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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Cadillac XLR Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 320 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Cadillac XLR

  • Cadillac's best shot yet at regaining premier status in the luxury car world.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful Northstar V8, Corvette underpinnings provide excellent handling, retractable hardtop.

  • Cons

    Interior lacks the polish of its European rivals, love-it-or-hate-it styling.

  • What's New for 2004

    The XLR is an all-new luxury roadster from Cadillac.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
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  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Bob's "fun mobile"

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

The daytime running and front signal lights have too high a wattage bulb. the bulb melts the lens, and reduces the assembly to junk! at $2100.00 to replace the set, and no remediation for the problem by GM, it makes for less than a good experience of ownership! The crooks at the dealership of course waited to tell me about this after the warranty was expired. I am not happy with the dealership or Cadillac Division of General Motors. It will be a cold day in hell before I get another Cadillac, or let a caddy dealer work on either my XLR, or my SRX!




Caution!

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

Brakes squeak and belts have to be greased monthly! Am told by my local dealer that the brakes squeak because all high performance cars do? Also told that there was nothing they could do about belts - it is a general motors issue - of course warranty has expired - SURPRISE!




2004 cadillac xlr

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

My overall experience with this car has been positive, though I have had some problems with top operation. It is a lot of fun to drive. It turns a lot of heads when on the road.




A real attention getter

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

My Cadillac XLR is a real head turner wherever it goes. If it is in the same lot as a Porche or Mercedes-Benz SL500, people are only interested in the XLR.




Great car, just a bit

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

The Cadillac XLR is a great car, but it is just a bit small for tall drivers (I'm 6-4). Mine had several several system problems, but all taken care of under warranty.




My first cadillac

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

My husband purchased my red XLR new as a present to replace another vehicle on the spur of the moment. We did not evaluate any other cars, Jag, Porsche, BMW, etc. I am thrilled with the car and loved it from the first minute I drove it. I get more thumbs up from other convertible drivers (Porsche comes to mind), teens, general passersby, than I ever have with another vehicle. This car is a beauty, comfortable, fun to drive, fast, and well designed. You'll really want to exceed the speed limit in this one, it is so smooth. The feel of a sports car with the comfort of a sedan.



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Full 2004 Cadillac XLR Review

What's New for 2004

The XLR is an all-new luxury roadster from Cadillac.

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Talk About The 2004 XLR

2004 Cadillac XLR Discussions See all Started By

skuuter
skuuter
08-26-2004
A1: Some 2004 model year Cadillac CTS, SRX and XLR, and Chevrolet Corvette vehicles have lower control arm ball stud nut/washer assemblies with washers made of the wrong steel material....


213cobra
213cobra
03-11-2006
In terms of materials and workmanship, the Lexus SC interior is fully credible. It's design choices are a more controversial matter as is the look of the rest of the car. Unfortunately for the SC, it ...


partsman427
partsman427
11-27-2007
Can anyone tell me why the production of 2007 xlrs is listed as 1505...



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