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Cadillac CTS Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • nbc612nbc612 Posts: 3
    I believe your GM Card earnings are limited to $2,000 on a 2006 CTS. It looks like the vehicle has just about everything. I would try to bargain with them to get a lower price though. You will love driving the CTS. I have no complaints with mine so far except that some SOB dented the side of my car with his door a week after I bought it. I don't understand how certain individuals cannot have respect for other people's property!
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 451
    I think that is a decent price. There is not as much markup in the CTS as some people think. I had a GM card when I bought my 05. It had 2200 on it and there was no limit then. I also had the Citibank card with earnings. As far as I know, there is no limit on the GM card. They max it out at 3500 and that is the only limit of which I am aware.
  • nbc612nbc612 Posts: 3
    Every GMC model has a limit on the GM card earnings that can be redeemed.

    http://www.gmcard.com/GMCard/apply/redeem/allowances.jsp
  • cme2ccme2c Posts: 7
    Not everyone has those limits. I am grandfathered in to be able to use my full amount, so are my parents. They just used over $3000 on a Pontiac Torrent.
  • fenwahfenwah Posts: 58
    Regarding the $2k limit on the GM Card. I am on the old (original program) where I receive 5% towards a GM car up to $500 per year for seven years (for a max total of $3500). The "new" GM Card limits your max redemption for each model. And let me tell you...they were REALLY trying to get me to switch. I must have received a half dozen phone calls telling me how much better the new program is. I kept declining. Then the junk mail about switching. It was obvious to me that they were really trying to get everyone off the old program. Since I only buy a new car about every 5-6 years, the old program works best for me.

    I was unaware of the Volvos discounting $10k. That's amazing. I have emailed the dealership and said that was way too high...I was looking more in the ballbark of $30k for that vehicle (which would be about $9k off). The dealership has 21 2006 CTS models on their lot right now. If all else fails, I can always wait.

    I actually found a dealership still trying to sell some 2005 CTS with less than 50 miles on them. I might go down that route...but need to make sure that I can still use my GM card earnings towards a new 2005.
  • fenwahfenwah Posts: 58
    Again, this is referring to the "New" GM Card. I have the original GM Card and have no intentions to getting the "New" GM Card. If I did not have the GM Card, my money would be going towards a Lexus or Infinity. So, it would be smart on GM's part to keep me happy.
  • brad4brad4 Posts: 1
    Can you please tell me what dealer has 21 2006 CTS's and some 2005 CTS's? I'm shopping for one and can't seem to find them.
    Thanks,
    Brad4
  • I was using the GMbuypower web site to search for a CTS yesterday... there were no incentives listed... today I got on there and now there is a 3K cash back offer on CTS...

    If I could find a 6-speed I would be happy...
  • fenwahfenwah Posts: 58
    It was Camargo Cadillace in Cincinnati, OH that at the time had 20+ 2006 CTSs. Last time I checked, they were down in the teens.

    As for the 2005 CTSs, it was Roberts Oldsmobile Cadillac in Beavercreek, OH that had numerous 2005s. Their prices are really high on the 2005s...about the same as you can get for the 2006s...but with the 07s now on the lot, I'm sure they would be more than happy to lower that price signicantly...JMO though.

    I couldn't get anywhere with Camargo in Cincy...dealing with the Infinity of Dayton dealership now on a G35 4 door coupe. GM just doesn't have another car that I really like...and no one seems to want to budge on a 2006 CTS...
  • fenwahfenwah Posts: 58
    stkntraffic...there is a 6 speed manual at the Roberts Oldsmobile Cadillac in Beavercreek, Ohio. Put in zip code 45430 on www.gmbuypower.com.

    It's the white CTS...and pretty loaded. I did a search in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky with no luck on a six speed (minus the one in Beavercreek, OH).
  • fenwahfenwah Posts: 58
    They are just making the pot that much sweeter...so tempting.
  • Wow... Ohio is a long way away (Texas). I wouldn't buy an automatic CTS anyway, but it makes you wonder if resale value drops through the floor for 6-speeds.
  • Sticker is $51k and change. They have it marked down to $45k. I'm thinking that for a 2005 auto...even though it's new, should be marked down to at least $40k since they have about 20 2007 CTSs. From what I learned, it's been on the dealer's lot for several months. I wonder what kind of financing I could get through GMAC. What a sharp car, though...wow.
  • I currently have a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT (2 door). It has about 105k miles on it and running well (fairly new tires and breaks). My wife and I discussed keeping it for one more year and get a 2007 CTS after the 2008 CTSs are already on the lot...probably will be able to get a decent price on one with the new design CTS already there (i.e. see discounts on 2006 Avalanche and Escalade).
  • 2004 CTS, 17k miles. 3.6 engine. Wood steering and shifter.

    $21000

    Is that too high a price? Smells new. Very clean.
  • panzerpanzer Posts: 125
    The wood means it has the luxury package, at least. Sounds like a good deal. The car is just about broken in with 17k miles. The price is about 60 percent of minimum MSRP for the year. You would be getting an almost new car that's not substantially different than a 2007. Hell of a car for $21k. After a year, I smile every time I get in mine. It has soul. The 3.6 engine is part of it.
  • Does the 2004 have the semi-autmatic gear shifting? In other words, can you shift gears on the automatic for the 2004 version? The dealership down the road from me still has a couple 2005s on his lot and the automatic is a straight automatic (Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, 3rd, 2nd).
  • panzerpanzer Posts: 125
    Steptronic came out with the 2006's. I miss it only a very little bit on my 2005 CTS. I have it on my VW and never use it. The CTS transmission is the same as used on the BMW 5 series (when they used a 5 speed) and is plenty smart as an automatic only. The engine has so much torque, it does not need to be revved much to scoot.
  • figuwxfiguwx Posts: 1
    Minnesota here

    2007 CTS 3.6L Blue Chip

    with the following options

    1SB Equipment group(standard on 3.6L v)
    FE9 Federal Emissions
    Y41 3.6L V^ Luxury package w/o Wheels
    Y42 17 inch Sport Package
    MX0 5 speed automatic
    UAV DVD Nav
    AM9 Split folding Rear Seat
    K05 Engine Block Heater
    VK3 Front License Plate Bracket

    "MSRP" $41600,
    Purchase Price $38,634

    this includes the $725 destination charge. This is before the new $2145 cash bonus offer. :shades:
  • fenwahfenwah Posts: 58
    I talked to a dealership in the Dayton Ohio area for a silver with black interior 2006 CTS...almost fully loaded...didn't have the navigation. MSRP was $40,640 (including destination). It was a demo car...has 2659 miles on it. He offered it to me for $32,925...and wouldn't budge on the price. I checked...and it looks like I could use my GM Credit Card (original plan) money on it (have about $3200 right now...will max out at $3500). So that would knock it down to about $29,700 + TTL. The warranty would start once I took possesion of the car...so I would get the full warranty. Not too happy that they won't budge on the price of $32,925...and there really isn't a great financing deal on it either.

    I think I'm going to wait until next Labor Day when the redesigned 08s are on the lot and they are trying to get rid of the 07s.

    I don't know...what's your opinion on this?
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