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2005 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2005 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

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Base 5.7L V8 6-speed Manual - (72 reviews )

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Speed Thrills!
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By pumbathane
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Vehicle

2005 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I love my V! I was a bit apprehensive about having a six speed manual, as I live in a large city and spend time in stop and go traffic. No problem. The CTS-V handles, shifts, and runs great. The clutch is easy without being too mushy. My previous toy was a 2001 Mercedes C32 AMG. The Mercedes was fast, but I got tired of the lag that comes with supercharged engines. I also got tired of visiting my local Mercedes dealer regularly for engine repairs. The V has great low end torque, courtesy of its' 400 hp eight cylinder, handles incredibly well, and sings sweet burble music via the exhaust. For a car guy,this is heaven!


Best Features

Engine, Onstar telephone service, navigation system, seats with suede inserts, tire pressure display, just a well designed car.


Worst Features

More back seat leg room (although it already has more than the STS), a computer / display system that allows more than one piece of information to be displayed at a time (can't display outside temp. and fuel range, or anything else concurrrently), add some additional exterior/interior color schemes.


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Great Value
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By Gary
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2005 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


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Faster than a BMW 545, more comfortable that an M5, and thousands less than both, this is a great value if you like to drive fast in comfort. Handles very well, sound system is great, and seats are comfortable, yet firm enough to work. This is a very good competitor to BMW 5 series, which I used to own. The interior is spartan. This is a performance car, not a a luxury car, although the creature comforts are excellent. You just don't feel like you're in an expensive luxury car. If driving is your objective, then you have to try this car. I would like a quieter, smoother transmission, that doesn't force you into 4th gear at certain speeds.


Best Features

Handling, acceleration, seats, sound system. Brakes. Price.


Worst Features

Quieter, smoother transmission. Lose the first-to-fourth feature. Very annoying. Trunk that opens when unlocked. Interior air filtration system. Hand brake, rather than foot brake. Put the hood release down further from the brake release


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6 months review
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By stewarth
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2005 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


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Having just clocked 12,000 miles in 6 months in the V, I have to say that I am thrilled to be the owner of this Z06 in sheeps clothing. What more could you ask for, neck snapping power, comfort, handling and great looks. I don't baby this thing. In April I put over 60 laps of hard driving at Road Atlanta going almost 130 on the back stretch in fourth. I even did a 180 in the first turn. Even in competitve driving mode the stability control activated and worked to perfection in getting the car under control. My friends were impressed by my driving skills. (If they only knew). The car never disappoints. 3,300 miles on the Power Tour and not one problem. Wore out the tires though.


Best Features

The power and low end torque in 2nd, 3rd, 4th gear. Stealth looks, smooth highway ride, navigation system, XM radio and sound system. Body fit as good as it gets for a GM vehicle. No rattles, seats 4 very comfortably. Auto climate control never fails to keep me comfortable.


Worst Features

Kick rev limiter to at least 7K, fix wheel hop problem. More chrome accents in interior. Tires have atrocius wear problem.


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M-Killer
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By GAGS-V
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Vehicle

2005 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


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Way too much fun for a car, who would have thought GM could have come up with such a great car? To be able to carry five adults in a Corvette powered car, along with great handeling and stopping ability, with outstanding exterior looks to top it off. If you are looking for a super car, here you go!


Best Features

Power, handeling, stopping.


Worst Features

Little more interior work. Tires wear quick (what do you expect from a performance car)?


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Driving The V ZO6
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By ZOOM
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Vehicle

2005 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Driving the "V" is an adventure I look forward to every day. It's all whats been said and some so smoothly. The "V" looks very good, is very fast, very comfortable, very agile, performs excellent and sounds great. It is an all around great performer. It is a Corvette Z06 with 4 doors!


Best Features

Powerfully smooth engine, transmission, brakes, sound system, comfort, design, electronics.


Worst Features

Telescopic Steering Wheel adjustment, shift throw shortend. Larger glove box.


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