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2006 DTS Performance Sedan
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By Lloyd
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2006 Cadillac DTS Sedan Performance 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Awsome vehicle very comfortable with performance and great handling. The Performance edition with the larger engine gives a little extra punch, the ride is much better with the enhanced suspension and ride package, takes bumps and railroad tracks with ease. Brakes very well stops on a dime while holding the road. Navagation system combined with onstar is easy to use and very accurate. Bose soundsystem with centerpoint sounds awsome especially with XM or a CD in play. I am very comfortable in my driver seat for a long drive thanks to 8 way power seats with memory and the cooling and massage features.


Best Features

Cooled driver and front passenger seats. Front passenger massaging seats. Navagation system. Ultrasonic parking assist. Bose centerpoint sound system.


Worst Features

Turning radius is comprimised with the front wheel drive.


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Great experience
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By Chuck
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2006 Cadillac DTS Sedan Luxury II 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I just got back from a trip to Florida and the DTS exceeded my fondest expectations. The ride was great, fuel economy ok (22 mpg overall in 2600 highway miles and 1600 urban miles), and the XM radio simply fantastic. The only criticism was in figuring out the memory seat coordination with the keys. The interior room and trunk space was well appreciated for a 4 week trip. This is my 15th cadillac and I would buy another one in a heart beat.


Best Features

The XM radio and 6 pages of favorites for the radio.


Worst Features

I would label the keys #1 and #2 for the memory seat coordination with the keys.


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Nice Car, but the Exterior Design Needs Help
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By stevo
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2006 Cadillac DTS Sedan Performance 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I started owning Cadillacs in 2000 and loved the exterior design of the DTS models from 2000-2005. I bought a 2006 in anticipation that it would be better, however in my opinion it is worse. It has very shallow cup holders. I have spilled several cups of coffee since owning the car due to this issue. It also is a bit noisy during hard acceleration, but the cruising noise level is fine. It has some torque steer at highway speed when you floor it because it is front wheel drive, which I find annoying. The OnStar system is excellent and the fact that you can use your Verizon cell phone numbers with it is a nice feature.


Best Features

OnStar, navigation, and the overall comfort.


Worst Features

Fix the mediocre exterior styling. The badge on the grill is too big. Get rid of the transverse engine and go to all wheel drive. Create another level of Cadillac and compete with Mercedes-Benz.


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Problem with Battery Recharger
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By wnelson
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2006 Cadillac DTS Sedan Performance 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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My vehicle is 14 months old (5,350 miles) and when driven, it's a dream. However, one day after 11 months of driving, it would not start in mid-town NY. It was then "repaired" by a dealer. One and a half months later, the same thing happened. Again, it was repaired (it took 5 days) by the same dealer. Last night, after midnight (less than 3 months from "Repair Job #2), it wouldn't start again. The motor didn't even turn over. Then, 40 minutes later, it started up! This lack of reliability is insane and is the reason that I'm getting rid of an otherwise great looking/driving automobile.


Best Features

The appearance is wonderful. Also, it drives like a dream...when it drives.


Worst Features

Unless I simply have a "lemon," work needs to be done on this model's battery charging unit. Last night, even the On-Star feature wouldn't work!


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Finally a Real Winner
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By 2006 Cadillac DTS
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2006 Cadillac DTS Sedan Luxury III 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I love to drive this car. After having several Cadillacs, none of them came close to this one. Its room, comfort, and performance are all up there and it's priced right!


Best Features

It's the driving experience. "This is not your Father's Cadillac"


Worst Features

Keep the price affordable.


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