: Post Your New 2012 SRX Pics and Reviews Here!



Marc NY
08-10-11, 10:05 PM
Today I went to see my new 2012 Black Ice SRX. It was raining cats and dogs the time I arrived at the dealership. However, I was able to grab 3 quick photos. I am hoping to pick up my new ride either tomorrow or Saturday.

First Early Imprssions.


New 3.6 badge on rear of tailgate. (one can easily spot the 2012 SRX from behind)
New Door locks located just in front of inside door handles very nice touch. (photo coming soon)
New Machine finish 20" rims. (looks really great in person especially with the Black Ice)
New Graphite/ Black full interior color (to be honest I like either tutone or solid door panels)

I wasn't able to test drive her because the SRX was in the shop right after the rain stopped and was getting her final prep. The prep guy told me he really liked the 3.6 engine and the new look of the 20" standard rims too.

I will be anxious in witnessing the difference in the new added sound deadeners and the new sound note (tone) of the new exhaust. Also I am curious to see if I can hear the difference in the new "insulated" glass in the front and side windows (supposedly very similar to my old Buick Enclave). I believe GM has put a lot of research and effort into "tweeking" and enhancing the SRX to try and make it a more refined and enhanced vehicle for the new SRX owners. :thumbsup:

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NOTE: All new 2012 SRX owners please post your new photos and your reviews here too.

More to come when I pick her up and am able to test drive her.

Too be continued. :)

duke11
08-10-11, 11:01 PM
Marc, great looking caddy! I am waiting for my new 2012 SRX Crystal Red Premium. I will send pics as soon the vehicle comes in. I did go with the 20" chrome tech rims, but the new machine finish rims look sweet!

Kuya
08-10-11, 11:02 PM
If you were here, I would put you in a headlock and give you a Noogieeeee . . .cause I am JEALOUS !!

I Love my 2010 Prem AWD, but gosh . . that's a beauty . . . 3.6 and sound deadeners would be a nice touch . . . sigh . . next time around :(

Marc NY
08-11-11, 06:26 AM
Marc, great looking caddy! I am waiting for my new 2012 SRX Crystal Red Premium. I will send pics as soon the vehicle comes in. I did go with the 20" chrome tech rims, but the new machine finish rims look sweet!Yes send pics soon! BTW: I really do love the look of those 20" Chrome rims too but unfortunately with my past experiences up here in the harsh winters the salt can really take a toll on the beautiful finish of those great looking rims as do some of the automatic car washes too. That being said I am looking forward to a visual change in the look of those newer 20" standard rims.


If you were here, I would put you in a headlock and give you a Noogieeeee . . .cause I am JEALOUS !!

I Love my 2010 Prem AWD, but gosh . . that's a beauty . . . 3.6 and sound deadeners would be a nice touch . . . sigh . . next time around :(Hmmmm I think I might enjoy that ... :woohoo:

FYI: I still love my 2010 and if it weren't for someone wanting to buy her I would probably still be driving her around for a little while longer. :D

Razorecko
08-11-11, 01:14 PM
I wonder how the shifting/throttle response is

daddie2k3
08-11-11, 02:50 PM
Ok I just stopped by my local dealer and they had one black raven performance with chrome techs and I have a couple pics but don't know how upload from my iPhone

stevec5375
08-11-11, 05:12 PM
I'm dying to hear the reviews both from forum members and the pros on how this new 3.6L engine performs. Plus, I really hope they have worked out the kinks which would make this crossover all it can be.

My 2010 is doing much better now that I have the new transmission programming and my Radio/Nav is behaving.

I like that 3.6 on the rear of the new 2012.

I'm jealous of all that rain you're getting too. It's dry as a bone here.

Marc NY
08-11-11, 09:59 PM
Ok I just stopped by my local dealer and they had one black raven performance with chrome techs and I have a couple pics but don't know how upload from my iPhoneI would suggest that you email yourself those photos and then upload them from your computer. You can join one of many free photo hosting websites. I use photobucket.com *see below photos.

