2003 Cadillac CTS

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$6,995
$1,811
above average
51,452 Miles
56,946
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 51452
Color: GLD
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: RWD
Doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: GAS
Location: Greenwood Village, CO

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Option & Equipment

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Alloy Wheels

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Check out this gently-used 2003 Cadillac CTS we recently got in. This 2003 Cadillac CTS , Super clean ,all the right equipment. WWW.GREENWOODAUTOMOTIVE.COM for all Photos Our Dealer Handling fee of $499 is included in our advertised price. Government fees and licensing are additional costs. For best service and to check availability or to set an appointment to see and drive call Steve direct at 720-339-1516 or Marc at 303-552-7909 For more information. FINANCING AVAILABLE. TRADES WELCOME. *VEHICLE IS FULLY INSPECTED BY OUR MECHANIC. We are located 4 Blocks West of I-25 on North side Of Arapahoe, Behind US Bank at Syracuse St. Next to Jump Street.[!@@Additional Info@@!]LEV certified (3.2L engine/5-speed manual trans)|LEV certified (3.2L engine/5-speed auto trans)|City 18/hwy 26 (3.2L engine/5-speed auto trans)|City 19/hwy 26 (3.2L engine/5-speed manual trans)|Glass, Solar-Ray light tinted|Mirrors, outside rearview, power, heated, body-color, folding|Daytime running lamps|Headlamps, halogen, Tungsten, windshield wiper activated-inc: Twilight Sentinel & flash-to-pass|Wipers, intermittent, front|Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia|Instrumentation, analog-inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge & clock|Console, floor-inc: floor shifter, integral armrest, storage compartment & cupholders|OnStar, 1-year Safe & Sound Service-inc: Emergency Assistance Services, Air Bag Deployment Notification, Accident Assist, Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Tracking, Remote Diagnostics, Remote Door Lock & Unlock, Remote Vehicle Alert: horn & lights activation, MED-NET (additional fee), online concierge services, Virtual Advisor & Personal Calling access|Seats, front bucket, leather seating surfaces-inc: driver 8-position power adjuster & articulating head restraints|Mirror, inside rearview, electrochromic (light-sensitive auto dimming)-inc: OnStar controls|Seat adjuster, recliner, manual, driver|Floormats, carpeted, front & rear|Door locks, child security, rear|Climate control, dual-zone-inc: individual climate settings for driver & right front passenger, automatic|Fuel gauge, analog|Defogger, rear-window, electric-inc: front & side window outlets, driver & front passenger|Cruise control, electronic w/set & resume speed-inc: telltale in instrument panel cluster|Trunk release, power|Armrest, center, front|Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette & CD player-inc: Radio Data System & 7-speakers|Door locks, power programmable|Windows, power-inc: express-down, all & express-up, front & rear passenger lockout|Antenna, integral, front & rear|Seat adjuster, recliner, manual, passenger|Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable|Theft-deterrent system, PASS-Key III|Armrest, center, rear-inc: dual cupholders & storage|Visors, illuminated vanity mirrors, driver & front passenger|Steering wheel, leather-wrapped rim|Steering wheel, mounted controls-inc: controls for sound system, cruise control, HVAC system & programmable functions for fan, traction control, phone end & available navigation repeat|Keyless entry, remote|Transmission, 5-speed manual, Getrag|Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive|Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc|Suspension, 4-wheel independent|Exhaust, stainless-steel|Traction Control, all-speed, brake & engine controlled|Steering, power, rack-&-pinion|Tires, P225/55R16, H-rated, all-season, blackwall|Battery, Delco maintenance free-inc: rundown protection|Engine, 3.2L DOHC V6 SFI (220 HP [164.1 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 220 lb.-ft. [295.0 N-m] @ 3400 rpm)|Wheels, 16 (40.6 cm) aluminum, painted|Fuel capacity, approximate, gallon (liters) 17.5 (66.2)|Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc|Door locks, child security, rear|Traction Control, all-speed, brake & engine controlled|Safety belts, 3-point, driver & front passenger, belt-to-seat mounting|Daytime running lamps|Air bags, frontal & side-impact w/head curtain, driver & right front passenger


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Very nice people

5
Jody Glasgow on 08/20/2016

Customer Service: 5.0

I only talked to a man on the phone a few times as I ended up buying a car closer to me. He was extremely nice and I will contact them again if I am in the car buying mode.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 267 reviews

15 Year Ownership

5
Salman Arab on 08/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I purchased this car off the lot in 04/2002 (2003 Model Year). I have driven this car almost daily for 14 years and 5 months before upgrading to a new vehicle, this week. This vehicle never gave me any problems, nor did it give me any major repairs or anything of that sort. Even today, I can get in this vehicle and drive it to and from work without any hiccups. I drove this car over 250K miles, and aside from normal wear and tear, regular fluid changes and few cosmetic blemishes this car was awesome.

A great used car style and reliability

4
cameron on 01/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 4

my car is used 2003 I had 96,000 when I brought the car I now have 229,000 miles. So far just minor work I have been blessed. Its a great car.

Overall good car, but has it's problems

3.9
cts_owner1 on 06/19/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car two years ago with 123,000 miles on it, and it now has 155,000. Overall, pretty reliable as I do a lot of traveling back and forth to school. I've had to replace the timing belt, gas cap, brake lines, rotors, ball joints, drive shaft, bearings here and there and probably more that I can't think of. All are pretty expensive fixes and sometimes I wish I had a cheaper car. But gas mileage is great compared to any other on the market.

LOVE the car but it's had its problems

4.4
ideal_dreams on 05/31/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

My parents bought me an '03 luxury model CTS for my 16th birthday and I've been driving it for two years now. For 10 years old, it still looks great and in style, however it has had its share of problems. I have had to replace the rear O2 sensor. The camshaft and crankshaft position sensors on the engine also both went bad, which made the car stall randomly after running for a while. It was also leaking fluid onto the exhaust manifold which caused a bad burning smell when the heat was on, which was an expensive fix. Handles OK in the winter, but I wasn't able to make it up a snow covered hill. Great car but it's showing its age under the hood.

I miss my Pontiac Grand Prix, which as a better built car.

2.8
originalsoul31 on 03/13/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

For 10 years, my dream car was the CTS. My Pontiac Grand Prix GT suffered a blown head gasket. Sold it for $600 and used the money as a down payment for the '03 CTS. Test drove it, loved it. The same day I left the car lot, problems arose. The oil pressure light came on, but that turned out to be a wet sensor. The next week, the check engine light comes on, it's a bad gas cap, fixed that after a few weeks of troubleshooting. Last week it shuts down on the freeway suddenly. Two months in and I still cant trust this car. Hopefully once I can get it right, I'll love it. But right now, it's making my '99 Grand Prix and '84 Toyota Tercel seem like better built cars.

Cadillac CTS 2003

3.4
prluv03 on 12/05/2012

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

MY CAR HAS 90,000 miles. Bought it 14 days from a used dealership with no warranty. The car has broken down and is complete trash. Took it to a local garage I trust, and they cant figure out whats wrong with the car, theyre suggesting to take it to cadillac they never sent me away before. Im so depressed, this car has so many problems, and my heat hasnt worked since I bought the car, i cant believe i am going through this i traded in my Pt Cruiser which everyone talks crap about it, but it never left me stranded!!! I never had issues with my PT Cruiser : ( I just want to cry i made the worst decision & purchase of my life. I am carless, to repair is going to be an arm and leg. I already kno

Ehhh

3.5
meeshi on 04/18/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My parents bought this car when it first came out. and now 10 years later its mine. Im a senior in high school. From what i remember it had a lot of issues and still does. The a/c and heat haven't worked for almost a year. The engine has this weird low idle sensor that needs to be replaced. I would say that if you bought this car to get a real good warranty for it! The check engine light has been on since we got it! and so has the check air bag light.

Amazing First Car!!

5
ideal_dreams on 02/10/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am 16 and have been eying the Cadillac brand ever since my dad bought his Escalade. I noticed the CTS and instantly fell in love. I found an '06 luxary model with a little over 70,000 miles on it and bought it. There are absolutely no problems with the car and I look forward to driving it every time I get in it. It's got some great pickup, especially with the sport button and it drives very well in the snow. I have no regrets of buying this car and would recommend it to anyone I talk to.

Sold on Cadillacs

3.9
ctson22s on 01/25/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car with the money that I saved while in highschool. I first had an oldsmobile intrigue and that was a good first car but not anything amazing by any means. My family has always had plain vehicles and my dad wanted to keep it that way. He did not want me to get this car because he said i couldn't afford it for insurance and repairs. I saved up the cash and bought it outright. I love this car!!! I have had to put a thermostat....very expensive...and a coil pack on it. Repairs are very expensive but I have had no other problems and it runs very good! It drives excellent and the bose stereo is nice. I would recommend this car to anyone. I threw on some 22" rims & its still smooth

Biggest Lemon EVER

4.5
Tracy on 11/07/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought this car brand new. Within first year, rear end was replaced, water pump, radiator, and much more was replaced in first three years. Repairs on this car is extremely high. Everything but the motor and transmission has been replaced. I was hit and insurance totaled my car because it's so expensive to fix. I loved the car but not the hassle of it breaking down.

Not a lot of fun these days

3.4
Ken Fowler on 10/13/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I have NOT had any air conditioning for the past 2+ years, line rusted and unit stopped, can't afford a new unit,Black car, 2010 and NO AIR. Today I stopped for groceries, while pulling into the parking lot my tranny line broke off the radiator. will cost $950.00 to repair, lines were rusted out. Now I see were there is a RECALL on the brakes lines? what about the other lines?

Great Car!

4.8
Sharon on 09/12/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased car new and have had only one repair on car in 7 years. Giving car to 22 year old niece who can't wait to own it. It has been a great car. I hope I don't regret giving it up!

Exciting Cts

4.6
Ltvic on 08/24/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well designed car. I added every option but the engine block heater and chose the 5-speed manual trans. Fun to drive. After 8 years I still have people tell me what a beautiful car I have. Styling remains fresh. No mechanical problems except recall items which had caused me zero problems.

Lemon

2
Cher on 08/20/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I am so sorry that I bought this car. I traded in a Ford Taurus for this thing . I have been sorry from the start. The airbags went first, then the entire sound system, then the door locks. The car just died again, while idling, for about the 20th time. Had to have it towed home for the 4th time in 6 months. It has 68k on it. What a giant disappointment. I have spent so much in repairs. I am done.

If I knew then what I know now

2.5
Julie on 08/09/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Repairs that I had within an 18 month period: 1. Piston.$700 (67,000 miles) 2. Throttle motor.$1200 (84,000 miles) 3. Steering column replacement.$800 (86,000 miles) 4. Air bag $350. (80,000 miles) bad sensor.$250. (72,000 miles) 5. Another $400 repair; I cannot remember what type because there have been too many. This occurred at 80,000 miles I don't even want to total up the money I have spent on car repairs. I'm upset enough already. I will never purchase a cts again.

Never buy again

2.4
Shay on 07/21/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I liked the looks of this car when it first came out so I bought one. I should have waited until they figured out the problems. I had instant problems with the check engine light. It took 5 trips back to the dealer before they figured out that it was the thermostat and had to reset the sensors every time. Now it dies when you come to a stop. The final kicker was the headlamp. It went out so I looked in the manual on how to replace it. Of course it said see dealer. They quoted me $1100 to replace it. How stupid is the design team at GM? I will never buy another GM car.

Fun CTS

4.6
dtb2 on 07/19/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We had this CTS since the month of December in the year of 2007 and this car still drives like new. The only problem on the car is that something is rattling under the hood whenever we take off fast or if the car is in park, but we love this car, and this car is so nice that i'll pass it down to my son for his first car. We love CTS and I recommend it to anybody who likes them.

Don't Buy

3
rdols3 on 06/02/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

We Purchased this car about 3 to 4 years ago, and it has been nothing but a nightmare. We have had one problem after another. We have only put 20,000 miles on it and the rest of the time it has been in the garage for repairs. We owe almost $12,000 on it and can't even drive it. I have contacted Cadillac but they will not respond to my emails. Do Not Buy This Car!

Great If Garage Kept

5
reggaebooba420 on 06/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Depending on where you live can play a huge role in the yearly damage on your car, rain, humidity, extreme heat and cold weather are all happening factors. I keep mine in the garage and never miss an inspection or oil change. With only 37,000 miles, 6,100 yearly average, my Cadillac provides luxury and comfort for swinging and banging on the streets of Houston.

