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#2980 of 6595 CTS: A Part Of Automotive History
May 13, 2003 (11:43 am)
I really like the idea of the "Two Clocks - No Temp Gauge Support Group" suggested by cu95 and BatmanCTS. Where do we meet? Ha!
But like BatmanCTS says, it is a tribute to the designers of this great car that we are writing about fairly minor stuff. A lot more can be written about what is GOOD about this car.
As a vintage car collector for the past 38 years (since I was a teenager), I can tell you that part of my pride in owning this car is that it truely is a milestone automobile for both Cadillac and GM, not to mention Automotive Design in general. The CTS is the first Cadillac of the new "Art & Science" design philosophy. It's also the first new Cadillac for Cadillac's second Century of production. It's bold design puts it into the category of other dramatic Cadillacs like the '49 and '59 models. Both of those designs set the pace for many years after their introduction, and are very hot amongst collectors today. I think the 2003 CTS has a chance of being a very collectible car in the forseeable future. By the way, my buddy "Dark Knight" has a twin to my CTS and he's a vintage car nut like me. We both recognize a revolutionary design when we see it. And in this day and age, we are extremely proud to drive an American automobile of such high quality and bold design. It's an American icon in the making.
#2981 of 6595 ctsjerry........
May 13, 2003 (1:18 pm)
So, tell us...just how much is your monthly salary from Cadillac anyway??? LOLOLOL...just kidding.
I agree wholeheartedly that it's a real testimonial to the car that there is a lack of "serious" complaints. It seems to be mostly cosmetic stuff. (My wife, for instance, doesn't like the window washer spouts mounted out on the hood...she thinks it detracts from the looks..so do I to a degree). I've said before I'm not nuts about the grille but it is growing on me. (Still pushing for a billet grille...we'll see.) What I really like is that while mine is still new (just turned 700 miles), some of you have had yours for upwards of a year and still no major problems to speak of.
May 13, 2003 (1:28 pm)
rob35cts, you said you used $3540 in GM Card rebates. The GM Card website states that only $1000 can be used toward the CTS. Did you get some kind of special consideration?
May 13, 2003 (1:40 pm)
I think if you have the regular and not the "New GM card" you can apply all your earned rebates. The "New GM Card" doesn't have a cap on how much you earn but a cap on how much you can apply to a particular vehicle. The regular card caps off at $500 a year. You can read more about this at http://www.gmcard.com/GMCard/apply/faq/bp_faqcontent.jsp
May 13, 2003 (3:33 pm)
johnnycsk, thanks for the info. I have the original GM Card and from what I understand can apply the total rebate amount towards my purchase. It pays to read closely.
#2985 of 6595 rsteph & CTS Jerry
May 13, 2003 (4:09 pm)
Gosh I guess I should get a check from Cadillac shouldn't I? Wouldn't that be nice? Ha! We loved our Carmine Red '91 Caddy Sedan Deville but this car is really something else. Funny how a car will capture your imagination. I guess that's what really impresses me the most. I come from a family who owned Packards in the thirties and Cadillacs from the late thirties to the present. We also have a love affair with Chevys and other GM products. So I guess it's in the blood, somehow. I do own a Ford, but don't tell anyone (it has a Chevy V8 in it so that's OK I guess. LOL).
Like you, I do have some nitpicks about the car, but by in large it's great. -Jer:>)
May 13, 2003 (5:49 pm)
well I'd pretty much decided that I want to go with the CTS... unless my father can give me some sortta great other compromise that can convince me otherwise... I was talkin to my next door nabor and what do ya know... she too is buying a CTS rouphly in August the same time I will be so where gonna go in together and see if we can get a better deal... but I had a question I know the CTS comes with leather, can I get the heated seats option as a stand alone or do I have to get a package... I know I need a package to get the split folding seats... which I don't think i'm gonna waste my time on... I just wanted to know about the heated seats though.. thanx
#2987 of 6595 CJS2002..Heated Seats
May 13, 2003 (6:40 pm)
If you price out a CTS on the Kelley Blue Book website, it says you have to have the Luxury or Luxury Sport package to be able to add heated seats. Hope that helps.
May 13, 2003 (8:09 pm)
Cadillac.com.... CTS... Build Your Own... also indicates that you must have either the Lux or Lux Sport option to add heated seats.
May 13, 2003 (8:45 pm)
And, as negligent as we are not to point this out (I shall now rectify that)...It's interesting that Edmunds.Com lets you add the heated seats without the mandatory Lux or LuxSport pkg.