Service Chevrolet/Cadillac called the other day and told me that they wanted to put me into a Cadillac for a few days to see how I like it. Well, the week is up, and I don't want to bring it back!

Just the name "Cadillac" tells you that the ride will be smooth, the features will be plentiful, and the stares will be many.

Aside from the ride, the safety features, and the comfort that is synonymous with Cadillac, the "Infotainment" system is my favorite!. I can play my smart phone directly through the ST5's sound system. It also allows me to use Siri hands-free, to include sending and reading texts.

Another option that is really cool is that it will send a notification to your smart phone as to where your car is parked! If I am at the Acadiana Mall and I forget where I parked (as I frequently do), I just open my phone and there is a pin dropped on the maps to point me the way. Very cool!

XT5 parking notice

Alas, it is time for me to return the XT5. I'll miss it, but I know that someone will be buying it and will get many years of enjoyment from it.

This Cadillac XT5 is part of Service Chevrolet/Cadillac's "Loaner" fleet. As explained by the staff at Service:

  • These vehicles are used in the Service Loaner department.
  • When a customer has an appointment to have their vehicle serviced, Service Chevrolet/Cadillac will let them drive one of their brand new Chevrolet or Cadillac vehicles while theirs is being serviced.
  • There is no waiting in customer lounge as long as long as an appointment has been set.
  • Errands to run? Meeting to get to? Get it done in a brand new Chevrolet or Cadillac, as it's yours to use while your vehicle is being serviced.
  • Once these vehicles hit a certain mileage Service Chevrolet/Cadillac discounts them for the public to purchase, resulting in THOUSANDS in savings for the customers!

Again, I hate having to return the XT5, but I know that it will make someone very happy!

This article was produced in collaboration with our advertising partner Service Chevrolet/Cadillac. Service Chevrolet/Cadillac is located at 1212 Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette.You can reach them at 337-234-9411 or find them on the web at Service Cadillac