Unsure What to expect

3.8
Edder on 05/19/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car 6 days ago. I traded my high mileage Taurus SES in for it. It is 7 years old and has 44K miles, one owner. I had a pre purchase inspection done on it and my mechanic found a leaking oil sending unit and leaking valve cover gaskets, $700 to fix. I got the dealer to reduce the price by $1000. The car has new brake lines because it was a recall item. On the sixth day I was going to visit family and while sitting at a stoplight it just died and won't start. I had it towed to my mechanic and I am currently waiting to hear what it is!!!! I just sunk over $3K in the last year on my last car..... I bought a newer one to get away from repairs. Irony

pleased

4.6
kstaff22 on 05/07/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought 2003 with lux package-17' wheels for my wife in Jan 2003.We liked the ride and handling and have taken it a couple trips to FLA.Had a few issues which I expected since it was the 1st year of a new model. After a couple months their was an issue with the steering rack that cadillac replaced--after that no problems.There was a recall on the Goodyears that they replaced at 25k--- and a rim that pitted that they replaced---so I didn't have to spring for new tires till almost 60K miles! Live outside of Buffalo NY---handles well in the snow. Looking forward to getting a new CTS-4 next year after I get my moneys worth out of these new tires.

Nice Car

4.9
Caddy owner on 04/05/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased used and only had to replace the battery in about two years. Very reliable car and very easy to conduct routine maintenance. I am not a mechanic yet it took me about an hour to replace all brakes and routers. Fast car and handles great. Nothing to complain about.

Frustrating Problems

3.8
c_rey4 on 03/21/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I purchased this car used with 38k miles and a clean CARFAX report. I was very happy with the vehicle until I hit the 58k mile mark. My check engine light came on at this point and I discovered my thermostat quit working. After doing some research online, I found this is an overwhelmingly common issue. Before I got the car in to be repaired, the engine started making a terrible "wobble" noise. All of the bearings went bad on the front of the engine. I decided to replace the thermostat, tensioner pulley, and water pump myself. 5k miles later and my thermostat is bad again. My AC compressor seized at 70k miles as I was driving on the highway. $2k in repairs this year alone and I did the work...

Costly repairs!

3.9
mr.flowers on 03/18/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I puchased my cts just feb. 17, 2010 from a pretty reliable sounding private dealership. Exactly 1 week later the engine light came on. I bought the car with a warranty so the diagnoses was it need a THERMOSTAT and a WATER (something). $748. That night the light came back on. took it back, left, light came back on. This time the sensors need to be reset. same thing happened. after 4 times with this back and fourth in 2 weeks, I'm next gonna try a back yard mechanic since the dealership can't fix it! Go figure

Bad engineering

2.8
roxnter on 03/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I have never liked this car, but my wife loves it. Excessive engine noise, makes it sound faster than it is. Very stiff suspension. Fine on curvy roads, but very annoying in town. You feel every bump. Cheap interior and tinny sound when doors close. Just normal repairs until recently when alternator belt failed, chunks of which got under the timing belt throwing off the timing and ruining the engine (bent valves, heads to machine shop & unknown damage to pistons. What kind of cheap engineering allows the timing belt to be dislodged by a alternator belt failure. Should just run out of juice & stop. I was afraid this Caddy was going to do this some day. Last GM product I'll ever own.

CTS 2003 Must buy Warranty

3.8
yperkins10 on 01/04/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

brought my CTS 2003 certified car. Once warranty runs out get rid of car unless you have money to spend. check engine lights keep coming on, dealer state thermostate need to be replaced $1260 because thermostate is on belly of engine and not on top of radiator. Class action suit need to be brought against them for making sure car repairs would be so expensive. Not enough leg room for little kids. car looks like a winner, drives ok. In last 2 mo I have paid out $1500 to correct "steering wheel sensor" $1260 for "thermostat' that should have cost 1/3 of that price. I will never take my car to another dealership. If I can find a warranty co I will take it. I d0 NOT recommend this car

2003 CTS Total Lemon!

3.8
TLT on 01/04/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

About 5 months after I bought my Sports Luxury CTS, it's lived in the shop. I still own it today (2010) but am so ready to put it to sleep! If I had known this, I would have never brought this car!!!

DONT BUY

3.6
notafan on 12/30/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This car was in the shop all the time I lost count. Literally on the road for no more than 6 months straight before the next repair, timing belt, radiator, transmission work, water pump these are the ones I remember. Love the look and handle of the car but its not worth the headache!

Blue/Silver

4.8
blue max on 12/06/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car purchased with 9000 miles It was not titled until I purchased it Exec.car. We put over 14000 miles a year car now has 81000 on it. G.M replaced 3 of 4 Good Year tires and didn't help much. Put 4 Bridgestone Pole positions and the car went like it was on rails. Wonderful This car has the Sport Suspension on it ant the wife and I love the way it handles and rides. We drive it hard on long trips and regularly get near 28 miles per gallon.Large trunk with amazing space. Navigation system is not user friendly but gives you lots of other features related to the car. We found a great 2009 CTS and will pick it up in a couple of days. Would have liked to keep it in the family

very happy

4.9
Big Jay on 10/29/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been excellent. I bought the car use and the performance has been exciting. I do not have any negative issues to report the car is great.

Ready to burn!!

3.5
taedog77 on 10/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this certified pre-own (34K miles)car as a lease turn in and have been regreting it ever since.After 50k miles the car fell apart I've spent over $6k in repairs on this piece of junk and it only has 110k miles on it and it is currently broke down now. The brake lines in the rear rusted out with a repair cost of $1100.The oil pump started leaking at 75k miles. Take my advice STAY AWAY from Cadillac they will screw you in the end and to top it off they issue no recalls for this car at all and they know it has major issues! I REALLY HATE THIS CAR it like a bad marriage and I want OUT!!!

Fun to drive

4.8
Friend on 10/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love this car and is considering replacing it with a newer CTS model.

The Best of The Best

4.9
Noah Hill on 07/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this vehicle used. It was a very high mileage, but I got a steal. It has over 200k, runs like a dream. The CTS combines the luxury of a Benz with the handling and power of a BMW.

Foolishness

2.5
L. Hodge on 07/01/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased the pre-owned car in March 2006 with around 16,000-22,000 miles on it. The first few years were ok, except I had to purchased tires the next year!(gross), anyway, I have had problems after problems after problems! Now, for the fourth time on today I had to get a tow truck to tow it into the dealer in Greenbelt, MD. I need a timing belt, which will cost 1,500. It's has been the worst car besides the Volvo I had long time ago, that I have ever driven! No more cadillacs for me! thank god. Never will I purchase a cadillac again! No way, hosay!! No more cars, period!! Dissatisfied to death!! (Mad, angry, frustrated, whatever!!

To think, I was looking for a p/u truck!

4.6
Angela on 06/14/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Saw a used CTS in a dealer's lot - I was actually looking for a pick-up truck. I took a test drive, just for fun. Dismissed it at first, because I never saw myself as a Cadillac owner. From looking over many other vehicles, I bought the Cadillac. Biggest misconception is people think its an 8- cyl., which GM needs to highlight. Fuel efficiency could be better, but it IS a 'sports' car, nothing like the whip your grandpa drove. One minor repair in seven months, but I got a good deal and an ext. warranty in a bad economy. The dark red looks sharp and I'm happy. Remember, the WAY someone drives can affect the reliability of a car. Be good to it and it will probably be good to you. :)

Lots of Miles, Lots of Fun

4.6
Casey on 06/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I am surprised to read so many reviews with people having problems with their CTS'. I have put over 100k miles since purchasing mine used almost 4 years ago. It now has 155,000+ miles on it and I am just now having to replace the fuel pump. Other than that, no significant problems. My 03 still looks great and gets plenty of compliments.

More Cadillac Junk

2.1
sucker on 04/27/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

This was a very exciting purchase for my family because it was our first Cadillac. We bought it used because we couldnt afford a new CTS. We quickly found out we couldnt afford a used CTS either. These cars have a lengthy list of faults from engine design to creature comforts. The biggest fault the vehicle has would have to be the extensive use of electronics and other devices that are not needed, however if these units fail, the car doesnt run. Anytime anyone touchs a Cadillac for repair, plan on a minimum of $1000. Better yet, pass on the Caddie and buy a normal car. The Cadillac name is not made from quality anymore.

Thought I'd Love my CTS...

3.5
Kvincent on 04/22/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Got it with low mileage, seemed to be in great condition. With in a few months of the warranty being up I had several issues. My airbag light came on, thermostat shot, both brake lines blew on 2 separate occasions costing me over $100 in tows, had a quote of $875 for all 4 brakes and rotors...the list goes on. I will say it is a beautifully styled car and is easy to fall in love with, just needs to be mechanically built better.

Great up to 50,000 miles

3.9
GW on 04/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Purchased new July 2003. Loved the body style, American made, and fit my bad back perfectly (very little lumbar support). Great sound system with the Bose, complicated dash settings but ok, and after a Lexus 400 (new), Mercedes S series (new), and everything from Grand Prix's to Infiniti's, I was pleased. At 50,000 miles the problems started. Cost $500 to replace a bad thermostat, and it seems the repairs increase every month. I'm at 65,000 miles and ready to sell.

Like throwing $ away

3.1
Mark on 03/12/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I can not begin to say how disappointed I am with this car. As soon as the warranty expired it has cost nothing but money and time. My average annual repair bill in in excess of $3000 and the average repair takes 3 to 4 days to get corrected due to misdiagnostics by the shop technicians. This on a car with less than 100,000 miles on the odometer. I completely understand why GMC is on the verge of bankruptcy. And my forgiveness to those who will lose their jobs when they finally close the doors, but if you build junk and offer bad service you don't deserve to be in business. My experinece with this car has been so bad I will never buy another vehicle from the Big 3. Ever!

Most comfortable car I have ever had

4.5
reynolt on 03/01/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

For the price of the car, this is the most comfortable car I've been in. I purchased as a used car at 40k, been driving it for 2 yrs, now at 85k. Gets ~30mpg if I keep it at 55, 25mpg at 75, still smooth riding & handling at 100mph. Seats, stereo, handling are the best. Got kids toys stuck under seat & messed up seat heaters, dealer fixed under warranty anyway.

All around great car!

5
Cooper on 02/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this vehicle used, and were very leery at first (not knowing the history). This car has been nothing but dependable and fun! Great gas mileage, too! Plus, by purchasing used, we have a lower monthly car payment, lower car insurance, and lower personal property taxes. The 2003 model still looks like the later models. Plus, it is American made! This car is a win-win situation for us! We would highly recommend this car (2003 CTS) to anyone.

Worst car ever

3.5
ms.tree on 11/29/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Without a doubt the worst car I have ever owned. This car has been down more than up. I bought it certified used and a extended warranty and I've still come out of my pocket with a couple thousand. I took the car to 5 different Cadillac dealerships before the 5th figured out it was a stearing sensor. I once took it in got 2 blocks from the dealership and it had to be towed back. There have been so many problems I can't remember them all and now the seals have to be replaced the timing belt and cam covers all this at a cost to me around $1800 unbeleiveable.

Beware

3.8
Sara on 09/17/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Car is a definite eye catcher. Major problems since 50,000 miles. I now have 112,000 miles and looking for new car. Past winter problems with heat coming in on one side and not the other. Was in shop 7 weeks in 2 months time and still not fixed. Continuous computer problems with Heat digital knobs on dash. Engine leaked oil had it towed 3 x after $4,000 out of pocket expense from the engine gaskets busted etc.If you do not drive much probably ok to have for a while I average over 20,000 miles a year or more due to my job not recommended unless you have money to spend on costly repairs.

Make sure you get an extended warranty

3.6
Juniorverse on 08/06/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought my 03 with 21K on the clock, have had several mechanical problems. Thermostat, battery, steering wheel position sensor, lower control arms, trunk shocks, manifold gasket. Things the dealer WON'T repair: peeling headlight lenses, burned out trunk mount brake light, peeling interior plastic, sun visor falling apart. Car looks great parked at the dealership for it's bi-monthly trip for repairs. Make sure you warranty this car for as long as humanly/financially possible or you will be in the poor house keeping this car on the road.

Solid Performer

4.9
RW on 06/23/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had some problems in the first 35,000 miles, but not since then (now at over 70,000 miles). It's been reliable since then and still fun to drive.

Design Caught My Eye

4.4
Joe Jo on 06/14/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I recall the day I first saw the CTS and I claimed that I would own that car and within a few months became the owner of the CTS. I had betrayed Toyota, specially the Camry (the best by far). I loved the WoW factor, even 5 yrs later people still comment about the design of the car. Even the commercial was a blast, the one where luxury cars were wasping around and the cts came into the ballroom and stole the spot light. 5 yrs later at 80,000+ miles, my CTS is showing its age. I have take excellent care. I have not missed one scheduled maintenance but the window motor went out, air compressor must be replaced and there was another $1000.00 job that I cannot recall.

Downhill at 48,000 miles

3.3
A. Smith on 05/16/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

After the warranty was up all the transmission shift patterns were off, transmission was shifting hard including downshifting. Multiple computer problems and codes(at one trip to the dealer stated more than 10 at once)that after supposedly fixing 4 different times still do not know what the problem is. The engine light will come on and the display will read enine power reduced, the car will still be running but you push the gas pedal and there is no response. After that happens you have to turn the car off to reset it even if your on the freeway. Now in addition the service airbag message appears. Also there is a loud humming coming from the rear end. Not enough space to list all the problems

Meant To Be Driven Until End of Warranty!

