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    I think,,,, he dropped the price $5,000 lower!

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    Dwolf, $5,000 for this was a steal if the quirks you mention are minimal costs to repair. How many miles? Welcome to the XLR family. Get used to people's compliments, it's part of owning a unique Cadillac

    Will I ever learn to stop using voice text because it nearly always print some mistake in this case and gave you all the impression that I gave $5000 for the car which is incorrect it was supposed to say the price dropped $5000 not drop to $5000 I actually have about $11,500 tied up in it which I feel is still a bargain.
    A couple of fun quirks that I would really like to figure out for one the button to the remote top stays lit all the time I'm sure it's not supposed to,another quirk is the forward Tonnele cover will not completely close because it's coming down on the actual top and it appears that is supposed to clear the top so it sticks up with for Tonnele cover in the rear Tonnele cover meet, tried everything in the world to get this to close correctly and i've not been successful,every time I get in the car this CD player does this Clickety click sound and refuses to load any CDs .
    someone ask whats its mileage, it is a local One owner who is a local attorney driving car with 150,000 miles on it it is in such good condition but it looks like it's got less than 50,000 on it . has anyone had trouble with the chrome peeling off of the wheels the backside of the wheels the chrome is almost completely gone and it's working it's way into the front of the wheel I had a 2013 Cadillac Escalade's last summer and it was doing the same thing I found dozens of vehicles with chrome wheels and I've never seen one ever feel like this is this a Cadillac trait? I'm wondering if they are subcontracting the wheels out to someone and they're not doing such a good job .
    Anyway my apologies for the misunderstanding on the price I still feel like I stole it

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    Quote Originally Posted by graytoad View Post
    Dan: trying to cypher your tap talk message with lack of punctuation..... if you are saying it is a V.... That is not a V. '09 V's do not have the special tail pipes and DO say V on them. All 09's have the V style hood to mess you up.

    Regardless, if that is not a 'typo' and you did pay 5 grand Dwolf - then you got the bargain of the century - unless it is 'hot' or has a blown motor and been in the Texas floods. Good thing you snatched it up. When I first read your posting on my cell phone I figured it was a high mile, well worn - early production car. Looks awesome Dwolf, welcome to the forum. You will find lots of help here with any 'quirks'.

    Curious how many miles, how many prev owners, general condition (looks shiny) and especially if it was 5 grand.
    You are correct,it is not the V, its a platium edition.
    it is not hot,nothing serriously wrong with the car,motor is solid. You all misunderstood my price the price I paid for it was 5000 less than what they were asking for it to weeks prior I actually paid $11,500 approximately which was still a bargain,although it does have 150,000 miles you would never know it by looking at it or driving it there's no damage anywhere, The interior is about a 98 out of 100 as is exterior. It was locally owned since new by a local attorney it's a one owner car and apparently has been garaged it's whole life.
    My apologies for the misunderstanding .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwolf View Post
    You are correct,it is not the V, its a platium edition.
    it is not hot,nothing serriously wrong with the car,motor is solid. You all misunderstood my price the price I paid for it was 5000 less than what they were asking for it to weeks prior I actually paid $11,500 approximately which was still a bargain,although it does have 150,000 miles you would never know it by looking at it or driving it there's no damage anywhere, The interior is about a 98 out of 100 as is exterior. It was locally owned since new by a local attorney it's a one owner car and apparently has been garaged it's whole life.
    My apologies for the misunderstanding .
    That's still one hell of deal V or not, sorry I can't really help you much with the problems your having, the back cover not closing correctly sounds like it needs an adjustment of some sort or maybe something's broken not letting it close correctly. Someone here with your same year would probably know about the top button light staying on. At least all your quirks are just minor and not major issues that effect the driving of your XLR! Have a wonderful weekend! Show Us Your XLR


