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2004 Cadillac CTS

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Base 3.2L V6 5-speed Manual - (199 reviews )
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Best appearing car on the road today
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By Trimper
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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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We could've bought any car on the market today but chose the CTS - it's American engineering at its finest.


Favorite Features

Exterior body lines and design


Suggested Improvements

Nothing


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Fun Ride
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By jmrwest
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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought the '04 CTS Sport used in June '09. Had 86k at the time. Fun car to drive. Great performance. So far had to replace the water pump, and throttle body at about a $700 a clip. Seems to go thru tires pretty quick too. Put a new set on about 12k ago and they won't last until next inspection April '12. Overall, got a great deal on this car. Paid about $11k. Still can't believe I paid that amount for such a sweet ride. Very reliable. Have taken on long road trips and love the performance.


Favorite Features

Performance. My kids can't believe the turns i take with this car. This car is glued to the road.


Suggested Improvements

Have the Bose stereo and navigation system. Hit or miss if it's going to work or not. Some times the stereo acts up too. went out and bought a garmin. was cheaper to buy than fix the navigation.


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about my stereo
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By lana ghiselli
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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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i love my car but ive had nothin but radio problems. gmc knew there was a problem with the stereo, its been in for servc. nermorous times. gmac said that they know of the problem and there is nothin they can do for me, its static and i can hardly get a reception. so im stuck with a 40,000 car that i just got. ill never buy another gm car again and thats sad cuz thats all ive ever owned.


Suggested Improvements

fix my stereo!!


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Do Not Purchase This Vehicle
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By ceranic
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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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Think twice before purchasing a 2004 Cadillac CTS. Due the fact that front and rear tire sizes vary, it is not possible to rotate the tires. Consequently, the tires will feather (cup) and produce an irritating, noisey ride. According to several tire dealers, plan on replacing tires after approximately 15,000 miles. I would seriously question any rave reviews on the fun aspect of driving this vehicle, or any vehicle, whose tires remain in place without proper periodic rotation.


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Unreliable and Dangerous
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By FredG
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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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On August 9, 2003, I purchased a new 2004 CTS. In September, on a short road trip, the master cylinder failed and I had no brakes. It was replaced after 11 days under warranty. On October 26, on a longer trip, the engine died while doing 70 mph on the interstate. The car was towed to a Cadillac dealer and he could find no errors in the cars computer, but tweaked some things and said the car was fine. On November 1, the car again died on the interstate and was towed to the nearest dealer where we left the car for good! After three dangerous failures in this car, we are now driving a Lexus, after receiving our money back from Cadillac.


Favorite Features

Looks good.


Suggested Improvements

Cadillac needs to figure out what was wrong with this car and fix for future cars.


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