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Need more like this in Europe!
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By martin
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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


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Best car I ever had. Last one was a Mercedes, but this one...


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What a thrill!
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By Jim Stewart
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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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The power is exhilarating! The road maneverabilty is great. It corners very well and it turns around "on a dime". I highly recommend the CTS to everyone.


Best Features

The satellite radio and everything about the car. The styling is great! We especially like the lines; it's not a square box or a rounded box like every other car.


Worst Features

We can't think of any at this time, maybe we haven't had the car long enough, but we are thrilled with the car in every way.


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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6
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By Ken Neal
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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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Have not had any problems. Fun car to drive not only the accelerating but it hangs to the road with a small turning radius.


Best Features

Acceleration and turning radius.


Worst Features

None to speak of at this time.


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Great Design; Sub-Standard Paint Job
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By JERRY
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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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I love this car. It has a unique design and distinctive performance. It is super! Now for the cynical part of me: My unit has the "Diamond White" optional exterior paint, which cost $995 retail; $860 GM Employee price. As you know, the factory robotic spray paint booth does its job flawlessly. From 10 feet away, the car is very nice and pretty. From 2 feet away, the exterior white paint is rippled (like waves on a lake) and the final clear coat paint is noticeably dimpled. Not a world-class effort, IMO. I did not appreciate paying extra for a sub-standard simple white application. A much smoother paint job could have been programmed into the robots.


Best Features

Great headroom, enough for a Cowboy hat. High quality leather seats. OnStar Emergency Service Super engine, feels like 6-cyl. Corvette. Very good visibility, no "blind" spots.


Worst Features

Mirror-finish paint application. More seat cushioning for the drivers' sitting area Some type of backflow preventer on the rear wheel brake lines. Sound system controls on the steering wheel are not user-friendly, other GM models are much better.


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World Class
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By SteveB
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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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While many would argue that buying a Cadillac vs. a Lexus is crazy, the simple fact is that I purchased a car based on the enjoyment I recieve while driving it instead of considering only the "re-sale" price for the next owner. The CTS handles very well (this from someone that used to race Camaros in SCCA autocross), it has plenty of power for normal (and somewhat spitited) driving and fits the driver like a four door Trans-Am. The rear seat provides plenty of room for "adults" vs many competitiors that provide onlly enough leg room for pre- schoolers. In other words, if you are considering a BMW, Mercedes C-Class, or Lexus ES or IS, you would do well to drive a CTS before buying.


Best Features

Seats, Steering (esp with "Sport Package"), Transmission, Engine,


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