2003 Cadillac CTS User Reviews

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    2003 Cadillac CTS Review
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    45

    Gorgeous! — I love love love this car. The only problem I've ever really had with it is that if something goes wrong with it computer wise, it really sucks. One little thing can totally screw you. Everything seems so high tech, which means expensive to fix. And hardly any mechanic in Iowa knows how to work on one!

    Pros: Its beautiful and has a lot of little gagets and fun extras.

    Cons: Too high tech. They should've kept it simple, stupid.

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    Modern, Fun, "american Bmw". — Great driving car, we had the 5 speed manual, which was hard to find. The cts is easy to live with, and dependable. Sporty handling, great sound and dual climate systems. The traction control, along with tight suspension, made twisty roads desirable. The engine is powerful runs on regular, with just the right amount of growl entering the quiet cabin. Nicely contoured leather seats w/2 tone inserts look sharp. Real wood on chunky steering wheel is nice touch, accenting attractive roomy cabin. Heated seats in front and thick carpet give a pampered feel. Tires wear fast with spirited driving, and brake dust coats wheels quickly and is tedious to remove from alloy wheels. Pull up door handles break ladies fingernails, a minor thing. Neon 3rd brake light broke repeatedly cost $600 to replace. Condensation from A/C flooded car 1st trip to FL, dealer provided loaner, repaired A/C replaced carpet, an example of new model bugs to follow. Not a user friendly car to work on with baffles and covers galore-had to visit dealer to replace fog light bulb for example. Overall a great car with a european feel, we had full options except HID headlamps. Replaced it with the 08 redesign and hated it, not as engaging as the original. Too bad.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great driving car, slick manual transmission, dealer service, 4 doors, trunkspace.

    Cons: Confusing controls, weird orange display lighting, need manual to set clock, horrible in snow w/all season tires, lots of bugs in 1st year-dealer fixed all.

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    2003 Cadillac CTS Base Review
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    Mob Moblie — It's the first year for the CTS still looks good, handles good a few electric issues also did not hold it's value to good but it's all mine and paid for but you can't beat the overall handling and spunk

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great car if you need to get somewhere in a hurry
    you can carry 3 bodies in the trunk

    Cons: Nothing worst then a Caddy going bad ....
    when the electrics start to act up they are bad

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    Cadillac Cts — It is crude and querky like me! A lot of fun to drive. I have had no problems. Mileage is suprisingly good. It has all the options except navigation. Very low mileage - just passed emission test with flying colours! The third brake light is LED and only the dealer can fix it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Really nice looking

    Cons: Just had front brakes & rotors changed at 71,000km - not good. Third brake light is over $1,000 to fix - will never happen.

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    Love my CTS. Drives great, dependable, good on gas, nice looking vehicle
    Power Ranked 2012 Jaguar XF Portfolio better.
    "The V8 engine and picks up speed quickly"
    Value Ranked 2012 Jaguar XF Portfolio better.
    "Value is about the same"

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Cadillac CTS Reviews

    They Got It Right! By scottsweiss

    This is my second CTS. They got it right...it's perfect across the Board. I wouldn't change anything! 2.0 Turbo is outstanding in terms of torque and power, but easy on gas. Styling is incredible.... Read More

    2014 Cadillac CTS Reviews

    Beautiful And Rare By Slee_Stack

    The CTS wagon is now obsolete. It was of a very few number of stylish wagons you could buy over the last five years. My particular wagon is the last year of manufacture and in a color available only... Read More

    2012 Cadillac CTS Reviews

    Gorgeous, Great Ride, Sporty By h20tiger

    There is nothing to dislike about this car, I just seem to be a SUV person. Great ride in turns, hugs the road, great moon roof panoramic view. All the bells and whistles, kuxury without breaking th... Read More

    This Is A Very Good Looking Car That Is Totally Reliable And Stylish. By trumanwoll

    For pure good looks and reliability this is a good buy. You don't have high performance here but you can if you want it up the line. It is economical, comfortable, and the silver is looks good almos... Read More

    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 Travis

    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

    2010 Cadillac CTS Reviews

    Gorgeous And Fun To Drive! By junebug77

    Very nice lines and great profile. My 2010 has not required any repairs, but I know it's not cheap when it does. MPG's are pretty good for this type of car. Awesome acceleration. Wood grain accents ... Read More

    Luxury Without Going Broke By Ducato_430

    I loved that this car is very economical in price. Then I realized that this is a sports car and it's luxurious all at the same time. The fact that it has a sway bar on the engine also caught my atten... Read More

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