2003 Cadillac CTS User Reviews

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Brandonyen writes:
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4

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I love the look and style of the cts. It has sport mode when using it it'll go a lot faster then normal mode

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The thing I don't like with the 03 cts is it was stiff on the road because it doesn't have sport suspension

Brandonyen
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The 03 Cts Is Stiff On The Road — The 03 cts is a good looking car. It's expensive to buy one. I've always wanted this car and wanted to own the cts-v next time. But maybe decide to get the Mercedes Benz C-class instead . Because the prices are abou the same.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sparky222 writes:
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5

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Great driving car, slick manual transmission, dealer service, 4 doors, trunkspace.

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Confusing controls, weird orange display lighting, need manual to set clock, horrible in snow w/all season tires, lots of bugs in 1st year-dealer fixed all.

Sparky222
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Modern, Fun, "american Bmw". — Great driving car, we had the 5 speed manual, which was hard to find. The cts is easy to live with, and dependable. Sporty handling, great sound and dual climate systems. The traction control, along with tight suspension, made twisty roads desirable. The engine is powerful runs on regular, with just the right amount of growl entering the quiet cabin. Nicely contoured leather seats w/2 tone inserts look sharp. Real wood on chunky steering wheel is nice touch, accenting attractive roomy cabin. Heated seats in front and thick carpet give a pampered feel. Tires wear fast with spirited driving, and brake dust coats wheels quickly and is tedious to remove from alloy wheels. Pull up door handles break ladies fingernails, a minor thing. Neon 3rd brake light broke repeatedly cost $600 to replace. Condensation from A/C flooded car 1st trip to FL, dealer provided loaner, repaired A/C replaced carpet, an example of new model bugs to follow. Not a user friendly car to work on with baffles and covers galore-had to visit dealer to replace fog light bulb for example. Overall a great car with a european feel, we had full options except HID headlamps. Replaced it with the 08 redesign and hated it, not as engaging as the original. Too bad.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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dodgeviper2022 writes:
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haven't found anything that is a pro about this caddy

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cost of gms parts they suck

dodgeviper2022
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Pos — would never buy another Cadillac even if they gave me the plant not worth the money don't buy a first gen anything is all I can say people they don't have the bugs out of them stick with a older car and get a second gen there better

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Preme writes:
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4

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I love the appearance of the CTS!! the car just has a curb appeal thats hard to match.

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its missing many features that a luxury car should have, like heated mirrors, heated steering wheel etc,

Preme
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I Still Love This Car Hands Down — I would like more power and a little more mpg but this car does perform really well in sports mode. and i plowed through the snow as if i was in a truck! driving rear wheel drive vehicles can be tricky if your new to it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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sweethart9688 writes:
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Roomy, love the sound system very comfortable to drive!

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Little more expansive on gas

sweethart9688
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Riding In Style — I love the look and style of this car. The only downfall is the gas is not as economical as say a honda. Love the heated seats in the winter and the smooth drive! The sound system is top notch!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rockets57 writes:
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5

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Great car if you need to get somewhere in a hurry
you can carry 3 bodies in the trunk

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Nothing worst then a Caddy going bad ....
when the electrics start to act up they are bad

rockets57
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Mob Moblie — It's the first year for the CTS still looks good, handles good a few electric issues also did not hold it's value to good but it's all mine and paid for but you can't beat the overall handling and spunk

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Donald writes:
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excellent brakes, headlights and handling

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poor reliability, expensive repairs, no lumbar support in seats

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Looks Good But May Leave You Stranded — This car has been very unreliable and very expensive to maintain and repair. Oil cooler failed 62650 miles, repair cost $1230. Crankshaft position sensor failed 67430 miles, repair cost $400 + towing. Replaced thermostat and timing belt, repair cost $780. The front seats have no lumbar support which make long trips uncomfortable. Headlights (std not HID) are great.

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Renee writes:
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5

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Its beautiful and has a lot of little gagets and fun extras.

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Too high tech. They should've kept it simple, stupid.

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Gorgeous! — I love love love this car. The only problem I've ever really had with it is that if something goes wrong with it computer wise, it really sucks. One little thing can totally screw you. Everything seems so high tech, which means expensive to fix. And hardly any mechanic in Iowa knows how to work on one!

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Derek writes:
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Everything!!

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They could have just a little nicer interior, but it is still great for the first car they made like this.

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Best Car Ever!!!! — This is one of the best cars I have ever owned/drove! (and I have driven many!) It is fun to drive, handles, great, is very reliable, and looks great! I love this car! Cadillac is back and this is the best car they have made!

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Merry writes:
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Very safe, Gas milleage is great. Fun to drive also very smooth ride.

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High cost repairs

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Great Solid Car!! Love This Car!!!! Hope It Dosn't Break Down. — I love this car!! It is a very solid car that needs few repai rs but, when it does it is expensive. I hate how the breakes leave dust on the rim. I guess it is because of the porcelain breakes. I recently had a problem with it not starting every 7 th time or so. Thought it would be about 1,5000 because that is the usual cost. Turned out to be a crank sensor. $ 28 dollor part, 136.00 to plug in and 125.00 in labor. Not too bad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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