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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
#6483 of 6595 Re: Here we go again... [baron87]
May 06, 2006 (3:38 pm)
Re cts, I have a 2006 w/sport/luxury pkg, 3.6 and all options except auto trans. I bought it for the handling, ride, appearance, and because I had good service from my 1993 seville sts (now has 200,000 mi and runs nearly as new). I have enjoyed the cts and am surprised by excellent mileage, only once below 22, and over 26 on a trip. Quality seems excellent.
Things I don't like:
Since I ordered navigation, the rearview mirror compass is deleted- why? This compass is very useful and is always on, when provided. My daughter's Toyota had both nav and the compass.
The sunroof does not automatically retract when you shut the motor off, and gives no warning that it is open. This seems stupid, and I'm sure any customer who forgot to close it and got drenched seats will remember this when shopping for the next car.
However- now the main concern. At 5000 mi the car developed a surge or bucking when accelerating fairly hard in 1st or 2nd gears. This is like when pulling out into traffic. The dealer found no computer codes so pronounced it not a problem. Now I'm working with Cadillac to see if it can be remedied, or alternately lemon-lawed. I really like the car and hope it can be fixed. It is a great driver.
#6484 of 6595 Re: Here we go again... [bill86]
May 08, 2006 (10:35 am)
In regard to deletion of rearview mirror compass when Navigation is ordered, it has to be a Cadillac decision, not a GM. I just got my 06 Corvette and it has both the mirror compass AND Navigation. By the way, the 6 speed auto Corvette is fantastic! Awesome power and still great mileage if so desired. On the way back from pickup at the National Corvette Museum, I averaged 60-70 mph for initial break in and obtained an average 31 mpg for the trip. I am still learning how to operate the Nav system, especially the voice commands.
PS, my daily driver is a 03 CTS and I love it also. However it is now feeling neglected on the weekends.
#6485 of 6595 CTS Insurance rating
May 12, 2006 (6:04 am)
I just received new insurance bills from State Farm for our vehicles. Lexus SUV and Oldsmobile Van Liability Coverage (100, 300, 50) coverage cost went down by 3%. 2003 CTS liability rate went up 11%. Has anyone else had similar experience?
May 12, 2006 (8:28 am)
better when Caddilac was considerred an 'old mans car'
#6488 of 6595 Re: Here we go again... [bill86]
May 20, 2006 (12:31 pm)
Hello Bill86 - Your car is equipped just the way I am considering ordering one -- manual transmission with sport package.
However, do you, or does anyone else, know what changes, if any, were made to the sport package for '06? I have not been able to pinpoint them, but read last year that the changes were going to be significant. Is that true?
#6491 of 6595 2008/09 CTS Coupe
May 23, 2006 (4:33 pm)
OK, now I'm really in quandry, I had convinced myself that driving a 4 dr sedan wouldn't be like driving my old man's car especially if it looked like the 08 CTS. Then I read the Autoweek spy article about a new 09 CTS Coupe which is being strongly considered by Caddy. I instantly started to salivate.
So now come the slew of new questions; when will it be available, what will the power train be like and ... will it be available with AWD?
Evok, I'm depending on you.