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291,000 and still going strong
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By twee2
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2005 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought
my 2005 CTS brand new in Oakland at the Cadillac dealer on Broadway. (Name changed years ago). I have 291,456 miles on my car and it is still running great for me. Most of the reviews talk about all the oil it drinks, this has not been the case for me. I get my oil changed between 5,ooo-7,000 miles faithfully. I did need to replace the transmission at 110,000 miles ($3500) but other than that it has been just the usual brakes, tires, and oil changes. I have had some minor things go wrong when it got in the 200,000 miles but other than that, this has been the BEST CAR EVER! People can't believe how many miles I have on my car. I keep waiting for something to happen but it hasen't.


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Have not had a car payment in 3 years and I LOVE IT! Thanks Cadillac!


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Oil Burner!!!
24 of 25 people found this review helpful
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By mabyn66
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2005 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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I had a 2005 CTS, but traded it in on a reliable car, a Honda.
I loved my CTS.
It was a beautiful car, but at about 60,000 miles it started burning oil. It had no drips or blue smoke.
They car was sounding weird and I had my husband check it.
It needed 5 quarts of oil.
There was no warning, or light.
The catalytic converter went out in it twice in a year and a half and then I started having a misfiring problem.
Whenever I was going up a hill, or had to accelerate fast, my whole car would jerk and then my engine light would start flashing.
Beautiful looking car, but looks only get you so far.
It was a major lemon and I'd never buy one again!!!!


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The exterior and interior and beautifully designed.


Worst Features

Figure out the oil-burning problem.


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Disappointed
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By natural_99_99
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2005 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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I have been a proud owner of my CTS until recently.
I have made sure the oil was changed every 3,000 to 6,000 miles as needed.
Just with in the last month my CTS started cutting back when my wife was driving it.
I checked oil in car & it was fine. dealership
did a diagnostic test on the car and contacted me that same day and advise that the CTS had no issues & everything checked out fine.
Within two weeks she was experience same problem I checked oil level & it was no oil at all.
Went to pick up some oil put in car.
Then I test drove the CTS next day & had no problem until I picked up some speed then it cutback some and engine light came on.
When I went out to leave on tuesday it would not start out all & had to have it towed to dealership.
Thats when I was told that i need a new engine.
The repairs would cost $6200. I have recommended Cadillac CTS to numerous people never again.
I am disappointed I had a chrysler sebring before this car that I traded in with 230000 miles on it.
Cadillac is suppose to be a step above that.
Its wrong how this economy is set up to bail out GM but I can't even get a $6200 repair covered by the company that should have failed.


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Where did all the oil go?
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By joez34
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2005 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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I love or should I say "loved" this car for the many years I have owned it. The car performed perfectly until 55,000 miles when it began drinking up a qt of oil every 1,000 miles. No leaks, and No Smoke, just a quart of oil gone.

The worst part about it was I didn't figure this out until the car was down 4 qts and started to make lots of noise. No LOW oil level or pressure indicator.

Sorry GM, I traded in the CTS for a NEW Lexus ES350. Maybe I'll be back in a few years, but for now I'm gone.


Best Features

Radio, trip computer, comfy seats, great performance


Worst Features

No place for my sun glasses! Where did all my oil go? They should do better testing on these engines before putting them into production. Do your research before buying a 2004-2008 CTS with the 3.6L


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Hate too! but we have to part ways!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By hitman_cardino
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2005 Cadillac CTS Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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My wife and I bought a new 2005 CTS sport pkg. with all the bells and whistles!

At 20k the water pump went out! and needed brakes!

Next, everything goes good til the warranty ended at 4 years. Then a clunking sound, couldn't be a month after we got our last free oil change, drive it to a shop, no oil!

1 HID xenon flickered and upgraded both for 200+ now the ballast died 2 weeks later. That will be 150.00 to replace.

I need rear differential bushings and front one of two is cracked. 750.00
Hydraulic motor mounds need replacing (1 said no, 1 said yes, getting a 3rd opinion soon). Tht will cost 600.00 I only have 68,000 miles!

How about a Honda accord? I'm testing one today!


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