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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1910
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Perhaps it seemed a good idea at the time. Clothe a Saab 9-3 in angular Cadillac styling and you have a car that has cost very little to develop but which offers the Cadillac brand a toehold in the European market appealing to a different buyer profile than its Saab sibling. What could go wrong? Quite a lot as it happened. A patchy dealer network and little in the way of marketing support meant that the BLS, an otherwise decent car, withered on the vine. In March 2009, shortly before the BLS was discontinued, Cadillac managed 11 UK sales. Bentley managed 125 and Porsche moved 930 vehicles. Exclusivity is certainly on your side if you can find a used example.
The Cadillac BLS was an utter flop when judged against its initial remit and was some way off the pace of the very best vehicles in its class. Is that enough to condemn it as a used car choice? Far from it. Prices have collapsed to distinctly tempting levels and the BLS is a solid and reliable vehicle that's not going to cost a fortune to run. With distinctive styling that has aged well and a badge that still carries some clout, the Cadillac BLS makes a lot more sense as a used purchase than first time round.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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