mkaresh Posted March 3, 2010 Report Share Posted March 3, 2010 I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now updates actual repair frequencies, not just dots, four times a year, to track vehicles closely as they age. So far over 300 CTS and SRX owners have signed up to help provide better reliability information on these models. A good start, but more are needed to fully cover all models and years. So I'm grateful that this forum has provided permission to post about the survey. Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter. To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the CTS and SRX, for free. For the details, and to sign up to help out: Car reliability research Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted March 3, 2010 Author Report Share Posted March 3, 2010 We've updated the results for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2009: 39 2008: 59 2005: 81 2004: 105 2003: 78 All are about average. Small sample sizes for the 2003, 2004, and 2009. We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 59, and the percentage of lemons is ab out 5. Cadillac CTS Lemon-odds and Nada-odds We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. Cadillac CTS reliability comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Bruce Nunnally Posted March 3, 2010 Report Share Posted March 3, 2010 Thanks for posting. TrueDelta is a free online survey service that collects actual reports from Cadillac and other vehicle owners and offers analysis. This is one way for us as a community to understand current reliability better. It takes a moment or two a month to log in and report, and the collective information is interesting. Quote Bruce 2016 Cadillac ATS-V gray/black Follow me on: Twitter Instagram Youtube Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted May 10, 2010 Author Report Share Posted May 10, 2010 Thanks, Bruce. We'll have updated stats in a week or two. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted June 20, 2010 Author Report Share Posted June 20, 2010 We've updated the results for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through March 31, 2010. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2009: 45, small sample size 2008: 61 2006: 111, very small sample size 2005: 85 2004: 106, very small sample size 2003: 115, small sample size The 2006 is worse than average, but the sample size is far too small to be precise. All of the others are about average. We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 58, and the percentage of lemons is less than one. Cadillac CTS Lemon-odds and Nada-odds We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. Cadillac CTS reliability comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted June 20, 2010 Author Report Share Posted June 20, 2010 (edited) Some stats for the SRX: 2007: 133 2004: 158 Both are worse than average. Cadillac SRX reliability comparisons And for the STS: 2005: 92, about average Cadillac STS reliability comparisons Small sample sizes for all of these. As with the CTS, with more participants we could provide more precise results and cover all model years. Edited June 20, 2010 by mkaresh Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted September 1, 2010 Author Report Share Posted September 1, 2010 We've updated the results for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through June 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the more recent months until the summer or even fall of next year. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2009: 56 2008: 51 2006: 148, very small sample size 2005: 105 2004: 76, very small sample size 2003: 126, small sample size The 2003 and 2006 are worse than average, but the sample sizes are far too small to be precise. All of the others are about average. We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 71, and the percentage of lemons is less than one. Cadillac CTS Lemon-odds and Nada-odds We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we better fully cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help: Cadillac CTS reliability comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted November 19, 2010 Author Report Share Posted November 19, 2010 Starting this month we have a new question to measure, as objectively as possible, the severity of a problem. Many people have been asking for reliability stats that weight problems by how severe they are, and once we have enough responses with the revised survey we'll start providing this. Also this month: updated reliability stats. As always, the more owners participate, the better the information we can provide to everyone. Car reliability research Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

anjy834u Posted December 10, 2010 Report Share Posted December 10, 2010 We've updated the results for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2009: 39 2008: 59 2005: 81 2004: 105 2003: 78 All are about average. Small sample sizes for the 2003, 2004, and 2009. We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 59, and the percentage of lemons is ab out 5. Cadillac CTS Lemon-odds and Nada-odds We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. Cadillac CTS reliability comparisons what all models are u specifically talking about ? what kinda survey do u actually do ? The computer of the cadillac does give recurring problem Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted January 29, 2011 Author Report Share Posted January 29, 2011 We've updated the results for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through September 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of next year. