Like it or not, I think there are two ways of looking at the XLR.
Either it's a tarted-up, de-tuned Corvette, or it's a Corvette being taken to the "next level" of sophistication made possible by the higher price-point.
Only time will tell which is correct.
I think a dressed-up Vette is an awesome proposition. "Nothing more than?" It's stiff, it's large, it's light, and it handles like a TYCO CurveHugger II. I don't think "more" is possible.
XLR's dressing-up is significant, addressing all of the things that keep Corvette out of luxury-roadster territory: DOHC engine, five-speed auto, comfort-tuned suspension, luxurious interior, power hardtop.
I have been interested in XLRs for about five years. I have test driven three XLRs with my wife and she also likes the car. I have recently found a very nice 2008 XLR with 30,000 miles on it that I would like but I'm a little afraid to move forward with the purchase.
I've done some reading on...
When engine is idling there is a sound like a mild tapping coming from one of the passenger side cams. Car is '05 and has 115k miles. Any ideas what and is it troublesome ? At 200f coolant, idle oil pressure is about 15 psi and 45 at 2000.
Started looking at XLRs a few years ago but then bought a CTS coupe (same entrapment capability) with Navtool Android Auto, now circling back and thinking about replacing my '01 SLK320 with an XLR. Electronics do not bother me, have both an Autel Diaglink and a Tech2Win system & found what looks...
My 2005 XLR (81K miles) that I have owned since new, has the 'burned out'/melted inner light cover in both headlights. Its a common problem with the 04 and 05 model. Headlight housing intact but is in need of a restoration. A portion of one tail light is out.
Would like to do total...