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2005 Cadillac SRX Consumer Reviews

3.8
Average based on 12 reviews
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Second SRX Owned

by from toronto, canada on September 4, 2008

This is the second SRX I have owned the first a 2004 with the V8. My 2005 has a V6 , which is remarkably better on gas, but a whole lot less fun to drive. It is however a solid vehicle but oddly has 2...
This is the second SRX I have owned the first a 2004 with the V8. My 2005 has a V6 , which is remarkably better on gas, but a whole lot less fun to drive. It is however a solid vehicle but oddly has 2 problems common with the 2004. It eats power steering fluid (filled weekly) and a nasty habit of burning out drl/turn signals which are a bear to replace.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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NorthStar V-8 Equipped Cadillac SRX

by from Idaho on May 18, 2009

This is the finest automobile I have owned in 55 years of driving. I use to grab my Corvette for enjoyable cross country trips. Now my Vette stays parked and we take the SRX. The SRX's performance, ha...
This is the finest automobile I have owned in 55 years of driving. I use to grab my Corvette for enjoyable cross country trips. Now my Vette stays parked and we take the SRX. The SRX's performance, handling and safety are great but the comfort, stability and high quality entertainment makes it unsurpassed. With 300 plus horsepower, AWD and six speed automatic it handles all road conditions with ease. This is what my 1960's station wagon should have been. I'm replacing my 2004 with a new 2009, it's that good!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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05 Cad SRX

by from Indio, CA on July 24, 2010

I have had this vehicle for 2 1/2 years purchased used from dealer as a CPO vehicle. Cadillac has been splended with immediately fixing any complaints... from rear door lift weather stripping, rear sh...
I have had this vehicle for 2 1/2 years purchased used from dealer as a CPO vehicle. Cadillac has been splended with immediately fixing any complaints... from rear door lift weather stripping, rear shock, rear axle bearing.... fortunately all covered under warranty. I am thinking of getting another vehicle but have trouble finding a car that is as striking and smooth driving as well as great handling. MPG has been 16-18 city and 23 MPG at 70 MPH. Very very smooth driving vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Most luxurous car I've ever owned

by from Versailles, KY on March 28, 2012

I searched for months,and found my SRX in Pittsburg. Drove from Ky to get it. Everything works flawlessly, except the Navigation. It's a pleasure to drive,or ,just look at. However I seldom get to dri...
I searched for months,and found my SRX in Pittsburg. Drove from Ky to get it. Everything works flawlessly, except the Navigation. It's a pleasure to drive,or ,just look at. However I seldom get to drive anymore,my lady does the driving now. It's her car. Thanks GM for designing a winner.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Not Reliabel

by from Cleveland, Ohio on June 22, 2015

I purchased a 2005 cadillac SRX when it was 5 years old with just 27,000 mile. The first thing happen the sun roof stop working that cost $4,000.00 to fix. Second, the back tailgate door locks stop wo...
I purchased a 2005 cadillac SRX when it was 5 years old with just 27,000 mile. The first thing happen the sun roof stop working that cost $4,000.00 to fix. Second, the back tailgate door locks stop working which cost $800.00 to replace. Third, the timing chain went bad which cost $3,500... Then the air condition stop working which cost over $1,200 at the Dealer to replace. Now the trans. is changing gears hard.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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Great crossover

by from Lancaster, pa on February 23, 2012

Found this car in good condition. drivetrain is great, northstar V8. Issue with the power moon roof, which will address in the spring. Very comfortable interior, plenty of options, including the third...
Found this car in good condition. drivetrain is great, northstar V8. Issue with the power moon roof, which will address in the spring. Very comfortable interior, plenty of options, including the third row seat.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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My 2005 SRX Experiance

by from Tacoma, WA on October 8, 2014

I bought this car new off the showroom and found it a dream to drive. Have to remind myself that it is not a Corvette and anything loose in the back becomes a projectile. For trips it is very comforta...
I bought this car new off the showroom and found it a dream to drive. Have to remind myself that it is not a Corvette and anything loose in the back becomes a projectile. For trips it is very comfortable for up to eight hours driving or as a passenger. I have had a seal problem with the Northstar V8 that developed after warranty and GM would only cover half the cost of the $3400 repair; also the front turn signal replacement requires a lot of disassembling to get to the bulbs. Note: Replace the socket also as they corrode. The battery finally needs replacing after almost eleven years. I still own the car and will continue to drive it as I don't like the body design of the new SRXs. It qualifies as one of my favorite owned vehicles.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Hate it or Love it

by from Staten Island, NY on June 11, 2014

I actually had a 2005 SRX base RWD v6 for about two years. Just recently I had to trade her in because I could not keep up with the maintenance after losing my main income. As read in previous posting...
I actually had a 2005 SRX base RWD v6 for about two years. Just recently I had to trade her in because I could not keep up with the maintenance after losing my main income. As read in previous posting, the DRL burned out frequently on these vehicles and you have to remove the tire and wheel well in order to change the bulbs ($40 if you go to a repair shop). Which was a major setback in the winter months and I was accustomed to just not replacing them at all until warmer weather! This car is a sexy work of art in my own opinion, and the ride is like butter on the open roads even at 80 MPH. I would have kept my car or even purchased a 2009 model if the parts weren't so expensive. Having replaced the complete rack and pinion $1400, and leaving the garage with my clock spring damaged another $400 for the part alone, some electronic issue where my car wouldn't start on heavy rainy days it became bonkers especially with a $350 battery inside of it, traction control module needed a new chip $380. My point is.. If I had the money would I do it again, I sure would! This car made me happy and I cried when I signed her over for a less expensive truck.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Comfortable On Trips and Daily Commutes

by from Saginaw, MI on September 26, 2010

I really love my Cadillac SRX. The seats are really comfortable and roomy especially on long trips. The Moon Roof is really nice too. Haven't had any major problems with the vehicle.
I really love my Cadillac SRX. The seats are really comfortable and roomy especially on long trips. The Moon Roof is really nice too. Haven't had any major problems with the vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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SRX

by from Charlotte, NC on September 5, 2009

Car handles well and is stylish. My family has traveled extensively in this car and the ride is smooth. Visibility from the side is hindered when driver's seat is adjusted.
Car handles well and is stylish. My family has traveled extensively in this car and the ride is smooth. Visibility from the side is hindered when driver's seat is adjusted.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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