Interesting....service being done by Opel.
I suppose the connection is through the Catera - now Cadillac CTS, was originally built by Opel in Germany.
Here in the States, the average GM service techs at Cadillac dealers are seeing so few XLRs that they can't possibly have any familiarity with them. The exception of course is "our own" Allen Kuberish (Mr XLR). While not a service tech, he is certainly goes the extra mile in knowing everything there is to know about our cars. This forum is full of posts about service experiences where the tech was servicing his first ever XLR.
Hey, I have to teach valets how to drive the car - its the price we pay for being so unique.
For that reason, I think our EuroXLR drivin' brethren (like Harry) lose nothing by having Opel maintain their cars instead of Mr. Goodwrench
not all Opel dealers sells or maintenence GM cars only bigger dealers, which have a seperate department for Cadillac`s and Chevrolet`s.
These dealers send each year some of their mechanics to the plant in the USA (Michigan or Lansing) for example to get their KNOW-HOW and always be UP-TO-DATE with these cars. I´ve never had problems with service`s.
My dealer (OPEL-GM-House) here in Wuerzburg got for example:
NEW many Opels - 4 SRX - 2 C6 Vettes - 1 CTS - 2 Trail-Blazers
and now they waiting for the new STS which will be in this week.
But this dealer is connected with Frankfurt and Erfurt so they have maybe alltogether about 20 SRX - 15 Vettes - and on and on.
If you want to check it out by yourself, here is the adr.
than click on NEUWAGEN and than on MARKE - CADILLAC
Have a nice week