: If you like the CTS, you'll love ______?



mkboyd
06-04-07, 07:58 PM
I like driving my 03 CTS, but I'm getting rid of it. Its been terribly unreliable. Just got finished replacing the crankshaft sensor at 90k miles and I see that the left rear axle seal is leaking (replaced the right rear seal under warranty at 30k miles). Have replaced the air cond. comp., the variable steering adjust solenoid, and the PCV valve system.

So my question is, what car would be comparable to a CTS but that isn't made by Cadillac?

rblimas
06-04-07, 08:07 PM
I like driving my 03 CTS, but I'm getting rid of it. Its been terribly unreliable. Just got finished replacing the crankshaft sensor at 90k miles and I see that the left rear axle seal is leaking (replaced the right rear seal under warranty at 30k miles). Have replaced the air cond. comp., the variable steering adjust solenoid, and the PCV valve system.

So my question is, what car would be comparable to a CTS but that isn't made by Cadillac?

300:D


PS i love my cts more then any 300

the cadillac kid
06-04-07, 08:55 PM
if i was to get a sedan after the CTS, (not made by cadi), i'd probably consider the audi s4, charger srt8, bmw 5 series (stretch :) )

CADIMAC52
06-04-07, 09:13 PM
Nothing compares to the CTS. Nothing else copares to Cadillac. I think you just wound up with a bad one.All makes have lemons. I would consider an STS if not the 07 CTS,just my opinion.Good luck.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

BishopRuger
06-04-07, 09:42 PM
Its not even a matter of it being a lemon imo, the car has 90k+ miles on it, parts dont last forever and as the car ages more and more will need to be replaced, its only natural. I have an 03 with under 60k on it so you must be driving the sh!t out that car, even more reason for parts to start failing.

RightTurn
06-04-07, 09:44 PM
If not a Caddy, I'd probably look very hard at a Maxima. That's a lot of car for the money. That being said, I'd rather have the '08 CTS...YAY!!! :LittleB:

the cadillac kid
06-04-07, 09:49 PM
I'd probably look very hard at a Maxima. ... That being said, I'd rather have the '08 CTS...YAY!!! :LittleB:



arent they the same :confused:

RightTurn
06-04-07, 10:01 PM
What? Is a Nissan Maxima the same as an '08 CTS?? Not hardly. The '08 is the ALL NEW CTS. Where have you been?

stephens05cts
06-04-07, 10:05 PM
Had a 96 Maxima for ten years and loved it. But rear wheel drive or AWD is where its at. So if it cant be a Caddy I'd say Audi A-4,Benz C-280 or Infiniti G Sedan

Adam
06-04-07, 10:05 PM
If not a Caddy, I'd probably look very hard at a Maxima. That's a lot of car for the money. That being said, I'd rather have the '08 CTS...YAY!!! :LittleB:

You disappoint me.

RightTurn
06-04-07, 10:07 PM
You disappoint me.

Actually, I wouldn't have another car...but the OP was asking about cars. My next vehicle will likely be another pickup truck. :lol: No way in hell would I ever buy a Chrysler product. NFW. :tisk:

Adam
06-04-07, 10:11 PM
Actually, I wouldn't have another car...but the OP was asking about cars. My next vehicle will likely be another pickup truck. :lol: No way in hell would I ever buy a Chrysler product. NFW. :tisk:

A truck? I'm hoping Escalade EXT. Otherwise I'll just be disappionted... unless you keep Babe...

Rey Rey 650
06-04-07, 10:58 PM
I'd buy a Magnum SRT8 Black

mocts
06-05-07, 12:09 AM
saab 9-3, you get a lot of great things for a really good price

AmerLux
06-05-07, 01:26 AM
Say what you will, and i know you will, my girl just got a X-type Jag. Aside from it being smaller and a little less comforable, i like it alot. Almost got one while searchin' for my next car. X-type, C-class, 3-series and A-4's all the same price give or take. Glad i got my Caddy, but the others offer there own positives.

Smokin' 04 CTS
06-05-07, 02:08 AM
Those god-darn 335i / 535i. 300+, twin-turbo charged, inline sixes are friggin' rockets on the road.

If you don't believe me, test drive one. I was never a fan of the standard BMW line (always loved the M3, M5), but this new engine is really solid.

If I can get ahold of the funds, I would be in a 535i twin-turbo anyday.

RightTurn
06-05-07, 07:37 AM
A truck? I'm hoping Escalade EXT. Otherwise I'll just be disappionted... unless you keep Babe...

Nope. Just a plain ole step-side pickup; probably a GMC or Chevy. But if the Ford looks better at the time, then a damn F150. I love driving trucks. :gurl:

View
06-05-07, 10:16 AM
BMW 5 Series!!!

gary88
06-05-07, 02:42 PM
G35. Direct competition to the CTS.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-05-07, 08:53 PM
3 Series.

Jesda
06-07-07, 05:26 PM
In terms of drive, BMW 5-series. In terms of style, nothing.

Kadonny
06-08-07, 09:25 AM
Those god-darn 335i / 535i. 300+, twin-turbo charged, inline sixes are friggin' rockets on the road.

If you don't believe me, test drive one. I was never a fan of the standard BMW line (always loved the M3, M5), but this new engine is really solid.

If I can get ahold of the funds, I would be in a 535i twin-turbo anyday.


When did BMW announce that it was going to put in the 335's turbo into a 535? Did I miss that? It would make no sense to me since it would compete with the 550 in terms of performance.

To answer your question, probably the 300 C hemi is what I would get, staying in the same price range of course.

c5 rv
06-12-07, 08:11 PM
I wouldn't judge all CTSs based on your 03 experience. As the first year of the car, it was buggy. My 04 had almost no problems for the 47K I owned it. I wouldn't buy an 08, but an 07 sports edition would be a great car.

Also, check out the STS, it's a nice step up from the CTS and everything is still familiar.

Other worthy candidates:

- Buick LaCrosse CXS: very comfortable car with the 3.6 engine. The only drawback is that it's FWD, but it doesn't exhibit a lot of torque steer.

- Lincoln MKZ: This is what I leased this winter when looking for an AWD lux sedan. Same size as the CTS, but more trunk and rear seat legroom. Available with cooled seats and all the options are ala carte - you don't have to buy expensive trim levels that Cadillac is so fond of.