peccles said:Seems like GM is pretty confident the XLR can compete in its class
to price it at 76K+. Looking forward to the first car mag that compares
the XLR, SL500, SC430 and XK8. GM better hope for at least a close
second place finish. They will probably need a first place finish
to get people considering the XK8 or SL500 to look at an XLR.
Based on the specs it should out perform and handle the others but
the quality of the interior along with fit and finish is where it could lack.
BlackEldo45 said:That whole "keyless" idea is super cool! I like the one button engine start/stop. Some definitely sweet features. If mercedes came out with a new car that had all these "new" features, they would charge 110k easily.
LOL!Brett said:Car and Driver would still find a way for the BMW 3-series to win :banghead:
Jinx said:I say this is a good move. If GM starts with bargain pricing, they set bargain expectations.
They're building these cars in such tiny numbers, and it's such a small leap technologically (from C5 and Northstar), that I expect they'll deliver assembly and parts quality on par with their heady competition.
As for the opening comparison -- the XK8 is quite long in the tooth, and the SC430 took some criticism when it was released for a less-than-stellar chassis. XLR would have to suck to do worse than second place. And who knows, if they're in striking distance maybe they can take the win on performance -- or at least cement a positive reputation as the athelete of the bunch.