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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Cadillac CTS-V Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 400 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Cadillac CTS-V

  • Excruciatingly fast, highly nimble and affordable for its class, the V-Series is a legitimate rival to Europe's most capable sport sedans.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Explosive V8 power, excellent handling dynamics, costs less than the European tuner sedans, spacious cabin for day-to-day livability.

  • Cons

    Average interior materials, sloppy rear suspension.

  • What's New for 2004

    Cadillac has given the tuner treatment to the CTS sedan, creating the high-performance CTS V-Series. Equipped with the Corvette Z06 drivetrain and race-ready running gear, the CTS-V is designed to take on the most powerful sport sedans from Europe.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This car is it!!!!! no

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS-V 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)

Found me a pristine low miles '04 'V' just a few weeks back. I'm in love. Look for stupid excuses to drive it, anywhere, anytime, all the time! Drove German for years, no more. I'm a Baby Boomer mfg executive who grew up in the muscle car era but never owned one. Now I have it all. Best combination of Velcro-like handling and road comfort in 42 years of driving. Even PA's crappy roads can't flinch it. Will cruise effortlessly all day at 1,500 RPM in any gear; gets 29+ mpg doing it, or will scare you silly speed-wise at 6 mpg! Technology is dated but adequate. I'm proud to be driving American again!! Best performance bang for the buck on the planet; $18.5k for a mint American super-sedan!!




Omg!!! fast!

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS-V 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)

Just got this car with just over 100k and I am pleased. There were some things wrong that you would expect with a car with that many miles but GM parts are cheaper than Mercedes or BMW. One thing this car will do is eat your gas if you give it to it. I drive from Tampa to Orlando just to test it out and it ate a half tank of gas in only 83 miles! I was really driving for performance so that's what happens. On the way back I drive at 73 on cruise control and did not even use a quarter tank. So it depends on how you drive. I must say that this is my first American car and I think for the rest of my life I will be buying the "V" series from Caddy. I am a true believer now!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Show and go

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS-V 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)

I bought my "V" used with @60,000 miles, and from the moment I first drove it, I knew that I was going to buy it. I was looking for a car that spoke of elegance and class, but if prodded, it could flatten my eyeballs. I wanted a Mustang GT with room for my date and another couple. The "V" delivers in spades. If I could, I would only make three improvements. At 6'3", I need the headroom that I lose to the sunroof. The shifter needs refinement; the skip-shift feature can be a bother. Be able to use the information screen without having to play the radio or CD. I love this car, and I am looking to have a stable full!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

04 cts-v

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS-V 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)

Fun to drive in nice weather conditions! Very fast through all the gears, never in lack of power. Begs you to go fast! I bought used with 20k miles. Never had any problems mechanically and did not experience the differential problems some owner have had.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

What a rush!

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS-V 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)

This is the nicest car I have ever driven; my father had Corvette's, Nissan 300 Twin Turbo Z's, Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4's, and Mercedes. The car has so much power and the engine makes it a dream to drive. I like that it's so practicle as I have a family and a corvette does not make sense when you have kids and only want one car. I've really enjoyed the features and care that Cadillac put into this vehicle. It was nothing like I ever expected from Cadillac, whose typical design is conducive to older drivers who want luxury and to just sit back and let the car do the driving for them...with the CTS-V...you are in complete control.




Micad

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS-V 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)

I have owned this car 3yrs. 6months and have enjoyed every minute of driving it. I am constantly being complimented on my beautiful car. I get around town 22.5 to 23 mpg, which is more than I ever expected. I will be trading soon as I try to keep an 'in warranty' car but I really hate to let it go. It has exceeded all of my expectations.



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Full 2004 Cadillac CTS-V Review

What's New for 2004

Cadillac has given the tuner treatment to the CTS sedan, creating the high-performance CTS V-Series. Equipped with the Corvette Z06 drivetrain and race-ready running gear, the CTS-V is designed to take on the most powerful sport sedans from Europe.

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tetedepierre
tetedepierre
10-21-2004
My March build 2004 with 1SC equipment group began having a mild brake problem at about 6000 miles. (I purchased the car in July). It stopped OK no problem there, but the brakes just felt sort of spo?...


luxosport
luxosport
05-18-2006
The original Goodyears on my 3.6 2004 CTS are about ready for replacement at 23,000 miles. I was very happy with the Yokohama Avids I had on my wife's Buick. They looked almost new after about 25,00?...



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