2005 Cadillac CTS-V Consumer Review: Geoff's CTS-V

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Geoff's CTS-V
By Engineer Geoff on


2005 Cadillac CTS-V 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


If GM made more cars like this, they wouldn't be in trouble. I have 3500 miles on my 2005 CTS-V, half of it being wide open interstate and half in the doldrums of Los Angeles commuter traffic. This car replaces a highly modified Jaguar XJS-V12, and I am generally delighted with the move. The Cadillac handling is hard to fault, and selective turn off of stability and traction is welcome. I am less pleased with straight line performance, as the vehicle is subject to axle tramp unless care is taken to avoid it. Also, engine management slowly (over seconds) decreases rpm on release of throttle which makes for an odd feel on hard acceleration. DIC is distracting and features ill thought out.

Best Features

400 hp on tap, in front of a 6-speed Tremec...great drive train. XM radio a nice toy

Worst Features

DIC should allow full page display of info, not just one line GPS zoom should be continuous not stepped fix axle tramp! Wheels hard to clean.
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