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    After a meager 35 miles of electric thrills, the ELR Eldorado shifts into a 4 cylinder Cadillac.
    Please tell me why I would want this car instead of the '01 Eldorado already have and love.

    gilcanyon@comcast.net

    in Seattle

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    You're in the wrong thread, GIL73. This forum is for the 2014 Cadillac ELR electric car, not the ancient ELR Eldorado gas guzzler.

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by Blastphemy View Post
    You're in the wrong thread, GIL73. This forum is for the 2014 Cadillac ELR electric car, not the ancient ELR Eldorado gas guzzler.
    you didn't say why the ELR would be even remotely an improvement over the great 2001 ancient Eldorado...?

    Apparently, you have no respect for the Cadillac legacy or knowledge of the 17 city and 27 highway (at 70mph) mileage I get with a 305, 8 cylinder 32 valve Northstar engine.

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    Oh - you're one of those. I though you were making an honest mistake, not trolling. Apologies for responding to your uninformed nonsense. You must have missed my response to your message in the other thread you were trolling that explained how the 2014 ELR works. Here...I'll quote it for you:

    Quote Originally Posted by Blastphemy View Post
    You obviously don't understand how the Volt or ELR works. The 4-cylinder engine doesn't drive the wheels, it recharges the battery. Acceleration and handling don't change when the battery runs low and starts recharging from the extended range engine. The ELR's 0-60 time off the line will still beat 75% of the cars on the road, including your Eldorado. Unlike a gas engine, you have 100% torque at 0 RPM in an electric car. So a V6 might catch up with the ELR at some point (maybe), but it won't ever beat it off the line, initially. And my Volt has smoked some V8s as well, even though it's slower than the ELR will be.

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    Please excuse me for being "one of those" (and uninformed) while driving my (great) 2001 Eldorado.
    ..and thanks for the info on the ELR/VOLT. Nice to hear they would zip right out at the green light.

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    If you like the Eldorado and don't want the ELR, then don't look at the ELR and keep driving. Simple matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maeng9981 View Post
    If you like the Eldorado and don't want the ELR, then don't look at the ELR and keep driving. Simple matter.
    That's the GREAT Eldorado to you!

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    Because you want to save the encironment, that's why you get the new ELR duh!

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    That's the GREAT Eldorado to you!
    Jim. the ELR fans couldn't agree more. They just can't decide which definition of great you meant: big, bulky, colossal, enormous, excessive, fat, gigantic, huge, humongous, immense, jumbo, mammoth, oversize, terrible, titanic, vast, or voluminous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blastphemy View Post
    The ELR's 0-60 time off the line will still beat 75% of the cars on the road
    Quote Originally Posted by elrguy View Post
    Because you want to save the encironment, that's why you get the new ELR duh!
    If you buy an ELR to save the environment, then what's all this emphasis on it's street racing cred?

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by GIL73 View Post
    After a meager 35 miles of electric thrills, the ELR Eldorado shifts into a 4 cylinder Cadillac.
    Please tell me why I would want this car instead of the '01 Eldorado already have and love.

    gilcanyon@comcast.net

    in Seattle
    If you did 35 miles a day for a year it would 12,775 miles. About what the AVERAGE person drives a year.

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    no one complaining about the ATS being a 4 Cylinder Cadillac!
    I like the concept of the volt, but badge-engineering anything into a Cadillac that I really don't like.

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    As much as I would love an ELR, if it comes out at $70,000, I just can't justify it. I'm on my 3rd CTS (04', 08', 11' coupe). My hope is that it doesn't sell well and Cadillac slashes the price in a year to get rid of inventory. I'd happily lease it, for a all in lease price of $4-500/month. With all the government rebates, I wonder if that would be possible in a year or so?

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    Re: 4 Cylinder Cadillac

    While I'm a big fan of this ELR and want it passionately, I'm on the same page as you, greyghost04 - $70,000 fully-loaded would be too much. However, if the car tops out at no more than $60,000 + $5,850 CA sales tax - $7,500 Federal tax credit - $2,500 CA tax rebate - $3,000 GM Card rebate, I will buy it in a heartbeat.

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