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Cadillac 2005 SRX
By specialk57 on 11/25/12 20:32 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I was in love with my 05 SRX until I started having major problems. I have replaced the Catalytic Converter,The Transmission and there is a definite problem with the engines that treats oil like water! General Motors has always had a bad reputation for the quality of the automobiles they deliver and as far as I am concerned ,I am very disappointed in the major problems consumers are having that are not addressed by GM. I will Never purchase another GM automobile. Its beginning to sound like an old truck and I am ready to junk it......Never had problems like that with Toyota
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Know Your Car!!
By oliviad1214 on 09/23/12 12:36 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

There seems to be a lot of frustration when it comes to the oil on this car. When you are driving a luxury car you need to keep up with certain things that you wouldn't need to in a Honda. I have my oil checked after every 100+ mile trip and topped off and get my oil change every 3,000 miles. It's a great reliable car with amazing handling. The gas mileage could be better but no complaints, again a high maintenance vehicle. You need to take care of it though, and commit to regular maintenance, if you can't then you shouldn't be buying luxury.
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2005 cadillac srx
By jane52 on 07/21/11 13:49 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

this car has been well taken care of but to be a 2005 very disappoint in 6 months time my power steer went my air compressor all coils plugs and two canister in gas tanks and the catlyer coverter really disappointed in all of this.
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9 of 11 people found this review helpful
Five+ years out
By bernard long on 11/27/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Overall, we have enjoyed our SRX. However it is a GM car. Seats very comfortable and after a 16 hour drive from SW FL to DC, we were not even stiff. However, this doesn't compare to Lexus, BMW, MB or Volvo in trim quality, fit and finish. Moreover the drive train is suspect. Replaced the torque converter at just under 50000 miles (warranty); timing chain stretched out due to insufficient lube, I was told, at 70000. N engine is an unannounced oil burner and oil needs changing more quickly than indicated. GM picked up most of the Timing Chain cost ($4000/$4500). Now (75,000) there is strange noise from under the hood and the smell of coolant. I would not again buy any early GM or N engine
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I love my Caddy
By sam7759 on 11/06/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

This is the first Cadillac I ever owned, bought it used from carmax and love it. I never had the oil problem I read about, in fact I change my oil every 5,000 miles and had no problem at all with it. Good over the road, drove it from Los Angeles to Sacramento a few times and had a nice trip every time.
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I love my SRX.
By Black On Black SRX on 09/23/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Okay I love my SRX. I bought it just 5 months ago with 91k on it for trade in value! I cant believe i found a black on black and with the nice 18 in wheels and mine is the only one i've seen with SRX mudflaps on all for tires. I haven't had much trouble with my caddy. it would jump when it idled so i took it in and just a cylinder was misfiring quick fix and my turn bulb had to be replaced. took it to a caddy dealer and they were horrible so i took it to a gmc dealer and they were great. ive put about 9k on it in the 5 months since i got it and i have to say is i only had about 1 quart of oil when i get it changed at 94k but you just have to watch ur oil. I Love My SRX nothing drives better
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Problems with transfer gearbox
By Brenda on 07/09/10 18:34 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

The first few months I owned the vehicle I was very, very pleased. But after six months I had to replace the outside mirror and consistently had a burning smell in the vehicle. The car was serviced and repaired under the warranty. When the car reached 88,000 miles the big troubles began. The right and left tie rods, the air conditioner and the transfer gearbox had to all be replaced within a three week period. To me I did not feel the car was old enough for such problems to begin. I have been a loyal GM customer, but I am seriously reconsidering if I will ever purchase another Cadillac.
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What's the deal?
By review on 04/15/10 21:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

After reading all the other reviews I know they should recall these cars, was driving car nowhere near time for oil change car started jerking and check engine light came on no light indicated low oil level, took to shop had no oil was over 5 qts low. Who would ever image that a Cadillac would not have a light to indicate low oil level. Something needs to be done about this problem if only I would have known this before I bought the car never again will I have or recommend this car to anyone
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Big Mistake
By Not What I Expected on 04/07/10 19:30 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I cannot believe that GM would build a Cadillac without a sensor to let you know that the oil is low. The other reviews sound like me. Had I know that the SRX V6 uses so much oil and there is not a light that tells you there is no oil in the car I definitely would not have bought it. Driving from LA to Sacramento the car starts jerking but no warning light comes on so I think I just filled up with bad gas and continue to drive another 100 miles. Well it was not the gas it was no oil in the engine. I owned the car 4 months and was scheduled for an oil change two days later. I cannot believe GM does not fix this problem. The warranty does not cover engine damage due to no oil in the car.
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Oil Problems- GM in denial
By Kent on 04/03/10 07:45 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Great looking car but clearly a defect in the engine. As others have reported, you get an oil change an 1500 miles later the car starts shaking. You check the oil, its empty. No oil leak, no burning smell, just gone. The dealership says they've "never heard of this problem" yet people all over the internet report the same problem. We wanted Russ Darrow, our dealer to find out what was wrong before the warranty ended. They have done nothing except keep charging us for oil changes (@ $117 each time) and say there is nothing wrong. Even though randomly for no apparent reason, you'll check the oil and it fine then a week later its 5 quarts low. Its clear there should be a recall on this car.
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