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 HAVE OWNED (9) Cadillacs over the
past (14) and have been extremely
satisfied with each one. In February
2004 I received my dream car, only it
turned out being a nightmare. The
problems started at 430 miles. Lights
that did not work, windows switches
defective, inability to start. XLR
had to be towed on a flatbed twice,
back to the delarship. One of the
fuel tanks had to be replaced, "check
fuel cap" message continuosly on
drivers information center. Less than
13 MPG on open road and highway
driving. Engine misfiring, engine
leaking 1/2 - 1 pint of oil everytime
it was shut off. Various other
electrical problems. Navigation
System works about 1/3 of the time.
In the shop 40 days.
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.