2006 Cadillac CTS User Reviews

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littlehorn writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Review
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Nice leather interior, sharp-looking exterior, handling good

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Acceleration so-so, interior plastic parts looked very cheap, antiquated satellite radio digital display.

littlehorn
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Cheap Interior, Average Acceleration And Handling, Not Worth The Ticket. — I recently had the opportunity to test-drive a 2006 Cadillac CTS with the 2.8L V-6 engine and automatic transmission. The vehicle looked very nice, and the interior leather seats were comfortable, although they lacked a full range of adjustment to fit a taller guy like myself. The dash and door panels were an awful black plastic with a cross-hatch pattern that looked like a faux carbon-fiber -- felt very cheap and looked cheap as well. The XM Satellite Radio display was very low-tech and reminded me of the digital climate control displays from the 1980s Buick Reattas. Compared to, for example, the full-color, computer-like display on a 2006 Dodge Charger satellite radio, this one was monochrome orange on a black background. The vehicle test-drove OK -- not fantastic, acceleration was acceptable, but nothing out of the ordinary. I feel that my 2.5L Chrysler Sebring V-6 does a better job of accelerating from a stop. The Cadillac just didn't seem to be worth the $34,000 asking price, even as a base model with no sunroof and few other options. I am a long-time Cadillac fan who has owned Caddies ranging from 1968-1982, and I was really hoping to find the CTS as something I could get excited about. I found it lacking and I don't think that I will go back for another test-drive. Years ago, the Cadillac was the penultimate symbol that you had "arrived" and could afford a luxurious car that catered to your style and personality. The new Cadillacs just don't make the same statement in my mind.

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Bosteph writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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4

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Good car overall

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None so far

Bosteph
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Good — 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 a car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JC_Cadillac writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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5

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A well built and attractive auto.  When the Cadillac CTS was first revealed, I was in awe of the CTS.  With the bold and stealth-like angular lines coupled with it's squatty front end.  With the crisp fore to aft beauty, it was evident that this car would be popular!  

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No navigation.

JC_Cadillac
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A Great Car! — 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 Jet! The squatty front end giving way to the crisp symmetrical lines running from fore to aft. The view from behind show cases the widened stance cleverly concealed within the flawlessly flared fenders as the trademark taillights bookend the patented tapered CTS rear end! Whether sitting still, rolling down a country road or making it's mark on an open California freeway, this car is a thing of beauty and an engineering masterpiece! The CTS was destined for greatness!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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FranParkerScott writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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Great Car

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No warning of timing chain breakdown

FranParkerScott
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Never Had Any Problems Out Of This Car Until Now — I really enjoyed this vehicle until the timing chain gave out with no prewarning. Vehicle shut down on beltway while I was on my way to get a new water pump installed. Unfortunately, I am not able to invest in the labor cost to repair the timing chain.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lchapps writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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Enough power in the engine to be fun and fuel efficient but still leave the room for excitement. Huge back seat and trunk area.

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Not Great in the snow without snow tires.

Lchapps
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Cadillac Cts Worth The Price — I bought this car used and put roughly 15-20k miles on it. I have two children and they fit with plenty of room so the seats wouldn't be kicked. The trunk is HUGE - you could almost fit 3 sets of golf clubs. Used this as a grocery getter many times as opposed to using our Yukon. This car was definitely worth the investment.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Henrik writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Review
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5

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Comfortable, good handling, stable, silent, good power

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Base prices is ok, but as soon as you put some extra features in the car the price goes way up.

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Sporty And Luxurious — This car is really a good solid car that gives BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class a run for their money. Being from Europe I'm spolied with great cars, so it's refreshing to see a great competitive car come from the U.S.

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Stephen writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS Sport Review
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Looks, performance, comfort, style, satisfaction

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An Excellent Car — An excellent car. About the best you can possibly expect from any V6 sport sedan. Acceleration is extremely strong for a naturally-aspirated V6. Handling is phenomenal. Comfort is wonderful. Build quality is very good. Overall it is an exceptionally good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Karl_Albert writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Review
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Very solid car, smooth drive, great handling

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Interior could more appealing

Karl_Albert
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I Love My Cts. Great Car! — I got my 2006 CTS used with 3,800 miles in perfect condition. The car is very attractive, solid, sturdy, heavy, comfortable, safe, also for the kids in the back (6 airbags). No repairs needed, good cost of ownership, good gas mileage. This car is fun to drive under any conditions and has great traction and steering. I only wished I had the 3.6L engine instead of the 2.8L engine, but performance of the 2.8L engine is still ok.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Angelica writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Review
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Luxurious car, awesome seats for driver, great sound from speakers heated seats are great.

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No leg room in the back seats, not alot of trunk space, needs spare tire, pricey to maintain.

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Fun To Drive — When I saw this car for the first time i LOVED it! I had great acceleration very comfortable ride and fun to drive as well with the music up high! The only negative i can think of for this car would be the cost to maintain, It must be taken to the dealers for best upkeep, which makes it costly!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Hassane writes:
2006 Cadillac CTS Sport Review
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5

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Great design inside out, good performance, fair price, free service for 100000 kms... What would you want more... for the time being?

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No accessories (I installed the CTS-V mesh grille which I bought via internet). Wind noise is a bit high when on highways and that's about it.

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Be Distinguished — The CTS is one of the greatest American designs. It has lots of character and it stands out. Interior is nice and special although the car misses some equipments like a telescopic steering, but hey, once you have everything, you'll lack one very important thing and hat is: DREAMS. Performance is great and reliability is good. Well, in few words: you feel distinguished once behind its wheel and with half the price of its German siblings. I added the front grille. A sportier front bumper and a rear apron are on the way ;)

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2012 Cadillac CTS Reviews

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2011 Cadillac CTS Reviews

Black Beauty! By JC_Cadillac

I'm a huge Cadillac fan! Especially the CTS models. We have 2012 CTS-V Coupe in the garage and the 2011 CTS Premium Sedan in the driveway. The Sedan, drives and handles like a dream. I'm thrilled ... Read More

Beautiful Ride. Great Value For Luxury Car. By crockdad

Bought the 2011 CTS from a dealer in 2013 as a Certified Pre-Owned with 100K / 6 year warranty. Absolutely love the styling (I get compliments still for a 3 year old vehicle). Ride and the automati... Read More

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2010 Cadillac CTS Reviews

My Favorite Car Ever. By swrussel

My wife and I took GM family discounts on 2 2010 CTS's, hers gray and mine very flashy red. We had previously owned a 2007 CTS, which we liked a lot. We love these 2010's. These are sports cars, no... Read More

Set Your Cruise Control By AngryRedBird

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2009 Cadillac CTS Reviews

This Is A Very Sporty And Classy Car, It Is Great For Both Elder And Younger Folks. By ADOTVANDEVER

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