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#2811 of 2880 CTS 2012 Uncomfortable Seating
Aug 18, 2012 (11:32 am)
It took a month to figure out why the drivers seat in my new CTS Lux. was giving me a back ache. I get no support. The seat is like sitting on a BALL, with pressure applied to the middle of my bottom. The seat back is the same with pressure against my spine. When I take corners I flop from side to side for I am not sinking into the seat, not being supported like a bucket seat should provide. My last vehicles since my 1999 Volvo, 2005 Acura TL, 2007 Infiniti M35 and 2009 Maxima were so comfortable I never thought to pay attention to the CTS seat when test driving. I should have read the Edmunds review which points this problem out. Has any one with this problem gotten a resolution from Cadillac? Thanks, GiGi
#2812 of 2880 Re: CTS 2012 Uncomfortable Seating [gers]
Aug 18, 2012 (11:52 am)
Where any of these past cars purchased new?
#2813 of 2880 Re: CTS 2012 Uncomfortable Seating [gers]
Aug 18, 2012 (3:09 pm)
Good evening gers,
I'm sorry that your seats are leaving you uncomfortable. Does your CTS have power seats, and if so have you already tried adjusting the different components of the seat? You can find more information on this on page 3-4 of your manual.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#2814 of 2880 Re: CTS 2012 Uncomfortable Seating [gers]
Aug 18, 2012 (7:10 pm)
I've had my CTS luxury for 7 weeks now and my biggest complaint is the stiffness and lack of seat comfort. (second is the mpg). I have herniated discs in my neck and lower back (will be needing cervical surgery in the fall) and unfortunately didn't notice the seat issue the three times that I test drove the car. Next time I want to change automobile manufacturers, I will rent the vehicle for at least a week so that I can really get a feel for the car). I came from a 2009 Volvo S80 and 2006 S60 and never had any problems with seat comfort. I don't sway like (gers), but have adjusted the seat to every possible angle and just can't get comfortable. Sad that such a nice car, does not have a rounder and softer seat.
#2815 of 2880 Re: CTS 2012 Uncomfortable Seating [yankman04]
Aug 19, 2012 (11:57 am)
Do you have a CTS DI? I rented a regular CTS and the seats were much more comfortable. I have a CTS DI and the seats aren't as comfortable, but that's made by design since it's the sportier version. It is a sport sedan in general anyways so the seats aren't usually that comfy. Just my 2 cents. Good luck!
#2816 of 2880 Re: CTS 2012 Uncomfortable Seating [yankman04]
Aug 19, 2012 (3:58 pm)
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on your New CTS. Thank you for your support. I have documented your concerns. Have you talked with the Service department or your sales person regarding this concern? I would recommend doing so just to see if there is anything they can do. Please feel free to email me directly.
GM Customer Service
#2817 of 2880 08 CTS AWD does not like snow
Aug 26, 2012 (9:33 am)
#2818 of 2880 08 CTS AWD does not like snow
Jan 20, 2009 (5:58 am)
I love my 08 CTS w/AWD, but it just doesn't seem to like snow. I came down a hill sideways the other night and everyone was trying to get out of my way. The 12,000 miles tires are original, but some have said I need to purchase better tires. Has anyone else had this problem and, if so, what did you do? I love this car, but am ready to get rid of it if I can't get better traction.
#2819 of 2880 Re: 08 CTS AWD does not like snow [cpramsey54]
Jan 21, 2009 (5:23 am)
Yes, it is probably your tires. Install a good set of winter tires and I'll bet you will be fine.
Apr 23, 2009 (8:26 am)
Does anyone know how the 08 CTS with RWD handles in the snow? I live in Michigan and am considering buying a 2008 Cadillac CTS with RWD, but I was warned it would handle terrible. Any input would be great.