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Pros: Suspension / Road Manners -On par with German sport sedans
Cons: Minor things like the interior door cubby's are small and the grill is made of plastic.
Advice: GM put a lot of time, energy, and $$'s into the CTS and it shows.Purchased a loaded lux sport with garnet red paint. So far 5,000 trouble free miles. Don't be mislead by the 220HP rating. This car has plenty of power and it very fun to drive (unlike the Catera I traded in). The CTS is by far the best domestic sedan that I've ever driven. I test drove the G35, BMW 330, and AcuraTL (all good cars), but the styling, fun-to-drive factor, and features for the price made the CTS a no brainer decision.
Cons: Needs more analog gauges
Advice: Get the luxury or sport luxury packageLove the way the car handles, feels very solid. I didn`t like the styling the first time I saw it but now love its unique look, the bose radio sounds great.
Pros: Unique head turning styling from every angle
Cons: Could you a few more horses
Advice: Run don't walk to your Cadillac dealer!!For the money this is the ONLY car. Everywhere you go this car is a headturner. Countless people come up to the car in parking lots and inquire about it. It's truly unique styling is so far above all the humdrum lookalike cars on the road today. It could use a few more horses but I understand that is being taken care of in the coming year. The Getrag 5 speed shifts like a dream and with the luxury sport package the CTS has everything ANYONE could want in a car. Anyone rating this car less than a 90 is either ignorant or fooling themselves
Pros: the impressive handling
Cons: the small glove compartment
Advice: A lot of car for the moneyThis is the best quality American car I have ever owned. Not a single defect in 5 months and 7500 miles. The fit and finish are perfect. It is definitely a head turner with its distinctive styling. It handles very well. The sports suspension lets you feel the road but it comfortably smooths out the bumps. The 5 speed manual is great. The basic sound system is more than adequate. The standard headlights are really as bright as you'll need.
Pros: The controls on the steering wheel
Cons: The gap in the armrest and the storage bin below.
Advice: Get the manualThis car is a wonderful example of the imrovements to the American vehicle in the last few years. It is extremely comfortable and has good power. The ride is quiet and it is a pleasure to drive.
Pros: Talking GPS
Cons: No auto dim headlights
Advice: Load it upVery responsive and quick. It may not be a BMW 7 series but for the 40 thousand I paid, I couldn't find another car that compared. This fully loaded car has everything and more than I need. It's a very fun car to drive and boy does it turn heads. It's a looker.
Pros: quite interior
Cons: seating fir me is very uncomfortabe and causes me back pain
Advice: Test drive it for 50 miles or moreI purchased this vehicle last November. Overall I like the vehicle and all of its' features like backup warning memory for seat position one for my key and one for my wifes key. I also like these features the radio weather reports, On Star and also the warning, when one gets into icing conditions that let you know there are possible icing conditions. I live in Florida and therefore can not appreciate the seat warmers, I purchased a new 1983 Eldorado and in my opinion the quality on it was much better than this one. For me it is not a comfortable vehicle. When I drive this vehicle for 40 miles or more I get a terrific back pain. At first I thought it was me but since I have a 1998 Plymouth Voyager and have no back problem when driving it. It has to be the seats in the Cadillac. I have also since driven other vehicles and have no problem. I have taken it to a couple dealers and they say it can't be fixed. One dealer sent me to a upholstery shop. They put in some extra foam that made me have nore pain in different areas than the original. So for me this vehicle is not a luxury one. It is not as luxurious as the old one I mentioned. I do like the low noise level which is one of the reasons we purchased it but we can't keep it. If it causes me discomfort somehow I have to get rid of it. For this reason to me it is a lemon.