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwolf View Post
    Will I ever learn to stop using voice text because it nearly always print some mistake in this case and gave you all the impression that I gave $5000 for the car which is incorrect it was supposed to say the price dropped $5000 not drop to $5000 I actually have about $11,500 tied up in it which I feel is still a bargain.
    A couple of fun quirks that I would really like to figure out for one the button to the remote top stays lit all the time I'm sure it's not supposed to,another quirk is the forward Tonnele cover will not completely close because it's coming down on the actual top and it appears that is supposed to clear the top so it sticks up with for Tonnele cover in the rear Tonnele cover meet, tried everything in the world to get this to close correctly and i've not been successful,every time I get in the car this CD player does this Clickety click sound and refuses to load any CDs .
    someone ask whats its mileage, it is a local One owner who is a local attorney driving car with 150,000 miles on it it is in such good condition but it looks like it's got less than 50,000 on it . has anyone had trouble with the chrome peeling off of the wheels the backside of the wheels the chrome is almost completely gone and it's working it's way into the front of the wheel I had a 2013 Cadillac Escalade's last summer and it was doing the same thing I found dozens of vehicles with chrome wheels and I've never seen one ever feel like this is this a Cadillac trait? I'm wondering if they are subcontracting the wheels out to someone and they're not doing such a good job .
    Anyway my apologies for the misunderstanding on the price I still feel like I stole it
    I do the voice text thing too sometimes when it's a long winded speech, then proof read and go back and try to fix all the changes before I hit the reply button. Not sure which one is faster fixing all the mistakes or just typing it out in the first place! LOL Show Us Your XLR


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwolf View Post
    Will I ever learn to stop using voice text because it nearly always print some mistake in this case and gave you all the impression that I gave $5000 for the car which is incorrect it was supposed to say the price dropped $5000 not drop to $5000 I actually have about $11,500 tied up in it which I feel is still a bargain.
    A couple of fun quirks that I would really like to figure out for one the button to the remote top stays lit all the time I'm sure it's not supposed to,another quirk is the forward Tonnele cover will not completely close because it's coming down on the actual top and it appears that is supposed to clear the top so it sticks up with for Tonnele cover in the rear Tonnele cover meet, tried everything in the world to get this to close correctly and i've not been successful,every time I get in the car this CD player does this Clickety click sound and refuses to load any CDs .
    someone ask whats its mileage, it is a local One owner who is a local attorney driving car with 150,000 miles on it it is in such good condition but it looks like it's got less than 50,000 on it . has anyone had trouble with the chrome peeling off of the wheels the backside of the wheels the chrome is almost completely gone and it's working it's way into the front of the wheel I had a 2013 Cadillac Escalade's last summer and it was doing the same thing I found dozens of vehicles with chrome wheels and I've never seen one ever feel like this is this a Cadillac trait? I'm wondering if they are subcontracting the wheels out to someone and they're not doing such a good job .
    Anyway my apologies for the misunderstanding on the price I still feel like I stole it


    Yes, you did steal it: good for you!

    Considering your bargain I would spend the coin and consult the nearest Cadillac dealer who has a Mechanic with XLR knowledge..... which is hard to find. None the less all the dealers have access to the files on adjusting and repairing issues like your top problems. Likely the adjustments needed to make the top seat into place may also resolve your warning light issue. You have the same wheels as I do, sorry, mine are just fine but the chrome plating today is not the same quality it was years back. We (my hubby & I are both motor heads) have had issues on other chrome wheels in the past. Perhaps if you search the internet forums you will find a solution to stop the peeling. I am thinking if you carefully snap off the chrome that is sticking up then use a clear epoxy glue along the edge of the missing chrome you may be able to stop that peeling: but maybe someone online has some answers. Good luck with your issues and congratulations on your find!

    BTW: nice bike collection, personally I own a couple of Road Kings, one in Ontario and another at our winter place in Florida. Loved Arkansas: went to Bikes, Blues n BBQ's last year- first trip to Arkansas! I wanted to come down again this year but could not: some of the best riding I have enjoyed ever in that area: amazing roads & scenery
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    Quote Originally Posted by graytoad View Post
    Yes, you did steal it: good for you!

