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Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac CTS, Sedan
Jan 25, 2008 (8:15 am)
I have a new 2008 CTS that has an interior smell. The odor began after the first 400 plus miles..It is awful..Quite noxious I must say..Gives you a headache and makes you nauseas..Noone can sit in the rear seat at all..The smell begins as it warms up and most noticable when you come to a stop or drive slowly.. The car only has 1050 miles on it..I brought it in to my selling dealer who is blowing me off..At first I figured it had something to do with the catalyst converter, and it may..Or perhaps it is something leaking on the exhaust..Nothing like paying 45000.00 for a car you can't stomach to drive. Also night driving is trecherous to make turns..I do not have the adaptable forward lighting so there is no light from the sides..The car should have no other option but to have the headlights with the adaptable foward lighting ,it's unsafe. I have contacted Cadillac on these issues and are awiting the solution.. My seller dealer is totally useless. Way to go! Motor Trend Car of the Year 2008!! I believe sales will be slowing down..Also since this has begun I have noticed a dratic drop in the MPG. Is anyone else experiencing this problem ?
#2845 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS - no body side moldings [gottavio]
Jan 25, 2008 (8:51 am)
That omission is a case of design ignoring the real world.... You'll find side trim strips on the Vogue Tyre website so they're probably available elsewhere as well. Not sure if was here on the 2008 CTS forum, or on Cadillacforums.com that someone bought aftermarket side moldings, color matched, and had their dealer install them and was quite satisfied. You might do a search.
#2846 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS [anniesez455]
Jan 28, 2008 (10:56 am)
sounds like a bad catalytic converter...find a new dealership...and when you get the customer satisfaction survey for the old dealer.....nail them on customer service...bad MPG could certainly be traced to a clogged or bad converter.......assume you are getting on codes or a check engine light??
not sure about the lighting issues.....most cars made today dont have the adaptive forward lighting, nor is there a side light like you refer to....so not sure about this particular issue
#2847 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS - no body side moldings [gottavio]
Jan 30, 2008 (7:52 am)
I think I was the one that posted about BSM's. I purchased them from http://www.brighttrim.com color matched to my 08 Thunder Grey. Very good instructions for install, because I live in cold country, I had the dealer install them for $50. They look GREAT on the car, just like they were OEM.
#2848 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS - no body side moldings [bding]
Jan 30, 2008 (8:29 am)
Thanks I will look into it !
#2849 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS - no body side moldings [bding]
Jan 30, 2008 (8:31 am)
Thank you -- bding-- I am going to order the BSM and give it a shot--- Thanks again for your reply!
#2850 of 2880 body side moldings
Feb 15, 2008 (5:18 am)
I have been installing body side moldings for 30 years now. The newest ones (instended for 2004 and up) are also currently available in a paint to match, and a vinyl close match is available, although this vinyl one is about half the price, most people want the painted version. Just about any car/truck is available, and the product can be drop shipped and has user freindly instructions.
#2851 of 2880 body side moldings
Feb 15, 2008 (5:19 am)
I have been installing body side moldings for 30 years now. The newest ones (intended for 2004 and up) are also currently available in a paint to match, and a vinyl close match is available, although this vinyl one is about half the price, most people want the painted version. Just about any car/truck is available, and the product can be drop shipped and has user freindly instructions.
#2852 of 2880 Re: body side moldings [lwitt]
Mar 05, 2008 (3:31 pm)
Maybe I missed something...where do we order from?