For the price, there are other cars out there that are better equipped. Locking wheel nuts, lumbar support, theft alarm, and rear A/C vents are only available as hefty options. My '96 Taurus and '02 Tribute even came stock with most that I mentioned. Yes, in other respects, this is a fun car to drive. It has plenty of pep, gets decent MPG, handles very well, and has comfortable seating for the most part. Based on this purchase experience (first-time Caddy buyer), it will be my last. Reason? There is more bang for the buck with the competition.
The peppy 2.8 engine and very positive handling make it a joy to drive.
Base model needs to be on par with the Toyota Avalon and Acura TL regarding standard features if the CTS wants to be referred to as an entry level luxury sport sedan.