NT School me on the CTS

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So my boy works at a dealership and they're clearing out their 2011 stock. 2011 CTS AWD for 325/mo and 1000 down.

I'm really tempted to take him up on this even though I told myself I'd never lease a car...this feels like a steal though. What are your opinions on the CTS? I wanted to wait until next year and just buy a 2011 Charger R/T but now I'm not so sure.

BTW in before "buy a 2002 bmw with 300k miles on it"
 
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Son.... For a LEASE?! This better be a V coupe. I don't even see why/how you're debating between this and a damn Charger. The Cadillac obviously wins bro... That's a horrible deal for a lease if you're making less than six figures though. Now if that was a purchase price...
 
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I def would not lease a car because of the milage restrictions.... If your a person who never drives because its easier to use public trans then lease the whip

My boy has that 2011  coupe cts. The whip is tough and he has a basic model. Its def a head turner and would get you way more buns than a charger.

The car rides smoothe and the push start is nice. The keyless key is fire too. Its a great car man and very stylish
 

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Originally Posted by ATLien Seeko

Son.... For a LEASE?! This better be a V coupe. I don't even see why/how you're debating between this and a damn Charger. The Cadillac obviously wins bro... That's a horrible deal for a lease if you're making less than six figures though. Now if that was a purchase price...
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what's so crucial about a lease?

i thought if you leased, you got to own it at the end of the term?

mileage restrictions?

#imlost
 
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I mean, I'm not making 6 figures but even with rent (apartments and leases 
what am I doing), and all my other expenses it's not an outrageous price. But that's kind of why I wanted to ask for opinions seeing as I've never leased a car before.

I moved closer to my office so I'm around 4 miles from there, but my current "work" location is another 8 miles away. Really the only driving I do so 12k miles per year wouldn't hurt me. Right now I drive an '02 Grand Prix GTP but it only has 73k miles on it
 
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Originally Posted by ricky409

what's so crucial about a lease?

i thought if you leased, you got to own it at the end of the term?

mileage restrictions?

#imlost
Usually at the end of a lease you can lease a new car unless you do a lease to own. I would rather lease than own since you'll be under warranty the entire time. Lease to own can be just as expensive too. Last time at the Benz dealership I did the math and it turned out to be around $120k to buy the car at the end of the lease as opposed to just dropping the $100k to buy it straight up. Regardless I'll never buy a car again since maintenance on my last Benz was about $5k extra a year
 
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Op it sounds like your mind is already set.

I'm not a hater, so i understand why u want that caddy

Just know man that milage is real and I think you should keep your prand prix or purchase a daily driver if your gonna be about that leasing luxury cars life

In my situation a lease is not ideal. I would like too ride through the city and stunt or mod the whip

My boy whip is a lease and he barely drives it... on a regular day u will see this cat pushing a scion cube


Beware of that milage
 

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OP, id wait for the 2011 Charger RT man. car is beautiful and im guessing you will get it loaded?
 
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My mind isn't really "set" but it sounded like a good deal. I wanted to get some opinions on the car itself and the idea of leasing in general before I looked too much into it. The whole thing with maintenance isn't too much of a concern cause pops fixes all my stuff for me as long as I buy the parts, but the warranty would be nice.

I was gonna wait until my birthday (April) and go after a 2011 model and let someone else take the hit on depreciation but this caught my attention. Appreciate the feedback!
 
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im sorry but that cts line is basura. that design has been ugly to me since it first debuted way back when. the V has a great engine i hear, but i'd even pass on that based of design alone.
 
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Originally Posted by sreggie101

im sorry but that cts line is basura. that design has been ugly to me since it first debuted way back when. the V has a great engine i hear, but i'd even pass on that based of design alone.
Good thing your opinion is that of every person to ever want a car. 
 

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Originally Posted by eLNiNo4530

My mind isn't really "set" but it sounded like a good deal. I wanted to get some opinions on the car itself and the idea of leasing in general before I looked too much into it. The whole thing with maintenance isn't too much of a concern cause pops fixes all my stuff for me as long as I buy the parts, but the warranty would be nice.

I was gonna wait until my birthday (April) and go after a 2011 model and let someone else take the hit on depreciation but this caught my attention. Appreciate the feedback!
dont get me wrong, i dont care for the CTS but for $325 a month thats not a bad deal at all. my friends mom recently got one and shes paying $425+ a month for her lease and hers is base model. im guessing its the same model but $325 aint bad if you need a car now.
 
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That sounds like a good deal to me. Problem is that it's a lease, and (IMO) I would rather buy.

There must be some CEOs and GMs on NT, cause a CTS-V costs like $80K. Most regular cats can't afford that. Really and truly, most regular cats can't afford a BASE CTS. A base CTS is a really nice car. We are talking about a Cadillac here, not a Geo Metro.

I have a Charger RT now, and let me tell you...I would rather have a Caddy.
 

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Originally Posted by dadecounty11

That sounds like a good deal to me. Problem is that it's a lease, and (IMO) I would rather buy.

There must be some CEOs and GMs on NT, cause a CTS-V costs like $80K. Most regular cats can't afford that. Really and truly, most regular cats can't afford a BASE CTS. A base CTS is a really nice car. We are talking about a Cadillac here, not a Geo Metro.

I have a Charger RT now, and let me tell you...I would rather have a Caddy.
hes talking about the new charger which craps on the old.

370 horses, whole new interior with excellent quality leather. and a beautiful new design.
 
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Originally Posted by Zyzz

Originally Posted by dadecounty11

That sounds like a good deal to me. Problem is that it's a lease, and (IMO) I would rather buy.

There must be some CEOs and GMs on NT, cause a CTS-V costs like $80K. Most regular cats can't afford that. Really and truly, most regular cats can't afford a BASE CTS. A base CTS is a really nice car. We are talking about a Cadillac here, not a Geo Metro.

I have a Charger RT now, and let me tell you...I would rather have a Caddy.
hes talking about the new charger which craps on the old.

370 horses, whole new interior with excellent quality leather. and a beautiful new design.

I would still take the CTS over a 2012 Charger RT.  Hands down.  But that is just my humble opinion.  I think I'm just turned off to Chargers since I've been driving one for 3+ years.  LOL.
 
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cha mann , I would go for it not even a fan of Caddy but the car looks clean and it doesn't sound like you drive that much.
 
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