2005 Cadillac CTS Overview


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2005 Cadillac CTS Overview

The main changes for the Cadillac CTS in 2005 came in the powertrain. First off, Cadillac actually downgraded the standard engine to a 2.8 L, 210 hp V6 engine. On the other hand, the CTS got a new 3.6 L trim featuring a 3.6 L, 255 hp V6 engine. Both the 2.8 L and 3.6 L trims have standard 6 speed manual transmission and optional 5 speed automatic.

The 2005 Cadillac CTS has 4 doors, seats 5, and gets 17 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. Standard features in both trims include air conditioning, power door locks, power windows, power seats, cd player, ABS brakes, and traction control. Shell out a little extra and you'll get stability control and a sunroof.

Overall, reviewers applaud the introduction of the powerful new 3.6 L V6 engine. They also like the roomy interior and solid handling. However, the larger frame detracts a little from the ride. More importantly, experts say that the CTS just doesn't quite measure up to its overseas competition in the sport sedan market. In any event, consider the 2005 Cadillac CTS a solid domestic model with room to grow.


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    Wipers Will Not Shut Off

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    Cadillac Cts With High Miles, Woth It?

    I'm looking for a new car. I found a Cadillac CTS with 147,000 miles, 2005 for $9000. I just got divorced and don't have a lot of money to spend on a vehicle, this one was just beautiful! But I'm pr...

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    Is 200, 000 Miles To Much

    I test drove a cts today it drives well but I dnt know if I should take that risk with those miles everything else is good in it i just need some advice please i told them i'll be back monday

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    How Do You Remove The Auto Start For My Cadillac Cts 2005 It Keeps Messing ...

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    Limp Mode

    Ok... So, if i baby the car... No more than 1/4 throttle, everything is fine. However as soon as i give it any more than that... Passing, hills, etc. It studders and goes into limp mode... Also wh...

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