2005 CADILLAC CTS

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Vehicle Details

Color: Gold
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 3.6L V-Shaped LY7
Drive Train: RWD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: GASTON, SC


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VIN 1G6DP567350222444 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH V6 ENGINES MAY HAVE A CONDITION WHERE FUEL IS NO LONGER SUPPLIED TO THE ENGINE. THIS CONDITION OCCURS WITHOUT THE ILLUMINATION OF THE FUEL LEVEL LOW INDICATOR LIGHT OR THE WARNING CHIME.


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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I came for a specific car and I got what I wanted for a good deal. I will definitely recommend this dealership for my friends.

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Overall Rating
4.4
  Based on 154 reviews

Great car

5
William lacina on 09/09/2016

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: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I love my 05 cadillac cts sedan! It performs great on the road. With excellent acceleration and handling it is easily the best car I've owned. The quiet cabin is great! Hardly any road noise at all. It was a great buy as a used vehicle for me and my family. Perfectly reliable for over a year now too. No complaints.

Fun to drive but...

1
Paul Shorts on 12/18/2015

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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 1

Jumped into this after 4 years of driving a Buick Century. Couldn't resist the feel and performance, and fun of the 6 speed manual. Had great luck with the cheap old Buick so I figured I'd be safe purchasing another GM product. Purchased the car with 92,000 miles and it looked and drove like new. Had all dealer service records so I thought I'd be safe. Whoops! Pros - The car handles amazing, and is extremely comfortable and fun to drive. Cons - At 105K a grommet on the gear shift went out. Could still get 1st - 6th gears fine, but couldn't put it in reverse. $300 part, but Cadillac was out of them, and nothing aftermarket was available. Had to drive for 2 months with no reverse while waiting for the part. Sortly after purchase I noticed I was having fairly high oil consumption. Never had a car do this so I contacted Cadillac. Told them I was burning 2.5 quarts per 5000 miles. I was told by a mechanic at a Cadillac dealer that "that's really low consumption for the 3.6 motor". Now with 170K miles on it, it's using 1.5 - 2 quarts every 1000 miles. At 126K the motor broke a valve. Needed a full valve / upper motor job. $3500! At around 125K the traction control / ABS started acting up. Traction control engages when not needed, and occasionally the ABS engages when stopping, which can be a little scary. Transmission started leaking at about 125K. Too expensive to fix, so just keep adding oil to the MT when I change the oil. At 150K the brake lights quit working. Turns out it's a problem with the wiring loom. Repair was ridiculous so I just re wired it myself direct from the relay to the brake lights. Right catalytic converter now needs to be replaced. Can't get an inexpensive aftermarket cat in California. Going to be dumping this "beauty" as a non-op when it's time to get it smogged. Still can't believe that my cheap old Buick ran so well and never had a problem, and the sweet Caddy has literally been a piece of junk.

ownership and it woes

3
linda lawson on 12/02/2015

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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

bought my 2005 cts and drove it 3800 miles and it used 5 quarts of oil just about ruined the engine had I not decided to do an early service the engine would have been shot. I have been around cars and worked on them all my life and I have yet to understand this excessive oil consumption as being normal. I have owned several gm products and this is the first one I have had with this problem. would I buy another one no way. gm needs to man up and fix this problem and not charge the consumer who spent their hard earned money to buy a car they thought was going to be reliable. no wonder people are turning to Honda and other cars

I don't know what you guys are talking about.

4.9
bigsim on 01/08/2015

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

Bought my CTS 4.ago and I love it, had a oil leak which was repaired under warranty. It does use a little oil so I keep an eye on it, this is a sports car I don't think a lot of people understand that so you have to be vigilant on upkeep I love this car and would recommend it to anyone ...Again this car is not for the person that doesn't take care of their car all the blown engine problems I bet can be traced back to some kind of abuse.

291,000 and still going strong

4.5
twee2 on 08/01/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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 bought my 2005 CTS brand new in Oakland at the Cadillac dealer on Broadway. (Name changed years ago). I have 291,456 miles on my car and it is still running great for me. Most of the reviews talk about all the oil it drinks, this has not been the case for me. I get my oil changed between 5,ooo-7,000 miles faithfully. I did need to replace the transmission at 110,000 miles ($3500) but other than that it has been just the usual brakes, tires, and oil changes. I have had some minor things go wrong when it got in the 200,000 miles but other than that, this has been the BEST CAR EVER! People can't believe how many miles I have on my car. I keep waiting for something to happen but it hasen't.

Oil Burner!!!

3.5
mabyn66 on 02/17/2012

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

I had a 2005 CTS, but traded it in on a reliable car, a Honda. I loved my CTS. It was a beautiful car, but at about 60,000 miles it started burning oil. It had no drips or blue smoke. They car was sounding weird and I had my husband check it. It needed 5 quarts of oil. There was no warning, or light. The catalytic converter went out in it twice in a year and a half and then I started having a misfiring problem. Whenever I was going up a hill, or had to accelerate fast, my whole car would jerk and then my engine light would start flashing. Beautiful looking car, but looks only get you so far. It was a major lemon and I'd never buy one again!!!!

Disappointed

3.9
natural_99_99 on 06/02/2011

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

I have been a proud owner of my CTS until recently. I have made sure the oil was changed every 3,000 to 6,000 miles as needed. Just with in the last month my CTS started cutting back when my wife was driving it. I checked oil in car & it was fine. dealership did a diagnostic test on the car and contacted me that same day and advise that the CTS had no issues & everything checked out fine. Within two weeks she was experience same problem I checked oil level & it was no oil at all. Went to pick up some oil put in car. Then I test drove the CTS next day & had no problem until I picked up some speed then it cutback some and engine light came on. When I went out to leave on tuesday it would not start out all & had to have it towed to dealership. Thats when I was told that i need a new engine. The repairs would cost $6200. I have recommended Cadillac CTS to numerous people never again. I am disappointed I had a chrysler sebring before this car that I traded in with 230000 miles on it. Cadillac is suppose to be a step above that. Its wrong how this economy is set up to bail out GM but I can't even get a $6200 repair covered by the company that should have failed.

Where did all the oil go?

3.9
joez34 on 05/16/2011

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

I love or should I say "loved" this car for the many years I have owned it. The car performed perfectly until 55,000 miles when it began drinking up a qt of oil every 1,000 miles. No leaks, and No Smoke, just a quart of oil gone. The worst part about it was I didn't figure this out until the car was down 4 qts and started to make lots of noise. No LOW oil level or pressure indicator. Sorry GM, I traded in the CTS for a NEW Lexus ES350. Maybe I'll be back in a few years, but for now I'm gone.

Hate too! but we have to part ways!

3.5
hitman_cardino on 04/30/2011

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

My wife and I bought a new 2005 CTS sport pkg. with all the bells and whistles! At 20k the water pump went out! and needed brakes! Next, everything goes good til the warranty ended at 4 years. Then a clunking sound, couldn't be a month after we got our last free oil change, drive it to a shop, no oil! 1 HID xenon flickered and upgraded both for 200+ now the ballast died 2 weeks later. That will be 150.00 to replace. I need rear differential bushings and front one of two is cracked. 750.00 Hydraulic motor mounds need replacing (1 said no, 1 said yes, getting a 3rd opinion soon). Tht will cost 600.00 I only have 68,000 miles! How about a Honda accord? I'm testing one today!

2005 Oil consumption issues

3.4
gades on 01/19/2011

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

I have 2005 CTS with 68000 miles that has been drinking oil like a drunk sailor for the past 1 1/2 years at the rate of 2 qts every 1000 miles! The dealership tried to charge me in excess of $5500 to fix the problem which included new piston rings and an assortment of other "fixes". Since my warrenty of 6yr/100000 was no longer valid the dealership will now "only" charge me about $1400. I stated my disappointment to them about how can a "high" quality GM car have such problems at such a low milage to which their reply was: "not all the vehicles that cadillac produces will be flawless...every now and then you might get a flawed one"... Never again will I be a cadillac buyer.

