Cadillac SRX Second Generation Forum (2010-2016) Discussion, Disappointed in Cadillac SRX / XT5 Forums; After owning a 2008 CTS 3.6 Direct inject AWD, I was excited when the new SRX came out. I could ...
- 10-10-09 01:17 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): Cadillac
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- Feb 2008
After owning a 2008 CTS 3.6 Direct inject AWD, I was excited when the new SRX came out. I could get something with a little more storage a hatch and larger back where I could put the dogs.
I finally got to drive one today, a fully loaded FWD, just for a test drive, if it worked out I would order a fully loaded AWD.
Well first thing I noticed was a hugh blind spot between front and rear seat, you could get use to that, so not such a big deal. Second thing is a manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel, what is that? This is suppose to be a Cadillac! The third most important issue is the motor, it`s a pig, it doesn`t get out of it`s own way! Granted it`s new but the CTS got up and went when it was new, and with no problem.
I am not going to wait for the new 2.8 motor to compare, I don`t like turbo`s or high test gasoline. Cadillac in my opinon messed up , they should have put the 3.6 motor in this car and left well enough alone. They lost my sale!
Maybe in 2011 it will have the right motor.
- 10-10-09 02:33 PM #2
Ok, i don't know how much "sport" you guys are looking for, but i currently drive an 07 Cobalt SS SuperCharged, with the GM Stage II upgrade (another 50hp under warranty). I drove a Luxury AWD SRX with the 3.0, and it was plenty fast enough for me... i mean, it is a CUV... it's not a super car. And yea, i would jump on a V8 if they stuffed one in there in a second! But hey, that 3.0 engine with the tranny in Sport and Tapshift modes plenty satisfied me!
And believe me, i have a heavy foot! Are you guys all just driving this thing in normal mode?
- 10-10-09 03:32 PM #3
- 10-10-09 04:11 PM #4
My CTS had it.
- 10-10-09 04:15 PM #5
Well, like I said...this is the low-end Caddy. Obviously this isn't the car for you, so good luck in finding something you like. There are lots of great CUV's out there. Personally, I love mine and it has exceeded my expectations at this price point.
- 10-10-09 04:54 PM #6
- 10-10-09 05:45 PM #7
A $37,000 SRX has ambient lighting, remote start, push-button start, 18" wheels, rear sensors, Ultraview and USB connectivity, which in a CTS would require a $50,000 Premium Collection. There's also features in a $37k SRX like front parking sensors, color screen in the speedo, telescoping pedals, power liftgate and rear storage bin that you cannot get at all in that $50k CTS.
Each has their own advantages.Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)
- 10-10-09 09:24 PM #8
- 10-10-09 10:47 PM #9Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): XT5 prem lux, Previously 10 SRX
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- 10-11-09 03:08 AM #10
- 10-11-09 07:21 AM #11
Stevec, it appears you were looking at the wrong vehicle; you should have at least given the CTS Sportwagon a look (this would seem to be more of the 'mission' you were desiring in the first place).
- 10-11-09 09:03 AM #12
I don't blame stevec for being disappointed. I was excited about the 03 CTS when it came out but I didn't buy one because of poor engine performance. I bought an 04 when they introduced the 3.6. I found that same 3.6 to be adequate in my RWD SRX, but weak in the AWD configuration.
- 10-12-09 09:14 AM #13
My loaded with every option 06 SRX did not have a power tilt/telescope, like our 01 SLS does. Then my 07 Lade lacked it too. Which, again suprised me. The 08+ Lades have power tilt, but not telescope. I can live with just that, but do understand some dissapointment in the new SRX lacking at least power tilt. Certainly not enough to sway a purchase though. The engine, however, would sway me in AWD form. Or, at least the one I drove all day as a loaner I found weak. It was a very early model though, so I would definitely drive one again. If it was the same, it would be a deal breaker for me....even though I would guess that 90%+ of the public would find it perfectly acceptable. And, most importantly for GM, it is comparable to the RX powerwise and superior in many other aspects. Good addition to the Caddy/GM lineup - just not for me.
- 10-12-09 12:18 PM #14
TSS--I agree that it is going to be a heavy-hitter against the RX, particularly considering the price point. I am very happy with mine and I find it to have plenty of pep for those trips to the mall. At the risk of insulting any manly men who own one, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that WOMEN are going to flock to this vehicle, big time.
- 10-12-09 02:11 PM #15Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 2010 SRX FWD LUXURY
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- Oakland Twp, MI
I've had mine for the past 3 weeks and 1000 miles and couldn't be happier. It's not as fast as my CTS was, but I don't really care, and I like the 20 mpg city that I'm getting better. My CTS performance collection didn't have a electronic telescoping wheel and since owning the car I haven't had to adjust the wheel anyway. I'd look into the CTS wagon if I were you, it would probably satisfy your needs.