Cadillac Compliment - 2005 CTS
I've read some of the negative reviews on the Cadillac CTS. I've owned my CTS for 6 years with very few issues or complaints. The interior was adequate for the price. The looks, styling, handling, and driving enjoyment are all excellent. I have the sport version with low profile tires, and aerodynamic package. I love driving it. It does use some oil, but if you do your 3,000 mile maintenance religously, then you're fine. I would not follow the computer as the manufacturer sets it at 10,000 miles per oil change. That's too long given it's appetite for oil. At most it uses a quart with every oil change and I'm not exactly a light foot. I drive in sport mode 90% of the time. The dealers recommend you drive a new CTS softly for at least 500 miles to break the engine in gently and seat the rings. It is a high performance engine and you can't red line it right out of the box. I've owned Japanese high performance race cars and they also recommend you break the engine in gently. The interior has held up well, the seats are comfortable, and the paint and trim have held up. But I do keep a clean car and get it detailed at least once a month, so I am probably above average in care and maintenance. I normally keep a vehicle for 10 years and they all look as good after 10 years as this did day one. The only service issues was a non-functioning Bose system which was replaced twice under warranty with no issues and an AC relay switch. I do recommend the extended warranty on any Cadillac as repairs can get pricey if reparis are needed. My family has owned Cadillacs for 30 years and GM products in general for much longer. In spite of some of the reviews, GM makes a quality vehicle. I also highly recommend Sewell Cadillac dealerships.