This Vehicle Might Become Your Casket

1
nothappy2010 on 12/14/2010

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

My Navy son was involved in a serious 5 car collision involving my 2005 CTS. The AT-FAULT driver hit my son from the rear, causing him to hit 3 more cars. ALL safety features failed, causing injuries to my son. NONE of the airbags inflated and the seat belt failed to restrain my son. General Motors will not return emails and/or calls-after spending countless hours with my car. They are skirting the accident, which is why I filed a formal complaint with the Consumer Safety Division. Now GM will be required to supply my family with answers. Had my son been hit a mere 10mph faster - he may have suffered severe injury, maybe even death! Thank God he is okay.

Would buy again

4.5
Steve on 10/07/2010

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

I bought this car almost 3 years ago in Dec. 2007, and I love it. It was a certified car with the 6 yr 100,000 mile warranty, and I was glad I got it - In the first year, the passenger air bag sensor went out & the sunroof switch failed. In the second year, the car was run low on oil and there was no dash light to indicate this. I was given a new engine for free under warranty at 65,000 miles. I haven't had any problems in the past 18 months. Despite these issues, I really love the car. All of the repairs were free under warranty, so that didn't bother me much. The car handles great, has lots of power, is very comfortable, and with my fully optioned car, is really luxurious.

A lot of problems at higher miles

3.4
Bamaguy on 09/08/2010

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

Bought the CTS over a year ago and everything was tight and good. Since then i have replaced rear transmission seal, front drive shaft seal, front drivers wheel bearing. It uses a quart of oil every 2,000 miles and the radiator has a leak. On the interior, the dash has cracks from the sun and the leather seats are not wearing well. At 70,000 miles and easy mature driving this car is a disappointment. Sad to say, but it will be the last GM i buy.

Terrific car since new

4.1
Ryan on 08/26/2010

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

I bought my 2005 CTS Luxury Sport in Oct, 2004 with 300 'demo' miles on it and have beaten the tar out of it. I currently have 97,000 miles on the car with minimal complaints and overall, would not go back to the '97 Audi A4 I traded in for it (Caddy blows its doors off). While the 3.6 is known for oil consumption, it was purposely built at the high end of tolerances to free up horsepower. Consumption remains just under 1 quart per 2000 miles, which is within specification. Aside from brakes and tires, I have had a water pump, rear differential seal, and a headlight module replaced (all under warranty). Overall, I love the car, and it remains rattle and wind noise free after 97k miles.

2005 CTS

4
Mikey on 08/11/2010

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

My CTS is one of the sharpest looking cars I have ever owned. It's fun to drive and drives & feels like a sports car. Unfortunately it has many problems. The oil consumption is ridiculous. Right now it's using a qt. every 600 miles. It's terrible to drive a Caddy & have to carry oil in your trunk. The braking system fails often when I'm turning into my driveway or a parking space making it a major safety hazard. Mechanics have not been able to find the problem as of yet! About every other month I have to replace a burned out brake light.

Great Vehicle!

4.6
tydog on 03/25/2010

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

The CTS is a real sport sedan. Best of both worlds car. Comfort, style and quality. I have read the bad reviews and my response is find a new mechanic! 3 timing chains? Really!! The water pump in my CTS also failed at 34k miles. dropped off in the AM and picked it up after lunch. Each vehicle has its problematic issues and I think I can deal with a new water pump.. The dealerships that fix them are not the manufactures and they are not all the same..

CTS Oil consumption issues!

3.8
Building4Bri on 03/20/2010

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

Buyers beware - please do your home work when purchasing a CTS Cadillac. Especially between 04 - 06. I own a 2005CTS - 3.8 They have oil consumption issues. As a ( ton ) of other Cadillac owners are finding out the hard way, this is a very serious issue. My Cadillac runs and looks great. God has blessed us with ours still running but I have to add a quart of oil every 2 weeks. After I bought it I realized why the previous owners traded it in. The dealer ship obviously did not advise us of this issue. We took it in multiple times before I had to find out on this web site that many, many others have had the same issues and theirs wasn't a quick fix. I simply have to just check the oil every wk.

Fun car, lots of problems.

3.4
Jeff on 03/09/2010

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

Let me start by saying I do like the car. However I've owned it for nearly 3 years and it's in the shop every other month. So far I've replaced the catalytic converters, the oxygen sensors, the battery, the windshield (cracked for no reason), the dashboard, rear shocks, the water pump, tie rods and the passenger seat airbag sensor. This is in addition to normal maintenance such as brakes, tires (of which I've need to put 2 sets on) and oil changes. Also it burns oil at about 1 qt every 2000 miles, I found this out after I nearly ran it out of oil and the computer shut the engine off (there is no light indicating low oil). I like the car, but I probably wouldn't buy another.

Another oil burner

2.8
franko97 on 02/16/2010

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

I agree with Dawna - bought the car used, goes through 5 qts every 3000 miles or so. Engine bucked on acceleration. Dealer charged me $100 to reflash the ECM which (unknown to me) was under recall and should have been free. Now it won't start and service airbag light is on. Center column plastic is peeling. Will never buy another Cadillac .

Cadillac no longer means quality.

3.9
Hate to love my CTS on 02/03/2010

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

Bought it used in Dec 2008 with 26000 for a DEAL. 6 speed manual, limited slip diff and luxury package for under 13000! 22 in the city, over 30mpg highway even in the smokey mountains in much lower gears than necessary! The perfect car...1 week before warranty went out took it to dealership in jacksonvilel NC, they said car was in tip top shape, 2 weeks later the water pump seals blew out, water pump seized up & the synchros for 1st and reverse stopped working. GM said sorry, this happens, a cadillac that was 4 years old and had 32000 miles on it that needed over 3000 dollars worth of repairs. but the dealership offered me an extra 50 bucks on trade for my trouble.

CTS

2.8
swaz on 01/30/2010

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

I have owned my CTS since it had 8 miles. I got 75K miles out of the first set of brakes. I have maintained the car religiously. It is by far the worst car I have ever owned! I would not buy another Cadillac or any American car ever again. The quality stinks. The closer I have gotten to 100K miles the worse the car got. Was told by Capital in Atlanta, GA. "sorry, they didn't install an oil light in this year model". The car will alert you of everything, just not low oil.

Worst I have ever owned

2.1
avguy on 11/11/2009

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

This is the worst car I have ever owned. I had to replace the entire valve train at 70,000 miles at $4500 and now at 87,000 miles a connecting rod went and now needs a new engine for $6100 and yes I changed and checked the oil. That's how I knew it went through a quart about ever 2000 miles. If you are looking to buy one of these don't. I will never purchase another GM car, no wonder they are in so much trouble.

Disappointed New Car Owner

3.1
Susan Burnett on 10/03/2009

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

This purchase was the 1st new car I had ever made. I bought this particular car based on the recommendations made by Consumer Reports. As of today, I have owned it for a little over 4 years and, it has less than 46,000 miles on it. It has had the following problems: full set of replacment tires before 25,000 miles, a LOWER END OVERHAUL before 35,000 miles, a headlamp at 3 1/2 years, a battery at 4 years, a water pump at 45,000 miles, and numerous small problems. As of today, I most likely will never buy a new car again. I will, however, continue to buy GMC products.

Blown ENGINE at 46K

2.9
Hammer on 08/02/2009

Performance: 1 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: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Just over 46K on this car and it needs a new engine! There was no warning that it had burned all the oil up. After reading more reviews I'm not the only one. I was just out of my warranty, but GM did try to help saying they would pay for 50% of the replacement. Not so fast! Turns out they have to replace the motor the "GM" way, the dealer wouldn't even quote me a price. After asking again he said that it could run more than just putting in a new motor. Thanks, but no thanks! I'll put in a new motor, how's that for BILLIONS of bailout money? I'm sure our kids/grandkids are very happy with our investment. GM should have DIED, don't buy a Caddy.

very poor service

2.8
doris haskin on 07/13/2009

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

worst car i have ever owned, not worth the money, leather cracked and peeling at 3 yrs old. the interior is poorly constructed with very little space. the service is poor at the dealership. i was informed that my exhaust system needs to be replaced because i must have hit sometime underneath because there is a small scratch on it but no scratch on the rear bumper, how is that possible. poor service and poorly constructed car. car was cheap, with a high price tag

Water Pump broken and replaced at 46K

4.3
K Squared on 06/30/2009

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

At 46K miles on my 2005 3.6L CTS the water pump slowly leaked water and i caught it before it could overheat the motor. I also changed the cap for the radiator overflow water bottle. Stayin on top of it with oil changes and intricate transmission oil change.

