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I never had a battery problem on our 05 XLR. My 06 XRL-V has had 3 batteries in 2 months. Anyone else having issues? Most recent problem was when car died in my son's high school parking lot. I had been listening to radio about 15 minutes but that shouldn't run down a battery completely.
 
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This battery is one of the smallest in the industry and shame on GM for using it.
I never had a battery problem on our 05 XLR. My 06 XRL-V has had 3 batteries in 2 months. Anyone else having issues? Most recent problem was when car died in my son's high school parking lot. I had been listening to radio about 15 minutes but that shouldn't run down a battery completely.
 

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I'm on my third XLR and although I have had my share of other problems, none have involved the battery.
Something is draining your battery and the dealer should be able to easily find it.:boxing
 
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I concur Jack.............neither of my XLR's have ever had an issue except my 04 that was sitting in the garage for long periods while waiting for my buy back. The battery went down once. Luckily I kept the hood unlatched just for this problem and just gave it a jump from big brother V.
 

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I will keep an eye on it. My tech admits the battery is too small. I am also getting the engine fluttering sound still that they can't duplicate. Terry
 
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http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZS Terry, I almost wish mine would flutter so I would stop trying to race everybody at a light.
A guy on a hot looking bike pulled up along side me at a ight and said, "race you to the next light for twenty". I beat him so bad that my hand was getting cold while holding it out the window waiting for my twenty to pull up...........NO, he didn't pay and didn't even give me a thumbs up...........I hate poor sports........and bikes

Bob

I will keep an eye on it. My tech admits the battery is too small. I am also getting the engine fluttering sound still that they can't duplicate. Terry






 

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Standby--bikes are the worst with the exception of the weekend Boxster crowd. Hey, if you want to give up that $20, I'll race you in my Viper SRT--it will get to the next light a LOT faster than my V, but not nearly as comfortably.
 
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Don't even come close to missing a gear or your as* is grass and I'm the lawn mower.
I beat a new shiney Viper about three months ago at three straight lights. He finally gave me the thumbs up. When I used to play on the drag strip circuit, there was no one in my class that could take me off the line. I have a technique that I haven't shared with to many people....................OK, this sounds a little like bragging.........sorry.
I still say it has a lot to do with the driver too.
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Standby--bikes are the worst with the exception of the weekend Boxster crowd. Hey, if you want to give up that $20, I'll race you in my Viper SRT--it will get to the next light a LOT faster than my V, but not nearly as comfortably.






 

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No question times have much to do with the driver which is why the car mag times are all over the place. I do legal work for NASCAR drivers and they could beat me in my Viper using my wife's minivan. But, assuming equal drivers--no way the V comes close to the SRT.
 

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good start out of storage

Just a note - have just returned from a six-week trip. My 05 has been sitting in an unheated garage (Maine) for 6 weeks. This morning it started right off, no sign of battery weaknes.
Only problem has been keeping mice from invading the engine compartment.

Ed Blake
 
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Meeeeeeeeces

Don't knock those meeeeeeces, who do you think was keeping your 05 warm and the battery charged.
OH, I'm just too funny
Bob

Just a note - have just returned from a six-week trip. My 05 has been sitting in an unheated garage (Maine) for 6 weeks. This morning it started right off, no sign of battery weaknes.
Only problem has been keeping mice from invading the engine compartment.

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Speaking of Mice

My '07 V is put away for the winter, too. Anyone know of a way to make sure the mice stay out of it? I've read that Irish Spring soap will keep them away and have an open box in the engine and passenger compartments as well as one in the trunk. So far, so good and it's been about 2.5 months. Anyone know of anything better?
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Hey Ernie,
Mice really dislike mothballs....they also like to nest in the exhaust pipes. I have a 1968 Olds 442 that I bought new, drag raced for a couple of years and then parked it in Mom's garage for four years while I was off at college. I put mothballs in the interior, trunk, engine compartment and stuffed the exhaust trumpets with steel wool and refreshed the mothballs when home on holidays. When I returned to pickup my car not a sign of mouse damage! The mothball smell took a while to get gone though.
I still have this car today with only 13,800 miles on it! I only drive it occaisionally and now use a high frequency plug in device that chases those rodents and bugs.
I would recommend this electronic device which can be found at Home Depot or Lowes or Radio Shack.
Hope this helps. :thumbs
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Shaper Image sells a 2 (two) Frequency rodent deterrent, electric plug in box, for $49.00. It work great keeping the whole garage mice free. Tim
 

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Make sure you always have the engine running when opening and closing the convertible top, the trunk, or operating the radio/DVD. Otherwise, you'll risk waiting for a jumpstart.

Make sure you get documented repair attempts from your dealer's service department. Once you have 3 or 4, call a lemon law attorney. I have a great referral if you're interested.



I never had a battery problem on our 05 XLR. My 06 XRL-V has had 3 batteries in 2 months. Anyone else having issues? Most recent problem was when car died in my son's high school parking lot. I had been listening to radio about 15 minutes but that shouldn't run down a battery completely.
 
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If your using an attorney instead of a buy back through GM, beware of him stretching it out for the soul purpose of making more money. Just don't forget he's in it for the money and the long haul. If it goes to court you are responsible for his fees plus GM's fees if you do not improve your position from their last offer.............That's what made me take their last offer of $105k for my 04.
Make sure you always have the engine running when opening and closing the convertible top, the trunk, or operating the radio/DVD. Otherwise, you'll risk waiting for a jumpstart.

Make sure you get documented repair attempts from your dealer's service department. Once you have 3 or 4, call a lemon law attorney. I have a great referral if you're interested.
 

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Bob......Looks like their "last offer" just about covered the purchase of your V

Pretty good trade up............Jack:flag
 
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Jack, Yea, it did but it was tuff waiting out whether to go to court or not. I could have really put myself in a bad position if I didn't improve my position in court. I just hope these guys listen to me on this.
Not only did I trade up even, but I am really pleased with the V..............so far, OK that was a negative remark and I'm trying to be positive for a change.
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Bob......Looks like their "last offer" just about covered the purchase of your V

Pretty good trade up............Jack:flag
 

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I don't know if they still make it but there was an anti rodent product called D-Con which we used up north in the winter. I used to put a bait on the engine and one or two under the vehicle.

This kept them out of the vehicle since they would eat the poisoned food rather than going inside.

Fortunately this is not often a problem in FL since we don't have a winter with shortages of food.

Good Luck!
 
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