2006 Cadillac CTS User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 16 of 16 2006 Cadillac CTS reviews.

    2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6LReview
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    What A Look — Love the CTS. Only problem? It's not a CTS-V! Also love the 09's solution to the rather small interior. Now I have to save my money, since GM's come up with a new V... Handles and looks like an entry-level lux-touring-sporty car. Wish there was more aftermarket tuner stuff. Gas mileage for the V6 has been respectable. It would be better if I didn't drive it like I stole it all the time... I've had 3 warranty repairs so far. In my book that's a little higher than average.

    Pros: Performance, looks

    Cons: 3 warranty repairs and a recall...not a good record.

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    2006 Cadillac CTS SportReview
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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 ;)

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

    Cons: 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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    2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8LReview
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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.

    Pros: Comfortable, good handling, stable, silent, good power

    Cons: 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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    2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6LReview
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    Car Has Strong Acceleration And A Smooth Ride, Phenomanel Braking. — It is my grandmas car but she let me drive it today. I have to say the car is amazing. From the sharp looks on the outside, to the leather interior, to the strong engine the car is a beauty. I've always loved Cadillac's and this was the first one I've driven. I was impressed with the smooth quiet acceleration and the impressive engine power. I found that the brakes performed exceptionally well at higher speeds. The ride itself is a smooth one. I recommend this car to any Cadillac lover, although I would take the CTS-V over this model but either way its an amazing car.

    Pros: Braking, Accelration, Interior, On-Star

    Cons: None that I could tell

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    2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8LReview
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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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    Pros: Nice leather interior, sharp-looking exterior, handling good

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

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    2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8LReview
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    Beautiful Cadillac Cts Inside And Out. This Car Is Pampered And Washed Very Often. — This is by far the best car i have ever owned. When you are driving this car you always look like your riding in style. It is a great safe and fun family car. This car always looks its best with the car freshly washed, black paint just sparkles and shines in the sun.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Rides in style with great handling and safety. Great family car.

    Cons: Hate to get rid of it, its a great car, but I drive too much for work.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Cadillac CTS Reviews

    They Got It Right! By Scott

    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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