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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Nothing serious.. used to hear that whine from the rear diff. not any more. Now my greatest concern is the ...
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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    Nothing serious.. used to hear that whine from the rear diff. not any more. Now my greatest concern is the alignment which is out of whack for some reason and is eating my two front tires. Great car IMHO... perfect sleeper

    Some old guy in his Mustang GT wanted some and he got it 2X ( he lost twice )
    Some high schooler in wanted to race his 5.0 and I took him 3 times to 60

    It could be that the CTS is just an awesome car, or it could be that Ford's just suck. I find it weird because I never get anyone really wanting to race me except for these GT guys.

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    28K (own since 11/03) problem free miles - the recalls are a bit troubling (ECM and airbag), but other than I'm cool..oh yeah...my passenger seat will not stop vibrating...so annoying

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    31K and no major problems.

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    27K miles on my sister's 3.2L. She's on her 3rd rear end (she has the limited slip too, by the way...I didn't know 03's had that option...), had it in 4 times for major auto tranny vibrations, and multiple problems with the DIC.

    I've got 4k miles on my 3.6L. Besides the typical poor interior quality (minor plastic vibrations, creaks and rattles everywhere), I have had no problems yet with mine, and I've got the sport/lux with the limited slip and 6 spd. I did hear a whine for about 1k, but it has since gone away.

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeslokin
    4k miles - many positive reviews, yet my wife still won't drive it! (wrong logo!)
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    she's probably just afraid she'll like it

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    i got the same plastic vibrations, creaks and rattles everywhere. mine is at 24k..they could not get it fix. I am taking it back in this week for the 3rd time

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    I have early 04 with 14k and NO problems at all to report, the only thing I have to do is get the 2 recalls done. This car takes my abuse everyday in NYC traffic, I am quite surprised by my lack of issues so far. I had a nissan max and 2 bmws before this and they all had various problems.....the cts has really impressed me thus far.

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by wratran
    i got the same plastic vibrations, creaks and rattles everywhere. mine is at 24k..they could not get it fix. I am taking it back in this week for the 3rd time
    Those dash rattles drove me crazy in my 04. After 3 months and two dealers, I did manage to get most of them eliminated, but one in the passenger side of the dash was still there. It seemed to originate inside the dash, above the glove box, so I took matters into my own hands.

    There is a small hole where the glove box latch is, that gives you access to the interior of that dash. I took fiberglass insulation, cut it into narrow strips, and just kept packing it up through that hole into the dash until it was packed tight. No more rattle. That was the best 10 bucks I ever spent.

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by wratran
    i got the same plastic vibrations, creaks and rattles everywhere. mine is at 24k..they could not get it fix. I am taking it back in this week for the 3rd time
    I've given up on them fixing the passenger seat vibration...My current fix - have wifey in the car as much as possible....

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    2800 miles, 2 1/2 months. No issue on the car itself, only wind noise on the aftermaket sunroof.

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    Brakes failed twice. Two recalls. Service engine msg 10 times. Towed 4 times.
    But the plastic doesn't squeek

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    Cool Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    I've had my new '05 one month. No problems at all. Fit and finish are outstanding.

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    Just turned over 1700 miles........had it about two weeks now. Still tricking it out and had to have the replacement rims and tires re-balanced yesterday. All in all, great car.


    JET

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    Not really a problem, just an annoyance -- there is a slight delay between when you hit the steering wheel controll button for scrolling through CDs, and when it actually registers the song number on the radio display. I am constantly overshooting the songs I'm trying to get to. When I hit the button the song number should change instantly -- why the 1 second delay???

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    Re: CTS Problems, or Lack Thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by Convair
    Brakes failed twice. Two recalls. Service engine msg 10 times. Towed 4 times.
    But the plastic doesn't squeek

    OUCH !

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