2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe 3.6L Performance AWD
Beaverton, OR 97225
CarGurus IMV of $17,480
Location: Beaverton, OR 97225
Certified Pre-Owned: No
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Color: Tuscan Bronze Chromaflair
Used 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe 3.6L Performance AWD for sale
- $19,999, 63,888 miles with Leather Seats,
Avg. Dealer Rating:
"I called to inquire on A 2014 Lexus that had 85k miles on it. The price has fluctuated from $25,800-$28,800 & has sitting for sale for 191+ days per Cargurus. Kinda high miles. It’s a fair price & close to us so yes, we would like to see it. That sitting for that long is a bit concerning it makes you wonder what’s wrong with the vehicle or what’s wrong with the car lot and why is it not getting sold since SUVs in general and this particular kind of vehicle in this color is very popular it’s visibly in nice shape and has extra options. So we called and spoke to Jason and came in within about an hour. We test drive it. All seemed well. Now down to business. Jason was very nice & we moved on to talked about service records as there were none documenting the appropriate oil changes every 10,000 miles as per manufacturer recommendation for hybrid vehicles. This vehicle came from California. It is our understanding from what our long term Lexus mechanic says that no service records especially oil changes can be concerning. And the only service and maintenance records that show up on Carfax are from dealers and establishments that pay some kind of fee to Car fax thus this an extra cost. Ok. Good to know. Most of my previous cars have had all this information on their Carfax so these dealerships were obviously willing to pay that fee & go this extra mile so that’s great. We always keep maintenance records for our vehicles understanding that that makes your hold value longer if you’ve maintained and you can document this. Not only that but I myself keep owner profile for Lexus.com and I enter in all of my service records myself including the invoice number and all of the details From the invoice under my vehicle/Vin number & keep the original invoice in the car so it will always be accessible. Once I sell the car I just remove or cut out my personal information from that document and leave the Vin number and all of the car information on the document for the next owner. I love that Lexus owners have this level of service :-).
Anyways there were no records of any maintenance done on this vehicle so we’re willing to overlook this for the moment and keep a pre sale inspection in mind if we move forward. Since we are concerned about the lack of maintenance records on this vehicle Jason begins trying to sell us an extended warrantee for between 2000 and $3000 I let him know we won’t be purchasing one of these warranties. We should not need one if this vehicle has been well-maintained that likely wouldn’t be necessary because maintained Lexus are typically reliable. I have purchased warrantees a few times in the past on my Toyotas and Lexuses and never once have had to use one so to me they are a waste of money especially if you maintain your vehicles appropriately. We move onto discussing trade-in on our Lexus that’s a different model 2 years older and coincidentally we have miles on it than the one we’re currently looking at this lot but WE have perfect maintenance records, completely clean Carfax and extra options in this vehicle but we want an SUV & were just hoping that its maintained as well as ours. Also there are literally two vehicles like ours in our 150 mile radius they are all selling for at least $3000 more than what we’re asking as trade in Value. This is what nada shows as well. We never have negative equity because we pay ours loans down quickly. Jason looks up KBB and offers the lowest $ trade In for ours initially. This is a common tactic & I have ran into this many times. Then we negotiate a bit more. He ups the trade in a bit but then also increases the price of the cars sales price. Yep. Here we go. Now, I have spent anywhere from a week minimum to even months negotiating on a vehicle sale. Yes I have taken months LOL. Some dealers clearly just don’t want to sell. They remain very resistant so they will let a car sit for that long! If a dealership want your business enough they will absolutely give you what you have asked for trading let’s keep in mind My Cars KBB and NADA are even higher valued for my trade that has lower then average miles on it, perfect maintenance records and clean Carfax. I let a few days pass, they drop the price to $25,880 so I emailed Jason back letting him know that he is in control here & let him know our bottom line... No reply. Apparently they don’t still want to sell this vehicle. 191 days sitting & counting.
Oh we have great credit and never have a problem getting any loans with credit unions. But we didn’t get that far...
Respectfully, Amy "