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    Tell us about your XLR-V!

    Pics? Prices? Dealer experience? Overall satisfaction?

    Tell us all about your XLR-V.

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    XLR-V is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    Tremendous ride! My only complaint is that the owner’s manual calls it a cigarette instead of a cigar lighter, like the Viper I traded for it. :-)
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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    Got one too, Fantastic, how ever a few things it needs to go back to get fixed in the first 3000 miles.

    1 Buzzing exaust noise from under passanger seat @ 3000 rpm ( heat sheild not seated???) Bad fit somewhere.

    2. Windows sometime go up then 1/2 down Wierd?

    3. Brake noise when slowing down from 20 to zero ???

    4. BLACK is the softest paint in the world. Its getting scratched to death already. Any one else notice this about XLR V black. CRAZY I have had to polish out more the 10 good hair line scratches evertime I look at it I find a new one on the door or fender, I think its from people waliking up to it looking in it. I miss my sliver.... regular xlr JUST FOR THE COLOR.

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    Thoredan,

    I had the same window issue happen for the first time the other day. I was dropping my wife off and put the car in park while still running. She hit the door button and her window went down half way instead. We put the window back up and she hit the door button again with the same result. After I turned the car off it cleared the problem.

    After 4 black sports cars in a row I went with Infrared on the V. You can't use anything other than 100% "soft" cotton towels on black unless you want swirl marks. Also, be sure to hose as much dirt and grit off the car as you can before you start to wash it, since this can create swirls as well. I will even hose the car first to get off light dust prior to using a quick detailer spray. Black is nasty to keep clean but no color looks better on a cloudy day or at dusk than black.

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    Thats it. Only 3 guys on these boards bought one?

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    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...new-xlr-v.html

    They havent all posted in this thread.

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    Hey guys! I'm new to the board.

    I bought a black XLR-V about 3 months ago. I have about 3000 miles on it. Great car but the fit and finish is not the best.

    1) I too have had the window problems as above.
    2) The GPS has the car in the middle of the Great South Bay half the time(a HUGE body of water along LI)
    3) Cup holder cover broke in the first 300 miles.
    4) Also, I agree that a stiff wind will scratch the black finish. The trunk already looks like hell.

    On the good side:
    1) I have had a few very high powered cars (Porsche, supercharged viper, ZR-1, etc) but this is the smoothest high power car I have ever driver. I can't get over how quite the car is. Almost zero whine from the charger.
    2) I can't believe how many people actually know what a V is and how much they like the car.
    3) Hardtop convertible is GREAT!

    I think the bugs are worked out and I'm looking forward to a great summer in the car!!

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    I've had my infrared XLR-V for almost a month. There have been a couple of small issues but nothing that makes me sorry I bought it. The windows seem to have a life of their own sometimes and the NAV has tried to get me to turn off the road into the woods. It's definitely a head turner, but most don't know it's a V; the same can still be said about the CTS-Vs there are so few on the roads.

    The car is fast, fun and very smooth and quiet, except when the teenager in me has to let 'er rip.

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    had mine 3 days. it is at the shop with a blown motor go to my site and read

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    We got a red one 3 days ago. I own a V8 Northstar AWD 2005 STS with all of the features, so all ready dispointed with the issues with the Nav. I understand not letting the driver to adjust over 5mph, but a passenger should be able to address. Treating my wife like a 13 year old is not something I would ever suggest doing. Miss the blutooth which works great on my STS.
    The car is extremely fun to drive (I don't mind the longer walks from the parking lots). A package that is fast but relaxing and smooth to drive, What is the 0-60mph time? They only publish under 5 seconds, Is the HP rate at the crank or rear wheels?

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    How did the motor blow?

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    I just bought my XLR-V four weeks ago ($11,000 off sticker). The dealer had used it for 3-4 days to show off the Caddy line up at a local golf tournament and logged 156 miles on it. As of today I have 2700 miles on it. The first 1200 were 65 mph or less...driving from one corner of Kansas to the other will put the miles under the rubber.

    As everyone here knows the car is a blast to drive. Power to spare with the engine and a silky smooth tranny combine for a performance few cars can match let alone surpass. The shale and black interior is gorgeous. I like the straight-forward controls for the nav, radio, climate control and 2 drink holders! The lines of the car with the stainless steel mesh grill and 19 inch wheels give it more of an aggressive look compared to MB, BMW etc. It also breaks the mold of the rounded over body styles the import cars have developed. In my humble opinion a hot rod has always been from Detroit (or Bowling Green now), not from across the pond. Not only will this beast run but it cradles you in creature comforts that belay the true spirit of the car.

    I am thinking about installing a back up camera which ties in with the nav screen. I found an outfit which places the camera in a license plate frame on the back and ties in with GM nav units. I still have to contact the company to make sure it's compatible with the XLR unit. Has anyone done this yet?

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    Purchased mine on September 1, and having a blast with it.

    Does anyone know the final production numbers for the 2006 XLR-V.

    Also, does anyone know where to look for the production sequence number in the vin?

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    Exclamation Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    I bought a 2006 XLR-V and have serious heat issues associated with the console/cup holder. In traffic and during moderate driving of my auto, I experienced surface temps of 112F in the cup holder and the armrest console (Verified by Cadillac). The outside temperature was only 74F. Cadillac's position is that the temps are 'characteristic' of this type of auto. I say bull. This model is displaying the same issues as the Corvette Z06. Unfortunately, I did not buy a Corvette. Cadillac does not want to admit there are serious heat issues, it would be a huge black eye for there highest priced auto. But if you look at the modifications made to the 2007, you will see that over half of the engine parts have been either replaced or redesigned to address thermal and mechanical stress. Their way of addressing my concerns was to ignore them. We are currently in arbitration with the BBB Auto Line. Surprisingly, Cadillac sent me to them, saying 'if I was unhappy with Cadillac not trying to address the heat issues associate with my XLR-V, I could call the BBB Auto Line' and they gave me the phone number. Nice service!!! I'll post the results of the arbitration, when I get them next week.

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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whit View Post
    Purchased mine on September 1, and having a blast with it.

    Does anyone know the final production numbers for the 2006 XLR-V.

    Also, does anyone know where to look for the production sequence number in the vin?

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