Below is a couple of shots that I just shot this evening... I will share more photos and write some comments on my new SRX tomorrow when I have a little more time.

*Notice how sweet the new machined 20" rims look. :thumbsup:

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Marc NY
08-12-11, 06:46 AM
I thought I would first show you some pics of some of the little things that I noticed that is new to me or different from my 2010 SRX.

1) The new lock/unlock button on the doors.
2) ECO feature/ button
3) Storage brackets (standard)
4) Subtle FlexFuel decal on rear window near the gas cap; IMO it certainly much nicer looking than having those FF badges on the rear!
5) New Yellow (Fug-ugly) gas cap! :bonkers:


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Marc NY
08-12-11, 07:17 AM
The other enhancements are subtle but worthy of notice. The double insulated front windshield and side glass is a nice improvement over the standard glass. It diffently does a better job of insulating you from outside noises.

*Unfortunately the newer insulation and sound deadeners that are added inside for the 2012 SRX I don't have photos for. :p


Below you can see a closer view of the new double layered insulated glass. :thumbsup:

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What is new to me is the iPhone's great features that connects/ displays onto GM's display screen. (Even identifies me by name) :cool2:

You can scroll through your address book, view recent calls, missed calls & dialed calls too. :highfive:

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When I get to learn more about these cool features I will then post more later. :)

daddie2k3
08-12-11, 07:29 AM
Thanks Marc I will know next time but you have post all the pics I had to show as far as change other than the 3 buttons on left of sterring which includes the heat button..I'm very happy for your purchase I do agree about the wheels they look great!!....oh yea the iPhone interface is the same on my 2011 so I'm assuming that's another small detail why gm and onstar app didn't work on 2010s...

Marc NY
08-12-11, 07:50 AM
I believe you are correct. I didn't have an iPhone until just recently. I like how it connects and interfaces with the driver. I also want to set up and try out GM's My Link features very soon.

*Note on the wheels ... I have to admit it was hard coming out and not seeing my old chrome wheels (BLING) on my new SRX but honestly I felt it was much safer and cheaper for me to not get them again because of how easily they get damaged. IMHO: Chrome over plastic was not really designed to survive our cold harsh winters (heavy salt) and some automatic car washes rails etc. If you live in warmer weather and want to hand wash your SRX then I would recommend getting them.

That being said I was thrilled to find out the 2012 standard 20" Performance rims were to receive a new "machined" finish. Yes you can still see some of the rims painted areas but I believe this new combination displays a nice clean fresh look! :)

Next to review is the new 3.6 engine. :D

Marc NY
08-12-11, 12:00 PM
I can sum it all up in 3 words ... WOW WOW :burn: WOW! It launches to me like one scared jackrabbit! The torque and thrust combine to create a remarkable and amazing feeling. The sound of the engine and exhaust are sweet music to one’s ears. To me the new 2012 SRX takes the overall SRX experience from awesome to amazing! I now believe this leap frogs the SRX way over the competition... with outstanding acceleration along with a few nice added refinements!

First I want everyone to know that I have never driven the 2.8 Turbo SRX so I cannot compare the two engines or their performance. That being said I only have 70 miles on my SRX and because of that I will be waiting to try a complete all out “pedal to the metal” take off and maybe some added power braking starts. I will wait a little while longer for the SRX to have a few more miles on her before I try that out. :lildevil:

Stay tuned more feedback and comments are coming soon ... :rockon:


PS I love the look of that Black "Ice" especially in the sun light :thumbsup: :smilewide:

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RAB
08-12-11, 01:42 PM
Marc, congratulations on getting yourself a new 2012 SRX. It looks great! :thumbsup:
I really like those 20" machined-finish rims. They're a nice look - I prefer them over the optional 20" chromed rims.
It's great you're providing photos as well as your own first impressions of the new vehicle. When you have a chance can you post one or two photos of the interior (seating area & dash). I understand that for 2012 the previous "Ebony interior with Titanium accents" configuration has been changed to "Ebony interior with Ebony accents". I'd like to see what that looks like.
Best of luck with your new SRX!

