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.
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
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
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
Looks, interior design, and comfort.
Easy to use controls, ergonomically
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Driving pleasure, storage capacity,
distinctive styling, gas mileage, get-
up-and-go, XM radio and sound system,
turning radius, manageable size.
Higher-end tires (darn Goodyears have
already been recalled). Controls for
navigation system are not intuitive.