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#55 of 266 2009 CTS All-wheel drive
Nov 26, 2008 (11:14 am)
I have been buying new GM cars for almost fifty years, both front-wheel and rear-wheel drive. I don't ever remember hearing any gear-train noise.
This a first-time Cadillac. To me, the gear train seems noisy, especially for a so-called luxury car. My 2006 Impala SS made no noise
at all. (front-wheel drive)
The noise is noticeable when accelerating and also backing . Not bad with windows up and radio on. Sounds like gear noise. Dealer says all is OK.
Does anyone have a comment on this?
#56 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS All-wheel drive [george119]
Nov 26, 2008 (11:32 am)
I dont have an AWD version...but my auto and the drive train is whisper quiet....you cant even feel the shift.....dont know that it helps you with AWD however...
what do you describe as noisy...is it a whine...or a clunk/clank.....or simple gear messing sounds....
#57 of 266 Re: Nightmare continues [kevincito]
Nov 26, 2008 (11:34 am)
so what problems have you had with the car??
#58 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS All-wheel drive [pao]
Nov 27, 2008 (6:50 am)
Thanks for the info. I think it may have to do with the all-wheel drive.
#59 of 266 Direct Injection or not
Nov 29, 2008 (7:25 am)
I'm on the verge of buying a 2009 CTS...just looking for the right combination. Is the upgrade to the 304hp DI engine worth it? I see the gas mileage is ever so slightly better but it sounds like the performance is the big improvement
#60 of 266 Re: Direct Injection or not [srushing]
Nov 29, 2008 (8:08 pm)
I bought mine today. DI engine, all wheel. It is amazing. I did not drive the others as I wanted black with moon roof and it was the only one like that. I am really pleased with this car its looks are amazing and the car drives like a dream. Biggest car purchase to date for me and I am not regretting thus far. I could not get them to go below red tag plus additional $2,000 rebate. So I saved just over $6,000 with the deals. I am happy with my deal and my car. The dealership was great too. Nice people.
#61 of 266 Re: Direct Injection or not [srushing]
Nov 29, 2008 (8:57 pm)
personal choice...about a $1000 difference in the two engines...I have the non-DI engine....and love the car.....for normal day to day driving....I dont think you will tell the difference.....
#62 of 266 Re: Direct Injection or not [srushing]
Nov 30, 2008 (3:42 pm)
See #29 and #38 above.
#63 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS All-wheel drive [george119]
Nov 30, 2008 (7:22 pm)
The first problem was my rear differential that needed to be replaced. The 2nd was a very loose glovebox that was making a lot of noise. The 3rd was the passenger door that was not closely properly that needed adjustment. 4th was the body work needed was result of the 4th problem. Now my CTS needs to go back again for a recall. 5 problems in less than 2 months. So I have put on the same amount of mileages in the loaners as in my own CTS. I have complalined to Cadillac a week ago and they have not come back with any solution yet. When you call, you can only leave a message and wait for them to call you back the next day. If you miss their call, you will have to wait at least for the whole 24 hours to hear from them again.
#64 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS All-wheel drive [kevincito]
Dec 01, 2008 (6:25 am)
not to cast stones...but the dealer delivery should have caught most of the issues....loose glovebox, improper closing door resulting in body damage...the recall isnt bad...30 minutes for the sensor adjustment.....
what was the reason for rear dif replacement...early model CTSs were notorious for rear diffs leaking and failing.....but beleive that problem was corrected with a newer diff design.......would continue to work with the dealer and GM customer service......while unfortunate....is the dealer making things right?...my concern would be the dif replacement...