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#1 of 23 Cadillac DTS: New Owner Reports!
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jul 21, 2006 (10:03 am)
Just recently picked it up your DTS? Tell us about it here!
#2 of 23 Just Picked Up My New DTS
Jul 08, 2006 (4:07 am)
I picked up my new DTS yesterday (black with cashmere interior). Needless to say, I'm still in that "new car euphoria" stage, but I'm really pleased with the vehicle. The Lux III edition is loaded with technology but it is all surprisingly easy to use. The overall look of the black paint job is very formal....for now, I'm glad I decided to go with it rather than the red, but we'll see if keeping it clean becomes tiresome!
I am also a tall driver (6'5") and the seat travel and interior room is outstanding. I was originally investigating an STS, but my first visit to the dealer nixed that idea due to it being a mid-size rather than a full-size vehicle.
I'll try to keep everyone updated on the ownership experience as I go. For now, this is one beautiful vehicle and I'm very excited.
#3 of 23 Re: Cadillac DTS: New Owner Reports! [KarenS]
Jul 25, 2006 (6:45 am)
Have 4500 miles on mine and no complaints. It gives a terrific ride and gets more than 5 mpg better than my 07 Tahoe.
#4 of 23 Follow Up Report on our New DTS
Dec 01, 2006 (12:19 pm)
It's been nearly 5 months and we took our DTS in for its first oil change at 4500 miles today. Although the oil life monitor still read 54% remaining, I just couldn't bring myself to wait much longer (even though everyone, including the dealer, says to trust the computer).
This is the only maintenance we've had to perform on the car. The only other time it was 'out of service' was to replace the stereo head unit back in September. The stereo display went blank, then we lost all sound. The next morning the sound was back but still had no display. Rather than just re-program the electronics the dealer replaced the entire head unit. I don't know if they replaced it because it's the upgraded Bose system, but it's working fine now. One fault on the dealer's part: they forgot to take our 3 CD's out of the unit before sending it away. Thank goodness we have uploaded every bit of our music onto the PC so we can sync with our MP3 player (which, by the way, plugs into the face of our stereo).
Overall mileage (according to the onboard computer) is running 18 mpg, which is only one less than my previous 2001 Concorde LXi with a 6-cylinder. On the short trips we have taken (the longest has been 50 miles or so) we are getting about 27 mpg. My daily commute has been 6 miles each way, but my new job will double that number including some highway miles so I'm expecting to see a change in consumption.
We still love this car and get compliments everywhere we go. Even the service tech at the Mobil oil change station told me I had a 'sweet ride'.....he couldn't have been more than 25 years old.
#5 of 23 new 2007 dts
Mar 14, 2007 (5:59 am)
Mar 14, 2007 (6:01 am)
Having problems with my new car. Has been in the shop 3 times for the same problem "service suspension system" also found that the deck light is cracked. Have had the car since December, anyone else having the same problems?
#7 of 23 Re: 2007 dts [maryannd]
Mar 23, 2007 (2:51 am)
My car is not having the suspension system issue, but my rear deck-lid brake light also has a few hairline cracks. I've looked at a couple other DTS's in parking lots around town and they are cracked too. Looks like an assembly problem at the factory, maybe? I haven't taken it in for replacement yet but plan to do that very soon.
The only other issue I have is the driver information center repeatedly says "Replace Remote Key Battery" even though I've done that twice already. The message goes off for about a week then comes back. It's annoying but doesn't cause any performance issues. I'll have that looked at when I take it in to get the deck-lid brake light repaced.
#8 of 23 new 2007 DTS
Apr 20, 2007 (12:09 pm)
We have had the 2007 for about 5 months. It is lux 2. This is our 5th Cadillac and overall the best. About 14 to 15 mpg in town and approx. 24 mpg (CA. gas) on the hiway at 70 mph. The trunk stoplight was cracked and replaced under warranty.
The only real problem is an "easy exit" drivers seat that only goes all the way back. Can it still be programed to a custom setting (i.e. half way )?
#9 of 23 new 2007 DTS "easy exit" feature
May 23, 2007 (11:52 am)
I finally got an answer from Cadillac regarding the ability to program "the easy exit" drivers seat settings. You can't. The seat only moves all the way back when using this setting. This infringes onto the rear seat passenger.
Another intermittent problem is rear seat seatbelts locking up when being used( passenger or booster seat).
#10 of 23 Re: Cadillac DTS: New Owner Reports! [KarenS]
Jun 11, 2007 (6:48 pm)
I BOUGHT A NEW 2007 CADILLAC DTS. AFTER 3 WEEKS AND 800 MILES, THE WIRES IN THE ENGINE BURNED. CADILLAC CALLS THIS A MINOR MALFUNCTION. I CALL IT A LEMON. AVOID CADILLAC AND GM. YOULL ONLY HAVE SORROW AND MISERY. WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW.