2008 Cadillac CTS Long Term Road Test

2008 Cadillac CTS: Noisy

May 13, 2008

2008 Cadillac CTS

Our Cadillac CTS's interior is noisy. It's fine when you're driving in a straight line. (Well, except for the wind noise.) But when you're making a turn the leather creaks loudly. You hear "Creak, creak, squeak creak." Read that part out loud, it's my best onomatopoeia...

When driving in a straight line, there is some wind noise on the highway. I think it must be the awkwardly placed side mirrors. They sit kind of high and stick out like Dumbo ears.

Other than that, I'm smitten with the CTS. Perhaps it's because I grew up around General Motors products. My father always bought Chevys. My brother had a Pontiac. I had an uncle who had a new Cadillac every two years. (We're Italian.) When I was old enough I learned to drive on our special-edition Caprice Classic. We even won a Chevette in a raffle contest once.

Now, whenever I drive the Cadillac CTS, it feels like home. It's like one of my Dad's powerful, comfortable sedans but decked out in leather. Leather that creaks, that is.

2008 Cadillac CTS

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 5,238 miles

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