Survey 7 Results

Closed on November 11, 2006

265 Respondents

Model Year Breakdown

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2004 Cars36 %
2005 Cars45 %
2006 Cars14 %

Exterior Color Breakdown

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Black:42 %
Silver:37 %
StealthGray:08 %
Redline:11 %
Total Responded 265

Total miles by all V respondants: 4607875 (wow!)
Average miles per CTS-v (of the 263 respondents): 17520.437

Are you the first owner of this car?

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Lease or Purchase

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Payments remaining on the V

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Level of modificationNumberPercentage
Aside from CAGS, etc no mods:11545 %
Some mods (exhaust, intake, etc):11545 %
Heavly Modified (SC, driveleine, etc):2108 %
Total Responded 251

Number of People With an Aftermarket Shifter

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32 percent have a Aftermarket Shifter

Number of People who have installed the TSB bushings

33 percent of people have the TSB bushings or other similar bushings installed

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Number of People FG2 or other suspension

13 percent of owners have a FG2 Suspension

02 percent of of owners have a aftermarket shock package other than the FG2 Suspension

Replacement Tires

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  • Nitto 555
  • Yokohama
  • General UHP
  • Yokohama AVS ES1000
  • Yokohama Advanta S4

    Number of Service Visits

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    Have you ever been denied a warranty claim due to aftermarket modifications to your vehicle?

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    How many times have you had your Rear Differential replaced?

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    Combined that means a total of 24 Percent have had their differential replaced 1 or more times

    Have you had your motor mounts replaced?

    03 percent of owners have had their motor mounts replaced

    Do you have transmission shifting issues?

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    36 % of people claim to have Transmissions shifting issues

    Speeding Ticket

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    19 percent of people have 1 or more speeding tickets.

    Do you plan to purchase an Extended Warranty

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    Overall Satisfaction (with 10 being best)

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    The average Overall satisfaction level is: 8.26

    Satisfaction with your dealer

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    The average Dealer satisfaction level is: 7.04

    Satisfaction with your Service Experience

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    The average Service satisfaction level is: 6.87

    Would You buy the V again?

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    About 81 Percent of people would rebuy the CTS-V

    How long do you plan to keep your CTS-V?

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    About 47 Percent of people are going to keep the V 5 years or longer

    Will you buy another Cadillac?

    32 percent of people WILL buy another cadillac

    60 percent of people MAY buy another cadillac



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    Age Range

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    Average Age (weighted) is 42.6

    Annual Income

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    67 percent of people make above 120 k/ year


  • With every mod, my driving pleasure increases!
  • I'm the 2nd owner with 21K miles. ONLY problem has been the sail panels. Everything else is facory original. Love this car!
  • Some diff whine, started at about l800 miles. Had issues with 6-disc in dash CD changer r&r. Diff leaking at about 4300 miles. Why the hell doesn't the CTS-V come with a locking fuel door when base CTS models come with it? Overall, I love this car.
  • I love this car - 3 years old and still an enjoyable experience when driving it.
  • Best car I've owned!
  • I would love to mod the car but I don't think it would handle it well. Many things about the car that I think is cheap compared to other american cars for the money. Sold my 2003 cobra for what I think is a lesser car with more issues
  • Still the only American-made super car with a back seat!
  • Best car I have ever owned. When this one wears out, I will buy another one.
  • hope GM addresses poor shift-clutch mechanism
  • Whine in rear is present, I have spoken to dealer and been told this is normal. I plan to go back and demand differential be checked. I will pursue with GM if not satisfied.
  • Love the power and handling. Disappointed by the interior. Seems that each day, I find something new that's squeeking or rubbing. My gf's Accord has less squeeks and jitters...
  • Fantastic Car. I own 7 vehicles at present and have owned over 250 cars in my lifetime. This is simply the very best ever!
  • Driveshaft play/shifting clunking which Cadillac refuses to correct unless I can resove it through arbatration.When it fails Iguess they will have to under warranty

    Thanks to all who filled out the survey. If you want more information which I did not post, feel free to e-mail me at