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.
The Cadillac SRX4 is easy to drive. I love the features such as sliding my seat back for me when I get in and out, not to mention the sunroof and most importantly how it notifies me if I forget my key fab. This car is a beauty and glides down the highway. Love it!
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