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2004 Cadillac CTS-V - Consumer Review

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

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The 2004 Cadillac CTS is than my Mercedes-Benz E55
By dave-v on


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


Let me preface this by saying that I am a German car snob. My most recent car was a 2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG. I have also had a BMW 540i, Porsche 996, Porsche 993, etc. This car really takes the cake. It is VERY fast, handles great and rides stiff but not too much so. The motor makes power everywhere. You are in 4th and roll up to a stop sign - no problem the torque will pull you away from a dead stop. You are always in the right gear. Kudos to the overdrive gear. At 75mph you are barely turning 2,000 rpm so I often get nearly 27 MPG. The seats are comfortable, although they could use more lateral support. The brakes are the best I have ever had on a 4 door car. GM really got this one right. Thanks to Bob Lutz. I do not miss the E55.

Favorite Features

Motor, brakes, suspension, minimalist interior, smooth shifting tranny, intake growl, exhaust note - I could go on - this car really is wonderful

Suggested Improvements

It sould use more lateral support for the seats. Also, it needs volume control for the stero on the steering wheel and the wheel should telescope. I would also like a spare tire to give some latitude in tire choice. I don't really care for the F1 run flats
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