Marc NY
08-12-11, 03:45 PM
Marc, congratulations on getting yourself a new 2012 SRX. It looks great! :thumbsup:
I really like those 20" machined-finish rims. They're a nice look - I prefer them over the optional 20" chromed rims.
It's great you're providing photos as well as your own first impressions of the new vehicle. When you have a chance can you post one or two photos of the interior (seating area & dash). I understand that for 2012 the previous "Ebony interior with Titanium accents" configuration has been changed to "Ebony interior with Ebony accents". I'd like to see what that looks like.
Best of luck with your new SRX!It is poor cats and dogs again! So I will do it sometime over the weekend.

Thanks for your input and I will elaborate more on my findings soon. :)

Razorecko
08-12-11, 08:30 PM
I certainly hope the quality control is better than the 10's & 11's. Seems like lots of srx issues rearing their ugly heads

Marc NY
08-12-11, 09:20 PM
Marc, congratulations on getting yourself a new 2012 SRX. It looks great! :thumbsup:
I really like those 20" machined-finish rims. They're a nice look - I prefer them over the optional 20" chromed rims.
It's great you're providing photos as well as your own first impressions of the new vehicle. When you have a chance can you post one or two photos of the interior (seating area & dash). I understand that for 2012 the previous "Ebony interior with Titanium accents" configuration has been changed to "Ebony interior with Ebony accents". I'd like to see what that looks like. Best of luck with your new SRX!Here are a few shots of the new ALL "Ebony" interior.

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Below is the look of the NEW Heated steering wheel button.

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duke11
08-12-11, 10:59 PM
Marc, is your new baby a performance or premium? Also how tight is the steering? My dealer is now telling me that my 2012 SRX Crystal Red Premium will be at least 8 weeks longer because GM has a constraint on the paint. Major Bummer! I do like the new machined rims but I am going with the chrome techs. I live in New Orleans so the only salt down here is on my crayfish and not the streets so my chrome techs rims should be OK!

Ponyman
08-13-11, 01:56 AM
Looks great. Keep us informed. My wife's will be two years old next March, and that is usually as long as she keeps a car, of course I have been hearing convertible Camaro mentioned a lot. Drove an RS model with the 3.6 this morning when I was getting my first oil change in the Avalanche. Not a bad performer, but certainly different than a SRX. By the way they used DEXOS ib the 11 Avalanche.

Marc NY
08-13-11, 09:40 AM
Marc, is your new baby a performance or premium? Also how tight is the steering? My dealer is now telling me that my 2012 SRX Crystal Red Premium will be at least 8 weeks longer because GM has a constraint on the paint. Major Bummer! I do like the new machined rims but I am going with the chrome techs. I live in New Orleans so the only salt down here is on my crayfish and not the streets so my chrome techs rims should be OK!Wow major bummer indeed!

My SRX is a Performance model not a Premium one. My new SRX is the same model as my 2010 SRX. Now that I have driven a little bit more I have noticed in a very short time the new SRX's ride appears to be more refined than my 2010 was. Slightly tighter (can some what be do to the fact it is brand new) and smoother to me. The insulated glass appears to make the interior slightly quieter especially on the Thruway/ Freeways when huge trucks pass you by. I had the same insualted glass in my Buick Enclave and I liked how very quiet that ride was too.

Along with the new dual layered glass the interior's new added insulation seems to me to help contribute to the overall improvement in a quieter environment, again your experience might vary from mine but I am very pleased with it.

GM's newest version of their 3.6 really adds a great feel to one's driving experience. For the record once I got use to the 3.0 engine and learned its limits I was OK with it ... but deep down inside, I too longed and wished it was either a turbo or a larger engine. Now that I have the new 3.6 it completely satisfies me and I am thrilled to know that if and when I want to roar past someone or something I got all the power I need or could want!

