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#1073 of 2880 08 CTS fully loaded is over $50K
Jul 23, 2007 (9:29 am)
You guys misunderstood me, I’m not a Cadillac basher, and I already earned $3,500 credit in my GM MasterCard toward the purchase of a new GM car. If I wasn’t interested in buying the 08 CTS I wouldn’t take the time to calculate how much would cost. Matter of fact I was about to buy 2006 CTS, then I found out that Cadillac was redesigning it. I thought the new model will be 2007 not 2008. I’m driving an old E Class and it’s time to replace it, and I’m not even happy with the Benz since I bought it new 12 years ago; I also hate BMW and Lexus. I love Cadillac since I was a kid riding it with my uncle, but GM went out of touch in the early nineties, and now large cars became out of fashion. I think Cadillac gets their act back together when they came up with the new 2003 CTS.
All I was trying to say that Chris Haak, the author from feeds.feedburner.com has a point, and I quote “While the base prices are similar, or even better, the availability of additional options will push the price of a CTS with all the option boxes checked to more than $8,000 over the price of a loaded 2007 model”
Please read it if you haven’t yet, you might learn something:
Dealers don’t give you a break on a popular new design; if the 08 CTS is a hit, you might even have to pay above suggested retail price, and you’ll probably have to wait a couple of months or more until you have your choice; I experienced that when my friend was buying a new 2005 Chrysler 300.
I was asked why I need an engine heater or an AWD in California. I live in the South Bay (The Silicon Valley), and I have a vacation home in the High Sierra, California, in Lake Tahoe area, it’s over 7000 ft above sea level; the temperature there’s freezing and it snows during the winter. Northern California has plenty of high mountains.
I always do my homework before I buy a new car. I’ll let you know when I buy my new 08 CTS in a few months or so, and what the package will be, and what price I paid. I keep the car for at least 10 years, I never lease, so when I buy a car I like it loaded with almost all the options because I’ll be driving it for years and years to come.
I also notice that there are some Cadillac fanatics on this board. No offence.
God bless you all, and wish you the best of luck with your 08 CTS purchase
#1074 of 2880 Re: prices Re: Someone in corporate needs to be hit ... [rayainsw]
Jul 23, 2007 (10:13 pm)
Thanks ortega and rayinsw,
You're absolutely right; I realized that I was doubling the options. It’s a $3,300 saving by eliminating the PDR, it still much higher than the 2007 fully loaded model, but for sure looks more reasonable than my previous calculation.
#1075 of 2880 Re: 08 CTS fully loaded is over $50K [knotem]
Jul 24, 2007 (4:52 am)
my understanding is that a loaded 2007 is somewhere around $45k. I dont know where people are getting these figures that support the notion that the new model is $8k more than the old one. Even if that is the case I think it goes without saying the equipment levels on the 2008 are far beyond the 2007.
#1076 of 2880 Re: 08 CTS fully loaded is over $50K 
Jul 24, 2007 (8:25 am)
Fully loaded 2007 CTS: $41,275.00
3.6L Standard MSRP $33,530.00*
* Features shown below are in addition to, or in place of, Standard 1SA features:
* Engine: 3.6L VVT V6 with 255 hp
* Interior: wood trim, includes real wood steering wheel with chrome accented shift knob
* Seating: leather seating surfaces
* Steering wheel: leather- and wood-trimmed with Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column
* 3.6L V6 18" Wheel Performance Package, includes (TT6) Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, (QGQ) P225/50R18 W-rated, performance tires, (N87) 18" (45.7 cm) 9-spoke, polished aluminum wheels, (JE5) performance brakes, (G80) limited slip differential, (JL4) StabiliTrak, (FE5) Performance handling suspension and (UJ6) Tire Pressure Monitor System
* 3.6L V6 18" Wheel Sport Appearance Package, includes (Y43) 3.6L V6 18" Wheel Performance Package, (B56) Sport rocker moldings (NDB) chrome exhaust tips, (P40) 18" (45.7 cm) Sport, 12-spoke, polished aluminum wheels, (TL4) Sport grille with chrome mesh accents, (T43) rear spoiler and (VGE) custom rear body-color fascia
* 3.6L V6 Luxury Package, includes (A45) Memory Package, (DD7) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with compass display, (AH8) 8-way power front passenger seat adjuster, (AL2) 2-way power driver and front passenger lumbar control, (KA1) driver and front passenger heated seats, (UG1) Universal Home Remote (UA6) theft-deterrent alarm system, (QWJ) P225/55R16 H-rated, all-season, blackwall tires and (PX0) 16" (40.6 cm) bright machined-finish aluminum wheels
* Audio system, , AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer and Bose 8-speaker sound system, Radio Data System (RDS) and digital signal processing
* Bose Edition, includes (CF5) power sunroof and (U2S) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer
* Bose edition package discount
* Engine, , 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 SFI, (255 hp [190.2 kW] 6200 rpm, 252 lb-ft of torque [340.1 N-m] 3100 rpm)
* Premium paint
* Seat, , rear split-folding
* Sunroof, , power, tilt-sliding with express-open and manual sunshade
* Transmission, , 5-speed automatic, with Driver Shift Control
#1077 of 2880 Re: 08 CTS fully loaded is over $50K [louiswei]
Jul 24, 2007 (10:34 am)
"Fully loaded 2007 CTS: $41,275.00
3.6L Standard MSRP $33,530.00* "
Well – although the facts you present are true & correct ( & current ) I do not think that it is quite fair to compare any ‘end of last model year’ ‘special edition \ package’ sorts of promotional pricing [ Bose Edition ] to the beginning of a first model year follow-on model.
