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#1948 of 2880 2008 Cadillac CTS Equipment
Jan 06, 2008 (10:54 am)
This is a note of interest to potential 2008 Cadillac CTS buyers.
Ten years ago all Cadillac's came with a built in "garage door opener" but one can spend $43,000 for the 2008 CTS with luxury upgrades and have a car that doesn't have a garage door opener. The car manual shows one installed as standard equipment but I have this car and General Motors has gone on record to say that one cannot be installed on my car. The compartment for this equipment is on the car but no wiring has been installed for this provision. This is a big disappointment for a car that is highlighted by General Motors as the Cadillac of the year.
#1949 of 2880 Re: CTC - Clarkster [jpenn]
Jan 06, 2008 (12:00 pm)
I'm right there with you on waiting for the CTC
...but what on Earth would make you think the CTC will be a rebadged Camaro? They are not even on the same architecture yet (Zeta Camaro vs Sigma CTS). Did Cadillac create the CTS as a rebadged G8? NO! Don't worry. GM is back on track and as we have seen from the GMT900s, CTS, Malibu, and Enclave, every successive launch from here on out will be extraordinary.
#1950 of 2880 Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS Equipment [nathess]
Jan 06, 2008 (1:06 pm)
The universal home remote a.k.a. garage door opener is part of the Comfort and Convenience package. Did you order that? If not, you didn't buy a garage door opener.
#1951 of 2880 2008 Cadillac CTS Equipment
Jan 06, 2008 (10:54 pm)
For the price you are paying most of those options should not be options. My 2002 minivan ($35,000 cdn, $28,000 us) had the homelink (with garage door opener) as stardard. Maybe you can add it later, in case you forgot.
#1952 of 2880 Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS Equipment [autowrite]
Jan 07, 2008 (3:55 am)
so since your minivan also came with 3 rows of seating I suppose you are also mad that the CTS don't either.
#1953 of 2880 Re: MPGs [emathisen]
Jan 07, 2008 (7:19 am)
I too have a fully loaded CTS with AWD. With a little under 700 miles on the odometer and mostly city driving, I have been averaging 16.8 MPG. As a comparison, I also drive a MB CLS with a 304 HP V8 that averages 19.8 MPG in mostly city driving. For what it's worth. I do love the CTS though as does my wife.
#1954 of 2880 My CTS Ordering Adventure
Jan 07, 2008 (8:46 am)
On November 28th I requested the Cadillac dealer to order me the DI, white diamond, performance collection package, luxury level one package, wood trims, spare tire and chrome wheels. The dealer called on December 26th and said the car would be delivered within a week. I asked him for the vin number so I could verify the order. When I went on line and checked the vin, I found that the dealer had added the performance luxury package which included the luxury level 2 package that I didn’t want and had left off the chrome wheels which I did want. I called the dealer and asked him about the order and he said "wait until the car is delivered and see what’s not correct". I did not want to wait. The next day I went to the dealer with a copy of the window summary showing what would be on the car. The dealer tried to convince me that the only way to get the luxury level package was to take the performance luxury package. After I showed them one of their own brochures with luxury level one as a stand alone option they dropped that argument. I told them I wanted to reorder the car. The dealer responded “they were too busy and I would have to come back next week to reorder”. I said no thanks and left. The next day, December 28th, I went to another dealer across town and ordered another CTS. I'm hoping this time they get it right!!!
#1955 of 2880 Re: My CTS Ordering Adventure [jharold]
Jan 07, 2008 (12:29 pm)
Are you walking away from your deposit ?
#1956 of 2880 Re: My CTS Ordering Adventure [arby1]
Jan 07, 2008 (12:41 pm)
No, got my deposit back...
#1957 of 2880 Re: 2008 Cadillac CTS Equipment [nathess]
Jan 07, 2008 (2:33 pm)
The sales brochure lists the Universal home remote as part of the Luxury Level II package, which is also a part of the Premium Luxury Collection. If your car contains either of those options the remote should have been included. If not, you might try to purchase the necessary parts from your dealers parts department and have it installed by an independent auto electrician.