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Cadillac CTS/CTS-V



  • herc76herc76 Posts: 52
    I am trying to pick a nice color to buy for the cts. Whick color do you think the cts looks good as.. Siliver, blue, black, or white?
  • herc76herc76 Posts: 52
    Disregard the last post.
  • herc76herc76 Posts: 52
    We have a pre-approved loan for $30,000. I was thinking about just selling the 02 TL to carmax, so you think it's better to just trade it in to the dealership? The car is going to be for the wife. I have my own vehicle I'm just want to weigh my options.
  • teach76teach76 Posts: 9
    This is our experience... We have dealt with the same dealer for nearly 30 years. They've sold us cars, serviced the cars, they know the cars, they are reputable, and , when it comes time to trade, they have always given us a great trade-up price. My car is the CTS, too; My husband drives a truck, and dislikes my CTS ( doesn't appreciate the edgy look ). Again, this is a decision you'll need to make, but I'd sure look for the best deal and the most reputable service in your area. And color? Black is by far the best color to showcase the CTS. :D
  • Here is just one example of CTS deals on E-Bay. Another option is check dealers for a "Certified" used CTS. It comes with a 6yr/100K Bumper to Bumper. Either way you'll get whats left on the manufacturer or extended warranty. Also always go with the lowest time you can afford on any loan. 4626715002QQcategoryZ43903QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  • Did you have this replaced with an after market system?
  • In the Speed GT class the CTS V is leading in the points to date. Next race is scheduled at Long Beach CA, Sunday the 9th of April. The race can be seen on Speed Channel Sunday the 16th at 2:00 p.m. EST.









    Here are the Cadillac team drivers. Pilgrim is second in Driver's Points.


    Andy Pilgrim
    Boca Raton, FL
    Team Cadillac
    Cadillac CTS-V
    6.0L V8
    XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star


    Ron Fellows
    Missisauga, ON
    Team Cadillac
    Cadillac CTS-V
    6.0L V8
    XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star
  • Yes I did, a passive system.
    Do not have a way yet to disable the code on a 94
    Thank you.
  • The ride is a stiffer, but handles better and is acceptable.
    I can let you know what the name and telephone number is of the mechanic in Dallas if you need. Appears to be a lot on how to switch but no joy on the issue of disabling the message.
  • xpyxpyxpyxpy Posts: 1
    Other than a junk yard anyone know where the best place (lowest price) to get a rear spoiler to fit a Cadillac Eldorado "1994". Don't care if it has a light or not. Would prefer in White Diamond Pearl Tri-coat color(93/WA8933) but doesn't matter.
  • hciihcii Posts: 3
    Does anyone have the short directions on changing a marker lamp? The one I need to change is the small triangular one at the bottom of the headlamp assembly. I have the HID headlamp option with the washers.

    What and how is the method to change one of these, and what is the bulb number? (The manual does not list it)

  • Henry,

    It is a difficult replacement that I wouldn't recommend you try yourself. The whole front bumper fascia assembly has to come off to remove the headlamp assembly to gain access to this bulb. Are you still under warranty? I had one go on my 2003 CTS out of warranty and I think it was 1.5 shop hours. The bulb is a standard GM clear bulb, I believe.

    Good luck.
  • rstephrsteph Posts: 109
    Traded in our 2003 CTS yesterday for a new 2006 Model. We were initially interested in the V6 STS and drove one and weren't terribly impressed with it over the CTS and the price difference. So, got a 2006 CTS with luxury pkg and 18" wheel sport package, moon roof, etc. Is a bummer that I gave up my '03 0% interest for the current 4.9% on 60 months, but I did it willingly. My payment went up a whole $71. Anyway, dealer quote me a price of $650 for the "V" style upper mesh grill, installed. I have found I can get the same grill including the lower insert for a couple hundred less at least. I'm curious if anyone has installed one of these on their CTS themselves and how easy a/o problem free the install was? Thanks.

    The Good
    It looks like leather in the doors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    More powerful V6
    Still pretty sharp

    The Bad
    It looks like thick rear pillers for this car,
    so rear visability might be a problem
    There is going to be LESS rear seat space?!

    The Ugly
    We still have to wait. :P
  • jpennjpenn Posts: 68
    I realize there is no way of knowing from the spy shots, but does anyone have an idea of whether the 2008 CTS will be offered in AWD. As stated in a previous post, my local Caddy dealer said they were having difficulty engineering an AWD unit for the RWD platform. Someone must know at this point.
  • richw5richw5 Posts: 152
    Let me see ...... The SRX, built on the RWD "sigma" platform, can be ordered with AWD. The STS, which is built on the RWD "sigma" platform, can be ordered with AWD.

    Since the CTS was the original RWD "sigma" based vehicle, I believe the next gen CTS could be AWD.

