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#6295 of 6595 New Caddy web site and 2006 CTS-V
Sep 15, 2005 (7:40 am)
A few notes...
The new Cadillac web site is awesone. Great job to whomever did it. It's generally well organized and easy to find what you want. The broadband movies everywhere are a great enhancement.
I notice in the 2006 CTS-V pictures that there is an exterior photo showing a wheel that isn't offered as an option. It's a pretty cool looking wheel compared to the standard CTS-V one. Does anyone know anything about it?
The CTS is due for a complete makeover in 2008 and none of us knows what it looks like. It's been widely reported that the SRX and STS will get new interiors in the next year to keep them competitive (Motor Trend's editor-in-chief alluded to it months ago) but I wonder if they will even bother doing it next year with the CTS since that is supposed to be the last year of the current car. The SRX's replacement has been reported to be delayed to 2010(!), so a new interior is more important for that vehicle.
Sep 16, 2005 (2:42 pm)
Meybe instead of changine it they will just add a few more wood trim pieces to teh STS, i really cannot see them overhauling the interrior and leaving the exterrior alone. Also, they could probably use the STS interrior for another car, much like the CTS interrior is used in the SRX.
Hey people, how about a CTS and STS coupe? That would really round out the line. I see so many G35 coupes its staggering. C'mon Cadillac!
#6297 of 6595 2003 CTS coolant
Sep 19, 2005 (10:00 pm)
Checking Coolant warning was on for my 2003 CTS. Checked user menu, stated dexcool coolant is needed. Went to NAPA, there have a "NAPA" brand coolant works on any maker and type of vehicles. Any comment? Thanks.
#6298 of 6595 CTS Coupe
Sep 20, 2005 (8:12 am)
I'm with exaulteddragon, it's time to bring back the Eldorado in CTS format. The competition is moving back to offering coupes such as M-B CLK350, BMW 3 & 6 series, Infinity G35, Lexus is rumored to have an IS350 coupe and there's been spy photos of a Lexus SC430 to do battle with the BMW 600 coupe. C'mon Caddy, take the CTS to the next level with a true Euro Coupe.
#6299 of 6595 Re: 2003 CTS coolant [tester1] **corrected**
Sep 20, 2005 (2:16 pm)
You should check to make sure that the NAPA formulation is the orange, long-life variety, and that it meets GM specification GM6277M. If it has a "DEX-COOL(R)-compatible" statement mark on the label, it may not meet the spec. There are a number of aftermarket brands that are certified by GM, including Shell, Prestone, Chevron Texaco. Not sure about NAPA.
There are quite a few red/orange/yellow-colored coolants out there that do not meet the spec.
Sep 20, 2005 (2:21 pm)
Has anyone driven the '06 with the 3.6L and the 5-speed automatic with driver shift (the "manumatic")? How does it compare to the "regular" 5-speed automatic on the '04-05's, and does it still have the "Sport" mode?
Sep 23, 2005 (11:35 am)
Now have 20,500 miles on a sports lux with everythihg except navigation. Love the car,but! The module that controls the info readouts seems to be dicey. It sets trip A and trip B readings back to 0 at odd intervals. Also ran me out of gas the other day. Was trying to get to an economy truck stop and it kept telling me 70 kilometer range until, oops, out of gas. Thank God for Onstar. Had a can of gas poured in within 20 minutes. Can anyone comment on this module problem. By the way I love OnStar, no kidding.
The tires roar. Also they are within 4000 miles of wearing out. The dealer tells me I should have rotated them more and to suffer until I replace them. But he says "Don't replace with GoodYear use Michilen" Also says that Cadallac is still putting same tires on the 2006 model. Any Comments?
The rear axle is whining again when transmitting power. Had it replaced at about 4000 miles and it stopped for a while. Been whining now for about 6000 miles. Anyone else have this problem? Several dealers have told me that this happens on all CTS vehicles. This seems dubious to me.
Great Car, but I wonder if the Japenese and German vehicles suffer from similar even if different annoyances.
#6303 of 6595 Re: 2004 CTS Annoyances [tetedepierre]
Sep 25, 2005 (1:02 pm)
I had a 2003 CTS with the same problem and now with my 2005 CTS.The trip computer and fuel used zeroes intermettently.You will know when it happens because the cd's start moving in the radio console.You should never go by driving range. You can go by fuel used which would have told you that you used up your fuel tank before stalling.Of course , that would only work if your gauge didn't zero out on you.
#6304 of 6595 Re: 2004 CTS Annoyances [arby1]
Sep 26, 2005 (10:29 am)
I have a somewhat different problem with my 2002 Seville. Since the transmission needed a solenoid switch replaced, which required removal of both the engine and transmission, the fuel used randomly adds a half gallon to the fuel used. I think that this happens on startup, but I am not sure. Anyway the average MPG is low, and gradually it improves until the next extra half gallon is added. I did notice it once when I filled up and noted that the fuel used was 60.9 gallons, and then after leaving the gas station, noticed that (a hundred feet later) the fuel used was 61.5 gallons. I plan to bring this up at the next oil change.