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Cadillac SRX Prices Paid and Buying Experience

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,030
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  • List price was 56,100. I paid 54,600. 1500 under list (msrp) That probably isn't the best deal in town, but I got the very first one in Denver, got it in Sept. I love the way this car drives and feels mm
  • deal which works out to be about invoice. Also recieved about $1,000-$1,500 higher on my trade than what may have been reasonable.

    The service and experience were very solid.
  • I have a deal with a local Cadillac dealer. This SRX. V6 Reline/Gray is equipped with the luxury package, lumbar, sunroof, rear entertainment DVD. List: $47,975; Purchase $44,779 plus $100. dealer fee, tags & State tax.

    My test drive revealed a rough ride from at least one wheel which the dealer says has been corrected via wheel balancing. A visit to KBB's/ Edmunds' sites revealed a safety bulletin concerning some 15,000 SRX's that may have front seats not tightened properly. My dealer assured me that they had checked all of their vehicles and that the fix was to check and tighten any loose bolts.

    We began studying this vehicle will before production. I have already identified two issues of concern and am now wondering whether to make the purchase.

    Anyone else aware of the safety bulletin(s) or other concerns with this vehicle?

    RMill
  • long trip in our SRX will be next week. I've onle been to 80 for short distances (less than 10 miles) and have had no problem wth any vibration. The ride is smooth. I try to drive 70-75 on most local highways but notice that it easily creeps to 80. No exertion on the engine and no road vibration make it hard to notice.

    Can't speak to the front seats. It seems silly to sell a car with loose seats if there is a safety bulletin on it.
  • Just when we were ready to make our purchase we checked Edmunds for SRX service bulletins. Edmunds has reported 18 on the site as of Dec.20, 2003 in addition to the recall for "seats". Not sure how serious to take these in total. Can someone out there analize and give an opinion?
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    check any auto out and they will have just as many if not more bulletins. I myself would not be concerned if you have a good dealer. look through the bulletins check the build date on the vehicle and inspect it very well (keepinig in mind the bulletins) at delivery. Any issues you find have them address it then and then enjoy your SRX.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,879
    This article may be of interest:

    You, Your Vehicle and the Technical Service Bulletin (TSB)

    Steve, Host

    Moderator
    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

  • I must differ with you on the TSBs. We checked no less than four competitive vehicles' TSBs on Edmunds.com that same day. Found "zero" TSBs for these "2004" vehicles while the SRX had 22 listed. We're disapointed and have informed our dealer we're going with another car manufacturer. By the way, the vehicle I tested had a bad shimmy. The dealer said it was just a balancing problem. Some workmanship!!
  • Saying there are 22 TSBs on the SRX is truthful, but a little misleading at the same time. A number of the TSBs have nothing to do with the vehicle or it's performance (sunrrof repair parts not available, radio static, setting vehicle for French Canadian). Some of them are in reference to parts being available and other miscellaney. If you want to get a real feel for the intro of the vehicle you need to compare it not to 2004 models of carryover vehicles, but to go back and look at the first year for comparable models. If you take for example a 2002 Lexus RX300 you will find that there are 11 TSBs for a vehicle was in its fourth year.

    As an SRX owner I have not suffered any of the listed items to this point and the one about the seats is for a very small number of SRXs built over the summer. The dealers should have corrected them by now.
  • hootch1hootch1 Posts: 12
    I too looked at the list and while there were some areas of concern, notable slow accelaration in Northstar, most weren't a concern to me. The only one I have experienced is the problem getting parts. Someone did a smash and grab on the passenger window. The 40% of the parts that are unique to the SRX are dealer order only and are shipped fromt he vendor. Still the window broken Christmas Eve and ordered on the 26th was at the dealer on morning of the 30th - three business days.
  • Hello - I have been doing business with my local SaaB/Cadillac dealership over the past 10 years and want to buy the new SRX. I do not feel that I am getting a good deal and would like anyone's opinion. I would like the AWD, 6V, Luxury package, and UltraView. I received a quote for $43,995 plus license, tax and title for a total of $46,450.41. I don't think he gave me anything off of the list!!! Should I go back and try to reduce this or take the offer? Or is it because this is so new a car they will not make any offers?

    Any help would be appreciated.
  • pbeerspbeers Posts: 26
    I think the MSRP for what you're looking at is around $45,800 (from the Cadillac website), so with that deal at $43,995 you're getting around $1,800 off of list. Invoice is around $41,900.

    I imagine a lot depends on where you live and how many dealers there are/how high his volume is, but since you're a repeat customer it seems that you may be able to get him to lower his price a bit more.

    On a related note, from what I understand, Cadillac may have underestimated demand for the V6 compared to the V8, so a dealer may not be willing to deal as much for this model...
  • I've also been shopping the SRX V6 against a couple of other vehicles, and your price is right around what I've be quoted. I live in the Chicago area, and I've received internet pricing from three dealers. Where are you located? Don't forget that there's a $1500 conquest rebate available if you own any other car in addition to a Cadillac. One dealer also told me that there's an additional $750 lease cash. Good luck!!
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    I got a 24 hr test drive certificate plus 1k bonus cash on any GM.
  • The new lease program on the SRX is incredible. I just got a Black V6 AWD with Luxury Pkg,3rd Seat,and DVD.This includes the moonroof. The 48mth lease is 15,000mi/yr requires $190 at signing "Grab keys and Go" for $580/mth. This includes the new $1500 non GM owner incentive to take the car's price $1500 below invoice.I have to show a registration for a non GM vehicle.