4.4
wm on 04/06/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

The cts is absolutely the sexiest car I've ever driven. Bought it used w/ 35k - certified. Styling, comfort and handling were outstanding. Consistently 30 mpg hgwy! I drive 30k a year, but I baby my cars... Many annoying little things (costly w/o warranty): oil leak, sunroof Glass, loose interior panels, tie rods all before 60k. Worse off at 90k: 2 thermostats. As soon as the warranty ended (a month later): coolant check valves and hoses, head gaskets, rear bearings, etc. "certified" is the best! Buy this car because it's excellent... Trade it before the warranty is up... I took a $12k loss and went back to Japanese quality. FYI even the base model accord offers the same options as a CTS.

Beware of High Repair costs

4
slim_257 on 10/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Just a word to the wise. Cadillac patented all parts for this car right down to the battery. There is a microchip in the battery that ensures you buy an AC delco. I had to have some repairs done on the head gasket seals and the power steering had a leak, and the repairs cost over $2,300 just for those two. If you are thinking about buying a CTS and expect to "trick" the car by buying other parts, just look for a different car because I had the battery replaced with a non-AC Delco battery and the car didn't detect the microchip and told OnStar I stole the vehicle and they disabled the car until I replaced it with good old AC Delco. If you are rich, this is a good car for you.

A great car

4.1
Bray on 07/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

This car has been a great car, except for the replacing of the struts, $800, and then the brake light on the trunk $300. I would reccomend this car to anyone. For being a V6 it gets good gas mileage, and for an '03 it still looks the new style.

Good sports sedan value

4.1
Austin TX Caddy on 05/07/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Chose the CTS as a pre-owned car, fully loaded with Bose/Luxury package. Overall, it's a nice car that drives as well (if not as tautly) as my previous BMW. More car for the money, and a very good used car deal.

Love My CTS

4.4
Jazzmon on 05/02/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My overall impression is very good and consider it a great value for the money. It does handle like a dream. Brakes are excellent. Best car I've ever driven in the rain, solid feel. High intensity headlights are great. Fuel economy 20 city, 28 highway is a pleasant suprise, especially at today's prices. I would like more horsepower but find the 220hp engine acceptible. Would seriously consider another when the time comes.

Reliability Less Than Expected

3.8
Alan on 02/16/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

As soon as I reached the end of the 4 year warranty, my CTS has been nothing but trouble. I have been to the repair shop so often, the customer service reps recognizes my voice and asks "What now?". Since the 1st of October the right engine gaskets failed at 48,000 miles. Then in November and December there were electrical problems with OnStar and the brake and tail lights. In January '07 it was the left side engine gaskets. Now in February the air bag service warning light is on. GM will go bankrupt fixing these cars with the longer warranty period. All I can say to prospective buyers is "BEWARE".

Safe Used Car

5
Steve on 12/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When looking for a used car for our daughter, we selected a used CTS. Our feeling that it is the best buy for the money. It provides more value than anything new in our budget. It gets 27 mpg on the road. The CTS has a very solid ride, great brakes, and it delivers outstanding performance in sport mode that rivals anything on the road today. We are tall and the higher roof line is important. The trunk is OK, but another couple inches in length here would be better.

Mysterious Noise

4.5
William Strachan on 12/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I love my car, however since the first time I drove it above 60 MPH there was an extreme howling noise that appears to come from either the sunroof or somewhere across the dash board. After several test drives especially with hearing challenged mechanic a new differential was installed with no luck. The noise sounds like a cross between a worn bearing or a strong wind across some metal vanes. It gets progressively loud when the outside winds are anywhere from 15 to 20 MPH or my vehicle speed reaches 60 mph and above. It's unbearable when ever I take a trip on the road. I have to turn the music up in order to drown out the sound.It's a shame that mechanics are not troubleshooters.

Great Car

4.8
Gary on 11/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My faith in GM has been rebuilt with this car. The overall quality is excellent, it is fun to drive, it is economical and, it is high dependable. I now have 65,000 trouble free miles on it. Yes, I do have wind noise from the sunroof but that is it for negatives.

Excellent Car

4.9
Gus Solana on 11/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had no problems with this car in almost four years. I just had to change a stop light bulb. I love my CTS.

2003 CTS Tire Noise

2.9
Paul on 08/31/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I've had problems with abnormal tire wear and very annoying tire noise. The dealership says there's not a problem. I replaced the original Goodyear tires with new Goodyears because the dealeship said tire noise & abnormal tire wear was due to my not rotating tires every 6,000 miles. The new tires have less than 6,000 miles on them and are already noisy. I think there's an alignment problem that GM needs to address.

Overall Pleased

4.8
Ray on 08/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle was the largest of the entry-level sports sedans that were available, and I'm glad that I got this over smaller competitors (G35, Audi A4, etc.). The ride is excellent. I had a few reliability problems, but the dealer took care of them.

CTS review

4.4
greg on 08/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Cadillac CST. It has great looks, is comfortable for long drives., and delivers great performance.

Problems

3.6
james anderson on 07/25/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

My 2003 Cadillac CTS has had power window problems that cost $700, it needed new struts that cost $400, and it needed a new battery that cost over $100 and was hard to find. It is in the shop now getting a new A/C compressor, which probably will cost another $1,000.

Fun till 47,000 Miles

4.4
Lynne Barr on 06/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

My CTS developed a problem with the computer. Neither the dealer nor the factory could find the problem until the 13th try. They claim it's fixed, but the problem put me and my family at risk. It is now parked. I will payoff the lease, as they did not offer to take it back. I don't have the time to get a lawyer to fight with them to terminate my lease. GM has lost another customer. I did get credit from my new dealer to pay them off.

Performance, Comfort & Style, The CTS!

4.9
J. Walsh on 05/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased a 2003 Cadillac CTS in July of 2005. This was my third Cadillac purchase in six years and without a doubt, the best and most satisfying one of all. This car has all the luxury options and a superior level of comfort of which Cadillac built their reputation on, plus the performance matching any of the European luxury sedans I've driven. The acceleration and response are fantastic. I can't wait until they come out with an automatic transmission in the new CTS-V series. At 400 hp's it must be a thrill to drive.

Fun and comfortable car

4.3
Boomdog on 03/31/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Cadillac CTS is a fun car to drive, very comfortable as well. It handles very well. You can drive this car like a traditional Caddy, or turn it on and drive it like a sports car.

Nothing but Trouble

2.6
cheryl on 01/13/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

My title says it all. I have had absolutely nothing but trouble with my CTS since purchasing it in 2005. The fuel system, the slave cylinder, the air compressor, just to name a few things that have gone out and left me stranded.

Lots of Looks

4.9
PTL on 01/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car used and have loved it ever since. Love the 5-speed smooth auto. transmission. The CTS can move and corners great. The Navigation / radio / CD system is easy to use. The glove box is the only thing that is poorly designed , it is rather useless except for housing your owner's manual. The trunk space is large and easy to load and unload.

Great Bang for Buck

4.3
rpfromcp on 12/14/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used with 40,000 miles on it. I have had it for a year and it has been a joy to own and drive. The suspension is firm but not punishing and it handles great. It's not super fast but it does move when you step on the gas. I have owned the car for more than a year and the only problem was an overactive stability control system. I drove to the dealership and they fixed immediately in less than 30 minutes. I do a lot of driving and so far it has been totally reliable. It even did pretty well in the snow. I have gotten a lot of compliments on this car. It looks and runs great and I would highly recommend it.

The Worst Mistake I Ever Made

3.5
Tristine M Currier on 07/13/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have owned this car 4 months. The following is a list of problems. (keep in mind that I bought it from the Cadillac dealer in my town). *Indicates that I have brought it in multiple times for the same issue. -Passenger side electrical not working. -Cracked valve in engine (2.5 week repair) *Power steering rod needed to be replaced. *Cruise control shuts off. *Stability system constantly engages. *Sunroof opens, closes, adjusts, on own. *Trunk pops open on own. *Knocking noise in front end. *Breaks sometimes don't work when traveling at high speeds. -Odometer reads that I have driven 10k miles in the 3 months that I've been driving. Absolutley wrong!

Cadillac CTS

2.4
demetria on 07/11/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

My 2003 Cadillac CTS has been having problems every since I brought it in 2002. Now it's having engine problems. I bought a lemon.

Love my caddy

4.6
03caddy on 05/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was apprehensive about buying the car b/c I know the catera was such a dud. But the cadillac certified warranty and the $12K in depreciation convinced me to buy this car used. I have had no problems with it. Best fit and finish I have ever seen on American car, very tight panel gaps. Handling is on par w/ 535 bimmer I once had and absolutely blows it away off the line. Gets front rowed every time I valet. Interior is a little tight but very warm with full wood pkg. Love the bose/nav radio. hate the traction control and stabilitrac systems, they take away from the fun factor of having RWD. also needs a hand brake instead of foot brake.

Awesome

4.6
Tom Smith on 05/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I saw the 2003 Cadillac CTS on TV and said "that's what I'm buying." I leased one a month later and love it. My lease is up in November 2005. I am purchasing a 2005 model without even a test drive. The only thing that I do not like is the Goodyear tires. They wore very badly even with proper rotation.

Fun Time

4.6
Eddie Mac on 04/21/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have used as everyday car. Its fun, travels well and has had no problems at all. Wish I had bough this car sooner. Handles well, looks great and is a blast to drive. Plenty of trunk space for single guy.

Best Car Ever

4.9
Scott on 02/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my 2003 Cadillac CTS. I have had no problems with it. It is fun to drive and handles great. It is a little light on horse power, but it looks like they have corrected that in the newer models.

Cadillac is back

4.9
Caddyman on 02/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can you say... Cadillac is back. I give my 2003 Cadillac CTS five stars all around. It blows away the imports. I have never had any problems with this car. It is a blast to Drive. I can’t wait to get the V-Series. I can’t imagine anybody not loving this car or having any problems. It is simply the best.

Are my problems yours too?

3.5
lisah on 01/01/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought my Cadillac CTS in March 2004. I love the design but hate the dependability. I have been in the shop 4 different times with the same problem: the engine light goes on and there is no power (the car hesitates). The dealership has been wonderful but can't find a problem!!?? I am paying for a Cadillac, but driving a loaner more often (30 days +) I am thinking of looking at the Lemon Law quickly to get out of this mistake before we are out of warranty. I shouldn't have purchased a first year model I guess. But I must say the dealership has been wonderful.

Fun to drive

4.9
Steve on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive vehicle with excellent build quality. Tight suspension, but not uncomfortable. Holds to the road.

Solid car - no problems

4.5
CTS owner on 12/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2003 Cadillac CTS is a good car. I purchased it two years ago with the Luxury and Sport packages. I really can't complain about anything, other than the fact that the plastic caps on the wheel lugs fell off (dealer/warranty fixed). Other than this I have not experienced any mechanical problems in 20,000 miles. For those who want an American car, this is a serious competitor for the German imports.

I HATE THIS CAR!

2.1
I HATE THIS CAR! on 11/13/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this car in Oct. 2003. In a year, this car has been in the shop 7 times. It first started out as "little" non-mechanical problems. The remote keyless entry quit working. Stereo has been replaced twice. Car was stuck in park (related to a problem with the brakelights, go figure!) Back carpet soaked from air conditioning drainage. Now car having problems starting. Dealer had for a week and couldn't figure out what the problem was. Said we needed to wait for it to become "more broke". Now besides the starting problem, car dies at traffic lights. Totally unreliable!! Have been stranded 5 times in the last week! Has depreciated $10,000 value in 1 year. Ridiculous!

unfortunately a poor investment

3.6
firstcaddy on 10/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this car with the intent of owning for at least 10yrs, and after less than two, I'm worried it might not make it to 5yrs. Problems that have been fixed (thankfully under warranty): anti-freeze leak (bad cooler), fuel delivery problem (bad engine thermostat), no heat (bad vacuum to heater bypass valve), oil leak (bad oil pump), snapped clutch spring (replaced clutch assembly). Problems that the dealer says are "normal" and can't fix: random clicking of CD player, CD player doesn't work 100 percent, clocks not in sync, engine misses at random (not speed or gear dependent), and the clutch now pops/clicks at random while engaging in 1st gear.

Sexy-Dumb Blonde of the Car World

4.3
Molly7601 on 10/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have decided that this car is definetly the "dumb blonde of the car world." It is incredily sexy, however, its substance is yet to be determined. I am secretly hoping it will prove me wrong, since I am somewhat blonde myself. Maybe this will be the first time in history a manufactirer has made a sexy car that is reliable...then again, I will not hold my breath. I can not even begin to tell you how many "heads" my black sport model has turned. Having owned a number of German imports, I am definetly impressed with its handling. I really want this baby to prove all the import snobs wrong...come on baby...let's go!

