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2005 Cadillac XLR

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Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 23/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: V8, 4.6 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Cadillac XLR Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 77 Ratings for the 2004 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.8/10

A Corvette thats been to all the right stores

By on Monday, April 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Exotic, fun to drive, great looking, convertible"

Cons: "Repairs costly."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've had this car since new. The XLR is for someone who likes Caddys, likes Vettes, likes something different, exotic but with a practical side. Practical? You can drive it on trips and be able to get service on the road. Reliable, but a little on the high maintenance side. The car turns heads everywhere you go in it. Valets love it and the XLR is truly an American exotic. Think of everything you don't like in a Corvette and the XLR has done it better. I'll never get rid of it."

Ultimate highway cruiser So much fun to drive

By on Friday, April 05, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Awesome driving experience, unbeatable sexy look"

Cons: "No Bluetooth or iPod connection"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Just purchased my XLR and love it. I sold a '95 Mercedes SL500 to buy the XLR and also own a '12 Corvette Centennial Coupe so i have had the good fortune to have driven other great cars. The XLR is much more sporty than the SL500 and every bit of fun to drive as the Corvette. It performs best on the open road and offers the best of all worlds...spirited driving experience as well as excellent comfort. The interior looks and feels great and even after 8 years doesn't feel dated. The car has timeless great lines and likely will hold its appeal as a sexy roadster well into the future. Love the option to push a switch and take the top down in 30 seconds and enjoy the open air. This car brings excitement to me every time i start it up. And if looks and driving experience weren't enough it gets 25+ mpg on the highway. What's not to like?"

17 people out of 18 found this review helpful

XLR- The breed between a Corvette and Cadillac lux

By on Monday, March 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,950

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Style, Features, Hard top convertible"

Cons: "gas milage, uncomfortable seats, outdated gps"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Last May I purchased a 2006 Cadillac XLR from a dealer here in GA and first I must say it looks even better in person. These cars are very low to the ground, very wide and the interior is pretty good, a few plastic here and there but overall a great interior. The exterior styling is amazing, I would not change a thing about how it looks. The only thing I would change about how it drives is I would make a more powerful standard engine to compete with the Corvette since you're paying 25k more. As far as the Interior, the seats aren't that comfortable over long trips so if you have a back issue you may only want to use this as an evening car. Overall I have only had top issues (a difficult time going up and down at times) and a small leak with coolant. So if you want a unique, rare sports roadster and demand attention this is the car for you! A real looker and a conversation piece at least."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great car all around

By on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A reliable sports car with the feel of luxury"

Cons: "Better change the batteries in your key FOB once a"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great car. Very reliable considering all the electronics needed for the convertible top, trunk, access,etc. Drives like a true sports car but feels like you have a high end Caddy. Cadillac did an excellent job when you compare it to my my other convertible."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

DREAM CAR

By on Saturday, November 10, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,700

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "LOOKS, HANDLING, PERFORMANCE"

Cons: "HUH??"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

DAY I BOUGHT THE CAR

"I've sold Cadillacs for 15 years. When the XLR came out in 2004 I was in LOVE! But at the $75K Sticker price, out of my league. I waited 8 long years to be able to afford this car. I bought a 2004 Silver with 44k miles for $22,950 I drove 850 miles to get it (texas to illinois) This car is the sexiest looking car on the market for the price. Neither the previous owner or myself have had any issues. I'm a autocross racer(not in this car)and this car lives up to my extreme demands for handling and performance. I highly recommend this car to anyone that wants a car that turns heads and hugs the corners!"

17 people out of 18 found this review helpful

DAY I BOUGHT THE CAR

Best used car I ever owned.

By on Thursday, September 27, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good price, great investment and you do not see mt"

Cons: "They stopped making it. Why???????"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The car is a real head turner. I get stopped every where I go. The color is crimson pearl and it is hot, sexy and I get compliments all day long. Drives as good as it looks. Only had it for 3 months and so far so good. My neighbors think I am loaded......"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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