Last post on May 31, 2007 at 2:01 PM
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Cadillac SRX, SUV
#1 of 5 Cadillac SRX Test Drives - What do you think?
Jul 13, 2006 (11:49 am)
Tell us about your test drive!
#2 of 5 SRX 4dr v6 awd suv base model,$ 39890,2006model
Aug 31, 2006 (12:49 pm)
test drove the srx v6 .plenty of power for me,rides a little firm handles greet.nice int.navarro cadillac in santa fe NM,gave me 4500 off of the msrp prise.the fit and finish looks good. I liked the dealer and suv/cov.so I leased it for 24 mo,s at 1500 miles per year
#4 of 5 Love-hate Test Drive
Mar 29, 2007 (7:38 am)
Took my first (and last) SRX test drive. It's a decent looking vehicle with a very nice interior. The stats look great on paper and the engine is sweet. I hated the road noise from the rear tires coming from third seat area. The nice stereo makes the road noise go away, but with the stereo off, it's not what I expected from Cadillac. That's a real shame as I'm really trying to make my next vehicle a US brand.
Now get this - this dealership also sells Hyundai. The sales guy ask what I thought when I get back to the lot. I told him the above. He said that Cadillacs are quiet, but the SRX is more for sport... He told me that I must drive the Sante Fe Limited as it's just as nice as the SRX but much more quiet and bargain to boot. (My salesman was busy with other customers when I came back so another salesman was waiting for me. He made the same comments.)
So in one trip to the dealership, I had my first and last test drives in two vehicles. The dealership facilities are stuck in the '60s or early '70s. the two salesmen I spoke with are idiots and I could never trust either one of them, and the vehicles I drove did not meet my expectations for $47K (SRX) or $30K (SF) vehicles. That's one successful trip!
I'm still amazed that two salesmen at a Cadillac dealership would try to move me to the Sante Fe.
May 31, 2007 (2:01 pm)
Test drove and purchased!! Need I say more?
It was the 2005 AWD V8, fully-fully loaded. I am a freak about noises too, I don't hear anything, except that I have since added a Yakima roof rack system and it can be a bit noisy at times. We also added a noise reducer which helps a lot.