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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, CTS and CTSV Design Flaws? in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Originally Posted by peccles "On vehicles sold outside North America, the STS will only be equipped with the HID lighting ...
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    Re: CTS and CTSV Design Flaws?

    Quote Originally Posted by peccles
    "On vehicles sold outside North America, the STS will only be equipped with the HID lighting system as well as a dynamic headlamp leveling system
    In Europe, at least, self-leveling is required by law on HID lights. Thought that was true in the US too. Maybe not. Certainly not the first time that the US DOT buys into bad lights.

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    Re: CTS and CTSV Design Flaws?

    Quote Originally Posted by peccles
    This is the feature I meant which is available on non-North America STSs:

    "On vehicles sold outside North America, the STS will only be equipped with the
    HID lighting system as well as a dynamic headlamp leveling system – a feature where
    the lens automatically aligns itself to the vertical height of the road based on vehicle pitch."
    Well, I've heard this will be on the US version too. The only difference is that the US version can come with regular headlights instead of HID, where as the exports will only be available with HID. I still do believe they are auto leveling.
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    Re: CTS and CTSV Design Flaws?

    Quote Originally Posted by JEM
    In Europe, at least, self-leveling is required by law on HID lights. Thought that was true in the US too. Maybe not. Certainly not the first time that the US DOT buys into bad lights.
    I read somewhere it was a 2006 or 2007 requirement (something like that), so many of the US based manufacturers are starting to implement it now instead.
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    nav system- why cant i have MPG, trip and outside temperature displayed at the same time? there is enough room to put more than one thing on the line at the top... 1


    would rather have radio control than cruise controls on teh right side of the wheel (V) - 2

    needs a coin holder in the center console (or in teh ashtray thing) i always got a coin hold with my grand prixs. - 2

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    Re: CTS and CTSV Design Flaws?

    I find that setting the time is a royal PIA! Why can't Onstar synch our clocks to the one of the timeservers? Wouldn't it be cool if the car's time would change whenever you crossed a time zone or hit DST?

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    Re: CTS and CTSV Design Flaws?

    3 - glove box light
    2 - handbrake / trunk release too close
    2- passenger seat not electric
    1-onstar antenna placement
    1-inside release for gas cap door
    1-headlamps not user friendly for replacement
    3-dull exhaust tips

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    Re: CTS and CTSV Design Flaws?

    First, let me say I love the car. Probably the best car I have ever owned. But there definitely are some flaws.

    1-Orange Peel Paint
    1-Large gaps between headlights/taillights and bumpers
    1-Both of my front fenders do not line up flush with the front bumper
    1-Taillghts do not line up flush with the trunk lid
    2-Sloppy shifter (Although I am comparing it to the best factory shifter ever made-Honda S2000)
    3-Wheel Hop
    4-Lack of Bi-xenon headlights
    2-Cheap quality interior materials
    2-There are so many different textures and materials in the interior
    3-Left heel hits bump in driver's side floor when pushing in the clutch
    2-Foot parking brake
    1-On-star antenna placement
    4-Lack of heads up display (HUD)
    1-Orange peel paint

    That's it for now.

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