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You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
#3 of 64 Re: CTS Quality [cumptrnrd]
Apr 30, 2006 (8:06 pm)
(i.e. how the 2006 Buick Lucerne is using the '91 Northstar V8) it would be much appreciated.
The Lucerne isn't using the same Northstar that was created in 1991' Actually their has been a few revisions to the Northstar oe of them which allows the current Northstar to run on 87' octane if one chooses to do so at a minor hp. loss.
I have a '01 Pontiac Montana, and I'm very reluctant to buy another GM vehicle, be it a Chevy or a Cadillac. In 70,000 miles, we've already had the transmission rebuilt, AC compressor and condensor replaced, and the majority of the major brake system components replaced, just to name a few major problems. Compared to its competition at the time, at $35k, the car was not even cheap either.
I'm sorry you had a few problems with the Montana. All I can say is they are getting better with quality. GM isn't taking steps backward, but is taking leaps forward in quality and reliability. Sure some models have a ways to go, but it's getting better.
If I'm about to drop another $30k+ on another GM, I want to make sure it's not a money pit like our Montana. Thanks.
For peace of mind I reccommend getting the GM bumper to bumper factory warranty up to 100K negotiated in the final sale of your vehicle if you pay cash, or do a traditional finace loan. The standard 4 yr. 50K should cover most on a lease, unless you buy more miles upfront and drive it further than the avg. person.
P.S. Check out the 60 minutes video posted on his site if you want to get a peek at the CTS interior and grill.
#4 of 64 Re: CTS Quality [cumptrnrd]
Apr 30, 2006 (9:32 pm)
We have an '05 CTS. This is the first Cadillac for us. I am impressed with the car. We have 22,000 miles on the car and I am pleased with the service. In the beginning, we had a recall on a computer chip. They are all standing around here. Other than that, it has been trouble free.
One thing that you will need to remember is to keep the tires rotated. The recommendation is to do this at least every 7,500 miles. I did not and the tires became very noisy.
#5 of 64 Re: CTS Quality [cumptrnrd]
May 01, 2006 (1:25 pm)
My wife has owned a 2003 CTS since March 2002, one of the first delivered to the Washington DC area. It has been pretty much trouble free and is as much fun to drive as when she first got it. On those infrequent occasions when it has needed work the Cadillac dealer has been great. I drive a Lexus GX470 and find the Lexus dealer displays an attitude and arrogance which we used to find only with the dealers handling the upscale German products. In summary the CTS is a great car and do not underestimate the importance of the dealer.
#6 of 64 Re: CTS Quality [slopoke1]
May 01, 2006 (4:18 pm)
I definitely don't discount the importance of the dealer anymore, especially when the dealer we bought our Montana pretty much sent us out to our death.
6 months after doing a complete brake job, our front pads were completely worn, and the dealer simply told us that we needed another brake job and that they had worn so fast due to "driving style." That was after religious regular mainteance and loyalty to the same dealer. I refused to accept that explanation, and they made me sign a waiver before they let me take the car.
When we got the car checked out elsewhere, the caliper lines were pinched, so it was basically like we were driving with our foot on the brake, and the wheel cylinders in the rear drums were leaking, which explains why we had to get the brakes adjusted EVERY time we brought the car in. Not to mention that the tie rods were pretty worn, and the dealer didn't even mention it.
Anyway, I'm glad to be reading good things about the CTS. I have heard all good things about it, but after such a bad experience with a GM car, it's hard to commit to another one.
So... Just get an '06, or wait for the '08? Hmm...
#7 of 64 Re: CTS Quality [cumptrnrd]
May 01, 2006 (4:19 pm)
Can anybody from the Chicagoland area make a recommendation on a good dealership? I don't mind paying a little more if it means much better service in the long run (note I said a LITTLE ).
#9 of 64 Re: CTS Quality [cumptrnrd]
May 01, 2006 (5:31 pm)
where in the chicagoland area are you?
#10 of 64 Re: CTS Quality [snakeweasel]
May 03, 2006 (3:16 pm)
Hey, I recognize you from the '06 Sonata board. haha
I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Heard of Northbrook?
#11 of 64 Re: CTS Quality [cumptrnrd]
May 03, 2006 (3:39 pm)
yeah I know northbrook but not familar with any of the dealers near there.
#12 of 64 Re: CTS Quality [cumptrnrd]
May 04, 2006 (11:54 am)
Listen, this is not really GM's fault.
Although it seems everything is GM's fault if it occurs with GM cars. In this case, its not your fault (the driver), but that dealer needs to be sued.
There needs to be some sort of action you can take. Not only does it speek poorly of the the people who work in that dealership, or the Brand assciated with that dealership, but also lack of human concern. This goes beyond buying any car. GM engineered this Vehicle to be better than world class, and it is in many ways one of the most advanced 4 doors GM ever made for the price.
This is a matter of justice, you would have had a much better experience if the dealer did his/her job. Get a Lawyer, and sue that dealership for everything they have.
Usually i think lawsuits hurt everyone, but in this case, get them!
Oh yea, and I would wait for the '08