Lucky bugger. I still want to know about the cruise control radar, if it becomes annoying if you have to shut it down all the time approaching cars on the highway? I don't know if I would find this annoying or not because you usually want to speed-up to pass a car, not slow down.RickAsper said:I've had mine for about a month now (red with black interior, license "CARGASM"). My ranking of the best features (I'm excluding the overall gorgeous look, since that is not, per se, a "feature"):
1. Fast (20 seconds) top up-down; and
2. Amazing radar-assist speed control. It really works, including applying some brake when someone cuts you off. And it speeds up nicely when the "coast is clear" again. It is better than the Mercedes 600, which I drove for awhile.
3. The cooled seats are great here in FL (particularly since I chose a black interior).
4. The integrated sound-navigation system is awesome, particularly the XM radio. I will be looking to purchase an aftermarket box that will enable the DVD player to work when not in "park" (For the passenger, of course, I would not want it to interfere with my cellphone use).
5. The performance is amazing. My other car is a supercharged Jag, but the Caddy XLR runs rings around it. The selectable gear transmission brings out the kid in me.
6. The voice-recognition personal calling.
7. The novelty of the keyless entry, while nice, and a great conversation piece, wears off after awhile. Its other aspects, like driver memory settings, have been around forever. I'd rank it as "cute".
On the negative side (albeit very minor issues):
A. Driver leg-room is ample (I'm 6'4"), but the foot controls should be adjustable. They are just too close.
B. Great trunk with the top up. But top down it holds 2 briefcases, and nothing more. And the trunk "barrier" (so that the top will know nothing is in its way) is quite cheesy. But heck, who buys this great car for cross-country trips. That's why God invented Beechcraft.
C. The "auto exit" system (moving the seat and steering wheel out of the way) is too slow. It only starts working when you push the door exit button, and the steering wheel adjusts last (it should be first).
I love this car, almost enough to insert a "smiley face" (but then someone would have to shoot me).
OK, I read about the "1791" code. How do you like the car?XLRvman said:Ralph go to the SRX section and u will learn how to watch the DVD while in motion--just look around and u will find the secret!
standby said:OK, Ok, already,
Keep light foot pressure on the accelerator and it overides the active cruise control. If you really want to have fun, take somebody for a ride on city streets and put the cruise on and put your legs over near the door. When the car in front of you comes to a complete stop at a light or stop street, the XLR will also come to a complete stop without hitting the car in front and not putting your foot on the brake. WARNING! be ready to put you foot on the brake when it stops. The cruise at this point will deactivate. It's like playing chicken.
Wow, slow down there partner. You specifically stated that your car will come to a complete stop if confronted by a fixed object, ie, another car in your path. The radar-assisted cruise control on my XLR is not capable of that, all I did was point out an obvious difference between your car and mine. Just to make sure you are quoted correctly, here are your own words.standby said:The point which wasn't taken very well, was, what other car do you know can do this? I think you where the one that said it wasn't a luxury car. I get mobbed by people who think it's better than chocolate chip cookies and milk. I sure didn't mean to imply that the cruise control was anymore than a cruise control with some save guards built in. I don't really know at what speed mine kicks off, but the bells and red flashing lights in the dash is distracting enough, when you looking at the rear end of a stopped car that you are approaching and are covering the brake with your foot. Did you really believe that I would not cover my brake and put people in my car at risk as well as others on the road? Sorry, but your comments sounded like you were talking to a child.