The CTS is fashioned from Cadillac's edgy, tailored new design vocabulary. Its lean, chiseled body features sheer forms, sharp edges and crisp intersecting lines that at once honor Cadillac's storied past and point toward its bright future. Built on an all-new rear-wheel-drive architecture, the CTS features a new 3.2L V6 engine and was the first North American vehicle to be rigorously tested at the famed Nürburgring track in Germany. Traditional design cues, including the grille and exterior lighting, have been updated for the CTS. Cadillac's traditional vertical headlights and taillights first appeared in 1965, and CTS carries on and refines the tradition. CTS' integrated headlights convey the high-tech image of optical instruments and high-end camera lenses. Thin and tall, they create more space for the large, louvered egg-crate grille - another Cadillac staple, this one dating back to the 1930s.
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I also have this year model. I has been a great car. Very few problems, but the older it gets the more I wonder why they did a few things that they did. Placement of a few parts, (Thermostat) are in places that are very difficult to get to. For a part that cost 20 it take over three hours for the dealer to do. I do almost all of my own work at home and would think that items that should be easy to change would be in better locations. Cadillacs way of making you bring the car to dealer for all your service needs.
Although I complain about the servicing, the car has been good to me. I have had little problems and have put over 120 000 miles on the car so far. With a few mods to the suspension and a few power gains, (Intake, exhaust..) it is a really fun daily driver.
2003 CTS Cadi
well, i have an orange cts cadillac and its beautiful. i heard that they only made the orange color for one year, which was in 2003. i'm just curious of how many were made that year. my overall feeling of the car is that it's great! i have all wood trimming in the car and it helps to bring out the leather. the nav system is really great, too! how the car rides is wonderful. it's smooth and is a steady car. kinda like a real family car because it is comfortable and handles well. my feeling about the car is that it's wonderful and the color is just great. some people might think that the orange color is a little out there, but it's different and shows a sense of style. you know what else i love about the car!? it has this look to it that makes it more modern to fit in with our new times in the 21st century.