Used 2005 Cadillac XLR Base Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2005 Cadillac XLR - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

46 Total Reviews

Base 4.6L V8 5-speed Automatic - (46 reviews )
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
World Class Car
2 of 14 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By David Toth
on

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This car blows the BMW's that I have been driving off the road. The XLR is fast, handles great, and extremely comfortable. I also love the bold design and I have been stopped many times by admirers of the car. Taking the XLR on road trips is a joy, allowing one to enjoy both the power and comfort of the car.


Best Features

The many conveniences the car offers, from the retractable hard top to the FOBs to the HUD to the Voice Recognition. It is one sharp and luxurious automobile.


Worst Features

The retractable top seems to have some kinks in it.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Awesome
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Sharon
on

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I traded a 1993 red Corvette for my 2005 Xenon Blue XLR and I have no regrets. I get whistles, thumbs up, nice color, nice car comments from people ages 16 to 75. Truly a fun car to drive and own.


Best Features

Retractable hardtop, HUD and cruise control.


Worst Features

None.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Like New
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By mmb
on

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Really love the car, only top does not operate properly. Have to have serviced, but under warranty.


Best Features

cruise spacing


Worst Features

Outside mirror need to be spaced closer to front of car. Gets in the way. Also back up sensors hard to see.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Bought It Used, Saved Depreciation
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By qgsm33
on

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I looked hard at the Mercedes SLK55 and the SL500. I couldn't afford the SL500 (ouch). The regular SLKs (350, 280, etc) didn't have enough horsepower to really compare. The SLK55 was almost impossible to find used with fairly low miles. Although the SLK55 is a great car, it just seemed too small for me. My daughter said "you look like an elephant riding a peanut" (referring to the short wheel base and short overall car length). Mercedes made a big deal out of their hard top retracting in 19 seconds vs. 30 seconds for the Caddy. My only trouble on the Caddy has been the computer thinking the top isn't fully locked when you hit a hard bump. That has been fixed now via some reprogramming.


Best Features

The retractable hard top is killer. Only Mercedes and Lexus have something similar. The RF key fob is awesome. I never have to touch the key at all to handle locking, starting, etc, etc.


Worst Features

Allow the retractable top to be run via the key fob from outside the car.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

A Great and Fun Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Bill
on

Vehicle

2005 Cadillac XLR 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This vehicle is not only fun to drive, but undoubtedly it gets the most looks of any car on the road.


Best Features

The adaptive cruise makes driving a pleasure. The top mechanism draws crowds.


Worst Features

Voice recognition needs some assistance in recognition, although it is a good start.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT