Last post on Jul 06, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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Cadillac CTS, Future Vehicle, Wagon
#24 of 33 Re: Audi or Caddy Wagon? [b4z]
Aug 24, 2009 (8:30 am)
I have been (in)patiently waiting for the Sport Wagon. Also wondered about the A6 Avant, but isn't Audi updating the A6 for 2011?? I don't want the last year of a model.
#26 of 33 test drive
Nov 20, 2009 (4:49 am)
I recently had the opportunity to test drive a Sport wagon. The dealer just got 2 bright red models in. One was the premium version loaded to the gills at about 48k. It had Continental 19" tires on it. I drove the other one which was a more basic model with 17" Michelin tires, no nav, stickered at about 40k.
I'll preface this by saying I have never owned a Cadillac and probably never will. I was curious with the new wagon design but am leaning toward a Toyota Venza.
The first thing I noticed was a weird smell, the salesman said was the leather seats. I have never smelled leather like that before, it was more like some chemical laced Chinese yak hide. The whole interior wasn't too impressive, it reminded me of the Chevy Equinox I looked at awhile ago. One thing that was impressive was the driver's seat can be moved way back. I'm 6'-1" and always have to peg the seat as far back as it will go on any other vehicle. On this it will go back far enough I guess for any basketball player with room to spare.
It drove like I expected it would, the tranny was smooth and pickup was there. The rear vision is restricted by the dead zones on both sides. The side mirrors were too small from what I am used to, with the blind spots so I was not comfortable.
Overall I was underwhelmed especially for the price. It certainly did not ooze luxury as I expected.
#27 of 33 CTS Wagon vs. SRX
Dec 31, 2009 (7:31 pm)
Just returned from the Indianapolis car show where there was a red CTS Sport Wagon on display which my wife and I loved. Unfortunately, they didn't have an SRX at the show, which leads to my question. Both the Wagon and the SRX are only AWD (vs. a preferred 4WD). While there are some minor variances with regard to engine choices, both cars seem to be singing from the same hymnal (4 door AWD with a rear hatch). The only major difference I can see is that the SRX has a higher ground clearance. Maybe the SRX has a 3-row seat? So, what niche does each car serve?
#28 of 33 Re: CTS Wagon vs. SRX [parm]
Jan 02, 2010 (9:04 pm)
They may serve the same purpose but the driving dynamics are very different. The wagon drives exactly like the CTS sedan. The SRX was designed to compete with the Lexus and drives a little too much like that for my tastes. A couple of months ago I went to a Cadillac sponsored driving event where you could drive the Sport Wagon, the SRX and several of the SRX Competitors. After driving them I was standing at the Cadillac tent talking to my wife and I mentioned how much I loved the Sport Wagon and how disappointed I was in the ride of the SRX. Well, there was a woman standing next to us and overheard our conversation. She said she also owned a CTS and had the same impression of the 2 cars as I did. We seemed to attract a crowd, as a man heard us talking and also said he was a CTS owner and completely agreed with us. Now, I am not saying that no one liked the SRX, because many people did. What I am saying is if you like the way a CTS drives and handles you will not like the SRX.
#29 of 33 Re: test drive [roho1]
Jan 04, 2010 (12:30 pm)
LOL...."chemical laced chinese yak hide..." Too funny!!
#30 of 33 2010 Red CTS Wagon
May 02, 2010 (9:13 am)
Just wanted to add my comments on the 2010 CTS Wagon, We searched far and wide to a new car that would meet all our needs, We looked at Lexus, Mercedes and BMW. All the cars were very nice but when you started adding all the options the price shot up real fast.. We decided on the CTS 2010 Wagon, This car listed for 55,880.00 It has everything except AWD. I could not be happier with the car. Although we have had it only one week now and put about 1200 miles on it. The room inside is very nice and the options were everything I needed. The only comment my wife has is there is not enough room for both our cups of coffee..
I will do a complete breakdown on how it works our for us.. So far I could not ask for a quieter nor better ride in a sport wagon..
#31 of 33 Sport Wagon Tail Lights
Jul 04, 2012 (10:57 am)
Love my 2010 red AWD Sportwagon but have been having a problem with the tail lights. They break the top clip and pull away from the vehicle at the top. They have been replaced once, last summer, and I see they are needing repair/replacement for the same reason again. Anyone out there having the same problem? It is a major fix, I understand, requiring rear bumper and inner fender liner removal to do the job. Can't blame it on car washes because the car has been washed by hand since day 1. Just wondering if my problem is unique or if anyone out there has a solution.
#32 of 33 Re: Sport Wagon Tail Lights [robbie27]
Jul 05, 2012 (10:34 am)
I would recommend taking the vehicle back to the dealer for your concern. If you would also send me your VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer, I would like to look into this further. Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. Please feel free to email me directly.
GM Customer Service
#33 of 33 Re: Sport Wagon Tail Lights [gmcustsvc]
Jul 06, 2012 (9:11 am)
Thanks Christina. I have e-mailed you the info. I was simply trying to see if anyone else had this problem, as I believe my car was the only sport wagon my dealer sold! Thought there may be a permanent fix they were not aware of! My dealer was most helpful the last time and I have not contacted them yet for the current required repair.