One of the Best!

5
mnywmn1 on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Over the past five years I've owned five Lexus' including the ES300, GS300 and RX300, a Mercedes 240, and an Infinity Q45. (Love to trade cars!) The CTS is by far the most enjoyable car I've owned in a long time. It's great styling and quick manuevering make it a great car for me. I bought a black CTS with light grey leather interior. The only thing I will change is to add the complete wood trim package to add to the gearshift knob and steering wheel.

Caveat Emptor

3.3
Acadian on 08/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought the car in March 2003...mechanically, very sound...however, after a couple of months, noticed that the digital clock in the dash was not synchronized with the analog clock in the instrument panel...returned the car and they replaced the "cluster"...couple of months later, same thing....replaced cluster again...now the same thing again but they have acknowledged that Cadillac will not replace (still in warranty)...also, you will note around the rear plate and backup lights a lens...when you wash the car, the lens allows water in...

MIKE FITZPATRICKS REVIEW

5
MIKE FITZPATRICK on 08/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS CAR IS EXACTLY THE RIGHT SIZE AND PERFORMANCE LEVEL THAT ANYONE WOULD EVER NEED. ITS PERFECT AND I'M GLAD TO BE WITH CADILLAC AFTER OWNING IMPORTS MY ENTIRE LIFE.

The 2003 CTS

4.4
jooh kool on 07/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased this for my wife & I have been trying to get it from her ever since. The leg room for passengers is very tight and for a luxury car there is to much noise. (wind & engine) I have made two long rode trips an enjoyed each one, handles very well,love the navigation system. Most of all,the "LOOK" of the CTS is outstanding.

Excellent car

5
thomasrayw on 07/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my 2003 White Diamond CTS Luxury Sport w/ NAV for one year and love it. Power is great at 225hp, but the 2004 has 30hp more. If you need more that that, go for the CTS-V w/ 400hp (Vette LS6 V8). Drove one for 24 hrs last week and its a rocket! Great styling and comfort. There's no other car in its class that can match it.

Happy with CTS

5
ry1nik on 07/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had it for two years now and can't complain at all. Got the Copper Sunburst color, which gets LOTS of comments. No significant glitches with it after 30,000 miles.

Worse car I've ever owned!

2.9
Trip Gore on 06/28/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

I was one of the first to lease a CTS in Kansas City, MO. Love the look, but have endured poor quality problems. Paint peeled on grill at 10k. Cadillac would not fix under warranty. (Dealer replaced as "goodwill") A/C condensation flooded interior at 20k. Trim pieces have fallen off in trunk and interior. Front rubber air dam fell off as well as small rubber flaps by rear wheels.Power lock failed at 60k ($400 out-of-warranty repair). Idles poorly when cold (hook shakes).Only good things are comfortable seats and good highway mileage. Poorly placed cruise control buttons on bottom of steering wheel and where is the glove box light????

Problems with reliability, fun to drive

3.9
carman on 06/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I was very excited to own this car, and loved it the first few months I had it. But then things started going wrong. It cuts off in the middle of traffic, and they can't seem to tell me why when I take it to the dealership. It also warned me that there was no oil in the engine during a horrible rain storm, forcing me to call a tow truck, but it turned out it was just a faulty monitor in the engine. There have been other problems with the electrical system. The car has been "buggy," taking some of the fun out of owning it.

OmniCare Labs of Champaign, Inc.

4.9
Bob Devlin on 04/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have very much enjoyed this car. I am looking forward to owning the CTS-V. This car is very well styled and the performace is great.

Buy One

5
caddy man on 03/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car blows away competition! Better than a BMW or Audi or Mercedes (small models) Buy it!!!

Boomers Baby

4.6
Jazz Mon on 02/23/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Most impressed with reliability, fuel economy, and drivability. This car handles great on the open road. It takes the turns like a true sports car. This model offers allot for the money.

Before you purchase, please read

3
TexasCTS on 01/30/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

We waited months to receive our new car Pros: Great ride & comfort. Cons: The whole sterring system failed the first 180 miles on the vehicle (3rd day). It took three weeks to get the parts. Poor handling on snow or ice. We could not get in our driveway when there was more than a half of an inch of snow. We also were involved in an accident on wet payement due to the car over correcting when avoiding debris on the road. It took 10 full weeks to have the car returned due to parts problems with Cadillac. To make matters worse, OnStar never sent a tow truck.

I Love My CTS

4.6
Detailman on 01/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been the Best Car I have ever Driven. The Handeling is great and the power is, ( well, let's just say, IT HAS HORSES). The interior is a little plain, but for the money, ( fully loaded, is under $40k), it's great. The cars computer tells when the gas cap is not tightened properly, all the gauges are digital, it tells you hown much oil life, how much trans life left etc. The only thing that's missing is the gauge options that can actually talk to you!!

One Year Later

4.1
CTS Owner on 01/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Have driven the 03 CTS for one year now. Been back to the dealer for steering rack, sun roof and tail light assembly, all covered under warranty. Still love to drive this car. Resale value has dropped $10k in one year from invoice price, disappointing. Overall a great drving experience but I shutter the fact of when this car comes out of warranty.

Not the Caddy I'm used to driving.

2.9
DonC on 12/23/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I've had Cadillacs for many years and this car does not exude the comfort of previous models. I guess that's my main disappointment. Also, I have a rattle (normal for American built cars) in my dashboard that drives me crazy.

All Bark, Don't get BITTEN

2.5
sosorry on 12/04/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

This is a feeble attempt by GM to build a car to compete with European autos. They fail in every category. The car is all sizzle and no meat! The over-all quality is typical of all domestic cars. It is filled with plastic and poorly fitted components that rattle, squeak and creek after the first month. It is surely one of the worst cars I have ever owned. GM has has no interest in correcting the problems I have had with my CTS. I made an impulse purchase, boy am I sorry!!! I never thought I would say give my Catera back!

Cadi CTS Performs

4.6
Darlene Cochran on 11/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only owned foreign cars before this one, and I'm very pleased. So pleased, that I believe I'm converted and will stay with the Cadillac line. I added more wood trim to the interior which greatly enhanced the look of class.

Just to cool

4.8
Patrick k on 11/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car with every option.Love the handling with the luxury sport package and am very impressed with the nav system. The Car turns everbodys heads regardless of age, which can be uncomfortable while trying to maintain cool.After owning much higher horse power rides I am suprised that the quickness and speed of this car is not disappointing but will probably purchase the 2004 V series with the 400 hp V8 just because. The interior is hard and creaks alot from heat expantion and cooling but we always are using the excellent Bose sound system so who cares. After 30000 I have had no problems. This car is just to cool. I would recommend it to anyone.

Unhappy

3.5
Betty L Peveler on 11/15/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Vehicle has been in for repairs 9 times within 17 months. Multiple problems with the cooling system, electronic fuel system, engine mount problems, air- bag sensor failure and structural failure of the thermostat housing.

EXPERIENCE

5
NORSAN on 10/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE ALWAYS DRIVEN CADDYS, BUT I AM VERY, VERY HAPPY WITH THE STYLE AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS VEHICLE

Vehicle Rating

4
cadillac on 10/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Not the ride that I had hoped for

It's not great unless it's a V8!!

3.5
muffin on 10/17/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

The V6 falls terribly short of what a car that "Zigs" should be. Only a V8 will make this car Zig! Had to have the rear end replaced (less than 10,000 miles). Have had the tires replaced twice as the steering wheel shakes and quivers. Continual engine knock! Dealer has no answer. Poor engineering with the head lights. The black bar affect is dangerous on roads that are poorly lit.

CTS

5
leblion76 on 10/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic handling, performance, and styling. A new gem from Cadillac which bodes well for the future.

Las Vegas Loves IT

5
Tunnell on 10/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my first Cadillac when I was 17 years old. It was a Sedan de Ville and got about 8 miles to the gallon. It was the biggest car at our high school and after a bit on ribbing people got used to a kid in the 70"s driving such a car. Well I got hooked and have had 7 since then. I have had Sevilles, STS, SLS, Fleetwood, and now thw CTS.. Great Car

CTS has Problems

2.3
William on 10/13/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this car when they came out and was excited. I thought that cadillac had finnally made a break Through. I experienced nothing but problems. Air conditioner leaks flooded the car twice. All the carpet had to be replaced. Battery went out. Warning lights coming on for no reason. And the service from the dealership was horrible. I called the Customer Assistance center thinking that they would help. Not only no help but rude. Cadillac will never regain market share with poor quality and even poorer service. They just don't seem to care about the consumer once they have purchased a car. Beware of the CTS unless you want migrane headaches

love it!

5
scalz327 on 10/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love the handling and power behind this young mans caddy.. this isnt your grandpas caddy anymore...

Fun to Drive But....

4.5
MFK on 10/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Everyone comments on how much fun this car is to drive . I absolutely agree. Most of the time I feel as if the car is on rails. I have never felt a false momment in control of the road. BUT this car is hell on passengers. Washboard surfaces can shake teeth loose and no on has ever ridden in this car with me who has not complained that they feel car sick from all the jittering and bouncing they take from the ride. If you have a family, you had better take them with you to see if they can stomach to ride. I have resigned myself to lonely but throughly enjoyable driving experiences in the CTS.

ONE OF CADILLACS BEST EFFORTS

4.9
MARVIN on 10/02/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car does almost everything right. It definitely needs some more power. The power is adequate but not exciting. Cadillac has hit a good nerve with the younger buyer. I have experienced zero problems and the initial quality has been perfect. The volume wheel on the steering wheel is poorly positioned as I hit it when turning on occasions blasting the volume. The car is fun to drive and still gets a lot of stares. I recommend that anyone considering a foreign car in this price range at least drive the CTS and give it a chance. Overall I would recommend this car to anyone.

Still love it

4.9
angel on 10/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned 4 months and still love it. Have owned many vehicles in the past and this is the best domestic vehicles I have driven. The price was attractive and the styling very appealing to someone in my age group (31-35). My friends are pleased with my choice and strangers have complimented me on it- it still gets looks. I am pleased with the vehicle overall and would recommend it to anyone. My CTS has the sport package and my husband and I like the acceleration and handling, especially in wet weather.

CTS is a great ride

5
Top Cat on 10/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For us true Americans we are hard pressed to find a review site that hasn't sold out to the Japanese or Germans. So, after a PILE of research, I gave the CTS a go...and I will likely never come back. Taking turns at 45 MPH causes the stability control to kick in, but the car sticks the turn. Acceleration is excellent and the access to controls allows you never to take your eyes off the road. Most of the controls are voice activated so using your hands is optional anyway. It is a very steady and stable ride and response is phenominal. I am proud to be an American car owner and am extremely happy that this no longer means settling for a lesser ride.

great car annoying problems

4.8
bru on 09/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have the luxury sport model with NAV. Overall the car is fun to drive but has been in the shop many times for (3 times )a coolant leak which they cant seem to find, and just recently I was 200 miles away from home and the check engine light came on and the car wouldnt go over 55 mph. So I called onstar through the safe and sound deal in the car and they diagnosed it over the phone while I was driving. It turned out to be a fuel pump sensor failure. It wasn't recognizing the speed of the engine to supply the right amount of fuel to the engine. The onboard computer finally compensated the problem and I made it home.

Cadillac CTS the bargain meal?

4.3
legato4u on 09/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am finding that the vehicle consumes an extraordinary amount of gasoline on routine trips. I find myself at the gas pump twice a week.

3000 PLUS AND STILL HAPPY!

5
PUMPKIN on 08/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

FRIST THIS CAR TURNS HEADS AND HAS FOLKS ASKING QUESTIONS ALL THE TIME. I HAVE THE COPPER-SUNBRUST (A COLOR I HEAR THEY HAVE DISCONTINUED-GREAT FOR ME MAKES MINE A "LIMITED EDITION"). SECOND I LOVE THE SOUND OF THE POWER WHEN YOU OPEN IT UP-ITS THE SOUND OF LIONS LET LOOSE! I HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS THUS FAR EXCEPT FOR A BROKEN A/C DIRECTIONAL KNOB-THESE ARE MADE ON THE CHEAP SIDE FOR SUCH A FINE CAR. IF YOU WANT A SMOOTHER RIDE FORGET THE SPORTS PACK WITH THE 17" WHEELS. HOWEVER ON FLAT LAND THE SPORT PACK HANDLING IS AWESOME.THE CAR IS WONDERFUL,FAST,NIMPLE AND WONDERFUL TO LOOK AT. (DON'T KNOW IF ITS JUST ME BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF BRAKE DUST)

Some questions

4.3
CTS2003 on 08/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Transmission changed awfully quick. Leaking caused under driver seat to stay wet.

