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#1961 of 2880 2008 cts every option
Jan 08, 2008 (8:35 pm)
I picked up my CTS on November 13 2007.It has AWD,DI,performance brakes,18" wheels,Crystal Red,spoiler,mesh grille,It now has 2000 miles on it,both highway and NYC driving.I cannot find anything wrong.everything works as it should.I did have to put after market trim on the sides(should have came with the car standard).the car is without a doubt the best I have ever owned.the quality is top notch.Its quiet and powerful,and gets an average 16.8 mpg on regular gas.the moon roof and shade seem fine to me,I know it was a concern to some.I agree Cadillac has come up with the Car of the year,well done
#1962 of 2880 Re: 2008 cts every option [wacojohnny]
Jan 08, 2008 (11:36 pm)
Congrats on your car- I love mine too!
Just want to ask though...you mention a "mesh grille". What do you mean? Like the kind on the CTS-V? Was that standard for you, or did you put it on? And what kind of trim on the sides? Got any pics?
Jan 09, 2008 (3:55 pm)
I have about 600 miles on my car . I noticed from day one a rattle from the passenger side of the car . Anyone notice this , or any other types of rattles . I have the sport suspension .
#1964 of 2880 Re: Rattles [arby1]
Jan 09, 2008 (5:39 pm)
Arby 1, I've test driven a fully loaded CTS in September with DI/auto, panoramic sunroof and all season 18" tires. When my son was driving it, I was in the back seat and I felt and heard rattle in the back, I didn't feel it or hear it while I was driving. I thought that was my son pushing the power too hard.
#1965 of 2880 Re: Rattles [arby1]
Jan 09, 2008 (5:50 pm)
My neighbor (who by the way couldn't resist the urge to park one of these babies in his garage after seeing mine) had some rattle issues. He has the AWD regular engine but the rattles were limited to the sunroof (fixed) and currently in the rear near the speaker area - nothing external.
I have subtle vibrations coming from the window control panel of both doors when the audio bass is vibrating a certain way - and with my music choices, it should not be an issue. I do have the 5:1 surround that pushes the bass up front.
#1966 of 2880 Re: Rattles [jdavis12]
Jan 09, 2008 (8:49 pm)
I don't have a sunroof or AWD . I first thought that it was the loose buckle of the seatbelt hitting the door , but I heard it even after buckling it in . I am thinking that it is located in the B pillar which houses the seatbelt retraction mechanism . I also noticed a vibration today , for the first time , which I guess did come from the radio bass . I don't have the surround sound .
I will have someone drive me around so that I can be a passenger and pinpoint the rattle . Thanks for the two posts .
Jan 10, 2008 (8:45 am)
I also have the sport suspension and at times with the harder ride with the low profile tires, you can get that jolt to create a rattle. I found mine to be on the passenger side doors. Try some lube on the rubber gaskets on both doors. Mine went away. I did have to stick the tech in the back seat as i was driving, but together we did find the problem. Good luck
#1968 of 2880 Re: 2008 cts every option [wacojohnny]
Jan 10, 2008 (2:05 pm)
Was the mesh grille standard?
#1969 of 2880 Re: 2008 cts every option [cosmo13]
Jan 10, 2008 (6:05 pm)
More than likely a dealer-installed thing. Well, at least that's better than the vinyl roof I saw on a '08 CTS last month.
#1970 of 2880 Re: Rattles [ctshadaflood]
Jan 10, 2008 (9:34 pm)
Thanks . I will try it . I have always gotten the FE2 sportier suspension on my cars and I never had a problem where the tightness would create a rattle . I hope it works . By "tech in the back seat ", do you mean that you brought it to the dealer and a service tech took a test ride with you ?