"Cadillac cut corners: no grab bars above the doors; lumbar adjusts only in and out, not up and down, and is at the bottom of the seat back where it does no good; passenger rear view mirror doesn't tilt for easier parallel parking; and there are no parking assist warning sensors on the front bumper, only the rear.
Seat uncomfortable. I'm 5'10", 175 lbs., very fit male. I'm a traveling sale representative and rent cars weekly. In all those lower end vehicles, I have not had any issues with the driver's seat, but my car the seat is very hard, too short (doesn't come near the back of my knee), and the lumber support is nonexistent (see above.) The dealer has had someone attempt to move the lumbar up some, which helped, but I still have to sit on a cushion for extra padding, which only works some of the time.
Other than these issues, the car has been extremely reliable, fun to drive (but uncomfortable); quiet, responsive; controls are easily accessible, and the Cadillac service and warranty are second to none."
"I purchased my 2009 CTS 3.6 L, 6-Speed Manual Sports Sedan in February 2010. I fell in love with its interior and exterior features upon first sight before the car even went into production. I personally worked on the CTS Team that helped launch the car. I also loved the idea of driving a true sports sedan: 3.6 liter engine with a 6-speed manual transmission.
I live in South Carolina and flew to Pennsylvania to purchase the car. At time of purchase I did not not notice the ticking sound the engine made. I took it to my local dealership to find out why my new had this ticking noise. The technician explained that the new DI engines made this noise and my engine was perfectly fine. I was happy to find out nothing was wrong with my car, but certainly disappointed to find out that the whimpy noise was something I would have to live with. Now, if you own a car with that much power, you want it to sound mean. How embarrassing. I've heard two cylinder engines with better sound. I sure wish GM would come out with an after market fix for that.
I rated the quality a 9 and comfort/convenience an 8. The car's interior has a gap issue on console where wood trim hockey stick meets centerstack. Seats are not comfortable. The cabin is cramped, but it does lend to the sports car feel. The console storage compartment is a little small. I give the car a 9 out of 10 overall. It is one of the best looking cars on the road, even compared to the BMW 5 Series, Infinite G (I test drove those before purchasing the CTS)."
Cons: "4 way flasher switch not where I expect to find it"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Unique, versatile, sporty wagon with awd.Doesn't have the disadvantages of an suv. Attracts a lot of attention. Great all weather highway car. I have owned the car since new and certainly would do it again. Best vehicle I have ever owned."