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2007 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V

rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
edited July 16 in Cadillac
This Caddy might finally be the M badge killer ?
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  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,830
    We've got the upcoming Cadillac CTS as a 2007 model year vehicle, so I'm changing the discussion title. Thanks for bringing this redesign to my attention!

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  • Has any one out there replaced the standard tires with regulan non self refilling tires? I would like to put tires on that last longer than the tires the car comes with and are less expensive to rplace when replacement is needed. Also, I intend to carry a full size spare. I would welcome any input.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,830
    Hi gmsnead,
    This discussion is about a future CTS/CTS-V. Those who own the current model can be found in our Cadillac CTS discussion, so you might have better luck there.

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  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    You'll want to check this out. Possibly, (and hopefully) the next CTS will look like it.

    Cadillac CTS
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    I think the smoothing is a good idea, but frankly, it's lost some distinction, if that view is accurate. It looks rather generic other that the soon-to-be-copied headlight array and the grille. But for those telltales, it could be from anyone.

    Needs some panache, and not just in surface styling cues, IMO.

    I hope the interior does a 360 from the current. It's the weakest link, as it is in most GM offerings.
  • Don't like it. The grill reminds me of a Catera and the shape looks like a Maxima/Altima.

    I say if Cadillac wants to continue attracting the younger market then they have to make better changes to the front (I like to call it the car's face). What's the first thing you look at on the car? The grill. Start there and work your way back.
  • hwellhwell Posts: 1
    does anyone know how to bypass driver default on 2006 cts-v. it has changed from 2005 model.
  • The 2004 car that i loved just got 2 feet of water in the whole interior because a plug came out in the trunk. Poor GM mech's. They fixed my leak and replaced the whole interior. Now i get a new rattle and panels falling off every week. It sounds like a yellow school bus. 25 years of caddy ownership...Do i go to a Foreign car?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,830
    This discussion is about a future CTS. Since yours is a more current model, you'll have better luck in our regular Cadillac CTS discussion.

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  • pearlpearl Posts: 336
    should include a telescoping steering wheel that ALL of the competitors have. I have heard more than one person say that they couldn't get comfortable behind the wheel of the current CTS because they could not adjust the distance to the steering wheel after they got the seat adjusted properly. Hard to believe Cadillac thought this was a smart place to save money. Wonder how many people didn't buy the car for this reason.
  • THE NEW 2007 CTS does have a nice look to it. Does anyone know if the panels are dent proof as is the STS?
    And is it a 2007 or 2008 released in the spring of 2007?
  • I spoke with a representative from the NY Auto Show and he told me 'he has not heard from Cadillac as of yet, too which car's they will be showing' He said to call back in mid-March.
  • Are they offering an AWD version. I will not buy anything, due to where I live, without it.
  • the CTS will have a 4WD option on the next go around. What would be interesting is if they make the cts-V have the 500hp Z06 engine with 4wd!
  • hurchurc Posts: 2
    I have problems with the radio. will not remember presets. Caddy said they replaced the whole nav system but it is still messed up. now I cant get it into competitive drive mode.
    The disc for the nav sys is so old it take me over a river insted of a 7 year old bridge. Dont you think GM should update these discs for less then 300.00? :confuse:
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    This about the future CTS, so dont post problems about your current CTS......
  • allargonallargon Posts: 75
    Does anyone know if the new CTS will have ventilated seats like the current Lexus' or its cousin the Lucerne?
  • Maybe there is some hope as I am a late 20's something professional and I like the look of the artist's rendering. The car looks "heavier" and higher quality to me, more like a BMW or Audi. I agree though, they need to desperately get the interior right. With the reliability of the Germans being so bad this could draw some attention.
  • jpennjpenn Posts: 68
    According to the Sales Mgr at a local Caddy dealership the 2008 CTS AWD option is still up in the air. The problem is twofold, 1) the CTS is a rear wheel drive car with the engine facing forward (front to rear), they are having difficulty creating an AWD drivetrain which will fit the CTS 2) the STS AWD is priced at around 43-45K, if they fit the CTS with an AWD option the price break between the two will be minimal (similar to the Acura RL/TL dilemma). His guess is that Caddy will work it out to fit the CTS with AWD because of people like me who don't want an STS and who won't buy a CTS without AWD.

