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Pros: The manual shifting is great.
Cons: The location of the emergency brake.
Advice: If you don't live in San Francisco or the like, go for the manual version. It is fun. However, the chance is you may have to order one as not too many dealers stock it.The emergency brake located under the console and is foot operated that makes it awkward at times. If starting the car uphill, one has to be more careful. It would be perfect if the emergency brake is located near the shift stick and hand operated.
Pros: They are all simply GREAT
Advice: Best car to buy, in my opinionI only need one word.....OUTSTANDING!!
Pros: The heated seats & lumbar support
Cons: repairs took over 6 weeks!!!
Advice: double check the traction control & stability system, otherwise love the car!Generally, I love the car. Only problem is/was, the stability sytem light came on, dealer said to bring it in no problem. Yeah, no problem as long as you don't mind waiting over 6 weeks to get the car back because the part is on backorder & no one could do anything about it! And, I still had to make the car payments, then they'd see about reimbursing me!!! No problems since, but I've only had the car 4 months & 6 weeks of it was spent in the dealership!
Pros: Engine power and GPS nav system.
Cons: GPS up date disc.
Advice: Try the rest and do what we did buy a CTS.We purchased our CTS 10-03 and have had not one single problem. It's by far the best car I've owned. The torque range is excellant and it's being copied by all the rest. We drive it 600 miles per week to our weekend home and look forward to the drive. This car is a real value. Best electronics out there.
Cons: I can't get my wife out of it.
Advice: Try the sports suspensionFantastic. The only car I enjoyed driving as much was the RX 8, but it wasn't practical for our use.I have raced sports cars and motoX, I have owned Audi's and a BMW, and recently drove my sons BMW V8, and the CTS with the sports suspension is quicker (maybe not faster). The 5 speed auotomatic (the same one GM sells to BMW for the 5 seris), has a setting marked 'sport', for quicker shifts, and its so good you may want to try it before buying the 6 speed (the manual was not available on the large 6 in 2004).
Pros: speed, comfort
Cons: dealer option wood trim wasn't really wood- it's a synthetic sticker!
Advice: It's safe to drive American. It's cool to drive American.Just back from a weekend with my wife. This car is proving every thing I'd hope it'd be. Fun, fast, and classy. With so many MB's & BMW's out there, this one really stands out. 255 hp's is more than enough to pass-and I passed everyone.
Pros: the speed
Cons: too new to know
Advice: much much better than 300 touring or luxury ChryslersHow appropriate that Led Zeppelin's ROCK AND ROLL is used for the commercials. I researched the car after seeing it. Meatloaf's BAT OUT OF HELL would be more like it. My wife jumped up and down and giggled- no lie - when I brought her to the dealership. Every one at work asks me about it. The salesmen were not pushy at all though the sales manager was but I told him to buzz off. $500 over invoice baby.