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Hello everyone-Hope this is in the right place
Thanks for creating this awesome forum and meeting the wonderful people here. I am looking to get a 2014 Cadillac CTS-v sport vehicle and I am looking to the community to check if there is anything I should be looking out for while doing my inspection.

Things I will be looking out for are
coolant or oil leads
Weird noises coming from the engine
check the transmission for slips and jolt
verify all the electronics are working properly

The asking price is $28,000 and it has 120000 miles with a Salvage Title.

If you guys have any suggestions on what to check.
Looking forward to joining this family, thanks

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Thanks for you all helpful comments, it really make me think twice and decide this car is a "NO" for me, as I will probably sell it in few months and I wouldn't to loose much $ and it should sell fast, So salvage title is not an option, I purchased the report for this vehicle from "Detailed Vehicle History Report For any Vehicle - 100% Accurate got it for really cheap (could be useful for you guys if you don't want to spend $40 from carfax", To my surprise, I saw blurred auction photos after entering the VIN number so my curiosity piqued and I took a bite. Please have a look at the report and share me your thought, Thanks again guys for your help

Here is the report: https://app.detailedvehiclehistory.com/report/vin/1G6AV5S83E0153570
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^THIS^
No way an ATS with 120K is worth that money. Toss in the fact that it has a branded title, and it's maybe worth 8 grand.

Run until you find a second-gen V which could be in that price range withOUT a branded title.
AND it would out-perform that ATS-v decisively.
That's a '14 CTS V-Sport he's looking at
 

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According to Kelley Blue Book that car is only worth the mid 14s and that doesn't include the deduction for a salvage title. Don't run away, get in your car and drive as fast as your current car will go!
 

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As others have stated. Run away.
 
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Getting insurance for a salvage title car is also going to present some challenges. "Salvage" basically means "zero value" as far as insurance companies are concerned. So when you ask them to insure a car that has zero value they may balk...
 

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Yeah as previously stated there’s really nothing to consider here. It’s a bad decision, bad deal, and do not buy it.

If you’re even considering this vehicle at the mileage and price then clearly you’re ok with a 100K+ mile vehicle that’s out of warranty.

Do yourself a favor and start looking for a 2009-2012 gen 2 ACTUAL V-Series sedan that outperforms that car in every way and has similar miles in the same price range.
 
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I would run away.
V sport isn’t a V, and a salvage title wreaks of caution.


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Thanks for your suggestion.

I do like the red interior trim though.
Yes, I like it too, It's a good color combination :love::love:

Thanks for your suggestion guys, you guys make me think twice, this is overpriced! anyways I will be getting the car report I found a website with application and it's pretty cheap , I will share it with your guys shortly, Thanks again guys, this forum is awesome
 

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Keep looking as everyone says... Suggest doing some buyers research.
There was never much demand for V-Sports. Cadillac actually thought the CTS’s were going to take on BMW’s, that failed miserably..
The V-Sport was actually a great car, 420hp, rode great, got excellent gas mileage (30mpg @60+mph) had one for 2 yrs, before getting my V3. There were some issues, e.g. defective heater core leaking on passenger floor, which took Cadillac service 6+ months to resolve, and a recall for failing rear differential due to defective axle roll pins.
 

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Thanks for you all helpful comments, it really make me think twice and decide this car is a "NO" for me, as I will probably sell it in few months and I wouldn't to loose much $ and it should sell fast, So salvage title is not an option, I purchased the report for this vehicle from "Detailed Vehicle History Report For any Vehicle - 100% Accurate" got it for really cheap (could be useful for you guys if you don't want to spend $40 from carfax", To my surprise, I saw blurred auction photos after entering the VIN number so my curiosity piqued and I took a bite. Please have a look at the report and share me your thought, Thanks again guys for your help

Here is the report: https://app.detailedvehiclehistory.com/report/vin/1G6AV5S83E0153570

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This older thread popped up in my “recommended” so I looked again and opened the report.
Instructive to note that the Report the guy paid for states “ no airbag deployed” but the pictures clearly show a bunch of air bags deployed.
Just a reminder that “Reports” might not be worth what they claim.
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