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Posted: 1/6/2006 12:32:23 PM EDT


2 choices:

PRIVATE SALE
1999 Cadillac Deville, V8 4.6L
125,000 miles
Loaded and in perfect condition.
It belongs to my friend's friend's parents, who are WAY rich.
$5,000, Blue Book suggests $6,800


OR


FROM A DEALER
1999 Chrysler Concorde, V6 2.7L
65,000 miles
Very good condition
$5,500 Before all the paperwork. KBB suggests $7,300.
for an extra $550 I can get 3 year engine + drivetrain insurance.

What do you think?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:33:52 PM EDT
Chrysler. Less miles and wear. I've heard of maintenance issues w/ Cadillacs.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:34:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 12:35:31 PM EDT by legalese77]
I think I'd be leary of the Concorde. That vintage of Concorde/Intrepid has been known to have some substantial automatic transmission issues.

Do a little research at Edmund's
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:35:28 PM EDT
i think i'd like another helping of pie
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:36:01 PM EDT
Concorde.

When gas prices spike to an all new high, i don't want to see you posting about you Caddy getting 14MPG

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:36:28 PM EDT
Given those two choices, right or wrong, I'd be all up into that caddy.

They're too much fun.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:38:04 PM EDT
Caddy, just because I hate chrysler
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:49:43 PM EDT

Personally, I would not buy a used car with over 100K miles on it - especially one built by GM.


Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:51:03 PM EDT
you like Pimp Daddy cars, eh?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:56:33 PM EDT
Caddy
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:02:28 PM EDT
V8 vs. V6

let testosterone be your guide
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:06:50 PM EDT
I love the look of the Deville, but it has too many miles. I gotta say Concorde.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:09:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 1:10:04 PM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:12:49 PM EDT
Caddy, just be warned ahead of time on electrical problems and hope to hell you do not ever need a starter. The 2.7 is not an impressive engine by any means. I doubt that you will see much milage difference between the two, especially hwy driving.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:13:04 PM EDT
I say the Cadillac-I have a '95 that still looks like new,despite living on a dirt road all these years. No problems-*none*-in all these years. We had our previous Cad., an '85, for 13 years before selling it, again, with no problems.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:17:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:22:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Personally, I would not buy a used car with over 100K miles on it - especially one built by GM.





+a brazillian
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:24:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By w4klr:
Caddy, just because I hate chrysler



+1
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:26:45 PM EDT
Get both!

So you have something to drive while one is in the shop.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:33:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 1:36:30 PM EDT by warlord]
Check out Consumer Reports at your local library for their reliability. Most of the big 3 USA-built passenger cars have a lot of black marks.

The littles sis' FIL had a Cadillac V4-6-8 that caught on fire(with real smoke and flames) on their way from L.A. to S.F. GM paid for their hotel bills for 2 nights.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:23:38 PM EDT
If you're planning on blowing 5 grand, you need to SERIOUSLY un-narrow-down your options!

Good God, man - You could own a nice zero-to-sixty-in-six-seconds Maxima for that kind of money!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:25:02 PM EDT
Neither, what terrible choices!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:25:33 PM EDT
Cadillac grills, Cadillac mills, check out the oil my Cadillac spills...

I say go with the Caddy.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:27:09 PM EDT
Caddy!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:28:44 PM EDT
neither, get something known to be reliable
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:31:48 PM EDT
Caddy
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:32:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Personally, I would not buy a used car with over 100K miles on it - especially one built by GM.





The only thing worse than a high mileage GM, is a high mileage GM with complex, expensive electrical and mechanical systems. You are taking a huge risk that it will break the bank keeping it on the road.

I wouldn't buy either. Do yourself a HUGE favor and take a look at a consumer reports used car buying guide.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:32:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WS4LIF:
Neither, what terrible choices!



+1

Get an Acura Legend at that price point.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:35:19 PM EDT
Neither.........go get a Camry or an Accord and be done with it.

vmax84
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:35:29 PM EDT
Those are both junk........ Front wheel drive pieces of fecal matter. Buy a good used pick-up. You can sell it in a day if you ever need quick cash and you can haul stuff.........
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:36:18 PM EDT
If you have access to the maintenance records it should help in making your choice. Chances are all of the maintenance work on the Caddy has been done by the dealer. The Concord? who knows. If the maintenance contract doesn't stop at 100k it might be the better deal.

IMHO it would be a better choice to go with the vehicle that you know the history behind and can document.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:36:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 5:38:21 PM EDT by WildBoar]
Chrysler trans will crap out before 100k GARANTEED

Spend and extra few grand and get a Toyota Honda or Nissan
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:37:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
neither, get something known to be reliable



Got to go with the Horseman on this one; neither are good choices unless you are prepared for some hefty repair bills and being without your car while it's being worked on.

If you want a car you don't have to worry about (other than routine maintenance) get a Camry or Accord.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:38:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Get both!

So you have something to drive while one is in the shop.



Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:49:09 PM EDT
Caddy


Gots to have one so's you can run yo ho's....
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:51:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:51:55 PM EDT
Get the Toyota Camry.

Wait....was that one of your choices?

Get it anyway.

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