, but can use the 60 day return option.
For buying at 0%, I don't think it matters how many months you get the loan for. It will average out to the same overall cost no matter what, so you may as well go for 72 moths.
#363 of 379 Re: How much for a new CTS? [marc52]
Sep 26, 2009 (8:21 pm)
Usually there is no discount for cash. The dealer gets their $ with cash or loan.
Normally we have to wait until the next month to see what the rebates will be. Currently there are none on the 2010. If they don't have specials in Oct, Cadillac usually them near the end of the year.
#364 of 379 Cadillac CTS anyone ???????
Feb 13, 2011 (5:37 pm)
I'm confused, it appears to me that the last post was Sept 09, why has everyone stopped posting ?? Is no one buying CTS's ???? How about leasing ??? Nothing ????
#366 of 379 Re: Cadillac CTS anyone ??????? [drstein]
Mar 08, 2011 (9:10 am)
Well, one reason was GM essentially stopped leasing in mid 2009 and didn't restart again until mid-late 2010.
That said, this is not the leases forum - it's the prices paid forum...???
We are buying a CPO 2008 CTS this week, i might post some details here, after its delivered. I'll probably get told that i got taken to the cleaners, but it's only money.
#367 of 379 Screwed on a 2010 CPO
Apr 15, 2011 (7:39 pm)
I purchased this car out of state, from Towell Cadillac in Akron Ohio, and negotiations were done via phone and fax. I have a fax from the sales person with his handwritten note stating that the "in service" date was January of 2010. The car in question is a Certified 2010 CTS Sport Wagon with 1,250 miles on the odometer. Thanks to my servicing dealer, I found that the actual "in service" date was May of 2009. Essentially, I've been shorted 7 months of factory warranty. I called the sales person about this issue and he promised to call back after doing some "research". Towell charged me $1695, or $70.26 for each month of certification coverage. I think that the missing 7 months of warranty should be worth at least $70.26 x 7 months or $494. After numerous phone calls to Towell Cadillac concerning the warranty on my CTS, they freely admit that I was mislead about the "in service" date on the car. I've been shorted 7 months of factory warranty and they refuse to make any refund. I thought some of the Toyota dealers skirted pretty close to the edge, but Towell's behavior is flat out unethical. It took ten years to get me back into a domestic car and the deal really leaves a sour taste. I really do like the CTS sport wagon, but every time I look at it, I'll be thinking about how Towell hosed us. Towell sells a lot of cars on the net, especially E-Bay. They probably get a lot of out of state buyers, and couldn't care less about repeat customers.
#368 of 379 Re: Screwed on a 2010 CPO [stoneybroke]
Apr 16, 2011 (7:31 am)
Write a letter to the general manager threatening a lawsuit. Include the fax, your contract, and any other documentation you have. Send it via certified mail with the GM's name on it. Tell him all you want is the $494 now but you'll obviously be seeking more if you have to pay a lawyer. Appeal to his sense of fair play. Concede that we all make mistakes but what matters is how we respond to them. He'll cut you a check if he has any sense.
#369 of 379 Screwed on a 2010 CPO
Apr 16, 2011 (6:34 pm)
Actually, it gets even better. Towell Cadillac charged me $1695 for the certification. When I picked up the car the battery was dead, the tire inflator kit was gone, and the recall for rear suspension was still outstanding. I've got to wonder exactly what was checked for the certification. Clearly, if they had run the VIN, the outstanding recall would show up. The dead battery and missing inflator kit leads me to think that they did squat.
#370 of 379 Re: Screwed on a 2010 CPO [vinnyny]
Apr 18, 2011 (4:40 pm)
Certified letter going out in the morning, followed by a complaint to the Akron, Ohio BBB. I posted this story on cadillac dot (you know the rest). A couple of days back, another of Towell Cadillac's victims came out of the woodwork. He bought his car on or about March 25. Turns out they gave him the same exact "in service" date that they fed me, and like me, he was shorted 7 months of factory coverage. Looks like a pattern to me: Lets screw the out of state buyers. They are not going to bring suit in Ohio
#371 of 379 Re: Screwed on a 2010 CPO [stoneybroke]
Apr 20, 2011 (4:15 am)
$1695 charged to you to "certify" the car....that in itself is a ripoff if that was an additional charge to you above and beyond the purchase price..now is it a dealer certification or a GM Certified Used car....just curious....