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#251 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS Poor MPG [redgtconv1]
Apr 21, 2010 (8:44 pm)
yeah dude i have an 06 cts (2.8l v6) and the city milage sucks big time. I barely press the gas pedal at the light and i still drink gas (i average between 15-16.5mph city). Dont try and floor it either, you will get 2mpg and watch your needle drop right before your eyes, no lie! i got this cadillac and not the corvette because i figured this would be better gas milage, april fools!!!!!!!
#252 of 266 Re: any update? [waffleman]
Apr 22, 2010 (5:48 am)
OK, 11,500 miles and I'm still at 11.5 to 12.5 MPG. ;(
CTS09- AWD - 304HP, performance package - The Black gas hog!
I use the iPhone app Gas Cubby to track my mileage and note fill ups and MPG's. I've tried different gas stations, different octanes, etc. with no real difference. I think it's a sharp car and have had lots of complements on it.
Oh well,.... To quote Fernando "It's better to look good than to feel good", -
Cadillac has been useless on this. I get a what do you expect look. ;(
17MPG city - Not even close...
I bought the car to drive it and not fret over every mile. I've excepted it....
My wife is looking for a new Crossover, SRX? sharp!, but the gas issue is pushing us to look elsewhere.
#253 of 266 Re: any update? [blackcadillac]
Apr 23, 2010 (8:36 am)
I wouldnt give up on the SRX, just opt out of the DI engine....my 09 CTS is fully loaded less the DI engine and AWD....Im getting 23 city....and 28-31 highway depending on driving conditions...couldnt be happier with mileage in the greater DC area here....
I think your stop and go Boston traffic coupled with the DI and AWD are your cause........Im quite happy with the smaller engine, less HP.....but do have the FE2 suspension.....which I love......like many have said..the EPA estimate is just that and not gospel.....unfortunately it seems you are on the lower end of the spectrum....
Apr 23, 2010 (9:35 am)
Thanks for the info. Yeah, it seems like the DI and AWD are a major factor.
I didn't think this config would have made such a difference. 200 miles per fill up. eeek.
I've heard others report mileage close to yours and it drives me crazy. 23 city... WOW! I'd be happy with 15 MPG. My concern was that my CTS had a problem. I'm still not sure if it is a problem. I haven't heard anybody report MPG's as low as mine. Anybody in Beantown with a CTS09 DI304 AWD? Whatcha gettin'?
Anyway, SRX? Sharp! Maybe they'll let us drive it for a week to check it out. maybe not.
Oh well. thx
#255 of 266 Re: any update? [blackcadillac]
May 03, 2010 (6:20 am)
Our cars sound similar (09, 3.6, AWD) and and we are in the same general area (I'm on the Cape), and I too am disappointed with the gas mileage. I've got just under 20,000 miles on mine and I don't even bother calculating the mileage around town, but have also seen as low as 200 miles on a tank. Long distance highway trips with an average speed of 70 to 75 mph, have returned in the 22 range. With a little aggressive driving, I can literally see the fuel gauge needle drop. With the quality issues my vehicle has had and the disappointing mileage I'd never buy another one, but like someone else on here said looking good driving it does come into play.
#256 of 266 Depreciation
May 30, 2010 (12:59 pm)
Last year I was car-shopping and would have bought a used 2nd-gen CTS if I could have found a nice one. I did price new '09s at the time and here in Canada a non-DI 3.6 with automatic and extra-cost paint was $47K, while it was not hard to get to $55K if you added the DI engine, sunroof and AWD. That was too rich for me.
Today one of the local GM dealers has a pair of '09s on their used lot as GM Certified used cars. The first: non-DI, RWD, only options I can see are auto trans and white diamond paint. Has 23,000 miles, black interior, asking $31K. The second, DI, AWD, sunroof, unusual blue paint I had not seen before, cashmere interior, 12,000 miles, asking $38K. Like this one a lot except for the paint color, which I am unsure about. If I had held onto my old car I probably would be driving one or the other of them today, but I cannot justify flipping my '09 Buick so soon after buying. That is a steep depreciation hit though.
#257 of 266 Re: My new ride [artmbgolf]
Sep 25, 2010 (3:17 pm)
Drove from Indy to Newark last weekend--30.7 mpg.
#258 of 266 CTS vs Lacrosse CXS
Sep 29, 2010 (6:51 am)
I posted this in the Lacrosse forum and thought I'd share it with CTS readers:
I just rented a 2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6V 304 hp all-wheel drive from Enterprise until Saturday (my 2011 CXS was violated in a parking garage.)
Wow! What a phenomenal car. Fast, smooth, nimble handling and the size is just right. I wish I had looked at the CTS before I bought the Lacrosse CXS because the ergonomics is just so much better in the Caddy than in the Buick. No visibility or blind spot problems and the arm- rest is perfect and soft touch. Front and rear visibility are panoramic and endless...not so for the Lacrosse as we all know. if the Lacrosse's blind spots were eliminated it would perhaps rival the CTS.
The CTS rental has no GPS but it has OnStar and XM radio. What impresses me most are the seats and driving dynamics. The seat hugs your body preventing lateral movement and driving in manumatic mode is as close to a manual as one can get. Unlike the Lacrosse that downshifts with the slightest easing off the gas pedal the CTS holds the desired gear until you depress the brakes.
Not sure what kind of engine is under the hood, but the rear decal says 3.6 and I think it is the 304 hp performance engine, nontheless, all I know is it uses regular gas. One obvious demerit though, the quality of the materials are just so-so. Hard plastics are everywhere and they seem to scoff easily.
In short, this is a great car at $34.99 per day. So my question is, how does Enterprise Rent a Car make money renting a $100/day car for $35?
#259 of 266 Re: Noise from the rear deck [tomcat5470]
Oct 14, 2010 (4:35 am)
I just joined and saw your question.
I have a "09 CTS that had a rattling noise coming from the back. After I installed a spare tire kit in the car, rattle got worse. Long story short, It turned out to be the spare tire cover (on the trunk floor). So, I put a road emergency kit on top, no more noise! Apparently, it needs some weight to hold it still.
Hope this helps.
Oct 18, 2010 (11:58 pm)
I have a 2009 CTSDI that not only is very sluggish when I start on a cold start but I have another issue that can't seem to be fixed. The engine noise is very loud and the dealer has had no luck in making it more quiet. The dealer has tried numerous things with no luck. Anyone else have this problem and what did you do to correct. Thanks