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2004 Cadillac CTS Sedan

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2004 CTS 3.6VVT
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By billsteinhagen
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2004 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

First drove in 2003 with the 3.2 V6
engine. I liked the car but a little
underpowered with AT. Glad I waited
for the 2004 with 3.6 V6 with variable
valve timing and 255 HP. Great
acceleration, very quiet and decent gas
mileage. The 5 speed AT is the
smoothest I have ever used. I
purchased this over another BMW,
although I didn't trade the Bimmer.


Best Features

High tech engine and AT. Good base sound system and adequate trunk. The only other option I got was 10-way power seats for driver and front passenger with power lumbar (gotta have).


Worst Features

Less plastic in the cabin. Better pricing packages. You have to buy a Luxury pkg at $5375 just to be able to add a sunroof for another $1200. Buyer should be able to pick and choose his/her options.


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CTS a Driver's Car
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By Andrew L.
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2004 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is my first step into the
Luxury/Sport Car calss, and I couldn't
be happier. I drove the C-Class
Mercedes, the 525i BMW and the Audi
A4. For the price and features the CTS
was the best value. Unless you can
afford to make the step into an E-
Class Benz, a 500 Series BMW or the
A6, the CTS gives you the best "bang"
for the buck. It is smooth, powerful,
and responsive, a real pleasure to
drive.


Best Features

Looks, interior design, and comfort. Easy to use controls, ergonomically designed.


Worst Features

Make an option package that includes some of the nicer "creature comforts" without having to spend $5,000 more on the car. A mid-priced car with moon- roof would be a suggestion.


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My CTS
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By Fred Livingstone
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2004 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I entered the Cadillac marketin 1998
with a Catera. It was fun to drive, but
not too dependable. I traded it for the
CTS in 2002. the CTS was even more fun
to drive and has been a very dependable
performer so far. I really like this
car. I have owned about 15 new cars
over the years and this one is up there
among the best.


Best Features

One of the things I really like about the CTS is the styling. We were all getting a little tired of the "marshmello" puff of body styles and the hard crisp lines of the CTS are a refreshing change.


Worst Features

The only thing I miss is the handle inside above the doors in front This would make getting in and out of this beautiful low-slung beast a bit easier.


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CTS 2003
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By ctsfan
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2004 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This car is an absolute joy to drive.
It is sleek, sexy, and sporty. Handles
very responsively.


Best Features

We upgraded for some 19inch low profile wheels and cadillac rims that accent the cars beauty and turn heads everywhere we go. Love the steering controls for the audio and air.


Worst Features

Add lumbar support.


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CTS Surprise
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By hemiguy61
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2004 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The automotive press is missing the
boat on this one. The styling is
distinctive and different and I like
that a lot considering the sea of
boring imports out there. The CTS has
great power, gets good gas mileage, is
comfortable, has a ton of storage and
overall is a ball to drive. It has a
great turning radius and is a snap to
parallel park in the city. What more
could you want? The best parts of my
day are driving to and from work in
this gem.


Best Features

Driving pleasure, storage capacity, distinctive styling, gas mileage, get- up-and-go, XM radio and sound system, turning radius, manageable size.


Worst Features

Higher-end tires (darn Goodyears have already been recalled). Controls for navigation system are not intuitive.


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