    To put that a perspecitve,the best lease I have found on a Yukon Denali $3000 below invoice with rebate was $670 with $500 at signing. A fully loaded 2004 Durango...best I could find was $590 mth with $625 due at signing based on invoice.

    Low money rates,no entry costs,high residual create I think are framing this lease opportunity. The Sales Mgr said this was a new program. The push is on to "get these cars on the streets" .Makes sense to me. This fall I could in no way justify the pricing/ownership cost..now it is hard to ignore. The Group Sales Mgr at Dodge also sells GMC's at another location. His response was honest. "I'd go with the SRX..no question"

    If you have been waiting like me...now is the time. Btw Consumer Reports just gave the SRX it's second highest rating ever behind the Honda Pilot. I really was going to pull the trigger on a 2004 Durango Limited until this morning.

    Fyi, I live in Cincinnati
  • I am interested in buying a Cadillax SRX and have haggled with the dealership for the last week. They finally offered me invoice minus $1500 rebate. Basically, $1,500 below invoice. Is this a good deal, or can I do better?
  • pbeerspbeers Posts: 26
    If you can get it at invoice - I'd say go for it, the best I've seen is $250 to $500 above. Is the $1,500 rebate the one for non-GM owners?
  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    Read my response to your question in the "Cadillac SRX" thread.
  • pbeerspbeers Posts: 26
    Picked up our SRX from the dealer last Wednesday - only took 4 weeks from the time we ordered it until it arrived. Fairly loaded V8, silver with ebony interior, AWD, mag ride control, DVD nav w/Bose, HID headlights, ultraview sunroof, third row seat. We only paid about $300 over invoice (low 50's).

    The dealer was great (Bewley Allen Cadillac in Alhambra/Los Angeles, CA). Extremely professional and had what I would call 'zero' sales pressure. We've only put about 200 miles on the SRX so far, but it rides fantastic and is an absolute blast to drive. This is our first Cadillac; from what I've seen so far I doubt it will be our last.
  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    Congratulations!
  • jitendra1jitendra1 Posts: 35
    I am looking to replace my X5 in 3 to 4 weeks. Any good deals in central jersey area?

    Jay
  • zeenzeen Posts: 391
    A local dealer is advertising a RWD SRX lease for $3k down (total) and $399 a month for 48 months and 12K miles/yr. Is that a good price? Also, how does SmartBuy work? Another dealer is pushing that option. At the end of the 24 month period, you have an option to buy at a set price. I assume you can walk away with no obligation.
  • We leased an SRX about 3 weeks ago with great luck at Gold Coast on Rt. 35...
    Happy to provide additional details if you send me an email (look at my profile)
    Steve
  • amcdadamcdad Posts: 61
    In NY, you cannot lease an SRX (liability reasons with leasing)- they set up a "Smart Buy" whereby you get title and pay tax on the whole car, but it otherwise works like a lease. I am picking mine up today in Western NY: Black, V-6, AWD, Roof, 3rd Row, MSRP 46,780, Invoice 42,717, sales price $41,000, an additonal $3250 in rebates. Payments worked out to: $0 down (except tax, title, registration of approx $3500), $450 a month for 36 months, 12,000 miles a year. Hope it is worth it!
  • beatonesbeatones Posts: 4
    could you let me know what dealer in ny? am interested in same
  • just picked up a black srx v6 base model.sticker was 39k i paid 30790+ 199 doc fee and tax. used all 4k of incentives to acheive this.ended up about 5k under invoice.this deal took a long time to make happen and 400 mile drive.it also was not a good buying experience.but i did win over all.do your homework.they will sell the srx cheap cause inventory is bloated and most people get sticker shock cause gm overbuilt the srx with too many overpriced options.i seen one for just under 60k,thats way outa hand.i sold a house on 6 acres cheaper than that.remember! there is more room than you think.when you buy a car its like a delicate chess match, you must know the info before you go to the dealer.but dont let him know you know the numbers.its a fine strategy,they are playing you and your wallet for the most possible.so buyer beware.let them know you will not buying on the day you go in, no matter what they say.they build more and more caddys everyday.you must be patciant and think clearly and carfully.you can catch them telling lies.i did.thats why a saved a bundle of my hard earned money. good luck to all.its truly a great crossover wagon.
  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    I paid $34.2K for my base V6 or about $4400 off.
    I used the $1500 conquest cash and the $1000 Instant Value certificate.
    Were there additional incnetives on top of those that you used?
  • b4z, 1500 more off on non sunroof models
          (no ultraveiw) all rebates should be 4k total plus dealer discount.what this guy did was low ball me then tried to make it up elseware (trade,finance,ect.)but i wasent having that.the no sunroof showed on the gmbuy power site.was in effect til june 1st check it out,its under current offers. i lost 2k on a corvette a couple of years ago on deal.now i do tons of homework and shopping around.tired of getting beat up on new car sales.now i run the deal my way or walk.after all it is our money. go get you dough!
  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    I leased mine March 4th so that deal wasn't in effect.
    I did the sign and drive promotion and put nothing down so I am pretty happy with the deal.
    Did not realize that they were now giving $1500 off on V6 models without sunroof.
    I knew the V8s had it.

    SRXs don't seem to be selling very well.
  • eaton53eaton53 Posts: 356
    "SRXs don't seem to be selling very well."

    Autosite says they've sold 8848 units thru April, a pace that will amount to about 35K for the year. The original forecasts I saw predicted 30K units, so it's actually a bit above.

    Question is - have they built over that forecast and now have more units than they can move?
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