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2010 Cadillac SRX



  • roho1roho1 Posts: 317
    I've never bought a vehicle that didn't have a spare or donut. I think most take it for granted they have one and wouldn't even think to ask.

    If it's not the salesman's job to inform his customer what is his job? That's why more buyers would rather eliminate these sleeze balls and deal over the internet.

    If you have a blowout on the Thruway that completely ruins the tire what does a tire kit do for you? Have fun waiting for hours for someone to show up.
  • rbirns1rbirns1 Posts: 169
    I knew about the lack of spare tire before I bought my SRX. You would think anyone posting on this forum would have thoroughly researched before purchase. Isn't that what we do here?

    That said, I am a little worried about the lack of a spare. I have had a blowout before, and a can of air won't help. If that were to happen again, we're talking tow truck to a tire store or dealer. Hassle for sure, and no chance to shop around for the new tire, but otherwise not the end of the world. Overall, not a deal breaker for me.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,964
    And that's assuming the tire store is open.

    And that they have a tire in stock that fits.

    Been there, done that. I carried around an odd-ball sized tire for several years after I destroyed an OEM tire on a rough road in the middle of nowhere. I purchased the odd-ball sized spare just so I would have one (next town was another couple of hundred miles away on gravel, and there was no guarantee that a shop there would have an OEM sized tire).

    I did research the spare situation and had swapped out the spacesaver for a full size tire when I got that car new.

    Never did find the hubcap from that flat.
  • Salesman job is to sell you a car & make MONEY!
    Surely u can never expect a salesman to know every detail of a car, NO WAY!
    You do your research on everything else you buy in life, why not your car too?
    I've bought 22 new cars in my life & never once did I find out later something was missing.
    Never expect anything in life & you'll NEVER be disappointed later!

    SRX is a cheap car for what you get, buy a donut for $295 & be done with it. Comes with jack & all you need to change a flat.
  • maximafanmaximafan Posts: 592
    This is why I have concerns with the lack of a spare on a vehicle.
    I barely had my vehicle a year and luckily since I had a full-sized
    spare, I just switched the spare with the affected tire, which was
    patched, but just in case, since it was close to the sidewall, the
    tire place recommended putting the full-sized spare on.

    That saved me from having to purchase a tire that costs north of
    $180.00 to replace,
  • kec11kec11 Posts: 11
    I guess I've been lucky living in Downtown Chicago. There's no high speed driving so as long as I've had Michelin Tires-no flats. That includes my 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, my 2000 BMW X5, my 2005 SRX and so I'm fine with no spare in my 2010 SRX (which has had no problamos since purchase on Dec 16 2009). I guess it was worth the wait to get a platinum ice white which were delivered last (after all the other problems in the other color deliveries prior to dec 2009). :)
  • roho1roho1 Posts: 317
    Thanks for the lecture. Glad to hear your always right and never make a mistake.

    I always ask about the spare when I test drive a vehicle, so stop the nonsense.

    I'm just disagreeing with the decision by GM not to include a spare. Gm saves a lot of cash and it brings the weight down for mpg. I guess they assume a typical caddy owner won't change a tire anyway even if they had one.
  • Anyone seen or driven the SRX Turbo version yet. I have an 08 SRX V8 which I
    like a lot. Wife would like something smaller though. Read reviews of V6 version
    that complained of the lack of power.
  • ericzoomericzoom Posts: 213
    I haven't driven the turbo yet, but I did drive the V6, and it did have a noticeable lack of power. My 08' SRX V6 had much more pickup than the new one.
  • We test drove and then ended up buying a Turbo Premium AWD - have had it now for a couple of weeks. The Turbo definitely has an extra kick in the low end. Whether it is worth the premium or not - not sure. We went that direction mainly because this is my wife's car and she was not comfortable with the pickup on the non-turbo.
  • ericzoomericzoom Posts: 213
    The Turbo does seen like it takes care of the big power deficit. Except for the price thing, the vehicle does sound pretty nice. Good luck with it.
  • Thanks ericzoom, we will need to replace our V* SRX this June and I did not like
    the power of the regular V6. Can't understand why they just didn't use the performance V6 that is in the CTS.
  • tracerptracerp Posts: 3
    Purchased '10 Turbo Performance Gray Fannel w/ebony interior, chrome wheels. Love it. traded '09 SRX White Diamond V6 needed a little more kick.

    Would like to know if anyone knows what USB flash drives are compatible. My Transcend flashdrive does not work. I read the manual doesn't mention anything special so I checked at the dealer. They tried my flashdrive in an 09 CTS and it worked fine then they tried it in another '10 SRX and it did not work. They believe it's a compatibility problem They said they would try to find out but did not know how long it would take. patience it not something I have when I want to do something. Thanks
  • Just purchased '10 SRX 3.0 AWD Premium, full load, silver with black interior.
    I am in Canada and love it so far.
    I test drove Q5, XC60, X3, X5, FX35, EX35, GLK, MDX

    My question is that I have the U-rail system but did not get a cargo gate.
    What I received instead were 4 sliding tie down clamps that fit in the U-rail track.

    When I inquired, I was told that the gate was not available due to poor design.
    Anybody down there get one of these gates or can confirm what I was told??

    Also, FYI, up here in Canada, all of the SRX's that I looked at came with a compact spare (as mine did) and not the inflation kit like in the U.S.A.
  • tracerptracerp Posts: 3
    Mine came with the same 4 sliding tie down clamps was not aware of any cargo gate. and there was none in my 09 SRX. I have the inflation kit and no spare.
  • rbirns1rbirns1 Posts: 169
    There are two clocks in the new SRX. For daylight savings, I changed the time on the analog dial with no problem. The digital clock is another story. I change the time on the pop-up touchscreen with no problem. However, every time I restart the car, the time reverts back an hour. It won't hold the change to daylight savings. Any ideas?
  • I didn't get a gate with mine. I didn't inquire as I wasn't interested in the add-on. But no, it didn't come with one.
  • jim1462jim1462 Posts: 40
    Took a recent 1123 mile trip in my 2010 FWD 3.0L SRX. Overall average was 25.2mpg. This was 90% interstate(70-75mph) and 10% city driving.
  • Where would I find information on what people are paying for a 2010 SRX?? How much off of MSRP should I be able to neg.?? :confuse:
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,964
    edited March 2010
    Ask in the Cadillac SRX Prices Paid and Buying Experience discussion. Hopefully you'll get some fresh responses in there.

    There's always True Market Value too.
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