I bought this car with 180,000 miles and in the time it took me to go 4,000 i had to replace the power steering pump twice,the hoses for the power steering, all of the four camshaft position sensors, the alternator, the oil pump, and the oil pressure sensor. I thought i was getting a good deal on a nice vehicle, but i guess i would have been better off throwing the money down a pit.
I have never owned a car with more problems than this. At 80k miles with a clean title this car started to fall apart. It leaked water in the passenger side, would turn off on the free way, had abs issues, needed a new starter, blown shocks, two bad headlights, water pump fell out of the car, veered off in directions it felt like at high speed, had electrical problems galore, cd player malfunctioned constantly. Dashboard cracked, defective airbags and over all a commuters nightmare/ death trap.
NOTHING, except the AWD and V8 Power
hahahahaha this car was so bad that I wouldn't drive a Cadillac even if it was given to me for free.
I thought I was doing my wife a favor, she drove 3 different Ford Explorer Sports for about 12 years. I told her I wanted to get her a different car and showed her a 2004 SRX. Well it was love at first sight, nice car all loaded up, we bought it. Well it does not, always, like to start when it is warm. She has been stranded several times and needed rescued. When it does this it will not turn over, will not shut down the electrical system and holds on to the key. I took it to my brother, a service director at Mercedes, and he sent me to a GM guy. The GM guy worried about it for several days and found some advice on the internet, he removed the 7.5amp fuse for the security system......Several more trips to a GM shop and way more spent ($1006.56 the last time) I traded it for a 2011 Cadillac SRX and it is perfect in every way. I met the person that bought this car from the Cadillac dealer that I traded with. She has not had any problems except that something caused her and the car to drive it into a building causing about $5000. in damages. The 2011 SRX that I traded for has been spot ever since it's purchase.
I purchased the 2004 SRX to replace a Buick Riviera and a Chevrolet AWD Astro van. It was difficult finding a vehicle with the sporty ride and handling of the Buick that could also perform some of the daily tasks of the Astro. Suprisingly the SRX does it all with style and grace. I like this model more than the new ones for its sporty station wagon style. Even after 102k miles it makes me smile when I'm behind the wheel and I would buy another.
Comfortable seating: Fits like a glove with more than enough adjustments for most drivers.
Good mileage: 20-22mpg in mixed driving.
Ride/Handling: Firm/Sporty. Feels more like a car than an SUV.
Quiet Ride: 102k miles and still no rattles or squeaks.
Drivetrain: Smooth, Quiet and Powerful. The V6 has plenty of power for passing and requires little throttle for expressway on ramps. The transmission seems perfectly matched to this vehicle.
Insurance Rates: Inexpensive. Rated significantly lower than average. :)