NOTE: I am not a expert in testing vehicles or comparing them. Each person will sense and feel different things and I will need more time to get to feel and sense all her new refinements to try and compare and distinguish the differences of the newness vs the actual added refinements too.

Thanks for reading my comments... if you have any questions I will try to document them with photos and or try to explain in more details for you if I can. :)

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b4z
08-13-11, 10:23 AM
Can you feel a little extra oomph pulling away from a stoplight? And is acceleration a little more effortless and with lower revs?
Is the enginee quieter due to the changes made to the engine and the sound insulation?

Marc NY
08-13-11, 11:09 AM
Can you feel a little extra oomph pulling away from a stoplight? And is acceleration a little more effortless and with lower revs?
Is the enginee quieter due to the changes made to the engine and the sound insulation? YES and YES to the first two questions! I definitely feel more power in the lower RPM ranges too! :D

As far as the engine being quieter... hmmm it is really kind of hard to tell so I will need to listen more carefully next time out ... I do know this when I step on it hard you can certainly hear a much deeper throated roar :inlove: coming out of exhaust and the larger 3.6 engine as compared to the sounds of the 3.0.

Believe it or not I can actually feel it thrusting me back into my seat! :bulging: :smilewide:

b4z
08-13-11, 03:59 PM
Marc, since the engine now has lighter weight connecting rods, it should rev a little faster and quieter. They have also covered the fuel rails with rubbber to
quiet the direct injection down a little at idle. `

SRXing
08-13-11, 06:13 PM
hey Marc,
Congrats on ur new SRX,
since the lock/unlock button on the new SRX 2011 has shifted to the doors,what is the replacement for the old lock/unlock buttons that used to be located below in the middle of the dash board ?

doctormstein1
08-14-11, 10:32 AM
would love to MPG in real world thanks

stevec5375
08-14-11, 10:46 AM
hey Marc,
Congrats on ur new SRX,
since the lock/unlock button on the new SRX 2011 has shifted to the doors,what is the replacement for the old lock/unlock buttons that used to be located below in the middle of the dash board ?

Those buttons are still there. The ones on the door are just additional lock/unlock buttons.

b4z
08-14-11, 10:59 AM
Would like to no mileage also. Could you let us know what the "Instant Mileage" is at 70mph and at 75mph on flat ground? TIA.

mrl859
08-14-11, 04:08 PM
Those buttons are still there. The ones on the door are just additional lock/unlock buttons.Photo of the door switches?

Ponyman
08-14-11, 04:57 PM
Check out the pics on page 1 of this thread. There are several that show the door lock switch located in front of the handle.

Razorecko
08-14-11, 08:25 PM
so what is the price /msrp for a premium 2012 srx ?

mrl859
08-15-11, 01:40 AM
Sat in a 2012 today. As stated the switches are in front of the door handles which means they changed the door panel to fit the longer bezel (to include the switch). Retrofit is gonna' be a pain.

Marc NY
08-15-11, 06:27 AM
would love to MPG in real world thanksI only have 175 miles on her so I can only give you the average on the DIC which won't be very accurate because of being in and out of the dealers lot etc. It shows 18.9 I would expect it to go 20 - 21 with some more driving.


Would like to no mileage also. Could you let us know what the "Instant Mileage" is at 70mph and at 75mph on flat ground? TIA.Not having driven too many long smooth straight stretches to speak of, I did record at 70 MPH between 23-27 and 65 MPH 27 - 31 MPH.


so what is the price /msrp for a premium 2012 srx ?I just checked on GM Family First website and Cadillac is the only brand that doesn't show their 2012 pricing on line yet. :rolleyes:

b4z
08-15-11, 05:02 PM
Drove a '12 couple of hours ago. Engine is a huuuge improvement.
Pulls strong from a dead stop. Has great midrange tq and power. Plus it makes all the right sounds. Quality and smoothness from the engine.
they really tuned the tq to deliver much sooner.
Expensive feeling in it's power delivery.
2nd gear acceleration feels like 1st gear acceleration from the 3.0L
I would say that it feels about as quick as my '09 SRX V8 did.