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2009: 60 2008: 65 2006: 120, very small sample size 2005: 92 2004: 82 2003: 110 The 2006 is worse than average, but the sample size is far too small to be precise. All of the others are about average. Decent sample sizes only for the 2005 and 2008, though the 2009 fell only a single response short of the minimum for a full result. Some other years were just a few responses short. We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 55, and the percentage of lemons is about 3. Cadillac CTS Lemon-odds and Nada-odds We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we better fully cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted April 9, 2011 Author Report Share Posted April 9, 2011 We've updated the results for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through December 31, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since last April until the summer or even fall of this year. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2009: 58 2008: 74 2006: 109, very small sample size 2005: 83 2004: 57, small sample size 2003: 97 The 2004 is better than average and the 2006 is worse than average. All of the others, including all years with a good sample size, are about average. We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 53, and the percentage of lemons is about 6. Cadillac CTS Lemon-odds and Nada-odds We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we better fully cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted July 15, 2011 Author Report Share Posted July 15, 2011 We've updated our car reliability stats for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through March 31, 2011. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2009: 92, worse than average 2008: 72, about average 2006: 58, about average, small sample size 2005: 80, about average, small sample size 2004: 55, better than average, small sample size 2003: 68, better than average, small sampl size We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 50, and the percentage of lemons is about 4. Cadillac CTS Lemon-odds and Nada-odds We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted October 13, 2011 Author Report Share Posted October 13, 2011 We've updated our reliability stats for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through June 30, 2011. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2010: no repairs reported yet, 16 cars 2009: 92, worse than average 2008: 74, about average 2006: 45, better than average, very small sample size 2005: 75, about average, small sample size 2004: 47, better than average, small sample size 2003: 88, about average, small sampl size We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 60, and the percentage of lemons is about 7. Cadillac CTS Lemon-odds and Nada-odds We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted February 21, 2012 Author Report Share Posted February 21, 2012 We've updated our reliability stats for the Cadillac CTS (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through September 30, 2011. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2010: 25, better than average, 18 cars 2009: 117, worse than average 2008: 68, about average 2006: 48, better than average, very small sample size 2005: 44, better than average, small sample size 2004: 35, better than average, small sample size 2003: 95, about average, small sample size We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 61, and the percentage of lemons is about 7. Cadillac CTS Lemon-odds and Nada-odds We'll have further updates later this month and in May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted January 8, 2013 Author Report Share Posted January 8, 2013 We've updated our reliability stats for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through September 30, 2012. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2011: 39, about average, small sample size 2010: 28, better than average, small sample size 2009: 83, worse than average 2008: 63, about average 2006: 42, better than average, very small sample size 2005: 26, better than average, small sample size 2004: 32, better than average, small sample size 2003: 79, about average, very small sample size We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 59, and the percentage of lemons is less than one. We'll have further updates in February and May. We'd love to provide more precise stats and cover more model years--just a matter of getting more owners involved! To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted May 15, 2013 Author Report Share Posted May 15, 2013 We've updated our reliability stats for the Cadillac CTS to include owner experiences through December 31, 2012. