We received the following email this morning:
And we responded:Hi Ed and Sandra,
I got your email off the xlrforum. I have a question. I am in the process of buying a 05 xlr I live in az and car is in wi they sent me the forms to purchase the car and in the pack was a gm resale disclosure telling the potential buyer that the car has or had a problem. the problem is that the car stalls immediately. it has 9000 miles on it. I don't know what to honestly do, of course I think why would I buy a car with problems especially major like that but I just love the car. I see on the forum some have had the same issue. for some reason the forum will not let me post even when I signed in. Have you guys had any problem like this and what is your feed back on this.
anything will help in my quick decision I have to make I gotta call the dealer at 8 am and ask them why they never said anything before I agreed to buy this car.
Please offer this lady any advice you believe will be appropriate and helpful.Hello Michelle,
Don't take this as gospel, but to us it sounds like the car was "lemoned" - in other words GM had to buy it back. Ask the dealer if that is the situation. It's beyond our comprehension why a problem like you described could not be fixed by a competently trained XLR technician. You also need to know what the warranty status is. By that we mean the Cadillac warranty - is it still in effect (it should be with only 9,000 miles on it)? That could be extremely important with the circumstances you cite. It will be quite difficult to have recourse to a dealer in Wisconsin, regardless of what they may be saying as far as standing behind it. It's the Cadillac warranty that's important.
In our case we've had virtually no problems - certainly nothing of any consequence, but also we should note we only have 4,200 miles on the car.
Since you've had difficulty posting your question on the XLR forum, we're going to put it there for you. Some of the participants, no doubt, will be able to offer valuable insights.
Best of luck to you.
Ed and Sandra