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    Re: Bought an XLR-V? Check in!

    This is more of a question.

    I'm getting ready to buy either the XLR or the V model. Prices are pretty incredible in terms of discounts that I can get. The XLR resale value is not as good as I would have expected for such a great car.

    My main question is will I be happy with the V's ride? I currently drive an Infinity FX45 and the suspension is very stiff and the bumps are very noticeable. I don't expect it to ride like my wife's Land Cruiser, but does the standard XLR have lot better ride than the V model or are they pretty similar?

    Is the interior the same as the XLR?

    What do you think would be a good price to pay for a 2006 V model silver with 8,000 miles?

    Any feedback will really be appreciate.


    Thanks,

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    Welcome aboard! I split this post from the other topic because it'll get more attention as a discussion of it's own.
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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    my guess is 75-78000.... new xlr v's are are fetching 85k at the low end... i would def not pay over 90 for a new one!!!

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    BRAND NEW V!!! 78500... black on black... thats a legit deal!!!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BRAND...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    The V has a nicer interior, kind of ash colored woodgrain accents and the upholstery is nicer.
    The ride is waaaaaaaaay better on the V as compared to the "base" car.
    Not sure about pricing.

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    THere is so many deals if you are looking for a new or used one please contact me. I will give you a great deal..

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    Read some of the posts under xlr v. New prices supposedly at $75k. I read these on March 19, today.

    In regard to ride, ride is a direct function of wheelbase. XLR and V are same wheelbase. Best ride is in Fleecewood Brougham. 1996 was last year made. I know a little old lady who has a white one with 20k miles, blue leather, etc. Spotless. She will not sell, it however. I still gave her my phone number.

    One interesting question--Why buy an XLR V, when you could buy a Z06 Vette? Much more technology, sports handling, good looks too.

    Just wondering?

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    Quote Originally Posted by z06bigbird View Post
    One interesting question--Why buy an XLR V, when you could buy a Z06 Vette? Much more technology, sports handling, good looks too.

    Just wondering?

    Ed
    personally, i like the lines of the XLR much better than the corvette. it's also a car that one seldom sees on the street, which could be good or bad down the road if it's a keeper.

    for me, being in a bumper-to-bumper all day or night out here in Los Angeles kind of driving environment, the autobox is also a big plus over manual shift.

    admittedly, i'm also more a "grand tourer" than sportscar dude.

    those are my reasons, but this year we got the wife a new car; i'm in a holding pattern before jumping into anything new myself so it'll be about a year before i can shop seriously unless some surreal deals materialize.

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    Go drive an XLR, then drive an XLR-V and tell me they ride the same.
    They don't.

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    Quote Originally Posted by ewill3rd View Post
    Go drive an XLR, then drive an XLR-V and tell me they ride the same.
    They don't.
    that's the kind of sharp, detailed insight we're looking for more of around here!

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    Sorry for that, I must have been cranky when I wrote that.
    Ever have one of those days?


    My point was that ride on a car depends on much more than how far apart the wheels are.
    Sorry about my lack of eloquence

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    There is a night and day difference between the 2..

    You need to drive one.

    I have a bunch on order..

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    That will give me something to do this week end.

    Ed

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    If you want a BLACK V jump on the one I have on order..

    Will be here on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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    Re: XLR / XLR-V Question

    Quote Originally Posted by vixapphire View Post
    personally, i like the lines of the XLR much better than the corvette. it's also a car that one seldom sees on the street, which could be good or bad down the road if it's a keeper.

    for me, being in a bumper-to-bumper all day or night out here in Los Angeles kind of driving environment, the autobox is also a big plus over manual shift.

    admittedly, i'm also more a "grand tourer" than sportscar dude.

    those are my reasons, but this year we got the wife a new car; i'm in a holding pattern before jumping into anything new myself so it'll be about a year before i can shop seriously unless some surreal deals materialize.
    I tend to agree with you, but when I recently located a red 02 Z06 with 1.400 miles on it. The owner was as anal retentive as a constipated cow too. I purchased it (almost without driving it) for less than half the price of an XLR V. This will not be a daily driver. It will likely end up next to my 86 Monte Carlo SS (black cherry color) with 44k miles on it. I guess I now have two show cars. I have had the Monte for about 10 years, and I have put 3k miles on it in that time. Hell, I have more invested in insurance in that car than it is likely worth. When I really get down to it, I do not own these cars. They own me.

    Ed

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