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Cadillac Motor Car Division, is a division of the U.S.-based General Motors (GM) that markets luxury vehicles worldwide. Its primary markets are the United States, Canada, and China, but Cadillac-branded vehicles are distributed in 34 additional markets worldwide. Historically, Cadillac automobiles have always held a place at the top of the luxury field within the United States. Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in America only to fellow GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902. It was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms. By the time General Motors purchased the company in 1909, Cadillac had already established itself as one of America's premier luxury carmakers. The complete interchangeability of its precision parts had allowed it to lay the foundation for the modern mass production of automobiles. It was at the forefront of technological advances, introducing full electrical systems, the clashless manual transmission and the steel roof. The brand developed three engines, with its V8 setting the standard for the American automotive industry. Cadillac was the first American car to win the Royal Automobile Club of the United Kingdom's Dewar Trophy by successfully demonstrating the interchangeability of its component parts during a reliability test in 1908; this spawned the firm's slogan "Standard of the World". It won the trophy again in 1912 for incorporating electric starting and lighting in a production automobile. See main category for GM here: https://www.theworldnewsmedia.org/forum/257-general-motors/


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  2. I took it to the mechanic and it was the sensor after all. They call it the oil pressure sending unit. It was bleeding voltage through the sensing circuit. It only cost me $234.87 of which $81.54 was the actual part. Evidently it was a AC/Delco original specs part so that is good I guess. The mechanic said it was a bit of a hassle for him to get to it. I don't blame him. It was pretty tough to get anything down in there underneath the power steering pump. I guess it could have been worse. I did notice similar units costing only $25-30 on amazon.... ugh. oh... these sensors also need a special socket evidently: Sometimes it feels as if they have us coming and going AND over the proverbial barrel simultaneously. Smiles sheepishly.
  3. So I was about an hour away from home tonight and sitting at a traffic light when the engine and car lurched ever so slightly .... to the point where I wondered if the car behind me had bumped me. He didn't because I could see the distance of his headlights. Two minutes later as I get onto the highway my heart skips a beat because I notice the oil pressure gauge reading zero. I was afraid the motor would seize up. I ended up getting off at the next exit and driving toward a mechanic shop. I met a mechanic leaving for the day and he said that it must be a sensor since the motor wasn't making any sound. I decided to head to Jiffy Lube to get it topped off... and sure enough the engine was 2 quarts low which is normal for a Cadillac. I drove home about 60 minutes... and it is fine.... it must be the sensor. I need to figure out how to fix the sensor and if it an easy job or not.
  4. I replaced my cabin air filter today with a better quality washable filter.... When I opened it up... I was angered to see that Jiffy Lube just threw the old one in there and did not slide it into position with the guides as seen below. The old one was all moldy and was useless since it wasn't in position. Don't use Jiffy lube to replace Cadillac cabin air filters. rrrrrrrr This is how to do it by the way:
  5. WOW, what a luxury bargain ! Enjoy still every funny mile with that wonderful and 'loyal' car... 120 k miles - what a strong horse !! YES, a Cadillac is a Cadillac Its ONLY built for STRONG MEN - I think so ! I looked to clunker... but its NOT like that its like an old good friend or not ? I like this car Its still looking modern today, YES !!
  6. And the real kicker is.... look how cheap it is to ride in this luxury car.... used car prices are very low...
  7. The big news is that a new version of the 3.6-liter V-6 engine generates 300 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque, partly through the use of direct fuel injection. The original 258-hp, 3.6-liter engine is the base powerplant.The standard manual transmission is a six speed, as is the optional automatic, which also provides a manual-shift mode. Steering-wheel shift paddles aren't offered. Also new is optional all-wheel drive, which mates with either V-6, but only with the automatic transmission. This helps the CTS join the ranks of the Infiniti G35 and BMW 3 Series models with an "x" in their model name, and is sure to increase sales in snowy regions.The CTS offers two suspensions: standard and performance. The latter provides a firmer ride, (claimed) improved roadholding, larger brake discs, two-piston rear calipers where the regular suspension has one, and 18-inch wheels with lower-profile summer or all-season performance tires.
  8. Some of the CTS' notable standard and optional features include adaptive headlights that swivel in the direction of a turn, remote start, Easy Key keyless access and ignition and a 5.1-channel digital surround-sound stereo.In addition to an analog auxiliary input jack for an MP3 player, the CTS lets you attach a player that uses a USB cord and control it through the stereo and steering-wheel controls. I do not have the following two options on my car: The playlist appears on the optional navigation screen. This 8-inch touch-screen telescopes out of the top of the dashboard. For parking assistance, the CTS offers a sonar system that beeps with increasing frequency as the rear bumper approaches an object.
  9. Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control. In addition to the required frontal pair, there are side-impact airbags for the front occupants and side curtains that protect all occupants. The steering wheel tilts and telescopes.
