Cadillac CTS with high miles, woth it?

Asked by Jun 08, 2009 at 11:46 PM about the 2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L RWD

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm looking for a new car.  I found a Cadillac CTS with 147,000 miles, 2005 for $9000.  I just got divorced and don't have a lot of money to spend on a vehicle, this one was just beautiful! But I'm pretty leary about the miles.  Any thoughts on this vehicle?

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I'd say it's a good deal. Insurance would be relatively high but that's what comes with names like cadillac bmw mercedes and any of the more luxurious brands. From what i know the cts has been a very reliable car. Make sure the car drives well, get it inspected, and find out if the miles were highway.

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get an IS300

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kory, did he ask anything about another car? hmm, no he didnt. he asked what people thought about the cts. and i say the cts is a better car than the is300.

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I own a 2003 CTS, its got 198K on the clock, its in decent shape and still runs great. Aside from regular things like oil changes, brakes, tires, etc, i had to replace the A/C compressor at 100K (im in Texas, so its always running on the coldest settings) Thats it. The car is good as long as you are willing to do the regular stuff. I will say that i dont drive like miss daisy either, so i know its built to take on the road like a warrior

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personally i won't buy any car unless it comes with some form of warranty. on the other hand its a cadillac, and cadillacs are great cars. but 147k miles for $9k i dont believe its worth it. you best bet would be to get something under warranty especially if you dont have alot of money like you said you dont. obviously the car wont b as nice, but the money you will save on future repair will mostlikely be worth it

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Are you still looking for a CTS. I have a 2005 CTS 3.6 liter still under warranty, I will be willing to part with this for 8200.00 I am looking to downgrade and just purchase something for cash. The car has only been maintained by Cadillac and they have all the maintenance records. I Have been unemployed for 2 yrs now and could really use a downgraded vehicle. I hate to part with it. If you r interestes please email me at mstbcamd@aol.com Beautiful car.

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I have an 05 ....3.6. Only 59 k......asheville nc. Take 11,400 for it....tires great, leather, very clean.....828 775-887

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If you are still looking for a CTS I will tell you this is a great car all the mantenaice has been done on mine and I mean all will sell for $6800 (760)977-0583 give me a call

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I have a 2007 CTS and believe me it's awesome. I was rather leery at first when they sold it as a rented car, and it had already 28k. But they said not to worry, the Cadillac is built right and will last. It's silver and was special made without any logos. It is a sport edition. It has 87,463 k and it's silver with black interior. We're selling it for $12,00 ...

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that's an absolute rip off I'm in the same boat as you right now I'm about to buy a used car,,I'm spending five thousand dollars I found a 2007 Cadillac CTS base model in beautiful condition with 88,000 miles on it for 4900 with a clean CARFAXI've also had a Lexus is300 and the car was absolutely awesome except when there's a half inch of snow on the ground and you can't move aside from that the is is absolutely incredible and it will go for 300,000 miles

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I've actually found about 10 CTS base models from 2005 to 2007 for under seven grand don't pay anything more than that for the base model

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there's also two 6 cylinder models for the CTS

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I just a 04 cts 120k for 3200

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I still have my 2004 CTS 2.8l v-6, has 270,000 miles and runs great, had to replace the transmission last year only because i didnt flush it at 70k, other than that just reg maintenance, timing belt, catalytic converter, brakes, oil changes ever 3,000 miles, etc. My best car ever!

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A Cadillac that has 147000 miles and the person that's selling the car wants 9000...that's not a good deal first because the car has 147000 miles and its an American car you only have 50000 miles left if well taking care of then 9000 dollars you can take that and buy a Honda for 5000 thousand and save four thousand and gain more because a Honda is an overseas car that will give you 375000 miles or more!!! Stay smart never settle for the first search for the best and always ask God to lead and guide you to your major blessing!!! God Bless

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What about a 2004 CTS-V with 137k miles? Don't know the price yet, but it seems well kept.

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My CTS 3.6L has 124000 on the clock and in great shape,other then this....When Its hot out and I put the aircounditioner on,and the car jerks once or twice Ill take my foot off the gas peadle and it stops what do you think it is???

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I'm looking at a 2005 CTS with 160k for 5k. Good deal or no?

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I would say it's a good deal I'm got a 04 with 160000 on it

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I have a 2005 Cadillac CTS limited edition with 183k. Runs strong no issues. For $3500 cash. You can drive this car anywhere with no problem. If interested im located in Greensboro NC. I can meet you.

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Email me at pmpabr69@yahoo.com

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I'm looking for a 2008-2009 CTS in the asheville NC if anyone knows of a good deal

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What about a 2007 cadillac cts with 156,000miles for 4900

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Is dat a good deal how long do Cadillacs run

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If u buy high mileage Cadillac. Spend the money and put it on a dino machine see if it is in good shape everything u by for Cadillac if it break down and u need parts this is when u need a bank role to fix hi end car and high in parts just be careful. I'm looking for a Cadillac myself I do no this.im looking for 2006 and up I shopped yesterday the years were 2010 some of these rides was asking $12,999 the milige starwas 89k. Also ask ? About the North star it was a great buy it came out I believe in the 90s engine every one wanted 1 .But do your homework on the North star mech and some friends say stay away from North star engine had lot of problems threw the years

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Is a 2006 cts with 180,000 for $3400 a good deal?

