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Cadillac SRX, SUV
#1 of 130 Cadillac SRX: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by KarenS HOST
Oct 30, 2003 (6:26 am)
Please share your SRX purchase experience here.
Oct 30, 2003 (6:57 pm)
List price was 56,100. I paid 54,600. 1500 under list (msrp) That probably isn't the best deal in town, but I got the very first one in Denver, got it in Sept. I love the way this car drives and feels mm
#3 of 130 Had a supplier
Dec 05, 2003 (1:06 pm)
deal which works out to be about invoice. Also recieved about $1,000-$1,500 higher on my trade than what may have been reasonable.
The service and experience were very solid.
#4 of 130 Deals on the SRX
Dec 14, 2003 (11:09 am)
I have a deal with a local Cadillac dealer. This SRX. V6 Reline/Gray is equipped with the luxury package, lumbar, sunroof, rear entertainment DVD. List: $47,975; Purchase $44,779 plus $100. dealer fee, tags & State tax.
My test drive revealed a rough ride from at least one wheel which the dealer says has been corrected via wheel balancing. A visit to KBB's/ Edmunds' sites revealed a safety bulletin concerning some 15,000 SRX's that may have front seats not tightened properly. My dealer assured me that they had checked all of their vehicles and that the fix was to check and tighten any loose bolts.
We began studying this vehicle will before production. I have already identified two issues of concern and am now wondering whether to make the purchase.
Anyone else aware of the safety bulletin(s) or other concerns with this vehicle?
#5 of 130 The first
Dec 18, 2003 (10:13 am)
long trip in our SRX will be next week. I've onle been to 80 for short distances (less than 10 miles) and have had no problem wth any vibration. The ride is smooth. I try to drive 70-75 on most local highways but notice that it easily creeps to 80. No exertion on the engine and no road vibration make it hard to notice.
Can't speak to the front seats. It seems silly to sell a car with loose seats if there is a safety bulletin on it.
#6 of 130 Recalls/Service Bulletins
Dec 20, 2003 (9:13 am)
Just when we were ready to make our purchase we checked Edmunds for SRX service bulletins. Edmunds has reported 18 on the site as of Dec.20, 2003 in addition to the recall for "seats". Not sure how serious to take these in total. Can someone out there analize and give an opinion?
Dec 20, 2003 (9:17 am)
check any auto out and they will have just as many if not more bulletins. I myself would not be concerned if you have a good dealer. look through the bulletins check the build date on the vehicle and inspect it very well (keepinig in mind the bulletins) at delivery. Any issues you find have them address it then and then enjoy your SRX.
#9 of 130 CLPURNELL by DNOMYAR
Dec 25, 2003 (11:38 pm)
I must differ with you on the TSBs. We checked no less than four competitive vehicles' TSBs on Edmunds.com that same day. Found "zero" TSBs for these "2004" vehicles while the SRX had 22 listed. We're disapointed and have informed our dealer we're going with another car manufacturer. By the way, the vehicle I tested had a bad shimmy. The dealer said it was just a balancing problem. Some workmanship!!
#10 of 130 A deeper look at the TSBs
Jan 01, 2004 (12:42 pm)
Saying there are 22 TSBs on the SRX is truthful, but a little misleading at the same time. A number of the TSBs have nothing to do with the vehicle or it's performance (sunrrof repair parts not available, radio static, setting vehicle for French Canadian). Some of them are in reference to parts being available and other miscellaney. If you want to get a real feel for the intro of the vehicle you need to compare it not to 2004 models of carryover vehicles, but to go back and look at the first year for comparable models. If you take for example a 2002 Lexus RX300 you will find that there are 11 TSBs for a vehicle was in its fourth year.
As an SRX owner I have not suffered any of the listed items to this point and the one about the seats is for a very small number of SRXs built over the summer. The dealers should have corrected them by now.