Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, ChickenLips here from North Tx. in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Just cruised on over here needing some info on a 2003 CTS.
I have a person wanting to trade a ...
Just cruised on over here needing some info on a 2003 CTS.
I have a person wanting to trade a 2003 CTS for my 2005 Yamaha Roadstar Midnight that I have done a fair amount of work to. I am new to Cadillacs, have always liked the 03+ CTS platform.
Info on the CTS
Dont know what specific package i.e "sport" or anything else
Supposed power steering pump needs replacing? Is this common? Could it be the R&P instead? Is there any parking lot diagnosis available? I am very mechanically inclined, just not familiar with Cadillacs. That is why I am here.
I am guessing the 03 models have the 3.2 from the Catera?
The seller told me it is an 04 but the car is the Sunburst Copper color that was, from what I gather only available in 03 as a launch color?
Creme leather int.
The color is somewhat holding me back. If the car were any other color it would almost be a done deal.
I know trading is just percieved value and my own opinion but I want to know of any common pitfalls or things to look for outside of regular maintenance.
Seems like I cant find any Orange cars that have been lowered or customized. Are they the "red-headed" step child that is forced to stay in the closet and fed through a hole in the door?
Any info will be greatly appreciated and I can link the CL ad if needed. Although it is very non descript and the pics suck.
Rack and pinion is covered by a recall and it being an 03 was probably already taken care of. Regarding the power steering. I know of a few people on the forum that have replaced theirs due to excessive whining (not a pulley issue but the actual pump). No failures as far as I know.
You can find out what package the cts has by looking at the SPID/RPO codes underneath the spare tire cover in the trunk.