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Is a 2005 CTS with 138k miles for $2,500 a good deal?

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Yes. That's a. Good. Deal.

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I'm looking for a new (used) CTS with under 50k miles. Year doesn't matter much, probably 06- 12 since I'd like to keep it under $20k. Loaded with navigation preferred. In NJ/ PA area, any for sale?

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What about a 2006 CTS with 141k miles for $3795......good deal or not?

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I own a Cadillac CTS is a fantastic car. I recommend this car.

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Is a 2006 CTS for 5k good...60212 miles...highway miles

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I have a 2007 Cadillac CT for sale. 3500. OBO. Pros CAR HAS NEW TRANSMISSION NEW TIRES. NEW FLOOR MATS WITH LOGO NEW BATTERY. ACC RUNS GREAT. Never been in an acciden BODY IS IN MINT CONDITION Cons. It needs the ECM replaced. I have the part its not a new part but it has 100% warranty on it and has been reprogrammed tested and put on a Cadillac good part. Ive been really sick my daughter has an extra car and usually does my driving

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There seems to be a awful lot of Cadillacs for sale to be such an awesome car. Let the buyer be ware. Cadillac maintenance is expensive if needed. It is a GM vehicle. They do not have the reputation of a Japanese vehicle for reliability. It comes down to feel , comfort and looks vs future savings. How much room you got to wiggle with, your call.

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I have a 2007 3.6 CTS with 258,000 miles on it. I purchased it new and the car still looks new and running good.

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Its a good car. Similar suspension features to a ferarri, mrc. When a camaro spins out....this tracks. The 2005 cts is like a 2015 camaro v6 with a stretch for rear leg room. I have some experience working on my own vehicles. I can do most things that would cost 1500 or less. Or everything short of heads and transmission. I bought a cts with all its silly problems from headlights you have to pull the bumper to replace to the effing blend door actuator i had to modify (destroy) a cheapy 1/4” and screw bit tool. Seats tear easy, seat leathers hard to find. 13 year old car....I think its wonderful and very cool front end setup for “family car”. Compaired to and is250, like a tank, but way more comfy and secure feeling. Compaired to a mazda 6, feels bigger, faster, quieter. But if i were to change all the fluids i all three cars and only allow oil changes every 3000 my mazda would win by a 50 k miles. However the miles done in the caddy would be way more comfy! Just maintain the caddy, drive slow unless you really need to move out. They are more involved with more screws and bezelz to work on but worth it. Magnetic ride control for first gen are becoming affordable to replace yourself. I am not rich, basically i look at owning my caddy as do it myself and do it right and the high parts cost equal cheap parts plus half the labor on a basic car. Ok, im done. Hope you finished your beer or dubie.

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I bought a 2005 cts for 4300 with 148,000 miles on it it runs great.

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Just purchased a 2006 CTS For 5400 and its Clean new Break job all away around with just 103000 what you guys think Good Deal or Not!

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If you are on facebook go look on facebook market, its and lady selling and black cts lac 2006 with 150k miles on it, for 2000

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All I can say is I don't kno much bout 07 cts but I have an 08 cts sport with over 250,000 miles driven hard, mostly highway miles but the biggest fix was hub assembly, tires for the 18inch wide tracks, power steering pump & alternator. 1 helluva a car & Tht lil maintenance was done @240,000miles. Its was worth every Damn penny. Hands down will buy another between 08 & 2013. I'm looking rht now as we speak 4 those specific years. Also want a 94 to 96 fleetwood brougham doner car. Idk if running or not as long as Tht car is in good condition. Txt 9312785751

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I have a 2005 CTS 3.6 the only problem I hade was the tyranny was hitting hard on the fourth gear I ordered a transmission kit the install was easy and cheap but it runs grate and I got a real good deal on it 2000.00

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Trying to get advice in whether I should buy this caddie. Like many said above, I don't have a lot of $ to spend but this one is 2007 CTS sports edition at 137k going for 3K. Seems like good price and thinking that this will last me at least 200k in mileage? Any takers?

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It's a bit high prices for the miles . I went to my local Cadillac dealer and he got me a 2006 DTS with 82k original miles for $8200. I have owned it a few years and it's at 94k miles Now since the price of pre own card have gone up to adjust to the minimum wage increase, if I were to sell my DTS I can sell for almost the same price as when I bought it for For the car you looked at I would not have paided anymore than $6000 and that's for a Arizona car. Now if your in the north where you have snow and most cars are eroded from salt causing even more rust....I definitely would not go past the $5k.

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