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2006 Cadillac XLR Convertible

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buy the benz
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By Bob
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2006 Cadillac XLR Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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After looking for one of these since Nov 07, and reading all the reviews I bought anyway. I have had 2 weeks and its been in shop for 6 days, for heated/cooled seats, and horn. Going back tomorrow for fog lights and high beam flash. Make sure only buy certified and get vis records. These are very high maintenance cars and while they look good, they are not built like a 75k car. Buy the Benz, more money but you should actually get to drive it, instead of rental cars. Certification provides warranty, but doesn't mean they actually checked. I had not driven 2 feet after delivered certified when the above were not working. Don't feel sorry for gm or employees, they need to do job.


Best Features

Body Style and stereo


Worst Features

Dependability, even certified they don't absolutely check what they say they checked. but at least wont get stuck with bill ,


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Great Car, Little Nitpicks
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By domesticdude
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2006 Cadillac XLR Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Every time i walk into my garage i just stare in awe for a few seconds. With this parked next to my 2007 XKR it is a sight to see. The XLR is one of the best head turning cars period. It just looks incredible, and when you add the retractable hardtop thats reason enough to buy it. I have the regular XLR and it is quick, but one can tell it needs a little more power and desperately needs a better exhaust note. The interior is a little cramped, i'm 6 ft tall, and lacks storage. Personally i like the interior, its nice enough and is very user friendly, though it could be nicer. IT is just a great overall car.


Best Features

retractable hardtop, head turning good looks, user friendly interior


Worst Features

interior could be nicer, more cabin space and storage nooks, better engine, ride and handling are good until i get in my XKR.


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XLR - Great car - but . . . .
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By jimbo
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2006 Cadillac XLR Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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While a very unique vehicle - those seeking a luxury sports car will find it falls short of the XK, SL, 6xx series vehicles. It's Corvette heritage is very obvious and in the supercharged version has good performance (non-supercharged is a bit "wanting" IMHO). The lack of any type of storage behind the seats really makes this a challenge when traveling. Also with the top down - storage is practically zip - especially when compared with the SL.


Best Features

Open road - top down - cruising.


Worst Features

Space behind the seats. More trunk room somehow. More performance in non-supercharged version Improved Adaptive cruise - it surges too much - could be much smoother. More Info in the HUD.


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2006 XLR
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By Race Addington
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2006 Cadillac XLR Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my 2nd Cadillac, 1st was 2005 CTS. The XLR is a sporty, good looking car that attracts a lot of attension. The only complant is the lack of knowledge for repairs and maintence and it's common malfunctions of computer driven systems. Also for such an expensive car the FM raido reception system is weak and some interior items are built cheaply such as visors, visor mirrors and storage compartments between seats. Other than that, the car is a great ride. Note: Watch out for the cops, they seem attracted to expensive look and don't take kindly to top down and music loud.


Best Features

Quick acceleration, Hard top convertiable. Elegant interior and stylish exterior.


Worst Features

Better Sound System reception which is expected from an expensive car. More reliable interior parts, not cheap plastic ones such as visors, visor mirrors and storage compartments. More experianced personal for repairs.


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WOW!
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By Lance
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2006 Cadillac XLR Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I love my new car. It is somewhat rare and a real head turner. I moved up to it from an '06 Vette. I have had some issues with the GPS not logging in, but it should be fixed soon.


Best Features

The hardtop convertible.


Worst Features

The nagging problem with the GPS & a sticking switch on the dash.


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