Cadillac BLS (2006 – 2010) Review

Looking for a Cadillac BLS (2006 - 2010)?
Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now.

Cadillac BLS (2006 – 2010) At A Glance


+Based on the Saab 9-3 so decent handling. Well proven mechanicals. Saab-grade safety.

-The ride is far from forgiving. Auto gearbox doesn't work that well with the V6 turbo, which also has overly light steering.

You can easily get people's attention. But to keep their attention you have to reward them.

You watch a football match for the skills and the goals. You read Jeremy Clarkson for the hilarious metaphors. You sit through the Wild Bean Café coffee commercial over and over again because the girl is gorgeous and the guy's expression at the end cracks you up.

Cars are all about rewards too. You could simply buy a car as a tool, to get X and Y from A to B. But increasingly people don't do that. They want something special they can feel good about and continue to feel good about every time they get into it. Their reward to themselves for all the hard work they have done. A car that sets them apart from other people. Marks them as an individual, not a number. That's why sales of standard family motors like Mondeos and Vectras are on the slide.

But we've even moved on from that. The BMW 3-Series now actually outsells the Mondeo, so while it is rewarding to drive, it hardly marks you out as an individual. These days, car buyers are constantly looking for something new. Something a bit special, that says they're brave enough to have broken away from convention and made an individual choice.

In the £20,000 to £25,000 bracket you could follow the crowd and ‘fit in' with a BMW 3-Series, an Audi A4 or a Mercedes C-Class. You could drive either to the golf club and no one would raise an eyebrow because no one would notice.

Road Test 2006 Cadillac BLS

Looking for a Cadillac BLS (2006 - 2010)?
Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now.

Satisfaction Index

Satisfaction Index What is your car like to live with?

We need your help with our latest Satisfaction Index, so that we can help others make a smarter car buying decision. What's it like to live with your car? Love it? Loath it? We want to know. Let us know about your car - it will only take a few minutes and you could be helping thousands of others.

Help us with the Honest John Satisfaction Index now

Ask Honest John

Power steering too heavy when stationary?
"I have 2001 Cadillac DeVille Limousine. We changed the power steering servo pump, but we still struggle to turn the steering wheel when the car is stopped. It's easier to steer when I push the gas pedal. "
Idle revs are not generating enough pump pressure. Maybe it's the wrong pump. But not good anyway to rely on PAS to turn the wheels whren the car is stationary. wears the system and the tyres.
Answered by Honest John
Bio Diesel for newer cars?
"I bought a Cadillac BLS 1.9 Wagon in January. £15,772 for an all singing all dancing car with Sat Nav bluetooth seemed like good value. I have now covered 20,000 miles with only a loose wire on a fog light and poor sweep of the rear wiper by way of complaint. Economy for a comfy barge like this on an Auto box is pretty good. Typically 42-44mpg, never worse than 40mpg now its run in, and over 48 mpg on long runs, but fuel is so expensive. I know you have reservations about the engine, but what are the chances of running it on biodiesel which is sold locally for 85p a litre? "
I can't tell you, but can.
Answered by Honest John

What does a Cadillac BLS (2006 – 2010) cost?