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First Time Cadillac Owner
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By JohnC
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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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This was my first upscale car, and I've not been disappointed. Great look & feel inside & out, superior driving experience (even with base 3.6 engine). Bold exterior design and black cherry color has drawn lots of compliments. Mileage is about as expected, 17-19 mpg in mostly city driving. Seems pretty good to me for an AWD car. Like one other reviewer, I had major transmission problem about 3 mos into ownership, which eventually required total replacement and about 2 wks in the dealership. However, dealer handled great, provided free loaner CTS for the entire time, so what's to complain about? No problems since. Overall a great vehicle and certainly the best car I've ever owned.


Best Features

Exterior & interior styling, great overall driving experience. Analog clock is a classy touch. Integrated Bluetooth & iPod connection are super-convenient - I suppose most cars will have eventually, but nice to be leading the pack.


Worst Features

As many have noted, rear visibility is poor, backing out of a parking space requires a lot of attention. Needs a bit more storage in front seating areas.


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Cheap plastic upholstery
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By don N
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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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I have a Cadillac since 1962 and this 2009 srs is the first one that I have had that didn't have real leather upholstery. I never thought about it at the time of purchase but I do now! I paid almost $40,000 for this car and at 15,500 miles the plastic upholstery on the drivers seat is already starting to stretch and fray. I'm not a big person at 165 lb. So it's not my size thats the problem its the cheap plastic crap they used for the seat covering. Not a bit of leather on these seats at all. What ever you do don't settle for anything less than leather. Remember Cadillac guarantee doesn't cover your upholstery. Gm should be out of business settling for this cheap upholstery material for a cad.


Best Features

Does anyone look at these? especially the Cadillac division of GM. Also new buyers also.


Worst Features

Put real leather on the seats and not this plastic crap. For the price of a Cadillac leather seats are expected! Doors should be completely flush with each other when closed. Rear bumper should be much sturdier ford backed into Cad-Ford plastic bumper no marks Cads bumper bent and paint cracked.


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By NJ
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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I really enjoy my CTS Black Cherry is the color. This is my second CTS, the first one I leased. But I support the US cars and Cadillac has always been a winner for me! This is the right size for females 5'3"


Best Features

Everything, esp. the new sunroof and the color. The color is eye catching


Worst Features

none


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25,000 mile review
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By emquad46
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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan AWD w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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The first day out of the dealership an ignition coil failed and had to be replaced. Once fixed the car has been amazing. The road holding, acceleration and ride are on par with many sport sedans. The all wheel drive works flawlessly in snow, rain, etc. The drivers handle failed (antenna would not respond to the transmitter) last month and had to be replaced. The optional blue tint coat paint gets rave reviews where ever I go. The gas mileage averages 20.5 (80% road, 20% city).


Best Features

Slick NAV screen. Road handling. Design and Optional Paint job.


Worst Features

Electronics need improvement still not on par with Lexus. Heads up display would be a great option.


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Beautiful looking - but has issues
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By Pat dp
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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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gas guzzler; squealing brakes; oil consumption problem; rumbling in engine when climbing hills; replacement of brake brackets and pad at 4500 miles! Nothing but problems. Shorted out wire; car broke down within 12 hrs. of pick from dealership; had to be flat-bedded back - a big red flag from day one! Gorgeous looking car but many problems! Hard to believe that there is no "low engine" light on the dash board - what were these engineers thinking?


Best Features

Love the exterior lines of the car; fabulous color; comfortable interior; handles great on highway


Worst Features

Installation of oil light on dash board - very important; the installation of a camera when backing up; some sight distance problem; the rear-view mirror could be larger to give driver better view.


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