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Fellow XLR friends:

Please advise me on this issue. I recently traded in my '04 XLR with 9000 miles with no issues whatsoever for a "06 black on black XLR lease--in order to lower my monthly payments. When I went for delivery of the car I was a little sad because I was very attached to my '04. I discovered that the '06 car had scratches on the bumper and had some miles on it (200 miles). The dealer said they would have the car re-detailed and it would be ready in 2 days. When I returned, the car was ready, but the computers at the dealership were down and they could not do the paperwork. I asked the GM of the dealership that I would come back for the car, but I wanted to be assured that a Cadillac mechanic would go through everything to make sure the car was ready. I returned 2 days later and after driving the car for one day and a half (maybe 5-6 miles), I heard a terrible noise coming from the hood with aceleration and deceleration. I called the dealer and they arranged for the car to be evaluated at their sister dealership by one of their mechanics. They acknowledged that something wasn't right with the car and said they would evauate it and let me know. Here's where things went wrong. I was told days later that the car needed parts overseas and that it would take 3-6 days. Then, I was told that after the parts were put in, it still didn't sound right. I voiced my concerns to the mechanic and said I had no confidence in this particular car and inquired about the dealership giving me another '06 XLR. I was asked to give them 1 more day to drive the car and they promised to call me back in the morning with details. I didn't receive a call until the afternoon, and they said that they needed more parts and that an XLR tech was needed to put in and that it would take 2 more days. I asked to speak to the ownership of the dealer, but he would only talk to the mechanic. I asked to speak to the GM, but I was told he was on vacation. The mechanics and service manager were very sympathetic and understood that for a brand new car that I had for 48 hours and that was supposedly evaluated by the first dealer, I should be asking for a new car for the money I paid. I called back to the dealer and demanded ( strong word, but that is what I said) to speak to the GM or the equivalent or I wanted to speak to the regional GM in Michigan. I did get a call back from the GM on a conference call with the service manager who had an attitude and said he could never give me a new car--only General Motors could. What is your advice?
 

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This is why they have lemon law lawyers.........Don't try to argue this yourself.

Some of the members of this forum can give you more detailed advise about lemon law:smash
 
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This doesn't sound like it would fly as a lemon law incident. You must give them three times to fix a problem, if at that time they haven't you ask to speak to a GM rep and that you want a BUY BACK or your going to lemon the car. God knows there have been enough of these since 04.
I have an 04 that is sitting in the garage waiting for a court date in December, which we will never see because GM doesn't want it in court for obvious reasons. It's been a year since I did this with a lawyer and we will take them to task and I should come out of this with enough coin to buy 3 V's. But we shall see.
What you have gone through is outrageous. Be firm, slightly aggressive and don't lose your cool.
Good Luck
Bob
 

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Bob,

Thanks for the reply. I'll keep you all updated on what happens this week.
Why is it so hard for Cadillac to give me the GM rep's name?
 
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They have to give you his name and number.........your being stonewalled. Call Gm from your Onstar system and ask to speak to customer service.
Bob
 

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Well, for those of you who followed my story--it turned out to be a compressor and module that needed to be replaced along with the antenna. GM has agreed to pay my first month payment (lease) so I feel a little better. The car seems to be running well. However, when I asked for support from the General Manager on the sales side, he referred to me as a "smartass" on a conference call with the service department when I repeatedly asked what my options were for getting a replacement car. Yet, I receive letters from the dealer telling me that my satisfaction is their only priority...Cadillac has a lot to learn from Lexus and Infiniti.

Thanks to all of you for all of your suggestions...now if only the V had a wood steering wheel.....

Black Widow
 
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Black Widow,
My V is in the shop getting some major underneath work after jumping a curb back wards and I had to put my 04 back on the road, which is waiting to go to court in December for a lemon law breach of contract. I actually hate the 04 wood wheel now that I've driven both. It's too fat and I don't feel I have the control with a slippery wooden wheel as I do with my V leather wheel. Please don't ask me to explain the Court thingy, it's difficult at best. When it's over I will post.
Bob
 
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