2005 Cadillac CTS-V User Reviews

2005 Cadillac CTS-V Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • 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: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
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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
"power" 9 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Yalkhattab writes:
2005 Cadillac CTS-V 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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5

Pros

Very nice

Cons

consumes gas

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Fastert 400hp On The Road — I love this car. It is very very fast and more response even to the the cts-v 2009-2015 automatic cars. The interior is in very good shape. I have installed an all aluminum performance radiator. This is a wonderful car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rpgibbs writes:
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5

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Awesome Power and Handling, Very sharp looks.

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Gas mileage of 18-22 is average

rpgibbs
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This Is A 4 Door Corvette — This 2005 CTS-V is nothing more than a 4 door Corvette. Straight-line acceleration is a real thrill and seat crusher and handling is remarkably good for a vehicle of this weight. I am selling to get a newer model (2009-2012) that has even more power.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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tgrhino writes:
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4

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Incredible power and acceleration.  Great looks and comfort.  

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This is not the easiest manual to drive.  There is so much torque in the first two gears that it can be a little jerky.  Cruise control is a little too sensitive.

tgrhino
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A True American Muscle Car Wrapped In Luxury Styling. — This is the kind of car that most people don't see coming. Most people have zero idea just how powerful this Cadillac is and are very surprised when they see it accelerate past them. If you have ever wanted a sports car without sacrificing comfort and size, this is the car for you.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyle writes:
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everything, comfort and performance

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could use a little more power and a sloppy shifter

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One Of My Best — well after owning a couple other fast cars this one is by far my favorite very fast, acceleration and top end but what do you expect with 405hp stk. the color isnt my favorite for this car but i got a good deal on it so i went for it and now i have no regrets

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

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Sean writes:
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6 speed, pretty quick

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CAGS, wheelhop

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Caddy V — this car is cool because it is such a sleeper. most people dont know what the cts-v is. most dont expect a Z06 engine in a cadillac. when i first brought it to work (a gm dealer mind you) the old timers were all blown away that the car was a 6 speed. then they found out how fast it was and all tried to buy it from me.

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

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Michael writes:
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400 horsepower, available only with a manual. Poseurs need not apply

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Because this one is mine.

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Killer Brakes, Killer Engine, Killer Trans With A Shifter Upgrade. — It's very fast, holds 5 people and gets acceptable mileage if I can keep my foot out of it. It has been totally reliable. The best thing is that it's stealthy. Few people know what it is. Most people think it a regular CTS...but it aint!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
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Crushing acceleration, sweet sleeper

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Premium fuel, tires very costly

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2005 Cts-v — It's faster than yours! Aggresive acceleration, fade free braking, sticks like flypaper. Room for 5 big trunk and can beat all but the most expensive supercars on the street. Takes premium fuel but it's so much fun I just don't care!

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Nichole writes:
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The way it drove.

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Nothing

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Loved It! — It was an awesomje car. Some problems with it but it was under warranty. The interior was extremely nice. This car was really fun to drive. Luckily I learned how to drive a stick shift. I absolutely loved this car.

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Mitch writes:
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on board computer, speed, beautiful

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gas mileage,high insurance

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Cadillac Has Outdone Themselves This Time — acceleration is great. no internal repairs. sleek, black, beautiful. funnest car i've been in. I would totaly recommend this great car to either my friends or anyone else who would have an interest in this fantastic machine. I hope to see tem make newer models soon, the only way the car could be better is if the mileage would increase.

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Michael writes:
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Power, Luxury, Classic American Badge

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Interior finish, Transmission

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2005 Cts-v — I love my car! It is the first car I have ever owned that didn't involve some kind of compromise. To the untrained eye it may look like a normal CTS, but it has the same powertrain as a Corvette. That means it has a 6.0 L LS 2 V8 that produces 400 BHP with a 6 speed manual transmission. If Thurston Howell III and Mad Max built a car, this would be it! Debbie Downer says: The Interior finish is short-sighted, with the black finish flaking off of the radio controls. GM added a computer chip to the transmission that forces you to shift from 1st to 4th under "normal" acceleration, in order to be compliant with Federal MPG mandate. It does not engage if you are accelerating hard of short shifting. You can replace the chip for about $20.00, but if you get caught you will likely forfeit any warranty protection.

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2009 Cadillac CTS-V Reviews

Pure Performance Wrapped In Style. By tgrhino

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