Oil burner

3.6
dawna on 06/19/2009

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

after having the car for 2 years, it started burning oil. I have taken it to 3 different dealers and because the warranty was almost up. Nobody cared to help get the warrenty company to pay for any repairs as they all told me there was nothing wrong even though I was going thru almost 5 quarts of oil every 3000 miles. other than that I love the car although the airbag sensor and the passenger seat went out right after the warranty was up.

Want a new one!

4.6
johnnyjp on 02/03/2009

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

This is my first Cadillac since 1989 and I love this car. Paid dealer too much for it as a certified used car, need to repaint front bumper, but I love the way it runs and feels. Very, very sporty feel for a sedan.

Recurrent Problems

4.5
nobby45 on 01/27/2009

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

I really enjoyed my CTS for approximately one year. After that I have had recurrent problems with the check engine light, especially recently, coming on nearly every two months. I have had the timing chain replaced three times in less than a year. Each time, I have had to wait at least a month for the part which causes high rental car fees. I have been extremely disappointed. This is the first and last Cadillac I will ever buy.

Catillac CTS A Quality Car!

4.9
Rich on 01/15/2009

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

My 2 neighbors have the CTS. They are both very pleased with the performance. I purchased 1 month ago and driven the car another 2,000 miles! My car had 22,674 miles on it. The drive is smooth and quiet. I traded a Toyota Solara. I can't believe the ride difference. I also have a 2005 Acura TL. The Cadillac's ride, feel and quality so far are better than the Acura! The gas mileage is the same as the Acura at 23 to 25 mpg combined highway and city. The steering wheel controls are excellent. The car is tight and looks brand new! I have the Navigation with Bose system and XM. Wow it has fantastic sound. The two tone seats and wood trim, make the car stand out!

I Love My CTS

4.8
BBC on 12/29/2008

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 love my CTS! I have driven many other types of vehicles and makes (including BMW) and this is my favorite car yet! I have no complaints at this point I did have to replace my tires sooner than in previous vehicles (due to fun driving excursions). I live in the south so I have no problems with snow and/or ice. It does handle well in the rain. This is my first Cadillac and I am already planning to purchase a new CTS this coming year!

Great when it runs!

4.5
Kate on 12/08/2008

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

I have loved my CTS for 4 years, except for minor glitches(when the sun roof kept opening at will. It took several tries to get that fixed! Then just 800 miles out of warranty, the timing chain broke!

This is not your mother's Cadillac

4.5
doc on 10/16/2008

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

I like this car generally. At first ride I was impressed with the handling and performance. However, over time, the ride seems a little harsh over imperfect roads (which most are around here). I like the look of it and the fact that it represents at least one American car company that is attempting to compete with the imports. I know there is a trade off with ride and performance but I was expecting a smoother riding car since, after all, this is a Cadillac. I like the volume control on the wheel. I don't have the problems with it that others have expressed.

Good but good be better

3.5
jjnewlife on 08/14/2008

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

Our CTS has been mostly reliable save for the electronic dash that seems to go black every so often. Shutting off the car for a few minutes brings it back. Check engine light came on once. Dealer could not find the fault. Reset and been ok since. A car of this price should have more than an ugly black plastic dash. (something GM changed in 2008) Minus? Depreciation. The worst I ever experienced. This 3 year old car is not even worth 40% of what it cost new. Seat belts are awful. No passenger grab handle. Quite an omission in a $45,000 car. Overall the CTS is a very fine $25-30k automobile. But $45K? Forget it.

Satisfied

3.6
Gloria on 07/06/2008

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

The leather on the driver's side started to split and have dry cracks in less then three years old and I wonder if it is due to the heating element in the seats. This is the first time having the heating element on my seat and I welcome this during the winter months but the leather did not last. The leather type material around the joy stick element is starting to peel exposing the metal. The black paint around the stereo CD is starting to peel as well. The electronic seats on the driver's side starts to squeak when it goes forward and backwards. Don't know what causes this when the passenger seat does not make this sound.

Cool Chicks Cruise in Caddy's

4.9
caddy girl on 10/15/2007

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 Cadillac CTS rocks in its sporty style and luxury styling. I never thought I'd be a Caddy girl but I feel glamorous behind the wheel and rock out with the superb sound system. I cannot wait for the 09 CTS-V and STS-V. Quite frankly, I could afford the other luxury vehicles (BMW, Mercedes, Audi) but none of them had the same qualities I found in my CTS. My Cadillac is as hot as a pin-up girl - everyone takes a second look because she's smokin' hot! I'm proud to be a Caddy girl!

Snow Joke

5
CawfeeTawk on 09/22/2007

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

While I've thoroughly enjoyed the way this car handles and drives, it's a nightmare in the snow. Long Island,NY had only 3 snowy days, one with real accumulation. This car couldn't even negotiate a one inch ridge of icy snow leaving me unable to get of a parking space. I needed to be towed a few times over the winter because the rear wheel drive is so inadequate (even with "Stabili-trac & snow traction engaged). I never had this issue with front wheel drive cars and I would never buy or lease a rear-wheel-drive vehicle again. With that said, if an all-wheel-drive version is available and affordable, I'd be in it in a NY minute.

Good Car!

4.5
DB on 07/09/2007

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

Very nice looking car. Very road worthly. Fun to drive. Two years old and no problems.

My 3.6L CTS Experience

4.3
breaga01 on 07/03/2007

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Very quick responsive fun car to drive. All that fun is hard on the tires as I found out when I had to replace them at 25K. A great looking car unique to Cadillac, It's easy not to confuse it with other cars because of its styling.

Loads of Fun!

4.6
rhaydon on 07/01/2007

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 is my first Cadillac, although my parents have had several over the years so I am familiar with them. I am 37 yrs old and absolutely love this car! I have the 3.6L V6 and it gets about 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. I average about 24 mpg and I step into the pedal quite often. It did have to go back to the dealer at about 3000 miles when the car started pulling to the left for no apparent reason. It took 2 trips to the dealer, but they figured out it was a failed steering gear and replaced it under warranty. Overall, this car is superb!

Good Bye Lincoln (For Now)

4.3
JJL on 04/12/2007

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

I purchased my 2005 CTS V6 3.6L Hi Feature several months ago. I still can't stop looking at it. The design is very eye catching and has practical aerodynamic application. The interior is designed well. The control panel is easy to get to and manipulate. The bucket seats keep me comfortable during my long drives. The navigation system has saved me more than once. The handling is very stiff and sporty. I was surprised at the turn radius. After driving a Lincoln LS for several years, I would have to say that this is a slight step up.

Nice Car, but Still Some Things to Improve

4.5
r41866 on 02/14/2007

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

The CTS has a small turning radius and good traction, even in rainy days. It also has very good braking performance. Its acceleration is not very impressive, but maybe it is due to the heavy weight. Its fuel efficiency is so so. Its ride is comfortable, except that the engine noise is quite loud. Its quality is OK, except for a problem with the automatic window.

GM Does it Right!

4.9
Greg on 01/12/2007

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 done right. From comfort, to performance, to reliability, to quality, it is the best American car on the market. It is the best car I have ever owned. I have never considered buying the same model car twice, but I can't wait to buy my next CTS. The CTS rocks!

