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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2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Review
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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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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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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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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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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.

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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.

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It's all good

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I haven't had any complaints

SAX
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Superfantastic — Very attractive sleek look. I like nice things, I like this car. An great American affordable car. I'm a real driver, this car has excellent pick, smooth brakes, handles corners very well. This is the car I use for special occasions.

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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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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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Interior, exterior,acceleration, power, sound, ride quality

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16 inch wheels should have been 17 stock, a little too much plastic

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Cts — Has a great interior. The most comfortable drive and front passenger seat I have been in. It has a 0-60 around 6 seconds w/ the intake, in sport mode, w/ traction control off. It performs liked the BMW 330 and G35 and was less expensive than both. and has a much better reliability rating the 330 . It is the same price as cars liek the A4, VWs etc. yet just blows them out of the water. It does handle a little floaty at times but still has a decent suspension and is made more like a luxury sedan but has the engine of a sport sedan. Some things are questionable on it like the front and rear bumper being a plastic albeit a higher quality one but still plastic. I guess if I get hit it will be cheaper to replace. Also looks unique without looking too corny. The core components are built very well but some of the non essentials could have been built a little better.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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Flashy, fun to drive, quick

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Cheap interior build quality.

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05 Cts Sport — Interior build quality is what lacks on this car. It looks good but the materials feel kind of cheap. Nothing has gone wrong on the car since I had it for over 30k miles. Interior is starting to rattle a bit but nothing too bad. Still has the original brakes with 86k miles.. impressive. Car is very fun to drive, gets around 23 MPG average.

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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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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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2010 Cadillac CTS Reviews

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