[[ The last year ( MY 2004 ) of the C5 Corvette resulted in monstrous discounts ( for Corvettes ) of $10K - $12K, from several reports I have seen. Just after the C6 version was introduced. ]]
And whether or not any of the new features standard or available for 2008 ( higher HP \ TQ version of the 3.6L V6 w/Direct Injection, 6-speed automatic, really big sunroof, front seats that can be ventilated \ cooled as well as heated, navigation system, AWD ) are of interest to you, I think that when added \ selected they clearly add some cost – and offer additional value, at least to some.
Thus, in the content sense, ‘fully loaded’ for a 2007 CTS is really not comparable to ‘fully loaded’ for a 2008.
And I keep coming back to the rather significant gap between the base 2008 CTS and the base 2008 V6 STS.
Thinking the 2008 pricing is at least reasonable – if not ‘bargain basement’. . .
#1078 of 2880 Re: 08 CTS fully loaded is over $50K [rayainsw]
Jul 24, 2007 (11:13 am)
I think even if the top-of-the-line, fully loaded, AWD 300HP 2008 CTS tops off at $50K it still represents a pretty good value (of course, not the out of business sales kind of bargain). The "3er kind of price for a 5er kind of car" alone is enough to make the CTS a good value for the luxury sedan buying crowds.
#1079 of 2880 Re: 08 CTS fully loaded is over $50K [louiswei]
Jul 24, 2007 (2:07 pm)
Until Cadillac will lunch the BLS in a few years from now, what Cadillac is trying to do now is selling the basic 363 HP with 6 speeds manual, and the 304 HP with automatic transmission to compete on price with the BMW 3 series. When adding all the luxury and the performance features, not to mention the 4 WD, and the new car size, then you can see the wide spread of price to compete with the 5 series.
#1080 of 2880 2008 CTS Road Test
Jul 24, 2007 (5:23 pm)
I'm not sure if anyone is aware of the fact that the first magazine road test for the new CTS is in the Sept. issue of Winding Road Online Magazine. They tested several versions of the CTS in Germany and the Nurburgring (sic). For the most part they seem very pleased with all of the changes and improvements with the exception of the 6 speed manual shifter which is positioned poorly on the console.
Anyhow, if you haven't seen this article check it out online. There is no charge for a subscription which gets some pretty decent information ahead of the paper mags.
#1081 of 2880 Re: Someone in corporate needs to be hit upside their head. [knotem]
Jul 24, 2007 (6:33 pm)
I too CAVED IN and took my whippin' as I suggested at least similar prices -- although NOT THAT high.
It is, however, at the 3 series price point (sort of), which is, after all, the target.
The fact that some will consider it a bargain 5 series, may still work in its favor.
On the other hand, it can be had nicely equipped for $45K, as far as I can tell.
#1082 of 2880 Answers to options questions
Jul 25, 2007 (9:28 am)
Type "Zymurgy 2008 cts order guide" into your search engine. All of your questions regarding standard equipment and what option can be had with what are answered there. Add in your prices from message #1047 above, and you will know it all.