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#5 of 164 Re: Cadillac SRX reliability, maintenance, and quality??? [neednewwheel1]
May 23, 2007 (4:53 am)
Thank you. Interesting, I have the same analysis. MDX is a safer choice, but the Caddy would be more fun. I agree, that roof is the coolest thing ever. I will probably buy the MDX. The shame of it is that GM could dominate this market segment if it wanted to. They make a really good 300 hp V6, but don't put it in the SRX. Even the V6 they put in the Lambdas (Outlook, Enclave, Acadia), which I think is pretty much the same engine, pumps out 20 more horses. If GM put the 300 hp V6 in the SRX, stopped with the 500 different option choices, made a package that had the 3rd row, roof, magnetic ride and sold it for $45K, they wouldn't be able to make them fast enough. Makes you want to shake them when they have such a good platform and are so close. GM will probably cancel the line after 2008 when the BRX comes out. Oh well. Enjoy your MDX, I will probably have one within a month too. Thanks for your input, I was refreshing to see that I wasn't the only one comparing these two crossovers.
May 31, 2007 (2:08 pm)
I had those same three musts and well, got REALLY lucky in finding one used (just a year old) at a Toyota Dealer! It has EVERYTHING - (magnetic ride, DVD entertainment, GPS, stabili-track, 3rd row, performance package.... and that ultra view sunroof is SWEET!!! I feel like I am in a convertible, but in a safe ride with my toddler strapped in the back. He loves the ultra-view too, always asks me to open it. And what's nice about it is that there is very little wind from such a wide opening, I am very pleasantly surprised! It's FAST, quick from the start (V8 AWD) and feels like the luxury car that it is! The best part is that I got this car for $24,900!!!
#7 of 164 Re: Cadillac SRX reliability, maintenance, and quality??? [dms9]
Jun 09, 2007 (4:43 am)
Last Saturday I drove the SRX V6 for about 2 hours. I think it is underpowered, but maybe it is just too noisy? Absolutely beautiful car with every bell and whistle. But, at nearly $47K for the V6, it was just too expensive. Also, no bluetooth, sounds somewhat silly, but I drive in DC a lot and they give tickets for talking on cell phones without handsfree. So, I did the same thing you did, bought the Acura. I love it, but I have to say, I really wanted to buy the SRX, there were just too many compromises (features and $$) to get into one. I come back to my prior comment, GM is so close with a truly fantastic platform. Where are the focus groups, where are the marketing guys, why doesn't GM make it so these great cars truly compete and fly out of the showrooms. Enjoy your MDX. I am hoping that the BRX blows the doors off the competition. If so, I will be buying on in five years.
#8 of 164 Re: Cadillac SRX reliability, maintenance, and quality??? [dms9]
Jun 21, 2007 (7:55 am)
I was torn between the 2007 SRX and MDX also. I ended up with the SRX and am very happy. I based my decision on a couple of convenience/comfort factors. The SRX has an electric lift-gate and the third row folds up and down electrically. These are great features when I am carrying grocery or mall packages! Also, I like to position the steering wheel low in front of me while I drive and the MDX did not adjust down as far as I like.
There are two things lacking in the SRX that would make it perfect for me. One is Bluetooth capability. Instead they offer hands-free calling through onstar at 40 cents/minute, which is a major rip off! The second thing would be the ability to open the glass window on the lift-gate instead of having to open the entire door. At times I have one item to toss in the back and it would be nice not to have to lift the entire door.
Other than those two things I am veeeery happy with my decision. Its comfortable and looks great!
#9 of 164 Re: Cadillac SRX reliability, maintenance, and quality??? [susanw6]
Jun 24, 2007 (8:19 am)
Enjoy your SRX. I really did love the car. It was much more carlike then the MDX, which I bought. I thought the fit and finish on the Caddy was better, the sunroof was fantastic and the NAV system is far more intuitive. However, at the end of the day, I bought the MDX because the third row (kids, really important) was more usable and could be split. Also, the bluetooth was really important because I drive in DC a lot. You can't use a cell phone and drive. They actually pull you over and give a ticket. The layout of the MDX is better and it handles so well. It really is fun to drive. I tried hard to get into an SRX, but the $$ was just too much. If it was even up comparably equiped, I would have bought the SRX, but even with the incentives there was a 5K difference. I am glad that I wasn't the only one who thought that these two cars were in competition with each other. Enjoy your SRX, it is a sweet ride.
Sep 04, 2007 (11:55 am)
I purchased a new 04 srx in mar04 and in jun06 found the storage area for third row head rests full of water. The dealer took the car apart and found no seal in the right rear quarter panel. The car wasn't sealed on the assembly line! They sealed it and after some crying to Cadillac the carpet and all were replaced. Cadillac also gave a warranty for the rear of the car for leaks until 2011.
#11 of 164 Re: Cadillac SRX reliability, maintenance, and quality??? [neednewwheel1]
Sep 30, 2007 (4:39 am)
I purchased a new 04, my final offer was for the 6 yr. 100K bumper to bumper at NO CHARGE! I got up and was ready to walk, and all I heard was.....OK. Just push and they will will give in!
#12 of 164 Re: Cadillac SRX reliability, maintenance, and quality??? [srxman]
Oct 01, 2007 (4:57 am)
Just curious, how is the SRX holding up? Is the vehicle reliable and holding together well since purchasing? The reliability ratings concerned me a bit.
#13 of 164 Re: Cadillac SRX reliability, maintenance, and quality??? [neednewwheel1]
Oct 10, 2007 (4:00 pm)
My 2007 SRX purchased 4 months ago is a LEMON. It is currently in the shop for the third time for a total of 28 days with a transmission issue. Now they are waiting on a new transmission, but none can be found. Time to enact the Lemon Law in Ohio.
V8 - Six speed Auto
#14 of 164 Re: Cadillac SRX reliability, maintenance, and quality??? [srxlemon]
Oct 12, 2007 (7:17 am)
I have a V8 with the six speed auto and have had no problems as yet. My SRX is about 5 months old with over 8000 miles. I am curious as to what the transmission problem is.