Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Former 99 STS owner looking for advise on 2005 V8 SRX in Cadillac SRX Forums; Hi,
I'm going to be looking at a 2005 v8 SRX in the Tampa area in the next few days ...
Automobile(s): None at the current time, but looking
Former 99 STS owner looking for advise on 2005 V8 SRX
I'm going to be looking at a 2005 v8 SRX in the Tampa area in the next few days and I had a few questions I hope folks don't mind answering for me.
It has approx 115000 miles and looks to be in fantastic shape. They are looking for close to 10k for it.
In there a way to easily dump the trouble codes?
I assume the v8 is a Northstar engine, anyone know for sure?
I've seen the threads on the water in the jack area and to make sure to operate the roof a few times. Any other big gotchas I should check out?
After all the issues and $$$ spent on the POS 99 STS I had I've been GM shy for a few years. I was looking for a used Navigator when I saw this car. I hate to get back into another money pit. I know that luxury costs money to repair and I'm used to that but the 99 was way beyond reason.
Automobile(s): 2007 SRX4 N*, 2004 Infinity G35 Coupe
Re: Former 99 STS owner looking for advise on 2005 V8 SRX
Chuck......when buying a 9 year old 115,000 mile vehicle, hire an experienced and trusted mechanic to go over the entire vehicle. He will save you ten times what you pay him, or more. Then use his findings when negotiating the price. Read up on the SRX on this forum and make a list of special problem areas to help the mechanic along. Simple things like belts, hoses, scheduled maintenancs, ignition service, tires, cats, and suspension repairs can add up to a few thousand, even if the drivetrain is solid. Check every option and every bulb to make sure everything works. Secure the GM service records. A Carfax won't hurt. And my mechanic checks the body panels as well, for repairs/replacements and fit. My SRX was 3 with 27,000 miles on the odometer and some things needed fixing within the frst month. PJ.