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When I first bought my 2004 XLR Christmas Eve in 2003, the dealer told me to either keep the car in the garage and keep the mileage very low for future trade in or drive the "hell" out of it and keep the car. So I decided to drive the "hell" out of it and eventually give the car to my son. So as of today my warranty expired because I just broke 100,000 miles today. I imagine, that I have the first XLR that reached that mark.
Anyone else put on many miles or am I the only one? :eek
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Very Brave

Professor, you are very brave--I wouldn't buy my XLR or lease it for 5 seconds over the warranty period!:nodno

This thing is so technologically complicated--imagine what it will cost sonny to replace the computer in his hand-me-down XLR? He'll be coming to Dad every other month for another $1,000.00 to get the "check engine" light to turn off, top to close, etc., etc., etc. :cry

Much as I love the car, it is SUCH a pain to have to go to the dealer every other month, AND to have to go back 3 times for EVERY SINGLE repair--I'd go crazy if I had to pay for it too!

21 months till my lease (and warranty) is over--I'm seriously considering the XLR-V--I just saw the 2nd one (1st was at last years auto show) and I have to admit it--I really do want that extra 120+HP in an American made convertible!:reddevil

I hope I'm wrong, and the XLR ages well!

Good luck with it!

--Bob (Dadonator)
 
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Go for it, you will not be disappointed in how fast it really is. I pull up to a light and dare anyone, and I mean anyone to want to play. Even if I get beat, I won't see his tail lights.
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Dadonator said:
Professor, you are very brave--I wouldn't buy my XLR or lease it for 5 seconds over the warranty period!:nodno

This thing is so technologically complicated--imagine what it will cost sonny to replace the computer in his hand-me-down XLR? He'll be coming to Dad every other month for another $1,000.00 to get the "check engine" light to turn off, top to close, etc., etc., etc. :cry

Much as I love the car, it is SUCH a pain to have to go to the dealer every other month, AND to have to go back 3 times for EVERY SINGLE repair--I'd go crazy if I had to pay for it too!

21 months till my lease (and warranty) is over--I'm seriously considering the XLR-V--I just saw the 2nd one (1st was at last years auto show) and I have to admit it--I really do want that extra 120+HP in an American made convertible!:reddevil

I hope I'm wrong, and the XLR ages well!

Good luck with it!

--Bob (Dadonator)
 

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Bill & Harry I thought about it and do worry what might happen with the car now that the warranty has expired. However the driving I have done was on the Interstate Highway cross country. Both I-10 and also 1-81 to be exact so I don't think the car is in bad shape. I will be going to the XLR Rendezvous in June. I have not had any major problems with the car. The top always worked fine, no problem with the motor. Yes the engine light did come on one time. Hopefully my son won't have many problems with it but I understand what Dadonator is talking about. I'll just keep my fingers crossed. Henry (Professor)
 

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Bill & Harry I thought about it and do worry what might happen with the car now that the warranty has expired. However the driving I have done was on the Interstate Highway cross country. Both I-10 and also 1-81 to be exact so I don't think the car is in bad shape. I will be going to the XLR Rendezvous in June. I have not had any major problems with the car. The top always worked fine, no problem with the motor. Yes the engine light did come on one time. Hopefully my son won't have many problems with it but I understand what Dadonator is talking about. I'll just keep my fingers crossed. Henry (Professor)
Henry,
overall I guess you can say "this car is great".:thumbs

I think I see you at the Rondezvous in Albu / NM and I will take a closer look at your about 105 K miles XLR.

Harry



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Congrats man 100K in that little time you must of beaten the heck outta of. How much longer till you give it up to your son cause after 100K in that car it mihgt be hard to give it to him. Well i mean it would probly still be in your garage still do u think you will get the V



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Henry, any interior wear issues at 100K? What a great way to cruise I-10 but think how many miles you have put on just in the state of Texas!
 

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Yes Adam (Red V) it will be hard to give up the car to my son. I probably will wait till I am ready to buy another one and it would make sense to get the "V" model next time. How far are you from Chambersburg, PA? I will be visiting clients in mid May up there.
As for interior wear, Jetboyphx, I looked at the interior today. There is some wear on the steering wheel material where I place my right hand all the time. Also the plastic covering for the drivers seat controls broke once and was replaced and now it looks like it may happen again. Other than that it still looks like new. I do have some small chips on the paint driving through the New Mexico dust storms. (You probably could relate to that!) Considering all the driving I have done, I guess the car did quite well. By the way if you check my website you'll see a picture of a sign I took on I-10 as I entered East Texas saying how far I had to go to get to El Paso. I think you would get a kick out of it. The address is: www.professortax.com/clients.htm There are also pictures of my XLR throughout the website. Look forward to meeting you at the Rendezvous, you too Harry!
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