First drove in 2003 with the 3.2 V6
engine. I liked the car but a little
underpowered with AT. Glad I waited
for the 2004 with 3.6 V6 with variable
valve timing and 255 HP. Great
acceleration, very quiet and decent gas
mileage. The 5 speed AT is the
smoothest I have ever used. I
purchased this over another BMW,
although I didn't trade the Bimmer.
High tech engine and AT. Good base
sound system and adequate trunk. The
only other option I got was 10-way
power seats for driver and front
passenger with power lumbar (gotta
Less plastic in the cabin. Better
pricing packages. You have to buy a
Luxury pkg at $5375 just to be able to
add a sunroof for another $1200. Buyer
should be able to pick and choose
This is my first step into the
Luxury/Sport Car calss, and I couldn't
be happier. I drove the C-Class
Mercedes, the 525i BMW and the Audi
A4. For the price and features the CTS
was the best value. Unless you can
afford to make the step into an E-
Class Benz, a 500 Series BMW or the
A6, the CTS gives you the best "bang"
for the buck. It is smooth, powerful,
and responsive, a real pleasure to
Looks, interior design, and comfort.
Easy to use controls, ergonomically
Make an option package that includes
some of the nicer "creature comforts"
without having to spend $5,000 more on
the car. A mid-priced car with moon-
roof would be a suggestion.
I entered the Cadillac marketin 1998
with a Catera. It was fun to drive, but
not too dependable. I traded it for the
CTS in 2002. the CTS was even more fun
to drive and has been a very dependable
performer so far. I really like this
car. I have owned about 15 new cars
over the years and this one is up there
among the best.
One of the things I really like about
the CTS is the styling. We were all
getting a little tired of
the "marshmello" puff of body styles
and the hard crisp lines of the CTS are
a refreshing change.
The only thing I miss is the handle
inside above the doors in front This
would make getting in and out of this
beautiful low-slung beast a bit easier.
My first Cadillac was the Catera in
2001 which I thought was a very well-
built car. The new CTS leaves the
Catera in the dust! Wonderful handling
on the open road, and when you use the
cruise control, you get a cruising
range of 400+! The seats are extremely
comfortable (both front and rear), and
the temperature controls make riding in
extreme heat or cold a non-issue. I
am 'floored' that this is not in the
top ten list of "Best of..." cars. One
drive will convince you.