2003 Cadillac CTS User Reviews

2003 Cadillac CTS Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"sound" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"light" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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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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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

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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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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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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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Great looking car has many accesories for the year trhat it is.  Very Smooth ride.

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Fuel economy is not as great as I would like. Maintenance is kind of pricey especially if you don't do it yourself.

galveze
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Great Car — The car has been great so far but I am having a problem with the traction control coming on all of a sudden while I am driving. Also the third tail light is out but I was able to modify it and install a set of neon lights in the back to make it work.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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great feeling, smooth fast

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LED light, Red cover falls off, Brake problems

gandz
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Great Car, Should Have Put More Time Into Little Details. — Cts is a good fast car. Problems that occurr are minior, an can be fixxed easily with little money or time. drives like a dreams. and handles alright in snow in you get some good tires for the condtions. all and all good car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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the coolest car...i can aford

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no reason

45

Super Sport Saloon — best performance car i ever driven .......and very coooool look with big horse power and veryyyyy fun to drive cause the accelerating and the handling are really amazing and got very comfortable seats with an awesome surround sound system ... :D

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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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.

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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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