If you can solve electrical issues a great car
By mmtphoto on Tuesday, January 19, 2016
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 187,000
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "nice looking inside and out, fast, handles well"
Cons: "electric nightmare if U cant fix it, dealer can't"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I've had this 2007 XR for about a year and and half now and prior to getting it I worked on it for the previous owner, who got tired of continuous electrical issues to the point he tried to trade it into the very dealers who could not solve these problems (but they did charge him to not fix them). Needless to say, they offered nothing for it, so he gave it to me for free. I parked it for the winter, put it in my garage in early spring and removed connectors and cleaned them, added extra grounds from the battery to the engine, engine to chassis and removed the underhood power distribution block and cleaned all connections. Prior to this, with no rhyme or reason it would show lights on the dash for traction control, stability control security, abs, check engine light, and codes galore for mostly communication problems with various modules. The car has high miles but looks and runs great when it is right, and does not leak any fluids and is very quick, trans shifts flawlessly. The interior is still showroom nice, brown Moroccan leather with heated seats, six disk premium sound, sunroof, 50 series 18" tires, four wheel disks, great climate control and onstar. I added a billet grill, and it has a dark blue exterior that is still in great condition, so I do get comments on how nice it looks. Since all the electrical problems have been solved it h is become a very dependable car, and I would not hesitate driving it anywhere. The 3.6 dohc variable valve timed engine is very responsive, and the six speed auto is seamless and smooth, it does have the paddle shifter too but since I have researched this have decided not to push the trans using this since wave plate issues are common (why ask for trouble)?"
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