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This is a damn shame. I've had many cars in my day, but never had one of them take the $$$$$ losses that this car has taken. WHY? because it's over priced and dealers where making a killing on them from day one. Maybe we need to blame people like me for paying these kind of prices just to have one of the first ones.
So I guess it's my fault too.
This is like black Friday on the forum

FWIW: the above car is for sale at a local dealer wih low miles it says in the ad and it's CADILLAC CERTIFIED!!!
 

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It's not an issue of paying too much, you just wanted to be one of the first - and that always has strings attached. Knowing that going in, you paid what you felt it was worth, so enjoy and let the late-comers stand in line to learn all of the little tricks the first-in-line owners know!
 

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Standby aka Bob and I have debated this very point on more than one occasion and I agree with your assessment-being first (an innovator) cost's money.

In the end, I think the XLR is worth the money and will end up with a residual value after 3-4 years that is similiar to any other car--luxury or not. Depreciation is a funny thing but I think any one of us would buy our cars at the 55-60% residual value they will bring after 3-4 years. It's just the first dip that's the steepest.

I like mine and when they do some of the things we all want them to I'll buy another new one.

In the meantime I know of a nice used XLR-V that is CERTIFIED by the HELICOPTER POLICE out west to do over 150 on the straight away!!!

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Yep, I also know a certified driver that beat that ticket from the California Highway Patrol.
When the guy or gal looks longingly at my vehicle it makes that $100K seem like chicken feed. Truth be known?..............I'd do it again.
Standby aka Bob and I have debated this very point on more than one occasion and I agree with your assessment-being first (an innovator) cost's money.

In the end, I think the XLR is worth the money and will end up with a residual value after 3-4 year similiar to any other car--luxury or not. Depreciation is a funny thing but I think any one of us would buy our cars at the 55-60% residual value they will bring after 3-4 years. It's just the first dip that's the steepest.

I like mine and when they do some of the things we all want them to I'll buy another new one.

In the meantime I know of a nice used XLR-V that is CERTIFIED by the HELICOPTER POLICE out west to do over 150 on the straight away!!!

Regards
 
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I feel pretty good about being able to help those people that are in line, however I had to stand in line for Hans two weekends ago, when all my gages went down, he told me to disconnect my battery for 20 seconds to reboot my computer, luckily I knew how to reset the side windows, which lost it's memory. He saved me a lot of pain that day, and as you know he's in Germany.
It's not an issue of paying too much, you just wanted to be one of the first - and that always has strings attached. Knowing that going in, you paid what you felt it was worth, so enjoy and let the late-comers stand in line to learn all of the little tricks the first-in-line owners know!
 

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If I had been home I could have helped, but unfortunately we took some vacation time (14 night cruise to Hawaii). The problem you experienced is a common problem with the early C6 owners, the fix is as described by Harry; glad it worked for you.
 

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