TROY, MI – An embarrassing problem with General Motors Corp.’s Cadillac XLR luxury roadster had to be fixed before the car was shipped, which put its market debut several weeks behind schedule. Early versions of the XLR made available to the automotive media for test-drives dumped water on the surface of the rear decklid into the trunk when the power-operated removable hardtop was raised. With a starting price of $76,200, it’s unlikely XLR owners would be willing to put up with soaked ...

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