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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
#5904 of 6595 For service: Follow the manual or the dealer recommendations?
Nov 25, 2004 (9:37 am)
I have been to 2 Cadillac dealers, I have a 2003 CTS, and both recommend much more be done at each service than the manual. Also, they recommend service more often. I know that the manufacturer tries to minimize the cost of owning the car when developing service schedules. In today's environment, can you just follow the service schedule that came with the car and keep it in good running order?
#5905 of 6595 Re: For service: Follow the manual or the dealer recommendations? [micsmi]
Nov 26, 2004 (3:45 pm)
I plan on following what the manual recommends. Dealers exist for only one reason and that is profit. If Cadillac will honor my warranty for only doing what it recommends, then that is what I will do.
#5906 of 6595 Re: For service: Follow the manual or the dealer recommendations? [danf1]
Nov 26, 2004 (10:31 pm)
Just remember that the manual differentiates between normal and hard driving, and hard driving can be short trips around town, or driving in a dusty situation.
Also make sure you get rid of the car before the warranty runs out.
Nov 27, 2004 (7:44 am)
I have always assumed that I am in severe driving conditions. Even if I am not, at least I'll be safe. As far as keeping it past warranty, I tend to trade cars when they need tires, so that hasn't been a problem for me.
Nov 27, 2004 (11:50 am)
Be careful, these days your tires can outlast your warranttee.
Cadillac replaced my tires under warrantee at about 20K miles, so I expect the car will have at least 60K miles before the tires need replacing.
#5909 of 6595 Re: [bingoman]
Nov 27, 2004 (12:21 pm)
I plan on using snow tires in the winter too. That could slow down my vicious trade cycle and stop all of my inequity problems. I hope I can keep it 3 years.
Nov 27, 2004 (3:32 pm)
You had better get an extended warranty. lol
Nov 27, 2004 (8:52 pm)
Does anyone who owns an 05 CTS have an opinion they are willing to post? Have the problems posted here regarding previous model years been resolved?
I have received what seems to be a pretty nice lease offer on a Luxury/Sports package CTS.
Thanks in advance.
#5912 of 6595 Re: [gator5000e]
Nov 27, 2004 (10:37 pm)
Most of the early buyers seem to be satisfied with their cars, that is the '03 owners. The amount of traffic on this board has greatly diminished as of '04 and '05. From what I have seen whether or not problems have been resolved depends on the quality of your dealer. I for one have had excellent response from my dealer's service department and any problems that I have had have been promptly attended to. Others on the board have complained that their dealers ignored or poorly serviced their problems, although I would say they are a distinct minority.
That said, I would try to speak with some of the dealer's customers before I selected a new dealer to sell and service my car.
#5913 of 6595 rear end whine
Nov 29, 2004 (7:25 am)
I've read lots of posts about the rear end whine in the CTS and lots of people who had them replaced by Cadillac. I haven't seen a single one that said the rear end failed or broke down. Mine has 3500 miles at this point and sometimes with the windows down and no A/C turned on you can hear the whine noise. But other times I don't even notice it. I'm wondering why everybody is so upset about it. You have a 48,000 mile warranty.