Those that like the new look of Cadillacís with the sleek and well defined lines also enjoy the luxury ride that the Cadillac has always been known for; the 2004 Cadillac
line-up was no different. Cadillac introduced the 2004 Cadillac SRX, the equivalent of Lincolnís luxury sports utility vehicle, the Navigator, many years after the competitors.
Luckily the introduction of the Cadillac Escalade helped tow Cadillac through the years until the SRX was ready for the road. Although, the Escalade served its purpose well, even becoming more of a profit beast for
Cadillac than originally thought, the Escalade lacks in overall luxury ride and performance. So, now enters the realm of the Cadillac SRX, a vehicle
that looks and performs like a sports utility vehicle, however drives and handles like a car.
The 2004 SRX is available in standard V-6 and also in a 4.6 liter Northstar V8. Both the V-6 and V-8 offer towing capacities of 3500 pounds.
Prices for the SRX range from $40,000 to $50,000 depending upon options.
The 2004 Cadillac CTS (pictured on the left) and CTS-V models offer luxury to buyers in the sports sedan class. This CTS boasts a V-6 engine and is
comparable in handling and performance to itís rival the BMW 3 series, whereas the CTS-V has a V-8 engine, in fact a Corvette engine, and compares in class to the BMW M-5.
Both of these Cadillacís are great rides and rate as well as their competitors, however, when measuring overall comfort and luxury ride, the
Cadillac CTS (pictured above) and CTS-V series is second to none in its class. Prices vary according to the size of the engine and the options that are available, however,
most will run a buyer between $26,000 and $50,000.
The 2004 luxury sedan, the Cadillac Seville, offers the driver the best in its class. The Cadillac Seville boasts a front-wheel-drive, a standard 4 speed transmission, as well as the classic softer look of Cadillacís, but unfortunately, the Cadillac Seville was replaced in 2005 by the much edgier
2005 STS series. Base line prices for the 2004 Cadillac Seville start at around $50,000.
The pictures below were sent in by Eric Lang who owns the 2004 CTS Sport version. He likes to modify his cars, below is part of the email Eric sent to me.
"I was looking for information on brakes WRT bleeding and came across your web site. I have a 2004 Cadillac CTS that is the Sport version or the
RPO codes would be Lux & Performance Appearance PKG. It has the HID lights, real dual exhaust, high performance braking system & liners, larger alloy
wheels and the NAVOMAT self leveling rear shocks. As a tinkerer, I take pride in tweeking any car that I own. I have changed out the stock shocks
with the CTS-V FG2 performance shock & strut kit along with changing the original FE3 rear coils to the CTS-V FE4's. The sway bars front and rear
have been removed and replaced with Eibach sway bars and Eurothane bushings. The stock sway links were tossed and replaced with Powergrid Inc adjustable
links. The rear has been neutralized and the front slightly pre-loaded. The trailing arms and tie rods that had the rubber mounts were also replaced
with BMR Fabrication arms and tie rods with the spherical bearings. The stock rotors and pads have been upgraded with Disc Italia drilled /slotted &
Hyperceramic liners along with the rubber brake lines to Stainless Braid. Under the hood there is a BMR strut bar, K & N cold air charger. The
resonator has been replaced with an X through pipe and the computer flashed. D3 spark plugs round out the small upgrades and the car has about 300 HP.
The interior has autovasions pedals & foot plate, Cadillac Premium floor mats and seat belts. The out side has B56 RPO rockers and the grill has been
replaced with E & G V series wire mesh. The fog lights have been replaced with HID driving lights. The original yellow lenses will be replaced with
clear (like the STS) in late June. The car is fun to drive and it does turn heads. On top of that, I can get on the HWY at 70 MPH and get almost 30 MPG.
These pictures span about 18 months while I did small stuff here and there."