SRX - Return of the Station Wagon
By Albert on
2005 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
I bought a Cadillac SRX because of it's style and because I didn't want to get another Lexus SUV. The SRX is a dream to drive. It is more comfortable than a Lexus and it has superior handling (no fear of rollover on turns). But, I miss the Japanese common-sense engineering. The location of the AC, heater, and rear window wiper controls on the SRX require your full attention (eyes off the road) when adjusting. You cannot avoid rubbing the backs of your legs on the rocker panels when exiting the car (this gets them very dirty when raining or snowing). There is no remote gas cap lid (you have to buy a locking gas cap like we did in the 70's). Lastly, the second row seats do not fold flat.
The fantastic Bose Sound System and the SRX's quiet interior makes listening to music a concert-hall experience. The 8-way power driver and passenger seats w/lumbar control are the most comfortable I've been in in years.
Move the AC and heat controls up below the radio and move the CD changer down. Put the rear window wiper switch on the dashboard. Add a remote-release for the tailgate. Add a remote-release gas cap lid. Add some lights to the radio and CD buttons for night driving. Put a light in the cupholders.