Dropped my 2005 Cadillac CTS over to Crest Cadillac in Plano for a few minor items — replace the bulb for the front blinker, oil change, chase a squeak down. I grabbed a coupon off their website before I arrived. I know, I know — change a bulb? But keep in mind the front lights are buried behind layers of trim secured with bayonet clips, so I’d rather just let the Dealer handle it.
The drop-off was quick and easy, and I was off in a rental / loaner 2011 Cadillac DTS 1SD in 20-30 minutes from when I arrived.
The DTS is a handsome car, probably on its last year of production in this 2011 model. Front wheel drive, with a transverse Northstar V8 engine and loaded with options, it is an all-weather luxury sedan.
Ran by Sam’s Club for my normal weekend commodities. After I got everything into the trunk it was clear that I needed more groceries.
Love the sunroof in the DTS. It has a manual pull-cover, which is fine. The roof can either open fully, or the rear of the roof will tilt up for just the right amount of fresh-air access. I like the fully-open sun in my hair fresh air approach today, but I like to have options.
The Loaner appears to have nav but no nav disk; odd. It has XM radio of course but the subscription is not turned on darn it. Overall it is a very interesting Cadillac to have for the day or weekend or however it works out, and I totally get the continued allure of this model for DTS fans.
The 1SD as this example is the DTS Premium Collection, which is a fully loaded example. Only the 1SE Platinum Edition would have more features. Those are 17×7″ Chrometech Aluminum wheels.
I am looking forward to enjoying the DTS for the rest of my weekend errands.