Negatives would be that there is some body roll and that the brake travel is quite long before anything happens.

Great vehicle.

Marc NY
08-15-11, 05:29 PM
I agree with b4z on the power feeling of the new 3.6 engine! I just love the mid-range torque and the feeling of extra power throughout the full RPM range too.

HEY! No thoughts of "I wish I had more power! any more ... " :)

b4z
08-15-11, 07:15 PM
It has an almost V8 feel to it.

One thing I didn't do since it was a brand new car and I didn't want to beat on it was take it down to 20mph then floor it to see what acceleration in 1st was.
I need to try this motor in the CTS line also.

Marc NY
08-15-11, 08:22 PM
It has an almost V8 feel to it... Yes it does!

BTW: Tonight I noticed a couple of new things.

1) There is only 1 trip setting. (I thought there were 2 on my 2010 SRX) :confused:
2) The headlights don't come on after I shut off the SRX and open the door anymore. The day time running lights now provide the 30 second illumination instead. I wonder why they changed it? Those DTR lights seem to appear to be a bit brighter now.
3) My dash (DIC) back light does not appear to be quite as bright (at highest setting) as my old 2010 dash used to get (no real issue just a comment).

Marc NY
08-16-11, 04:31 PM
I noticed today on my way to work and back home that the 3.6 only dropped down (lower gear) once out of 4 times going over the Grand Island bridges by me. That could be because I came out of the toll boths before the start of the bridge and was not cruizing at a steady speed. The 3.0 had to drop down every time I went over those bridges.

I am trying to get use to those passive locks... there certainly are a lot of different choices for the lock and unlock features on the 2012 SRXs.

I am definitely noticing a quieter, softer and more refined ride in the 2012 SRX Performance than I was used to in the 2010 Performance.

*More comments as I get more mileage on the SRX. :)

stevec5375
08-16-11, 05:24 PM
Marc,

All you comments are making me wish I had waited for the 2012 model. I had a 3.5L engine in my Infiniti SUV and was shocked that they put a 3.0L in the SRX as heavy as it is. But at least the recent transmission reprogramming I got will tide me over until I can afford to move up to something else. That may be a while with this terrible economy. :(

Marc NY
08-16-11, 09:44 PM
Marc,

All you comments are making me wish I had waited for the 2012 model. I had a 3.5L engine in my Infiniti SUV and was shocked that they put a 3.0L in the SRX as heavy as it is. But at least the recent transmission reprogramming I got will tide me over until I can afford to move up to something else. That may be a while with this terrible economy. :(Steve as with any "all' new vehicle the first few years there will always be some tweaks and changes made based on consumers feedback etc.

It happened to me back with my 04 SSR, the 05 came out with a new engine (100 HP more) and some extra refinements too. I look at it this way... I had my dream car "SSR" for an extra year of driving enjoyment. I believe that sometimes life can be too short if one keeps on waiting for something to get better before they buy it right? JUST GET IT and enjoy it! :)

Ponyman
08-16-11, 10:40 PM
I have to agree with you March. If you keep waiting on the ultimate version, you will be waiting forever. That is why they keep changing them, to keep consumners coming back for the new version. Might be a new SRX in our future next year, but then again the wife has been talking about scaling down her vehicles since we are very rapidly approaching retirement. She sems to feel we need a cheaper vehicle. I have told her that just because we are retiring we don't have to lower our lifestyle, but we'll see.

Marc NY
08-17-11, 06:34 AM
I have to agree with you Marc. If you keep waiting on the ultimate version, you will be waiting forever. That is why they keep changing them, to keep consumers coming back for the new version. Might be a new SRX in our future next year, but then again the wife has been talking about scaling down her vehicles since we are very rapidly approaching retirement. She seems to feel we need a cheaper vehicle. I have told her that just because we are retiring we don't have to lower our lifestyle, but we'll see.I have see many retired seniors who use to drive around in a nice Caddy luxury car but then for good reason they start to be concerned (and rightfully so) for their future needs and will go from a Caddy to a i.e. Chevy Malibu to save more of their money for their future needs.

