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2003 Cadillac CTS Sedan

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Best Car I have owned
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By Jon M
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Vehicle

2003 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I have owned a number of cars,
including a baby BMW, but this is the
car that is most fun to drive. I have
to wrestle the keys from my 16 year old
daughter who says everyone thinks she
looks hot in it. Gave a ride to my
son's 15 year old friend and could be
rich if I had a dime for every time he
said "this car is so cool".
I have always wanted to be an American
car owner...now I am without regret and
without sacrifice


Best Features

love the looks and the driving pleasure. I added an after market wood trim kit softening the interior...lots of complements of that. The seats are great, very comfortable and rich.


Worst Features

More Power...pin me to the seats!!!


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By Arty3591
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Vehicle

2003 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This car was chosen to replace a
previous lease; when we went for the
test ride, it took only a short spin
to realize that this was a different
Cadillac. It not only looks great, but
it drives like a sports car, handles
really well, and gives good mileage in
the bargain. It has most of the luxury
features that I look for, and I have
had only one problem with it; the
plastic cover on the head lining that
holds the controls for the courtesy
lights and the sun roof is faulty; and
it is continuing to be a problem;
otherwise, a great car!


Best Features

Memory seats; auto dimming mirror; auto-tilting side view mirror when in reverse;info center in dash.


Worst Features

Auto dimming driver side mirror; directional signal indicators on the side view mirrors.


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First Year Glitches
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By deco drive
on

Vehicle

2003 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I love the way the car handles, though
has a blind spot in the middle of the
auto when pulling out.
The CTS has handled great but am
discovering some mechanical problems
with it after owning it for a year. It
is now in the shop for 5 days for water
intrusion into the interior of the auto
from the a/c system. The passenger
side set frame is rusted from the water
damage and the carpet needs to be
replaced. This is not something I
consider a minor glitch and hopefully
is in isolated manufacturing problems
with the a/c system. I would consider
a 2004 CTS but would not recommend a
2003 CTS.


Best Features

Looks great! The onstar system and other features are fabulous. The traction and handling are perfect!


Worst Features

I would suggest Cadillac seriously inspect these vehicles before leaving Detroit! My problems should never had happened if someone would have noticed the a/c system before leaving the factory!


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By RWT
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Vehicle

2003 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

tremendous handling capabilites, lot's
of whistles and bells.


Best Features

configurable buttons on sound system in addition to traditional station presets and all stored in memory. I like toys a lot. OnStar is neat. They always know where I am, even if I don't.


Worst Features

Already handled for 2004, more power although I am satisfied with the 3.2 liter engine, I know power would be a point of critisism. Also a auto-manual transmission would be nice.


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Affordable Luxury
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By michelsauve
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Vehicle

2003 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The car is a great looker. It attracts
looks from almost everybody and
regularly from more expensive car
owners such as Mercedes E320 and the
likes. It is a fun car to drive with an
intuitive console easy to read and use.
It offers great comfort and is fun to
drive. The car is perorming flawlessly
and all that at a very reasonable price
for a car of that class.


Best Features

The interior design wich is intuitive and easy to use along with the interior comfort wich makes it a great car to pass time into.


Worst Features

The engine power, only if to keep up with what the competition is offering.


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