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    Nofets is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Xlr Advice Needed

    Thank you again!

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    Hey Bud, so I'm located in the Atlanta Ga area and the above vehicle is located in Milwaukee. Fortunately, I have a very close friend that was able to setup a test drive for today. Again, the test drive was scheduled. So, my friend arrived to the dealership and the vehicle had to be jump started. The vehicle was housed in the showroom and as explained to my friend, the battery died. I know you have mentioned that before. I'm not sure if the above Service History's record of jump starts and the fact that the battery was dead today, means this maybe a bigger problem? She said the vehicle drive well, top performed well and everything else seemed good. Oh yeah, a scratch was above the driver's side rear wheel.

    Car listed at $40488
    34882 miles

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    Re: Xlr Advice Needed

    A weak battery is like a gun that jams occasionally: Worthless. Obviously, it needs to be replaced. If someone relied on Cadillac Roadside Assistance to repeatedly bail them out with a jump start and didn't change the battery . . . You can't fix stupid, right?

    What year is the car? $40k might be a bit much, depending on the year. Mine was 4 years old when I bought it for $32k. It had 39,000 miles on it.

    How many times was the top cycled? Once is not enough . . .

    As for the vehicle driving well, that depends a lot on the driver, road conditions etc. I wouldn't let anyone's experience convince me to part with $40k, but that's just the way I operate. "Trust but verify" works for me. If you want the car that bad, fly there and test it yourself. A couple of hundred bucks in airfare is worth it. At least you can pay your friend a visit. Some dealers will split the cost if you purchase the vehicle; this will be dependent on your negotiating skills.

    Have the dealer scan it with a Tech 2 and report back. Any fault codes should be evaluated and dealt with. For $40k, the car should be pristine, regardless of the year. Except nothing less for your hard-earned money; -unless you got it as part of an inheiritance. And then, by all means, squander it!!!!

    You should always download a driver's manual (available online) and test every single function/option on the vehicle during a test drive. Don't count on the saleman to have a clue about these cars -most don't. All they want is your cash and the car off the lot to make room for the next one.

    Scratches can be fixed easily enough.

    If in doubt, keep searching; there are plenty more out there.

    CC

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    Re: Xlr Advice Needed

    Thanks again! Yes, it is a 2008.

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    Re: Xlr Advice Needed

    Hey buddy, I've been looking and looking for all of that time. I think I may have found the XLR I am ready to purchase. Do you mind taking a look at the vehicle report?

    Applicable Warranties
    Valid warranties are highlighted
    Valid
    Description
    Start Date
    Effective Odometer
    End Date
    End Odometer


    Corrosion Limited Warranty
    02/16/2008
    10 MI
    02/16/2014
    Unlimited


    Emission Select State Component Lty Wty
    02/16/2008
    10 MI
    02/16/2015
    70,010 MI


    Emission Select Component Ltd Wty
    02/16/2008
    10 MI
    02/16/2016
    80,010 MI


    Bumper to Bumper Limited Warranty
    02/16/2008
    10 MI
    02/16/2012
    50,010 MI


    Emission Limited Warranty
    02/16/2008
    10 MI
    02/16/2011
    50,010 MI


    Powertrain Limited Warranty
    02/16/2008
    10 MI
    02/16/2013
    100,010 MI




    Service Contract
    Policy Number: 817272297
    Owner: WOOLARD JR
    Description: CADILLAC XLR PREMIUM CARE
    Deductible Amount: 0.00
    Effective Date: 02/16/2008
    Expiration Date: 02/16/2012
    Effective Odometer: 10 MI
    Expiration Odometer: 50000 MI
    Daily Rental Limit: 0.00



    Transaction History
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    Job Card Date
    Job Card Number
    Transaction Type
    Transaction Adjustment
    Labour Operation
    Odometer Reading
    02/28/2012
    92340
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    B3980 - Folding Top Adjustment
    39,026 MI
    02/28/2012
    92340
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction
    Add Credit
    C7051 - Cover And/Or Pad, Front Seat Back Cushion - Left - R&R Or Replace
    39,026 MI
    02/28/2012
    92340
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction
    Full Debit - Reversal
    C7051 - Cover And/Or Pad, Front Seat Back Cushion - Left - R&R Or Replace
    39,026 MI
    02/28/2012
    92340
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    C7051 - Cover And/Or Pad, Front Seat Back Cushion - Left - R&R Or Replace
    39,026 MI
    02/28/2012
    92340
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    C6841 - Blower, Seat Back Ventilation Heat/Cool - Front - Replace
    39,026 MI
    01/06/2012
    235801
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    E2147 - Stabilizer Shaft Link Replacement - Both Sides
    38,939 MI
    01/06/2012
    235801
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    C2860 - Console Assembly - R&R Or Replace
    38,939 MI
    01/06/2012
    235801
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    B1670 - Hood Strut Replacement
    38,939 MI
    11/22/2011
    418258
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    Z8014 - ROADSIDE SERVICE (BATTERY/JUMP START)
    38,726 MI
    11/19/2011
    K59621
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    Z2085 - ROADSIDE SERVICE (PREMIUM)
    38,076 MI
    11/18/2011
    K58578
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    Z2083 - ROADSIDE SERVICE (BATTERY/JUMP START)
    38,800 MI
    07/11/2011
    409734
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    J3480 - Pump And/Or Gasket, Coolant - Replace
    35,414 MI
    07/11/2011
    409734
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    C6489 - Plate/Bezel, Front Power Seat Switch - Left - Replace
    35,414 MI
    07/11/2011
    409734
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    C4683 - Carpet, Rear Compartment Floor Panel - Rear - R&R Or Replace
    35,414 MI
    07/11/2011
    409734
    ZSCT----Service Contracts

    M0042 - Maintenance Service - Oil and Filter Change
    35,414 MI
    02/07/2011
    399934
    ZSCT----Service Contracts

    M0044 - Maintenance Service - Passenger Compartment Air Filter
    31,487 MI
    02/07/2011
    399934
    ZSCT----Service Contracts

    M0043 - Maintenance Service - Engine Air Filter
    31,487 MI
    02/07/2011
    399934
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    R0883 - Radio Speaker Amplifier Replacement
    31,487 MI
    09/22/2010
    391766
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    H0043 - Pads, Disc Brake - Rear - R&R Or Replace
    28,323 MI
    09/22/2010
    391766
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    H0042 - Front Disc Brake Pads Replacement
    28,323 MI
    03/01/2010
    376310
    ZSCT----Service Contracts

    M0042 - Maintenance Service - Oil and Filter Change
    21,177 MI
    08/06/2009
    363025
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    N2233 - Folding Top Switch Replacement
    15,518 MI
    08/06/2009
    363025
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    Z5001 - VIP FREIGHT/POSTAGE REIMBURESEMENT
    15,518 MI
    03/25/2009
    353639
    ZSCT----Service Contracts

    M0042 - Maintenance Service - Oil and Filter Change
    11,191 MI
    03/25/2009
    353639
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    Z7911 - 2-WAY SHUTTLE COURTESY TRANSPORTATION
    11,191 MI
    04/28/2008
    329661
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    Z7901 - 1-DAY COURTESY TRANSPORTATION
    1,869 MI
    04/28/2008
    329661
    ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction

    L1020 - Fuel Tank Filler Cap Replacement
    1,869 MI
    12/18/2007
    A00720
    ZPDI----Pre-Delivery Inspection

    Z7000 - Pre-Delivery Inspection - Base Time
    0 MI

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    Re: Xlr Advice Needed


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