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#1 of 146 2010 Cadillac SRX
Aug 12, 2009 (7:35 am)
When does the new 2010 SRX hit the showrooms? Have they announced official pricing and financing/lease deals?
#2 of 146 Re: 2010 Cadillac SRX [rbirns1]
Aug 18, 2009 (5:35 pm)
I was at the dealership today, and he told me another 3 weeks, he should be getting 2 in. I really want one, can you order them?
#3 of 146 SRX in Tempe, AZ.
Aug 30, 2009 (2:56 pm)
Coulter Cadillac in Tempe, AZ. has 3 of them on the lot.
#4 of 146 Re: 2010 Cadillac SRX [rbirns1]
Sep 09, 2009 (12:53 pm)
Available in the Washington DC AREA as of last week
#5 of 146 Re: 2010 Cadillac SRX [jenp123]
Sep 11, 2009 (11:09 am)
Just test drove today. Was impressed and loved all the bells and whistles. I think the cargo space is good, the car is beautiful to at. Loved the black color with chrome accents, and the enhanced rims were pretty sweet. Need to wait and see what kinda of incentives they will roll out though, not much going on. There is limited supply, so in a couple of months when they start to have more inventory, I hope they get more creative with their pricing and leasing options.
#6 of 146 Re: 2010 Cadillac SRX [jenp123]
Sep 12, 2009 (12:30 pm)
I tested a Performance version today and liked it a lot, excepting the chrome wheels. My lease on an 07 SRX is up in January, so it's a little early for me to get too serious. Will be looking at the RX and the Infiniti EX, but for many reasons, hope that this new SRX will win out. I'm concerned that the incentives and/or lease deals will not be competitive, but I have time to be patient. I am hoping others will share their purchase/lease experiences. Thanks
#7 of 146 Cadilac SRX - buy one if these if you are stupidI
Sep 12, 2009 (9:08 pm)
I bought one of these. First, the right front turn signal went out, then the left. It cost over $300 to change a light bulb due to bad design. Everyone who has ever borrowed my car has hit their head on the door and cut their face because the door shape aims at your face when you open it.
Oh, park that car with the glass sunroof in Arizona or some desert spot and it heats up so much that when you try to open the back the panels on the top have expanded so much that the back trunk hatch cannot be opened without bending the roof panel. That cost $750 to fix.
This car is why GM should go bankrupt. A true piece of crap. It is a Chevrolet with fancy plastic on it. Badly designed, poor mileage, and bad handling. Get a Lexus or a Nissan or some other competing car, this one is really a piece of trash.
Mine had a bad rear end differential, the air conditioning vents are useless because they do not hold their position and you can't aim them at your face in a hot climate (maybe they have changed this in the new models, but for this price it is inexcusable).
The transmission is a slushbox, cannot get out of its own way, and is a total gas waster. Do not believe the EPA estimates, you will get about 17 MPG average - 19 on the freeway if you are lucky, and 12 in town. My 40 year old mercedes and 30 year old buick were better.
Buy this car if you must have an american make and have more money than brains.
#8 of 146 '10 SRX Walkaround
Sep 13, 2009 (4:38 am)
My dealership was not open for normal business today (they were doing a third annual DNA sampling of kids to assist law enforcement), but while I was there today I did get a chance to sit in the SRX and check out the details of the execution.
As an owner of a 2005 SRX, I've watched the original product launch in model year 2004, get refined for NVH in 2005, and then version 1.5 hit in 2007 when the interior was heavily revamped. The car was often lauded in auto magazines for its styling and handling, even though GM never really made a true sport version of this car (unless you count the 20 inch rim version they sold at the end). Despite the praise, this car was always a case study in flawed execution.
The original product launch was botched when GM incorrectly thought that the V8 Northstar version would be more popular than V6. The result was that dealerships were swamped with $55K V8 cars when 3/4rds of buyers wanted the cheaper V6 versions. The interior was taken straight from the 2003 CTS, which was controversial in that car. In the SRX, it looked truly downmarket compared to Lexus, Mercedes, Acura and everyone else.
The '07 interior upgrade went a long way in fixing the main interior issues but the proverbial damage had been done. While this was the interior the car should have launched with, buyers were looking elsewhere. And of course, the competition wasn't standing still. The competition was putting in even better materials and fit and finish by this time which made the SRX look like "close, but no cigar".
Finally, the original high-wagon design of the car endeared itself to some but turned it off for others. My wife and I personally love the design. It's a proper RWD/AWD car that's not too wide and quite long. This allows for a third row if you need it but in our family, we used it more for hauling stuff. The old SRX could easily fit 8-10 bags of mulch without having to fold down the 2nd row of seats. Trips to Costco were easy as the SRX swallowed most anything you threw at it without intruding on primary cabin space (where our second row holds two kiddie car seats).
