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2008 Cadillac CTS



  • 150mphclub150mphclub Posts: 316
    It is for 08 models only, and it is still 36 months in some areas. You must enter your zip to see if the 60 months applies to you.
  • Another way to interpret it.

    Since the dealers don't have any inventory on the CTS (at least in AZ), it could be that GM is simply trying to draw people into the showrooms hoping to get a deal.

    "Sorry we're out, but you can order an '09...or perhaps you'd like to step up to an STS"

    On the '08 CTS, I don't see the 0% financing costing the General much money.
  • 150mphclub150mphclub Posts: 316
    I saw the ad on TV last night. "08 Cts 0% for 60 months." However, not too many 08's left, and they will go fast because the price of the 09 is up 2.5%
  • nathessnathess Posts: 11
    What is a Homelind Transmitter?
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Built in garage door opener located in the headliner just above the rear view mirror.
  • knotemknotem Posts: 62
    You'll find hundreds of 08 CTS in California not selling as fast as GM was hoping for, and the dealers are willing to sell them for a minimum profit (at invoice minus discounts). For example, just try zip code 92807 you’ll see an abandon supply of all colors, options and trims.
    GM wouldn't spend $millions to nationally advertise the "CTS 0% for 60 months" on TV for nothing.
  • sevenfeet0sevenfeet0 Posts: 486
    California has always been a tough nut to crack for domestic automakers. Even with a product like the CTS, it will take years to change buyers' habits. (My uncle and aunt in Los Angeles have been driving Mercedes sedans for 40+ years) The CTS is a bonafide hit in most markets but California will take time.
  • knotemknotem Posts: 62
    Here's just a dealer in Las Vegas has over 70 CTS almost half of them 2008 and the rest are 2009: c&model=CTS

    Ironically I spent 5 days in Las Vegas strip a little over a week ago; I didn't see a single 2008/09 CTS.
  • Thanks for the update.

    I knew that the People's Republic of Kalifornia was different. I had no idea that style didn't matter.

    Guess I'm still living in the USA. Tough for my fellow citizens.

    I'm keeping my powder dry.

  • 150mphclub150mphclub Posts: 316
    "I knew that the People's Republic of Kalifornia was different."

    Yeah they are. No new drilling allowed. No new refineries allowed. No new diesel powered cars allowed. BUT they drive luxury foreign cars, which require premium fuel, AND they complain about the price of gas.
  • knotemknotem Posts: 62
    Just for the record, Las Vegas is in the State of Nevada and doesn't belong to the People's Republic of Kalifornia. The good news is they're both part of the USA.

    May God Bless You and Bless the USA
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,703
    Nevada is now a state???...on Bonanza, it was just a territory, and that show was 1959-1973... :P ;) :blush:

    I'll check with Pa, Little Joe, Hoss and Adam...the one who probably really knows is Hop Sing...:):):):):):):)
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Nevada yes, but I thought Kalifornia went back to Mexico.
  • knotemknotem Posts: 62
    Actually, Kalifornia didn't go back to Mexico "au contraire mon frère", the Mexicans came back to California.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Either way, the good people of Ca. lose. :sick:
  • bingomanbingoman Posts: 373
    Strange, I thought this forum was about the Cadillac CTS, and not about western geography. :confuse:
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    No you are wrong. The CTS is such a great car there is no problems with it so we are getting extra credit on western civilization.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,094
    Maybe so, but let's steer it back to being strictly about the CTS. :shades:

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  • bingomanbingoman Posts: 373
    Speaking of CTS problems, is anyone else finding the headrest a little to far forward for comfort? My head is constantly against the headrest with no room for forward and backward movement and so it feels uncomfortable.

    I have had to place a pillow across my shoulders to alleviate the situation.
  • james104james104 Posts: 21
    At first I did, but I messed around with the electric seat controls (not just the backrest angle), and I found a position to solve the issue. If you have the upgraded seat package then:
    The seat bottom cushion has 8 adjustment positions:
    1. Forward, 2. back, 3. front of seat angle up, 4. front of seat angle down, 5. back of seat angle up, 6. back of seat angle down, 7. entire seat up, 8. entire seat down.

