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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
#5859 of 6595 Re: That is horrible [exalteddragon1]
Oct 20, 2004 (10:00 pm)
"Someone should send GM a letter or something. They are shooting themselves in the foot again... "
Yea, that is on my list of things to do. All car makers experience problems with their vehicles from time to time, its how the manufacturer reacts to those problems that shows the differences between them.
Lexus had some problems with a drive line thump in some early production GX470's, which is the one I replaced the CTS with. They instituted running changes on the production line to fix the problem on later builds. My 2004 Lexus GX470 is coded as a "9700G" build. They started the model year with "9700a", so there have been enough improvements during the model year to have 6 differnt build designations.
Cadillac doesn't do that,they just keep churning out the defective ones, even when they know there is a problem. That's a whole different corporate culture between Lexus and Cadillac.
#5860 of 6595 Re: Rear End Howl [golfnut5]
Oct 20, 2004 (10:09 pm)
Thanks, I have about 500 miles on the Lexus so far, and not one rattle or anything at all has gone wrong with it.
I agree with you that the CTS is a fun car to drive when it's working right. The rattles drove me crazy the first two months, and my dealer's service manager told me "it would take too long for us to track them down, just live with it". I talked to the General Manager of the dealership, and he seemed helpful and said he would check into it and call me the next day. He never called. After the Cadillac help line gave lots of sympathy, and absolutely no help (they should be renamed the Cadillac sympathy line), I tried another Cadillac dealer and found one that was great to work with and knew how to fix Cadillacs.
Ater experienceing all the problems getting sonething as obvious as dashboard rattles fixed, I had no wish to go through the aggrevation of trying to get them to fix the whine. If they even have a fix for it.
The 3.6 L engine and that 5 speed Hydramatic transmission were exceptionally nice though, fully world class.
BTW, credit where credit is due. The really bad Cadillac dealer that I bought my CTS from, and who had no interest in fixing all the rattles was... RUSS DARROW CADILLAC in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The MUCH better dealer who was great to work with and fixed the rattles was .. CREST CADILLAC in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Oct 22, 2004 (7:15 am)
Just hit 10,000 trouble free miles on my '04 Lux.
The VP of Operations got his 525 <previous body> about 2 months before I got my CTS. He keeps challenging me to a race, but backs down whenever I respond with:
"Good thing I just had the back end of the car washed for you to see it"
"Are you comfortable with the idea that a Cadillac will beat your 'Ultimate Driving Machine'?"
#5865 of 6595 Re: [Robberbarron]
Oct 22, 2004 (7:41 am)
Challenging your CTS with a 525 would be like bringing a knife to a gunfight.... or being a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.
Oct 22, 2004 (8:28 am)
They sure have dropped off. I sometimes think that all the eager posters at the beginning were people who are interested in new model luxury cars but never buy them. Would sure be nice to see more postings positive and negative from CTS OWNERS.
#5867 of 6595 Re: Posts [tetedepierre]
Oct 22, 2004 (9:03 am)
"I sometimes think that all the eager posters at the beginning were people who are interested in new model luxury cars but never buy them."
I'm only interested in used model luxury cars and the CTS hasn't been around long enough. The 3.6's will need to get below $20K first.
Oct 22, 2004 (10:12 am)
would beat the living crap out of the 525! The CTS is defenetly a powerhouse. But you got a Lux, why not a LuxSport? the Lux does not handle aswell (to my understanding) due to a softer suspension. What model 525 does he have?