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In the past 13 months since we took delivery of our '04 Xenon Blue, I had seen only a handful of XLRs on the roads here in Southeast Texas.

However, this past weekend, I saw three (Raven Black, Light Platinum, and Thunder Gray) in three successive days in the Lake Conroe/The Woodlands area.

Unfortunately, I was driving the Escalade on all three occassions, but I did manage to speak to two new owners.

Perhaps there will soon be enough of us up in North Houston to form a club. The 'vette clubs are still not sure what do do with their new cousin...

But, omygosh! The C6 must now be a smashing success for GM. I see them everywhere!
 

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I still have only "seen" 2 others in the DC area (one in a parking lot near my house - black, and one in the airport parking lot - Crimson Pearl). Neither were occupied so could not meet with the owners.

Have only seen a few of the C6 Vettes, maybe DC is not the mecca for this type of car.
 

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I've seen two in the past year.
First was on my street and we complimented each other on our choice of vehicles.
(His was Xenon Blue).
The other one, also Xenon Blue, was sighted on the 73 FWY and about to exit for Newport Beach, about 2 weeks ago. Silver haired dude with the top down.
I downshifted as I pulled along side, to hopefully, let him hear the rumble of my Corsa exhaust, honked once and he was gone.
Don't think he even saw me.
 

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Two more in D.C.

I've seen two XLRs in Washington DC (besides my own, of course) . . . a black one driving in the Mall area the day after I bought mine, and a Thunder Grey one just a week ago on Massachusetts avenue. So, if you include mine and the crimson one driven by Eyedoc, I think that's plenty for this area!

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In 15 months

In the 15 months since I got my 04' I've seen 3 XLR's in Westchester and NYC.

A black one pulled out of the dealer as I pulled in.

A silver one on the FDR (Main artery on east side of Manhattan).

A crimson pearl driven by a Caddy dealer--we met at a party at the Managing Director of Sullivan Cromwell's (monster law firm) house, I mean, mansion & estate. :crazy

The guy who organized the event (a fund raiser for our synagogue) was greeting people on the driveway (about 2 miles long) and said to me "have you met the guy with the red XLR?" He said the same thing to the dealer in the red XLR--"have you met the guy with the blue XLR (Xenon w/cream interior)? :cheers

So we were hanging out at the party comparing XLR stories--first person I've ever met who drove an XLR--it was pretty cool--but I felt like he was cheating, since he didn't really buy it as a dealer!
:rolleyes

--Bob
 

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I work for a labor union in downtown Washington, DC, and we own our own building. When our members come to town, we give them tours of "their" building, including the President's office, conference rooms, introduce them to the employees, and so on. I've learned that the tour has recently been expanded to include our basement parking garage, so that they get to see my satin nickel XLR. I've heard that it's the highlight of the tour! :)

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Kenley said:
I work for a labor union in downtown Washington, DC, and we own our own building. When our members come to town, we give them tours of "their" building, including the President's office, conference rooms, introduce them to the employees, and so on. I've learned that the tour has recently been expanded to include our basement parking garage, so that they get to see my satin nickel XLR. I've heard that it's the highlight of the tour! :)

Allyn
And now most will say their dues are too high!!
 

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And now most will say their dues are too high!!
Yes, there have been several comments that the union appears to take good care of its employees! My boss (union pres) also drives a Caddy, but it's a 2002 DeVille.
 
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I'm a I.B.E.W. member and for all the union has done for me and others during the past 50 years that I've been a member, They can all drive XLR's and they deserve it. Go Union
Kenley said:
Yes, there have been several comments that the union appears to take good care of its employees! My boss (union pres) also drives a Caddy, but it's a 2002 DeVille.
 
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I do have one comment. People get a free tour and people who drive XLR's have to pay $5 dollars for the tour at Bowling Green.



Kenley said:
I work for a labor union in downtown Washington, DC, and we own our own building. When our members come to town, we give them tours of "their" building, including the President's office, conference rooms, introduce them to the employees, and so on. I've learned that the tour has recently been expanded to include our basement parking garage, so that they get to see my satin nickel XLR. I've heard that it's the highlight of the tour! :)

Allyn
 

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In the 15 months since I got my 04' I've seen 3 XLR's in Westchester and NYC.

