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2005 Cadillac SRX SUV - Consumer Reviews

2005 Cadillac SRX SUV

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Poor V6 Engine Quality
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By Allen Mason
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2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Bought the SRX in '05. I loved the car until Mar 08. First it ran hot was towed to dealer that replaced water pump for $300. 2 months later she was driving the car and it started shaking. She took it to the dealer that checked the oil and said it was over three quarts low. They added oil and charged $117. The engine never leaked or smoked, so where did the oil go. Thee dealer could not tell us . In 2 weeks the check engine light came on. Took to dealer who ran diagnostic and found a cyl was damaged due to low oil. The car was always serviced at dealer with Mobil 1. Tried to get new engine for $8000, but none found, even by two dealers. Finally had a local garage install a used one for $2,800


Best Features

Style, comfort, quiet ride except when the engine was knocking.


Worst Features

Some dealer or GM support to offer help in understanding where and how over three quarts of oil just disappeared from the crackcase, particularly when the GM dealer did all services.


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Don't buy one
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By john
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2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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This thing is not worth spit. It has way too many reliability problems mainly with the so called "computer". Ours went out, they replaced it, then the gas gage indicator stopped working so they reset the computer, then the turn signals stopped and they could not duplicate it then we lost oil but the computer never told us and the dealer didn't know why. We traded it in on a Subaru Forester. The trade-in number was a surprise because it is so low! GM should go bankrupt putting out this SRX crap for too many bucks. We had 40K miles on it and in the shop 6 times!


Best Features

The DIC was good. Good horn. Lights were OK too. Tires were nice and round. Good warranty. Good radio.


Worst Features

Stop making more of these things unless you can fix the reliability


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Problems after warranty
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By Problems with 2005
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2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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I loved my SRX 2005 until recently. I had a seat belt break. The laminant on the dash is peeling off. My sunroof rattles, and now I have water in the back compartment under the third seat which has caused my headrests to mildew and also my 3rd seat has some mildew areas. It has been a major inconvenience to find where it is leaking from. I've read other reviews and on the 2004 model a few customers have had leaks under their 3rd seats from the sunroof. Has this been a problem for others. Maybe this is something Cadillac should look in to. Maybe there should be a recall on this problem before others have to deal with it.


Best Features

Sunroof Navigation system heated seats onstar


Worst Features

sunroof noise need more room on passenger side by the glove box. My husband is only 5'9" but has trouble fitting his knees in because of the dash.


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Not Pleased
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By Maregaret
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2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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I have enjoyed my SRX and like any other car it needed to be serviced, but this one has been in more than I had hoped. I believe Cadillac makes sound vehicles, but need to improve the quality of their dealership mechanical services. I was in 5 times just for a seat belt issue. The car also blew a cylinder at about 20,000 miles and the dealership failed to replace the oil in the vehicle when they repaired it. Had to bring it in again. They blamed it on me. Used 3 different dealerships over the so far and was not happy with any. Never had this type of problem with other makes of vehicle that I owned. Won't purchase another one because of the dealership service.


Best Features

Pick up and road handling.


Worst Features

The Cadillac company NEEDS TO IMPROVE the type of mechanical service being provided to owners of their cars, especially in Connecticut.


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Pretty but always in the shop!
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By darkspd
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2005 Cadillac SRX SUV Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is fun to drive, great power, comfortable and always broken. Every two weeks this car must go in for a major repair (under warranty, thank goodness). Engine (oil leaks and consumption), tranny (went out twice in 2 weeks, factory replacements are terrible, second time they had a local shop rebuild it right), power steering, A/C 4x, drive shafts front and rear, rear differential, sun roof motor (still has intermittent problems), drivers seat and controls, paint (twice), weather striping (doors and sun roof), radio with control display, CD player, interior lights and switches. I'm probably forgetting some stuff but I hope you get my point.


Best Features

I really love the sun roof it opens up the entire cabin, unfortunately it doesn't always close.


Worst Features

Quality, this car is a perfect example why Detroit has such a hard time selling cars, NO QUALITY. I traded a Toyota with 250k thinking it was due to fall apart. I really wish I had it back.


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