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 Beautiful car.

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


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


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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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 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.

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?

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

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

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