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Cadillac CTS Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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Share your CTS purchase experience here.

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  • wwhite2wwhite2 Posts: 535
    I believe this question could be answered in the "regular " CTS forum . Wouldnt to many forums get messy and cause redundancy ?
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Heh, well, there are lots of folks who want to share and read about the specific purchase experience and the price paid for any given model so we felt like those conversations deserve their own venues.

    We have recently introduced a What Did You Pay? board to host discussions focused on that subject. Those discussions are also linked to the other relevant boards to make them easy to find.

    Everyone should feel free to contribute what you paid for your CTS and how the buying experience developed for you, if you'd like to do so.

    :)
  • I am in the market for a 2004 CTS and planning to take advantage of the $1,500 Offer* for non-GM owners.
    But apart from that, what would be a good price?
    Any good/bad experiences with Moore / Coleman / Lindsay / Capitol / other dealers in this area? Do they offer the 24 hours test drive with a 2004 CTS?
  • Did anybody get it close to invoice price?
  • I'm interested in this as well. Also, if you could please indicate if incentives were involved, specials/rebates, etc. - Thanks
  • jmh4jmh4 Posts: 6
    Yes, we got our 04 CTS at a little below invoice and also got the non-GM owner $1500 off. We ordered the car when it was on restriction for invoice and then there was a price increase is how we went below. We LOVE the car it is such a fun car to drive. It handles extremely well.
  • so you got the car at about $1500 below invoice? Very nice indeed
  • jmh4jmh4 Posts: 6
    Actually it was more than $1500 blow invoice. They honored the original ordered invoice price minus the $1500. They also gave me vinyl floormats when I asked to order them. I figure that to be an additional $100. I know they don't look as nice, but winters in the midwest can be wet and sloppy!
  • Thank you for your feedback jmh4, what dealer was that?
  • Originally I had an order placed with a local dealer, but that CTS just wasn't getting made due to an lack of xenon headlights at the time. I needed a vehicle soon, and decided to "settle" for one without the xenon headlights (i.e. buy off the lot).

    Every single Cadillac dealer at the time wanted MSRP for the CTS. Fortunatly, my father knew a Cadillac dealer in a nearby state, and he offered us $3,000 off any Caddy. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that he would honor the deal for the CTS as well, so I got mine $3,000 off MSRP (plus another ~$3,700 if you count GM card points which my Dad had been accumulating ever since he came to this country). It was a hell of a deal at the time, given how short CTS's were in supply.

    MSRP (undiscounted) was about $37,500 for my CTS.
  • almohalmoh Posts: 1
    Just came from the Cadillac dealer and the offer was "GM Supplier Price", less $1,500 foreign car owner, less $1,500 GM Card (where GM added $1,000 to the card credit). The bottom line is $32,400 MSRP down to $26,500 plus tax. This is a model with just the $1,700 auto trans package. I think it is a good deal.
  • jhl4jhl4 Posts: 18
    '04 CTS, Auto Trans, "GM Supplier", Conquest, Emp Bonus, Tax, Doc fee, Transf Tag $29,843
  • My base price was $300 over invoice before $1500 rebate and $1800 GM card discount.

    I was very pleased with the deal and my Dealer (covert Cadillac in Austin, TX) was very easy to do business with.

    Jim
  • It would be helpful for me to hear some of your prices/buying experiences based on the equipment. I'm interested in an '04 with 1SC (lux sports pkg) probably w/o the nav. Anyone order the same package?
  • logic1logic1 Posts: 2,433
    GM has been working hard to bring Cadillac sales people up to speed with the new product which is far different from the large and heavy FWD Cadillacs.

    Is the effort paying off? Did the sales people push performance and handling to the buyers?

    Do the younger buyers feel the sales people were able to communicate to them effectively?
  • Stopped into my local caddy dealer to play the win a GM car game. Priced a '04 CTS in Silver, no NAV, luxsport option, sunroof, Bose , for $36,295. I didn't even attempt to negotiate, still in the 'tire kicking' stage. They took $2k off the listed MSRP of $38k on their own. I'd like to get it at about $34k.

    Anyone buy one in this range?
  • wwhite2wwhite2 Posts: 535
    I paid 33K for my 42K CTS one year ago . The fully loaded car had 7K miles on it (GM car). The buying experience was great, very professional . The service department .... thats a different story there are mostly very incompetent employees there
  • How does one go about getting a GM car?
    i assume these are cars driven by employees, or loaners to events like golf competitions.
  • 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.
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