Edmunds asked me to up date my initial review from over a year ago, ostensibly, to determine if I still felt as I did. What follows is my original review, and I happily report to you that my XLR still engages and satisfies me as it originally "WOWED" me. So what follows is my original review... It's hard for me not to take second, third and fourth looks at my Infra-red 2007 XLR when it's parked. It looks like no other car-- unique from every angle-- a true work of automotive art that was hand built by G.M in their Corvette plant. This is a sports car that will provide you with the finest, most quiet, and most comfortable ride on virtually every road surface. Driven sensibly, it will give you 25 miles to a gallon of gas. For its time, the electronics were top of the line, but alas, it does not have blue tooth or an audio input into the sound system. My wife and I selected to purchase "On _Star and activate the XM. Aside from having a failsafe navigation system in the car with the cd map, the On Star provides you with audio directions through the Boise sound system Additionally, each month you receive a mechanical report on the state of your car's many systems--- so you are confident about the car's operation. The used car values for XLR are relatively steep, but if you find one with low mileage that has had the benefit of a mature driver you'll be very please with the purchase. It's the most fun you'll ever have in a car!
As stated in my review above it has been the most exciting car that I have ever drove. I have had BMW's, Mercedes sl500 amg package, Jaquar XJR supercharged and nothing compares to not only the exciting drive, but all the looks you get from every age group 8 and 10 year olds through 75 to 85 year olds.
I virtually like everything about the vehicle as mentioned above. Especially the convertible feature and how it is super quiet when the top is up. The folding roof is totally padded on the inside and the windows coming down 1/2 inch for the air to escape when closing the doors is also a super feature.
Cadillac should finally do away with On Star and allow bluetooth phones attached to the display, like Mercedes and Jaguar.
I had this car for about a year. I have had absolutely no problems at all. The quality is outstanding. The power and responsiveness are awesome. A very drive-able vehicle whether in city/freeway traffic or on long weekend excursions. A great machine to drive!
The styling, performance, heads up display, and the seats. Very unique styling - Always a head turner.
Integrated bluetooth capability / phone w/harddrive to store address book, etc. The center storage bin between the seats is difficult to access. I almost never use it. Some space behind the seats would be great to place a brief, purse or jacket. It is a pain to put items in the trunk or on the floor
I think that this car is really well built. I had a really fun time driving this car. I hope that other people buy this car and have just as much as fun as I did.
The interior and exterior design of this car is very unique and cool. The build quality is also good. The fuel economy is good as well. It has great comfort and performance. This car is awesome and really fun to drive, oh my gosh!