Question

Is the cadillac cts and sts expensive to maintain?

I currently drive a 97 cavalier and feel its time for an upgrade. I have been considering the 2005 sts

Or an older cts model. I can afford the car I'm just unsure about maintaining it.

Do all repairs need to be done by dealer? Replacement parts expensive? Anything I should know?

Have also been considering the 2007 Lincoln mkz. Any input?

Answers

As with most things, the more complicated it is, the more it costs to maintain.

A luxury european sports car will cost a great deal more to maintain than a Hyundai, etc....

If you're considering a used car that is out of warranty there is usually no reason at all to go to a dealer and lots of reasons not to go to a dealer.

A dealer has an incredibly high overhead and that is reflected in the cost of their parts and service.

Much better is to get a personal referral to an independent shop and have them do all the necessary work on your car.

The only exception to this would be if you are covered by a manufacturer's warranty and the cost will be paid by the manufacturer of your car.

Also, it's a good idea to stay away from any of the franchise type auto service places.

You'll get much better service and less hassles with an independent shop as well as save money.

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If you want a car that was made in Mexico, buy the Lincoln. Be aware that OEM parts are more expensive for a Lincoln than a Cadillac.

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I have a 2009 CTS and have had no problems . However , as these cars age , they will need parts like starters , alternators , plugs and wires . A Cadillac part will cost more than a Chevy part , but probably not much more than a Honda part. You don't have to service it at the dealer .

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