: Love your SRX but don't post much? Quiet?



90Brougham350
10-20-05, 03:44 PM
This forum has thousands of members! All of us here for one reason, a love of Cadillac (showthread.php?t=55317#). However, the Lounge isn't just a good old boys club. If you're a member who doesn't post often or much at all, I'd encourage you to join a discussion or two in the Lounge, or perhaps the Cadillac vs. forum, or even the kill stories forum. We're not some exclusive club with only 40 members, although there is a group of people who has a lot of fun in the Lounge. If you're a quiet member, I invite all you to open up a little more, come join us! We have a lot of fun around these forums. The model relative forums are great for advice when it comes to your vehicle (showthread.php?t=55317#), but there's a lot more to Cadillacforums.com than just the vehicles (showthread.php?t=55317#)! Come join us!

DVC-Don
10-20-05, 07:30 PM
Some ol' timer slapped me down once a year and a half ago, so I kinda keep to myself here now.

sgilbert
10-20-05, 10:30 PM
That's the trouble with "Join Date" and "Posts"

We're all equal here!!

Add "Age" to that; which I noticed when I posted this!

rwhite692
10-21-05, 12:19 AM
I'm just...new.

Rob

djfcars
10-21-05, 11:05 AM
Here's a clue: Read "Gov't investigating sun roof problems"
Some people are polite (and concerned), Some are darn right rude.
The rude ones wreck it for all in the long run. I tend to keep quiet too.
Djfcars

gottawonder
10-21-05, 11:26 AM
I feel kinda bad. I mean, my SRX doesn't squeak, rattle, clunk... tires are wearing normally, and I have over 5k miles on it and haven't had it into the shop. I guess guilt keeps me quiet <laughing>

GW

Lark
11-02-05, 04:02 PM
I'm also fairly new, and I'm also female. I get the feeling that you are (mostly) guys....I love my new SRX '05, no problems...but I only have 4500 miles on it. I just signed up for the free e-mail notification plan with OnStar which sounds surreal, but useful. I think my only complaint is that middle rear head rest - which I may just pull out, to improve rear vision.

louisn
11-02-05, 06:05 PM
I'm also fairly new, and I'm also female. I get the feeling that you are (mostly) guys....I love my new SRX '05, no problems...but I only have 4500 miles on it. I just signed up for the free e-mail notification plan with OnStar which sounds surreal, but useful. I think my only complaint is that middle rear head rest - which I may just pull out, to improve rear vision.
I pulled my middle headrest out.:cool2: Makes a tremendous difference in rear vision. :duck: It's a much safer now IMHO!

krug300
11-03-05, 04:36 AM
I too agree that more peolpe should participate in the forum, and it would be nice to see more of the positive feedback regarding the SRX. Mine (V-8, AWD,) has only 2,200 miles and the only problem I have encountered was a blocked rear washer jet, which I took care of myself. It gets scary to read all the posts with "negative" feedback, makes you think "...when is my turn coming?" And owning a Cadillac overseas (Greece) is not an easy thing. (fuel prices, taxes ($28,200 registration fee-yes the number is correct). The car is great though, I only wish there was space to store the second row middle headrest.

MortnCyn
11-03-05, 06:43 AM
Most of us like a place to vent when something is wrong. Over the past few years I have visited various auto discussion forums and it is enough to scare you away from purchasing any vehicle on the market. As a salesman for 50 years I tend to remember the sales I lost a lot more than the ones I got. Best way to handle flamers is to totally ignore them.

I am one of the older guys on this site and glad to be in the SRX and glad to be 70.

"Never think that you have just purchased your last car or washer and dryer."

LUVMYSRX
11-03-05, 07:35 AM
Here is my rant and rave:

I agree, sometimes the message boards tend to make one find problems that might not be there (or we are at least too aware of potential problems). I have not had too many issues with my car (at least not any issues to like my car any less). I think the real issue people have is with their dealers, not with the car itself. I was part of a focus group (I believe sponsored by GM but they would not tell us who was behind the one way glass). Everyone in the group had nothing but great things to say about the car, we all loved our SRXs. However the complaint was the dealers. Supposedly I have one of the better dealers in California and I can say with absolute certainty that this is my last Cadillac I would ever buy. Love the car, hate the dealer/service departments. Going through the Cadillac service experience makes me miss the service I get from my BMW and Lexus dealers. To top it off, you then get pressure from the dealership to give them an excellent rating when they are clearly sub par. Part of the problem is that Cadillac does not have enough QC checks. For example, when you buy a Mercedes, they go through a checklist with you, from road tests to helping you program your home address in your GPS. What did I get from Cadillac when I picked up my car? An empty tank of gas with the promise they would fill it up the next time I came in... never happened. The infamous valet key. Did you get one? I didn't. Had to order one from the parts department for $25. I'm sure many of us has dealt with Cadillac customer relations. What a joke! Again, first class car, second class service. If the Cadillac cars itself was it's own separate entity, you would have a definite winner. The problem is you have to go through the dealer to pick one up and get it serviced.

Package
11-03-05, 10:58 AM
I think I have about 50 posts or so, give or take. We love our SRX V8 AWD. I also have about $750 in aftermarket upgrades invested. We have had the creaking sunroof and clogged rear washer nozzle and that is it. But, it was fixed by the dealer. We love the car. Unfortunately, to crazed people in an old beat up 1993 Mercury Villager van ran into me last week and caused $3,600 of damage. Just bolt on damage, new front drivers fender, bumper cover, headlight, and replacing the 3m clear shield. I hope the Redline paint can be duplicated and matches well as I am very anal about my cars.

Even after this accident I may take the oppurtunity to buy a new aftermarket grill for the SRX and dress it up even more. I guess I am a lucky one as our local Caddy dealer has been pretty good to deal with for service.

nstar
11-03-05, 04:02 PM
Here is my rant and rave:

I agree, sometimes the message boards tend to make one find problems that might not be there (or we are at least too aware of potential problems). I have not had too many issues with my car (at least not any issues to like my car any less). I think the real issue people have is with their dealers, not with the car itself. I was part of a focus group (I believe sponsored by GM but they would not tell us who was behind the one way glass). Everyone in the group had nothing but great things to say about the car, we all loved our SRXs. However the complaint was the dealers. Supposedly I have one of the better dealers in California and I can say with absolute certainty that this is my last Cadillac I would ever buy. Love the car, hate the dealer/service departments. Going through the Cadillac service experience makes me miss the service I get from my BMW and Lexus dealers. To top it off, you then get pressure from the dealership to give them an excellent rating when they are clearly sub par. Part of the problem is that Cadillac does not have enough QC checks. For example, when you buy a Mercedes, they go through a checklist with you, from road tests to helping you program your home address in your GPS. What did I get from Cadillac when I picked up my car? An empty tank of gas with the promise they would fill it up the next time I came in... never happened. The infamous valet key. Did you get one? I didn't. Had to order one from the parts department for $25. I'm sure many of us has dealt with Cadillac customer relations. What a joke! Again, first class car, second class service. If the Cadillac cars itself was it's own separate entity, you would have a definite winner. The problem is you have to go through the dealer to pick one up and get it serviced.


This about sums it up to me. Very well put !!!!!!!!!!!!!!