2005 Cadillac CTS User Reviews

2005 Cadillac CTS Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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gerardo01 writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Review
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5

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Smooth ride, great turning radius, good engine torque

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it's American, over the years the value goes way down

gerardo01
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Cadillac Cts Is Reliable — I love this car, it's reliable, the 2.8l engine is powerful and it has a smooth ride, i put 270,000 miles on it and it's still holding up. Although it's American made that's the only drawback, they don't hold their value.

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truckdriver41 writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Review
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Handles very well

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It should be able to get more than 30 MPG

truckdriver41
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I Want To Buy Another Cadillac After Selling This One! — This car handles and drives like a sports car and with the six speed manual transmission its also fun, I also like how its quit on the highway and great fuel mileage to boot. I will be buying another Cadillac in the future, because this one has been such a great experience.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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terria27 writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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5

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runs and looks great

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it have a small rust spot by the right rear tire

terria27
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Over All Good Car — this 2005 Cadillac CTS is the car i always wanted just don't like the color its an Olive green color.. what I don't like is that rust spot by the right rear tire. my car drives and runs great!!! happy

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bob writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Review
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Smooth Cadillac ride

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A few quirky quality issues and too much cheap plastic in the interior

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Always Wanted A Caddy — Very fun to drive, a few craftsmanship and quality issues, as I would have expected more from Cadillac, sucks a little too much gas but I don't drive far to work, love the service from the dealership, and is probably the sharpest car I've ever had, back in black!! I would highly recommend it to anyone that's ever wanted a Cadillac.

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jssgdd writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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5

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Handling and ride.

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I like bigger bodied cars

jssgdd
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Love Cadillac — Made quite a few minor improvements and enjoy the car much more than when I first bought it. Nav touch display screen, along with blacking out a few parts of the car to give it a different look than other CTS on the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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DrewZ86 writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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4

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Excellent handling, performance, acceleration, driving experience

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gas mileage, backseat capacity

DrewZ86
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Fun, Super-quiet, Sporty Sedan — Love the performance and experience. I especially enjoy driving this car in traffic or on the freeway, as the ride is so smooth and effortless. This car is not for those with large families, as the back seat does not provide a ton of space, but still can seat 4 quite comfortably. I would recommend this for those who want to have a car that gets from A to B with some flair.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RushIII writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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4

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Nice ride, classy look,

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tire rods creak now and then, water pump needs changed already with only 50k, not good in the snow, not much room.  If you like roomy cars go with the DTS

RushIII
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Smooth — I like this car and the only thing I have had to do to this car is change the oil. It is a bit expensive being only synthetic oil. The water pump is leaking lightly, but still going strong. I like this car but I could use some more room. I have put over 30k on it in two years and nothing has gone wrong. It runs like a top. The parts are very expensive to replace!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Julie writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Review
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Its cool

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haven't found any yet!

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I Love My Caddi — It is so cool. It's a pleasure to drive or be a passenger in. People take notice. Its roomy enough for us, our kids and all of our shopping. Didn't think of myself as the Cadillac type but now I can't see us driving any thing else!!! wow! I really don't know how much more I could say.

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Mj writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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Nice Styling and good performance. Great mileage.

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Too much plastic finish inside. Constant brake work. Transmission going out (50k miles).

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2005 Cadillac Cts 3.6l — Good acceleration, fair braking, good handling. Fair build quality (transmission will need work soon @ 50k miles) Good exterior styling, fair interior styling (a little too much plastic) Suprisingly good gas mileage (25MGP average 40%City/60%HWY). Brakes needs regular attention. Fun car to drive!

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Noremac1993 writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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3

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Comfortable on long rides, ice cold A/C, powerful but quiet, agile for a luxury car, and a good all-around car.

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Was sort of slow to react and it did cost A LOT to repair anything. And things went wrong sort of often. But normally small things. If you didn't get a hold of the memory package quick, it got REALLY obnoxious.

Noremac1993
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Fun But Too Pricey — This car has been one of my favorites, and I definitely would have kept it if it hadn't been so expensive. I'm glad I got a clean trade for it. I may have downgraded in luxury. But it is much les expensive to maintain a Chevy rather than a Cadillac.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Cadillac CTS Reviews

The 03 Cts Is Stiff On The Road By Brandonyen

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 ... Read More

Pos By dodgeviper2022

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2004 Cadillac CTS Reviews

Awesome Car By ambermor

it is a great car. the car runs good, fun car to drive, it accelerates nicely. this car was built to last. it is an all around good looking car. the car does not need repairs often. its an awesome ca... Read More

Luxury, Performance In A 6 Cylinder Car By retirednco

I love this car and really can't believe how quick it is. I've tied six Mustang GT's in drag racing. It has great styling. I love the wood grain shifter and steering wheel. It was soft in the corner... Read More

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2006 Cadillac CTS Reviews

Good By Bosteph

Dependable car. Good on gas and perfect ride for What I neede it for. Ride was smooth easy shifting, nice ride suspension perfect, if u take care of it it will take care of you kind of car. Not bad of... Read More

A Great Car! By JC_Cadillac

Sleek & Stylist! - When this particular Cadillac CTS model was first shown, I recall being "wowed" and in awe. What's not to like? It's bold, stealth-like angular lines remind me of the F117 Fighter J... Read More

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2007 Cadillac CTS Reviews

Cts Review By birottet

Car has great power and good steering. It didn't handle great in the snow but did decent for a car with rear wheel drive. I have never really had a problem with the car. Just routine maintenance thus ... Read More

Fun To Drive! Great Looks And Comfort. By an672

This car looks great and is fun to drive. Built very well with a solid but not overly stiff suspension. More sporty than your typical Cadillac so a little less refined. You can still get all the be... Read More

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2008 Cadillac CTS Reviews

Timeless Style With An Enjoyable Ride. By dozier41

The car has a timeless style supported by low fuel cost and a response engine. The ride is smooth and the maintenance on the vehicle has been minimal, just routine oil changes. This is not your grandf... Read More

Great Performance By jdozier41

Love the way the car looks, how handles and how it performs. It has a great sound system and the XM radio is great for short or long trips. No major issues with the car. I prefer a larger back seat, I... Read More

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