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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan

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Almost there, but not quite yet.
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By omegafiler
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I purchased a fully loaded 2008 CTS w/ DI brand new and ended up trading it in about 5k miles later. So you can see where this is going. Overall the car was great, fun the drive, and looked very nice. But after 6 dealer visits and a few annoying issues unresolved, it had to go. The big issue with this CTS and ALL of the CTS's I tested was poor build quality and materials. Every piece of plastic squeaks in the car from the center stack, to center console, to the cheap "chrome" bezel on the IP. Like rattles? Plenty of those around the sunroof, doors, etc. This is not what I or anybody expects from GM's 'best' car they are offering for sale right now. If GM can fix that, they might survive.


Favorite Features

Interior design, navigation system, stereo, handling, HID's, heated/cooled seats, keyless entry, and various other "high-tech" features.


Suggested Improvements

Improve build quality and materials! And trust me, I didn't just get a "lemon." They're all the same. Beyond that, everything else is relatively minor. Such as Nav volume issues, limited Bluetooth features, lack of low-end torque, no "push- button" start, more supportive seats, etc.


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Piece of Junk
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By ej
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Love the car when it's not in the warranty service shop. Have 24,000 miles on it, and it has had two major repairs. First, at 12k miles, the cheap plastic clips that hold up the wiring harness broke in cold weather and the fan destroyed the harness. Then after the check engine light came on at 24k, and the inferior timing chain had to be replaced. Now, I;m told the service codes indicate the cam/crank misalignment. Pretty sad for GM's "flagship" car line. Then there's been constant leaks in the door seals (repaired three times), which whistle above 40 MPH. The premium Bose sound is a disappointment This is my 1st & last Cadillac.


Favorite Features

The interior and exterior look good. Articulating headlights and headlight washers.


Suggested Improvements

A drive train that does not need serious repairs after 24k miles. What am I to expect when the car has 34k, 44k, or 54k miles on it? I don;t know because I'll soon be rid of this GM junk!


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Lemon GM stopped making parts
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By Unhappy owner
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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Delivery 3/29/08 Dead Battery Toe in adjusted Steering Column replaced Wipers started, heating fluid light came on and sprayed for two minutes two times in two months and then never happened again. One of the two horns stopped working 2 weeks later they worked Air conditioned seats stopped working 2) Days later Air conditioned seats started working Dead Battery jumped roadside Dead Battery jumped roadside Bolt Rolling around head liner Dead Battery caddy said battery OK Dead Battery roadside replaced ad cleaned corrosion Bolt Rolling around head liner Touch Pad broke off trunk Back windows donít work (said it was fine) nothing repaired came out with the same problems


Favorite Features

Appearance


Suggested Improvements

Everything electronic


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Sexy and Fun to Drive!
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By Eric
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I absolutely love my 2008 CTS. I chose a 6 speed manual with the direct injection (304 hp) and for the power it gets amazing fuel economy. I have not had one single problem with this car since I drove it off the dealer lot. The cabin is comfortable, quiet and has lots of goodies to play with. Th exterior literally makes heads turn. The materials are high quality and the design is flawless.


Favorite Features

When you turn your car on, does it return the favor. The answer is YES!


Suggested Improvements

Not an improvement suggestion, but perhaps a hybrid version.


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First Impression
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By Wineldr
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2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I just purchased this car from a private party, a good friend so I know it has been treated well. What a surprise. The car is fantstically put together. Weleld esigned and executed. An absolute pleasure to drive. Looking forward to a very lengthy relationship.


Favorite Features

Interior and all the tech features


Suggested Improvements

rear seat headroom


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