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2009 vs 2004-2008


Seasoned Member
Nov 6, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA (North Hills)
My XLR/V(s)
2009 Black/Tan XLR: 2008 STS V8 AWD: 2008 SRX Premium AWD
Are there any advantages to owning a 2009 as opposed to one of the earlier XLR's.
There are some great deals out there for the 2009's and especially if it is a used one with low miles and even being certified.

actually makes me wonder about the depreciation of these cars.

some new 2009,s are being marked down $20,000-$25,000


Seasoned Member
Aug 7, 2008
Corrales, NM
My XLR/V(s)
2009 Black Cherry Platinum
By 2009 most problems had been identified and corrected. The 2009 has the latest in the upgrades that Cadillac did for the XLR.

We have owned two 2004's, a 2005, two 2006's and currently have a 2008 and a 2009.

The last two have been the most trouble free. In 2009 the base model is the Platinum edition. With the discounts being offered, it sounds like a great deal.

Since they aren't made anymore, if we hold on to them long enough, the values will start to rise as the cars disappear out of the market.

Cadillac Tech

Seasoned Member
Oct 16, 2008
As Jim said, the '09s have all of the latest and greatest pieces and software in them. They got small styling tweeks done on the interior and Bluetooth. Outside they got new front and rear bumper covers and of course the fender vents. '09 will be sought after in the future because they were the last year and of the one year changes.

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