I will be thinking the same way too later on in my life ... heck who knows with this crazy economy (stock market) that we have now. :bonkers: If I was an older senior today (I am a younger senior LOL) I would be very careful in how I spend my few extra coins too.

For now I want to enjoy what I have worked so very hard for most of my working life so my SRX is one way to do that. :)

Ponyman
08-17-11, 09:57 AM
Yeah, we have been fortunate to enjoy nice new cars for the past 30 years. Several of them Cadillacs. I see no reason we should change now, that's what we have saved all these years for, but for some reason she is getting worried. She even mentioned a Hyundai Santa Fe. I think I should take her and let her drive one. I am sure that would reinforce her desire for a newer SRX in the future.

Marc NY
08-17-11, 11:36 AM
To be honest with you I really love the new 2012 SRX and wouldn't want to get something I feel is less classy and less comfy as our SRXs are. That being said ... I really do like the new GMC Terrian my wife just got and it is a vastly improved vehicle from her old Equinox/ Torrent days were. GM has really stepped up the quality and added great new features on these newer SUVs. If I felt that I needed to go down in cost to save some money I would definitely consider buying another GMC Terrain or Chevy Equinox. :)

NOTE: Certainly my vanity plates wouldn't look nearly as cool as hers does on her new GMC :D

Ponyman
08-17-11, 12:24 PM
If I have anything to say about it, the next car will be either a newer SRX, or some other GM product. Looking forward to some real world gas mileage numbers when you get a few more miles on it. Breakin miles really do matter. My 11 Avalanche was only getting about 18 HWY. We just got back from a 1900 mile trip to west Texas and Santa Fe, and around the 3000 mile number on the odometer the car kind of woke up, and stared turning in 20 or slightly better on the HWY and averaging a little ove 18 with about 65% city and 35% hwy combined.

b4z
08-17-11, 05:40 PM
Not to derail the thread but the best way to "own" a Cadillac is to lease it. Unless of course you are going to own it for 10 years.
I have been in and out of SRXs thru leases and it is the best way. GM always offers early termination and always pays off some or all of the remaining payments and always give cash incentives to lease or buy another car.

Ponyman
08-17-11, 09:38 PM
Never have leased one, but it's a thought. Cheaper payments, but then you never build equity either.

Marc NY
08-18-11, 06:22 AM
Never have leased one, but it's a thought. Cheaper payments, but then you never build equity either.I leased only once... a Hummer in 2006 and only because I was afraid of soaring gas prices would kill the resale value. It was only a 2 year lease. Working at GM I traditionally have bought a new car at least once a year on an overall average. Believe it or not there was a stretch of time that I bought 4 vehicles a year (for 6-7 years straight every 6 months) 2 for me and 2 for my wife. Talk about a real pain trying to order them and have them come in on time to sell or trade them exactly on schedule of exactly 6 months (GM will not let you sell your vehicle a day earlier). Our neighbors told us that they didn't know who was driving what or who was visiting us or living at our house hold. :hmm: Then the market slowly changed (less GM discounts) meant harder time to get a great trade-in value.

In the past, I have always prefered to have a choice to either sell or trade in earlier than what a tradition lease offered me. Certainly one has to weigh in the total cost of a lease vs. complete ownership costs. I believe that if one can afford a good down payment and can get out of a vehicle as cheap or cheaper than a lease it makes more sense to buy to me anyways. If for some reason you prefer not to put down a fair amount of money to purchase a vehicle then I would agree that leasing would be your best bet. I also believe that there will come a time that I will want to keep my vehicle maybe an SRX :D for a much longer time. In that case lets say... i.e. buying it would be my preferred option. Then I would be able to own the vehicle free and clear for as long as I want keep it. :)

Remember back when taking a loan on a new vehicle was traditionally only 3 years? Then it started to become common to have a 4 loan then 5 then 6 years! Leasing started to become very popular and brought in way more buyers into the showrooms and voila it is once again here to stay.