2003 Cadillac CTS

3.4
FrankM on 08/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

The car is really fun to drive, but the cabin is extremely noisy. Noises are everywhere- dashboard, seats, windows, doors, you name it! Within the first three weeks I had the car, I had to send it back to the dealer for service. Other than these "little" problems, the car has a comfortable ride (although the rear has very little leg room), performance is fine, and the engine is really powerful. The dashboard controls are very easy to access, too, sompared to similar models.

My CTS

4.9
RobertSt1 on 08/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my CTS in February. I actually came out an Escalade 2002 for this vehicle. I love the design, the feel and most of all the brakes.

LOVE THAT CTS!

4.9
Cadillacgirl on 08/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had to order my CTS from the dealership,It took 3 months for my car to arrive and I tell you once I recieved my phone call from Capitol Cadillac I rushed over and my CTS was ready for me to take her home. It was well worth the wait, I had so many people come to me asking can they look inside,that they couldn't beleive it was made by Cadillac.This car is very powerful it looks intimidating yet classy I am sold with Cadillac's forever just to think that I wanted a Mercedes C-class when I testdrove one I was not sold,then I saw a picture of the CTS I told my dad this is the car I want I didnt have to test drive it!!! lol.

LOVE IT

5
Larry Haugh on 08/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had a Jag XJ6 in 92-94, Lexus ES300, BMW 5 Series and this CTS is by far the most fun and turns the most heads when driving. Great performance and FUN!

Best Car I have owned

5
Jon M on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned a number of cars, including a baby BMW, but this is the car that is most fun to drive. I have to wrestle the keys from my 16 year old daughter who says everyone thinks she looks hot in it. Gave a ride to my son's 15 year old friend and could be rich if I had a dime for every time he said "this car is so cool". I have always wanted to be an American car owner...now I am without regret and without sacrifice

surprise

4.9
Arty3591 on 08/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was chosen to replace a previous lease; when we went for the test ride, it took only a short spin to realize that this was a different Cadillac. It not only looks great, but it drives like a sports car, handles really well, and gives good mileage in the bargain. It has most of the luxury features that I look for, and I have had only one problem with it; the plastic cover on the head lining that holds the controls for the courtesy lights and the sun roof is faulty; and it is continuing to be a problem; otherwise, a great car!

First Year Glitches

4.4
deco drive on 08/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love the way the car handles, though has a blind spot in the middle of the auto when pulling out. The CTS has handled great but am discovering some mechanical problems with it after owning it for a year. It is now in the shop for 5 days for water intrusion into the interior of the auto from the a/c system. The passenger side set frame is rusted from the water damage and the carpet needs to be replaced. This is not something I consider a minor glitch and hopefully is in isolated manufacturing problems with the a/c system. I would consider a 2004 CTS but would not recommend a 2003 CTS.

RTview

4.6
RWT on 08/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

tremendous handling capabilites, lot's of whistles and bells.

Affordable Luxury

5
michelsauve on 07/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is a great looker. It attracts looks from almost everybody and regularly from more expensive car owners such as Mercedes E320 and the likes. It is a fun car to drive with an intuitive console easy to read and use. It offers great comfort and is fun to drive. The car is perorming flawlessly and all that at a very reasonable price for a car of that class.

First time Caddy Buyer

4.6
Epiphone on 07/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just took delivery of a CTS. THis is my first time in a luxury Sedan. I've always owned Coupes before this. The ride and finish is superb. The leather seating surfaces are well stiched and should be rugged enough to last a lifetime. This car will turn heads and people will ask to see the inside at gas stations.

Awesome Machine

5
Love my CTS on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever owned. I had to search for the color combination (Garnet Red w/ Ebony interior) -- and it was worth the wait! I get so many compliments, I love to show people the car -- everyone has the same response "this is a cadillac? -- this is a hot car!"

rayelCTS

4.3
rayelsqd on 07/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Firm ride and handles well. Seats should be more comfortable and dash dissapointing should show more information without pushing bottons. Changing drive style button does not feel much difference. Storage space limited inside cabin.

T-s Review

5
Jeremiah Larson on 07/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car!!! It is really fun to drive! And its rear wheel drive! Should go and take it for a 24 hour test drive! Cuz its fun!

Great car; great pricing

4.9
tradergar on 07/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

downsized form a Lexus 400LS. A little louder and a rougher ride, but handling is great and it's fun to drive. No regrets.

it's the bomb

5
Lynne sanchez on 07/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i like it very much

Too Much Garage Time

3.4
Joe Caddy on 07/06/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

The old adage of "never buy a first model year" holds true with this car. I feel that I have spent more time driving the car to the dealership for repairs than enjoying it on the road. From noising transmission (which was replaced) to a faulty engine cooling system (which took 3+ weeks to repair) and other problems have kept me from enjoying this car. Although Cadillac hit a home run with the CTS's style and looks, they still need to work on engineering and reliability to truly compete with their foreign competition.

1st. Caddy for me...maybe more?

4.6
tdh5130 on 07/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I ordered my CTS in Dec. 2002 and took delivery in Jan. 2003. This is my first Cadillac and probably won't be my last. The CTS is a fun car to drive and will definetly turn heads on the street. I ordered my CTS with just about every option. The upgraded Bose stereo / DVD Navigation is awesome. I would strongly suggest the Sport Package for those who enjoying driving their vechicle.

Caddy on the Rebound

5
firemedic2424 on 06/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Went shopping for a "economical" family car. Looked at Honda, Toyota, VW, and Lincoln. Got into the CTS and it sold itself. Awesome fit and finish! Very unique design. Cadillac did their homework - hit a homerun. Got the CTS Luxury Sport with every option possible. Have 13500 miles, not one problem. Changed out the factory On- Star antenna for a stubby one! Extremely comfortable ride! Room in back seat is surprisingly large!

CTS

4.3
pifender on 06/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

So far so good. The wife loves it. I have owned BMW's but wanted something different. I have the luxery sport. The car handles well on the road.

Kicks Butt

4.9
Vigla on 06/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is awesome! You wouldn't think this is a Cadillac at all... If this is the direction they are going then maybe we have something we Americans can be proud of other than just the Corvette. If Cadillac is looking to attract younger buyers they've succeeded with this car. I have no complaints so far. The analog clock in the dash is unnecessary, would have liked more guages instead. Other than that, I just push the sport mode button and off I go!!!

It's not your great grandfather Caddy

4.9
catbert on 06/18/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The brand I never thought I'd never drive, and the slowest car I was considering, but Cadillac got the rest of the car right. The handling is great with the luxury sport package, the build quality is as good as any car I've owned (the Caddy is #39). The car is tight and quiet around town. The dealership is a little creepy in spite of the capable techs... it's the geezers chowing down on the free snacks.

CTS California Edition

5
TJS CTS on 06/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the car. It handles great; looks are awesome. There is no in- between with this car. People either love it or hate it. It definitely turns heads as you go by. My parents and grandparents drive Cadillacs, but this in no way is comparable to the boat ride of the DTS and STS. It gives the BMW and the Lexus a good run for the money. It's nice to see Detroit back in the game.

Great Car

4.8
LloydF on 06/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was not even on my list, but after searching unsucessfully for a G35 with a manual tranny I gave it a look-and boy am I happy I did. IMHO the Infiniti has nothing on this car. The Infiniti has more horsepower, but it doesn't feel faster and it is MUCH louder. Also the Infiniti interior comes off cheap looking for a car in this class in comparison. Drive the Caddy and you instantly feel like you're driving an expensive car. I have owned a LOT of new cars and this one ranks above all save the Corvette. Like the Corvette the car is instantly recongnizable among the masses of 4 wheeled jelly beans on the road. I give the car a 9 out of 10.

CTS Owner

4.8
mrj on 06/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Loaded CTS Lux Sport (White Diamond) a) This car is fun to drive! The handling, acceleration, "road feel" is on par with the German's. It's not super fast, but no slouch either. b)Great Looks - Both inside and out, this car looks unique. I'm glad they didn't raid the GM parts bin to make it look like all other caddy's. c) Comfort - I really like the ergonomics of this car. It's very comfortable in all driving conditions. d) Value. Unlike import dealers, Cadillac sales will accept reasonable offers (plus you can use GM points, get low rates, etc...)

I Love My CTS

4.8
Ryan Nelson on 06/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The new CTS is one of the best GM products EVER! (XLR is the other). The car is so refined and comfortable. The new 3.2 liter V6 is so quiet that when i turn the car on, i can't even hear it. I looked at the BMW 330i and the Audi A4 3.0 CVT and they could not compare. If you do get the CTS get the sport Luxury Package, the only way to go.

From Catera to CTS

4.9
dvc on 06/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've owned the two Catera models preceeding the CTS. These were good cars and real bargains. So we looked forward to leasing or buying the '03 CTS. It's been totally reliable, a pleasure to drive in city and on the highway. And what an eye-catcher! We have never had a car that has garnered so much favorable comment from young kids and oldsters alike. The price alone makes this vehicle a great bargain and well worth the attention of people interested in a mid-size luxury sedan.

CTS-- A big disappointment

3.5
MMRPharmD on 05/27/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a BMW/foreign car wanna be that will never happen. I bought it on first impressions and regretted every day thereafter (all 5 of them). I traded this in after 5 days of owning it (for a BMW 330i) and one trip lasting 200 miles. This is portrayed as a younger persons vehicle; however,I felt like I was driving my mom's car the whole time! At 27, this is not the car for me yet, but maybe at age 57 it will be.

Next Generation Cadillac

5
Joe Fuller on 05/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 0% financing closed the deal for me in April. I put an Altima and the CTS side by side in my driveway. While the Altima was quick and looks nice too, it can't compare to the "wow" factor of the CTS. The CTS is tight, quick and fun to drive. I didn't see another one on the road for two days. Lots of people commented on my new car at work. I'm 46 and it's perfect for me.

Car of my dreams

5
La'Krizzia on 05/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love This Car I Feel like a kid in a candy store

'03 CTS

4.9
travel guy on 05/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Gave up a leased BMW and had my mind made up to buy a G35 sedan until I went to the NY Auto show and saw the V series CTS which attracted me to the car. This caused me to test drive it in additon to the G35 and liked it much more because of it's luxury. More comparable to a BMW 525 in terms of size, but a much better value.

Best car ever

5
Ron Taylor on 05/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have to drive for about an hour each day, and I have tryed a number of different cars, but now having this CTS, I love the drive each day. I decided to get the NAV system and sport package, and they are well worth it. I am certainly hooked on its quality and "head-turn" factor. Its got about enough power to beat anything normal on the road, even though its a 4- door "pure-luxury" vehicle. Its even great in the snow, as I have had occasion to prove...

CTS Review

4.9
ratso on 05/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best automobile I've owned in the last 39years. Outstanding performance matched with great design! A winner!

No-Comprimises

4.4
secondtimothy on 05/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Upon trading in my Geo that I had driven for eight years, I was ready to buy a 'no compromises' car. Also since 9-11, I wanted to buy American. I wanted something 'diffrent' from the Blase Accord/Camry solid sedans and I wanted hi-tech. I got everything I was looking for in the CTS. The handling is what surprised me the most. I love the nav system and voice recognition controls. I smile everytime I sit behind the wheel.

Never feeling old.

5
Ole Lucille on 04/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I decided it was time to grow up, bite the bullet and get a 4-dr. In my youth, 4-drs were grandpa cars. Well, I'm almost 54 but this car rates as well, if not better than the sports cars I've always driven. The performance, turning radius, gadgets and power are awesome! I looked at all the other cars out there and wanted something that looked different but exuded luxury. This car is it. I got the White Diamond Luxury Pkg. with everything. I added the Wood Trim (dealer aftermarket). It turns heads and stirs up lots of conversations from strangers. This was the best choice by far. Each day I learn about another gadget on it. Thank you, Cadillac!!!

The Standard of the World returns

4.9
CADMAN on 04/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Finally a Cadillac for my generation. It doesn't have to make apologies or excuses. The car says, "I am a Cadillac, wanna make something of it?"

Rag Top Man

4.3
R.R.P. on 04/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great looking car.More bang for the buck.Looked at BMW's,Lexus,Mercedes,none of which impressed me as to pay the difference in price for them.Got all the goodies minus the split rear seat, Bose and xenon lights.The wife loves her new car.Handles great so far.

Great Little Caddie

4.9
Reggie Day on 04/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Our 5th Cadillac... 3 Devilles and 1 Eldorado. This sporty little beauty is what Cadillac is all about, now and in the future. It is fun to drive and is definitely an "eye-catcher".

like my cts

4.5
blanik on 04/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My CTS is very enjoyable to drive. It is responsive, yet the suspension is not harsh. Plenty of power with the 5 speed manual. The car seems solidly built, with no rattles or wind noises. It is a comfortable ride although interior materials seem a little plain.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

5
BMO from PA on 04/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Caddie, and by Far the better of the two, if you are thinking about getting one? Go For It! I had a Lexus, it was great too, but you get pretty much just as much for much less money. Not one single problem with it and I waited over six months to write this, so I would be sure No Problems! :-)

A fun to drive Cadillac

5
CTS FAN on 04/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove the CTS from Wisconsin to California and back this winter. A great car at 75 to 80 mph. Got better then 27 miles per gallon for the trip. I now have 10,500 trouble free miles on the car. The only major improvement would be a bigger trunk.

