2008 Cadillac CTS Consumer Review: Proud to own a Cadillac

2008 Cadillac CTS - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.6L V6 6-speed Automatic w/Direct Injection)

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Proud to own a Cadillac
By Evan on


2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


I'm 36 and this is my second Cadillac, but this is no fuddy-duddy car like my '04 DHS was labeled. It's a car seemingly made for my demographic. I've never driven a car that turns as many heads and gets as many compliments and inquiries as this one does. The steering feel and handling are superb. The throttle response and manumatic shifting can take some effort to be smooth, but that kind of adds to the fun. The car likes to rev, but it lacks low end torque. It feels a little slow until you hit around 3500 RPM, at which point it takes off almost unpredictably quickly. I also have a strange odor coming from the air vents, and have since day one. Not sure what that's about.

Best Features

Exterior looks, steering wheel, iPod connection (though it should be digital, not analog,) shifter feel, interior design, including the real wood, the warm look that the forever- gray BMWs and Mercedes' lack, and the driving position. Running on regular gas is a very nice feature as well.

Worst Features

Cadillac should give up trying to push OnStar over Bluetooth connectivity. What a simple feature to lack in my $50k CTS. Rear visibility takes some getting used to (mainly because there is none, thanks to the C pillars,) and lack of interior storage places.
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