Cadillac used cars like the XLR are very expensive cars to buy new, so will take a look at an earlier version of this beautiful machine that most people could afford to buy used. General Motors and Cadillac wanted to get into the luxury segment of the high end coupe market, in which such auto companies like Lexus and Mercedes were doing so well in. To compete against such vehicles like SC430 and the SL500 youre going need your best engine and chassis to win people over. So General Motors in 2004 decided it was going to use the Corvettes engine and some of its technology, to go head to head with these iconic brands.
Cadillac XLR used cars:
This is not a cheap car to buy brand new, youre looking well over $100,000 dollars to take it out of the showroom and home into your garage. What makes this vehicle so popular too many people in North America is its exterior design and the power you get from that V8 engine. If there is one weakness to this vehicle it is the interior design of it, everything screams dull. Theres nice wood trim on the doors and steering wheel but nothing I havent seen in other luxury cars, the center console has a navigation screen to show you a GPS map and you can use the same touch screen to control various systems throughout the vehicle. You also have Am/Fm stereo, AC/heating and a CD disc changer.
The Cadillac XLR is power by a V8, 4.6-litre, 320 horsepower engine, with 320 pounds per feet of torque. It is a 5 speed transmission that you can either drive in automatic or turn a switch and do it manually. Cadillac used cars like the XLR are rear wheel drive and uses a stability and traction control system to handle any types of weather.
The one neat thing I luv about this vehicle is the ability to drive it manually or automatic; it gives you that option to either take it easy or press the pedal to the medal when driving on the highway!
The XLR comes in both a hardtop and convertible and has an excellent ABS braking system that helps in both bad weather and high speeds.
I would buy the Cadillac XLR as a used vehicle; it is reliable and can be either a luxury coupe or sports car, its all up to you.