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Cadillac Slaps $100,000 Tag on XLR-V

Date Posted 10-04-2005

DETROIT — Cadillac's new XLR-V, the performance variant of the hardtop roadster, will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $100,000 when it arrives in showrooms later this year. The companion STS-V sedan will be priced at about $77,000.

The XLR-V is fitted with a supercharged, 4.4-liter version of General Motors' Northstar V8. The engine makes 440 horsepower and drives the rear wheels through a new six-speed automatic with manual-shift capability. Cadillac claims 0-to-60-mph acceleration in fewer than 5 seconds.

Also due this fall is the STS-V, which shares the supercharged, 4.4-liter unit and six-speed gearbox. Like the XLR-V, the high-performance sedan gets larger wheels and tires, along with the appropriate suspension modifications.

In a related move, GM announced that 49-year-old Bob Kruse will replace Mark Reuss, 42, as head of the company's performance division, which is responsible for development of the V-Series Cadillacs, among other goodies. Kruse retains his title as executive director of North America vehicle integration, while Reuss shifts to executive director of vehicle systems.

What this means to you: For about $25,000 less than the price of a Mercedes SL55 AMG, you can drive a 440-hp Cadillac roadster.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=107463
 

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Official: XLR-V Pricing

The official pricing has been announced! The XLR-V will have an introductory price of $100,000.00 including destination and gas guzzler tax. For the complete release on the XLR-V pricing, simply go to:

www.CadillacXLR-V.com

Thank You
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outrageous

$24 thousand for a supercharger, chrome grille's, a redesigned hood, more spokes in the bigger wheels and a suede insert which will not wear well, less ACC?

I agree with Jack, it's outrageous.

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Supercharger is not worth this extra $$$ :flag
 

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$24 thousand for a supercharger, chrome grille's, a redesigned hood, more spokes in the bigger wheels and a suede insert which will not wear well, less ACC?

I agree with Jack, it's outrageous.
You are right Bob,
well, at first I got my dream machine and as you know it`s almost trouble free.
I´ve had two times the "check engine " light on and one time "top not secure"
so alltogether almost NO PROBLEM.

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GM does not learn from their mistakes. Remember the Corvette ZR-1, they did the same thing in pricing that model, and we all know what happened with the ZR-1.

Cadillac should ask Lexus how to build and market cars.

- First design and build reliable cars of high quality
- Establish great customer service from dealers and manufacturer
- Price the car to establish great value compared to the competition
- Do the above for years until the brand is considered the standard of the world

Then Cadillac may consider High End Pricing!

Just my opinion.
 

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Just when it looked like Cadillac was on the right track with the XLR,CTS & STS, all priced properly (possible exception the CTS V) somebody at Cadillac pulls a blunder like this. It's like putting the first hole in the bottom of your boat. :flag
 

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You're right. If I cancel my order on the XLR-V, I can get another new XLR in the color I really want, like Xenon blue, and save $20,000 or so. For the $100K price, they should at least offer more colors. And do I need 120 more HP to run errands?
 

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I think you hit nail on the head. 20K more for 120HP to run around town. I'd first take a standard XLR and for 10K you could provide a lot of engine mods to make you smile. I bet the resale wouldn't be that far off the V.
 
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Sales pitch over the tip

Well Allen,

I have read your sales pitch on your web site and if you think we people in the range of $76,000 to $82,000 are not happy with Gm for not coming to our rescue when things go wrong, Imagine the "elite luxury performance buyers whose discriminating tastes may require an additional level of service", will feel when their V's start faltering and nothing is done by Gm to accommodate these high end buyers.
Thank You,
Bob

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The official pricing has been announced! The XLR-V will have an introductory price of $100,000.00 including destination and gas guzzler tax. For the complete release on the XLR-V pricing, simply go to:

www.CadillacXLR-V.com

Thank You
Allen
 

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In the grand scheme of things, $100,000 for the "V" is not bad at all, considering all the upgrades. It's not just a S/C'ed version, it is an entirely new engine platform, coupled with upgrades to dozens of components. I always figured the price would come in around $100k, however 6 months ago if you floated that thought around here a certain member would have attacked you. Amazing how that same member is now are telling everyone they will cancel their "V" order. I guess we know someone's bottom line on vehicles. Personally we are waiting to see if one can be had without a huge dealer pack, I don't mind paying for a car, I do mind paying for two cars and only getting one.........

Like I've always said, we liked the XLR, however the one we had did not like us. After GM agreed to buy it back, we bought the C6 just to keep us happy until either the Z06 was ready or the XLR-V. Now we will just have to see which one the local dealers decide to sell closest to MSRP.
 

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Mswaim, I really hope you're not referring to me. I would never attack anyone! I value the opinions of other XLR owners. I was told by my dealer that he was under the impression (about 6 months ago) that the Cadillac people were hinting at a lower price, so I passed that info along. I too, had read about a year ago that the price would probably be around $100 K.

I thought that was the point of this forum, and that other members may like to hear what was floating around. Why shouldn't a buyer analyze the whole package before signing on the dotted line? This forum is loaded with info, and it makes sense to learn from it.
 
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No Julie,

This is not an attack on you, it's just Mswaim, taking advantage to attack me at every point of the compass..........I'm not the least bit surprised he attacked how much money I could spend. This has nothing to do with what I can afford. I could buy two V's and get the pink slips, but as I said, I don't believe this new vehicle is worth the money and so do a lot of other members. As you, I think we are entitled to our opinion without prejudice and shouldn't have to be bashed by a person that has already gotten his buy back and is happy as a clam to get out from under his XLR.:flag
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Mswaim, I really hope you're not referring to me. I would never attack anyone!
 

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No Julie, it was not an attack on you. As you know the subject of actual "V" pricing has led to much speculation this year. Some members believing the price would exceed $100k and others feeling it would be less. Personally I could care less.

what I do like though is the reaction I am guaranteed by a certain member to any reference that may indicate he is wrong or otherwise miss-informed. Kinda reminds you of Ivan Pavlov's drooling dog..................
 
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