I spent 95% of my time looking at other cars and the final 5% looking at / researching the Cadillac SRX and wow was I surprised. It's kind of like finding that great restaurant / hotel / vacation spot and not wanting to tell anyone about it to keep it "exclusive."
I have a 2006 V8 SRX with All Wheel Drive. I have to say that the V8 engine makes quite a difference (my mother has the V6). However, you really only feel the extra power if you accelerate while already moving (like passing) and then it flies! Off the line this vehicle sort of lumbers as it is quite heavy. Also, my SRX does feel much sturdier and less hollow than the V6, I'm not sure why. My drive to work is 40 minutes and I actually enjoy it now, it is very relaxed and has a great factory stereo... as opposed to my VERY unreliable Saab which had less than 30,000 miles! My only complaint is that I can't seem to adjust the seat to be 100% comfortable. I think this car is just not made for women who are 5' 2"!
Of the 48 cars I have owned so far, including MB, Lincoln, Bentley and Volvo, this is easily the best in terms of fun to drive, reliability and comfort. Many of the Asian cars had no power passenger seat; many insisted on 4 wheel drive which I neither need nor want. Caddy built this one for me and I'm delighted.
I love the driving experience, seat height, and reliability. Back up warning beepers are something I would never again be without. So far all I've done is add gas. I haven't been back to dealer for anything.
I'd like a little more chrome around the windows, etc.
This past year I have owned three cars. The first was an Infinti FX. The FX was a great driver's car but had way too rough of a ride and the rear had little storage. My second car was a brand new Buick Lucerne. It drove great but, didn't fair well in the snow and rain. Also my V6 Lucerne was hard to get in and out of and was sluggish. My Cadillac SRX V6 has very comfortable seats, a functional rear gate, and is nimble and quick. You quickly forget your driving a SUV.
It looks great and is fun to drive.
The interior is not impressive. The standard stereo controls for XM radio are very poorly designed. For example, several odd steps are required to find out who or what you're listening to. This is an accident waiting to happen.