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Pros: Performance, power and brakes
Cons: Noisy engine and uncomfortable seatsA great performing small suv, the SRX has exceptional qualities and some problems. I guess I might contribute the problems to the high tech features of the car. One gripe is having to buy new DVDs for the Nav system every year. Compounding the problem is the fact that you have to buy 2 if you live in the center of the US, (I'm on Arkansas), one for the West and one for the East! Right new I'm using my portable Garmin 550. Also, you don't buy the DVDs from Cadillac, you must order from a third party off the web. Strange seats, nice leather but I can never get comfortable. When adjusting the height, the seat moves up and down but the seatback doesn't move. The panoramic roof broke and the repair price was $1000.00 for motor and rails + labor. I'm afraid to use it now as I've heard horror stories about the top exploding. (check Google). Now the car is telling me I have a problen with the suspension system. Also, when I fill (or just add any amount) of gas, the car is almost impossible to start. I have to hold the accelerator pedal to the floor and it will slowly come to life. I will be taking it into Caddy on the 23rd for repairs. I have never had a car with brakes like this!! During an emergency (a person turned left in front of me while I was doing about 75 mph), I had to hit the brakes and the car slowed so fast it scared me. We missed the other car with plenty of room to spare! The engine has a very loud growling sound whenever you get into the gas. Nice to have power, and a lot of power it has, but at this noise level? I think I would recommend a new small suv from Ford or GMC instead of this car, less overall costs in the long run.
Pros: 556 hp + 551 lb-ft
Cons: Not sure yet about long-term reliabilityThis is my 1st GM car, and I'm amazed at the engineering that went into this car. Its performance (0-60 in 3.9sec) is unbelievable, as is its luxury and comfort.
Raelly nice Car
Cons: fuel economyAll good!
A lot of problems
Pros: The comfort of the vehicle.
Cons: The quality and performance should have gotten the 3.6.I am on a lease with this vehicle. Got it new in 2005. Since then it's had a new transmission, new radiator, new water pump. Just two months ago had to spend $400.00 as the Caddy place said I got some bad gas and had to have the injectors cleaned and all filters replaced. Even though I use Chevron fuel which is what they recommended. I just haven't been happy with the quality of the vehicle. We'll be getting rid of it in December. Thank God all the major repairs were covered under warranty.
Pros: It's hard to say what my favorite feature is. I like the power seats, with heat; the Bose stereo and CD player and the steering wheel/column easy controls,. I LOVE that it is dependable and safe!
Cons: I regret that the maintainence/upkeep is so expensive. The oil is expensive and when I replaced the windshield wipers I had price shock.Now that a couple of things have been taken care of, I love my car. There was a problem with water in the back floorboard after any heavy rain; the car is parked on a driveway, not a garage. Everyone thought it was coming from the moon roof but an astute worker took the car apart and found the leaking came from the back windshield. It was replaced and there has been no more leaking. The other minor problem was the air conditioner vent on the passenger side. It didn't work! They fixed it and now it works fine.
Pros: Heated seats.
Cons: Navigation system.I recently passed 50,000 miles and have never had the car in for anything other than routine maintenance. No rattles, squeaks or strange sounds. Fit and function are perfect. Only complaint is the navigation system is overly complicated and costs way too much for annual updates.
Very Nice car
Pros: Turning radius
Cons: Very poor treadlife on the stock tires.We bought the black-on-black 3.6 VVT w/6 speed manual transmission and the full Luxuary option was included. I added the 3M rock chip film protector and exterior/interior protection option. We also upgraded the floor mats and the trunk mat. The Boze 6 CD stereo w/ Navigation system was replaced at the dealership due to an electrical problem.