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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, I've heard the good, now what's the bad? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Nice honest write-up RaVeNous. You sound like a real "car guy". +1...
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    Re: I've heard the good, now what's the bad?

    Nice honest write-up RaVeNous. You sound like a real "car guy". +1

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    Interior/moonroof rattles are not in all Vs. Mine was very quiet...

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    I just posted how outdated the Navigation (the entire system) software is. I had a 2012 SRX on loan and the Nav was 10 times better. The voice commands are pretty bad, my Audi syncs my contacts and allows me to call anyone if my phone book from the steering wheel. Not so much with the V. But there is the upside of 556 horses so in the end who cares!

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    Re: I've heard the good, now what's the bad?

    Gotta agree with RaVeNous BS comment ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RapidRob View Post
    Gotta agree with RaVeNous BS comment ....

    Rob
    Push on the armrest. Push on the shiny bits around the radio.

    My rear view mirror base cover started rattling liek crazy yesterday. Some random rattle from the trunk area now.

    I'm not complaining. This is my 4th Cadillac since 2006. I know what I'm getting, and I'm generally ok with it.

    But the CTS interior is not in the same league as the Germans in terms of how well the interior is constructed, the materials, how the little pieces all fit together, etc etc.

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    Motor Trend disagrees.

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    Re: I've heard the good, now what's the bad?

    my sunroof creaks when i crawl over my curb. and the washer fluid motor died, after 100000km on canadian roads I think the V is a extremely well made machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tro Budden View Post
    my sunroof creaks when i crawl over my curb.
    Careful, you will get a bunch of flack for suggesting that the V isn't a Bentley.

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    Re: I've heard the good, now what's the bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by triks86 View Post
    I just posted how outdated the Navigation (the entire system) software is. I had a 2012 SRX on loan and the Nav was 10 times better. The voice commands are pretty bad, my Audi syncs my contacts and allows me to call anyone if my phone book from the steering wheel. Not so much with the V. But there is the upside of 556 horses so in the end who cares!
    Outdated in terms of 2012 cars for sure. Of course the system was outdated in 2010. In reality NAV sytem are getting behind in cars in general and until they have a system that works like an ipad/adroid tablet, and can receive updates like said devices they will remain outdated in general....

    No reason to EVER pay for an update on a NAV infotainment system that is a $2000 option.

    I have never been in a car with a sunroof that didn't have a rattle because of it. I was in the back of a Maybach Benz, and it rattled...but it was a VERY NICE car. I mean big bumps, crappy roads, you can only do so much with a car. There is just lots of connections and parts, and surfaces to rub together. BMW's have softer leather trim. Benz seats seam to have better surfact materials and stitching. I wouldn't put the Cadillac CTS in general behind either of those in general as they each have strong point. All of them have rattles...but we've been through this before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBuster View Post

    Careful, you will get a bunch of flack for suggesting that the V isn't a Bentley.
    Is that thong too tight?

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    Re: I've heard the good, now what's the bad?

    Why people refuse to have an objective discussion/acknowledgement of the strengths and weaknesses of a car, is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBuster
    Why people refuse to have an objective discussion/acknowledgement of the strengths and weaknesses of a car, is beyond me.
    I think what most folks say is that you need to compare the V2 with other cars that have 2008 technology, like the V2, and not with later models of other cars. That seems fair and logical to me and is closer to apples to apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFJr View Post
    I think what most folks say is that you need to compare the V2 with other cars that have 2008 technology, like the V2, and not with later models of other cars. That seems fair and logical to me and is closer to apples to apples.

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    I'm generally fine with the technology. Updated technology can be over-rated.

    I'm talking about squeeks, rattles and the like. And just the general notch down in terms of the touch and feel of most of the materials. They aren't a big deal, but they are there. They don't ruin the experience, but it seems silly to deny that they exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBuster

    I'm generally fine with the technology. Updated technology can be over-rated.

    I'm talking about squeeks, rattles and the like. And just the general notch down in terms of the touch and feel of most of the materials. They aren't a big deal, but they are there. They don't ruin the experience, but it seems silly to deny that they exist.
    Understand your opinion but I have about 77,000 miles on my 2009, with no extraneous squeaks or rattles, so I must have had mine built on a "good day."

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    Re: I've heard the good, now what's the bad?

    Tires. Even if you are nice, they wear-out fast. You'll be lucky to get 20K out of a set and they aren't cheap.

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