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Automobile(s): 2005 Escalade ESV Platinum, white diamond, 121k
Re: thinking about an '08 or '09 SRX
Originally Posted by conedoctor
Don't pass on an 07 if it comes up, you loose heated wheel and remote start but still get the upgraded interior.
Good to know- I'm specifically shopping for a 2007 (re: budget) for my mother-in-law right now, mostly looking at base models but entertaining lux packages. This thread is making me second guess the V6 somewhat- I've heard about similar mpg, but not about any timing chain concerns (that it was a chain alone was attractive and assumptive to this timing belt adverse gearhead). Though I test drove a V6 myself today and can concur, plenty peppy. Especially for her. She liked it. Narrowing down which SRX is best...
Well, I have another plug for the V6 - I just received a letter from GM, extending the warranty on the timing chain of my 2008 V6 to 10 years/120,000 miles, all free. So, GM came through and is doing the right thing. I know the '07's are getting the warranty also, don't know about other years.
Re: the huge sunroof. They are really cool if you are a sunroof person like I am. But, if you are not really into sunroofs, then probably avoid it if you can. They are prone to ratttles and sticking, and are, frankly, poorly designed and constructed.
I am also tall with long legs, and this is my major gripe about the SRX. I bought the adjustablre pedals thinking it would replace a telescopic wheel, but the pedals adjust only out, not further in. So, I'm either very cramped for legroom, or reaching out for the wheel like a monkey. This will be the biggest thing that will eventually prompt me to sell the SRX before it's time.
... Re: the huge sunroof. They are really cool if you are a sunroof person like I am.
I am also tall with long legs...
I'm tall but long waisted, and for that reason I avoid any vehicles with a sunroof. Sunroofs result in a half to full inch reduction of inside headroom which can be a huge difference when your head is already in the liner.
A year later and I got the bug again...found a 2008 that is missing some of the options I previously thought of as deal killers if it didn't have it...what do you all think???
No limited slip but it is AWD
No Magnetic Ride Control...it s an FE1
No Sport Package...just the standard SRX V6 AWD
It does have the Ultraview Moonroof
Low miles and pretty nice condition but I did smell some mustiness in the spare and jack area with some minor rusting on the jack itself...it smelled a bit like cigars despite being sonically cleaned but over all not bad...it drove pretty well...
I still don't know about the center counsel and my right leg...is it something you get used to???
Your thoughts and experiences would be greatly appreciated...