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Base 3.2L V6 5-speed Manual - (266 reviews )

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great car annoying problems
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By bru
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2003 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I have the luxury sport model with NAV. Overall the car is fun to drive but has been in the shop many times for (3 times )a coolant leak which they cant seem to find, and just recently I was 200 miles away from home and the check engine light came on and the car wouldnt go over 55 mph. So I called onstar through the safe and sound deal in the car and they diagnosed it over the phone while I was driving. It turned out to be a fuel pump sensor failure. It wasn't recognizing the speed of the engine to supply the right amount of fuel to the engine. The onboard computer finally compensated the problem and I made it home.


Best Features

ONSTAR is a wonderful tool for everyday driving that you know things can be done through the satelite system and do a diagnostic check of the vehicle while you are driving. Great feature!!!! Also the styling is awesome with the retro look of it.


Worst Features

More legroom, and perhaps better use of plastic moldings(little to cheap looking), Maybe some more wood trim on the dash. Next model a big V8


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Cadillac CTS the bargain meal?
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By legato4u
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2003 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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I am finding that the vehicle consumes an extraordinary amount of gasoline on routine trips. I find myself at the gas pump twice a week.


Worst Features

Change the rims. That's really the only feature about the car that I don't like. I also feel that in order to accomplish the "look" of a Cadillac LUXURY vehicle, too many of the accoutrements are a la carte which drives the price up higher than I really wanted to spend.


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3000 PLUS AND STILL HAPPY!
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By PUMPKIN
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2003 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

FRIST THIS CAR TURNS HEADS AND HAS FOLKS ASKING QUESTIONS ALL THE TIME. I HAVE THE COPPER-SUNBRUST (A COLOR I HEAR THEY HAVE DISCONTINUED-GREAT FOR ME MAKES MINE A "LIMITED EDITION"). SECOND I LOVE THE SOUND OF THE POWER WHEN YOU OPEN IT UP-ITS THE SOUND OF LIONS LET LOOSE! I HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS THUS FAR EXCEPT FOR A BROKEN A/C DIRECTIONAL KNOB-THESE ARE MADE ON THE CHEAP SIDE FOR SUCH A FINE CAR. IF YOU WANT A SMOOTHER RIDE FORGET THE SPORTS PACK WITH THE 17" WHEELS. HOWEVER ON FLAT LAND THE SPORT PACK HANDLING IS AWESOME.THE CAR IS WONDERFUL,FAST,NIMPLE AND WONDERFUL TO LOOK AT. (DON'T KNOW IF ITS JUST ME BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF BRAKE DUST)


Best Features

NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE RADIO/CD SYSTEM-BOSE IS GREAT. I LOVE THE VOICE COMMAND SYSTEM TO CHANGE STATIONS. THE SEATS ARE GREAT.I LOVE USING THE DVD-NAV. SYSTEM TO PLAY DVD MOIVES. THE TAPE RECORDING SYSTEM IS GREAT IN THE SUN-VISOR-I LOVE MY CAR AND FIND REASONS TO DRIVE IT!


Worst Features

AUTO STARTING WINDSHEID WIPERS. A/C AND HEAT CONTROLS AND VENTS FOR THE REAR SEAT SECTION.TELESCOPING STEERING-WHEEL WOULD PUT THE ICING ON THE CAKE. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST MORE LIGHTING INSIDE.


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By CTS2003
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Vehicle

2003 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Transmission changed awfully quick. Leaking caused under driver seat to stay wet.


Best Features

Overall fun to drive, great appearance inside and out.


Worst Features

As an avid Cadillac driver, being used to the larger models. CTS Could be slightly larger inside. Not much


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2003 Cadillac CTS
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By FrankM
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Vehicle

2003 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The car is really fun to drive, but the cabin is extremely noisy. Noises are everywhere- dashboard, seats, windows, doors, you name it! Within the first three weeks I had the car, I had to send it back to the dealer for service. Other than these "little" problems, the car has a comfortable ride (although the rear has very little leg room), performance is fine, and the engine is really powerful. The dashboard controls are very easy to access, too, sompared to similar models.


Best Features

The sports button in the automatic model adds a lot of fun to the ride.


Worst Features

More leg room in the rear, the gas and break pedals are somewhat hard and after a while the right foot and leg get really tired and sore.


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