2005 Cadillac CTS-V Consumer Review: Detroit Iron Flyer

2005 Cadillac CTS-V - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (5.7L V8 6-speed Manual)

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Detroit Iron Flyer
By woospoint on


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


My first car was a 69 Camaro, followed by a couple of Firebirds in the 70's, an Old's Aurora in 90's and this CTS-V. This car is a quantum leap in feel and power. My drives seem shorter, because it is such fun to drive I hate to arrive. I like it's stealth Corvette quality. I bought this car used with 40,000 miles on it and it looks like new except for a small fleck of finish missing from one of the Nav system buttons. I get lots of complements from people who know what it is and those who don't. Total thrill to step on it and work through the gears and step down into a set of twisties.

Best Features

Stealth looks, the way it moves out when you put your foot into, and the hold through the corners. Seat adjustments are great, good lumbar adjustment. Good sound system.

Worst Features

Use the navigation screen to install an automatic reverse triggered back up camera. Visibility is very poor out the back and on the blind spots at the rear quarter panels. Overall nav/info/radio system is not very intuitive. Had to wait for dealer to put gas in as someone had siphoned the gas.
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