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Jim’s XLR

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Joined
Aug 23, 2020
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5
Location
Connecticut
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Red XLR
I recently bought a 2004 XLR. I live in Eastern Connecticut and I'm looking for good place to bring my car for service. There is a local Cadillac dealership but I don't know if they still service XLRs and I'm concerned with what they might charge. Any suggestions from anyone?
 

JaXLR

Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2016
Messages
7
Location
Sacramento CA
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Raven
Hi Jim, I don't use the Dealers much but I'm sure they wont turn you away.
The Mechanicals on our Cars are basically the same as the DTS and Corvettes. The exclusives are the Tops, Electrics, Radiator, etc. The items you would have "serviced" are Engine Oil, Coolant, Transmission, Differential and Brakes. Each are of common parts and fluids are readily available at any GM Service Center.
I'm sure another Member will pop in and add their thoughts.
Good Luck with your new toy, read all the posts on here. There is wealth of information you wont find anywhere else.
 

mickeytee

Seasoned Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2017
Messages
548
Location
North Atlanta
If you do not do the work yourself you are at the mercy of any of the dealers or independents. As stated the basic car is corvette with a caddy motor that almost any mechanic can work on. The only few items that are specific to the xlr , you will find nobody knows anything more than they read. There are still a few trained xlr techs but most are either moved on or forgot what they used to know. Since most are parts replacers anyway and parts are hard to find, finding a good shop may be tough. Hopefully another member in you general area has already went thru the process and knows someone.
 

Jim’s XLR

Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
5
Location
Connecticut
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Red XLR
Hi Jim, I don't use the Dealers much but I'm sure they wont turn you away.
The Mechanicals on our Cars are basically the same as the DTS and Corvettes. The exclusives are the Tops, Electrics, Radiator, etc. The items you would have "serviced" are Engine Oil, Coolant, Transmission, Differential and Brakes. Each are of common parts and fluids are readily available at any GM Service Center.
I'm sure another Member will pop in and add their thoughts.
Good Luck with your new toy, read all the posts on here. There is wealth of information you wont find anywhere else.
 

Jim’s XLR

Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
5
Location
Connecticut
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Red XLR
Thanks for your reply...I will post what I find and let you all know what happened
 

Jim’s XLR

Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
5
Location
Connecticut
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Red XLR
If you do not do the work yourself you are at the mercy of any of the dealers or independents. As stated the basic car is corvette with a caddy motor that almost any mechanic can work on. The only few items that are specific to the xlr , you will find nobody knows anything more than they read. There are still a few trained xlr techs but most are either moved on or forgot what they used to know. Since most are parts replacers anyway and parts are hard to find, finding a good shop may be tough. Hopefully another member in you general area has already went thru the process and knows someone.
Thanks. As I wrote to JaXLR, I will let you all know what I find.
 

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