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    Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    Hi - new to the forum, and hope to be a new cadillac owner soon. I have my eye on a black 2011 coupe. I've come from an S4 which was fun, but plagued with problems, and then moved to an IS350, which didn't have the tight suspension I was hoping for. The coupe I'm looking at has the premium package with the 19s. Any help or advice from the community? Pros? Cons? Problems? Thanks so much for your help everyone!

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    You will be in good hands here!

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    I'm sure you'll love it. Peruse the forums and you'll see few issues with the 2012 models. Not that every car is problem free but that is universal with all cars. The Premium has everything you need and in your case, you get the extra bonus 19" wheels which should mean you have the upgraded suspension (FE3). I have a 2012 coupe and I must say that is one option that I wish I had. It's hard to say any cons, but complaints I've heard include the blind spot, rear head and leg room, some say mpg, some say seat comforts. However, if you're interested in the coupe, you know what you're getting into with rear space and blind spots, and the mpg definitely varies among users, and I suppose the seats are taste specific (some hate, others have no problems with them (such as myself)). If you buy, you'll have to post photos. I love the looks of both black raven, and black diamond, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    Love mine. Last year the CTS coupe was rated the most reliable domestic car.

    It's a bit more sporty than the sedan but don't expect Corvette like performance unless you get the V.

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    Jealous love my sedan but wish I had the coupe.

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    I have a 2011 diamond white coupe with 6-speed manual RWD; FE3 suspension, 19 inch rims, etc. From what I hear its one of 65 ever produced! It sounds like you might have your eye on another rare one judging by your description. I would say buy this now!!!! Like yesterday!!! This is the best car ever and you will not regret it! One more thing to note; there are no Cons just Pros with this beauty.
    Quote Originally Posted by jtb2210 View Post
    Hi - new to the forum, and hope to be a new cadillac owner soon. I have my eye on a black 2011 coupe. I've come from an S4 which was fun, but plagued with problems, and then moved to an IS350, which didn't have the tight suspension I was hoping for. The coupe I'm looking at has the premium package with the 19s. Any help or advice from the community? Pros? Cons? Problems? Thanks so much for your help everyone!

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    Sit in it, take her for a test drive, but bring your checkbook. You won't leave the lot in the same car you came in. Have fun! I sure am in mine. Makes me feel like a kid in a candy store with all the cool features to play with, and my wife says I look "hot" in it!

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    You will run into the same problem almost every Coupe owner has run into. The second your in the car and drive it, your not going to be able to stop thinking of it.

    I have a black 2011 coupe. I bought it brand new and even went as far as ordering from the factory. Best choice I ever made! I have everything I want and no matter where I go everyone is looking and taking photos. I hope you like attentions. They car honestly makes you want to drive it aggressively. It just feels right and handles great! That could be why people complain about their MPG but truthfully I don't believe mine is that bad. Others then very minor and mor annoyances I have not had anything major with my car go wrong.

    Good luck and hope to see photos soon.
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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    I'm on my fourth CTS and the one I currently have is a coupe. It's the best I've had so far. The only problem I've had is the latch release on the back of the drivers seat. It's been three days and they are still waiting for the part. You have to think of the coupe as a two seater with a leather storage area behind the front seats. No human could sit back there. I have trouble getting my dogs back there especially with the seat protector over the back seat. Try to get the salesman to sit back there while you take a test drive. He may cut you a better deal just to get out of there. The blind spot is not a problem at all, you just have to adjust your mirrors correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagillac
    You will run into the same problem almost every Coupe owner has run into. The second your in the car and drive it, your not going to be able to stop thinking of it.

    I have a black 2011 coupe. I bought it brand new and even went as far as ordering from the factory. Best choice I ever made! I have everything I want and no matter where I go everyone is looking and taking photos. I hope you like attentions.
    Truer words have not been spoken. Check out my "Getting Coupe Love thread".

    I am often getting approving nods at stoplights. Several times people have come up to me at the gas stations and just a week ago I saw a guy behind me on the highway trying to get pictures while we were running along at 80mph.

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    Hi JTb, as you can tell we Coupe guys are pretty proud of our wheels. I've owned my Coupe for 2 years with no complaints. My only admonition is be aware you are buying a two seater.
    The back seat is useless for anyone other than pint sized kids who can bend like a pretzel.

    Like any used car, have it checked out by a mechanic you choose, pay, & trust.

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    Biggest concern for me, especially in summer, is that its next to impossible to store food items in the rear. Rear set access is a nightmare. At times I had so many perishables on the front seat that the seat belt warning came on. As for cleaning rear windows - hire someone. And with the limited trunk space and annoying hinges, dont expect to carry a lot on long trips given the access to rear seats. Also the center console in rear makes it hard to store large heavy items so as to avoid scratching anything. I love the uniqueness of my coupe and how it drives compared to sedan, but the rear seat issues are a nagging thing. Never will I carry 2 passengers unless one is under 20.

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    Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    Hell, yes!

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    Re: Should I buy a 2011 CTS coupe?

    Beautiful car. You'll get lots of stares and compliments. I've had my coupe for over a year and a half with only one major problem....my trunk latch malfunctioned. Other than that, the only complaint I have is the voice volume on the navigation screen changes by itself. I constantly have to adjust it to the right volume and it never stays there, it always lowers. Annoying when driving and listening for turn by turn directions. Oh, and the voice commands suck too. Outdated technology.

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