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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
#3668 of 6595 wulf007 - New Cadillacs
Jun 26, 2003 (10:43 am)
I just got to see the SRX right before the demonstrator from Michigan was leaving the dealership.Base price is about $38,000. I did see the fold down seats, but he had to show me the headlight washers. (no wipers). I asked why no wipers and he said that the spray comes out with enough force that while driving the headlight lenses just get clean and dry nicely. He thought it was cool!The sun roof or moon roof is just so large.
The only thing that he mentioned about the CTS V was that the cars won't show up at dealers until late Jan.
The local dealer has a 2004 CTS with the 3.6 engine but won't show it off yet til they move more of the 2003. They have 5 2003s left, most of which are fully loaded autos with great deals. He also said that manual trans are in higher demand right now because there will be none available until the CTS V and much later production of the 2004 CTS.
They had to search for a 2003 with a manual trans for a local Dr. and had to go to 6 dealers before one would dealer trade . They want to hold on to the manuals.
The 3.6 engine is very quiet while idling ( he started it ) and he said that it was surprisingly fast. It is silver with a two tone interior. Dash looks similar but the cruise is no longer on the steering wheel. A gauge is visible and not a clock in the dash (Yeah!)I may have to go back because they have it in a secure area not visible to the public and the salesman could stay there and I couldn't be there alone. No test drives yet. He expects two more in a few weeks.A red and a blue.
Jun 26, 2003 (12:07 pm)
Dash looks similar but the cruise is no longer on the steering wheel.
Acck. Why would they move a control like that, which is well liked by most people in my experience? Please don't tell me it will be dumped on cheapo multi-function stalk!
#3670 of 6595 Cruise Control - tornado25
Jun 26, 2003 (12:41 pm)
You guessed it! It's on the left stalk!
Jun 26, 2003 (1:09 pm)
I expect mine to arrive in the mail soon.
#3673 of 6595 cu95 Volume on base radio
Jun 26, 2003 (2:15 pm)
cu95, my wife and I have both noticed the same thing. It's annoying because one 'notch' is too soft and when you turn it to the next 'notch' it's too loud. What's AS annoying or more so, is that there is a slight delay when choosing tracks on the CD in which it mutes the very start of the song and quickly fades in. Also,the rewind and f-forward buttons are virtually useless as the response time is agonizingly slow. To top things off I hate Bose and think the stereo sounds like crap although for a stock car stereo I guess it's pretty decent...a good thing since I'm stuck with it due to it's integration with the car.
Fortunately, my gripes about the car (including the stereo) are minor! Other than a few irritating 'features' the CTS is an INCREDIBLE car.
On another note, did I hallucinate the post linking to the GM site with all the cool CTS-V videos?? It seems to have disappeared???
Jun 26, 2003 (3:30 pm)
My copy arrived in today's mail. I also saw a copy on a news stand so if it's not there today it should be there shortly. B4Z is right with the #s but MT says the new motor "doesn't yet match the standards set by infinit's more powerful 3.5 or BMWs silken in-line sixes". We'll see. Also say it is on sale currently.
Jun 26, 2003 (5:02 pm)
It's interesting that dealers are holding on to their in stock manuals instead of trading them . Looks like there may be a premium on the manual?? That would invalidate a lot of posted theory that the manuals were a no sell and dealers couldnt get rid of them
Jun 26, 2003 (5:41 pm)
Hi everyone, great to check in again and still see a high level of enthusiasm for your cars. We're glad you're enjoying them. I hope it's o.k. with you guys, I've brought up this forum in some of our meetings to give an example of the true enjoyment owners are getting out of the CTS, and the fact that most of your annoyances are being addressed. It does mean a lot to our team that in the end, people who commit to the car by writing a check are happy with the purchase. By the way, I just got back from the Nurburgring with the V and I can't wait for a group like you to get your first drives in this thing. It is a hoot! Who'd of thought and extra 180hp would feel so right!
#3677 of 6595 Leaky License Plate Surround - mcgreenx by mannytranny
Jun 26, 2003 (6:48 pm)
They didn't say how long it is expected to take to get the "Lamp/surround," but I didn't ask. Hope it's not too long. I suspect there are a lot to supply.
The unit cost of $510 plus labor for the initial inspection to determine if a warranty replacement is necessary, and to remove and replace, would probably be well above $600.