GM Rules

5
Napauto on 04/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CTS is a world class car that represents the beginning of a new era for GM. Buy the car and some GM stock as well.

CTS REVIEW

4.9
ROBERT GLASSON on 04/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LOVE THIS CAR. GREAT HANDLING WITH 17" TIRES AND WHEELS, PERFORMANCE SPORT PACKAGE. BEST CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN. PEOPLE STILL TURN THERE HEADS SINCE THIS CAR STYLING SEEMS UNIQUE IN THE MARKET PLACE.

Love my CTS

4.9
Caddi Girl on 04/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love my CTS. Everyone checks me out while I'm driving. Everyday when I open the garage door, I'm impressed! Fun to drive and great to look at. I wish I would have gotten the luxery package, but mine is still sporty and luxurious for the price.

THE RIGHT CHOICE

4.9
D.L. SMITH on 04/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Slected the CTS after comparing it to the BMW 325. Price wise it was not even close and the wife from the being was pro CTS. We have had this car for 8 months now and we still enjoy just riding around town in it. I always thought of Cadillac's as too large in size and only a car my father would like, well this CTS covers all generations.

First 3 months

5
Comfortably Numb on 04/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, wonderful car. Luxury sport package, hot seats, split rear, auto. Never take it out of "sport". Handles great.

...

5
finn on 03/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got a black CTS with Luxury package, every option. I chose black, because I didn't like the two-tone interior on the lighter models. CTS was the "coolest," best value on the market when I was out there shopping. I've been pleased with every aspect of performance and comfort. Style is greatest feature here, though...lots of compliments...my friends are jealous.

Love it! Turns lot's of heads!

5
pasquale on 03/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the car drives as nice as it looks. Not your typical Cadillac ride, but instead a very sporty, responsive feel. It's obvious that the engineers took this into consideration. The car also seems like it is built very solid.

Fun to drive

4.8
the phantom on 03/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun car to drive. Cadillac is trying to appeal to a younger consumer and it should work with this car. The engine has more get up and go then I expected but it still has the Cadillac ride. The exterior styling turns heads. I love the sunroof and in dash CD changer. This is a great American car.

CTS HAPPY OWNER

5
HAPPY CTS OWNER on 03/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

RIDES SMOOTH

its worth taking a look

5
uncledupie on 03/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have only had vehicle 2.5 months - look forward to driving everytime i get in. handles very well, plenty of "getty up and go" - with the automatic. features and Bose stereo is great! touring package also helps substantially.

Great Driving Car

4.8
Don Parzanese on 03/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first new cadillac purchased. I debated to whether purchase the DeVille or the CTS. The CTS had my eye though. After a test drive, I was convinced. I am extremely pleased with my purchase. A luxury car with a true sports feel.

OUTSTANDING

4.8
MotownGuy_n_Denver on 02/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Beats the competition hands down. Style, performance (a few more horses would be nice), and value.

excellent!

5
firstcaddy on 02/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i've had this car one week and would not trade it for anything. got the 5 speed manual and runs awesome. very comfortable seats and excellent engine power at any speed. only two things to modify: the glove box is too small, and the car revs too high at highway speeds in 5th gear: either add a 6th gear, or change the 5th speed gear to get better gas mileage. everything else about the car rocks!

Two for the price of one

4.3
Tumblehome on 02/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The best kept secret in America is the price of the manual CTS in base form. There is more image here for the dollars. Add to this the fact that the car is fun, on rails, fast, cruises at 110 with ease, and garners looks wherever you go, and there's little on the downside. Compared to an Acura, Lexis, BMW, etc., I was able to buy my teenage daughter a Hyundai with the savings.

Great CTS

4.8
cts man on 02/08/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Once I drove it I had to buy it. The car is fun to drive and looks awesome I only wish it had a few more horsepower. Very comfortable interior and the CTS handles great.

It's a CADILLAC, what could be better

4.9
tnmbenson on 02/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

a wonderful vehicle that is fun for the whole family. It works well for my wife and I, seeing we have two children. There is plenty of room for them, I could use just a little more room seeing I'm 6'5'' and 300lbs, but even at that I have room.

real Nice Car

4.8
seeker1026 on 02/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle tho small, has a big performance. It is FAST. It handles the corners very well. In comparison to the Benz Kromer the Cady beats it hands down. The performance is awsume. Its not a very roomy Car. But it is very sporty and handles like a VET. I use to have an Escalade, and this car out performs it. So giving up the room the Escalade had, I traded in for Power and Speed. Believe me it is an EYE CATCHER.... Heads turn.

Cadillac did a great job with this one!

5
mickeycts on 02/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just boought the CTS and man it is a show stopper as far as looks go. The performance of it keeps up with the BMW 3 series that I also drove. It has the looks and feel of a more expensve car for a great price!

Best of all my cars.

5
Marene Coye on 02/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, great drive andfuel eeconomy.got a lot of compliments about the car.

i have a cts

5
kryst on 02/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is sooo nice,especially for my first car.

What's Not to Like?

5
Love it in Wichita on 02/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had my CTS a week now after careful study of everything even close to it's class, including Beemers, Acura, Lincoln LS, etc. Nothing compared to the unique look, yet still delivered great performance. Doesn't have as much juice as some of the others, but overall a great ride.

Great Car

5
RobNC on 02/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it no problems yet!!!!!!!!!

Too bad for BMW and MB

4.9
Minoz on 02/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

32 year old, happy with the CTS. Wanted the BMW 5 series, or a Benz, but neither were budging. The interior of the CTS is similar if not better then the BMW, for less money! Ride and handling is fantastic, both sporty and luxury.We get looks everywhere we go. I love the fact there is no chrome, or cheap pieces to fade on the exterior. I can't wait to tint the windows. Highly recommend the vehicle, even though, I love the fact that there aren't too many out there, like the BMW, which you see at least ten a day! And if you don't mind the driving a Cadi Soprano's(we're in NJ) jokes, you won't be dissappointed.

Great fun!

4.9
Brian M on 02/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most fun I have had in a car since the 60's. It is definitly not your father's caddy.

So Far, So Good

4.9
vmartin on 01/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

In the 600 miles I've driven it, I love the handling and the pick up. Fast car.

CTS - Is the press ignoring a great car?

4.5
pschambs on 01/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

A fresh change from my normal Buick Regal (Three in a row - about 2 years use each); the CTS handles wonderful - zippy and yet a smooth enough road ride for someone like me that travels heavily. Superb sound system and excellent driver visibility! I have approx. 7000 miles on it already; and have noticed the press has turned their attention from even reviewing this car with any peers?!

The time of your life!

4.8
ClevelandDan on 01/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my CTS for about a month and bought it after test driving the BMW 3 and 5 series several times. Long time Honda owner, but had to look at American cars after seeing so many look alikes from the Japanese & Germans. Tough to tell an Audi from a BMW from a Toyota. The CTS is a blast to drive - almost seems like it is reading your mind when you want to change lanes. Once you begin moving over you better be ready - the CTS is very responsive. Can easily cruise at 80 mph and you don't even notice. I defintely use my radar detector at all times. Great turning radius as well, very tight and quick.

If you don't own one....don't review!

4.9
Dallas Driver on 01/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

How can these yahoos spend 15 minutes in the car and make such crappy claims. I have owned BMW's, Caddys, a Vette and a Mercedes. Nothing holds a match to the fun I have in this car. It handles phenominally. It looks and feels great. The blow hards that speak poorly of this car have little to go on. I look for reasons to drive it, and I know I saved a ton of money over the bone heads that are hooked on te BMW. Caddilac is stellar in the way they take care of their clients. Much like a European dealership. Free rental, free service and attention unsurpassed.

Finally a Luxury Sports Car from Cadilla

4.9
ACaliBabe on 01/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a very nice car to drive with lots of power and comfort. I would suggest that you ask for tinted windows when you purchase it. I didn't think about it as I purchased the car when it was dark. The car handles the road beautifully and hugs the curves like a car should.

CTS Owner

4.4
Tampa Charles on 01/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall I love the car. The placement/design of the front seats tends to make it difficult for older people to get in and out of the car. Also, it would be hard for a lady to get in or out with grace.

WHAT A HEADTURNER

4.6
on 01/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I REALLY AM ENJOYING MY CTS! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I AM DRIVING A CADDY AND PEOPLE ARE TURNING HEADS. EVERYONE HAS GREAT COMMENTS.AFTER ALL, THAT IS WHY I PURCHASED IT.

2003 CTS

4.6
theboilermaker on 01/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Two major fabrication problems. It took the dealer 4 tries until fixed: (1) Air Leak in Sun Roof seal---eventually replaced the entire glass unit. (Why have a $2000 Bose Sound system if you cannot listen to it?); and (2) Firewall gap that let all the windshield rainwater into the driver's compartment resulting in 2" water inside the car. (Fixed on first try by the dealer).

what quality control?

3.3
shirley on 01/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

what a piece of junk. Quality control almost non existant. interior parts falling off. sun roof and power points failed to work. engine idling very rough. water leaks in exterior lights.wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

Fun to Drive

5
Lee from NC on 01/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I bought this car to replace a comperable size Mercedes. There is simply no comparison, the CTS is more comfortable, provides greater performance, has great eye appeal and all without sending you to the poor house. We purchased the sport luxury package with a 5 speed manual transmission. My wife enjoys the luxury while I enjoy the sporty 5 speed.

CADILLAC CTS

5
boobaby888 on 01/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS VEHICLE IS EXCELLENT. I LOVE IT AND I WOULD NOT CHOOSE ANY OTHER VEHICLE OVER IT. IT IS REASONABLY PRICED AND WORTH IT.

2003 CTS

5
aes7302 on 12/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, fun to drive. No problems.

What a car

4.9
the bug on 12/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Face it, the car is awesome. I love the way it handles in tight curves. It's a great highway cruiser with comfort to boot (once you find your set settings), speed and excelleration are pretty decent. This car really turns heads. I have people of all ages making compliments, many at stoplights are questioning cost. A few with BMW's & MB's are checking it out while parked. I just love to drive it. Cadillac has hit the mark

Eyecatching Fun

5
Aggie Will on 12/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In our mid 40's carpooling is over - we're targeting a fun car for our downsized" mode. After testing the midsized Lincoln, Lexus, BMW 500 series and Avalon, my wife wanted to test the "sassy" new CTS. We drove the base as well as fully loaded Luxury Sport edition. Within 45 minutes of arriving at the dealership, she had chosen the LS edition. It is a head turner and we are really happy with the decision to go with the CTS. Full of power, great accessories, a real rush to drive. Christmas shopping all done!

Where;s the Beef?

4.3
CGypsy on 12/09/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Finally a rear wheel drive!!! And the exterior styling that is unique, not a run of the mill generic jelly bean. Now if only my CTS had some horse power! It is really lacking in that department. The V6 just doesn't have the power you would expect. A real disappointment. I'm not happy with the "early" shift pattern of the auto trans either. This would be a dynamite car with a V8!

CTS EARNS TOP HONORS

4.9
Troy M Peterson on 12/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very simply the best vehicle Cadillac has ever built!!!

Should have waited another year

2.9
sad Cts on 12/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This car has been nothing but trouble. Its first defect was on the trip home from the dealer. The stabilty systems yaw sensor went right away. Next the sunroof, the A/C system leaked into the cabin and flooded the floors. The seat tracks rusted, the wires got wet, the oil cooler leaked coolant. 17 days total out of service so far and there are more problems, too many to list!

Sexy Beast

5
MGD on 12/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did a lot of research before I bought this car. I test drove several cars, I went to the car show and considered every car under 45,000. In the end the CTS was the car that really stood out from the rest. My wife told me that if I were going to buy a car in that range I should get one that looked like it was. I got one with every option except the navigation system. It's garnet red and it's about as sexy as a car can be. I love driving it, looking at it, playing with all the toys and showing it off.

Nana's House of Reviews

3
TaTa on 12/03/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice car dealership was good - was fun and open with lots of car that is good. My car was best. It is fast and quiet and nice canoe car. I really luv it! Smokey can't see me with my radar detector either. Very nice! Big three star rating.

Try again Caddilac :(

1.8
Caddilac_Man on 11/24/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had nothing but problems with my Caddilac. I was the proud owner of a 97 DeVille and regret the trade. This CTS has been in and out of the shop numerous times already. The airbag light keeps on flashing. The plastic cupholder molding cracked. The passenger side glove compartment hinges broke. It's terrible. This is worse build quality than my winter beater car Chevy Cavalier. Thumbs down to GM. Now as far as the engine, it's smooth as silk, but underpowered. I've never driven a car this underpowered. My Cavalier feels gutsier. Caddilac, give me a V8 next time. I'll never buy another one. I'm getting rid of it next month.

