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#445 of 804 SRX sales
Apr 02, 2004 (10:57 pm)
If I remember correctly, Cadillac was planning on about 25K units of the SRX for the first model year. As of 4/3/04, they've produced just under 28,000 (from autonews.com). I imagine that sometime in the next couple of months they will switch production to the 2005's.
We have about 1,600 miles on our V8 SRX, not a single problem, fit and finish are great, and drives fantastic; I still enjoy it every single time I get behind the wheel of this vehicle.
turboez - I think you're right on the money with people not knowing what to expect. This is the first time we've bought from Cadillac and so far we're very satisfied.
#446 of 804 V-6 verus V-8 sales
Apr 04, 2004 (6:58 am)
Yesterday I visited my local dealer to have them correct the area code on my On-Star, and while talking to the salesman, I mentioned the WSJ story. We both agreed that Cadillac needs to do something about all the V-8's sitting around. This dealer has a dozen V-8s and only one V-6 in inventory. I don't suppose anyone knows how many or what percentage of the total inventory of SRX built so far are V-8, compared to V-6s. Does this problem hold true all over the country too many V-8s and not enough V-6s. Also the price different between the V-8 and the V-6 is rather steep, about six and a quarter. If only Cadillac had produce more V-6s than V-8s, then there might be more SRX driving around at this time. The salesman did say that they are starting to see an up turn in CTS sales. Regarding the XM radio, I love the lower channels, 50's and 60's, and also the CNN and CNBC channels. The only complaint I have is I which I could have gotten the Xeon Headlights as a separate option. These headlights are only available with a larger more expensive package.
#447 of 804 Local dealer
Apr 04, 2004 (9:46 am)
Told me the very same thing. That in the initial allocation, dealers got loaded V8's whether they wanted them are not, so they still have all of these sitting around.
IMO, the big uptick is due to V6's getting into the pipeline... dealer told me they sell very quickly.
At some point they'll probably just deal on the loaded V8's to move 'em out.
#448 of 804 When I first went in to look
Apr 06, 2004 (5:50 am)
at the SRX, early in the production, my dealer had only a loaded V8 on the lot. They were told that the V-6 would not be produced until after the holidays. The salesman mentioned then that Cadiallac was making a mistake. It didn't take long for them to change the production schedule.
That loaded V8 had to compete with fairly loaded '03 Escalades at a much lower price. Not for me but works for other buyers.
The other mistake I think Cadillac made was bundling the MRC in the luxury performance package. This is the option that gets the most hype. I wanted it and would have paid the money but when I have to add the cost of the nav and all the other options it wasn't worth it. I see they're now going to offer on the RWD in '05. hat's a good move.
Apr 08, 2004 (8:13 am)
Picking up my SRX from Michigan as I have family that works for GM, this weekend. Got the silver smoke color with the ebony interior. Has navagation, DVD, all the goodies. So is this SUV going to be worth the money??
#450 of 804 Car sales per month
Apr 09, 2004 (8:56 am)
Does anyone know how to find out how many of a given car are selling per month? This question is based on postings detailing the number of SRXs sold to date. Just curious if anyone know how/where to find more specific info.
Apr 09, 2004 (9:26 am)
A loaded SRX V8 AWD can certainly top an Escalade in price and IMO, the SRX is worth every penny of it over the Slade. Not that the big SUV isn't bad, but underneath the skin the SRX is a FAR more sophisticated machine. If I were choosing between the two, the SRX would easily be my choice.
Haven't seen any sales numbers, but I can say that I'm starting to see SRXs on the road more and more. Most I've seen must not be V8s as the V8s have a "Northstar" badge on the rear and most of the ones I've seen do not.
#452 of 804 V6 AWD
Apr 13, 2004 (5:30 am)
Is the V6 sufficient for my wife who is used to a GMC Envoy with the I-6? I am trying to keep the cost down and I can't see the need for the 8 unless the 6 is woefully underpowered.
Apr 13, 2004 (6:05 pm)
If I were you I would stick with the V-6, a lot cheaper than the V-8. Now when hooked up to the AWD system, may be a little less power than my V-6, RWD SRX. Compare the mileage numbers between the two cars, with gas costing about $1.85 down here, a V-6 will go further down the road.
Yesterday I got a call from the GM call center, wanted to know if I had any problems, said none what so ever. Just turned 3,500 miles today, had the car since March 10th.
#454 of 804 zeen
Apr 14, 2004 (5:54 am)
The V6 RWD is plenty sufficient. I have nto driven the AWD version which is 200 lbs heavier.
The V6 has tons of power around town.
My recent road trip showed that acceleration above 75-80 mph is not huge.
A 75 mph kickdown will only drop the trans down to 4th. At 65 mph it will drop down to 3rd and you get big acceleration.
I made a climb up a 6% grade at over 80 mph with the trans manually in 4th and was able to accelerate. I probably could have gone 90 mph up the mountain without a problem.
Lastly the hp curve of the V6 is flat as a board at higher revs. It has no upward curve like the V8 does.
So you don't get the high rpm power that one expects out of a DOHC motor.
Around town the V6 feels a strong as many V8s that I have drive and very close to a the low end power of a pushrod V8.