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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
#63 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS All-wheel drive [george119]
Nov 30, 2008 (7:22 pm)
The first problem was my rear differential that needed to be replaced. The 2nd was a very loose glovebox that was making a lot of noise. The 3rd was the passenger door that was not closely properly that needed adjustment. 4th was the body work needed was result of the 4th problem. Now my CTS needs to go back again for a recall. 5 problems in less than 2 months. So I have put on the same amount of mileages in the loaners as in my own CTS. I have complalined to Cadillac a week ago and they have not come back with any solution yet. When you call, you can only leave a message and wait for them to call you back the next day. If you miss their call, you will have to wait at least for the whole 24 hours to hear from them again.
#64 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS All-wheel drive [kevincito]
Dec 01, 2008 (6:25 am)
not to cast stones...but the dealer delivery should have caught most of the issues....loose glovebox, improper closing door resulting in body damage...the recall isnt bad...30 minutes for the sensor adjustment.....
what was the reason for rear dif replacement...early model CTSs were notorious for rear diffs leaking and failing.....but beleive that problem was corrected with a newer diff design.......would continue to work with the dealer and GM customer service......while unfortunate....is the dealer making things right?...my concern would be the dif replacement...
#65 of 266 manual transmission
Dec 06, 2008 (7:23 am)
I called a local dealer here in Houston, and they said no one in town has a manual transmission CTS and I could only get one by special order. Apparently no one wants them. I don't really want to buy one unless I can test it first. Is the same manual used in any other cars that I could test?
Makes me worry about resale value. I want to buy American but this may scare me off. Might need to look at Infiniti or BMW.
Any ideas? Don't tell me you love your automatic - this is a deal killer for me. I couldn't believe when the idiot dealer told me that I would get tired of driving a manual in city traffic - I've been doing it for 20 years! And yes, I have driven the new manumatics.
#66 of 266 Pending Offer - Any Good?
Dec 06, 2008 (10:15 am)
I have received this offer for a 2009 CTS with Premium Collection and spare tire - bottom line is $39,447. This is a quote on a specific car - I have the VIN #. I do not know how long the car is going to be there for, so any thoughts would be appreciated. Below is what the internet manager told me when giving me the bottom line price. The source for my reference invoice price was Costco Auto.
I'm not sure what you're looking at as far as the invoice is concerned, however the invoice on this vehicle is $47,282 and we are selling it for $45,447, so we are actually below invoice.
There are only been $6000 in rebates. I previously showed you $7000 because I had coupons from GM that I could use, however those have all been used on customers who have already purchased a vehicle.
The difference between MSRP and supplier pricing is not the same on all cars.
Like I mentioned previously, the amount due at signing hasn't changed. It's still right around $1900 (I think the exact amount before was $1887). The amount due at signing line includes the available rebates.
When you calculate the lease payment on your own, it is never going to exactly equal what we calculate because of the license fees, dealer fee, acquisition fee, etc. There is always going to be a slight difference, no matter how you are doing your calculations.
The bottom line on the car without the wheels is $39,447 and this is the best I can do.
Thanks for any thoughts.
Dec 06, 2008 (1:04 pm)
I think $39,447 is a ver good deal. I bought my CTS w/ premium package and DI 2 months ago for $43,200 ( MSRP was 49,200 ).
Dec 08, 2008 (11:39 pm)
Can you tell me what the specific rebates for this CTS are . I know there are 2000 of rebates on the car, so not sure about the total of 6000. Please let me know as I am shopping for the exact same car.
Thank you so much,
Dec 09, 2008 (4:50 am)
Alex, there is a $4,000 rebate if you are coming out of a lease from anyone. It was originally a out of lease to finance purchace, but-I was told it has been extended to a lease to lease situation.
Hope this helps. I might be pulling the trigger today if I can chose between leasing and financing. Please let me know what you end up doing. Thanks.
#70 of 266 CTS-V motor oil question
Dec 09, 2008 (8:40 am)
So I was listening to a lecture the other day and loved it but the guy told a story about his V-series car that needed more oil. He said that he was about to buy Synthetic because it looked the best but someone told him to look in his owners manual and in there it said that using Synthetic might cause the engine to explode.
I dont know what year car this was or which V-Series car it was but is it possible the story could be true? Would Synthetic oil cause any V-Series engine to explode?
My email address is rasberenacademy.org if you want to contact me directly.
#71 of 266 cadillac 2009 cts di engine oil filter
Dec 10, 2008 (12:53 pm)
anyone out there know location of oil filter on 2009 cadillac cts di engine? also has anyone figured out how to make changes in nav system while driving. annoying having to stop vehicle when wanting to make a change.
#72 of 266 Re: cadillac 2009 cts di engine oil filter [buckets1]
Dec 10, 2008 (6:35 pm)
. . .location of oil filter on 2009 cadillac cts di engine?
Is it such that the owners manual doesn't include this information? It may well not, given that the assumption may be that no Cadillac driver would be caught dead changing their own oil.