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08 Transmission option questions

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Old 04-30-2008, 01:09 PM
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Hello this is my first post, I've never considered a Cadillac before until GM rolled out the 08 CTS. Looks like quite a vehicle. I've always driven import sedans but I do havea 5 gen Corvette. I'm a little confused on the options with the CTS-

I want the manual 6 speed transmission. I know the '09 CTS-V will have that option but I just can't afford that car as much as I'd like one. For the "regular" CTS', it seems that the 6 speed manual is only available with the non DI version car. Is this correct? I hope not. Regardless I haven't seen many manual CTS's period.

So, can you get a CTS with DI with the manual 6 speed?
 
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:03 AM
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ORIGINAL: cbrc5eric

Hello this is my first post, I've never considered a Cadillac before until GM rolled out the 08 CTS. Looks like quite a vehicle. I've always driven import sedans but I do havea 5 gen Corvette. I'm a little confused on the options with the CTS-

I want the manual 6 speed transmission. I know the '09 CTS-V will have that option but I just can't afford that car as much as I'd like one. For the "regular" CTS', it seems that the 6 speed manual is only available with the non DI version car. Is this correct? I hope not. Regardless I haven't seen many manual CTS's period.

So, can you get a CTS with DI with the manual 6 speed?
seems that you really need to hook up with the CTS-V



 
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:34 PM
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Believe me I'd love a CTS V. I'll definately get one if/when I win Megamillions this Friday

Otherwise, I was confused because it says you can get the DI with6 speed as shown here:
http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/...ion=Powertrain

But then when I go to the "Packages" tab or "build your cadillac" screen the manual isn't even an option for the DI model.

I'm having a hard time finding a manual 08+ CTS period, new or used.

I know you cannot get it with AWD and 6 speed though.. although that would make for an interesting project.....
 
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:43 PM
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OK I went straight to the source and wrote to GM via the Cadillac website. I actually got a response within an HOUR!

Here's what they had to say:

"Thank you for contacting Cadillac and your interest in the 2008 CTS!
We appreciate the time you have taken to write us.

There are three transmission options for the 2008 CTS and all three are
available in both the base engine and the Direct Injected engine.

The Aisin 6-speed manual and Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission
are the options for rear-wheel drive 2008 CTSs while there is a
Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission specific to all-wheel drive (AWD)
CTSs. There is no manual transmission available for the CTS AWD.

We are nearing the end production for the 2008 CTS and, depending on
your plans, you may consider ordering a 2009 CTS. The 2009 CTS is
scheduled to begin production on June 9, 2008. Typically, vehicles begin to
arrive at dealers 6-8 weeks after production begins. Your local
Cadillac dealer would be able to assist you in ordering your CTS once
production begins. If you are not familiar with the dealers in your area, an
easy way to find one is by using the Locate Dealer web tool at
http://www.cadillac.com.

Below, we have taken the liberty of listing the scheduled changes
planned for the 2009 CTS. We hope this information proves helpful.

Deletions

Exterior color (25U) Blue Chip
Exterior color (53U) Radiant Bronze
Exterior color (67U) Light Platinum
Exterior color (78U) Sunset Blue

New Features

Exterior color (17U) Radiant Silver
Exterior color (58U) Black Ice. Available at extra charge.
Exterior color (96U) Blue Diamond Tricoat. Available at extra charge.
OnStar with Bluetooth capability

At Cadillac, we strive to provide exceptional customer service. If we
can be of any further assistance please email us or call
1-800-333-4223, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time, seven days a week.
Thank you for contacting Cadillac!

Sincerely,

The Cadillac Marketing Team
http://www.cadillac.com

"
 
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:43 PM
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Default RE: 08 Transmission option questions

ORIGINAL: cbrc5eric

OK I went straight to the source and wrote to GM via the Cadillac website. I actually got a response within an HOUR!

Here's what they had to say:

"Thank you for contacting Cadillac and your interest in the 2008 CTS!
We appreciate the time you have taken to write us.

There are three transmission options for the 2008 CTS and all three are
available in both the base engine and the Direct Injected engine.

The Aisin 6-speed manual and Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission
are the options for rear-wheel drive 2008 CTSs while there is a
Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission specific to all-wheel drive (AWD)
CTSs. There is no manual transmission available for the CTS AWD.

We are nearing the end production for the 2008 CTS and, depending on
your plans, you may consider ordering a 2009 CTS. The 2009 CTS is
scheduled to begin production on June 9, 2008. Typically, vehicles begin to
arrive at dealers 6-8 weeks after production begins. Your local
Cadillac dealer would be able to assist you in ordering your CTS once
production begins. If you are not familiar with the dealers in your area, an
easy way to find one is by using the Locate Dealer web tool at
http://www.cadillac.com.

Below, we have taken the liberty of listing the scheduled changes
planned for the 2009 CTS. We hope this information proves helpful.

Deletions

Exterior color (25U) Blue Chip
Exterior color (53U) Radiant Bronze
Exterior color (67U) Light Platinum
Exterior color (78U) Sunset Blue

New Features

Exterior color (17U) Radiant Silver
Exterior color (58U) Black Ice. Available at extra charge.
Exterior color (96U) Blue Diamond Tricoat. Available at extra charge.
OnStar with Bluetooth capability

At Cadillac, we strive to provide exceptional customer service. If we
can be of any further assistance please email us or call
1-800-333-4223, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time, seven days a week.
Thank you for contacting Cadillac!

Sincerely,

The Cadillac Marketing Team
http://www.cadillac.com

"

I'm impressed .. thanks for the info.

I got a feeling that very few manual CTS came out in '08 and those were probably mainly designed to satisfy the crossovers from the Vette community.




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I thought the same but found a 2009 CTS, 3.6DI, 6SPD. It is the premium addition.
 
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