Cadillac Reviews Discussion, 2003 CTS - Good Used Car Buy in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I recently bought a 5-speed 2003 CTS with 49k miles on it. Luxury package. It took me months to research ...
I recently bought a 5-speed 2003 CTS with 49k miles on it. Luxury package. It took me months to research and narrow down what I wanted... a stickshift 6-cylinder sports sedan.
Though I've had a number of warranty/service issues, one month later, I still feel it's a very good used car buy - especially compared to other competing sports sedans like the Infiniti G35, BMW 3-series, Audi A4, etc... I also hunted for a CTS with a build date that incorporated the updated safety enhancements that improved its crash rating.
What I like about the CTS
Styling - very distinct
Handling/Ride - I think the CTS has a nicer balance between handling/luxury ride than the competition
Dash design - very futuristic and distinct
Size - very comfortable compared to the smaller European cars
Great BOSE stereo
Wood interior trim
What I don't like, at this point
Trunk lid has no handle
Parking brake is old-fashioned pedal
No locking gas cap - I bought one
No pop-open fuel door
Rearview mirror murky
Fold-down rear seat wasn't standard
No iPod jack
So far, a real pleasure to drive. And it's a Cadillac!
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