Cadillac XLR Forum Discussion, Better pictures of the 2009 refresh in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Here's some pictures from the XLR Rendezvous III in Bowling Green that give a better idea of how the refreshed ...
My only design issue is that GM needs to get rid of the grey plastic rear bezel. Make them bodycolored or better yet, retool the trunklid to hold the reverse lights (they've fixed this on every other Cadillac model, so why not their premium roadster/flagship?). Besides that, I still love the look of the car and the refreshening only makes it better in my opinion.
I also really like the 2009 base model's front grill (noticed you hadn't posted a pic of it):
The wood is a little darker, they changed the window switches from the rocker type to the new "pull up" style and the gauge cluster has the same font as the Corvette now (yay!). The one inside shot I have was pretty dark, so I segmented the cluster and tweaked the settings so you can see it better.
Local dealer has a bunch of '09s hiding behind the main building, so I snuck around last Sunday to check 'em out. The one thing that really struck me was how much better the car looks when it has chrome wheels to match the new vertical side vent. A couple of the cars had matte finish wheels, which looked oddly incompatible with the shiny finish of the vent.