MY VETTE

5
NOVAJAKE on 11/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got my CTS 2 weeks ago and I don't want to get out of it. I always wanted a vette but I couldn't be happier with my blue CTS.Car looks and drives great. Getting alot of complements everywhere I go.I actually enjoy my drive to work now. i looked at AUDI A4, G35, VOLVO S60, FELL IN LOVE WITH THE NEW LOOK,

CTS Rocks

4.9
USMFG on 11/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car brings me back to the muscle car days. It performs, turns every head in the crowd, & is great to drive. After more than 9,000 miles, I still look forward to being asked to run out & pick something up from the store. This is truly a breakthrough car that resets the bar. GM, you own the edge now -- Keep resetting it!

My CTS

4.9
StanB on 11/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had it for a 1,000 miles but it sure is a fun car to drive. Comfortable, hands free phone, bun warmers, and plenty of zip.

TESTED AND WAS HOOKED

5
SAINT on 11/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I SAW ONE AND HAD TO GET A BETTER LOOK. TOOK THE WIFE ON A TEST DRIVE AND I WAS SPEECHLESS. IT HANDLED EVEN BETTER THEN ITS FRESH NEW LOOK! I ORDERED ONE AND NOW CAN'T SLEEP AWAITING MINE TO COME IN.MY WIFE HAS A MB-C-SERIES AND I LIKED THE LOOK AND RESPONSE OF THE CTS MUCH BETTER.

The 2003 CTS is a fun ride.

4.1
sue from virginia on 11/05/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've only had this car about two months and so far is it a fun car to drive. It handles curves and mountain roads with ease. The ride is so smooth that I can go over the speed limit if not careful. The Bose in dash 6 CD changer is wonderful. I put in some light jazz CD's and my 45 minute commute goes by very quickly. The angles on the design make it fresh to look at.

BMW 330 DESTROYER!!!

5
CADILLAC on 11/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can say you can not get a better deal for the money. It is a sports car and a luxury car at the same time and nicely balanced. I drove a 330 and C320 and CTS is way better. It offers a spacious interior alot of luxury features and has handling of a Corvette.This is the best Cadillac ever.THIS IS A TRUE LUXURY PERFORMANCE CAR. IF YOU BUY IT YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.

A Dream

4.9
VeryBZ on 10/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my CTS for 4 month and I love it more every week. The two tone interior is a great retro contrast with the techno exterior styling. It has been extremely reliable with no problems yet. It gets looks everywhere I go. The navigtion system has already saved my many unecessary miles. I had looked at Cadillacs before but never bit. As soon as I saw the CTS, I knew they had finally gotten my version. Summary - Its damn fun to drive.

2003 CTS

4.6
pcVic on 10/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just drove the CTS from Chicago to Boston and back. The ride was a real pleasure. Buttoned up the cars interior is very quiet which added to the enjoyment of the 12 speaker Bose system. The smart sound system even adjusted itself for optimum listening when I had the sunroof open.

She Loves Me, and I Love Her

4.9
Craig Fort Worth,TX on 10/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a 36 yr. old male. I have had my CTS for about 2 weeks now.I am a big guy, 6'5" @ 300lbs. I fit in her well. She drives wonderfully. She has the feel of the BMW 500. She corners on Rails. I was looking at a BMW and Volovo S80. For the money, you would be hard pressed to find a better deal. When I bought the car my wife was out of town in California with friends. When she returned she unlocked the car with her remote and the pre-sets, (radio, seats, mirrors, air) all went to her favorite settings. She drove it for 30 minutes and came back smiling. I guess I get to keep her and the car too!

GREAT CAR

5
proteus on 10/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS CAR IS GREAT ITS A V6 220HP SHORTSTAR AND IS TIGHT IN CORNERS SNUGG SUPPORTIVE SEATS LUXURY SPORT SEDAN AND IS NOT TO MUCH I LOVE IT CADILLAC IS STANDRED OF THE WORLD

Thank You Cadillac

5
Alvin's The Answer on 10/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GM, you finally beat the Europeans at their own game. A fine vehicle that has it all. Keep it up.

Great Car

5
First time caddie on 10/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun car to drive...definitely get manual transmission. For the money it has few rivals.

Excelent Car

5
JBL on 10/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first caddy in 50 years to have manual transmission!!..lol anyways, it has good acceleration, great comfort and great value...what more could you ask for

THANKYOU Cadillac!!!

5
firemedic24 on 10/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unbelievable - that about sums up the CTS. I test drove hoards of vehicles, and even though the CTS may not be the top dog yet, Cadillac defintely did their homework!!! I love absolutely everything about the car. It may only have "220 HP", but with the combination of the Lux Sport package and its handling capabilities, I didn't even notice what car reviews are calling ashortfall in the Engine!

CTS

5
ry1nik on 10/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've never had an "entry level luxury car" before, so I can only compare my CTS to a Grand Prix or lower type vehicle. I have the feeling that the CTS is strapped to me, instead of me just being an occupant of the vehicle. That indicates how much I like the driving quality. I got the Copper Sunburst color (which Caddy is discontinuing), and I get LOTS of comments and turned heads.

CTS is envy of crowd

4.9
Charlie AZ on 09/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CTS has bold lines, which turns some heads as you drive by. The after market spoiler adds another dimension to the vehicle. Car has enough power, but could use a few more ponies. The comfort of the interior is accentuated with the 8 speaker Bose system and navigation package. This car rides like a dream with stabilitrack. The minimum speed for freeway on ramps and clover leafs has just been bumped up a notch. I recomend this car to everyone. I look forward to the V-Series coming out.

Safety Hazard

3.4
Alan51462 on 09/28/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

The design of the CTS windshield and dashboard creates serious reflections that can blind a driver, as happened to me, when the conditions are right. The dashboard is highly reflective and only a moderate amount of sunlight seriously reduces visability. I test drove the car on a cloudy day. Today was sunny, I got blinded and asked the dealer to rescind the transaction. Another problem, the ride. When I went over a public street that was suffering from a washboard effect, I bounced so high that I would have hit the ceiling if I hadn't been properly strapped in. AVOID THIS CAR AT ALL COSTS.

Loved my car since dy 1 - no problems

5
stockcar33 on 09/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since day one, our CTS has been a blast. Plus, we have never received the compliments on other lux cars that we have on this.

Eat your hearts out Euro trash, Caddies

4.9
Dr Mike on 09/26/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The fact that GM is actually using the transmissions that they supply too BMW is amazing in itself. This car is up there with the Lexus GS300, BMW 530i, Mercedes E320 at a price $11,000 to 18,000 dollars cheaper. Preformance and size are identicle, this is a no brainer. However if you have money you would rather throw away than donate to worthy cause, instead of a dealer.

MY CTS

4.6
on 09/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE CTS IS A FUN CAR TO DRIVE. IT TURNS HEADS EVERYWHERE YOU GO. THE POWER IS SUFFICIENT AND THE WORKMANSHIP IS VERY GOOD.THE CAR IS TIGHT.WHNE THEY KICK UP THE HORSEPOWER AGAIN, THIS WILL BE A REAL TREAT. OVER ALL THIS CAR GETS A 9 OUT OF 10. IN OTHERWORDS I AM VERY PLEASED

Sweet Ride

5
Satisfied Customer on 09/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has incredible value for the price paid. I would most definitely recommend a CTS to anyone who loves to drive and get noticed for what they are driving. Cadillac has gone all out to provide a perfect blend of styling and performance using quality craftmanship and technology. I was more than a bit apprehensive about buying a new vehicle designed from the ground up in its first year but just had to have one based on its looks alone.

Wheee!

4.6
Rosemark on 09/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Flat cornering. Peppy acceleration. Oh, so comfortable and quiet. The manual trans shifts smoothly through the gears. Bought the CTS for the Cadillac comfort reputation. Found a great handling car underneath the comfort.

cts

4.9
rwb on 09/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

drove 5 lincolns on same day bought cts car is actually for wife. she fell in love with car after first drive. after owning ford products all our lives we now drive a cts

Change is good

5
calicadi on 09/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It was the exterior styling that snagged me. Read everything I could find on it for almost a year. Finally took a test drive and was sold. The size, balance and weight are properly handled by the engine, transmission and suspension. The interior is comfortable and functional, stylish without gimmickery. Fit and finish are excellent. Driving it is a real hoot. You can cruise around in regular auto mode or punch in the sport mode and get aggressive. It is hi-tech, so reading the owner's manual is a must, but the payoff is getting the most out of the experience. After checking out the German and Japanese offerings, and the Lincoln LS, I chose Cadillac.

THE ULTIMATE CAR

5
BARBARA M. JOHNSON on 08/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a truly beautiful vehicle. Great design appeal.I am amazed by the numerous comments that I receive from fellow drivers and walkers-nods of approval, thumbs up and requests for me to describe the car's features. The ride is smooth and it handles well. What a great choice for a 70 year old adventurer. Cadillac has a winner in the CTS.

CTS ! What a fun car to drive!!! Wow !

4.9
Dr. M.A. Sharpe on 08/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is definately not your grandpa's Caddy! This is the most fun car I've yet to own. I got all the goodies, but with the 5 speed. Great choice! Much better feeling of control than the Lexus 3-series, BMW 5-series, and Mercedes 2-series, all of which I've had. This is the first Cadillac I've owned, and I promise I'll be back for more. Very impressive, great design, nice sport/luxury feel. TURNS HEADS EVERYWHERE !! Only complaint is foot parking brake, instead of a hand brake. Too many moves to get brake on and in 1st or reverse to park. GM should fire the guy who designed that, but everybody else gets a 50% raise, and a company car...

what a car!!!

5
kdave on 08/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is by far the most beautiful design ever used on a car...it turns heads everywhere i go,the styling is just so unique its its incredible sometimes i wonder how they could make a design like this...and everything about it is great

Lovin my CTS

4.9
pdrjr on 08/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I was a kid Cadillacs were cool. By the time I was in college, they were living rooms on wheels. Now, Caddy is making a car that kicks butt, turns heads and competes with luxury imports. I'm an American. I want power, performance and bold styling. And I want to buy it from an American company, especially at a time when world opinion is decidedly anti US. The kids at the car wash tell me they love my CTS. People stop in parking lots to look it over, and slow down in traffic to get a better view. Break Through indeed.

My Lemon CTS

3.3
jefferdmann on 08/21/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I loved my car at first but between 2000 and 6000 miles it has been in the shop 6 times, the last three for a coolant leak. Cadillac has refused to replace my car insisting that they can repair the cracked head. I have retained a lemon law attorney who assures me I have a very strong case. Bob Lutz seemed to be making a difference with GM and especially Cadillac, unfortunately their quality problems appear to me to be reminisent of the 80's. I am so disapointed. I just turned 40,and I bought my first cadillac. Next time I will go with the BMW or Lexus.

Cadillac's first true sports sedan

4.9
cigar_surfer on 08/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Cadillac did their homework and nailed the essential qualities required to compete in this class, then went the extra mile and strode into uncharted territory of bold yet elegant styling. In keeping with the sport sedan credo, I opted for a 5 speed stick and lux sport. The car drives beautifully and handles like it's crazy glued to the road. You'll feel each undulation of pavement, but that's the way it should be. If you want to float down the road, try a DeVille. The ride is not harsh, and is very quiet. Engine is smooth, quiet and responsive. I feel the interior evokes just the right blend of luxury, ultra modern styling, and purposefull utility.

Awesome - in-a-word

5
Awesome, in a word on 08/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome! So much is perfect about this car that I struggle to offer constructive critisism. Quiet, roomy, comfortable, racey, excellent handling and breaking, solid feel, aggressive styling - head turner! All of this and I'm in the 30's?! Cadillac is doing some good stuff here! If they keep this up, I'll never go back to BMW.

What a Car!!

5
clish3 on 08/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding!! I looked and looked beforeI settled on th CYs over a Benz. The car has lived up to my expections. It is a great ride , great performance and most importantly great craftmanship. This is my first GM model in 15 years and I'm back!! A classic car.

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4.8
R W Becker on 08/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Difficult to master the electronics. Navigation system absolutely requires the instruction manual and is still difficult. OnStar cellular telephone service doesn't make sense at $ 1.00 per minute and a separate telephone number. The OnStart 30 minute demo time had nothing that worked correctly. Rear visability is very poor. Automatic Speed control buttons at the bottom of the steering wheel are not convienent.

nice car

5
mjmike on 08/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a super car..I love it..it ride wonderful..it can do touch corners at 75 MPH!!!!! So far this car has been worth every dime! Everywhere i go people stare and atare at this car. I only have seen maybe 7 on the road. Great unique car!

