2005 Cadillac Cts
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Great car!

by from Somers Point ,NJ on April 28, 2011

This is the best car I have ever owned. I scored it average in comfort and good in interior design only because I am a larger than average size man, and this is a slightly compact car. I bought it use...
This is the best car I have ever owned. I scored it average in comfort and good in interior design only because I am a larger than average size man, and this is a slightly compact car. I bought it used for a good price with 92K miles and have not experienced any reliability issues at all. The fact that it has so many miles on it and still performs at such a high level is impressive. It does consume oil, but not as much as some exaggerate and I expected it with a high compression engine (3.6 L V-6). About a quart once a month for me. It performs well in hazardous weather and I personally did not lose control over the vehicle this winter, despite the snow and ice storms here in South Jersey. Just press the winter weather button near the gear shifter and go. I have averaged about 22 miles a gallon, but closer to 28 while on longer highway trips. No need to press the performance button near the shifter as this car has plenty of power without the added fuel consumption. She will fly when you want her too!
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Great American Quality Luxury Auto

by from Southeastern MA on January 21, 2007

My 2005 CTS 3.6L with Automatic transmission has simply been amazing. The dynamics of the car are astounding. The handling and acceleration are on par with the segment leaders and all this without sac...
My 2005 CTS 3.6L with Automatic transmission has simply been amazing. The dynamics of the car are astounding. The handling and acceleration are on par with the segment leaders and all this without sacrificing the ride quality people have come to expect from a Cadillac. The interior design is the only flaw this vehicle has, the layout is intuitive however it has some quality issues, the feel of the platiscs can be hard and not tactilly friendly depending on the placement. However the seats are a 9/10 and the comfort and reach of all the controls are perfect. I liken it to being inside the cockpit of an jet fighter. Exterior styling and look is amazing, it's unlike any other car on the road (except for another cadillac) I encourage anyone to take this American Luxury Sedan for a test drive and see for yourself how it stacks up against the best the Germans and Japanese have to offer.
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Great American Car

by from Central,NJ on September 19, 2011

This is such a great overall car, makes me proud to drive American. I grew up driving German cars but was looking for something less expensive to maintain. This car handles great and is a lot peppier ...
This is such a great overall car, makes me proud to drive American. I grew up driving German cars but was looking for something less expensive to maintain. This car handles great and is a lot peppier with the higher octane gas. I recommend getting the larger displacement engine which I don't have. I am very happy with the car and look forward to buying a newer model someday, although I prefer this body style.
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Not one downside

by from washington on November 3, 2010

I bought my 2005 CTS brand new. To date there has not been one problem at all. This car handles beautifully and is pretty quick if you get on it with sport shift mode. The quality of everything is bas...
I bought my 2005 CTS brand new. To date there has not been one problem at all. This car handles beautifully and is pretty quick if you get on it with sport shift mode. The quality of everything is basically what you would expect from Cadillac. Mine is black on black on black on black. Meaning black exterior. Black interior. Black wheels. Black lights. Makes it amazing to look at. Straight exhaust so now it sounds amazing. For the price I would highly recommend this car over anything of the same caliber.
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luxury,comfortable,stylish

by from Harrisburg, PA on May 7, 2011

This car is definitely more than what I expected,just can't go wrong with a caddy.The look of the car, makes you just think comfort.
This car is definitely more than what I expected,just can't go wrong with a caddy.The look of the car, makes you just think comfort.
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A Real 4 door Sports Car

by from Arlington, Tx. on May 3, 2009

I've owned a few sports cars ( Datsun 280-Z & Toyota Supra ) and few sporty, fun cars ( Fiat, Honda, & Mazda ). To get sporty, fun & luxury all in one package is cool. My CTS has the 3.6 V6 w/ the spo...
I've owned a few sports cars ( Datsun 280-Z & Toyota Supra ) and few sporty, fun cars ( Fiat, Honda, & Mazda ). To get sporty, fun & luxury all in one package is cool. My CTS has the 3.6 V6 w/ the sports suspension, 17" rims, & every option Cadillac offered, the nav system, Bose audio, sunroof, heated seats, even the rare fold down rear seats. This car is so much fun, I volunteer to drive on the weekends. A luxury sports sedan with style. My CTS is black on black.
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Worth Every Penny!!!

by from Kansas on October 25, 2011

I've been driving a CTS on loan for about 5 months. I've always liked the way the CTS looks and its performance far outweighs design! I have not had any mechanical problems what-so-ever! Never heard a...
I've been driving a CTS on loan for about 5 months. I've always liked the way the CTS looks and its performance far outweighs design! I have not had any mechanical problems what-so-ever! Never heard a rattle or any kind of noise. The most I've done with this car is have the tires and oil changed. Besides the price of the synthetic oil this car is amazing! It has great "get up" and is very stylish. I do have to say replacements parts can be VERY pricey. The CTS I currently drive needs a taillight cover replaced and that was upwards of $500. I love this car so much I am looking to buy my own, no doubt!!
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Style AND Substance!

by from Brunswick, GA on July 24, 2012

I bought this car new in 2005; it was good-looking and reasonably priced, and it beat the competition in nearly every category I used for comparison while shopping. 8 years and 130,000 miles later it'...
I bought this car new in 2005; it was good-looking and reasonably priced, and it beat the competition in nearly every category I used for comparison while shopping. 8 years and 130,000 miles later it's arguably still one of the best looking cars around (not counting the new CTS Coupe), still comfortable, relatively quiet, peppy and will turn on a dime. I've had NO mechanical problems, and only one electrical repair (which was my own fault). I'll buy another when it's time...
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One of the best bangs for your buck!

by from New Jersey on October 2, 2009

I recently purchased this vehicle and the WoW factor is in full affect! I havent totally engaged all of the features but from what I have seen this car is excellent... The 5.7L V-8 keeps you glued to ...
I recently purchased this vehicle and the WoW factor is in full affect! I havent totally engaged all of the features but from what I have seen this car is excellent... The 5.7L V-8 keeps you glued to your seat, and the fit finish and style makes people turn their heads every where that you go! The drawbacks to this vehicle are; The seats are comfortable but definately takes some getting used to, the navigation system is DVD rom based and the nav screen itself isn't touch screen, the gear box is a little tight that makes for akward shifting sometimes but does NOT interfere with the fun that you will have driving this car, and even though the gas mileage is better than most in its class its still something that you have to keep a sharp eye on because of the large displacement and ease and comfortability you can end up having this beast drink fuel like a lineback drinks gatordade... Other than that this car is an 11 on the scale of 1-10
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2005 CTS V

by from Rapid City, SD on January 30, 2010

Great power. Handling is superb. Interior is very comfortable. What a stereo system. For the money I don't think you can get a better car.
Great power. Handling is superb. Interior is very comfortable. What a stereo system. For the money I don't think you can get a better car.
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