The Cadillac SRX is definitely a smooth, luxurious vehicle to drive. It's sits up high like a truck, but handles like a performance car. I considered other luxury vehicle; however, the SRX had everything I was looking for price wise, bells and whistles ("Oh, the bells and whistles.") and then some. I've received so many compliments on the beauty, sleekness and amenities of my vehicle, I feel as if I'm out of "my own" league. The car drives and handles great. It gives great gas mileage and has good suspension. For those of you who like to go from zero to sixty in 5 seconds, this vehicle (2011 SRX), isn't for you. It's for those of us who don't mind getting to sixty in a little more time. Overall I am 110% satisfied with my purchase.
Horrible engineering and high maintenance cost
2008 Cadillac SRXAlex P. - Charleston, SC04/04/2016
V8 AWD model.
The mechanical engineering of this vehicle and component placement is simple awful. Combine that with overpriced parts and you're in for a maintenance nightmare. I always work on my own vehicles, but this car simply kicked my behind. Under 100K, the following items went bad, incomplete list:
Both front engine mounts $1200 to replace - need to remove exhaust manifold to get to them. Radiator distribution hose $250. Coolant tank $150. HID headlight lamp $100 each + 2 hours in labor (entire front end needs to come apart). Engine coolant temperature sensor - need to drop transmission to get to. Thermostat. A/C blend door actuator. Can't rotate tires, so front wears out way too fast. Battery dies if car sits for over 5 days.
Acceleration is poor. Blind spots are bad. Key fob does not always work. Too many mechanical problems. Paid way too much to Car Max for a car that was not in great shape when I bought it. I will not return there.
Cadillac dealer has been wonderful to work with.
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