2003 Cadillac CTS Owner Reviews & Problems

Reviews For 2003 Cadillac CTS


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My 03 Cadillac cts keeps heads turning and making me look like a million bucks!

If your looking for a car with great performance, great mpg and style, then the 2003 Cadillac cts is for you. On a winding road look to be impressed with the way it handles tight corners. Seats five people, features 5 speed transmission with manual w/overdrive. I like the fact you can change your music station from the steering wheel. Not really a family car, and I do not like the rear wheel drive. Living in northern Minnesota it is not something you want to drive in the winter. All in all I do like my 2003 Cadillac cts, it is a fun car to drive.

- Belita L

The look is still a luxury looking car that drives and feels almost like a new car. I get so many "Likes" and shocking revelations from people who have no idea is 15 years old.

My initial problems that I had years ago with the car, cost me Thousands of dollars, I needed all kinds of Sensor and a New Computer. Well, I wasn't driving the car, I thought covering it up and not driving it would make it last longer. Well I was so wrong...After the CTS became my main vehicle, I have had no major problems, all it needed was the general maintenance of every vehicle. The body and Interior is still in excellent condition. People are surprised that it is a 2003!

- Pamela W

Prestigious, a class of its own, a class apart, ferocious wonderfully made sedan.

I love everything about the car. This is the first Cadillac I have ever owned. My kids love it as well. The only thing I do not like about the car is that it does not have a AUX cord hookup nor does it have Bluetooth so its either CDs or the radio. Besides that I can't really think about anything else that I do not like about the car. It runs great its in its own class of car. The gas mileage is amazing the power is amazing great poise and performance.

- Amber P

Good mid size sedan with plenty of legroom. Very dependable.

The 2003 cadillac cts is a medium sized sedan. It is very appealing body style wise. I get good gas mileage and my car is very reliable. It has several standard features such as a fast working heater and a super cool ac. The instrument panel is very easy to figure out and use. My only complaint is mine is the basic model and does not feel very luxurious to ride in. You feel everything. Also, the dash is very hard to see especially in the daytime.

- Jo K

Interesting detail about it though is for the year the body looks great!

Well for starters, my fuel pump went out and every time one problem ends another begins. It is horrible I have an oil leak, all of my window seals leak. My back passenger window is broken and always falls down. My car runs hot constantly and shuts down while I am driving on the interstate at 70 mph. It has power steering so when it does that my brakes, steering and pedals all lock up. I hate my car.

- Rachel B

The gas gauge has also went out in it.

Really comfortable ride. Has problems leaking oil and leather seats are tearing. When I put gas in it car always dies. I have to start it and rev the motor up before I can leave gas station. Other than that it has been a really reliable car. Radio is great but, the air conditioner is not so great. The air conditioner doesn't blow hard enough because I think it's how the vents are made.

- Kelley P

Good car for old men to own and be seen in.

This is a very good car the only thing is they are expensive to have worked on but they do not have to many problems. The ride is very good on long trips fuel economy is fair, I have owned this car for about 15 years, and would say the annual upkeep has been about 1000 dollars a year. .

- Jack K

When someone puts their key in it will program the position of your seat.

I love the smooth ride. It has a sensor for just about every functional thing on the car. Only problem is the gas gauge quit working about a year ago. The trunk light does not work. It gets really good gas mileage even though the gas gauge is not working.

- Kelley P

Smooth acceleration. Certain handling.

Rear wheel drive car which is not optimal in deep snow. Late in car life catalytic converter issues. Repair expenses generally high a dealership. Otherwise, very reliable car. We have had to spend very little except ordinary maintenance and oil changes.

- Jill J

Ride In Luxury and reliability with the Cadillac cts

I had received my car as used. It's never really gave my problems just regular maintenance, and a few replacements but that's normal seeing how many miles is on it. It fits my family comfortably and is very reliable.

- Sandra E

Very nice car, with smooth driving and very few problems within the future.

2003 Cadillac cts drives really smooth, takes nice turns. The base for the radio is clear and nice and loud. Had it for years so the rotors are squeaking, other than that never had any big problems with the car.

- Kennedy W

If you are considering purchasing a cadillac, you are a complete moron and have more money than brains!

When It's running the ride is smooth? Everything else about the car is horrible, Expensive repairs, always having some kind of problem. Only good to own if you plan on doing a lot of walking

- Brad B

It will hold up over time and keep its beauty as long as you take car of it

It is a little older now but still has held up it's beauty ,Has very good power ,reliable but as it got older the repairs started to come and the parts for this car are very expensive

- David V

It is a great car to drive and it runs very smoothly.

I love that it is comfortable and easy to drive. I dislike that it is hard to find parts for it. I don't have too many complaints other than the part issue, it is a great car.

- Laura T

That it is luxury and you have to be very careful with it because any damage is going to be highly expensive

I have no complaints I like the color of my vehicle wish is silver I enjoy the wood grain steering wheel & what I love the most about my car is the sunroof

- Brandon B

I am a very safe driver and pay attention to what I am doing.

I like that I have a vehicle to take me where I need to go. I dislike all the things that is tearing up on it. Many, many things needs to be fixed.

- Stephanie M

It has been very reliable

I love my car. I've had it 12 yrs and have never had a point where I wanted to get rid of it. It's fun to drive, safe and gets good gas mileage

- Tywanna L

03 CTS looks cool but has lots of small issues.

The vehicle is ok at best. There seems to be quite a few issues that come with the 03 models that I am quickly starting to deal with.

- Brandon N

orange pumpkin.....Beautiful rich orange color, love it

very comfortable, great sound system. The car feels strong and safe, not a tin can. Great gas mileage. Love the body style.

- Mary B

Only that if they need a ride I have no a/c.

I like the way my car drives. The car has only one issue the a/c. Went out on it. Other than that no other issues found.

- Martha V

Others, when they see this car, immediately know that this car is special, and not the normal CTS.

This cadillac is one of a kind. It has accoutrements that are only on this cadillac, which makes it one of a kind.

- Sando G

Great reliable car! Fast, sporty and fun, yet family friendly!

It is a great car! It is fast and luxurious . Most important it is reliable.Cadillac really thought of everything!

- mandy s

Make sure u keep up on all the oil changes and use good oil in it.

It's sporty looking yet has room for everyone to ride. I don't think there is anything I really dislike about it.

- Heather M

Everyone should know the most important things about me car is its first rattle

My sunroof is am awesome features. I like that it's paid off. I like the color of my car.

- Patty F

You should probably avoid an older luxury car, they are expensive to repair.

It's had a lot of expensive repairs.Cadillacs are expensive to receive service.

- Ben L

the most important thing other should know about my car is comfortable

I dislike the fact that it use too much gas but I like it cause is reliable.

- thomas k

it is mine... there is nothing else to say... I don't care what others think....

meets my needs. has what I wanted. has aged well along with me,

- vic w

Be aware of blind spots that obstruct your vision

I love the car and the styling, but there are blind spots.

- Chester H