- 08-31-13 07:25 AM #1Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 2011 CTS-4 3.0 sedan black/black
- Join Date
- Aug 2013
- Elburn IL
we.ve had the CTS for about a week now, took it out for a short road trip from Elburn to Sterling about 75mi ride. Out on I-88 I pushed it up to 100mph just for a few seconds, Linda got scared and I had to back off. But the car performed great, no bad vibes or goofy noise or nothing went straight as an arrow. We get a lot of compliments, I say hey it's the American dream to own a Caddy. We stayed overnight in Sterling, the car does not have a very big trunk, but for Linda's shopping trips it's okay. Really my only complaint about the base model is the seat, we were spoiled by memory seat, easy exit seat, heat/cool seat, just have to live without the little things. I'm glad it don't have a moonroof, Linda's three previous cars had and she never used them, waste of money for her, and the horror stories I been raeding about here, just as well don't have. been thinking about getting heated seat put in but looking at about $300 don't know if it's worth it, although we both always comment how nice to have heated seats when it's cold out. thanks, douglas
- 08-31-13 10:12 AM #2
Too bad you couldn't move up in trim levels, but I understand that sometimes compromises need to be made. The upper trim levels do have memory seats that are heated/cooled.
100 mph is really nothing for most cars today, much less the CTS.
- 08-31-13 10:21 AM #3Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
- Automobile(s): '10 CTS4 Prem Wagon-Diamond White-Cashmere
- Join Date
- Aug 2012
- Denver - Castle Pines, CO
If you are handy at all, you can add heating elements that are available on eBay for about $100 for both seats. Very easy to do and they will make you a hero come Winter! Go for it!
- 08-31-13 07:21 PM #4
Marv, too old (lazy) to tackle something like that, maybe 30yrs ago...........
Blackhawks, 100 is 100, you only go around once. the caddy performed well, it's a solid car, should last a few years. the thing about these kinds of forums is most folks who are happy happy happy don't ever make an appearance here. the owners who have issues, they're the ones posting, and rightly so, a lot of money invested and if it don't work you gotta turn somewhere, thanks for forums like this one. wasn't that long ago there was no internet and all this great information was hard to come by.
- 08-31-13 08:24 PM #5Originally Posted by Douglas Rome
For what it's worth, I love my CTS and have been pleased thus far.
Congrats and enjoy.
- 09-01-13 10:38 PM #6Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 2012 CTS Coupe (formerly)
- Join Date
- Mar 2012
Since this is a public forum, I allegedly saw the speedo reading 125 mph with plenty of oomph to go. Rare wide open road so no risk involved. Car rode great. Of course, this is only allegedly and maybe I just dreamed it.
- 09-02-13 08:03 PM #7Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 08 CTS4 performance pack
- Join Date
- Apr 2013
- South shore of Montreal
I also had a dream where i saw 193km/h (123 mph) and still plenty of power to keep going but not enough safe road to do so... or the alarm rang..!! Lol
- 09-03-13 01:50 AM #8
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- 09-03-13 07:08 PM #11
heading south on I-43 between Green Bay and Milwaukee, beautiful sunny day, a Jap car, a German car, a Mustang and me diving a
1995 Impala SS bringing up the rear. We were averaging 120mph, up to around 140 at times, for about a 30mi stretch. I got scared and
dropped out, I don't know what happened to those other three knuckleheads. thanks, douglas
- 09-10-13 12:54 PM #12Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
- Automobile(s): 09 CTS4 DI Black Raven/Ebony
- Join Date
- Jun 2012
- Pittsburgh, PA
What about doing 100 in something other than a Cadillac?
I did it once in the Liberty Tubes in Pittsburgh during the morning rush hour. For fyi, the tubes are a pair of side by side tunnels 1 mile long. At rush hour they always back up the entire mile. This day, I got stopped at the light for an extended period of time for a construction worker, and the tubes cleared out except for maybe 10 cars at the light at the end. I turned into the tubes from the light and well, the sight was too enticing to see a clean mile stretch on the way to work. So I floored it and was over 100 at the 1/4 mile mark. Stayed in it a little more then decided the shutdown area was managed by that traffic light, and the fun was over. Yea, I got to the cars waiting for the light before it changed. It was one of those things that you add to the bucket list just to note that you did it once.
- 09-10-13 07:25 PM #13
I wondered if the 280 kmh speedometer in my car was just for show - apparently not (close enough, anyway!) In my Subaru Outback, 160 kmh (100 mph) scared the hell out of my wife - in the CTS she had no idea how fast we were going until I told her.
- 09-10-13 09:40 PM #14Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2009 CTS4 DI Blue Diamond
- Join Date
- May 2013
Got up to about 145-150 once. (In a BMW 545i, not the CTS.) I had a former state patrol chief in the passenger seat, and we actually had a valid reason to go that fast.
Never again. Scared the piss out of me.
- 09-10-13 10:13 PM #15
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