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My car has been pretty good to me.
Although, it has thrown CEL's 4 times and one time it was in the shop for 24 days waiting for a part.
Now that it's 3 years old and has 56K, I have been debating whether to keep it and run it until the wheels fall off or trade it on something new.
Curious as to what others are doing.
 

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I will keep mine at least until my GMPP expires at 100,000 miles. After that I will keep it until there is a major failure or 148,000; whichever comes first.

I'm currently at 50,000 miles.
 
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I plan on keeping it for a long time. Nice MPG and it is fun to drive, at least to me it is. :)

32k on it now and hope to hit 200k, don't see why not.
 

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I will keep mine at least until my GMPP expires at 100,000 miles. After that I will keep it until there is a major failure or 148,000; whichever comes first.

I'm currently at 50,000 miles.
Why 148,000 miles?
 

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I plan to keep mine as long as the car is reliable and still enjoy driving it, if I start to get emission related costs outside of warranty this car will be sold or deleted. I wont mind something modest, just not going to spend a lot of sensors. Hoping for 100k to 150k at least if things go well.
 

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My general rule of thumb is that when the three month repair bills match a new car payment I get rid of the car. If I owned a CTD I'd still use this rule of thumb.
 

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That makes sense the three month repair cost, gator and diesel if my memory serves me had a low to modest repair costs with emissions probably under the three month rule. Then didn't have other stuff other than somewhat normal maintenance stuff. I don't mind modest repairs. My concern is the emission stuff where it is speed reducing and can only drive a few miles. Too many of those especially on a road trip away from home I would not be happy camper. Today with no issues, have zero desire to replace it.

wanting to replace my 20 year f150 in next couple years, probably find something used vs buying a 35k truck to haul firewood in....
 

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Why 148,000 miles?
148,000 miles is the max that you could ever tease out of GM under GMPP, so I have interpreted that to be the design life of componentry based on mean time between failure.
 

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I am keeping mine forever, even after I retire it from daily driver duties. It's my favorite car of all I've ever owned and even if it's a lawn ornament that I start up once in a while, I will still have it. My real goal is to still be able to drive it 29 years from now at least - just like I can hop in my 1984 Tempo diesel and drive that.
 

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I will keep it until it stops moving, which will be a pretty long time due to the facts that I have only put 11,000mi on it in a year and a half of owning it since new, and since my father and brother are GM techs. I'm sure I'll have additional cars at some point (like faster weekend fun cars) but I don't see me getting rid of the diesel.
 

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Until I can afford to trade it in for a half ton or 3/4 ton truck
 

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Can't see us getting rid of ours.
 
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Seems like I'm not the only one that really likes this car!
 
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Seems like I'm not the only one that really likes this car!
Love ours - which is why I was so mad about all the **** that "failed".

Which reminds me...I need to update my thread...
 

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I will keep mine at least until my GMPP expires at 100,000 miles. After that I will keep it until there is a major failure or 148,000; whichever comes first.

I'm currently at 50,000 miles.
148,000 miles is the max that you could ever tease out of GM under GMPP, so I have interpreted that to be the design life of componentry based on mean time between failure.
GM now offering a 150,000 mile warranty - so I may make an adjustment to my calculation.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Adds Livery Package | GM Authority
 

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I love the car and plan on keeping it for a while considering I'm getting married and moving out in a year, not much room nor looking to make additional car payments lol. Hopefully I have ironed out whatever bugs there were (knock on wood). The car is a road trip machine. Can't wait to pick up my roof rack to bring my kayak to OBX this weekend!
 

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I plan to keep mine as long as the car is reliable and still enjoy driving it, if I start to get emission related costs outside of warranty this car will be sold or deleted. I wont mind something modest, just not going to spend a lot of sensors. Hoping for 100k to 150k at least if things go well.
same mentality here. ill keep it till the wheels fall of. put away 20$ per month for repairs. figure transgoes at 250k with regular 45k flushes. engine major repairs around 200k if i do timing kits
 
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