Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Cadillac XLR?
The looks are fantastic and it is a real head turner on the road.
Not many of them out there.
The look with the top up or down is just a classic sexy roadster with a hint of futuristic tease.
Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Cadillac XLR?
Wouldn't even know where to start...have a lemon, make lemonade! I think the car was overdesigned and under thought out at GM.
The cargo divider, which locks into place to allow roof retraction must be made out of carpeted cardboard. Flimsy, to say the least. I have had the same issues experienced by EVERY XLR owner I have met...
Gas tank cable broke $550.00 fix, gear shift cable bent $1200.00 fix, roof alignment to allow retraction $600.00 fix, windshield wiper relay switch "pain in the butt fix, regulator on driver side power window lift kit $700.00 fix, etc...
It always seems to be some nit picky little annoyance that keeps you from enjoying completely what obviously was meant to be a pleasure drive.
2006 Cadillac XLR Review:
When you buy the top of the line vehicle in any dealer collection, you should expect to pay a little more for the upkeep, maintenance, tires and repairs. This vehicle, however, will nickle and dime (and by that, I mean $500 and $1000) you to death because of the inferior design.
The engine, electronics, AC, sound system, suspension, so far seem to be worry free...GM got that part right.
But overall, it is like owning a Jaguar in the late 80's...you better have a second car to get around town while it is in the shop.
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