Used Car of the Day: 2005 Cadillac XLR

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2005 cadillac xlr

Do you want a Cadillac Corvette but your bank account isn't fat? Take a gander at this XLR.

Remember that the Cadillac XLR was based on the Chevrolet Corvette, and this particular example is on sale in Alabama for just $5K.

The low price is because the convertible top has a hydraulic issue, the car runs a bit rough, and the owner can't afford repairs, apparently.

There are 55,000 miles on the clock and the front shocks were just replaced.

Take a peek at this bad boy if you've got the time and money to fix up this 'Vette-based Caddy.

[Image: Seller]

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  • Tassos Tassos on Jan 12, 2023

    this o6 with 33k miles sold for about $20k last july.

    You could have done so much better with a Merc SL...

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Jan 12, 2023

    I like the shot and was envisioning myself getting in and getting that Benz/Jag elite feeling... but then it hits me I'm in a Cadillac and suddenly just feels off.An Allante at this point to me would just be hilarious because its not serious but this XLR attempts to be serious but then its ut oh motor blow up. I just can't take it seriously as it was designed.

  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Jan 12, 2023

    The Car Wizard has been recently rebuilding, more like reconditioning an XLR like this. He did the drop of the drivetrain along with a re gasket and reseal of the N*. Yeah they’re a nice luxury roadster but an SL or Vette that it’s based on is far more livable for everyday use.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jan 13, 2023

    No wheelbarrow tire should be forced to sit around with a load on it like that.

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    • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jan 16, 2023

      My wheelbarrow tire is solid, and I don't want it taking a flat spot. "No wheelbarrow tire" includes pneumatic and flat-free, and any other kind. (Do you think I randomly post crap on the internet without thinking it through? Give us all some credit.)

      "As flat-free wheelbarrow tires are made from polyurethane foaming material, it is prone to flat spots. These are flat marks or imprints that have been pressed against the wheel. The problem here is that moving the wheel from a stop to a roll will be much more difficult.

      "Flat spots occur when the polyurethane foam wheel has been with heavy loads and stationary for too long.

      "However, flat spots can be completely avoidable by completely offloading after use and storing them in a cool and dry environment."