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    SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    A friend of mine, on advice of another friend I don't know, is shopping for a Gen I SRX. He's been told, "Those are the good ones. Don't buy the Gen II; it's full of bugs."

    Since I've never owned a Gen I SRX, I can't really argue the point. However, I'd be interested in hearing from those of you who've owned both.

    jack vines

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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    My 2008 3.6 had timing chain replaced at 38,000 miles. Only problem I had. 2010 only problem was the radio nav unit. Replaced twice also sun roof drains clogged up. All were covered by warranty. I liked the 2008 and so far good luck with the 2010

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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    1st gen was a station wagon. 2nd gen is a SUV. Big difference.

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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    my 2005 had it's fair share of 'bugs'...

    radio replaced due to volume levels being lower on XM
    rear end replaced 3x due to grinding noise on sharp low speed turns
    wire for backup lights, wire that tells car hatch is closed, hose for wiper on hatch - all broken more than once
    excessive (IMO) oil consumption - deemed normal by dealership

    that being said I enjoyed the car overall. 2nd gen is a huge upgrade though, no more cheap feeling interior

    no car is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMJim
    1st gen was a station wagon. 2nd gen is a SUV. Big difference.
    Pretty sure you have that confused. The gen 1 was bigger including optional 3rd row was rwd bias awd optional and had the available n*. Gen 2 its a joke built to battle the Lexus cross over.[COLOR="Silver"]


    Calling the gen1 srx is paramount to calling the trailblazer (including ss) envoy bravada and 9-7 (including aero which is a tbss with nicer interior) a station wagon.

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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    The first Gen was a station wagon on steroids. The second Gen is a CUV for the masses.
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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    I agree with GMJim and TheCaptain in that the GEN I styling to me does indeed look more like a station wagon than a Crossover/ SUV. When I was in the market for a new SUV I realized that I didn't really need or want a 3rd row seating vehicle anymore so I went searching for a replacement model. When I saw the new GEN II SRX I found myself drawn to that bold and sleek new SRX model. It was the perfect size and styling that I had been wanting to replace my great Buick Enclave ride with.

    Now as far as the SRX II being a joke to someone ... is the reason why car manufactures offer so many different styles and models in all different price ranges too. This way they can reach out and satisfy just about every customer's wishes and desires. If someone wants more bling, room and or different styling perhaps another vehicle would fit your needs better...

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    I meant the gen 2 is a joke if your calling that an SUV or a truck based car. That's a station wagon more than the gen 1.

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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    Your opinion might mean more if you owned G1 or G2.

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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    I've owned both. Had an '08 V6 and currently have an '11. Both cars have good and bad points, just like any. I didn't have any problems with the '08, which was lost in an incident with some black ice on Christmas day, 2012.

    The one thing I liked about the '08 over the '11 was the RWD. The gas mileage was awful, though. The best I got at 75 MPH on the highway was 19 MPG. The '11 will get 23-23 at 80 on the interstate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMJim
    Your opinion might mean more if you owned G1 or G2.
    Oh really?



    Can I jump into the ring and box now?!

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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    I had a 2006 AWD V6 SRX, great car except it burned oil like a mofo, it probably needed a cam chain when i traded it in for a Gen 2 SRX AWD Turbo. The Gen 2 is just one stupid annoying thing after another its been to the dealer at least 10 times in two years, the Gen 1 was never at the dealer except for routine service.

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    I have an 06 3.6 awd bought with 69k did timing chains at 84k uses oil excessively and needs an engine. I've put over $6k out of pocket in less than 2 years and that's with an extended bumper to bumper warranty not including the $5k they've paid for. The dealers I go to are totally incompetent and as a mechanic its sad I know more about this crappy truck than they do. I've got the 102k on it now and I barely drive it anymore for fear of what's gonna break next. I dream every time I drive it that someone hits it and totals it. I hate this truck and its the worst vehicle I've ever purchased and I've gotten some money pits before. Gm knows the 3.6 drinks oil but only issued a tsb instead of a recall. My 96 ram with 200k miles get better gas mileage and needed less repairs in 17 years than this thing needed in a month. I barely get 19 hwy and 14 city in the srx.

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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc NY View Post
    I agree with GMJim and TheCaptain in that the GEN I styling to me does indeed look more like a station wagon than a Crossover/ SUV. When I was in the market for a new SUV I realized that I didn't really need or want a 3rd row seating vehicle anymore so I went searching for a replacement model. When I saw the new GEN II SRX I found myself drawn to that bold and sleek new SRX model. It was the perfect size and styling that I had been wanting to replace my great Buick Enclave ride with.

    Now as far as the SRX II being a joke to someone ... is the reason why car manufactures offer so many different styles and models in all different price ranges too. This way they can reach out and satisfy just about every customer's wishes and desires. If someone wants more bling, room and or different styling perhaps another vehicle would fit your needs better...
    I was very disappointed when they did the styling change to Gen II. I was/am strongly considering the SRX as a replacement for my wife's 2005 DHS.

    I would have bought one for myself in 2004 except that my son could not transfer into the SRX from his wheelchair. Wound up getting an Acura MDX. Sold the MDX two days ago and bought a 2013 GMC Acadia Denali for myself. SRX is just too small to be my vehicle.

    SRX still in picture for my wife.

    George

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    Re: SRX Gen I versus Gen II

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    Can I jump into the ring and box now?!
    Absolutely, after you change your profile to show ownership.
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