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Pound for pound, the best value for your dollar

AC/DC belts out a wicked song that goes: For those about to Rock, We Salute You.

Well For those who love the XLR, I salute you.

And with that begins my very first post on XLR forum.

I've owned my XLR since July 21 2004. We recently celebrated our one year anniversary together , and i gotta tell you, people still give me as many stares and complements as the first day I got her (my XLR that is). The fact that it is one of very few in Montreal and I'm the only one under sixty from all the other owners I've met, makes it an extremely rare item when cruising through the downtown party circuit.

When the Formula One Grand Prix was here in the begining of June, my Xenon Blue XLR with its shale interior got up front Valet Parking at all the fancy clubs and Restaurants alongside The Ferraris and Lambos. All MB SL's, Porshes and Bimmers where driven away by the valet attendants into the parking lot. The XLR was left in front for all to see.

I gotta admit, it makes a man feel good. Boys and their toys...

I've been visiting this site for a while now but only registered recently. And I want to thank everyone on the site for some very helpful information throughout. I've learned alot and can teach everyone else a thing or two when it comes to repairs and diagnostics. Speaking from experience, and from info on this site, I now tell the Mechanics what the problem is as opposed to them telling me.

So Maybe I've had one too many visits to the dealership for repairs, what first year model car hasn't? And with all the technology that went in this baby, There were bound to be some defects. But myself and all the 04 and 05 model owners are pioneers. Well, we're also guiney pigs for GM to iron out all the faults for Future XLR owners to enjoy. The point is, for a car that has :

320 hp from a 4.6 lt, 0 to 60 in 5.6 sec, retractable hard top, touch screen CD/DVD/Navigation, AM/FM/XM/Weatherband, the most powerful "stock" sound system with built in subwoofer in any factory vehicule worldwide, Heads up hologram display, built in phone with it's own number, heated and cooled seats, tire pressure monitor, satelite fed emergency diagnostics system through Onstar, Keyless remote sensor/ push button ignition, smoothest magnetic ride suspension, shall I go On?....... Not to mention how damned good looking she is....

And all that for less than any MB SL, Ferrari, Lambo, Porshe, Bimmer.

As for the horsepower issue, GM already has engines whith more HP, but who would have thought that performance enthousiasts, young party animals and even celebrities would jump on a car designed for a middle aged/ mid life crisis (for those who are going through one: more power to you) crowd. And the more un-usable horsepower you have under the hood does not determine the size or stamina of your...

When those above mentioned manufacturers come out with a car that includes ALL those luxurious features like the XLR, as opposed to just charging more for a lot of extra horsepower that we will never use, then maybe I'll think of "upgrading". But as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't get much better than this.

For those who love the XLR... I Salute you.
 

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Am I the only one??

Okay, this may be a silly question and I'm almost embarassed to ask, but . . .

am I the only one that drives around with Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" blaring loud from the CD player?

Allyn
 

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As long as you are not in New Orleans blaring Led Zeppelin's "when the levea breaks", :( keep blaring all the Zeppelin you want. I have to be the weirdest driver alternating between Zeppelin and other 70's and 80's rock and modern day rap and hip hop. Go figure.
 

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Discs I & II

I've got Zeppelin's Greatest Hits in slots 1 & 2 of the changer--I do feel a little embarrassed blasting "Been a Long Time" with the top down!

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--Bob
 

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Love Zeppelin...

...but its still summer for a while longer, I live on a beautiful lake, so lately I've been listening to "Red Neck Yacht Club" by Craig Morgan.

Zeppelin is for when I'm feeling nostalgic.

I'll tell you what's great. Pick a nice cool night and a country road. Stick McCartney's "Back in the USA" DVD, put in the "magic code", and experience Cool with a capital "C".

For the youngsters on the forum, that would be Paul McCartney, the greatest singer/songwriter of the 20th century.
 

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My best drives are in the mountains on a cold, clear day listening to a Sibelius symphony with top down and seat heater on.
 
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