*Everyone's situation will be different thus the reason why leasing will always be a good option for a lot of the buying public.

algiorda
08-18-11, 07:10 AM
Marc, did you add the aftermarket Blind Spot Mirrors to the side mirror or is that Factory?

Is that GM's answer to the poor-mans blind spot system for the 2012 Models?

Marc NY
08-18-11, 08:06 AM
Marc, did you add the aftermarket Blind Spot Mirrors to the side mirror or is that Factory?

Is that GM's answer to the poor-mans blind spot system for the 2012 Models?Unfortunately it is my addition. I wish GM would add those built in wide angle mirrors to all SUVs like they have on other similar GM SUVs. I.E. Traverse.

It is a $2.00 angular mirror that works great! BTW: I used to be able to see my chrome rims on my 2010 "sparkle" in the sun light too. ;)

algiorda
08-18-11, 11:55 AM
LOL...Best of luck with your new baby. She's a beauty!

Smokin' SRX
08-18-11, 12:11 PM
Good points. For those who desire a new sled every 2-4 years, leasing is great way to get lower pays, and a warranty. For us "low mileage " folks ( under 10K a year/for 8-9 years)) owning is a great alternative. Of course the payments may be 10-40% higher depending on your down pay and amount of mos . But to make a purchase worthwhile, ya gotta keep her at least 8-9 years IMHO That's because you have to justify putting those new tires and brakes $$ on, after several years, by having additional years to drive and enjoy w/o payments. Then you trade in, get a nice $ for a well cared for, low mileage sled, and do very well on the cost of overall ownership.

I just did the math on my recent upgrade from a '03 Yukon to a '11 Yukon. Over 8 years my well cared for, very low miles, $45K MSRP 2003 Yukon, got me about $15K back on trade. After replacing tires, brakes, some minor stuff I had to do over 8 years, my net cost to own, with everything included, except ins. was about $450 a month. That includes the sales tax and tires/brakes/repairs I did. Oil changes are NOT included. ( my pays for first 5 years were $665 a month however!!) Compare to $400-600 a month, for a new SRX lease with FREE Maintenance, no tires or brakes to replace before give back.

So depends on what you want, what your wallet can handle and how often ya like a new sled. Just stay away from 4 year leases , unless you only do 10K miles a year max,
as you'll likely be putting new tires and brakes on at 40K miles, shortly before you turn it in....and then GM benefits. Lastly, you can always buy your leased sled if ya love it, and you can offer less $$ than the end of lease stipulates, for that purchase price!! I've done it , they took it, and I saved another $2500!! This may vary from lender to lender however.....

SS

Marc NY
08-26-11, 11:26 AM
Would like to no mileage also. Could you let us know what the "Instant Mileage" is at 70mph and at 75mph on flat ground? TIA.Since I reported back to you earlier in my thread I have finally come to realize that I will not be getting any better gas mileage until I have gotten tired of constantly accelerating my SRX all the time. I find that I am wanting to always nail my gas pedal to the floor to try and get my speed fix! :woohoo:
I just can't seem to get over that "awesome" new feeling of power I have under my foot. :burn: :dance:

b4z
08-26-11, 04:45 PM
Marc, Don't you like how I spelled "know" "no".

The new motor makes for a lively feeling 4300lb vehicle.

My thinking was that the '12 SRX accelerates about as well in 2nd as the 3.0L did in first.
Do you feel that's a fair estimation of power?

i think those that get in the '12 will also like the way it pulls from a dead stop.

