marvowen said:Do any of you know when a Cadillac dealer can input an order for a 2007 XLR-V? My 2005 XLR lease runs out on Sept 14 and I would like to have a new 2007 V here by then.
Groadster said:I am 62 and have owned several Corvettes. My XLR does not have the handeling charataristcs of my C5 Corvette. I can not buckle myself down into a the seat, so I and my passanger slide around in the (not bucket) seats. I tried the other day to stay on the tail of a new C6 and my XLR started loosing traction in the curves, so I gave up trying to keep up with the Corvette. So even with 320 HP, the XLR can not road handel on the curves. Why then more HP? The XLR does not need any more HP. Sorry, but I can handel a lot of HP but only with my C5. My dealer called me last week and told me he had an all black V for me to buy, I said forget it. Untill Cadillac can just put a Cad body on an all C6 frame, I will stick with 320 HP and drive my C5 for speed and hadeling.
I do not have to negotiate price. I worked as an engineer with GM for 38 years. I am retired now, but I will still buy the V at the employee price. I'd rather not say just how much that is, but it's a significant discount.
Yes, more power in the regular XLR would not help the handling any, but it would do a better job of kicking you in the seat of the pants when you ask for it. What I was really talking about was having more power in the V version which is modified to better handle it. As a longtime Vette owner, I understand that the Vette excels as a pure sports car, but the sophisication and elegance of the XLR is significant. At my age, the comfort level of the XLR is greatly appreciated.
Hi Adam, as you might know, my XLR (it`s the export model) is not speed governed like the US models.Red V said:Yeah I agree with you standby. That is the same reason they could not make the V faster cause it would afftect the corvette sales which i think is really bad but what arfe you gonna do and besides when u put your foot on the gas and the exhaust opens that is the best sound and feeling.
Groadster said:Why buy more HP if the car can not handel it? I get plenty of lookers and questions with my all black XLR to boost my ego through the roof!