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    My New Car!

    Well, sort of. New in terms of "new", but not new to me.

    Let me explain: there was nothing, absolutely nothing on the market that really called my name. Drove a ton of cars from a ton of different brands, but nothing really made me say "I have to have this". So I ended up getting another CTS. This one has the 3.6 with the Cashmere interior.











    Picked it up in late November, and have only blown one tire. Progress!

    3.6 is nice in this car. Unrefined, but nice. Much better drivetrain than the 2.0T. Too bad it sounds like a diesel at idle with all the clicking and clacking. Start-stop isn't smooth, either. Almost seems like the transmission doesn't have enough fluid/air is in the system when the engine kicks back on and the first shift happens. Very herky/jerky. Otherwise, I like it, and I'm used to the car. I like this interior much, much better than my old one.

    Got an absolutely amazing deal on it, too. I'm happy.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: My New Car!

    CONGRATS!!

    I'm considering the same 3.6 CTS RWD to replace my aging Pontiac G8 GT, if I can convince the wife. We ADORE the G8 but it's starting to nickel and dime us at the 11 year, 105K mark. The CTS is the closest RWD GM sedan I can accept for a daily driver and dedicated winter ride(our G8 winter rims/snows will fit). 2019 ex-rentals are offered for 1/2 of MSRP and still under warranty!!

    Does the back of the rear seat fold down fully for trunk access?
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    Nice ride!!!

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    CONGRATS!!

    I'm considering the same 3.6 CTS RWD to replace my aging Pontiac G8 GT, if I can convince the wife. We ADORE the G8 but it's starting to nickel and dime us at the 11 year, 105K mark. The CTS is the closest RWD GM sedan I can accept for a daily driver and dedicated winter ride(our G8 winter rims/snows will fit). 2019 ex-rentals are offered for 1/2 of MSRP and still under warranty!!

    Does the back of the rear seat fold down fully for trunk access?
    Go for it. It's a great car. I leased both of mine, but considering I spent a little over 3 years with the first one and will have this one for another 3, I'll have been driving a CTS for 6 years when it's all set and done. Should have just bought one. Lol.

    As far as the seat goes, I think it does. I don't usually mess with the back seats, but IIRC they do fold down in the standard 2-1 style where the middle and one seat are one piece, and the other seat is the second piece.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    As far as the seat goes, I think it does. I don't usually mess with the back seats, but IIRC they do fold down in the standard 2-1 style where the middle and one seat are one piece, and the other seat is the second piece.
    My wife needs to be able to slide a paddleboard through the seat opening, otherwise I lose out on the CTS as an option.
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    Nice! Good luck with it.

    I've not driven the 3.6 CTS with the start stop, but the star/stop did seem pretty smooth in the 3.6 XT5's I've driven and smooth in the 2.0T ATS's.... Wonder if your car has an issue?

    I assume this is a '19?

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    Nice! Good luck with it.

    I've not driven the 3.6 CTS with the start stop, but the star/stop did seem pretty smooth in the 3.6 XT5's I've driven and smooth in the 2.0T ATS's.... Wonder if your car has an issue?

    I assume this is a '19?
    Yeah, the engine keeps stopping............... but knowing the way Envoy drives, if it's not almost red-lined by the time he's sliding his foot off the brake, it unsatisfactory.

    Yes 2019.

    Got an absolutely amazing deal on it, too.
    I'm wondering what an amazing deal is these days?
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    Congratulations! If I was in the market for a sedan, I would have done exactly what you did. Love the color combo, too!
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    Congratulations. It's really a nice looking car.

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    Nice. When my CTS lease is up next year I might consider the same thing. I'll be retired so I might just want to purchase a car and a used loaded up CTS or ATS fits the bill. I don't need a large car being single but I might try to find a nice CT6 also.

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    God that’s a dated car inside and out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post

    3.6 is nice in this car. Unrefined, but nice. Much better drivetrain than the 2.0T. Too bad it sounds like a diesel at idle with all the clicking and clacking. Start-stop isn't smooth, either. Almost seems like the transmission doesn't have enough fluid/air is in the system when the engine kicks back on and the first shift happens. Very herky/jerky. Otherwise, I like it, and I'm used to the car. I like this interior much, much better than my old one.

    Got an absolutely amazing deal on it, too. I'm happy.
    First of all.. nice looking car. Second.. to the bolded.. WHY? With all those complaints I would be trying to give the car back.. The 3.6L was a trouble free powerful and smooth engine in my vehicles that had earlier models.. Is there something wrong with your car. Also.. Doesn't the Start Stop have a disable button. Lastly did they change the interior versus your old.. or is it just the color scheme. Sorry for the questions.. Just I care about your well being.. and I'm CONNNNNfused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samesun View Post
    God that’s a dated car inside and out
    While I disagree, it is out of production and has been for quite awhile. CT5 replacement has just arrived at dealers.
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    Congratulations Envoy, that is still the one, this many years later...

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