Style, power, luxury... and now affordability – this 2005 Cadillac XLR is a hardtop convertible that offers everything you want, and you can have it all for a terrific price. Classic Car Addict in Mesa, AZ is excited to offer this beauty in our showroom.
The XLR was built alongside the Corvette, but the style was very different. Where the Vette wants to coax the wind over the body, the XLR wants to intimidate it out of the way. The sharp line creases in the sheet metal serve to highlight the long shape with a hint of sporty wedge in the profile. It has a premium appearance that mixes sophistication and aggression. The factory Light Platinum paint really drives home this point with great metallic glow. And while no Caddy is complete without chrome, this one is a bit more reserved – saving most of it for that large 18-inch alloys.
This is a hardtop convertible, and so you get a roof that's part of a form-fitting package that makes this a sleek coupe. But with the touch of a button, it disappears. The tan interior with silver trim does a nice job of coordinating tones with the exterior. It's hard not to love the premium light wood inserts on the center console, door panels, and steering wheel. You're loaded with all the best features, like power seats, power windows, power locks, keyless entry/ignition, and an AM/FM/CD stereo with satellite navigation and Bose speakers. There's the best in safety with front airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. You even have a head-up display to keep your eyes on the road. Plus, dual zone automatic climate control and heated seats means both you and you passenger can individually dial in your level of comfort all year long. Trunk has decent space when the retractable hardtop is up and better than expected when trunk is down.
The Cadillac's 4.6-liter NorthStar V8 is another great reason why this XLR is a true future classic. With multiple valves and variable valve timing, this knows how to adapt the moment you want extra power – no matter if it's getting up from a stoplight or pushing into triple-digit speeds. Plus, with four-wheel disc brakes and the Corvette sharing its fully independent sports suspension, this is a Caddy that can really corner. But more than just a pure performance machine, this is a grand touring Cadillac. That's why you have nice features like a five-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and cruise control.
Complete with owner's manual and maintenance records, you might never get another chance at such an affordably-priced XLR ever again. If you love distinct hardtop convertibles with plenty of power, don't miss this Cadillac. Call us today at 480-256-1459. Visit www.classiccaraddict.com to view over 100+ HD photos, video and all of our other inventory.