Cadillac XLR Forum Discussion, XLR dressed up Corvette in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; To continue a theme from the Escalade Forum. Do you think the XLR is nothing more than a dressed up ...
- 04-21-03 02:39 PM #1
XLR dressed up Corvette
To continue a theme from the Escalade Forum. Do you think the XLR is nothing more than a dressed up Vette or can this car stand on its own?
- 04-21-03 03:29 PM #2
Like it or not, I think there are two ways of looking at the XLR.
Either it's a tarted-up, de-tuned Corvette, or it's a Corvette being taken to the "next level" of sophistication made possible by the higher price-point.
Only time will tell which is correct.
- 04-21-03 03:37 PM #3Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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Agreed, I would buy the Cadillac before I'd buy the 'Vette......But, That's no surprise! I'm a Cadillac kind of guy!
- 04-21-03 04:20 PM #4
Is THAT what you call it?
- 04-21-03 08:00 PM #5
Yeah, me too!
mmmm, cooled seats!!!!
- 04-21-03 08:42 PM #6Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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I think a dressed-up Vette is an awesome proposition. "Nothing more than?" It's stiff, it's large, it's light, and it handles like a TYCO CurveHugger II. I don't think "more" is possible.
XLR's dressing-up is significant, addressing all of the things that keep Corvette out of luxury-roadster territory: DOHC engine, five-speed auto, comfort-tuned suspension, luxurious interior, power hardtop.