2008 Cadillac CTS Long Term Road Test


2008 Cadillac CTS: Even More Gremlins!

February 06, 2009

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Driving home yesterday afternoon was frustrating. Not only because it rained (which always puts a hurt on my 40-mile commute), but also because the CTS seems to need a software update--badly. I didn't experience the glitches Josh did, but as you can see from the above photo, there's something finky going on, because there was no chance it was 32-degrees outside.

About ten minutes later, the true weather conditions appeared.

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Ah, that's more like it. It was indeed raining, but is it 57 degrees outside (upper right) or 55?. And guess what else? I wasn't in Long Beach. I was two cities away in Compton, but I wasn't able to verify my location because the navigation system decided to take a nap.

No matter how many times I pressed the "Nav" or "Dest" buttons, the map and all navigation functions were AWOL. When I got home, I shut the car off for about 10 seconds, started it back up (essentially rebooting the hard drive), but still there was no nav. It didn't return until I started the car this morning.

Great. Then I went to get a cup of Joe at the ARCO (those fancy-shmancy places aren't open at 4:30 am), and after backing out of a parking space, the right-side rear view mirror got stuck in the curb-view position. No biggie; I tilted it back up with the button, but what the heck is going on here? Anyone?

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 25,225 miles

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