    In addition: backrest angle up and back, and do not forget about the lumbar which might help " push" you away from the headrest if this is comfortable for you.

    Good luck. :)
  • 150mphclub150mphclub Posts: 316
    It took me about ten minutes to get the seat adjusted right for me (I did it at the dealership before I signed my check), but I am very comfortable and my head position is about two fingers from the headrest.
  • jgaffney1jgaffney1 Posts: 41
    Ahhh the CTS headrest.....It's the little things that count. This is the first car that has the headrest positioned where it ought to be. My head never encounters it except on those days where I am dog tired I can tilt my head back a half inch and comfortably come in contact with the headrest and still drive the car normally.

    Typically when you try to use any headrest you are then looking down to try to see out the windshield. This one is perfect and comfortable too.....
  • 150mphclub150mphclub Posts: 316
    Topped off my tank at 171 on the odometer (about 50/50 city/highway), because I was passing a station at $3.84/gallon. It took 7.8 gallons.
  • james104james104 Posts: 21
    One other thing I noticed. If you raise the headrest, you get more room behind your head before it comes in contact with the headrest due to the angle of the headrest. While sitting in the drivers seat, twist right and adjust the passengers headrest, you will see what I am describing.
  • james104james104 Posts: 21
    I have had "The Beast" as I like to call her for 5 days. 3.6 DI engine, rear wheel drive. I have 186 Miles on the odometer (she had 8 miles on her when I picked her up). I do about 60% city, 40% highway driving and currently have an average fuel economy of 16.7 (it started at 1.4 when I left the dealer), and an average speed of around 19.7 if I remember correctly. I have not put in any gas yet. Of course, this includes idling time as I wait on people when picking them up and setting all of my driver preferences in the car!
  • Well, I'm finally glad to see GM come out with car that can "compete" with the A4, 3-series, and C Class. I grew up in the Detroit area and drove GM cars my whole life until I moved to Los Angeles. I've had an Audi and a couple BMWs since I've been out here. I agree with those guys talking about LA people not getting on board with American cars....It's "cooler" to have an expensive German car...haha. My point is, I finally can get a GM car that I like and use these damn GM card earnings (I've always like the trucks, best hands down).

    Does anyone know of a good website for aftermarket parts/kits for the CTS?
    Any chips that boost the HP?
    I've heard of some electrical problems. Anyone else?

    Sorry if these questions have been answered before, but I don't have time to read 2374 posts.

    BTW, my wife has an 08 C300 completely loaded. It's a great car, but I'm still getting the CTS.

  • sevenfeet0sevenfeet0 Posts: 486
    Welcome to the forum tbennett70.

    The CTS has been very popular in its new incarnation, but less popular in California where German luxury cars tend to dominate. One thing to note with the CTS is that although it is frequently compared against the C-class, A4 and 3 Series, it's really exactly the size of a BMW 5 series automobile (all important dimensions are literally within .5 inches of each other). It is expected that Cadillac will eventually introduce a smaller vehicle for the world market (the Saab-derived BLS is sold only in Europe). And although the CTS lacks a few features of the 5 series/E-class...most notably an optional V8 engine, the upcoming CTS-V with 556 HP is designed to go hunting against M5s and E63 AMGs.

    Regarding your questions, I don't know of any chippers for this car but I suspect the CTS-V will get someone to tackle that since the engine is a cousin of a hot breathing Corvette engine (the previous CTS-V had chips available for that car). I'm not familiar with any widespread electrical issues with this car in monitoring this board over the last year. The most traffic was generated by a member who had a bum engine which GM eventually fixed properly. As far as aftermarket parts go, GM has a site you can start with ( but I suspect that Google will be your friend on this one.

    Good luck with your purchase. Let us know how it turns out.
  • Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

    The CTS-V is impressive (engine HP), but the pics I've seen of it don't look that impressive. I think the CTS has better styling. We'll see!
  • sevenfeet0sevenfeet0 Posts: 486
    I was a little surprised too that the front clip of the '09 CTS-V looks more like the old CTS-V than the other '08-'09 CTS's. I'm sure some engineer would say it was because of airflow to the engine but we'll probably never know for sure.
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