Not too Great for a Cadillac

3.3
Mike on 10/12/2006

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

It has been many years since I have had a new vehicle spend so much time in the shop. Almost immediately I had problems with the rear end. They performed a bulletin on it but it was back in the shop a few weeks after with the same problem. Then they replaced the whole rear end. Next it was check engine lights. Then they replaced the gas tank. Next the rear end problem came back. Then came more check engine light problems. And then less intrusive problems started happening like the finish chipping off the most used control knobs, problems with the driver's power seat, problems with the nav system. I was ultimately pretty disappointed in this great looking Cadillac.

The best i've driven

4.9
fontes on 05/23/2006

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

What I like most is the modern, stilish design and beyond all this car's stability. It is a real experience to drive. I have never had a better car to drive and park in tough spots. Its' turning radius is excellent.

Love this Car

4.9
Charlene on 05/10/2006

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 have owned this vehicle for a little over a year and I never get tired of looking at it or driving it. This car makes driving fun and safe at the same time. She has terrific acceleration when needed, has responsive handling on turns, and stops with control. In teaching my daughter how to drive she accidentally put her foot on the gas at a red light taking us dangerously close to the intersection, she then slammed on the brakes, the car never lost it's footing, all the safty features kicked in, ABS, stability control, and traction control. We avoided an accident. I now have signed her up for driving lessons. GM thank you for making safety sexy.

Happily Surprised by GM

5
Happy Owner on 04/22/2006

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

This is my first Cadillac. I am absolutely delighted with this car. It came with no defects, and rides like a dream. My German friends tell me that it rides better than a BMW. It holds the road, without the extra suspension package. It does not dip in curves. It has terrific road feel, but still is very comfortable inside. It has lots of room for passengers, including tall ones. The CTS has good trunk space. Highway driving is a pleasure and city driving great. With the 3.8L engine it has very good pickup, lots of power under the hood. IT has good acceleration on hills. My gas mileage has been 21.3 overall, which is unexpectedly good. The radio is a dream with 8 Bose speakers. The cooling has separate controls for driver and passenger, more than enough. I'm hooked.

CTS meet expectation

4.4
E Lucas on 04/19/2006

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

This particular model is great-looking, easy and very comfortable to drive. I'd get the larger engine only if needed. It's a nice riding auto!

Great Car

4.5
tom marino on 04/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

The 2005 Cadillac CTS rides great and looks great. It needs better tires though. The Goodyears that mine came with had to be replaced at 18,000 miles.

CTS lives at the shop!

3.5
Zldjan on 03/27/2006

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

This car has been nothing but problems from the day I received it. It has had problems with its electrical system, transmission, clutch, alignment, differential, driveshaft, tires, interior trim, you name it. I have had to make multiple trips to the dealer to get the same problem fixed. Me and the rental guy at Enterprise car rental are now on a first name basis At this point I have gotten GM customer service involved and I am hoping they come through and do the right thing. This is my first GM and so far I’m not so impressed with the quality, but the car is sexy and it has helped me meet some wonderful people in the towing and car rental industries.

CTS review

4.9
ziskie on 02/27/2006

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

My CTS' handling has been exceptional. It glides down the highway and has gotten lots of "wows" on ride quality from friends who have been in it. The soundproofing and speaker system are very good. I like the style too - it sticks out in the crowd without being ostentatious. There are lots of BMWs and Mercedes where I live, but my Caddy looks better and gets more notice.

2005 CTS

4.9
TGR on 02/04/2006

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

My 2005 Cadillac CTS is a pleasure to drive. I drove it 3,800 miles in three weeks and had a blast. Its performance for a 255 hp V6 is great. The best part are the perks associated with Cadillac ownership. The Mid-Missouri dealership treats us like family. I will purchase again.

Luxury and Performance!

4.9
CML on 01/21/2006

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

My CTS is an amazing performance vehicle! What a great combination of luxury and performance! It is definitely the most fun car I've ever driven. It has incredible "pick-up" and gets out of the way of everyone rapidly. I get comments from even strangers regularly about "what a nice car" you have.

My New 04 CTS

3.6
xtranaut on 12/23/2005

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

Now, you might think me sick. I just traded my 2001 Jaguar XKR for a 2004 CTS. Object: get practical and stay sporty. First drive on the car - great, smooth, and agile on the freeway. Around town, it is noisy and a little clunky though. I have the sport suspension. This car is loaded except for navigation. The interior trim is really American cheesy. Why can these automakers spend a little more to make a little more? You can't play with the Germans and Japanese unless you at least MEET their specs. The dealer did a faux CTS-V package with mesh grille, spoiler, and 18 wheels (from STS) with new Michelins. Plus the color is a premium red. It looks like a hot streak. It is only what Chevy should have done with Impala.

Cadillac Builds a Winner

4.9
JHoss on 11/29/2005

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

My new 2.8L CTS rocks. The design, performance, and interior quality are extremely impressive. The 2.8L engine provides impressive acceleration.

Best in it's class

4.6
CadillacMan on 10/29/2005

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Before I got my CTS this year I was driving a 2003 Cadillac Catera, which the CTS replaced. The Catera was a poor attempt to compete with the other luxury automakers who had made entry level automobiles. The CTS though is a vast improvement that not only looks better, but drives better, and comes with much more standard equipment and even better options. This has been one of the best cars that Cadillac has made so far. I would guess that the CTS is probably one of Cadillac's most successful vehicles since the STS, which also took the same form as the CTS when they were remaking the Sevilles. It is just a little larger but for the most part it is the same car. The CTS is also nicely priced.

Very pleased

4.9
Mine! on 10/28/2005

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

This is my first Cadillac - I was considering my first non-American purchase since buying a used Honda from a family member several years ago. My father has had several and purchased an STS in the past couple of months in black - which was the color I thought I wanted. When I put my feature list together, the dealer could DX the car in silver, white or red. I love the red! People make a point to tell me they like the car.

Loving my CTS

5
NatsCTS on 10/25/2005

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 CTS is very nice, I enjoy driving it. I have had no trouble at all with it and it's sleek and sexy. It handles the road with such precision. Test drive one and see for yourself!

CTS

4.3
Bill on 09/30/2005

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

I bought this car based on the style and a friend's enthusiastic endorsement. It's a good riding car, but the engine runs much rougher than my Honda's ever did. I am kind of disappointed with all the plastic in the interior and with the low gas mileage. The cigarette lighter hasn't worked since I drove it off the lot. But...everyone loves the styling.

Not a Real Standout.

4.3
Ron on 09/01/2005

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

I've had mine for 5 months with 5,000 miles on it. I like the car generally, for the reasons I purchased it - stand out design, performance. However, I think it's a pretty average GM car in most ways. It lacks the "luxury" amenities you would find in other cars of this price range. For example, you get the same generic key fob as a Chevy Astro with no standard alarm or window roll down feature. And no locking fuel door? Are you kidding me? And while the performance is good, it's nothing to write home about. Assembly is not that good either. Rear bumper cover feels loose, and the passenger doors have to be slammed to be shut properly. While these aren't critical issues, this car can improve.

Cadillac CTS 2005

4.9
Everett Coker on 08/26/2005

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

The ride is smooth and the handling is good. Car responded when asked and was quiet while riding. A/C could be a little quiter.

Incredible Car

5
Nick on 08/14/2005

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 the car for six months and 15,000 kms with no problems. It is great to drive, the transmission is silky smooth, and it has great power in all ranges. GM has a winner here.

My New Car Experience

4.1
Ken on 08/14/2005

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

I have not gotten the performance or gas milage that I understood that I would get. I don't know what is wrong with my car but it is not the same car that is discribed in these reviews. It just does not measure up to other cars that I have owned.

Sharp car, great performance & handling

5
cadillacmike on 08/13/2005

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 6th Cadillac, and my wife absolutely loves it even if she won't admit it. It has rather sharp styling (I like the STS better) but everyone likes it. The black is real nice when it's clean. Power and handling are superb, interior comfort is unsurprassed, and Cadillac continues to refine their memory system, this car can remember the seat position, radio settings, climate control, exit preference, Twilight Sentinel settings, mirrors, and it even has a personalized name for each key holder! The XM Satellite radio is superb. We were originally not going to get the navigation system, but once she found out that it can play DVD movies it was all over. You can even watch while driving!