    Considering your bargain I would spend the coin and consult the nearest Cadillac dealer who has a Mechanic with XLR knowledge..... which is hard to find. None the less all the dealers have access to the files on adjusting and repairing issues like your top problems. Likely the adjustments needed to make the top seat into place may also resolve your warning light issue. You have the same wheels as I do, sorry, mine are just fine but the chrome plating today is not the same quality it was years back. We (my hubby & I are both motor heads) have had issues on other chrome wheels in the past. Perhaps if you search the internet forums you will find a solution to stop the peeling. I am thinking if you carefully snap off the chrome that is sticking up then use a clear epoxy glue along the edge of the missing chrome you may be able to stop that peeling: but maybe someone online has some answers. Good luck with your issues and congratulations on your find!

    BTW: nice bike collection, personally I own a couple of Road Kings, one in Ontario and another at our winter place in Florida. Loved Arkansas: went to Bikes, Blues n BBQ's last year- first trip to Arkansas! I wanted to come down again this year but could not: some of the best riding I have enjoyed ever in that area: amazing roads & scenery
    Thank you for your advise,on the wheeles as well as the other problems im having with my car. Thank you for complimenting my bike collection,im very proud to be the owner of these custom harleys. I also have a nice car collection,2 Porsche 928's,68 camero rs/ss, Ferrari 308GTS ,XLR,2 new Ram 1500 4x4,s, 2ford explorers,6 sand rail dune buggies, 2 honda rancher 4x4s as well as verious other powersports including a malubu wakesetter wake board boat and a Rinker 232 cabin cruiser.....i would say i am a collector of anything with a motor, 100% gearhead here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwolf View Post
    The more i drive. My XLR the more i love it. I figured out the problem with the cover behind the head rest not closing properly..
    Get all your issues sorted out then?

    Just a thought. I may be assuming wrong but I am guessing you have the stock exhaust system on the car? If you decide swap out a Corsa cat back system it is an easy bolt on system but I had my tail pipes custom welded so they dump into those stock 'dress exhaust tips' that are exclusive to the 09 base XLR's. Kind of odd that the coolest 'dress-up' change they made to the 09 in the rear was the ground effects changes and those very slick looking exhaust tips..... but if you bought a XLR-V the tips look like all the other years of V's
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    Quote Originally Posted by graytoad View Post
    Get all your issues sorted out then?

    Just a thought. I may be assuming wrong but I am guessing you have the stock exhaust system on the car? If you decide swap out a Corsa cat back system it is an easy bolt on system but I had my tail pipes custom welded so they dump into those stock 'dress exhaust tips' that are exclusive to the 09 base XLR's. Kind of odd that the coolest 'dress-up' change they made to the 09 in the rear was the ground effects changes and those very slick looking exhaust tips..... but if you bought a XLR-V the tips look like all the other years of V's
    I haven't got all the problems sorted out the check engine light is still on the CD changer won't except any CDs in it and it does the Clickety clickety every time I get in the car. Can't believe they were and I have Bluetooth we can play music or an auxiliary jack on the sound system as expense of this car is. I have a Corsa exhaust on my boat and it has a switch for you can flip it to normal mode or loud loud I wish by Cadillac was louder it does have The stock exhaust as far as I know. Which sounds pretty good when I put my foot in it . I'm surprised how good a fuel mileage it gets I averaged over 20 miles per gallon with an easy and that's with mostly town driving . And the DIC in the dash or tails if you got a low tire or you need oil change and all that it is constantly cycling through all of that it won't stay where I put it what's up with that anyone no . So far I haven't found any serious issues with the car I love it more every time I drive it it has no leaks Barnes noil although it has 150,000 miles it was a local one owner car by a local attorney that really took care of it there's not a scratch on it.

