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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    Did you two audition for parts in Sherlock Holmes.... nice work Watson.... I spoke to Milton Keynes y'day and warranty is fine other than potential sticking points if the car has been sat around for ages.... paint, discs, alloys etc, so I will spend an hour in the dry having a look before I buy. He also mentioned that there are few problems so worries rested.

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    When I had mine serviced last year the garage informed me the car need a software update, so make sure all stuff like that has been done !

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    S70RMP,
    I think mine needs an update. Not even up to 2k on the dial so my service isn't not due yet. I am sure mine has been sitting around for ages before I bought it though. Not quite sure how long. Anyone else got wooden wheels and Bakelite trim on theirs?. I think mine may be the " Flintstone edition". Lol.

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    Many thanks for the comments you made. I will now also avoid them.

    Does anybody know if Stratstones in Park Lane do servicing? they are a Cadillac dealer.

    Regards and thanks again

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    I was under the impression they were just a show room

    spent a few minutes licking the windows there last summer
    when we went to see Bruce Springsteen in Hyde Park, our hotel was at the top of Marble Arch and we had just had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe and walked back up passed it and it was luvly !

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    Hi Guys,

    I'm sure Stratstone must do servicing. They sell used cars as well as new ones. They must service them prior to selling them?
    I'm stuck near to Norwich. All Cadillac dealers are miles away! Guess I'm going to have to use my local Saab dealers.
    I had to go to the U.S. Embassy last year and I too drooled at Stratstones window. They only had one new caddy in there though. A CTS. It seemed to me as if it had a bit of a back seat position. All other cars were ' aliens'. I can't remember the exact price,but I remember thinking it was BLOODY cheap!!
    I do not understand GM not putting the BLS into the States. I think it would sell well! From what I saw while there last year,they are certainly more fuel conscious. I'm sure they'd rather trundle round in a diesel Cadillac as opposed to a diesel Japmobile as far too many of them do!!!!!!! I think the BLS is a very big missed opportunity. Also, think of all the bolt on bling they would produce for it!
    I don't know about you lot but I'm finding it hard to find anything sparkly for mine. I have treated my tail lights to some Cadillac wreaths!! I'll post up a couple of pictures soon.

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    Hello all. I picked up my parchment silver 1.9 TiD (150) auto estate last week. I am very happy with the car, even before factoring the bargain price.

    My only concern is a noticeable smell of diesel or diesel fumes coming into the cabin when stationary for over a minute in traffic, or when I let it idle on the driveway when I get home. The smell disappears as as soon as I drive off again.

    Is this normal, does anyone else with the 150 diesel engine get the same thing? So far I have done about 650 miles and with mostly motorway commutes I am getting 38mpg if that is relevant. I have never had a diesel or an automatic before so am not really sure if this is something that will just burn off after a few more miles.

    Thanks for any replies.

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    @ajp558,
    Glad you like your wagon.
    Funny you should say that! Mine smells of something when I pull up at lights or sit idling for a minute or so. I think the smell is not diesel fumes but more of a hot oil smell. the sort of thing you get from oil leaking onto an exhaust pipe or something. I just assumed maybe someone had spilled some while inspecting and checking levels etc?
    I'm going round my engine bay with a torch at the weekend to see if I can see anything.
    I'll keep you posted.
    Enjoy!

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    mines diesel and auto but my partners never complained of the smell or anything ( I have lost my sense of smell due to a car accident!)

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    Thanks for the replies CaddyKev and S70RMP.

    I am going to get the car warmed and idling and also get a torch for a proper look underneath and in the engine bay. I'll post if I see anything. In the meantime I read lots of horror stories about the Fiat/Vauxhall 1.9 TiD engine EGR valves, heat exchanger, vacuum pipes, etc, but those are after many miles and involve a loss of engine power. Sometimes the internet just makes us paranoid, so it is helpful to find this forum with other new owners of the BLS. I did find one post where someone with a new Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD complained about the smell but couldn't find any problems. It disappeared after 1-1500 miles for them, so I am hoping it is just that.

    The car is amazing in heavy commuter traffic heading into work in the mornings. it is such a smooth, relaxing drive compared to my manual petrol cars. Even the heated seats, which was always something I thought was completely unnecessary, have been really useful. The only thing I miss from my old car is the sunglasses holder in the roof. I can live with that loss for the extras that the Cadillac has.

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    OOOOOOOOOHHHH!!!!
    Those heated seats!

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    I used my heated seats last night on the way tot he chippy and put the passanger seat on to keep the chips warm

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    Collected mine two weeks ago, 1.9d 180 BHP., not been able to take the smile of my face since.

    Having given up a skoda okatavia (6 years old) and a toyota avensis of my wife, I cannot complain of the noise, is very quiet, comfortable and great response from engine. The extras are fantastic too, rain sensors, heated seat, dual area climate control, for 13999 too. I have been thinking of a saab for a few years, but all around 13K for 2 yrs old with 15K miles on the clock, got my saab much cheaper (and in my opinion) it looks much better.

    only compalint about motorpoint, handbook still not here two weeks later and they are talking about another 2 weeks. However found the saab one on line which seems to cover most operations of the car.

    Does anybody have a a copy of infotainment manual, lots of things I am unable to work out, how to get a phone number in the phone list, how to line the phone address on the sat nav to the phone (if it is possible), wht is possible through.

    See they have more back in stock this week.

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    I had same problem with manual from Pentagon.

    Presumably you have married your 'phone to the car. If not not go into settings then phone and follow instructions, use code 0000.

    The best way to use the phone is to create voice tags. Press the voice control button, that is the one with the green telephone symbol, then wait for a chime, then say telephone, then save, the on board woman (very sexy english voice), will ask for number, you then say this, then she will ask for voice tag, say this and she will ask for confirmation. it takes a little practice and swearing, but is worth it. To make a call, press the voice control button, say, telephone, sexy woman will say name or number, you say name, your voice tag will be played back, she will ask call number now? you say yes, she will say number being dialled.

    You also use this system for voice tag sat nav. Press VCT button, say navigate to destination, state voice tag and your route is calculated.

    The VCT also controls by voice the stereo. You can, say Radio AM, FM, CD (and Track number) or AUX for Ipod output.

    You can also control the dash Sat Nav display by voice control, day, night or auto.

    Hope this helps, it does take practice and time to set up, but is well worth it.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Has anybody cllected their ex-motorpoint bls yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by iaincr View Post

    Does anybody have a a copy of infotainment manual, lots of things I am unable to work out, how to get a phone number in the phone list, how to line the phone address on the sat nav to the phone (if it is possible), wht is possible through.
    Iancr, the Cadillac Infotainment Manual is the same as a Saab 9-3 one which I found online before I collected my new BLS. I can email you a pdf copy later this afternoon, or I'll find the download link again and post it here?

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