So now I'm faced with the new car. How does it stack up? Well for one, the 2010 SRX is a completely different animal. As previously stated in press reports, the true competitive bogey is no longer the BMW X5 and is now the Lexus RX350. This means a FWD/AWD layout and much tidier dimensions. Walking around the car was a very recognizable Cadillac. The front clip apes the same large grill found in the CTS but curves in a many almost reminiscent of steam locomotive cow-catchers. This is not a bad thing as it lends a commanding image for the vehicle and hides the FWD dimensions. The side of the vehicle is where most of the criticism I've seen lies since GM has taken some of the Saturn Vue styling cues. But it's not enough that I consider it a real problem and the vehicle separated itself from the Saturn mostly past the b-pillar. The rear taillights are really cool as they make you forget that Lexus pretty much invented the oft-copied tail of many vehicles in this class. For the most part, I like the current Cadillac styling direction across all post '08 CTS products.
If I had to describe the interior, I'd say that it's appealingly evolutionary. Ever since the '03 CTS, Cadillac has been listening and learning. The '03 CTS's interior was a radical design and they deserved points for trying, but wide expanses of black plastic looked cheap even though it wasn't from a cost standpoint. The next mistake was repeating it with the original SRX even though there was an 18 month window in launch times between the products. But there were good things that came about. Parts of the XLR's dash design (the hand stitched overlaying soft materials) began to show up in other products (the '07 STS, the '07 SRX, the '08 CTS and now the '10 SRX). Likewise, mistakes with the XLR's dash (the cheesy Bvlgari branding, the HVAC cluster straight from a CTS) weren't repeated.
But the whole package seems to be well put together. It also seems that Cadillac has been paying a lot more attention to details that would have been missed in years past. For example, the cupholders in my car are mearly functional. The front ones work but the rear ones in the midseat arm rest seem almost like a cheap afterthought. In the '10 SRX, the front cup holder can be adjusted for both normal sized and super sized drinks. The rear cupholder is not only substansial but also attractive. The driver's seat now has adjustable thigh support, something that previously was only found on the expensive Recaro seats of the CTS-V. The cargo bay not only has the main underfloor hiding place that's been shown in photos but also a couple of smaller ones. And all of it is wrapped in a level of polish that Cadillac wasn't delivering in the 2007 model year.
If I had to complain, I'd talk about the transition between the center console tunnel and the main dash. On the CTS, this is a smooth transition from one surface to another, but not in the SRX. This was intentional, probably to give the dash more of a 3-dimensional view to the eye. But the unintended effect for my legs is that they tend to hit the transition point making it feel annoying. This is likely going to open happen to people like me given my excessive height. The car is wider than I expected (a good thing for my shoulders) but the room between the front seat and the rear seat is a bit less (not surprising, but the new thin seats make up for some of it).
The biggest loss from the old car is clearly cargo space. Compared to the old car, it's like someone cut the space in half. On my family vacation this past August, we were able to cram everything we needed for the driving trip into the rear. On this car, we'd need a roof carrier. There's still space for going to Costco, but anything really large might require a set folded down, which means the kids stay home. Cadillac has compensated by throwing in an available rail system to hold groceries and the aformentioned storage systems.
I won't get to drive this car probably for another few weeks. By that time, hopefully the dealership will get the CTS wagon in for comparison. That car carries the other half of the original SRX DNA to was bifurcated when the new SRX was designed. If the old SRX had to die, at least Cadillac is giving buyers a choice on what personality you want out of a people mover/cargo carrier. Choice is a very good thing. And as for the SRX, I expect Cadillac to sell a lot more of these cars. And that's good for GM as a whole.
#9 of 146 Re: Cadilac SRX - buy one if these if you are stupidI [dvpriem]
Sep 13, 2009 (4:29 pm)
Did you actually buy the 2010 version which is completely redesigned inside and out? what year car are you referring to that you bought?
#10 of 146 Re: Cadilac SRX - buy one if these if you are stupidI [dvpriem]
Sep 14, 2009 (7:12 am)
Dvpriem must be a frustrated Lexus fan. If you actually owned the car, those items would be fixed under warranty costing you nothing. "Everyone who has ever borrowed my car..."--this thing just hit the dealers a few minutes ago. You can't have owned it more than a few days if that. How many people could possibly borrow it?
Now that I read the post again, it seems he may have the old SRX. If that's the case, post in the correct forum. This is for the 2010 SRX, a completely and radically different vehicle.