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#2083 of 2880 Consumer Reports CTS Rating
Feb 05, 2008 (6:30 pm)
Consumer Reports gives the CTS a good rating... Considering they have always been anti-US cars... They rate the TL and G35 better... they just couldn't get pass their bias against American cars.
From their on line article.
Upscale sports sedans: American dream--
Cadillac gives its German rivals a wake-up call
BMW and Mercedes-Benz have long been considered by many to set the standard in the sport-sedan category. But this month a newly redesigned Cadillac outscored cars from both of the German automakers in our 2008 upscale sport sedan review, earning high marks for agility, powertrain, and refinement.
The 2008 Cadillac CTS beat out the BMW 328i and the redesigned Mercedes-Benz C300 in our upscale sport-sedan group. It also outscored the freshened Saab 9-3 (all available to subscribers).
While the CTS vaults past most competitors, the Infiniti G35 and Acura TL still outscore it and lead the 2008 upscale sport sedan class in our Ratings
#2084 of 2880 Bullshit on the New engine!!!!!!
Feb 06, 2008 (2:00 pm)
With all due respect. replaceing an engine should never be an option on this new of a car. Do what i was famous for. Tie lemons on a string and run it across the top and sides of your car. park it legally in front of the dealer. Let the dealer get involved in pushing for a new car for you. Every prospective buyer will want to hear your story before they walk in the show room and look at the CTS. Trust me this works. the car is hot right now.
My Fuel pump went on my car with 200 miles on it.
I held a big sign that said...The real question is"when you turn your car on. DOES IT START????
They gave me oil changes and wheel alignments for the life of my lease.
Give them Hell
#2085 of 2880 Help on the Fog lights
Feb 06, 2008 (2:04 pm)
The look of them on the grill is awesome. However they are really not bright enough. can they be replaced with bright bulps within specs?
#2086 of 2880 Re: Help on the Fog lights [ctshadaflood]
Feb 06, 2008 (2:05 pm)
The look of them on the grill is awesome. However they are really not bright enough. can they be replaced with bright bulbs within specs?
#2087 of 2880 Re: I finally got it [rcantwell]
Feb 06, 2008 (7:49 pm)
Well guess what? My salesman called me today and said the car was "in the system." He couldn't give me a build date and said it would be another six weeks! I don't want to burn bridges with this dealer just yet but it sounds like it never got put in right or something and they're covering themselves. They have two CTS's in stock but I don't care for the options and or colors, One of them they've had since around the 1st of November at least so they're not as scarce as they want you to believe. Most people seem to be getting theirs in 4-5 weeks. I'll be going to the Chicago Auto Show in a few days and will talk to a Cadillac rep to see what's going on. If I could find one with the right color and options at a nearby dealership I would buy it the same day.
#2088 of 2880 Re: I finally got it [johnstingray]
Feb 07, 2008 (10:21 am)
I'm not sure it's a dealer issue. I think it has a lot to do with the option that you ordered on the car. I got mine loaded up with every option. I think this is why mine has taken so long to get entered into the system. I ordered mine on the 12 of Dec and didn't see it in the system until Jan 24th. I stopped at the dealer on the 18th to check the status of my order and at that point they informed me that the car that was ordered prior to mine just received a build date of the 21st. The nice thing about it is once you have a build date it about a week out. The lucky person that had the build date of the 21st, picked there new car on Sat the 26th. Now I'm only a few hrs from the plant, so I'm sure that cut's time off the overall cycle time.
Now for the good new, on Jan 29th I did receive my build date of 2-11-2008. I just can't wait..... Good Luck with yours
#2089 of 2880 Re: I finally got it [jharold]
Feb 08, 2008 (3:20 pm)
I have just ordered a White CTS as well and want to add the door guards. Do you remember how much extra your dealer charged to add the door guards? Thanks for your help.
#2090 of 2880 Re: I finally got it [woolman2]
Feb 08, 2008 (8:55 pm)
I called Cadillac a couple of days ago and they said it was scheduled to be built the week of Feb 18. It's nice to get somewhat of a concrete date. I can't wait for mine either!
#2091 of 2880 Re: I finally got it [gcoley]
Feb 09, 2008 (2:13 pm)
They didn't itimize the side molding on the paper work but I think they were between $300-400.
#2092 of 2880 Re: rcantwell's woes [sevenfeet0]
Feb 10, 2008 (12:17 pm)
My new engine has arrived at the dealership and they should start putting it in tomorrow ( Mon). I hope that this is the beginning of the end of this nightmare, and not the beginning of another chapter. Saw the CTS on Friday afternoon, it was pretty sickening, the car on a lift and the motor, transmission, entire front suspension, exhaust system laying on the floor underneath. I hope the technicians are sharp enough to put it back together right. They seemed pretty confident. Dealership said it will take at least two days to get it back together, they want the mechanic to take his time, then the car will have to be realigned, and the service manager wants to drive it himself for a day, so maybe I will have it back by the end of the week. I just want to let everyone know that I think GM totally left me hanging on this one. They should have at the very least immediately approved a new engine,instead they initially wanted to repair the old one. The dealership finally told them there was no way to repair the old one. With as much noise as they make about satisfaction and customer service a new car would not have been out of the question. Boils down to you can't change a zebra's stripes. It is still the same old GM doing business the same way. They can talk the talk but don't walk the walk. No wonder Toyota is kicking their ass.