What Does This Thing Do? - 2008 Cadillac CTS Long-Term Road Test

2008 Cadillac CTS Long Term Road Test

2008 Cadillac CTS: What Does This Thing Do?

July 01, 2008

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I admit that this post on the 2008 Cadillac CTS hasn't got a lot of meat on its bones. But anyone who has ridden in the car with me for more than an hour or so has asked the same question: "What's this thing do?"

It happened again last night. I had no answer except, "Nothing, apparently."

My best guess is that it hides a portal that, once opened, would reveal a black hole and catapult us all into another dimension. Either that or it hides a bolt that holds the console in place.

I'm tempted to pry it off, but I fear I'll break something. The owner's manual is no help, but a quick read did eliminate the "shift-lock override" theory.

Any other bright ideas?

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 7,733 miles

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