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

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    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.


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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

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

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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

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

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

    Oh, yeah!

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

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

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