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    Quote Originally Posted by mkapoustin View Post
    Hello everyone! Great to be here.
    First to @hawkeye372 I did put the vehicle in the registry. Thank you so much for thinking about for me! I will get some pics up soon as well.
    I am sincerely enthusiastic to be part of the forum and the XLR has had my eye for some time. And now I got one. I now have to convertibles collectibles a Lexus SC430 2007 and my 2007 XLR. Two beautiful cars they stopped making. Refurbishing the XLR and driving it a lot is the plan.

    And thank you to all the fellow Floridians who shared their experience on refurbishing their interiors. Now I can make some plans. So first the interior, then FRIED running light lenses, a GPS and Stereo and then maybe a nice pearl paint job. Now do I risk a road trip!

    Look forward to our shared journey as XLR enthusiasts.
    Like someone on this site told me. Donít worry and just drive it all over the place. Iíve had mine since 2012. She had just around 20758 now she has north of 64k on her. I enjoy driving her any time and anywhere. I just wish I couldíve taken her up to bowling green for the 15th reunion. My mom wanted to go to Memphis for her belated birthday so we just combined that trip and the bowling green Kentucky trip. She doesnít like riding in that low of a car for long distances. But on a good note I did get to meet up with some of the great ppl on this site. Hopefully if there is another one planed for next year, youíll be able to attend.
    Well looking forward to seeing the pics of your new purchase.


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye372 View Post
    Like someone on this site told me. Don’t worry and just drive it all over the place. I’ve had mine since 2012. She had just around 20758 now she has north of 64k on her. I enjoy driving her any time and anywhere. I just wish I could’ve taken her up to bowling green for the 15th reunion. My mom wanted to go to Memphis for her belated birthday so we just combined that trip and the bowling green Kentucky trip. She doesn’t like riding in that low of a car for long distances. But on a good note I did get to meet up with some of the great ppl on this site. Hopefully if there is another one planed for next year, you’ll be able to attend.
    Well looking forward to seeing the pics of your new purchase.


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    Great to hear! My 2007 has seen some miles already, but engines can be managed. And I would love to meet you and other members here. I am sure the opportunity will present itself. Great to hear of the positive experience with the XLR - the negative ones get all the attention. But the great fun of driving one of these matters. I have owned a lot of toys in my life. And this one is exceptional in many ways.

    Thanks again!

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    Hello all, just want to thank all the members who responded to some of my questions. Learned a lot! The forum and all of you are a great community and resource. In the last week I have started the process to repair and replace the day time running lights - burn lens and all, discovered I do not have a leaking fuel pump or gas tank, the prior appears to have addressed that. Did find some minor problems when inspecting the underside of the vehicle at Val Ward Cadillac Ft. Meyers. - parts are not cheap - but generally the under carriage looked good. All in all so far I am enjoying the ride and look forward to making all these minor improvements.

    Again thanks everyone.

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    sp what did you find out was the cause of the fuel smell?

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    Good morning. And no idea. The mechanic took me back into the Cadillac shop. And together we inspected all the obvious places under and above the vehicle. And nothing. No leaks. No stains. No odors. Nada! We discovered that the XLR appears to have had a prior "fix" to the tanks and fuel pumps. I am not trying to run done more details on the service records. So 2 hrs and nothing to fix. And we had all the bulletins in hand pointing to prior instances in XLRs and Corvettes. Frankly looks like its one of those mysteries other owners have reported where it happens and then they cannot replicate the event.

    Fortunately, the only issues we did discover are easily fixed - not major and also not cheap.

    But gosh the XLR is really a piece of art - I know its a corvette chassis , but the design is magnificent.

    Thanks for asking Tall Sally

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    I just registered for the Florida chapter of the xlr/allante they are meeting in mt Dora and Howey In The Hills Florida at the mission inn here is the info on it. Itís oct 24-28th. And since you say your from Florida I thought Iíd just pass it onto you to see if youíd be interested.


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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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    Hi Michael,

    Welcome aboard! FYI, I am familiar with having to repair the upholstery. A couple of years ago I forgot and climbed into the driver's seat with an open end wrench in my hip pocket. Yup, the fork end facing up of course. Ripped the heck out of the side bolster. A local upholstery shop recommended by my Cadillac Dealer did a beautiful job replacing that section. The Bumper Sticker is true. "Stuff Happens". Not quite what it says, but close enough.

    Again, Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkapoustin View Post
    Good morning. And no idea. The mechanic took me back into the Cadillac shop. And together we inspected all the obvious places under and above the vehicle. And nothing. No leaks. No stains. No odors. Nada! We discovered that the XLR appears to have had a prior "fix" to the tanks and fuel pumps. I am not trying to run done more details on the service records. So 2 hrs and nothing to fix. And we had all the bulletins in hand pointing to prior instances in XLRs and Corvettes. Frankly looks like its one of those mysteries other owners have reported where it happens and then they cannot replicate the event.

    Fortunately, the only issues we did discover are easily fixed - not major and also not cheap.

    But gosh the XLR is really a piece of art - I know its a corvette chassis , but the design is magnificent.

    Thanks for asking Tall Sally
    Our cars have gremlins and sometimes these can pop up and are hard to find. Thatís why this website was made I guess. So others who are stumped can come here and have friends point out what similar situations that they have found. Sometimes this helps and other times it doesnít.


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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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