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#33 of 146 Finally Got my 2010 SRX 2 weeks ago
Dec 29, 2009 (11:28 am)
I've been going nuts as there were hardly any platinum ice SRX's on any lot here in Chicago. But went to Rizza Cadillac in Orland Park (long drive from downtown Chicago) and they had two performance with 20" chrome wheels in stock. I took the one with custom pin stripes that matched the shale & chocolate interior. Absolutely love it. I mention Rizza because they gave me an unbelievable trade-in on my previous 2005 SRX. I currently get 5 more miles to the gallon in city driving (16 mpg vs 11) but also that's because my average speed is always in the lower teens from stop and go traffic.
Great ride, no problems yet (but I had very few problems on my 2005 which is what convinced me to get another.
Like the higher seat positioning and am crazy about the front fluorescent lighting pipes (that audi started) and the interior led ambient lighting stripe the runs across the full dashboard and all 4 doors.
I really wanted the rear entertainment system because of the extra sub-woofer, but couldn't wait any more and that's the only thing I wish I had more of is the bass (sounds deeper at lower levels).
Never had 20" wheels before and they kind of make a flop noise when hitting a bump plus they square off if you leave the car sitting in the cold for 24hrs and take about 500 feet to smooth out round again.
I'll keep you posted, with how the beauty does over the next months
#34 of 146 SRX vs. CTS Sport Wagon
Dec 31, 2009 (7:34 pm)
Just returned from the Indianapolis car show where there was a CTS Sport Wagon on display which my wife and I loved. Unfortunately, they didn't have an SRX at the show, which leads to my question. Both the Wagon and the SRX are only AWD (vs. a preferred 4WD). While there are some minor variances with regard to engine choices, both cars seem to be singing from the same hymnal (4 door AWD with a rear hatch). The only major difference I can see is that the SRX has a higher ground clearance. Maybe the SRX has a 3-row seat? So, what niche does each car serve?
#35 of 146 Re: SRX vs. CTS Sport Wagon [parm]
Jan 01, 2010 (5:38 am)
CTS Sport wagon is available in a RWD and the SRX has FWD. Not sure what you mean about a preferred 4wd?
#36 of 146 Re: SRX vs. CTS Sport Wagon [roho1]
Jan 01, 2010 (5:51 am)
When optioned, both cars are available with all wheel drive (AWD). So, both would be equal in that regard. Neither car is a true 4 wheel drive which is different as AWD - the latter of which is not NEARLY as effective in the snow, trust me.. The Sport Wagon is based on the CTS platform. The SRX is too, right?
#37 of 146 Re: SRX vs. CTS Sport Wagon [parm]
Jan 01, 2010 (7:03 am)
Edmond's says that the SRX is distantly based on the Saturn Vue. It's 5 passenger only. I got this from Edmond's review here, "http://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/srx/review.html"
For either drive train I'm convinced from experience that the most important way to have traction in snow is to have good snow tires. I owned a RWD car with blizzac snows and passed many 4wd trucks in the ditch. AWD and 4WD is overrated and expensive. You still need to be able to stop.
#38 of 146 Re: Cadillac Hits One Over The Wall [luvcars8]
Jan 01, 2010 (12:18 pm)
Regarding the battery post earlier, we have woken up twice now to find the car completely dead in the morning, about 3 months apart between incidents. The roadside assistance came by the first time and told my wife she left an interior light on. I thought that was odd because my 7 year old Maxima shuts off automatically if you do this. After this second time, I recharged and turned several lights on. They all went off on their own after 15-20 minutes, so this is not on my shoulders as the service man was trying to blame us. Also the battery makes a high pitch noise, even when dead, when just sitting there. I think it's just bad.
Has anyone else has problems pumping gas in theirs? Every gas station we go to, it clicks off after 2 seconds, have to turn the gas nozzle upside down to prevent it. Not fun during the winter and we tried different stations. Had service at James Wood in Denton tell us they couldn't reproduce it (convenient) and they refused to go to a gas pump with us to show them either. They told us to find a pump where it works and just use that one!
What awesome Cadillac service we've had so far!!!!! *sarcasm*
#39 of 146 Re: Cadillac Hits One Over The Wall [csbktx]
Jan 03, 2010 (1:02 pm)
I have also had trouble pumping gas! I went today for the first time to fill it up, and it would go for about 2 seconds and shut off. I thought there was a problem with the pump so I moved to another one. Same issue. It apparently did not keep the fuel pump nozzle at the correct angle so I had to physically hold it up while pumping (annoying when it is 30 degrees outside.) Then it still cut off when the tank was only 3/4 full. I just gave up. Also, this is a gas station that I go to regularly and have for years. I got my car at Sewell and plan to talk to them about this issue. Glad I'm not the only one.
Jan 06, 2010 (9:05 pm)
I occasionally have a problem with gas shutting off right away or well before tank is fueled on cars I own. Usually I can correct it by not squeezing as hard on trigger (I rarely set the auto fuel trigger) or not jamming the nozzle in quite as far. If the fuel is going in to hard and fast I think it more readily triggers the nozzle off ... air has to get out of the tank to be replaced by the fuel.
Meanwhile, I will take the old SRX over the new one for styling. The new one looks like someone squeezed the car on both ends, leading to a bulging look on the sides and roofline, and a fat looking from. And I'm starting to get tired of the chiseled look.
#41 of 146 Re: SRX fueling [deville70]
Jan 07, 2010 (12:25 am)
The problem is that the nozzle tip makes contact with the filler tube and that changes the flow pressure of the gasoline. When the fuel pump senses the pressure drop it cuts off. You can avoid this by adjusting the nozzle so that its tip doesn't does not come in contact with the tube. This is essentially what deena808 discovered. It may be possible to make the adjustment so that you don't need to continue holding the nozzle in place.
Give that a try and let us know what happens.
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#42 of 146 2010 SRX problems right side makes a thump
Jan 07, 2010 (7:58 pm)
Weird only the right side of my srx is thumpy when you hit jus the smallest bump now its not all the time maybe 85% of the time. I am so disgusted because its a new vehicle i took it to the shop they thought it was a strut and replaced it and it was not that.. so now its going back into the shop again. I had a 2007 cts and brought it new had no problems. Is anyone hearing and thumping on the rightside of their vehicle.. also one time i filled the car up and the pump did not dhut off gas was running everywhere. so now im scared to fill it up. one time the pump just kept shuting off. im wobdering what i got myself into. this is crazy