Marc NY
08-26-11, 05:29 PM
Yes! I agree with your description of the acceleration indeed... :thumbsup: :rock:

Again, the trouble now is I don't seem to want to or even care if I drive my new SRX for economy anymore! :inlove:

Marc NY
09-04-11, 11:08 PM
Note: Some features I may describe here are new to me and may have also been on the 2011 SRX for I owned a 2010 SRX first. I am neither a professional driver nor an official vehicle tester and all opinions are strictly mine alone.
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Well it has been a few weeks now so I thought I would share with you some of my early impressions. First, I have shared with you already and with no big surprise that I "completely" enjoying the all-new 3.6L engine and the exhilarating feeling of sheer power and torque that I now have. I can honestly state that I feel like I am in a completely new kind of vehicle. I also appreciate and enjoy all the new refinements that were done to not only enhance the SRX's ride and smoothness but also add a new overall level of quietness that has been achieved in the cabin as well. The added extra new insulation in the engine compartment, the firewall, console etc etc and even in the fender-wells too, certainly has had a tremendous effect on the overall improvements. Don't forget the newly added dual layered insulated glass which also helped contribute to the improved level of quietness and comfort I now sense. Another nice addition is the new heated steering wheel which will come in very handy on those very cold sub 20 degree days in NY.

Next are the new door locks that were added on the doors. I think it is certainly a nice feature but honestly I haven't really used them very much because I am still using the one on the dash (old habits are hard to break) to lock and unlock the passenger doors. I suppose if one wants to use it when you are getting in and out the vehicle that should come in handy. I am starting to get used to using the newer "passive lock" features, thus I hardly use the key fob’s buttons for locking and unlocking the SRX anymore. I just walk up to the SRX and open the door(s) by grabbing the door handle. Once done, I just walk away and the doors of course will automatically lock and even sometimes with my wife still sitting in the car while she is gathering up her things.

I also noticed that on my 2012 the rear storage holder configuration rack now comes standard. The free scheduled maintenance was introduced in 2011 and is still in effect for 2012. I also like the new 2012 standard 20" "machined" finish rims which are a nice new look. The only complaints that I have heard about the previous version of the 20" rims were that they were not machined. As some readers may recall I stated that I loved the look of the Chrome Tech wheels I had on my 2010 SRX, however some pitting issues I had gotten from salt exposure (GM will only replace once) and then the car wash issues damaging the rims so easily too, caused me to reconsider my options and the new 20” machined standard wheels became an easy choice for me to make!

Next, I really like the newer and easier to use voice activated hands-free Bluetooth. My 2010 SRX’s Bluetooth wasn't always easy to use. The newest GM Bluetooth connectivity is very simple and much faster! Now that I have an iPhone it really makes using the hands free Bluetooth very enjoyable and very easy to use, even looking up a phone number is now a breeze for me. Another great feature I really liked is a new app that I downloaded to my iPhone called "Cadillac mylink" app that gives you your SRX's location and even a meter timer with an alarm so you can find your way back to vehicle and put some more money in your meter if need be. I also like the ability to connect to the OnStar app where you can also check your gas tank level and miles remaining to drive as well as tire pressure, oil life remaining, average MPG and total miles driven. You can also use your OnStar app to unlock/ lock and also activate your horn and lights or even remote start your vehicle (good to have when you are not in line of sight of your SRX). While using your Cadillac app you can also view your owner's manual on some 2010-11 models (2012 coming soon I hope) as well as all the descriptions of your warning lights and indicators and you can even locate the nearest GM dealer, certainly great to have when you are out of town.

Next more feedback coming soon.

smiley47
09-05-11, 09:58 AM
Marc, Great feedback and keep it coming, we all appreciate it. One question: were you able to download your phonebook automatically into the system? That is not possible on the 2010.

Marc NY
09-05-11, 04:44 PM
Yes the phone book downloads automatically.

I have a dozen or so phone numbers tagged and stored into the Bluetooth's memory for easier and faster dialing. For all the other contact names I will use the directory which comes straight from the iPhone phone book.

When I need to find a contact's phone number all I do is hit the "Phone" button and then it gives me a menu sorting by first name "ABC", "DEF", "GHI", "JKL" etc.



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smiley47
09-05-11, 06:25 PM
The lack of the Bluetooth phonebook download is one of my few gripes about the 2010. Thanks for the pics.