I have had an 09 CTS DI Premium, 6SP manual, with FE3 suspension for two years. The Premium package has a ton of well thought out and integrated features. I am still finding things.
This is a truly great car to drive. The combination of 300HP, a manual trans, and the sports suspension makes this a joy to drive. It is not the same as my RX-8 but, it is a great handling sedan. It definitely out performs a BMW 535, and at a better price.
I have taken on three different, 2000+ mile trips, and also use it as my daily drive in mixed interstate and city traffic. I have average 22.5 to 24 combined MPG during daily use and on trips average over 26.5MPG. This is great for a car this size, with 300+ HP, on regular gas. If I could keep it under 70 on trips I would get 30+MPG.
Great Car For the Money
miked - Jacksonville, FL01/10/2011
I really have nothing to complain about except maybe the headroom with the sunroof, but then again I am tall. Otherwise, it is comfortable, quiet, and performs well (I only have the 2.8, but it's more than sufficient). I was going to an Accord but what a piece of junk, noisy, rough ride and expensive (what is they hype with these cars). The CTS is much nicer, I have no doubt will last just as long with minimal maintenance. So yes, buy one!
Love This Car!
CTS_FAN - Northern Virginia06/12/2011
This is my first Cadillac, and I'm very happy with my purchase. I was looking to retire my 2001 S60, and was initially drawn to the styling of this car. When I started to research pre-owned for the 2008/9 model year, I was really impressed with the features and luxury options available for the price. My wife drives a Lexus RX350 and we both prefer the interior of the CTS. I considered the Mercedes C300 as well, but I wanted to buy American and this is the perfect vehicle. All features work great, except the dashboard power adaptor plug-in seems to be broken. Not worried since the car is under the original Cadillac warranty until December. I especailly like the power steering column adjustments and variety of seat adjustments available. Easy to set up a perfect ride and then save the settings. Hard disk is fun to have, since you can copy iPod songs to it once and then leave the iPod at home. Easy to also use it as a Tivo for the radio. DI engine has a lot of muscle, but I am still averaging over 18.5 MPG in typical suburban driving.
When Cadillac first rolled out its CTS in 2003, the car’s combination of high performance and luxury features had everyone taking notice. It is now, as it was then, a mid-size sedan out to eat BMW’s and Audi’s lunches. The CTS targets both the enthusiast and luxury market at the same time.
There are cars that do the job, and there are cars that get the job done with style. The Cadillac CTS and Audi A6 are two examples of the latter. They’re the kind of cars you can treat yourself to as a reward for hard work, or perhaps as an indulgence. If you’re fortunate to shop for a car like this, it can be mighty hard to choose between the two. Here’s a CarMax comparison to help, whether you’re searching for a used Audi or a used Cadillac for sale.
Luxury cars come in all shapes and sizes, but they are all expected to look good and perform well. One advantage of buying a used luxury car is that you get the luxury look-and-feel that you want at a more affordable price.