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The bar has been set pretty high for the new 2010 Cadillac SRX, hasn't it?
There are three ways to interpret your observation. One, perhaps you know how weak previous generation Cadillac SRX sales were and you're being sarcastic. Crossover shoppers just looked at its predecessor and said "wagon, not for me." Two, perhaps you owned or drove a previous generation SRX and know what solid vehicle it was. Yes, while it didn't sell well, it had superb driving dynamics that indeed set a high bar for what one could expect from a crossover. Finally, perhaps you know how fiercely competitive the luxury crossover segment is, where the bar has been set high by numerous entries.
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