Black Raven CTS

5
2005 CTS on 07/31/2005

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 (and do) owned BMW's for years. I am a member of BMWCCA and really appreciate these cars but I was ready for something different. I love this CTS as does my wife who is not a "car person." I have not had any type of problem in these first 9 months. My car is black with all options made plus numerous dealer extras, rear spoiler, back-up light louvers, grill, custom ss exhaust system, cold air intake, complete interior wood and more. Often people stop me to say it is beautiful and ask more about it. I am a car nut and not easy to please but this one has done it. Style is of course a matter of taste but I think this has it all. I have heard some negatives on the interior but do not agree.

A delight to drive and own

4.9
dvc on 07/29/2005

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

This is my fourth Cadillac of this ilk: two Cateras and now two CTS. Obviously I have been highly satisfied with all, despite critics who bemoaned the "unreliability" of the Cateras (not true) and the "lack of information" on the '03 CTS. My experience is that the latest CTS is a great car: fine performance, wonderful design and absolutely no trouble.

Need more like this in Europe!

4.6
martin on 07/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Best car I ever had. Last one was a Mercedes, but this one...

What a thrill!

4.6
Jim Stewart on 07/22/2005

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

The power is exhilarating! The road maneverabilty is great. It corners very well and it turns around "on a dime". I highly recommend the CTS to everyone.

2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6

4.9
Ken Neal on 07/10/2005

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

Have not had any problems. Fun car to drive not only the accelerating but it hangs to the road with a small turning radius.

Great Design; Sub-Standard Paint Job

4.5
JERRY on 07/03/2005

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

I love this car. It has a unique design and distinctive performance. It is super! Now for the cynical part of me: My unit has the "Diamond White" optional exterior paint, which cost $995 retail; $860 GM Employee price. As you know, the factory robotic spray paint booth does its job flawlessly. From 10 feet away, the car is very nice and pretty. From 2 feet away, the exterior white paint is rippled (like waves on a lake) and the final clear coat paint is noticeably dimpled. Not a world-class effort, IMO. I did not appreciate paying extra for a sub-standard simple white application. A much smoother paint job could have been programmed into the robots.

World Class

4.6
SteveB on 06/29/2005

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

While many would argue that buying a Cadillac vs. a Lexus is crazy, the simple fact is that I purchased a car based on the enjoyment I recieve while driving it instead of considering only the "re-sale" price for the next owner. The CTS handles very well (this from someone that used to race Camaros in SCCA autocross), it has plenty of power for normal (and somewhat spitited) driving and fits the driver like a four door Trans-Am. The rear seat provides plenty of room for "adults" vs many competitiors that provide onlly enough leg room for pre- schoolers. In other words, if you are considering a BMW, Mercedes C-Class, or Lexus ES or IS, you would do well to drive a CTS before buying.

Cadillac a winner

5
Cadillac done right on 06/29/2005

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 many new cars, this is my first Cadillac but will not be my last. I am very satisfied with the ride and performance. Everything works and works well. I looked at Audi, BMW and Benz models in this price range and they did not come close to ride, roominess or smooth performance.

Excellence from Cadillac

5
James Westwick on 06/25/2005

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 tried hard to hear a squeak, feel a vibration, receive a jolt from hitting a pothole. No Success. After some twenty years of Nissans, Mercedes and Porsches, I am now back to a good old American-built car. The Cadillac CTS has it all -- whether on a superhighway or in the driveway. Solid, positive handlng, even a powerful engine that runs on 87-octane fuel. Who would have thought?

Excellent Choice

4.9
Anthony on 06/25/2005

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

Excellent choice. You get a powerful entry level sports car that offers the legendary comfort of a Cadillac, all at a reasonable price. Plus its unique Cadillac lines always cause heads to turn.

Great Car

4.9
Misty on 06/25/2005

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 the car.I was looking for a car that was very sporty but not a 2 door sports car. I am 27 & even though it has 4 doors it isn't a family car...

2005 CTS

4.9
Wesley B. Payne on 06/22/2005

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

CTS is a very solid and potent driver. The handling is firm and responsive. The 3.6 L v6 is snappy and gives confidence. Overall it is a pleasure to drive and has a very sporty feel, yet still provides comfort for long hauls.

Great 4 Door Sports luxury car.

5
Beverly J. Vaughn on 06/20/2005

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 husband drives CTS all the time. He is 62 and drives the CTS like he is 25. The accelleration is extremely good against similar foreign autos. Although it is a 4 door sports car it does ride well. The 10 way seats allow us to ride very comfortablly while we listen to SUNNY (24) on the satelite radio. Handling is teriffic. Sure wish the V8 wasn't so expensive after all I am 76 years young. Happy Motoring.

Mega Car

4.8
Mike on 06/16/2005

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

Not sure what Edmunds say that this car can't keep up with it's competitors. This is an unbelievable automobile. Its fast, handles like nothing else in its bracket, and looks great. Just ask the all the gawkers to look at this car when it passes by. My is car black and black and it looks great. Have 28,000 miles on it with no quality problems, in fact brake wear is fantastic. All in all this is car with no competition.

"Porsche Driving" Husband Loves it, too!

4.9
Beverly Hynes on 06/11/2005

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

The CTS has the look and comfort of luxury with the power to accelerate quickly if needed. It has a sturdy safe feel on the highway and controls are easily reached without cumbersome search while driving. We love it.

The best car I have had so far

5
Sean on 06/04/2005

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 drives so smooth, has the power to do what I want and the styling that sets it apart. I have owned Mercedes, Jaguar and BMW so I never expected that a GM car would knock my socks off! Almost a year and I still love it.

Had my '05 CTS for 3 months now; Great!

4.4
zman on 05/29/2005

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

I bought my '05 CTS about 3 months ago. I certainly was impressed with the performance when I test drove it, but now that I'm living with the car on a day to day level, it had exceeded my expectations. It's not only a good daily driver, but is a great weekender sports sedan for those winding, mountain roads.

Amazing

5
eileen on 05/27/2005

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 drive and appearance. I've driven vans/SUV's for over 20 years and was hesitant to purchase a sedan. But I've found the CTS to have great visibility and a very stable feel on the road. My sister-in-law and neighbor both purchased a CTS over the past two years and they both love it! It was due to their testimony that we even considered test driving one. We went to many dealerships and saw numerous other makes and models, but didn't see anything that compared to the look, drive, and pricing of our CTS. Our backseat passengers stated there was plenty of leg room and their ride was great. Our sound system is good, On-Star and hands free phone is great.

the not over saturated lux. sport sedan

4.1
tara on 05/24/2005

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

I love this car, first off I stand out from all the other cars in it's class because there is just not as many of them out there. The car really turns heads. The performance is all there along with a great feel and smooth ride (without the boat like feel of the Cadillac of the past).

Image & Reality

4.5
DeAnna on 05/19/2005

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

I haven't owned my Cadillac for a long period but the time I have, it has been amazing. Its quiet luxury with a kick. Its enjoyable to ride without out all the city noise. A true joy ride!

Shop before you buy

3.3
Rays cts on 05/03/2005

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

I leased a 05 CTS and have numerous problems with the dealer as well as the vehicle itself. Rear end differential replaced at 800 miles due to a howling noise at approx 45mph. Passenger reading lamp out as well as passenger temperature toggle not working. It's a shame as I love the looks of the vehicle but would suggest that buyers beware, I don't think the quality of this vehicle matches the price range. I am currently working with GM for resoultion to all the problems, it will be interesting to find the outcome.

Perfect 10

5
Jeff Donato on 05/02/2005

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 only had this car a week, but already I am hooked. I feel that the CTS is a great model. It has a lot of luxury, great appeal, lines to die for, and smoth as silk handling.

