2005 Cadillac XLR Consumer Review: First Cadillac, no surprises
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2005 Cadillac XLR Convertible - Consumer Review

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First Cadillac, no surprises
By Fibbidiboo on

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

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Frankly, I must be naive. Thinking GM- the large bank that also makes cars- could compete with the finest autos from Lexus, BMW and Mercedes reveals a sudden lapse in judgment. Yes, the Eucalyptus wood is beautiful but the bin doors are pure Cavalier quality. Sure the design is provacative, but evidently engineer imagination must have been worn out by the time they got to the wheels. I mean do all new Cadillac shoes have to look the same? But the biggest clue to engineering misfires evidenced itself on a recent 1,200 mile trip in which the heat from the transmission tunnel fused my vitamins together in the trunk. And getting it to recognize the FOB so that I can start it is a hope/prayer.

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Reduce heat in trunk area so that perishables are safe from melting. Take the glitches out of the FOB system for starting so that it never fails to recognize it.
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