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    At least I'm pretty sure it was. I live in SE Michigan so we see models long before they are being sold. The 2014 CTS has been on the road for months to the point it's old news now. Same was true for the ATS and XTS before they were launched. It was driving towards me, it had the familiar new Caddy face and as it passed me it was obviously a coupe so it had to be the ELR. It didn't have any camouflage so I don't think it was a prototype a ATS or CTS coupe.

    First impressions is that it was much larger than I expected especially for being based on the Volt. It was a very striking car and from the quick glance I have to say I liked it. All that said, I can't seeing paying $75K for it. As others have said, the technology can be had in much less expensive cars, and unlike the Tesla, the performance isn't quite in the same league.

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    I saw the one at the New York auto show it was right across from the 2014 CTS and really stole all the attention. They did a great job with ELR just need new bean counters to " redo" a price that if left at $75k is sure to kill the car quickly.

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    Re: Saw an ELR in the wild today....

    Quote Originally Posted by DG2 View Post
    I saw the one at the New York auto show it was right across from the 2014 CTS and really stole all the attention. They did a great job with ELR just need new bean counters to " redo" a price that if left at $75k is sure to kill the car quickly.
    It would make them look really dumb to reprice them. But they could offer $15k loyalty incentives, $15k conquest incentives and $15k pedestrian incentives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy
    It would make them look really dumb to reprice them. But they could offer $15k loyalty incentives, $15k conquest incentives and $15k pedestrian incentives.
    I totally disagree. Rebates cheapen the brand but remember the car has NOT hit showrooms yet and only us car buffs know the original ( inflated) price. The buying public wouldn't know that the car was going to be 12-15 k higher. If something in business is set up to fail and the company had the power to fix prior then GM should fix it before roll out. Nobody is buying ELR for $75,000. GM brass monitors this fourm and I hope the lightbulb goes off cause it's a fantastic hybrid

    I should add that if the ELR had a different battery system then Volt, perhaps made it faster and allowed 200 miles on one charge then the ELR would he worth the $75 k price point.

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    Re: Saw an ELR in the wild today....

    I hope that GM is monitoring our comments as I have been so excited to own this car, but like everyone is saying, not at $76K. I do have a deposit on one of the two that my local dealership will initially have so my hopes are still high that the car comes out around $65k with the tax incentive to be taken by the buyer. I love Cadillac's and I presently own an ATS which is a great car, but another $40K on top of an ATS, no way.

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