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You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
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Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac CTS, Sedan
#2432 of 2880 Re: CTS Recommendations [sls002]
Jul 11, 2008 (6:22 pm)
Here are a few comments from Car & Driver in an article dated April 2008 written by John Philips comparing the base V-6 and the DI engine.
"Around town, the base V-6 emits a charming growl right to is 7000-rpm redline. At full whack, it is 2dBA noisier than the DI. On the other hand, it's quieter at idle and at a 70mph cruise. Both engines offer smooth throttle tip-in and excellent idle quality." Speaking of both engines he goes on to say, "...in terms of engineering, value, and dynamic charm---(they) likely represent the finest effort in Cadillac's 106 year history." I hope that helps. Also for what it is worth, my new CST with the standard V-6 is a quiet as a tomb.
#2433 of 2880 Should I get Navigation and Sunroof options?
Jul 11, 2008 (7:37 pm)
I ordered a DI without these two options, but my dealer can get one quicker with these 2 additional options. I posted prior that I did not like the "cheesecloth" sunroof cover. Thinking some more about it, I might be able to live with it.
Survey: I usually keep a car for about 7 years. Do you think resale would be any better (or worse) with or without these 2 additional options?
Thanks for your opinions.
#2434 of 2880 Re: Should I get Navigation and Sunroof options? [james104]
Jul 11, 2008 (8:42 pm)
Went to NADA bluebook and a 2002 STS (no CTS back then) they allowed $500 each for the nav. and roof. If I was to guess I figured they wouldn't be worth any extra but was really wrong. Sounds like a good investment to me a useful. I have both in the wifes STS and I'm surprised just how much we use them The Nav I find I just love when on a trip somewhere else. We just drive around looking at the sights not worrying where we are or which way we went. When we decide on its time to go back to the motel or to eat we punch in what kind of food we want, it takes us there and after eating tell us to take us back to the motel without an arguement on we're lost and that man thiing about having to ask for directions.
#2435 of 2880 Re: Should I get Navigation and Sunroof options? [dmathews3]
Jul 12, 2008 (6:40 pm)
Thanks for the reply and doing the homework dmathews3, I did not think of doing that. Saving family arguments is worth it alone!
#2436 of 2880 Re: Should I get Navigation and Sunroof options? [james104]
Jul 13, 2008 (3:34 am)
With the Nav unit to get full use there is a slight learning curve sometimes but it is easy to use. I have found for example I had to go down by Detroit for a DR. to look at my hearing and he was on West Twelve Mile Road in Southfield. It took a while to find it on the Nav. as the Dr. letter had Twelve Mile different ways in 2 parts of the letter. 12 Mile and as Twelve Mile. Then there was W for West and of course West. When it was over and done West Twelve Mile was W `12 Mile. But we find the hardest thing is believing it sometimes after using it around home. It will get you where you want to go, but not always the way you are used to going. I know the shortcuts but it don't. You must learn to trust it.
#2437 of 2880 Re: Should I get Navigation and Sunroof options? [dmathews3]
Jul 13, 2008 (6:29 am)
Yes, I understand about different street spellings as I use google maps on my phone to do the same thing. Some additional questions if you would be so kind to answer:
1. Can a route be programmed into the unit while driving, or does the vehicle have to be in park, or stopped?
2. Does the screen always rise out of the dash when starting the car, or can it be programmed to stay down until called for?
3. How is the database for the POI and streets updated? Can you download from Cadillac and enter via a USB, or do you have to buy new DVD's, or via OnStar, or?
#2438 of 2880 Re: Should I get Navigation and Sunroof options? [james104]
Jul 13, 2008 (10:59 am)
1. No, GM has it setup so only limited functions work while the car is moving faster than about 2mph to stop you from playing with it while driving and having your eyes off the road. Don't know about the CTS but someone has made a plug in device that will over ride the safety GM has built into the STS.
2. Don't know I have a STS
3. You must buy the DVD's but GM gives you the first 3 years worth for free. I find that things don't really change that much except for new sub divisions and maybe new malls. A road always stays the same and the same McDonalds doesn't move either
#2439 of 2880 Re: Should I get Navigation and Sunroof options? [james104]
Jul 13, 2008 (11:51 am)
The screen only rises if it was up when the ignition was last turned off.
I was told a navigation upgrade could be downloaded from OnStar, but I believe that was ended when GM discontinued the three year free navigation upgrade earlier this year.
Jul 14, 2008 (1:33 pm)
Bought it last week. 2009, 1SA, radiant silver/ebony leather, automatic, PDW, PDR.
#2441 of 2880 Re: My new ride [150mphclub]
Jul 14, 2008 (2:43 pm)
Ordered it? or took deliver?
If ordered, when do you expect delivery?
In any case, congratulations and use it well.