    Your dealer was blowing smoke. If there was a problem, it was cost or production related, not RWD.
  • evokevok Posts: 14
    Last time I checked it will have awd. There is a reason why the NG CTS will be 2 inces wider. Those wheel flares are hiding something!
  • jpennjpenn Posts: 68
    EVOK, you sly dog, once again you've come up with the right answer at the right time. I'm back on the CTS bandwagon. Of course, I realize that I have no way of knowing whether you have any real inside knowledge this subject or not. But if you do, thanks.

    P.S. Based on your previous posts which have all been quite accurate, I'll assume you have a good source of information.
  • evokevok Posts: 14
    The CTS should/will share the same track width as the STS for the shared drivetrain and awd system. Those wheel bulges accomodate for that.
  • lash92sseilash92ssei Posts: 35
    Watching Car Crazy last night and they mentioned that Bondurant driving school now is using CTS vehicles. Believe this is the first time I can recall hearing that Cadillac was used in driving schools. Says something about how well the CTS is!!!
  • bill86bill86 Posts: 7
    Re cts, I have a 2006 w/sport/luxury pkg, 3.6 and all options except auto trans. I bought it for the handling, ride, appearance, and because I had good service from my 1993 seville sts (now has 200,000 mi and runs nearly as new). I have enjoyed the cts and am surprised by excellent mileage, only once below 22, and over 26 on a trip. Quality seems excellent.
    Things I don't like:
    Since I ordered navigation, the rearview mirror compass is deleted- why? This compass is very useful and is always on, when provided. My daughter's Toyota had both nav and the compass.
    The sunroof does not automatically retract when you shut the motor off, and gives no warning that it is open. This seems stupid, and I'm sure any customer who forgot to close it and got drenched seats will remember this when shopping for the next car.
    However- now the main concern. At 5000 mi the car developed a surge or bucking when accelerating fairly hard in 1st or 2nd gears. This is like when pulling out into traffic. The dealer found no computer codes so pronounced it not a problem. Now I'm working with Cadillac to see if it can be remedied, or alternately lemon-lawed. I really like the car and hope it can be fixed. It is a great driver.
  • lesstl1lesstl1 Posts: 21
    In regard to deletion of rearview mirror compass when Navigation is ordered, it has to be a Cadillac decision, not a GM. I just got my 06 Corvette and it has both the mirror compass AND Navigation. By the way, the 6 speed auto Corvette is fantastic! Awesome power and still great mileage if so desired. On the way back from pickup at the National Corvette Museum, I averaged 60-70 mph for initial break in and obtained an average 31 mpg for the trip. I am still learning how to operate the Nav system, especially the voice commands.

    PS, my daily driver is a 03 CTS and I love it also. However it is now feeling neglected on the weekends.
  • slopoke1slopoke1 Posts: 5
    I just received new insurance bills from State Farm for our vehicles. Lexus SUV and Oldsmobile Van Liability Coverage (100, 300, 50) coverage cost went down by 3%. 2003 CTS liability rate went up 11%. Has anyone else had similar experience?
  • better when Caddilac was considerred an 'old mans car'
  • raleighraleigh Posts: 98
    Hello Bill86 - Your car is equipped just the way I am considering ordering one -- manual transmission with sport package.

    However, do you, or does anyone else, know what changes, if any, were made to the sport package for '06? I have not been able to pinpoint them, but read last year that the changes were going to be significant. Is that true?

    Many thanks.
  • jpennjpenn Posts: 68
    OK, now I'm really in quandry, I had convinced myself that driving a 4 dr sedan wouldn't be like driving my old man's car especially if it looked like the 08 CTS. Then I read the Autoweek spy article about a new 09 CTS Coupe which is being strongly considered by Caddy. I instantly started to salivate.

    So now come the slew of new questions; when will it be available, what will the power train be like and ... will it be available with AWD?

    Evok, I'm depending on you.
  • fjk57702fjk57702 Posts: 539
    Yes the euro cars (BMW and Mercedes) have had continuously varable valves for a while (but generally only on one set-intake or exhaust), but asian cars usually have a high speed or low speed setting and not continuous variation.

    The current euro CTS engine is cast iron!
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    I was looking at the inventory at a Memphis, Tennessee dealer and almost all of his CTS' had the 2.8 engine. We have the 3.6 which will haul butt. Has anyone driven cars with both engines. I wondered if the 2.8 had any pep to it and if it was even in the ballgame with the 3.6.
  • We have an '05 CTS with the navigation system & XM. Recently, XM will sometimes not even appear as an option when you are going through the "bands" of AM/FM etc. It's not saying "no signal" or any other message. It's almost like XM got deleted. The dealer gave us a blank look when we asked about it & said maybe it was the antenna. I've looked on the internet but not found anything. Has anyone heard of this problem?
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,142
    Maybe the car came with X months of the XM prepaid, and the time ran out. What kind of a deal do you have with XM? Monthly or what? If you don't pay for it, once the introductory period is over, it's gone.
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