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    thats a great deal. 11.5k for an 09 even with high miles , if its in mint condition who cares!!
    my guess on the switches would be to replace them both.
    however a quick diagnostic with a techII would reveal if the switches are the true culprit.

    even if you have to throw 3 k at it at teh dealer to work out the bugs, its worth it. and it wont cost that much if they are simple fixes like bad switches.

    peely wheels , wow for 150k i would expect them to be going bad.
    just replace them. i think there a set of V wheels in the classifieds right now that would look great.
    or whatever aftermarket wheel you would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby558 View Post
    There is no way an '09 XLR was sold for $5,000.00!!! And graytoad, you are correct. That is not a V. I'm thinking he is missing a zero in his price. He doesn't list mileage or any of the problems with the car, so it's hard to tell if he got a good deal or not.
    My XLR is a local one owner,who is a local attonery who took excellent car of his vehicles. My XLR is in near perfect condition,only two small blemishes on the roof caused when it was stowed in trunk,back side of chrome wheeles have some peeling but front sides near perfect.,very little wear in the interrior,no rips,tears or stains,only slight wear on drivers seat on the lower outside edge. Has brand new BF Goodrich tires,no leaks from motor,runs awesome,good solid motor. There are a few quirks that im working on but nothing major. She has 150,000 miles but you would never no it by looking or driving it.Paint shines like a diamond in a goats a#Ä, Gets tons of attention. The more i drive it the more i realize i stole it. As of now i have less than $12,000 in it but wouldnt take less than $25,000 for it. I love this car,especially whith the top down. I hope ive cleared up any confusion there might have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwolf View Post
    My XLR is a local one owner,who is a local attonery who took excellent car of his vehicles. My XLR is in near perfect condition,only two small blemishes on the roof caused when it was stowed in trunk,back side of chrome wheeles have some peeling but front sides near perfect.,very little wear in the interrior,no rips,tears or stains,only slight wear on drivers seat on the lower outside edge. Has brand new BF Goodrich tires,no leaks from motor,runs awesome,good solid motor. There are a few quirks that im working on but nothing major. She has 150,000 miles but you would never no it by looking or driving it.Paint shines like a diamond in a goats a#Ä, Gets tons of attention. The more i drive it the more i realize i stole it. As of now i have less than $12,000 in it but wouldnt take less than $25,000 for it. I love this car,especially whith the top down. I hope ive cleared up any confusion there might have been.
    Yes in regards to the drivers seat. Mine was showing wear and discolored a little. I finally bit the bullet a year or so ago. I went to Sargents upholstery in jax fl. They did a good job with the seat. But then when they put the seat back in they hid the seat belt connector. So they had to take it back out and thatís when they marked up the dash. Itís a little mark lower left side of the steering wheel. Not really noticeable now but was earlier before they repaired it. They also scratched the rocker panel. So they repaired what they did then I took it to my collision place and had the rocker panel repainted. They paid to have it done. But all in all the headache of having what seamed like maybe a 3 hr job took 2 1/2 Days to redo this problem. But now the only problem I have is a little wear on the left side of the steering wheel. This is where I have my hand most of the time. But trying to put my hand on the wood now instead of that area. I know these parts are hard to come by but wood hate to have the steering wheel replaced just for this little wear mark. I might ask my dealerships parts guy if they do a rewrap on the leather. Because Iíve had a leather guy dye some problem areas. But that is really just a bandaid and wears off after awhile. I also have a blemish on the right corner panel but thatís kinda my fault. I had stacked some boxes and then someone put a bucket on top of those buckets. The weight of the boxes shifted and the bucket made a little scratch on the side of the car. Sorry for going on and on. Yes these cars of ours are conversation pieces. Everywhere I go Iíve seen peoples heads to a 180. The cars are so much fun to drive especially when the top is down. It gives u a rush of excitement


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    Every time I see my "BABY" I smile and say to myself, "I still don't believe i am a owner of this Great car".

    Topless is the only way to drive

    Florida is a convertible state

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