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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 3:57:31 PM

When the Cadillac ELR goes on sale early next year, prices for the two-door plug-in car will start at $75,995. Factoring in a $7,500 federal tax credit for plug in vehicles, the ELR will effectively cost about $68,500.

At that price, the ELR would cost somewhat more than the fully electric Tesla Model S. A Tesla with a 265 mile driving range costs $72,400, after the tax credit, while one with a 208 mile range costs just $62,400.
The ELR, which is essentially a luxury version of the Chevrolet Volt, can drive for 35 miles or so under purely electric power. At that point a four-cylinder gasoline engine turns on, generating electricity for more driving. Unlike the Volt, the ELR is a high-performance two-door car , GM (GM, Fortune 500) has said. The ELR costs more than twice as much as the Vo
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:50:39 PM

Just what I need - another overpriced status symbol to park in my driveway.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:52:51 PM

Good luck with that.
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kishoreCA
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:16:37 PM

Do they really expect some one to buy at this price?
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ss70
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:31:07 PM

Ridiculous
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:47:13 AM

Wow! Who could afford one?
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:55:17 AM

toys for the rich
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bklynse
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:42:24 AM

Cadillac has always been the venue for new technology -and for sticker shock. But, this is ridiculous!
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:08:05 AM

Will Hussein hand out bribes to buy this one too?
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:51:45 AM

I did n't know they were going to make one.
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werich44
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:20:31 AM

Just what the world needs, another 76,000 dollar car.
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Bussman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:52:56 AM

A "people's" care.
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leeac
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:23:01 AM

EVs and hybrids are here to stay.
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boileauj
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:11:41 AM

Nice to see that Cadillac will try to compete with Tesla in the performance market and maybe Fiskar as far as luxury goes.
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:47:26 AM

No thanks to any electric vehicle.
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:46:01 AM

Is that all...I'm gonna get 3...
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:34:46 AM

Wowsers, the tesla seems to be the better bargain, perhaps.
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Dolfankai
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:14:25 AM

Way too much!
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OTISFL
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:57:02 AM

Not worth the bucks!
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:54:25 AM

WILL GRANNY REMEMBER TO UNPLUG CADILLAC WHEN READY FOR A DRIVE ???
WILL GRANNY REMEMBER TO PLUG IN CADILLAC WHEN BACK FROM DRIVE ???
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bart_reed
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:50:02 AM

A bit expensive.
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:46:13 AM

LOL, GM MARK OF EXCELLENCE UP IN SMOKE AGAIN !!!!!
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:06:09 AM

Ridiculous, that's my taxpayer dollars at work....what a ripoff!
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:06:09 AM

No thanks.
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Gabydominguez85
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:49:06 AM

Too expensive !!!
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Zing20
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:37:47 AM

It will never sell too expensive.
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:28:57 AM

Way too much
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:20:12 AM

Like whoa!!!
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:14:58 AM

Sweet mother...forget that car...
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mlmeng
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:12:04 AM

The car costs $76,000. The license plate and other fees are ____? The average cost of repairs is ___? No thanks. It is not for me.
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:10:12 AM

Waste of $$
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EdWoods
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:42:27 PM

I'm a Cadillac guy, currently owning a DTS with the 32 valve Northstar engine. Cadillac (GM) should forget the stupid electric car fad, and stick with the 32 valve design, running on Gasoline.....
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:22:08 PM

OK, so for about the same price then the Tesla, I get 35-40 miles electric autonomy and then back to a ridiculous 4 cylinder engine!!
Wow...
If I spend that much money, either I take a Tesla with 200-265 miles autonomy, or I just buy a real Cadillac and they can shove their electric engine where the sun does not shine...
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:21:17 PM

Laughable. No way I'd pay anything like that, in fact I wouldn't pay even half that amount for any car.
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pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:17:53 PM

Not for me loll
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:09:52 PM

LOL.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:58:49 PM

wow
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:57:20 PM

Come on folks, if they are pink you'll want 2...
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lin95688
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:54:28 PM

the next American most unwanted vehicle
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twinfanMN
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:45:13 PM

Are they crazy? That is way too high of a price for a car
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Claruth
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:57:56 PM

Cadillac are nice cars, but the prices can be a little extreme.
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roadrunnin
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:54:31 PM

sticker shock
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esq262
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:49:40 PM

Too rich for my blood
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eye-spy
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:19:45 PM

Only $68,500 you say??
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agrico
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:04:18 PM

35 miles doesn't help me much - need at least 100 to make my daily commute
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gta_guy
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 8:51:12 PM

Interesting option if you're in the market for one of these
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 8:49:49 PM

Doesn't seem to be as competitive.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 8:34:23 PM

Don't ever plan on buying one.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 8:07:44 PM

not cheap
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Patriots9
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:38:31 PM

Ok
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Flashcube
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:37:02 PM

When you are past the Volt price range, I wonder if the high income folks will even want to drive a plug-in when they are already used to a quick gas fill up, and not having to slow charge the high end Cadillacs?
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Mr_Bill_W
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:32:40 PM

Not sure plug-ins are the panticea that some believe them to be... But have to confess that I am intrigued by the Premium Tesla Model S but at $120,000 its just a little to pricey.
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