A black one pulled out of the dealer as I pulled in.

A silver one on the FDR (Main artery on east side of Manhattan).

A crimson pearl driven by a Caddy dealer--we met at a party at the Managing Director of Sullivan Cromwell's (monster law firm) house, I mean, mansion & estate. :crazy

The guy who organized the event (a fund raiser for our synagogue) was greeting people on the driveway (about 2 miles long) and said to me "have you met the guy with the red XLR?" He said the same thing to the dealer in the red XLR--"have you met the guy with the blue XLR (Xenon w/cream interior)? :cheers

So we were hanging out at the party comparing XLR stories--first person I've ever met who drove an XLR--it was pretty cool--but I felt like he was cheating, since he didn't really buy it as a dealer!
:rolleyes

--Bob
So, you haven't seen me in my Xenon Blue going down route 9 by Sunnyside?



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I really don't want to get in a shouting match with you over Unions, but what they where trying to do was to get your company to pay a prevailing wage, a wage people can live on. Why would they want to put you out of business and put all your employees out of a job? They weren't picking on you, they were trying to help your employees.

No one can win this argument because your management and I'm a worker. All I can say is they get me a wage that lets me drive an XLR, the same as you. Do you think the workers should all drive Pinto's, or Volkswagens?


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**** UNIONS !

As a small business owner, I spent 2 years fighting off a union that had every intention to put me out of business. The money they spent on man power and lawsuits would have taken them 200 years to make up on my 35 potential new members. They lost.
 

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Strut Grilles

Hi everybody.
As you know, I posted my experience with the installation of the Strut grilles a few days ago.
At Allen Cadillac's behest, I tested the cruise control last week on a trip to Oceanside. Their concern was the possible interference the lower grille would cause when the signals bounced off the metal wire grille.
As I reported, there was no problem and the cruise control worked perfectly.

Questions came up about whether I had tested the "adaptive" function, so yesterday, I decided to do that.
While cruising down to La Jolla, I turned on the cruise control and saw the message. 'CLEAN RADAR CRUISE'.
This message would not go away until I shut off the engine after reaching my destination. It was absent when I fired up the car and headed back to Dana Point.

Around San Clemente, I decided to activate the ACC again. (This was in fairly heavy traffic on the 405 FWY.)
The next thing I knew, the HUD started flashing and the brakes came on.
I went from 70 MPH to 45 in about 3 seconds.

When something doesn't work right, consult the manual.
Low and behold, there's a "Gap" button on the steering wheel that I never
noticed before. Press the "plus" button increases the distance followed.
Minus sign decreases the distance. It does not tell you what the distance is because it's all relative to speed.
Next time out, I'll try it in the maximum distance mode.

As stated previously, I don't much care about cruise control and especially one that sets the brakes for me automatically.
I'll report my findings and then, probably turn off the cruise control forever.

I would rather have the lower Strut Grille and the air it provides to the engine.
 

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Problem with ACC

Brooks, the gap button should not have anything to do with that sudden braking incident.

I happen to like the ACC when cruising outside the city. But I dont usually set it if there is very much traffic on the road.
 

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'CLEAN RADAR CRUISE' is what I expected you would see, that's the screen interference. But I also expected you would get that as soon as you activated the cruise control, as the radar is constantly "reading" when in cruise mode.
There is no standard "cruise" function without the ACC function, it's one and the same
When the 'CLEAN RADAR CRUISE' message appears, the HUD will flash and the car will brake, letting you know the ACC has shut down and you are no longer under it's control. Gap setting is not relevant.
Keep checking it, but sounds like it may continue to interfear.
That's too bad for me, becuase I'm not giving up my ACC, although I wonder if a small cut out in the screen would sufice??
 

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Modified Grill

Ignoring my poor photoshop skills, I don't think those grills would look too bad modified to support ACC...

 
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