The Cadillac XLR is a front-engine, rear-drive, two passenger roadster manufactured and marketed by Cadillac from 2003–2009 across a single generation — and noted for its power retractable hardtop, Bulgari designed interior instruments, head-up display, adaptive suspension marketed as Magnetic Ride Control, rear-mounted transmission and near 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution. As Cadillac’s flagship model, the XLR was introduced at the 2003 Detroit Motor Show and began production with model year 2004 — foreshadowed by the 1999 Evoq concept.
Sharing the GM Y platform and manufactured alongside the Chevrolet Corvette in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the two cars also share hydroformed perimeter frame and composite bodywork construction — though each have unique exterior and interior styling, suspension settings and engine. The XLR and was the first production Cadillac with radar-based adaptive cruise control and the first to offer both heated and cooled seats.
The XLR was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award for 2004.
Ever since the ‘Net became commonplace, more and more 2004 – 2009 Cadillac XLR owners and enthusiasts have gotten an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and opinions and develop relationships. There are many gifted and experienced enthusiasts on the net. Some contribute to the forums, and some folks run Cadillac enthusiast sites of their own.
As the Internet grows, it becomes more difficult to find specific information about the Cadillac XLR. Short of asking a question in a magazine, or one of the more specific mailing lists, finding a web site with detailed information on Cadillac XLRs can be frustrating. Not to mention the difficulty in ascertaining the quality of information provided by well meaning individuals.
The purpose of the site is to provide a place where owners and enthusiasts of the 2004 – 2009 Cadillac XLR and XLR-V can research their XLR interests, support repairs and modifications, write articles to contribute to the site and buy/sell/exchange cars and parts. Our plan is to continue extending the site, by continuing to add the information that is important to Cadillac XLR owners and enthusiasts.
We also built the official Cadillac XLR Registry on the XLR Net in order to try and document the production information and history of each Cadillac XLR built.
The XLR Net is supported by automotive vendors, which pay the bills to operate this site. This also provides vendors a place to let enthusiasts know what products and services they can provide to help all pursue our automotive passion.