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Just took delivery yesterday on my XLR. (Platinum silver with black interior) "Gorgeous"!
Ordered 4/04/03.
Running at idle while the Dealer Rep was helping me program "On-Star" we got an engine overheat light. By the time we moved the car into the service bay, steam was emanating from under the hood and coolant was squirting out the left side, just behind the left front wheel. According to the dealer, the cold weather, fast warm up coin froze and did not allow normal coolant flow to the engine. They said they fixed the problem and
it should be O.K. Put 100 miles on it today with no indication that there were any recurrences. Watched the temp gauge like a "Hawk". Anybody else have this problem?
The car exceeds my expectations in every category. Ride, cornering, acceleration and general riding comfort.
My only complaints are:
1. No ashtray. You open the normal location for such and there's a cigarette lighter with a small fixed box. When I queried the salesman, he opened the console and showed me a crummy little box that he said was an ashtray. In order to put a cigarette out you have to keep the console all the way back to get at the ashtray. The box is so small and inconvenietly located that I must assume that smoking in this car is "Strictly Prohibited".

2. Another irrititaion, obviously imposed by the environmentally correct folks, are these stupid decals pasted on the sun visors which warn us of dangers regarding 'DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY".
Does anyone know how these ugly stickers can be safely removed?

On the bright side: I admonished the dealer that I did not want a front license plate attachment add on and he dutifully complied.
Said they didn't know where to put it either.

Conclusion: After the first 100 miles. The car is fantastic and
while I'm still learning the sytems, (I used to fly fighter aircraft in the USAF that were less complicated) my overall impression is that Cadillac has got their stuff together and I'm proud of American engineering and technical excellence.

Col. Brooks Morris
USAF (ret)
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Welcome to the club!

I have been impressed how much the XLR HUD image quality is similar to aviation HUDs.

Never have heard of the coolant issue. Of couse it doesn't get that cold here.
 

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Andy,

Yes the HUD is very similar to the ones I experienced flying Fighters.

The coolant problem was not cold weather induced but mechanical failure. It was about 70 degrees when the engine was idling at the dealers. Similar to having a stuck thermostat, I think.

Brooks:cool
 

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Welcome to the club! And another California chapter member to boot!
Thanks for the WELCOME.
I am still doing ****pit study. 2 hours today, dialing in all the "goodies".

Had a little problem today at the Car Wash but it was anticipated.
Left the FOB in the machine and showed the vacumn guy the drill.
When it came time to move it, a different Mexican was scratching his head looking for the key. Showed him the "push button"
and he was cool.
Watched outside while they were drying it down. Lo and behold, they figured out how to open the trunk and close it too.
First XLR they'd ever seen but they got up on the learning curve pretty quick.

Brooks:cool
 

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Andy,

Yes the HUD is very similar to the ones I experienced flying Fighters.

The coolant problem was not cold weather induced but mechanical failure. It was about 70 degrees when the engine was idling at the dealers. Similar to having a stuck thermostat, I think.

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The car wash is a scary place. We had to scream at a guy when he tried to pull the trunk lid down. Washed it myself since.
 
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