2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8 from North America
Comfortable commuter car, decent gas mileage
Headlight leaked water, replaced with an aftermarket unit.
Passenger mirror doing a disco shake, replaced both mirrors.
I needed a comfortable commuter car and wanted one that was rear wheel drive. After reading reviews, I bought my first ever Cadillac. It's been a very good car. So far just routine maintenance. The oil filter is a canister and is serviced from the engine bay, makes for easy oil changes.
The 2.8 V6 has a decent amount of power when I need to pass on a 2-lane road. Using a fuel tracking app, I get on average about 24 MPG in mostly rural highway driving, 55-65 MPH. Heat and A/C are both great.
What I don't like is the woodgrain trim and beige/tan interior. I have painted much of it, and done some modifications. I got rid of the funky radio/info panel and custom installed a Joying 9" Android radio from a Kia. I added a small 5-channel amp in the trunk to replace the factory Bose unit, and also replaced the speakers and subwoofer. I added a steering wheel from a similar SRX since I did not like the rotary volume control; had some wiring issues but Joying helped me solve them. The big screen is great, and I use the Torque app to make up for the missing OEM info panel. I added some quality (Cougar) aftermarket low beam LED headlights and high-output Hella halogen high beams. The factory projector housings give a nice beam pattern for both. I also added an aftermarket security system with remote start since it is a trip to the dealer to have the non-working remote paired.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2019