I have always driven Buick Centuries and now it's time to buy another. I want to
trade in my 99 for an 05 and they generally seem priced at around $18K Cdn with
30 to 40K Km on the dial vise about $25K for a new one.
Now I am getting on in life and I have always thought I'd like to own a Cadi so
I took a look around and found an 04 Deville with 15K Km on the odometer and it
didn't even look as if anyone had ever sat in the car. BTW this was at a very
reputable GM dealer and the car is being sold under their Optimum used car plan.
I just wondered if it would be foolish to stray from my tried and true Century
and go with the Cadi. They don't appear to burn much more gas and I was told
that all the servicing was free plus the warranty was for 80K km vice 60K km
with the Buick. I am a tad worried about the cost of repair after the
warranty is over. The Cadi should be quite reliable though.
As with any used car - Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware.
Is it a base model DeVille??
If you can have a mechanic check it out even better. Make sure every
electrical device works. No matter how good it looks it could be a smash
& trade, a former rental car, or it could be the queen of the crop.
The Caddy is a hell of alot faster than a Century.
05 Park Avenue, 23,653 mi.
91 Bonneville LE , the black table in the garage.
I am not to worried about anything mechanical to do with the car because it
still has 65K km warranty left on it and the GM Optimum seal of approval is
gold, so I have lots of miles to find any bugs.
Not familiar with what is or is not their base model. This thing seems to have
everything you could possibly want and more. I have never seen leather seats in
Well,, Thanks again Harry
Harry Face wrote:
You will probably enjoy the Cadillac. If you plan to keep it past the
warranty period, please invest in whatever the longest and best GM
extended warranty is, because repairs on these cars can be "huge".
Right on Ian
My biggest problem (44 year of marriage) is that the wife is somewhat averse to
the Cadillac. What's the word she used? "ostentatious". I, on the other
hand, just like the car. I like the ride, comfort, safety and amenities, I like
seat position one or two.
After digging fox holes and living in black flies for 35 years in the service, I
kind of like the idea of pampering my butt a little.
Lowell, go ahead and enjoy life a tad. Ostentatious? Since I don't
know its meaning, I can safely pose the next question: You wanted a nice
wife when you chose HER, didn't you? Why lower your sights when choosing a
car? And let it embrace you both in luxury! s
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