The CTS does not enjoy slippery conditions. Not a car to drive in Maine. While a great fun car to drive, it is a very expensive car to maintain. Tires will last about 24,000 miles, and don't hit a bump or you'll blow out a $650 rim. We did have significant electronic problems, which may have been due to dealer incompetence.
Over-all design. Wildly fun to drive (on dry pavement). Bose speaker system, gets up to speed quick, big trunk for a sedan, roomy, but limits visibility to rear view.
Traction control limits performance, tire-ware is horrible, some parts are hard to keep clean.