Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, I should have stayed home. in Cadillac SRX Forums; We were stopped for a red light on one of the main roads in my town.
A flatbed 18 wheeler ...
We were stopped for a red light on one of the main roads in my town.
A flatbed 18 wheeler did not stop in time and one of his trailer tires blasted our SRX in the right rear. He took out the bumber, tailgate, quarter panel and the back and side glass. Nobody was hurt.
The SRX is 9 days old with 182 miles on the clock. The first payment is due next week.
I don't think insurance will replace the car but at least I don't have to worry about used or no-name parts. There aren't any yet. The body shop is going to get everything from the dealer that sold me the car.
When we got home, the mats and cargo liner that I ordered from mats.com were on the front porch waiting for us.
If you still have time I would take a lot of pictures for the record. Also talk "restoration" rather than repair. What a bum deal. I hope the car was leased rather than purchased.
Don't know whether anyone mentioned this or not and I'm not familiar with the new body structure. On the old body-on-frame you could tell if the repair was bad by the way the car "crabbed" down the street. That may hold true with the newer bodies as well. I'd be careful about that.
The car is leased through Smart Buy. Because the miles at the end will be very low, I was hoping to purchase. Now I just hope that it gets repaired well enough. The body shop assures me that it will be as good as new. Somehow I don't think I believe them. It is the best shop in the area, and it was recommended by my Cadillac dealer. I have had plenty of used Cadillacs before, but this is my first new one. My wife and I are heartbroken.
Well, look at it this way. You've rented the use of the car for 36 months (whatever) and then you can walk away from it. By that time Cadillac will have further developed the SUV and you can get another. Buck up!