Get rid of it before the warranty is up; until then, enjoy!
Tie rod let go of the driver side wheel (WHILE DRIVING), passenger side was nearly broken, so I had both replaced at the same time.
Was egged one night and the paint shattered where it was hit. This never happened with other vehicles I have owned.
Sunroof seems to have a mind of its own; it opens and closes without warning. I am waiting to be in the car wash when that happens next. The control has been replaced once already, and it hasn't leaked yet.
Selects its own user on occasion; I am user 1, and it will switch to my wife's settings (user 2). Give the driver side door a little love tap and it resets itself.
The brakes squeal like a banshee. The dealer says they are all steel and that it's natural. Caddis that squeal? Really?
I live in Canada, and it snows here. In the winter, the car is virtually useless (yes, I have snow tires). It takes great patience to get the car moving from a stop. Even though it has a 'snow' setting, it doesn't help, and the wheels just spin. Traction control is constantly coming on, and by the time I get to work, all I can smell is burning. Unless you have a good running start, forget about hills. Between the slipping, traction control and stability system, you may not make it up.
When it is first turned on, the revs run upto around 2,000 rpm. It takes several minutes (at idle) to come back down. It takes a couple full seconds to get into gear also.
It whines under low power. Someone asked my what was wrong with it. Its just the sound they make (right?)
BUT it does heat up quickly, and has great heated seats. You can program the thermostat to auto control the temp in the car (hot or cold).
The walnut and leather trimmed controls are very nice, and in the summer time it handles superbly. Its fast, it can corner and stop in a short distance too. Hit the gas and it makes a great roar, which impresses everyone.
It's comfortable, has a great stereo, lots of surprising features to make you happy, and mostly, it is a badass looking car.
The dealer is glad to look at anything you see them about; they treat me very nice, but when labour is a min. $80 per hour, they had better.
I love my CTS, but when the wheels fell off it, my total trust in it faded a bit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th November, 2008