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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan

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Stick shift Caddy
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By Stan Thompson
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


Review

The car is very responsive, solidly crafted, and in black with chrome rims is gorgeous. The stick shift has loosened up nicely after the first forty-five days. Seating is very comfortable and two hour drives produce zero stiffness.


Best Features

The handling, the fine control afforded by the manual shift, and its great looks.


Worst Features

The A pillars could be a bit slimmer for better visibility.


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rear axle issue
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By car groupie
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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The rear axle vibrates at 55 mph and the factory says they are working on a fix. This has been going on for 90 days. In another 60 days without a fix we will post a web site GM won't like, but it will be truthful.


Best Features

Good ride 0 - 50 and 60 - 80. Nicely finished vehicle.


Worst Features

Don't take forever to fix the rear axle.


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A truly excellent car
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By makfu
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


Review

After 10 months of ownership, I can say this is one of the few cars for which I have felt no regret after purchasing. It’s stunning to look at, inside and out and with the FE3 package and 6speed manual, it is a true driver's car. Most importantly, it is genuinely a quality piece. The body structure is incredibly solid; even with the stiff FE3 suspension setup it feels imperturbable. The interior isn’t just excellent for a car in the mid-40’s, it is actually nicer than a number of more expensive cars, with great fit & finish and superb materials. The Nav/Infotainment System is the best I have ever seen or heard. The exterior features Lexus like panel gaps.


Best Features

Simply fantastic ride/handling balance and great steering feel with no dead spot and quick turn-in. If you like your ride BMW sport package firm, but never as harsh, get the FE3 package. Love the styling (in and out) and the Nav/Infotainment system is second to none.


Worst Features

The only problem I have had is that during sub-freezing temps, the interior trim surrounding the sunroof "itches" until the interior warms up. GM should rethink the sunroof trim. The only other suggestions I have are that clutch feel could be improved a bit along with more front-seat thigh support.


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Be careful before taking delivery
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By Disapointedgmowner
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I just brought my new CTS after looking for a car for some time. The interior is beautiful and sold me. That was my mistake. I looked the car over admiringly since, and was annoyed that at $40K+ car would not have a rear bumper that was aligned properly. The dealer informed me that it is a manufacturing defect and it is normal that the bumper be out of alignment on one side of the car or the other. "The bumper is just too big" was the actual reply. I've contacted Cadillac through their web site and been given a very thoughtful run around. I could have learned to live with the defect, having been a loyal GM owner for 20+, but the responses and lack of care make me wish I had not bought it.


Best Features

Interior is wonderful minus some wind noise and rattles. Would have been better if the salesman had told me Bluetooth was not installed till I was driving off the lot.


Worst Features

The rear bumper needs to be fixed. All prospective buyers should take note of this defect. Further, Cadillac should not provide customer service through their web site that responds via email.


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Best Car I ever owned
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By debij
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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Awesome Car, great interior, great gas mileage. couldn't be happier with Cadillac's new design


Best Features

Carbon Fiber interior


Worst Features

add a spare tire


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