Bought the '04 CTS Sport used in June '09.
Had 86k at the time.
Fun car to drive.
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.
Have taken on long road trips and love the performance.
My kids can't believe the turns i take with this car.
This car is glued to the road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cadillac needs to figure out what was
wrong with this car and fix for future
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