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#467 of 804 Re: SRX Towing [longhorn #433]
Apr 30, 2004 (10:09 am)
My business is currently leasing an SRX (V6 AWD) and this towing package (coded as V92 I think) is becoming a bit of an amusing problem.
When we ordered the car up front, it was very clear that the towing equipment was imperative to us(raises the capacity from 1000 to 3500lbs I believe). Dealership/Cadillac indicated no problems.
The car arrived without the towing package, and as it turns out, we were the first party to order the towing package (hard for me to believe after multiple months of sales but....).
The Towing package includes an automatic transmission cooler (which had to be installed by the dealer, and presumably the receiver/hitch assembly). Finally the parts arrived for the A/T cooler, our vehicle was essentially the "trainer" for the dealership. But when they called us and said we could pick up our SRX, we found that there was still no hitch receiver assembly. Huh? As it turns out,Cadillac had never developed this hitch assembly, they were counting on the aftermarket (Draw-Tite/Reese, etc) to provide this.
Guess what? 4-5 months later and there is still no hitch assembly available to fit the SRX! I am pretty amazed that Cadillac would accept our money towards the trailering package up-front and they gave us absolutely no indication that it was "not yet available". I just got back from the local dealer, and they are still telling us that the SRX hitch assembly is "under development" with no promise date for production.
Cadillac Customer Service will be receiving a phone call shortly regarding this matter. I am still shaking my head over how badly this was/is turning out.
#468 of 804 Motor Trend
May 01, 2004 (4:32 am)
SRX AWD V8 pulled a 0-60 time of 6.4 secs. and a
0-100 time of 16.3 secs. 1 sec. faster than the
#469 of 804 Re: SRX Towing [rplum #467]
May 03, 2004 (9:08 am)
This is a brief update to post 467 above.
After a 30 minute call to Cadillac Customer Service (who also claimed to have no knowledge of a factory hitch assembly), I sutmbled upon some part numbers at another Caddy Internet forum.
88963947 (wiring harness)
I contacted my local dealer and gave them these part numbers to look up, let's hope the information is good. Still seems strange that I have to be the one giving Cadillac part #'s (if they are legit)to an official Cadillac dealership.
We'll see what happens.
#470 of 804 Towing
May 04, 2004 (6:44 am)
Does the bumnper have to be cut to fit the hitch?
May 04, 2004 (9:39 am)
A sedan based SUV is not the best tow vehicle. I am not surprised that GM had no tow equipment. There is a lot of truck Based GM alternatives to look at if you want to tow.
The rainier is a good vehicle to look at. Its quite inside, premium quality leather, navigation and V8 option, with a good truck Chassis to towing.
#472 of 804 Re: SRX Towing [rplum #469]
May 06, 2004 (4:22 am)
I had the towing package installed last week by Sid Dillons Cadillac in Fremont, NE. Looks clean, a nice design, but have not towed anything yet.
I also had a meltdown of my Power Stearing system. Had to replace all the seals, they were installed improperly and the fluid went out in a matter of minutes. Have had 7000+ trouble free miles, until this event. Anyone else have this problem?
#473 of 804 New for 2005
May 11, 2004 (8:47 am)
If I read the "Online Ordering Guide" correctly, a sunroof and XM radio will be standard equipment on the 2005 V8 models. This is interesting, since most dealers in our area have been ordering very few cars with these options, presumably due to the high cost (of the sunroof, anyway). It will be interesting to see if there is a commensurate MSRP price increase, or whether GM will seize this opportunity to effectively lower the price of a V8 SRX.
#474 of 804 Wheel & Brake rotor size
May 11, 2004 (10:12 am)
Would anyone know where I can find out the Wheel size and brake rotor size of the SRX? I know the wheel size is 6 lug, but is it 6 X 5.5 or 6 X ?
#475 of 804 Free sunroofs in 2005?
May 11, 2004 (3:20 pm)
I was talking to a Cadillac dealer's salesman today, and he said that there is currently a $1500 rebate on cars without a sunroof, in addition to the $1000 rebate on all SRXs. (Maybe this only applies to V8s, I'm not sure.) This suggests to me that the sunroofs are going to be included with the '05 V8s at little or no additional cost. He said that there is also "conquest cash" available to those who can prove that they own some other brand of car. Looks like they're getting serious about moving the SRXs.
#476 of 804 Re: SRX Towing [rplum #467]
May 13, 2004 (6:42 am)
I went to take delivery of my new SRX with the optional trailering package and I too was minus a trailer HITCH and when I asked they had NO idea. Turns out they went on the internet and found someone who had to add the HITCH and they told me they would have to cut out a part of the bumper - hmmm what does that do to the warranty if there were an accident? Well, I paid GM up front the money believing I would get a HITCH as you do on the Trailblazer and Escalada. Heck - I should have ordered the Escalade but I was ASSURED that the trailer hitch was available. I even had them write it into the contract. The dealership will do nothing for me... I can not tow anything.... but they were willing to take my money up front for the "TOWING PACKAGE" V92.
The dealership was stupid enough to show me the posting they pulled off the internet - where another owner ordered the hitch and the dealer sold it to him at cost... but they won't make that same offer to me.
I have not yet taken delivery of my SRX and have lost my enthusiasm for it - as I can't tow anything or add the bike attachment unless I fork out another $500-700 CDN (approx.) (Hitch parts plus labour)