GTP Cool Wall: 2004-2009 Cadillac XLR

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by GranTurNismo, Sep 19, 2019.

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2004-2009 Cadillac XLR

Poll closed Sep 29, 2019.
  1. Sub-Zero

    1.9%
  2. Cool

    9.4%
  3. Meh

    18.9%
  4. Uncool

    35.8%
  5. Seriously Uncool

    34.0%
  1. GranTurNismo

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    2004-2009 Cadillac XLR nominated by @GranTurNismo

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    Body Style:
    2-door convertible
    Engine: 4.4L supercharged V8, 4.6L V8
    Power: 320-443hp
    Torque: 310-414 lb-ft
    Weight: 1655-1740kg
    Transmission: 5-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic
    Drivetrain: front-engine, rear-wheel drive
    Additional Information: 15,500 total sold in North America, Europe, and Japan. Base price was $86,000, but could go above $120k with options, making it the most expensive American production car ever (the Ford GT broke this record a year later). 0-60 time for the normal model was 5.8s and 4.6s for the XLR-V.


     
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  2. GranTurNismo

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    Seriously, seriously uncool. A rebadged C6 Corvette specifically designed for boomers who were too taken aback by the then new 'Vette and wanted something more conservative. Who on the face of this Earth would pay $100k for this sad looking Corvette reskin when cars like the SL, 6-Series, and XK existed? It was hopelessly uncompetitive with it's European rivals; not to mention the interior looks like it was pulled straight from the CTS, and it was plagued with many quality issues. The least GM could've done was give it the 6.0L V8 of the 'Vette, but I guess that would be too daring.

    Despite all that, I don't hate this car. Thought it does look frumpy from some angles, the XLR was the pinnacle of the "Arts and Sciences" era of Cadillac, and it once being the most expensive American car ever, fascinates me. But is it cool? Not in a million years.
     
  3. Cowboy

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    The Cadillac Corvette.

    Uncool
     
  4. Snikle

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    Probably the best implementation of "Art and Science," which worked so much better on something sleek and small like this rather than something with the obese ass of the CTS coupe. Still though, it's a Cadillac (meh) version of the C6 Corvette (Probably the most meh Corvette. That or the C5), so it's still a meh from me, saved from uncool only by how funny it is when I see one.
     
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  5. GTV0819

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    Looks bland and it's heavy as well.

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  6. YoshiMaster2

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    I do kinda like the way it looks. Still uncool as all hell.
     
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  7. Darla Starch

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    I like the idea of it, wouldn't mind if someone donated an XLR-V to me.

    Execution, on the other hand, was not the bestest. Meh, leaning uncool side. Wouldn't object to an XLR 2: Electric Boogaloo.
     
  8. All Your Base

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    Wow, that design has aged horribly.
     
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  9. Aphelion

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    Ugly, heavy, and power levels that exceed its capabilities greatly. Donald trump on wheels.
     
  10. Naveek Darkroom

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    Meh. It's just a C6 Corvette in an expensive suit.

    If they do make an XLR reboot based on the C8 they should give it the Blackwing engine.
     
  11. bremics

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    Seen a couple around town, they look amazing in person... That price and Frankenstein interior though...
     
  12. TheCracker

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    Amended that for you. ;)
     
  13. TenEightyOne

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    Looks like a Kompressor convertible made out of Lego. Hideous, and seriously uncool.
     
  14. ZGBox

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    A Corvette, but worse.
    Seriously Uncool for the base one, Meh for the XLR-V, so Uncool overall.
     
  15. kikie

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    Meh!
     
  16. mustafur

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    No.

    SU.
     
  17. MrWaflz55

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    I always kind of wish they made the XLR-V.R for the Pirelli World Challenge or something

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    I really think a GT racing edition would have been really cool.

    But other than that, the road car in the poll gets an uncool. Maybe a meh for the V model, but that's not what's being polled.
     
  18. GranTurNismo

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    The V is included in the poll.
     
  19. LivingWithGames

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    Honestly, I have seen much worse from Cadillac. CTS-V I dislike it heavily, this, not so much.
     
  20. ThrasherDBS

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    I'd register this as "meh" but, after learning that it's supposed to be a toned down Corvette, that hurts its rating for me.

    Uncool.