    Let's hope that he's right.
  • I wonder what the new hp/tq numbers will be... The weight is also important. Will they bring it down?
  • I read the new CTS will also be built in China. I'm seriously concerned about quality issues. Cadillacs need to be built in North America. It even makes me more nervous since my 05 CTS V was unreliable and it was brand new and built in Michigan.
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,333
    I suspect that what you read is that CTS's for the Chinese market will be built in China. GM is trying hard to get a piece of that rapidly expanding market.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • oldman26oldman26 Posts: 10
    Does anyone know if the 2007 CTS: 1) will have a 6 speed automatic transmission, 2)be at the New York Auto Show 3) when will it be on sale? and is this the new "stunning" CTS that some writers have talked about or is it a face lift with an all new model coming in 2008?
  • I spoke with the PR person at the NY car show, he stated that Cadillac has not requested a press conference with his office, which means that the car will NOT be debuted at the show. He suggested that I call Cadillac, which I did and spoke to a very nice woman, who told me that the 2007 will go into production appox. May 7th 2006, I asked her if she knew if it was either a continuation of the 2006 style or the re-designed version. She didn't know and asked me to call back in 2-3 weeks.
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,505
    are up at:

    http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/

    Sadly, no mention of a 6 speed automatic . . .

    - Ray
  • allargonallargon Posts: 75
    Sadly, no mention of ventilated seats.

    Moreover, the dash still looks the same.

    I guess we aren't seeing a telescoping steering wheel, either. :(
  • Looks like it's "get it on" time for this unit.

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    Photo credit: Chris Doane for Brenda Priddy & Company

    Though we'd hardly consider the Cadillac CTS V-Series ordinary, it’s clear this version is well beyond that performance CTS.

    We last encountered the CTS Super V in testing at the Nürburgring (“Spied: Super V!, May 31, 2004), but this one—spotted recently by an alert spy shooter—appears much closer to production-ready. We’re told it’s the 2007 CTS Super V, and that it is powered by a 7.0-liter 505-hp LS7 V8 lifted directly from the Corvette Z06.

    The Super V also features custom bodywork, huge rear tires, larger exhaust pipes and an engine sound unlike any other CTS.

    With the new CTS slated for arrival as a 2008 model, speculation is that Cadillac will offer this exclusive model as a last hurrah for the exiting first-generation CTS.

    If that’s not powerful enough, wait for the next-generation CTS Super V, which is rumored to be equipped with the LS9 engine—a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 600 hp. But you’ll be waiting at least until the 2010 or 2011 model year for that one.
  • sevenfeet0sevenfeet0 Posts: 486
    It's an interesting article, but I have to wonder about the business decision to feature this car for just one model year, no matter how good it is. It doesn't sound like it would survive the "profitable business case" sniff test. The last time Caddy did something like that would be the '93 Allante, with the roof that finally worked and the 1st generation Northstar V8.

    It could still be a test mule for the next generation CTS-V, but the article did say that the bodywork was a lot better than previous mules. Well, we'll find out soon enough.
  • jliljajlilja Posts: 1
    I have an 05 CTS-V which had 19,450 miles on it. I am a surgeon, and I drive an enormous number of miles each week to operate at multiple Northern California hospitals.

    Recently, while rolling to a stop, the control arm FELL OFF the car, causing my front end to dig into the ground and grind to a halt. Needless to say, had I been going freeway speeds, I wouldn't be writing this right now, rather one of you would be writing my epitaph.

    Cadillac/GM treated this like a normal warranty repair. Apparently, a bolt that holds the control arm to the frame was not properly put together! They simply put it back together, and told me everything was all right-- and wanted me to drive it away. They claim this was a freak accident, and the car is now completely safe (despite no way of knowing whether the steering column, engine mounts, air bags, etc., are not properly assembled).

    You can imagine that I was not interested in getting into a 400 HP car and driving when I can't be sure the thing won't fall apart on the road. I'm selling, at a huge loss. GM would do NOTHING for me. Wouldn't buy back the car, wouldn't give me something else to drive. In fact, the local dealer was more interested in his payment for an oil change rather than the fact that this car almost killed me.

    To hell with Cadillac and GM.

    DON'T BUY THIS CAR!

    JL
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