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Cadillac SRX, Navigation System, Engine, SUV
#1 of 38 2008 Cadillac SRX
Jan 04, 2008 (1:56 pm)
I now have 1500 miles and must confess, I like the vehicle now more than when I test drove it. It is a great size for me. What I love most is the huge glass sunroof. My biggest complaint is the navigation system. The person responsible for selecting such a poor GPS should be fired. It is not user friendly and cannot be used, even by a passenger, when the vehicle is in motion. We own a portable Garmin in our other vehicle and it is so much better than the one GM selected it isn't funny. If I had known how poor the GPS was, I may not have leased this vehicle. I would have missed, an otherwise great vehilcle. A homerun, except for the GPS. Another shortcoming - the six-cylinder engine roars on light acceleration.
#2 of 38 Re: 2008 Cadillac SRX [sleeper41]
Jan 04, 2008 (3:50 pm)
I find the 6 cyl. SRX pretty quiet on light acceleration. My Mazda 6 which i removed the stock tray and part of the airbox has a nice roar on acceleration, so i have a comparison.
#3 of 38 Re: 2008 Cadillac SRX [sleeper41]
Jan 05, 2008 (9:00 am)
I have a 2007 SRX with nav and I use it all the time. It is true that you can't enter a destination while you are driving, but you can pick a destination from an address list that you have stored.
#4 of 38 SRX Navigation
Jan 25, 2008 (9:09 am)
GM's navigation system is fine. The reason it is disabled is because of the massive amount of lawyers that are sapping the life out of society. GM needs to prevent you from doing something stupid so they don't get sued. All the other manufacturers do the same thing. If you can't deal with it, either buy aftermarket or pull over to program system. On Lexus, it makes you hit a disclaimer button every time you start the car of the system will not operate.
#5 of 38 60 days in
Feb 19, 2008 (3:27 pm)
I am in my new 08 SRX Sport V-6 for about 2 months and I must say that it may be the finest vehicle I have ever owned. Cadillac did a wonderful job with this vehicle. The ride, power and the super nice interior make all the difference. I have had over 20 new vehicles and I can't remember looking forward to my morning drive more. If only GM would ditch that lousy XM and get Sirius we would really be in business.
#6 of 38 The SRX is finally gone
Jun 18, 2008 (12:43 pm)
Over the years I have read, but not posted to this forum. Now that the SRX has been sold, I feel compelled to put in my two cents worth. Ours was a 2004 SRX AWD V6 with Luxury Performance Package. In other words it had every available option except the V8 engine. It was purchased in December 2004 and sold in June 2008 with 60,000 miles and a stack of Cadillac repair orders. The problems were many so here is a short list: it used about a quart of oil every 750 miles, the catalytic converters went bad prematurely, parts of the side rails fell off, the sunroof failed many times, the sunroof creaked over every bump, the navigation failed, body trim pieces fell off, weather striping came detached, water leaked into the well under the third seat and remained there and worst of all Cadillac said the issues were within Cadillac guildlines.
The sunroof and oil consumption issues were repeatedly taken to the dealership. I do believe that they tried but were unable to resolve them either because Cadillac refused the warranty claim or because they were unable to find a fix solution.
I have owned about 40 cars during my lifetime including some during the notoriously bad 70's. None have come close to the poor quality of the SRX. Adding insult to injury, Cadillac was just not interested in making things right. They were outright hostile to my pleas for help. This car, by the way, was purchased with an extended General Motors warranty to 100,000 miles. That seemed to make no difference in their approach to customer satisfaction.
The spiral down of GM is no surprise when their very best brand failed so miserably. I had thought they had mended their ways. Foolish me!
#7 of 38 Re: The SRX is finally gone [fastguy]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 18, 2008 (1:49 pm)
What did you buy to replace the SRX, if anything?
#8 of 38 Re: The SRX is finally gone [fastguy]
Jun 19, 2008 (6:39 am)
I have to say that I am increasing happy that I got the V8, which still uses no oil between changes (more than 10,000 miles).
#9 of 38 Re: The SRX is finally gone [steve_]
Jun 19, 2008 (11:31 am)
We replaced the SRX with a Honda Fit. My wife and I travel extensively by car and the SRX was the travel vehicle. Our second car is an 07 MB E350 Sedan which will become our travel vehicle. The Fit will be the vehicle for short trips around town and for Costco runs. The reality is the Fit has more usable cargo space than the Cadillac. No where near as comfortable but a heck of alot more fun to drive. And overall more functional
The depreciation on the SRX was outrageous. New it had a 53K sticker. The trade brought us 12K. That amounts to almost $1,000 per month in depreciation. The good side is that we no longer have to suffer with it's many issues.
We have been driving Mercedes for many years and somehow the looks of the SRX convinced us to take a shot at American. The lesson learned was a very expensive one.
#10 of 38 Re: The SRX is finally gone [sls002]
Jun 19, 2008 (11:48 am)
It sounds as though your are surprised that it uses no oil. It has been many years since I have added even a quart of oil to any vehicle I have owned. Oil changes are at factory intervals and in all of our Mercedes since from 1999 synthetic has been used with the 10K plus intervals specified by the maintenance computer. I would also add that the oil added to the SRX between oil changes has amounted to more oil added to all of my cars in 45 years of car ownership.
I can understand the sometimes a car will have an issue such as oil consumption. I cannot understand why the manufacturer would not correct the problem other than the sheer cost of engine replacement. This is unconscionable as all of the maintenance was performed at Cadillac dealerships.
Good luck with your car. I hope it treats you well for many happy miles.