The 1st generation of the CTS has a cumulative PainRank™ of 11.21. That can be compared against other Cadillac generations. Shopping for a Cadillac? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.
Owners of the 2003–2007 CTS model years have sent in 131 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (30%) followed by the exterior (14%) and the brakes (13%).