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First off, a Big Thank You to everyone for the wealth of information and helpful contributions here. This is a wonderful user community.:2thumbs: It is also nice to have a moderator from Canada in house.:cool: I can see that's a great help with Canadian specific issues.


I have never owned a Cadillac but I do have another GM vehicle - 2009 Buick Enclave CXL FWD. I started browsing this forum some time ago to learn about the 2013 SRX. Then, it was on my shortlist of choices to replace the Enclave. Now, I have made the decision and am planning to order an AWD Premium in Platinum Ice/Ebony after the Toronto auto show. (The reason being there is a $500 rebate coupon for attending the show).:excited:


So far I have found answers to most of my questions re: the SRX here - without even asking one! And then for some that I did not know to ask in the first place!!! I am sure I will have some new ones in the coming months though. At the same time, I will be glad to provide answers I know of for questions others may have.


If I am not mistaken, I read that there are some members who either had owned or currently own the Enclave here. I would like to hear your views and opinions on transitioning to SRX from Enclave.


Once again, :thankyou:


Cheers!
 

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... If I am not mistaken, I read that there are some members who either had owned or currently own the Enclave here. I would like to hear your views and opinions on transitioning to SRX from Enclave.
Ah yes ... I am one member who had previously owned 2 FWD Enclaves before I decided that I didn't really need three rows of seats and such a large vehicle anymore. I certainly enjoyed the Enclave for it had a very smooth ride and a very comfortable and spacious interior.

I just decided that I wanted to downsize so I went looking for a new ride that I could enjoy as much as my Buick Enclave. I researched a little more and found the new GEN II Cadillac SRX just hitting the market in 2009. I loved the new bolder and angular styling so I decided I wanted to try one out. The first year had some growing pains for there were a couple recalls and a minor issue with a couple of trim pieces that fell off. However, that did not deter me from wanting another SRX. Now that I am in my 3rd SRX I can honestly say that I am very pleased with my 2013 Performance model with all the new safety features and enhancements.

Just a heads up, it might take a little while for you to get use to the smaller footprint but once you have driven the SRX for a while I believe you too will be "extremely" happy with your first SRX. :D
 

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Ah yes ... I am one member who had previously owned 2 FWD Enclaves before I decided that I didn't really need three rows of seats and such a large vehicle anymore. I certainly enjoyed the Enclave for it had a very smooth ride and a very comfortable and spacious interior.

I just decided that I wanted to downsize so I went looking for a new ride that I could enjoy as much as my Buick Enclave. I researched a little more and found the new GEN II Cadillac SRX just hitting the market in 2009. I loved the new bolder and angular styling so I decided I wanted to try one out. The first year had some growing pains for there were a couple recalls and a minor issue with a couple of trim pieces that fell off. However, that did not deter me from wanting another SRX. Now that I am in my 3rd SRX I can honestly say that I am very pleased with my 2013 Performance model with all the new safety features and enhancements.

Just a heads up, it might take a little while for you to get use to the smaller footprint but once you have driven the SRX for a while I believe you too will be "extremely" happy with your first SRX. :D
Thanks for the insight, Marc!

Yes, the smaller footprint has it pros AND cons. I realized it during my two test drives of the SRX. But like you said, I too am positive I will be very happy with the SRX.

Welcome to a fellow Canadian! :D
Thanks, Captain!
 
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new SRX (I know it's still in the works - but exciting nonetheless!). Katie and I may not be able to answer all questions you have as you're writing from Canada, so if you should need Customer Service for any reason (which we hope doesn't happen!) don't hesitate to give GM of Canada a call at 888-446-2000 (Hours: M-F 7:30am - 11:30pm, Sat 7:30am - 6:00 EST).

Sarah (Assisting Katie), Cadillac Customer Service
 

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vi2k13,
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new SRX (I know it's still in the works - but exciting nonetheless!). Katie and I may not be able to answer all questions you have as you're writing from Canada, so if you should need Customer Service for any reason (which we hope doesn't happen!) don't hesitate to give GM of Canada a call at 888-446-2000 (Hours: M-F 7:30am - 11:30pm, Sat 7:30am - 6:00 EST).

Sarah (Assisting Katie), Cadillac Customer Service
Thanks for the welcome and the info, Sarah!

I wish there was a representative for Canada available in these forums.

Before I call up the Customer Care number you gave, do you know off hand if the progress of a Canadian factory order can be tracked?
 

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We can give it a shot! Do you have an order number?
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Hi Sarah, no I have not ordered yet since I am waiting for a rebate coupon from the auto show. Can I PM/email you once I knopw the details?

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The guy who order's the vehicles at your dealership has the ability to track the order. Aside from that, I can't help you.
I did that for my 2010 I ordered, and then they notified me when my '13 was built.
 

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Oh yea, it's another Premium Collection in Platinum Ice Metallic with the V Series rims, Light Titanium Interior, Driver Assist package, and RSE. No option I didn't check off! :D
 

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We got the Radiant silver this time. If we had gotten another Platiumn Ice, nobody would have know we had a new car ha ha We love the titanium interior. I assume yours will come with the really dark wood like ours did. It is certainly different than the regular saple wood, and we really like it.
 

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Yea, I'm excited to see how nice the new Raven Sapelle Wood is!
 

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Ordered!

The salesman informed me that my SRX was ordered today.:cool:

And now... the wait begins.:)
 

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Does anybody have a pic of raven sapale wood? Is that a premium only option?. So far I have priced base, luxury and performance. Did not see raven as a option.

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Never mind. It requires the light titanium interior. I'm looking towards the darker interior colors.
 

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The light titanium interior is darker than the shale. Only thing darker will be the ebony. And yes the choco sapele wood looks GREAT with this interior.
 

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We have a 2010 SRX AWD and 2012 Enclave AWD, driven primarily by my wife. We love them both, but I do enjoy the Enclave seats more than the SRX. Others have written that 2013 SRX has improved seating and you should enjoy the power of the 3.6 engine as well. I will say the SRX AWD is a Better performer in the snow and ice here in southeatern Wisconsin. I also do not need three rows of seats to run my daily errands, but the Enclave is handy when kids come with the grandchildren. I know you will love the SRX.
 

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We have a 2010 SRX AWD and 2012 Enclave AWD, driven primarily by my wife. We love them both, but I do enjoy the Enclave seats more than the SRX. Others have written that 2013 SRX has improved seating and you should enjoy the power of the 3.6 engine as well. I will say the SRX AWD is a Better performer in the snow and ice here in southeatern Wisconsin. I also do not need three rows of seats to run my daily errands, but the Enclave is handy when kids come with the grandchildren. I know you will love the SRX.
Thanks, e004698!

Based on limited time spent on SRX test drives, I tend to agree with you on the seats of Enclave. We too do not need 3 rows of seats and that's one of the reasons going for a smaller vehicle.

Glad to hear the assurance that I will love the the SRX from someone who has both vehicles. Again based on brief experience with it, I feel the same.

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Hey guys kinda bummed out got me a 2012 luxury about 6 months fully paid for ... Now the techie in me wants cue so any one got an in depth review 2012 vs 2013 is the cue really worth it how. Does lane departure and blind side really work are they worth the xtra money
 
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