Funny you say that. I have a NISSAN, too! Murano for the Winter, messy driving. Not a bad car, but somewhat cheaply made for $40,000. Anyway, to tell you the truth...the best deal Cadillac has...and will soon have, should the he '08 CTS, Seen the photos, read the details. Incredible electronics, 5.1 surround, MP3, Bluetooth etc. Great looks. Very affordable price. What a Cadillac should be. The CTS I drive will out run the non-V XLR. I was actually disappointed when I drove the XLR as it was clearly not as quick. Most importantly, it did not "feel" $80,000, so I decided against the purchase. Waited for improvements; smaller diameter steering wheel, MP3, etc. Of course, nothing!
Corvette say you guys? Has 95% of the XLR gadgetry content with far superior performance. World class. Chevy sells everyone they build. Excellent depreciation (is that an oxymoron?). It seems like Toyota got their act together. Although they build some of the uglyist vehicles on the planet, their all priced competively. Look at the Lexus roadster (SC 4-whatever). Ugly as sin, but priced far below both the SL & XLR, probably built far better, and they sell everone they build. Gadgets are great...especially at $80,000/$100,000. But SELLING the car is more important...unless owners are looking forward to pinning a "classic" license plate on their XLRs.