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Offline 76eldo

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  • Name: Brian Rachlin
Decision and purchase for occasional use newer Cadillac
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:20:42 AM »
A few months ago I posed a question regarding a good choice for a newer Cadillac for occasional use. I drive a Dodge mini van all week for work and need to have another car for going out and driving nights and weekends here and there.

The 99 Eldorado that I bought a few years back has needed lots of repairs and I decided to replace it with something larger that can seat 4 adults in comfort.

I found a 2007 DTS for sale locally with 40,000 one owner miles and a really good price and it was in a color combination that I really love.

The owner died and the mechanic that does the work for the entire family had the car for sale at his shop.  The price was way under book a d way under anything I saw online so after consulting with a Northstar master technician and getting a favorable opinion on the 07 and 08
DTS models, I took a shot and bought the car.

The more I drive it the more I am loving it.  Smooth, powerful, and roomy.

Brian
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

Offline colinlikens

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  • Name: Colin Likens
Re: Decision and purchase for occasional use newer Cadillac
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 12:25:20 PM »
Congratulations and best wishes Brian!  Two years ago I hesitated on a chance to buy a beautiful blue 2007 DTS and someone else bought it.  I still regret it a little.
1973 Eldorado Convertible
2008 DTS
1978 Buick Estate Wagon

Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Decision and purchase for occasional use newer Cadillac
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 06:31:38 PM »
Pretty car Brian.

Much better choice than an El Camino - if you'll forgive me saying so.  ;D
A Cadillac Motorcar is a Possession for which there is no Acceptable Substitute

Offline harry s

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Re: Decision and purchase for occasional use newer Cadillac
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 07:26:49 PM »
Brian, Great looking car, good choice. I bought an '04 SLS with 35K about a year and a half ago and it is amazing what you get for your $ with these low mileage,several year old Caddies.    Harry
Harry Scott 4195
1941 6733
1948 6267X
2011 DTS Platinum

Offline Blade

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Re: Decision and purchase for occasional use newer Cadillac
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 10:18:25 PM »
That is a nice car Brian and the color combination just makes it even more stunning. Congratulations on your purchase!
Tibor K.

1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
1959 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan

Offline 76eldo

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  • Name: Brian Rachlin
Re: Decision and purchase for occasional use newer Cadillac
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 12:32:29 AM »
Thanks. I'm really enjoying it.

Brian
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

Offline Art Director

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  • Name: Tim Coy
Re: Decision and purchase for occasional use newer Cadillac
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 12:33:41 PM »
Congratulations! You're lucky you got it under book value. I bought my 2003 DeVille DTS with 44,000 miles a bit over book value by haggling with the seller. Tim
Tim Coy
CLC Southwestern Regions Vice President
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Life member, Rocky Mountain Region
CLCMRC Benefactor #102

1963 Six-Window Sedan de Ville
1972 Fleetwood Brougham - RIP
1988 Sedan de Ville - RIP
2001 Eldorado ESC - RIP
2003 DeVille DTS - sold

 

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