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I am looking for a new (used) 2008-2013 CTS - and was wondering what everyone's opinion was as to the best years to look at.

I have heard that the 2008-2009 years were not the best.

2010 a good year...?

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Not sure how to link to another Thread in this Forum, but if you go to the 2nd page of the Thread titled "Looking into a 2009 CTS" there is a reply from KyCadillac that has a chart that shows a reliability rating chart for all the model years of the 2nd Gen Cadillac. This will help with your decision.
 

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The single best way to learn about your CTS (or one you intend to purchase) is to read threads and pages on this forum. Good luck with your search, Marv
 

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The 2011 is the best cuz that's what I have. ?. But seriously. I think the 2011 and up are the best bets based on what I have read.
Also keep in mind when looking there are several trims and within those you can have variances like sunroof, leather, seats, rear differential and so on. So make sure you know all the options you are looking for and make a list of must haves before shopping.
 

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Make sure you understand your driving habits. Performance or Non-performance. My performance pkg is a little too stiff me during the week when I'm driving to/from work or around town...BUT!!! when my foot meets the floor, she handles perfectly! And, at 16.5k miles on her, I'm still breaking her in...
 

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Pologuy - I would recommend buying a 2011 model-year vehicle and up. For 2011 Cadillac added a rearview camera (added to Luxury Collection and up) as well as a heated steering wheel (added to Premium Collection only). If you have a preference for the original design front grill then go with a 2011 - the front grill changed (became more blingy but less sporty) on the 2012-13 cars. Good luck in your search for the right 2nd gen CTS for you.

As info - I may sell my mint '11 CTS Premium in the next 2-3 months and buy a new vehicle. If you're interested in it let me know. Current odometer is 17,902 kms / 11,123 miles. IMO no better example anywhere of a 2011 CTS Premium AWD Sedan with FE5 19" All-Season Tire Package [includes (PJ2) 19" x 8.5" polished wheels, (Q2B) P245/45R19 all-season blackwall tires and (KB7) steering wheel mounted paddle shift controls]. This CTS has been the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
 

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Richard, whose tires are you kicking?
 

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Selling such a low mile pristine car, and not saying why....I'll bet there is a certain letter way late in the alphabet that he's looking at. I hope I'm right and I hope you are Victorious in your endeaVor.
 

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As info - I may sell my mint '11 CTS Premium in the next 2-3 months and buy a new vehicle. If you're interested in it let me know. Current odometer is 17,902 kms / 11,123 miles. IMO no better example anywhere of a 2011 CTS Premium AWD Sedan with FE5 19" All-Season Tire Package [includes (PJ2) 19" x 8.5" polished wheels, (Q2B) P245/45R19 all-season blackwall tires and (KB7) steering wheel mounted paddle shift controls]. This CTS has been the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
If it was black/black - I would be all over it!

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Make sure you understand your driving habits. Performance or Non-performance. My performance pkg is a little too stiff me during the week when I'm driving to/from work or around town...BUT!!! when my foot meets the floor, she handles perfectly! And, at 16.5k miles on her, I'm still breaking her in...
Yeah, I am looking for a more "comfortable" ride...
 

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Richard, whose tires are you kicking?
Hey Paul - I'm considering getting a new Porsche Macan to replace the CTS. The Macan delivers a great amount of sport, luxury, performance, exclusivity etc. while at the same time offers increased utility (as compared to my Caddy) for the everyday stuff and road trips. 'Plan B' is to hold on to my mint low mile '11 CTS (for 3 season fair weather driving only) and buy a 2nd vehicle - a '16 near-luxury (probably Asian) small/midsize CUV - to cover our everyday transportation needs. I go back & forth on Plan A vs. Plan B every few days. It might be tough for me to trade away the CTS, it's a beautiful car. I'll make my decision on everything by around the end of June.

Selling such a low mile pristine car, and not saying why....I'll bet there is a certain letter way late in the alphabet that he's looking at. I hope I'm right and I hope you are Victorious in your endeaVor.
Hey Hursty - Ha-ha! That's really tempting! Actually there's no V happening in my immediate future, but who knows? - I suppose anything's possible! :D
 

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The Macan is a car I would consider, definitely over the SRX. My wife is thinking of new Jag XE or ATS. You'll make the right choice.
 
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