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Used 2012 Cadillac CTS Consumer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

After 7 years I am still in love with this car!

Raymond D. Royall, 02/04/2019
2012 Cadillac CTS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
39 of 39 people found this review helpful

I purchased this car in 2012 and it is the longest I have ever had a car. I have 109,817 miles on the car and have done nothing to it except regular maintenance. I have had everything from a Borgward to a Rolls Royce and I believe this is the best vehicle I have ever owned

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Nicely done by Cadillac

rodrigo2, 09/25/2013
2012 Cadillac CTS Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
26 of 27 people found this review helpful

Performance is very impressive and the look is great. Handling is very good. Mileage average is 21.5 mpg measured over ten fill-ups. Rear window visibility a bit difficult and there is a paint blemish that should have been caught by quality control. Otherwise, the car's design and exterior fit and finish are good. Interior leather is well-fitted and the interior finish is excellent. Accent lighting is just right. Bose sound is excellent. Chose this car from among four in the class manufacturers I had narrowed it down to.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

Quite a nice surprise

big_g, 10/01/2012
2012 Cadillac CTS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
24 of 25 people found this review helpful

I drive about 40k a year so i go through allot of cars. After leaving American cars for German due to my excessive mileage I am glad to be back. I have owned an A6 (too uncomfortable) and a 528i (too unreliable) and came back to GM. Couldn't be happier. The rebates and incentives that I got were amazing and I have to say its nice driving something that not everyone else has on the road (528i). Mine is Opulent Blue and I get the thumbs up all the time.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Best car on the planet, IMO

fitchburgjohn, 06/16/2014
2011 Cadillac CTS Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
37 of 40 people found this review helpful

When I was 10, my dad bought a used 73' black Deville. We were poor and had no business having a yacht like this but it was my dad's dream and what a car. Like father, like son; in 2009, I bought my first cadillac...a 2006 DTS and loved it every day until 2 weeks ago when I traded it in for a used 2011 CTS Premium, black raven with 26k miles, a real cream puff (I never buy new). It was way above my expectations and I fell in love all over again. This machine seriously performs and while it's much tighter than the DTS, it still feels and drives like a Cadillac, only better! I'm so impressed every time I get in and out of it. Couldn't be happier!

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Nice ride

rallye350, 02/09/2013
2012 Cadillac CTS Performance 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
20 of 21 people found this review helpful

I've had mine for about a year now. It is AWD Performance package and has the FE3 suspension and 19 inch wheels. While the handling is great with this package, the tires are a bit noisy. The 3.6 is well worth the price premium. The engine really pulls strong in upper ranges. Love the audio system that came with this package. Slightly disappointed with gas mileage, averaging about 19.5 in mixed driving. All highway trip managed to get about 25. CTS still seems pretty popular with older crowds, so be prepared for comments if you are younger and driving one of these.

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