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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, 194 Miles & Quality Issues Already in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Last American (GM) car was a disaster so I thought I would give it another try. In one of my ...
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    194 Miles & Quality Issues Already

    Last American (GM) car was a disaster so I thought I would give it another try. In one of my earlier posts I reported on the Supercharger rattle. Today on my 2013 V wagon I noticed that the carpeting in the kick panel next to the drivers dead pedal was loose, completely un-attached and pulled away.

    You know I think most of us here including me want to buy American... but man when are these assembly workers going to get the message? Just sloppy careless workmanship. I know it's not a major big deal but I never had any issues like this with the foreign cars I have owned in the past. For once I would like to buy an American car that I didn't have to take back to the dealer right away to have something fixed.

    Am I being unreasonable in thinking that when you buy a top of the line American built car you shouldn't have to put up with this stuff?

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    I'd send it to the crusher

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    Re: 194 Miles & Quality Issues Already

    Yes trade it in for that Genesis Spec-R. Much better car.
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    Re: 194 Miles & Quality Issues Already

    Oh the horror of having to tack a piece of carpet back down.......Thats much worse than the HPFR going out in the BMW's, the cam chain guides of Audi's gernading, and the electrical gremlins of a Mercedes.

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    Having owned Japanese, German, and now an American car, no discernable difference in quality or lack thereof.
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    I love American cars and love my V. All cars come with their own share of quirks both foreign and domestic
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    Re: 194 Miles & Quality Issues Already

    Seems to me both of those issues are design flaws, not assembly failures. Don't blame the guys in the factory; they didn't choose the carpet or the way it's secured, and they didn't choose the supercharger internals.

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    Re: 194 Miles & Quality Issues Already

    Press accelerator. Problem solved.

    Joking aside, both of my Vs had/have the carpet issue. It is a design flaw that has not been addressed in the five model years this car has been on the market.

    Is it annoying? Yes and no. Solution is to tack it back yourself and avoid the dealer on this one. Upon delivery of my new wagon, I immediately pushed the carpet as far in as possible as I knew it would centrally loosen.

    Not apologizing for GM, but this particular issue is like dumping a single Mariah Carey because she has a mole on her back.

    Edit: "centrally" should be "eventually". Stupid iPad autocorrect.....

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    Re: 194 Miles & Quality Issues Already

    The motors,drive-trains, and suspension are top of the line, the interior is really same quality as a regular CTS . That is why these cars aren't a 100K plus from the factory,IMO . I do believe they are focusing on quality interior in the next gen , but these not so much . I also find it hard to believe that foreign cars are as superior and trouble free as folks let on. I see third party shops all over town specializing in nothing but "Import Auto repairs" seems to be a lucrative business.

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    Re: 194 Miles & Quality Issues Already

    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
    Press accelerator. Problem solved.

    Joking aside, both of my Vs had/have the carpet issue. It is a design flaw that has not been addressed in the five model years this car has been on the market.

    Is it annoying? Yes and no. Solution is to tack it back yourself and avoid the dealer on this one. Upon delivery of my new wagon, I immediately pushed the carpet as far in as possible as I knew it would centrally loosen.

    Not apologizing for GM, but this particular issue is like dumping a single Mariah Carey because she has a mole on her back.
    Thanks for your intelligent answer unlike some of the other adolescents that have replied to this post.

    I think I will get some heavy duty velcro and try to re-attach it that way.

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    I would have them look at it at your next oil change or earliest connivance. It's completely covered under warranty.

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    Re: 194 Miles & Quality Issues Already

    Tangent: I've always wondered why the import cars get such high marks on their interiors? IMHO, nicer leather does not account for a monoblock front dash with the only aesthetic accents being a huge air conditioning vent as "style."

    Everytime someone posts an interior shot of a high end import, I always think "Really, that's the kind of interior we all compare ourselves to?"

    /rant
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    Re: 194 Miles & Quality Issues Already

    Quote Originally Posted by Random84 View Post
    Tangent: I've always wondered why the import cars get such high marks on their interiors? IMHO, nicer leather does not account for a monoblock front dash with the only aesthetic accents being a huge air conditioning vent as "style."

    Everytime someone posts an interior shot of a high end import, I always think "Really, that's the kind of interior we all compare ourselves to?"


    /rant
    I love the interiors of the Audi's and everything else (Euporean) is just blah.

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