Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
Cadillac XLR-V Series Forum Discussion, Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there? in Cadillac V-Series Forums; I love this car! Rubber in 1st and 2nd without even trying! I haven't seen another XLR-V on the road ...
  1. #1
    MLV's Avatar
    MLV
    MLV is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): '04 CTS-V, Maggied '05 CTS-V, '07 STS-V
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    289

    Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    I love this car! Rubber in 1st and 2nd without even trying!

    I haven't seen another XLR-V on the road so far. Come to think of it, I'm not seeing so far.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Jesda's Avatar
    Jesda is offline Super Moderator
    Automobile(s): An endless stream of Sevilles.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    St Louis MO
    Age
    32
    Posts
    22,234

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    Have you taken any video clips of it? I'd like to see the electronics in action and hear the exhaust.

  4. #3
    MLV's Avatar
    MLV
    MLV is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): '04 CTS-V, Maggied '05 CTS-V, '07 STS-V
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    289

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    Sorry, still shots are the best I can do. Maybe Cadillac will sell a few more of these and someone else will make a video.

  5. #4
    ewill3rd is offline Cadillac Technician
    Automobile(s): none
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    WOODBRIDGE, VA
    Age
    46
    Posts
    11,062

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    We just got our 4th.
    I have worked on 2 of the 3 that we have sold since January, mostly minor stuff.
    There are some out there.
    Due to the limited stock production I doubt you'll see lots of them driving the other way.

  6. #5
    SoCadillac is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,764

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    Quote Originally Posted by ewill3rd
    Due to the limited stock production I doubt you'll see lots of them driving the other way.
    I agree, it's an exclusive club. Enjoy!

  7. #6
    MLV's Avatar
    MLV
    MLV is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): '04 CTS-V, Maggied '05 CTS-V, '07 STS-V
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    289

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?


  8. #7
    ewill3rd is offline Cadillac Technician
    Automobile(s): none
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    WOODBRIDGE, VA
    Age
    46
    Posts
    11,062

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    BTW the one we got in is Infrared... if anyone is looking it's prepped and waiting on the lot for you!

  9. #8
    mastertech is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    St. Clair Shores, MI
    Posts
    300

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    After driving all of the V's, I must say I'm a little disappointed in the XLR-V. A little more power would have been nice. A Mercedes E55 AMG walked away from me @ 135 MPH......... The STS-V will take this car anyday, and probably with 4 people in it. Not really worth the extra 30g IMO.

  10. #9
    markbinkc is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2012 CTS-V coupe
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    KC
    Age
    41
    Posts
    301

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    Thinking of pulling the trigger on one of these myself soon....

  11. #10
    MLV's Avatar
    MLV
    MLV is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): '04 CTS-V, Maggied '05 CTS-V, '07 STS-V
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    289

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    Quote Originally Posted by mastertech
    After driving all of the V's, I must say I'm a little disappointed in the XLR-V. A little more power would have been nice. A Mercedes E55 AMG walked away from me @ 135 MPH......... The STS-V will take this car anyday, and probably with 4 people in it. Not really worth the extra 30g IMO.
    Let's see:

    Mercedes Benz web site(unbiased?) lists E55 AMG at 4.5 seconds 0-60
    Car and Driver July 2006 test results show STS-V at 4.6 seconds 0-60
    Road & Track June 2006 test results show XLR-V at 4.3 seconds 0-60
    Car and Driver August 2006 test results show XLR-V at 4.6 seconds 0-60

    A better comparison is probably the Car and Driver (obvious foreign car bias) August 2006 test of the XLR-V, BMW 650i, Jaguar XK, Mercedes SL550 and Porsche 911 Carrera. The XLR-V blew away the others in every acceleration test (amazingly still came in last overall).

    Expensive? Yes. Worth it? I think that's personal preference. And personally, I love it!

  12. #11
    Rachane's Avatar
    Rachane is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    35

    Thumbs down Car & Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by MLV
    ... the Car and Driver (obvious foreign car bias) August 2006 test of the XLR-V, BMW 650i, Jaguar XK, Mercedes SL550 and Porsche 911 Carrera. The XLR-V blew away the others in every acceleration test (amazingly still came in last overall).
    I began laughing halfway through that "last place" writeup. Let's see: We got the car to fishtail a little when we switched the Stabilitrak off. Duh. It's got Stealth Fighter angular bodywork instead of looking like all the other Pacific Rim Blob cars. Duh. The seats are too comfortable. Duh. It's got an expensive, interwoven grille that we're used to seeing only on Bentleys, Maseratis, etc. Duh. It actually dares to be built in America. Duh. The steering was too light at slow speeds [and we couldn't switch the Magnasteer off]. Duh.

    From this and the earlier Car & Driver road test, I think that the magazine is simply entrenched in the old saw of "If it's made in the USA, it has to be inferior to anything made in Germany or Japan." Sorry, guys - Wake up and smell the V-series exhaust.

  13. #12
    markbinkc is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2012 CTS-V coupe
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    KC
    Age
    41
    Posts
    301

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    OK I DID IT! I'm going to pick her up tonite. Black on black. Sold my other beast, so I'm ready.

  14. #13
    ewill3rd is offline Cadillac Technician
    Automobile(s): none
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    WOODBRIDGE, VA
    Age
    46
    Posts
    11,062

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    You are really going to love that car.
    It rides so nice.

  15. #14
    MLV's Avatar
    MLV
    MLV is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): '04 CTS-V, Maggied '05 CTS-V, '07 STS-V
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    289

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    Oh, yeah!

  16. #15
    markbinkc is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2012 CTS-V coupe
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    KC
    Age
    41
    Posts
    301

    Re: Hello-o-o-o, is anyone there?

    All I can say right now is WOW....

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting