Used 2005 Cadillac XLR

2005 Cadillac XLR
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2005 Cadillac XLR


  • Eye-catching design, forgiving ride quality, hardtop convenience, nearly every feature is standard.


  • Interior doesn't always reflect the price, not as sporty as its Corvette underpinnings might suggest, minimal cargo space, can be cramped for taller drivers.

Used 2005 Cadillac XLR for Sale

Cadillac XLR 2005 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
47,381 miles
Used 2005
Cadillac XLR
Hertrich Chevrolet Buick GMC
78.9 mi away
Est.Loan: $362/mo
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Cadillac XLR 2005 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
93,409 miles
Used 2005
Cadillac XLR
Faulkner INFINITI of Mechanicsburg
87.7 mi away
Est.Loan: $305/mo
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Dealer Notes
Black Raven 2005 Cadillac XLR RWD 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive Northstar 4.6L V8 SFI DOHC Fully Detailed, NEW MAGNARIDE SHOCKS ALL AROUND!, FRESH PA INSPECTION!, 9 Speakers, AMFM radio, Audio memory, Convertible HardTop, ETR AMFM Stereo w6-Disc In Dash CD Changer, Navigation System. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Hurry in quick this car won't last long at this price.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Its design makes it stand out from the crowd, but its performance and craftsmanship aren't quite as extraordinary.

2005 Highlights

Buyers now have the choice of two interior wood trim finishes: Dark Eucalyptus, along with last year's Light Eucalyptus.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I truly expected to have some problems with this car being limited production and a new design with complicated electronics and top but to my amazement it has been totally trouble free for 16,000 miles now with hundreds of top down cycles. I was considering a Vette when I found this, much better choice for comfort while not giving up much in handling or performance.
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.
From a Cadillac Technican's Point of Veiw
The 2005 Cadillac XLR has great perforance, with only a slight under steer at 130 mph. With the ground effects the chassis does a nice job sticking you to the road. The slap stick / shifter is pretty cool with the HUD system and the cruise control great. With this system, the XLR matches the speed of the slower car ahead of it until either you switch lanes or the slower car ahead of you speeds up, then your set speed on the cruise control returns to your set speed. How cool is that! The downfall is with the top down ther is very little room in the trunk, no place for those golf clubs to go with the roof down. I have seen a lot of folding top repairs already and miss aligned rear quarter glass misfits. Aftermarket wheels seem to mess up the ride.
out too soon?
Many details were missed in my Cadillac XLR. For example, when you raise the trunk lid outside in the rain the water drains off the forward lid and into the trunk. This causes a damp, musty odor and wets anything inside. The electronics on the car are very complicated and the owner's manual is poorly written. If a passenger who is not familiar with the car is left inside without a fob, they can't get out. This is very dangerous in an emergency! There is an electrical drain on the battery. When my car not used 2 or 3 days the battery dies. This has happened 3 times in 18 months requiring road service. Most of the aforemtioned problems are fixable and would make the ownership experience much more enjoyable, but Cadillac has a deaf ear!
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Features & Specs

15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed shiftable automatic
320 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Used 2005 Cadillac XLR Overview

The Used 2005 Cadillac XLR is offered in the following submodels: XLR Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Roadster (4.6L 8cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Cadillac XLR?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Cadillac XLR trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Cadillac XLR Base is priced between $14,911 and$19,877 with odometer readings between 47381 and93409 miles.

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