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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Should I buy? in Cadillac SRX Forums; Wait the middle row slides forward now that you mention it i saw that button on the passenger side...........slaps forehead. ...
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    repnatl is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Wait the middle row slides forward now that you mention it i saw that button on the passenger side...........slaps forehead. For me this truck has positives and negatives but the negatives outweigh especially with my used previously poorly maintained v6 ( I've spent more in repairs even with an extended warranty than i have in total car payments) it was between an 06 hemi magnum or the srx wished i took the magnum. But i suggest the v8 if you do go with the srx as the v6 has very little ass behind it. The truck rides and handles amazing even with 22"s pretty quiet interior plenty of room for trips. The truck looks great and different from all others in its class.

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    orandaberg is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Should I buy?

    Hi
    repnati where is this button, I need it for buying this SRX, think I will take a loss and trade it in after repairs, lord knows all my problems have been outside the car, if I start getting problems with engine,electrical ( which is starting to happen, some drain somewhere and have not been able to find it) and transmission and transfer cases its going to be scraped

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    Re: Should I buy?

    My 2007 SRX4 N* is our first vehicle with AWD and our first SUV/Crossover. In retrospect, if I had it to do all over again THIS IS the vehicle I would buy without blinking an eye.

    My wife and I wanted a vehicle with more room (seating and luggage) but did not want to give up a passenger vehicle ride, comfort, creature features, and fun factor. The SRX has fulfilled every functional requirement as well as every want. The SRX is our daily driver. We drive about 20,000 miles a year, haul dogs and grandchildren, go camping, take 2,500 mile road trips, and have to contend with the New England Winters. The EPA fuel economy was rated by the major automotive magazines as about average for the 2007 luxury crossover marketplace, and not shabby for a 4,450 pound vehicle. And at the SRX's price point when new, what V8 crossover in it's market segment and price range was quicker or had a higher top end? NONE!

    I appreciate Rep's and Oranda's straight talk about their disappointing experiences which have been eye-opening and expensive. Their experiences would give any rational person serious pause before buying an SRX. Their posts have been educational and informative. If I were them, I would have given up and moved on to another vehicle......because each of them bought pre-owned vehicles that, once owned, revealed boatloads of problems carried over from the previous owner(s). Granted, Rep's V6 issues are shared with some on this forum who bought their V6 vehicles new. Oranda's SRX-N* has displayed corrosion issues I have never seen in a vehicle that young and gremlins few on the forum have experienced to his degree.

    Then why would I buy another GenI SRX or advise the OP to buy the one he is looking at?

    Because I think the risk of getting into dilemmas like Rep or Oranda, to their level, is statistically small. And the opportunity to get the comfort, functionality, pleasure, and fun factor I have gotten in my first SRX is the most likely scenario.

    The OP asked an opinion on a 2006 90,000 mile SRX for $9,000. I think it is a reasonable risk. Any 7 year old pre-owned vehicle with 90,000 miles will come with it's drawbacks or pipeline items. And the OP should plan for the expenses accordingly.......they go with the territory, whether one has owned the SRX from new or purchased pre-owned.

    There were roughly 100,000 GenI SRXs sold between model years 2004-2009. You folks who own an SRX and have been reading here for a couple of years can be the judge of the risks buying a pre-owned GenI. But remember........automotive forums have a tendency to bring out those with problems looking for help, not necessarily those with no issues or few issues.

    PJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by orandaberg View Post
    Hi
    repnati where is this button, I need it for buying this SRX, think I will take a loss and trade it in after repairs, lord knows all my problems have been outside the car, if I start getting problems with engine,electrical ( which is starting to happen, some drain somewhere and have not been able to find it) and transmission and transfer cases its going to be scraped
    On the trim panel right behind the passenger middle row im going to try mine out today. And he is right i was in love with the truck till all of the issues I've had but not all of them are like that. This forum has helped me with the truck than i realized. Luckily im a mechanic so that saved on labor. Just do your research thoroughly and don't rush into a buy and for that price its not bad and ask for their maintenance records too if available.

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    repnatl is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    So i tried that button and the only thing that happened was the radio started shuffling cd's with the truck off........wow and that's suppose to operate the seat

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