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Pros: The performance & handling
Cons: The 'stiff' ride
Advice: Customize it like I did and you'll be much happier with it.The 2009 STS rides rough because of its Sports suspension. It also has too much wind pressure noise going in to strong headwinds. The 302HP V6 is high performance and the handling is great. The added features are AI such as blind spot mirror warning, warning feature for drifting out of your lane,etc. The Cad transmission with automatic, 'sport' automatic and 6 speed manual options is super and adds to performance tremendously. The GPS is not user friendly and operation could be greatly simplified. My dealer customized this car with the chrome V grille, chrome rocker panels and chrome background for rear license which along with the spoiler on the trunk and the new dark blue metallic paint job really makes a sharp looking unit. Mileage is about 23 MPG average and can be maintained at 80 mph road speeds. If it rode better, it would be a premium unit.
Pros: Steering Wheel and Radio features
Cons: The transmission problems
Advice: Test the car out for a few days if allowed. Then make a decision! I didn't know about my cars problem untill I had the car home!I just traded my 04' Toyota Scion Xa in for the 05' Cadillac 2.8L. I had a much smaller car and needed safety for my 1yr old. However all I have had is trouble with this Luxury car. It is only four days old to me now. And the car is not reading my shift modes. When I'm in drive it sometimes thinks I'm in second. The same thing with park it thinks I'm in drive and I sometimes can't get my key out... And so on! Is this a problem with all these CTS cars or do I just have bad luck? Don't know, but I do know foreign cars are definitely better for me now!
Pros: Adaptive Cruise Control
Cons: Gas Mileage
Advice: Go For ItJust right for us. What more can I say.
Pros: Mp3 Player
Cons: no full spare tire
Advice: Consider the luxury 2 package many more extra'sCadillac has out done them selfs the new DTS drives and handles great. I have owned Bmw's and M/Benz and for 30,000 less the new DTS is the best full size Luxury car in the market. Drive this car and you will buy it.
Cons: transmission whine at 15 to 30 mph
Advice: Be sure to drive at slow speed and listen for transmission before buyingStyle is fine, ride is OK Size is good Be sure you like this car before you buy. The 800 number for Cadillac is no good. GM will not stand behind its product. The dealer and the 800 number people cannot do anything because of GM.
Pros: The whole car
Cons: Nothing i loved it
Advice: noneIts was a smooth easy drive with great handling and speed.
Pros: Appearance - nice size and very sharp looks
Cons: Major mechanical defects - Cadillac should be ashamed to have an engine fail at 1500 miles
Advice: Avoid this vehicle unless you like having your car in the shop more than in your garageThe quality control on our 2007 CTS was very poor. The electrical system failed twice in the first month of ownership and an engine cylinder failed at less than 1500 miles under normal operating conditions on a busy interstate highway -- very scary. Cadillac replaced the engine but the dealer in Denver acted like it was no big deal for any of this to happen.