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2012: no repairs reported, 16 cars 2011: 36, moderate 2010: 23, low, small sample size 2009: 77, high, common problem with sunroof creaks and leaks 2008: 47, moderate 2006: 48, low, very small sample size 2005: 41, low, small sample size 2004: 37, low, small sample size 2003: 52, low, very small sample size We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop. In the case of the 2008 CTS, the percentage with no repairs is about 66, and the percentage of lemons is about four. We'll have further updates later this month and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted August 5, 2013 Author Report Share Posted August 5, 2013 We've updated our reliability stats for the CTS to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2012 CTS: 0, low, small sample size 2011 CTS: 44, moderate 2010 CTS: 31, low, small sample size 2009 CTS: 52, moderate 2008 CTS: 44, moderate 2006 CTS: 39, low, small sample size 2005 CTS: 33, low, small sample size 2004 CTS: 35, low, small sample size 2003 CTS: 57, low, very small sample size We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop: 2008 CTS: 69, 4 We'll have further updates in August and in November. For the details, including the descriptions of reported repairs, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted November 8, 2013 Author Report Share Posted November 8, 2013 We've updated our reliability stats for the CTS to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2012 CTS: 0, low, small sample size 2011 CTS: 57, moderate 2010 CTS: 42, moderate 2009 CTS: 53, moderate 2008 CTS: 59, moderate 2006 CTS: 49, low, small sample size 2005 CTS: 35, low, very small sample size 2004 CTS: 65, moderate, very small sample size 2003 CTS: 44, low, very small sample size We'll have further updates later this month and in February. To view competitors' scores and descriptions of reported repairs, and to sign up to help: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted February 15, 2014 Author Report Share Posted February 15, 2014 We've updated our reliability stats for the CTS to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2012 CTS: 18, low, small sample size 2011 CTS: 58, moderate 2010 CTS: 60, moderate 2009 CTS: 47, moderate 2008 CTS: 65, moderate 2006 CTS: 55, moderate, small sample size 2005 CTS: 52, low, small sample size 2004 CTS: 99, moderate, very small sample size 2003 CTS: 56, low, very small sample size We'll have further updates later this month and in May. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted May 5, 2014 Author Report Share Posted May 5, 2014 We've updated our reliability stats for the CTS to include owner experiences through December 31, 2013. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2012 CTS: 22, low, small sample size 2011 CTS: 49, moderate 2010 CTS: 71, high 2009 CTS: 58, moderate 2008 CTS: 65, moderate 2006 CTS: 61, moderate, small sample size 2005 CTS: 44, low, small sample size 2004 CTS: 84, moderate, very small sample size 2003 CTS: 44, low, very small sample size We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be. To see the repairs behind these stats, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted August 13, 2014 Author Report Share Posted August 13, 2014 Our reliability stats for the CTS now include owner experiences through March 31, 2014, making them nearly a year ahead of other sources. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2012 CTS: 32, low, small sample size 2011 CTS: 42, moderate, small sample size 2010 CTS: 80, high 2009 CTS: 71, moderate, small sample size 2008 CTS: 79, moderate 2006 CTS: 86, moderate, very small sample size 2005 CTS: 48, low, small sample size 2004 CTS: 81, moderate, very small sample size 2003 CTS: 52, low, very small sample size Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. Next update in August. For a deeper dive, including the stats for other cars and repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted November 11, 2014 Author Report Share Posted November 11, 2014 We've updated our reliability stats for the CTS to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2012 CTS: 36, moderate, small sample size 2011 CTS: 34, low, small sample size 2010 CTS: 65, moderate, small sample size 2009 CTS: 66, moderate, small sample size 2008 CTS: 77, moderate 2006 CTS: 97, high, very small sample size 2005 CTS: 58, low, small sample size 2004 CTS: 54, low, very small sample size 2003 CTS: 27, low, very small sample size Next updates later this month and in February. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be. For repair descriptions, the stats of other cars, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted January 28, 2015 Author Report Share Posted January 28, 2015 We've updated our reliability stats for the CTS to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year: 2012 CTS: 47, moderate, small sample size 2011 CTS: 38, moderate, small sample size 2010 CTS: 62, moderate, small sample size 2009 CTS: 75, moderate, small sample size 2008 CTS: 81, moderate 2006 CTS: 65, moderate, very small sample size 2005 CTS: 42, low, small sample size 2004 CTS: 33, low, very small sample size 2003 CTS: 27, low, very small sample size To view the repairs behind these numbers, check the stats for other cars, and sign up to help improve this information (next update in February): Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

mkaresh Posted April 25, 2016 Author Report Share Posted April 25, 2016 We've updated our reliability stats for the CTS to include owner experiences through the end of 2015, about eight months ahead of other sources. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year--lower is better: 2014 CTS: 63, high, small sample size 2012 CTS: 22, low, small sample size 2011 CTS: 44, moderate, very small sample size 2010 CTS: 36, low, very small sample size 2009 CTS: 86, high, small sample size 2008 CTS: 67, moderate, small sample size 2007 CTS: 55, low, very small sample size 2005 CTS: 129, high, small sample size 2004 CTS: 104, moderate, very small sample size We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be. For the repairs behind these stats, reliability information on other models, and to sign up to help improve this information: Cadillac CTS reliability ratings and comparisons Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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