  10. So... after paying through the nose for even small repairs... I am happy to report that my old clunker.... my 08 Cadillac now has 120k miles on it... I just replaced the brake pads, a rattle in the back is gone .... etc.... The rear shocks are leaking so they will need to be replaced... but overall it is still driving like a champ... an enjoyable pretty car... .with very little gadgets compared to the newer stuff out there. I just noticed that the front does capture air flow right onto the calipers of the disc brakes.... smart design. Seems like yesterday when it was "State of the Art".... now I feel like it is just a nice older car that rides nice.
  11. So... a quick update.... the High Intensity Bulb (and burnt out connector) went out on the OTHER SIDE of the car. Costing me another pretty penny. Riding in comfort and style will cost you dearly folks.
  12. My low beam headlight bulb went out today in my 2008 Cadillac CTS. I should have known already.... but the replacement cost is going to be $500. Is it just me? or is $500 to replace a headlight EGREGIOUS?!?!?!? Evidently the genius engineers at Cadillac decided the entire front bumper must be removed in order to replace the bulb. Sigh... Here is an example of what I can expect..... Ridiculous. Tesla wouldn't do this to me.... I'm sure of it.
  13. Turns out radio was not sending wakeup signal to the control panel. Mechanic performed reset / wakeup function and the display came back to life. Cost $123.00
  14. Dear Cadillac, You should call me before rolling this mistake out worldwide. Really? That is the BEST slogan you all could come up with? Your brand has SO much potential yet you are squandering your capital. Call me for a free consultation. Hint: The direction I would point you in looks a lot closer to Tesla and less like the past @Uwe Ellinghaus
  15. I did not until today while sitting here in the waiting room. I can see that it tries to appeal to the classier side of life. Some of it is blatant marketing. But I get it. This is how they want to brand themselves.
  16. Why do Cadillac car showrooms lock their cars and activate alarms? I just tried to sit in a new ATS and the alarm went off. Not a salesperson around today. Not even with this alarm going off. Ironically I complain if there are too many salesmen and now I'm shocked there are none. I must be hard to please. Or I am a captive audience.
  17. I took the car by the Carr Cadillac dealership on Friday and they didn't have a mechanic who could look at it until today. Tuesday afternoon. So here I am waiting for an $114 diagnostic to hear the bad news. Meanwhile I am in the showroom looking at the newest Cadillac CTS's and feel like my car is "old" I wonder if cars could be built to feel as "tight" as new after 10 years? Entropy just happens I guess. Or should I believe in evil engineered obsolescence? Nobody enjoys this phase of car ownership Maybe I should call it "service time" era It my be fantasy to think that Tesla's do not age and fall apart like these Cadillacs I guess all in all they are good cars I just want better!
  18. My 2008 Cadillac CTS LCD Radio display went dark this morning. The radio, CD etc.. all still work. I just can't see anything on the LCD to navigate anywhere. This and the previous issues in a premium car with less than 100,000 miles. Sorry Cadillac, but I am no longer a believer.
  19. I could not jump start my car this morning when trying to leave for work. Ends up I had to call my roadside assistance via my auto insurance company. The battery was SO dead that it would not even hold a charge so we towed it to Les Schwab who can change out my battery for $179.00 I looked for the battery under the car hood and it was not there. Only a positive charge access point. I pulled out the back seat cushion looking for the battery and only found wires....spaghetti really. Ends up the battery is on one side of the trunk. The fact that I cannot simply swap out my battery makes me feel "stupid". On the other hand.... I still have the original manufacturers battery in there so I cannot complain. It worked for a long time. I miss the days of simply buying a battery and easily replacing it. Maybe nostalgia is embellishing the other hassles I felt "back in the day". Entire cars "back in the day" lasted for around only 100,000 miles. Sigh Wishing I owned a Tesla
  20. It appears they DID fix the leak. The carpet is not soaked after a hefty rain..... they just did not vacuum out the water in the back area carpet... only the front passenger area. I should also mention that I had to clean up the greasy fingerprints from all around the headliner area where they installed the sunroof. Thanks Carr Cadillac of Vancouver, WA. I would give them a D+ on this repair job. Case closed. Rant filed.
  21. I finally go the car back on Friday. When I went to go pick it up it at 4pm I touched the front passenger side carpet and they had vacuumed it out. All appeared fixed. The next day it rained hard.... I happened to put something in the back seat and touched the carpet in the back and it was SOAKED. So... either they didn't vacuum it out or their repair was unsuccessful. I vacuumed it out last night. It did rain last night.... later today I will go to see if it is soaked. Needless to say, I am not very pleased with Cadillac right now. Again.... my next car will be a Tesla.
  22. Turns out the mechanic broke the sunroof window while trying to fix the car. So Cadillac said they would pay to repair it. (Although it will take them another day) They just called up... (at 4pm) to let me know they just got the new glass for the sunroof. The service advisor asks me if it is "ok". I respond. "it is what it is".... What else can I say? He quickly responds that he will take 10% off of my bill. Sigh.... the Cadillac Engineers could have avoided all of this in the first place with a better design.
  23. I bought it at another dealership back in 2009. So it must be their engineering. Good thoughts though ;-)
  24. I would contact BBB see what they can do and check your contract very closely you may have unknowingly bought a vehicle with flood damage and the dealership is trying to cover their tracks.

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