CTS - Stop Ignoring It!

4.6
pschambs on 04/30/2005

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

I have 86,000 miles as I drive on sales calls from GA,NC,SC,OH,KY,WV and had owned/rented Buicks, Taruses, Mercuries, etc. This CTS is the most comfortable; and gas sipping at 31 - 33 mpg at 70 MPH al day! What galls me is how the researchers continue to ignor the CTS when comparing it to it's peers. I will stick with the 6 cylinder; but will get yet another CTS!

Check out this car

5
Eric on 04/27/2005

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 Cadillac CTS is comfortable, has great performance, and has great looks. Anyone looking for a sports sedan that doesn't want to be cramped should check it out!

Look hard before you buy

3
Ray on 04/12/2005

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

Just picked up my cadillac CTS and already in the shop having rear differential replaced. Owned a BMW 5 series previously and kick myself for going back to a GM. The whining out of the rear end started with only 200 miles on the car, so much for QUALITY. I now know why people stick with premium imports.

A really Hot Car

4.9
Dennis on 04/10/2005

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

This is the first Caddy that I have purchased, and am extremely happy with it. This car trully is a perfect blend between sport and luxury. With the 6-speed manual, you can really have some fun, but when you want to just kick back, you can do that do. Stunning looks, many people turning there head at this car. Standard radio with XM is more then enough, very good power out of 7 speakers. For all those people looking at the cheaper Mercedes or BMWs, check out this excellent American vehicle first, you will not be disappointed.

stay away !!!

2.1
zohar on 04/09/2005

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

Beside computer problems, my 2005 Cadillac CTS has problems with its OEM tires. The CTS wears out tires after less than 15,000 miles. The dealer experts says it's normal, sorry not for me.

Cadillac CTS

4.6
Jay Hayden on 04/07/2005

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

I have had a good experience wityh my 2005 Cadillac CTS so far. The car is quiet and tight without rattles. It has a firm ride and does not sway when rounding curves at high speeds. I like the leather interior, and so far it has been very reliable with no problems whatsoever. I am not crazy about the angular exterior design, but the styling is not too bad. The car still gets a lot of attention and nice comments from friends and neighbors. This is my third Cadillac, and I prefer American cars because in my opinion, they are less expensive to maintain, and this Cadillac is much more roomy (especailly in head room) than many European and Japanese cars which cost a lot more.

Cadillac CTS

5
redwards on 04/01/2005

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 2005 Cadillac CTS is the best car that I have ever owned. Mind nad absolutely no defects. It has never been back to the dealer except for oil changes. It has an exceptional ride for a small car. It rides as well as or better than my wife's 2001 Cadillac DeVille. It is the closest thing to a sport car that I'll ever own. I'm 65 years old.

A little bit of everything

5
Jeff K on 03/25/2005

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 test drove a BWM, Volvo, Jaguar and found that the Cadillac CTS was more comfortable, better performing, and more fun. The back seat needs a little more leg room, but otherwise I am perfectly happy with the car. It provides excellent comfort and styling with great performance.

Everything you want!

5
dennis on 03/25/2005

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 2005 Cadillac CTS is evrything I wanted in a cat: performance, comfort and reliability at a less price that is lower than its European competition.

Excellent

4.8
myredcar on 03/20/2005

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 haven't had a chance to put many miles on it this weekend, but my new CTS is a dream! I spend a lot of time in my car, so the interior quality was a big priority - I am impressed. I was planning on another black car, but nearby dealers offered only white, silver, or red. I picked red and am thrilled with my choice!

Good to go

4.3
andy matt on 03/18/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2005 Cadillac CTS is pleasing for the driver who has a long commute, but when out on the open road likes to have a comfortable ride with acceptable performance. It has lots of room in the trunk. Its front seats are comfortable and have enough adjustments. I don't know about back seats, I don't use them. Its steering is taut, brake feel is good and handling is better than the average mid size sedan. The engine response is peppy and the transmission is one of the smoothest I've driven. The drive by wire response sometimes feels a little wierd but feeds in what you want most of the time. This is a great car, but there already has been a recall to reset the ECM apparently on all 2004 and many 2005 models.

2005 Cadillac CTS

4.9
happy caddy on 03/18/2005

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

Once I decided to purchase a Cadillac CTS, it was a very easy task. I picked the color with the sport and luxury package. What more could I want, besides a CTS-V of course? Well, was I surprised, once the snow melted off the roads, this is just a great car to drive. What fun is is to see eyes looking at my Cadillac zoom by. There are a few things that I think Cadillac could improve on though. I like hand brakes, I can't even see the parking brake petal when driving. Also, I know that this is minor but couldn't GM find room to put the date somewhere on the navigation system's screen. Overall I'm HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY with my CTS. I can't wait for 2007 model with all wheel drive.

Love it

4.9
Chaz on 03/09/2005

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 the 2005 Cadillac CTS Luxury Sport model w/navigation, and 5-speed automatic transmission. I actually bought my car used, (not a demo) w/4,100 miles. It is a blast to drive. My first choice had been a Chrysler 300C, but I had a Cadillac STS prior, and this to me drove so much better. The doors close solidly, and the fit and finish suprised me. This car is much quieter (wind noise) than my STS was. I highly reccommend it.

michael777's

4.1
michael777 on 03/04/2005

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

I love my 2005 Cadillac CTS. I wish that I had purchased the STS, or Deville, though. The CTS is too small inside for what i'm used to. Having said that, I enjoy driving my CTS every day 60 miles each way to work. I never have any problems getting around traffic with my CTS.

A Cadillac for young people

4.9
AJ Viper on 02/26/2005

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

My Cadillac CTS V6 with navigation has an MSRP of around $44,000. loaded. Its ride is smooth, inviting, and responsive. The engine has a nice American roar to it when you accelerate through a yellow light. Its exterior leaves nothing behind except for the people staring at it, of course. Its interior with heated lumbar seats is accomidating, welcoming, and deserves your cruisin' time. The Bose sound sytem is excellent. You can't drive this car without the music blaring. The navigation system helps if you stink with maps, or are just lazy like me!. I replaced the wheels and rims for 20". I guess automakers haven'tcaught up yet in the tire department. My new tires were an extra $5,000 out of my pocket. I have not had any problems with the vehicle yet and I hope this will continue.

2005 Cadillac CTS - Great Car

4.3
cts cadillac 2005 on 02/25/2005

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

I love my Cadillac CTS. I had a BMW X5, but I like the CTS even better. My father had one and I always thoght Cadillacs were an old man's car untill I test drove the CTS and I really loved it. The look is great and it is very comfortable. Go test drive one yourself. Believe me you will buy it.

A real head-turner!

4.9
BWV565 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 bought my 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L black beauty in March 2004. It is loaded with the sports luxury package, DVD navigation, etc. My only complaints are the lack of a locking gas cap and the DVD Navigation system is not 100% reliable in midtown Toronto. Otherwise the car is spectacular. I wouldn't give it up for the world.

Pros & Cons

3.3
Bingo1 on 02/15/2005

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

I have owned a black Cadillac CTS for six months now. Overall, I like the car but would not buy it again. Pros: Great looks. It still turns heads, and is comparably rare. Ample power. Cons (Good grief!): Fit & finish. Maybe it's just my car, but the seat bottom rocks from side to side, there is a rattle in the left front dash, the moonroof cover rattles, I am experiencing windnoise, etc. The dashboard is not sporty or luxurious. It is down right ugly compared to dash in the Acura TL. Bad mileage. Tight interior space. Load 4 average adults, and you'll know. Loud engine. The steering is too light. Make sure to get the get sport suspension. If you want to drive a proud American car with unique looks and are willing to overlook build quality, this is the vehicle for you.

