Cars Then & Now

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2003 Cadillac CTS
Original Base Price: $30,695
When the CTS went on sale in late 2002 it introduced an all-new design language for Cadillac. It had sharp angles and an all-new grille, as well as vertically-oriented headlights and taillights. Cadillac billed the CTS as a world-class sedan and tested the new 4-door at the famed Nürburgring circuit. CTS was available with a Getrag 5-speed manual transmission as well as a new 220-horsepower V6 engine. The car became the catalyst that spawned the revival of GM’s luxury brand. Over the last 14 years, Cadillac has offered a coupe and a wagon to complement the sedan. The CTS-V was added for 2004 powered by a 400-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine with a 6-speed manual transmission.

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