The Best Car

5
The Caddy Kidd on 08/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this car for my 17th birthday. My parents both have their own Escalades but i have to admit that having a car is so much more fun and enjoyable. It has a better ride. The CTS has more than enough room and has a very good ride. It gets lots of looks and stares and many people are jelous of it. I am glad I got this Cadillac and i dont think I would trade it for anything.

Love it!!!!!!!

4.9
dfrost on 08/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went from a 2002 GMC Yukon Denali to a 2003 Caddilac CTS and I will NEVER TURN BACK!!!! I love this car...

'03 CTS

4.5
AutoMole on 07/29/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has dramatic styling and looks different from all the other 'McSedans' on the road. It also has incredible handling and braking with decent performance for a V6 (although the engine could use more torque IMO). The paint and overall fit and finish seem to be of high quality. It's an all-around fun car to drive that never fails to put a smile on my face whether I'm looking at it in the driveway or behind the wheel.

'03 CTS vs. '02 530

5
newcaddycts on 07/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I compared 6 cars in & around the same price range. The 2 that stood out were the 530 and the CTS. Both are close in size, options & performance. Both share some of the same parts (transmission & seats) & good build quality. The largest difference between the 2 cars, besides styling, is the price. The BMW is $11,000 more than the CTS with comparable options, & in my opinion almost identical in handling. This makes the price difference too hard to overcome for BMW. If the CTS is not one of top "editor's choices" for 2003 then the fix is in. Read both reviews & drive both. You might find the short comings listed for the CTS a bit petty afterwards.

Love my orphan

4.1
jeffE on 07/16/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I love my CTS. Great handlng, could use more power. The manual 5 speed is great, definetly not my grandpop's Caddy. My only regret is that I spent 32K on the car and next year it is going to have a restyled interior, bigger V6, and an optional V8. Kinda kills the resale value of mine. I only wish GM could have sorted some ofthesethings out for the first model year.

What a Nice Car This CTS Is

4.9
Dewsweeper on 07/13/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had our new CTS for two weeks. This CTS is the lux/sport package with sunroof, auto, heated seats (won't use this much in the "Big Easy"), HID, and white diamond paint. It really sticks to the road and is a hoot to drive, but the enthusiasts will want another 50 HP. The standard audio system is fine. Rear seat passengers have more leg room than you think, but headroom is slightly cramped for the six footer. The dealership was very price conscious and sold us the car for $300 over invoice found on the Edmund's site. On top of this, I was able to apply another $1000 off using my GM card earnings. Sweet.

Water In Rear Passenger Area

5
Jos. J. Sullivan Sr. on 07/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Took Posession Of My Vehicle In April.I Had It For 2 Months When I Noticed The Right Rear Passenger Foot Well Was Soaking Wet.I Took It Back To DeSimone Caddy And They Had The Car For A Week And A Half Trying To Figure Out Where The Water Is Coming From.I e- mailed Cadillac Last Week And I Am Still Waiting For A Response From Them.

CTS Pleased

5
Robert C on 07/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wife's buying decision based on the design. I wasn't too sure (I drive a 5 series BMW) but now I am really pleased with the purchase. Driving experience is just excellent and the design really grows on you. Best trip up the mountains that we ever had. Car runs flawlessly and seems to get stronger as we put more miles on it. We bought the NAV system and now I don't know if I would ever buy a car without one.

You've Gotta Love This Car

5
Tom Cat on 06/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I ordered in April 2001. My CTS arrived in May (4 weeks from the day I ordered it). What an awesome car. I absolutely love it. I haven't seen any others on the road since I got mine. So I get a lot of attention from other drivers, pedestrians, etc. A lot of "thumbs up".

Oh my Doodness

4.9
Kracka Pleez on 06/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am going to be 32 soon and this is the 2nd automobile I have ever owned. My first was a 90 Mazda pickup that I bought brand new. After almost 12 years I was ready for a change. And oh man, have I changed. This car does wonders for your self confidence and ego. I actually can't wait to wake up in the morning now to drive to work. I have trouble sleeping. I've woken up at night and sat in the driveway to play with my personalization settings the other night. Today I left for work early and drove around some more after arriving. Luckily my company will be relocating soon. It should add another 10-15 minutes to my commute.

If this is just the beginning....

4.6
CTSdriver on 06/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The CTS is the first car heralding Cadillac's new direction. It is great looking, I've got compliments from people young and. It's feels fast, and it is, although it could use a little more power. It corners with a lot of confidence for a large car. The comfort is alright, but the Volvo that it replaced seemed to be easier to get into, it is also not quite up to par with its stablemates (STS and DTS, which I have driven) which are very plush. The interior is much maligned for its plastic looks and I must agree, although the actual material is much nicer than regular interior plastic. It has a very nice feel that you must see and feel for yourself.

2003 CTS

5
George A on 06/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent match for someone who wants crisp handling but also wants comfort and convenience for 4 adults. Works well as a daily commuter. Fun to drive. Has a solid feel on the road. It has been a nice step up and good value.

bmw beware

5
cdiez on 06/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

a much better combination of performance/comfort than bmw can offer. (Ive driven the entire bmw line, this car matches great against 5s and 3s and I currently own an X-5) The bose sound system and electronics pkg is far superior to that of my bmw. Climate control is also far superior to my BMW. Perfect size...BMW 3 series are just too cramped inside. This car gives nothing away in handling to any bmw sedan except for the M3. Styling is exceptional...get great comments from onlookers everyday. BMW's sedans look like hondas at 50 yards.

CTS

5
JasonPeck on 05/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding. Just simply outstanding. Best car I have ever had and the way people stare it must be better than anything they have ever had too.

They really took me

4
kelsey on 05/29/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

My CTS is a joke. I expected much more from a Cadillac. 3 days after taking delivery the sunroff decided not to work. Then I found there was no power to the accessory plugs. Then a piece of body molding came loose. then the dome light cover fell off every time I opened the roof at freeway speeds, Then the clock decided to lose time, the presets would decide to change when they wanted-which isn't much fun at 70 mph. Now, every once in awhile the engine doesn't want to idle worth a damn when warming up. I really wish I'ld have pruchased the Infinity. General motors really let the qua;ity control slip on this one.

great change of direction for Cadillac

5
Rowley32256 on 05/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Even better to drive than to look at - very comfortable but like a BMW to drive. Only two grumbles: quite a big blind spot caused by rear pillars and the glove box is ridiculously small.

Smooth Criminal

5
Carl S on 05/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the smoothest, quietest car in the category I drove. In the running were the Mercedes 240, Audi A4 and BMW 3 series. This car far outshines them all. I picked up my CTS (ordered especially for me) on 5-1-02, and I have yet to be disappointed. Cadillac did their homework on this one.

CTS Hits the Mark!

4.9
Tom Hayes on 05/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got our CTS and it's everything we'd heard about. What an experience! The handling, ride and performance are better than I'd hoped for. This car will definitely bring down the "average age of a Cadillac owner!"

NOT YOUR GRAND DADS CADDY

4.9
ROBERT HAMMOCK on 05/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ONLY HAVE HAD THE CAR A WEEK I BOUGHT IF FOR MY WIFE AS HER DAILY DRIVER. I CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME TO TAKE IT FOR A SPIN!!!! I PUT INTO D4 AND THE S MODE AND FLOORED IT IT WAS UPTO 80 MI PR HOUR IN LESS THAN 8 SECONDS (WOW) I PROMISE YOU , YOU FIND A CAR ON THE MARKET THAT IS THIS FUN TO DRIVE WITH THE SAME QUIET RIDE AND SOFT RIDE AS THE CTS THIS IS COMING FROM A EX BMW 528 OWNER FOR A 11K LESS

Affordable Luxury

4.9
Onno H. on 05/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car doesn't need many words. Just look at it, drive it and you will be sold. This is everything you need for an affordable price.

Cadillac Met Its Goal

5
Mike H. on 04/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Beautiful automobile. Doesn't compare to any prior cadillac I've owned. Handling and power are excellent. Luxury sport option is worth it. A very enjoyable automobile to drive. Has attracted more attention than any automobile I've ever owned. Looks better than Mercedes and BMW.

Cadillac CTS sharp, fun to drive

5
hgold1 on 04/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great style, terrific handling, good power. I shopped the M/B c240, BMW 3 series, Lexus 300 series and Infinity I 35. The CTS was the nicest looking (if you like the style) had the best handling and more bells and whistles for almost the same price as the others.

A car that fits

5
Kiran on 04/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been shopping for a new car for over a year now. yes that is anal but I need a car to fit like a glove in terms of performance and style. The car you drive says a lot about who you are. After I test drove a CTS I knew this is the vehicle for me. Flashy "new age" styling unavailable from anyone else, quick acceleration, tight handling, nice ride that combines comfort and performance. Some people have been complaining about the style of the interior but I totally disagree. It is well thought out and has a cool look to it. Why have another car on the market that has a flat center to its dash. Power is great for me with my 5 speed. I never feel like there is a lack of power.

CTS leaves some things off

4.6
Jack Watters on 04/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After getting use to more engine noise and tighter suspension and steering I've begine to like to drive this car. BUT Caddy left some things out: the glove box light with no option for one and the right hand wiper stalk is too close to the steering wheel. It's too easy to start the wipers when you don't want to. They also decided that double sun visors for forward and side weren't necessary. WRONG! It would also have been nice if the insterment panel had back lighting all the time. It is hard to read driving into the sun with no back light. Rough pavement noise is louder than it should be for a Caddy.

WOW! Not your Daddy's Caddy

4.5
Kurt Hundertmark on 04/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got the Luxury/Sport, and yeah, I got the orange one. Turns heads (actually snaps necks) everywhere I go. Car is incredibly solid. Sticks like velcro with very little roll. Steering is ultra-responsive. The sport-shift mode is a hoot - really winds out the V- 6. This car loves to be pushed. Can't figure the single, unadorned exhaust pipe. With all that styling, how did they miss putting in duals with styled tips? Interior is comfortable - nice but not plush. Has lots of "gee-whiz" features that I'll never use. The radio display is a little overwhelming, and I'd rather see gauges instead of a clock. Bose 6-speaker stereo is very good.

Why a CTS over a Euro or an Asian Car?

4.6
kaneb on 04/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I test drove many cars, read consumer reports and pushed Internet fleet sales managers to madness for their lowest price for over a year. I took my time to find the car that fits my lifestyle (you don't need an SUV). My friends have BMW 3 Series, Mercedes 240 and Lexus IS/GS so I got a free test drive from them. I spun the Acura Sports and Nissan Altima as well as a few salesman around the block at local dealerships.

GREAT!

5
Ralph#$ on 04/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT!

Seriously kick-ass Caddy.

4.8
Mr. Mak on 03/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

At 27, I am younger than the audience Cadillac perhaps envisioned for this car. Yet it is people my age that really dig the CTS. Short overhangs and a sharp aggressive stance make the CTS look like it means business. It's one part WRX, one part BMW and two parts 60’s Cadillac. The end result is simply bad-ass. It backs up the assertive looks with one of the best chassis’ in the world. Like a BMW, you have to drive it to understand just how well planted this car really is. The Getrag stick is excellent and the overall drive-train is well done. The interior fit and finish is solid, but the design is a little awkward. Overall though, it is a fantastic package.

CTS Review

5
Gary Schimmelpfennig on 03/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

More fun to drive than the 1999 Cadillac ElDorado Coupe I traded in.

BETTER THEN THE CATERIA

5
George Dakuras on 03/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This new exotic style is great cadillac has done a great job with there engerineering and making it affordable. The style is nicer looking then the cateria and purrs like a kitten when it wants to. i love that sports suspenstion button that gives you faster pick up also. overall i love this car i am loyal to GM and always be and after what happened on 9/11 we should support our country by buying cars built in the usa. SO OVERALL A GREAT CAR

'03 CTS

5
alnebular on 03/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, the car is great. A nice blend of performance and luxury. Two words describe this car... "powerful" and "smooth"

Its not the caddy that zigs, it rocks..

4.6
GFXDAVE99 on 03/15/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for about a month, i have the 5 speed luxury sport with every feature on except the nav system. The other cars i was concidering were the Subaru WRX, Audi S4/A6 2.7T. I have driven all of the above cars and must say that I'm very happy with my choice. While yes, the Subaru was faster it felt, well .. cheap. The audi, well getting an A6 with a 6 speed is a 3 month wait. I took one drive and I was like, this is my car. Its quick, its smooth, its cool looking and its very comfortable. It rides well, corners well above what should be expected and stabiltrack 2.0 does an awesome job of keeping you going in the right direction.

the new CTS

5
Emerald on 03/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

a very fun car to drive just enough powerV6 and luxury and style

CTS-A Keeper

4.9
Rexorg on 02/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned 26 vehicles, including three fine SHO's. This the best by far. Cadillac has hit a home run with the CTS. The only problem is it will take customers away from it's other aging platforms. Problem areas are A pillar size which obstructs side vision and rear vision is limited by rear end height and rear seat headrests. The CTS handles like a dream and the brakes are topnotch.


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