Sport Mode

5
Steven Russo on 02/12/2005

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 the dollar, I feel that the Cadillac CTS is untouchable. After reading the other reviews, I noticed that no one has mentioned the ability of this car set in Sport Mode! Next to the gear shift display it has are two buttons. One is for driving in the snow and the other to place the car in the sport mode. The sport mode changes the configuration of the transmission. Test drive the car and push the button to sport mode. You will leave all competitors behind. The salesman at the dealership thought it changed the suspension, but this is not true. It's absolutely incredible how this automobile performs in this mode. It is not recommended for normal driving, for your gas milage will decrease dramatically. Test drive it!

2005 Cadillac CTS

4.3
Cathy on 02/09/2005

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

Although I have always loved speed (I traded in an 02 Camaro) I got the small 6-cylinder engine in my 2005 Cadillac CTS. It handles beautifully, and has a button on the shift to switch into sport mode. This car has great pickup and a smooth ride.

I like my CTS

4.5
Margaret on 01/22/2005

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

I have only had my Cadillac CTS for 22 days, but I already like the way it handles. It has a short turn radius, and I like the way it responds with the speed I need when I need it. It is a pleasure to drive - a great car.

I like my CTS

4.5
Margaret on 01/22/2005

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

I have only had my Cadillac CTS for 22 days, but I already like the way it handles. It has a short turning radius, and I like the way it responds with the speed that I need when I need it. It is a pleasure to drive, a great car.

Love My CTS

5
PaulCTS on 01/21/2005

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

Just bought my 2005 Cadillac CTS, moonstone/ebony, with every option except navigation. I am very happy with my purchase. I also drove the Mercedes-Benz C320 (too small), the Infiniti G35 (too cheap an interior), the BMW 330i (again too small) and found the CTS to have the most power, the most room, and the most unique look. And since not everyone has one, there is some exclusivity to having one. I traded my 2003 Deville DHS, gave up some room, but gained a lot more sport.

CTS - the Import Fighter

5
CTS the Drivers Car on 01/20/2005

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 2005 Cadillac CTS is just great all around. I love the design on the exterior, it is just stunning. The interior is just as great, I find it to be very comfortable, and luxurious. The performance is even better, you really feel the accelration of the V6 rated at 255 hp. The control of the vehicle is very good as well, I really feel in control when driving. It has a very solid, strong feel to it, and it feels great on the road. It has a quiet cabin, with very good shocks.

Don't Purchase a Cadillac CTS

2.3
carol cosentino on 01/19/2005

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

My 2005 Cadillac CTS looks great, but has a terrible ride. Going over a bump, the car shimmies and has bad tire bounce. The back seat is very uncomfortable due to the bouncing. I took it back to the dealer and was told that this is how the car rides, it has a sporty ride. Someone should have told us this before we purchased it. We cannot take it on long trips, it is too uncomfortable. Our Toyota Camry rides much better, for much less money. Also, I've had to replace the passenger rear tire twice due to flats. People have gotten into the car and asked if it has shocks. I test drove the car before purchaseing it and it did not ride like the one we bought.

Fort Myers, FL

5
Fort Myers, FL on 01/12/2005

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 blast to drive! Traded in a Porsche Boxster for my Cadillac CTS and have been enjoying this car just as much, if not more. Its engine is responsive and its steering is a dream. I test drove a BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and a Lexus, but nothing has the look of a CTS. It is a very unique, muscular looking car.

Fun and Style

3.8
P.L. Williams on 01/06/2005

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

The 2005 Cadillac CTS has the power in its V6 engine to accelerate when needed. Its handling is very smooth and seems reliable. It's a joy to drive. It is extremely sporty for the price.

CAR TO HAVE

5
KARL DIEHL on 01/06/2005

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 TO DRIVE

Took me by surprise

5
ringsoft on 01/02/2005

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

Drove lots of the top-of-the line imports, then after driving a top-of-the-line Saab spotted the CTS on the lot of the same dealer and asked to drive it. Cadillac was not on my list of cars to test so imagine my surprise when I was amazed by the performance. Continued on my new car quest with more import test drives, and after all was done ended up back at the Cadillac dealer and purchased the CTS. Not only did I get a fantastic car I got a fantastic deal ... with the current weakness of the dollar against foreign currency (esp. the Euro) I saved many thousands. The CTS is a true "Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde" car ... a luxury car that turns into a raw sports car at the whim of the driver.

Love this Caddy!

5
Pastor D on 01/01/2005

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 my fifth car and I am proud to say I am once again a Caddy owner. This car is beautiful, priced just right, and exciting to drive! While searching for the perfect new car, I drove the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and was utterly dissappointed! I also test drove the Acura TSX and had similar sentiments. Nothing impressed me the way the CTS did. I highly recommend this car to all!

New Fan of CTS

4.5
cadaddy on 01/01/2005

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

This is my first venture into the luxury market and the CTS is a real nice blend of luxury and performance. The size is just right and the features are great for a personal car. A 6 CD dash-mounted player, satellite radio and OnStar handle all the entertainment and the 3.6L engine is strong enough for quick driving (I couldn't justify getting the more expensive V-series and it's potential for speeding tickets). My only complaint is an amplifier that has not performed a few times, rendering the radio silent. It was diagnosed and will soon be fixed when I get the time. I got the redline color and the 17 inch chrome wheels. It is a beautiful car, although I may lose it to my wife.

Best Car I've Owned

4.9
05 6 speed on 12/31/2004

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

I've owned a 2000 VW New Bettle, and a 1997 Saturn SC2 since graduating college, and my 2005 Cadillac CTS is the best car that I've ever owned, hands down. Its sharp and agile steering with a powerful engine makes this car a winner. I get lots of stares and appreciative comments on looks.

2005 CTS

4.8
bmarkdc on 12/25/2004

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

I love this car. Had to order it, couldnt find the 6 speed anywhere. It took about 8 weeks to get, but was well worth it. I get compliments all the time.

Best Sedan on the Market

4.9
JCP on 12/24/2004

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

This was a long process of comparing price ranges and ameneties, and Cadillac was the clear winner. I have the Sport & Luxury packages and for the money, could not be happier. If you like manual shifters, this is the smoothest in low to high speeds and gives punch when needed. Great car.

Exceptional Car

5
ResearchDev on 12/24/2004

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'm a car buff who has raced cars and motorcycles, and have owned Mercedes, Jag, and Volvo. This CTS, with the Luxury Sport package, outclasses any European or Japanese car within range. The car is one more reason to buy American.

under rated

4.6
diver on 12/18/2004

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

2005 CTS with the perks will cost ya around 40000 but the car will exceed all the you have heard about. The 255 hp can push the car up to 130 mph not bad. Handling with the sport package is very good. The decor is not as refined as its german buds but the room you get inside the cab is great and more than makes up the difference. its my fist GM car in yrs

2004 3.6 cts cadillac sedan

4.5
paul selby on 12/16/2004

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

the cts with the 3.6 engine has the best engine, trans mission combination I have ever driven. the 4 wheel disk brakes,and nemble handling, make it a very fun car to drive.

Great Car!

4.9
Bob on 12/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

WOW! I love the styling, comfort and performance of the 2005 Cadillac CTS. I have the 3.6L engine with the manual transmission and no other options. This car's MSRP was $32,545 and I received $7,750 in incentives from General Motors. The manual feels faster than the auto and is much more fun to drive.

The 2005 Cadillac CTS is One Incredible Ride

5
angelplo on 12/14/2004

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 incredible. It surely can't compare to the other other leading cars like BMWs or Mercedes-Benzs, but the fact that it is an American car lets me know that it is totally reliable. It has excellent acceleraltion, compared to the BMW 330i and in my opinion it is way more stylish than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. I almost purchased an E-Class just because of the emblem, but driving away with the Cadillac left me with no regrets.

CTS

4.9
Jacksonville on 11/17/2004

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

I bought my car in 10/04 and so far I love it. I receive compliments everywhere I go.

