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Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac CTS, Sedan
#2020 of 2880 Reply to rcantwell
Jan 27, 2008 (8:42 pm)
Perhaps the 2005 model CTS had no problems because the model had been out for a few years and they had time to get out the kinks. This is no excuse for Cadillac of course The Japanese cars are usually not problematic even in the first year of a model. But the 2008 CTS is the first year of the model. My dad always told me, don't buy the first year of a model. I am 45 now, and I still heed his advice. I wish you the best of luck with the Cadillac. Maybe it will redeem itself after you get through these annoying issues.
#2021 of 2880 re: Should Have Been Painted Bright Yellow by pmc4 [tntmyth]
Jan 27, 2008 (9:40 pm)
“2) SUNROOF COVER - The translucent cheesecloth cover for the sunroof. This is unacceptable. The cover needs to stop the light from coming through. The sun here in Florida and I suspect in other parts of the country like Texas, California, Arizona, and Nevada is just too strong. The shade needs to completely block out the sun. The other option is to offer a traditional sunroof.”
I live in the Silicon Valley, San Jose, California.
If they come to their senses and realized that the cheesecloth sun-shade is just for toys not for a luxury cars, or build a CTS with a traditional sunroof I would buy a fully loaded one today. I'm waiting for 2009 Model hoping they'll have that option; otherwise I'll go for Mercedes, I’m sure they’re going to treat me with respect and cover my head from the sun, when I don't need it, with an opaque sunroof shade..
#2022 of 2880 Re: Reply to rcantwell [tntmyth]
Jan 28, 2008 (3:51 am)
Yeah, I have always been told the same thing, this time I let my passion for the new style overtake my reason. Looks like I am regretting it, but I reasoned that I was buying the same engine that I had NO problems with in my 2005. Oh well, maybe I will find out something today, the service men are starting to scurry like mice when they see me coming. My service advisor is a smart ass young kid. Got smart with my wife on the phone the first time the car was in the shop. Said no rentals were available. I sternly pointed out to him that one of the privileges of being a Cady owner is that they WILL provide a rental,not might. After our first discussion, he has had a change of attitude where our car is involved. I am sure he calls me a jerk to my back, but he is very polite and respectful to my wife and I now. Maybe I will get a call this evening that it iall fixed. Yeah and pigs fly too. Thanks for letting me vent on this forum
#2023 of 2880 Re: Reply to rcantwell [rcantwell]
Jan 28, 2008 (5:02 am)
what type of problems are you guys incurring?? I have had the car for about a month now (DI, RWD, Premium Lux, FE3)...driving in the northeast, cold winter starts, etc...only about 500 miles on it and so far, THANK GOD no issues...i'm concerned reading blogs here...please advise.
#2024 of 2880 Re: Reply to rcantwell [adnanz]
Jan 28, 2008 (5:56 am)
Just remember that sqweaky wheels (even foul mouthed ones) seem to get the most attention. You do have to wonder if the guy with the problem approached the service manager with the same attitude (and language) as he did in his response above...and if perhaps that resulted in a less than cooperative attitude on the part of the dealer.
As for the problems, well, statistically, there are going to be some problems out there because it's just cost prohibitive to make everything perfect (even the FAA's risk analysis on aircraft assumes that there will be failures). I do have have to wonder, though, for those that trash a produce based on one bad purchase: The first time they have a serious argument with their wives do they turn off on all women and turn gay??
#2025 of 2880 Noise from rear of vehicle
Jan 28, 2008 (7:08 am)
Hi everyone... I'm having an issue with my 08 CTS and want to see if I can get some help with it.
While idling in drive, the car makes a rumbling/rattling sound from the rear end (it's kind of hard to describe). It doesn't do it all the time and at times its louder than others. If I release my foot from the brake, the noise stops. I'm not sure if it's an exhaust thing or not.
I've taken it to the dealership twice and they could not duplicate the issue. I picked it up Friday evening (1/26) and as soon as I pulled out of the dealership it started doing it again. I turned around and went back to the dealership and my service advisor took a ride with me again. This time he was able to hear it.
So it is back at the dealership today. Hopefully they can find and fix the issue... it's annoying!!
Have any of you experienced the same/similar thing?
#2026 of 2880 re: Should Have Been Painted Bright Yellow [rcantwell]
Jan 28, 2008 (8:31 am)
After reading your post... I think the main problem is your attitude!!!
#2029 of 2880 Re: Reply to rcantwell [vic10]
Jan 28, 2008 (3:39 pm)
For your information, I was very respectful to the dealership people until I started getting the run around and the old these things happen. This is my 17th new GM car and it hasn't happened till now on their top of the line car no less. I have moved past the service advisor and am now dealing directly with the service manager at the dealership, who is trying to be helpdul. They think the car has engine problems at 1800 miles. Want to pull the heads to inspect it further. I will not authorize this. Either I want a new motor or a new car. I didn't spend 40K to have a rebuilt engine in my car. The service manager is contacting his rep to find out what Cadillac will do. For your information vic10, nowhere have I trashed the entire CTS line, just this particular car which if you had it I bet you wouldn't be so smug. I can see that this isn't a forum to share experiences, just a forum for all of you to sing the wonderful praises of Cadillac.