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  1. What's wrong with my 2014 XTS?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    It's almost definitely the battery. Batteries ain't what they used to be and our cars are EXTREMELY demanding of them. Don't assume that just because it's new and some things on the car work that the battery can't be bad. We're not talking about a DEAD battery. We're talking about a BAD...
  2. Considering 13 XTS purchase....any advice?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    They stopped publishing the VDS in 2012...I honestly didn't know they still even DID the study...because we have learned that after 3 years of ownership you are evaluating OWNERS not CARS. Initial quality evaluates how cars are built, and that's why it's the metric that automakers use to...
  3. Considering 13 XTS purchase....any advice?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    I call BS. That's not the real IQS. Here's the real data, right from JD's site: See it for yourself at - 2019 Initial Quality Study (IQS) | J.D. POWER As for the rest - i'm not trying to sell you my opinion. I'm just debunking false claims. Like I said - if you like that Lexus the best...
  4. Really?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    You have a very low bar for "total failure". By your definition, the vast majority of the engines produced in the entire history of the automobile were total failures. All the engines you listed sold thousands of examples, and the majority were perfectly fine. They may have been among the...
  5. Considering 13 XTS purchase....any advice?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    Consumer Reports was debunked over a decade ago. It is no longer a trusted authority on autos. Shopping for a dishwasher? Trust CR. Shopping for a car? Teen Vogue would be as credible as CR. Now JD Power, on the other hand, is the industry standard - the metric by which the automakers...
  6. Really?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    FYI - the XTS is among the highest-rated premium sedans in existence, in terms of quality and reliability. During it's life it has actually held THE number one spot more than once in fact. So knowing that, and considering that some of the XTS's competition sells for over $100k, it could be...
  7. Considering 13 XTS purchase....any advice?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    "Riddled with problems"? Right...I'll tell you what - go trade in your Cadillac on a Jag, Rover, or Benz and come back in 60k miles and let's re-hash this conversation. I promise you would badly miss your Caddy. Cadillac makes either the second or third best-built premium automobile available...
  8. Considering 13 XTS purchase....any advice?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    Exactly...so why all the complaining about Cadillacs?
  9. Considering 13 XTS purchase....any advice?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    And i've had the exact opposite experience. My Cadillacs have been damn near flawless while my Ford products have been a disaster. I put $4k into a Lincoln MKZ (at 40k miles!) in one year and that was the last straw for me. The only Ford you'll ever catch me in is an F-150. LOL about the PT...
  10. Considering 13 XTS purchase....any advice?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    Goes along with what I said - if you can't afford a $60k car, don't buy a $60k car, at any price. I got mine a lot cheaper than $60k too, but I could have bought a brand new one if I really wanted to...i'm just not a new car buyer. I have too many other expensive hobbies to spend $60k on a car...
  11. Considering 13 XTS purchase....any advice?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    You got some wicked confirmation bias going there. It's certainly opinion vs. opinion but my opinion is you're insane if you think a Lexus is "more premium" than an XTS. Perhaps you drove an extremely beat XTS but I see no space whatsoever where someone could get that impression. Lexus...
  12. Considering 13 XTS purchase....any advice?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    My advice is to ignore Harms "advice". Too many guys fail to understand what they're getting into when they buy a premium automobile. Just because you can technically afford the purchase price of a $60k car because it's $20-25k used doesn't mean you can actually afford the car. What the car...
  13. Reversing lights

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    https://www.cadillacforums.com/threads/rear-lamp-not-bright-enough.1077438/#post-17658176
  14. Traditionalists - 1, Alphabet Soup - 0

    Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discus
    This is exactly what I would expect - Ciel, Cien, Escala...if they're going to use existing names it'll be those. And then they'll change them again in five years.
  15. Are the Cadillacs that bad?

    Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discus
    No. That's Consumer Reports. You can automatically disregard anything they say about cars. They're about as qualified to evaluate cars these days as your average accountant. Check out JD Power, the industry standard evaluator, if you want anything that actually tells you something. Cadillac...
  16. Squeaky drivers seat in 2018 XTS

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    Every single large luxury sedan i've ever owned has had squeaky front seats. Dunno why this is a problem only in the luxury category. I'm going to guess it's the weight of the seats. Anyway, I have fixed it every time by re-greasing the tracks. Slide the seat all the way back, grease...
  17. Who actually uses their sunroof?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    Hasn't been my experience. Like I said, i've had a sunroof on every vehicle i've ever owned except for one, some of those into the 200k mile age, and i've never had a single leak. The only issue i've ever had with any sunroof was the "park re-learn"...the tracks get dirty and eventually the...
  18. Who actually uses their sunroof?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    I use mine a lot. My current XTS is the only vehicle on which i've ever had a problem with a sunroof...the seal on the backside of the sliding panel popped out of it's track. It was a bit of a pain to get back in, but I fixed it and have had no problems since. I've had either a sunroof...
  19. XTS Cue Radio doesn’t work

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    Based on the symptoms you describe, if a hard reset doesn't work, then it's a bad HMI.
  20. 2014 XTS V-Sport no transmission dipstick?

    Cadillac XTS Forum 2013-2019
    No. GM transmissions haven't had dipsticks for like a decade now, depending on how old the platform in question is. There is no checking transmission fluid anymore. No fill cap either.
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