A Winner

5
SayHey2 on 11/13/2004

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

Have owned 05 CTSw/ auto & PDX Sport Package for 5 weeks - MSRP 35640 - dealer price 31475. No serious complaints - fun to drive - actually does get the advertised 27mpg on highway - many unsolicited compliments on truly different and bold look - OnStar phone clear as can be, seats very comfortable.

my cad cts

4.4
ootch on 11/06/2004

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

excellent,not so great on rain..easy hydroplaning..awesome ride..great pickup..neat looks

New CTS owner

4.9
austinjim on 10/29/2004

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

Bought the CTS after owning 3 Maximas. Thought I would be getting another Maxima (2005), but after test driving the CTS, I ran to the dealer and put my money down on the table. Love the car-- great looks, great drive. Still somewhat paranoid about buying an American car, but with the 4 yr/ 50,000 mile warranty, I feel less so. The JD Powers recent review of Cadillac also ups my confidence level in the car. My last American car was a 1974 Vega- Fiasco. Hoping that the CTS lasts me 7- 8 years, my usual time of ownership for a car.

cadillac cts

5
Richard Dennis on 10/28/2004

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 vehicle is an excellant automobile. I have owned 61 different cars and I find this to be one of the best. The only negative I have found is the vision to the rear is very poor when backing up. Otherwise I would give this vehicle an A.

my 1st. cadallic

4.4
Nantucket on 10/23/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'v been an Alfa lover-driver.. Loved its performance, handling,looks.Due to an deer accident my 94 was totaled by the insurance co. Alfa is no longer available in the States.Was not sure about Cadillac, but after driving all that was out there under $40,000 I bought a 1994 cts. To date I find the car is not an Alfa performance wise,however more than holds its own.It moves when ever I ask it to perform. It satisfies me and I'm pretty spoiled when it comes to performance.Like the size,handling,comfort..Don't understand consumers constantly berating interior finish.. I disagree.

Try getting in the passenger door

3.3
garnerconst on 10/09/2004

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

Its a good quality vehicle but,getting inside the front passenger door is VERY AWKWARD, with absolutly No Room for your upper head to go when entering passenger door

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5
JJJJJJJJJ on 10/05/2004

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

Awesome car!!POWER HAVE NEVER SAW A BETTER CAR IN MY LIFE

most impressive

4.5
kessler on 09/11/2004

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

Love the car. Impressive, ahead of its time. I get compliments averywhere I go, from people of all ages, Im 43 years old, and feel 25yrs old while I'm driving this supper driving experience. I only wish I could get an automatic V8.

womens point of view

4.9
Mary Red on 09/10/2004

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

Classy all around vehicle! Gets lots of looks and comments. Has ample accelration when needed. Many useful features including Onstar. We are a first time buyer in this style and will consider as a first choice when buying again. But happiness with this car is to extreme; and driving adventure is just plain estatic!

badCad

4.6
badCad on 09/07/2004

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

Excellant handling car with eye- catching looks. Does need manual- matic.

CTS is really a Chevy

2.1
FloridaJohn on 08/28/2004

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

This car is more than a disappointment. I have had over 40 new cars and this is one of the worst. The car cannot stay in alignment and already have had six new tires in 10K miles. The car is noisy and the whine or howl in the transmission is getting worse. The dealer says it is comes from the rear end and Cad has no fix at this time. I have a 2004 Toyota Solara and a Lexus and they both put this car to shame. GM must do better to keep my business.

A great alternative...

5
berne1 on 08/27/2004

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 is a great alternative to the usual suspects (3-Series, C-Class) with stand-out styling and performance to match. Cadillac really got this one right. The engine is flexible with lots of torque AND loves to rev. 5-spd auto is so smooth. This car has great turn in and response to input. It's roomy enough for two kids in car seats in back. I love the styling, although I know this is polarizing design. I've gotten lots of "thumbs-up" and compliments in parking lots. Growing up with imports, I decided to take a look as I'd heard great things about CTS. I could not be happier with my vehicle choice. RWD is back and I'm lovin' it!

CTS BEAUTY

5
TEACHER LADY on 08/24/2004

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 GREAT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. IT HAS STYLE AND IS IN A CLASS ALL ITS OWN

First American car I've loved!

4.9
Skuuter on 08/23/2004

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

I avoided owning American cars for about twenty years, only buying a Chevy Beretta in '95 (a mistake) and a Malibu LS in '99. This CTS, however, is a whole different animal. I really, really love this car!! Excellent handling, great get-up and go, superb safety features and peerless styling. The build quality is much better than the Camry I rented recently. I am finally proud to buy American again!

My Moonstone 05 "Ecstacy"

5
Goofa on 08/17/2004

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

What a value! For the price, this vehicle has it all. Performance, handling, safety, quality build, and of couse "Eye Appeal". This car loves to be driven.

Great Buy

4.9
Mike Neoh on 08/16/2004

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

Just got a '05 black on black CTS equipped w/ auto. trans, sport & luxury pkg, moonroof, a $2,000 V-look pkg( incl V-grille, rear spoiler, dual exhaust chrome & gold emblems ), $1,500 chrome wheels w/ cadillac logo that comes w/ 4 years warranty, int. walnut wood dressing and tinted windows all for less than $38,500 (includes freight, before tax & title ). After the $1,500 conquest rebates and the dealer discount, I figure I saved a good 5-6 grand off MSRP. The look itself is worth every pennies.

Wonderful vehicle

4.9
Kimmykim on 08/15/2004

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 love this vehicle. The look is so beautiful also. I get so many compliments on my CTS.

Caddy Happy

5
hkern on 08/12/2004

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

What a great car quiet, smooth and quick. Love the interior amd all the stuff. Every one that has seen it really likes the design.

super, love it

5
kern on 08/12/2004

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

What a great auto quiet, smooth, and quick. Everyone likes the styling.

We love our CTS!

4.6
RR Fait on 08/09/2004

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 purchased the CTS for my wife. She feels so safe driving it thanks to the frame structure design that resembles that used by her favorite Nascar driver, Scott Wimmer and the Cat car!! I have to admit that I feel secure also but my review would go deeper by saying I really like the handeling on curves and in tight places, it's excellent. I would like to have the instruement panel a little more visible, especially when the steering wheel is in my most comfortable position. This is (overall) a very beautiful automobile to own and operate. Hats off to GM on this concept..

the best

5
Mc Guiness on 08/07/2004

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

only the best. Caddy has just went above and beyond there name. The CTS with the sports package is the best car i have seen come form caddy in a long time. A real head turner

cts 2004

5
aubreyjaundoo on 07/23/2004

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 well made and fun to drive.It lives up to my expectations,good value for the money.The only minus point is the small glove compartment- nothing fits in there!

THIS #1 CAR

5
DON CONWELL on 07/22/2004

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 love this car

cts

4
cosmo_kramer on 07/22/2004

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

Great car for the price!

I love my new black 05 CTS

4.9
CTS fan on 07/21/2004

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 just traded my silver 03 3.2 w/220hp for a new black 05 3.6 VVT /255hp with sport susp.pkg.,17''whls. custom chrome grille and chrome exhaust exhaust tips too. It's a real Hot wheels cruiser and really looks good. Now I am in love with the car !!! Its night and day between the 03 and 05 with greatly inmproved driveability and performance. Not to mention the mx satellite radio, Onstar and built in phone. It's very cool. I would have bought the V/series 400hp but at 47 i could not get interested in the manual transmission and playing with a clutch during rush hour traffic in the city.

sg

5
bijon on 07/13/2004

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

Drove, the 5 series, the C & E series and the Lexus 330 and 300. None compared to the overall sport, comfort, and response of the CTS. It may not have the best resale, but that was not a consideration.

I love the stick shift 2003 Cadillac CTS

4.8
tfranklins on 07/09/2004

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

One design flaw - - -cup holder is right in front of the gear shift, not bad if you're driving an automatic transmission, but not good for a manual transmission, where you're always shifting - - -you drink(water bottle) is directly in the way of you hand! That's the only problem I can find with the car; otherwise it's a fun drive! ! !

My 2004 CTS

5
Robert Leo 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

As evidenced by the miles on the car, I do not drive a lot. However, the car provides what I ask of it when needed. The ease and comfort of operation is exceptional.


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