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Cadillac ELR Forum Discussion, Any juicy details on the Saks version? in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by gmlr The image of this car is that it is overpriced. It will be a hard sell, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmlr
    The image of this car is that it is overpriced. It will be a hard sell, if priced right it might be a success. The C7 is car of the year and can be had for less than a base ELR. You could buy a C7 and have image with panache and fuel for 5 years for less than a ELR.
    It is so strange why GM " underpriced " the new Stingray and overpriced ELR. The C7 is undoubtedly the most exciting car in the world right now and they could have had a starting price of $74k and the press would have still concurred that it's the greatest bargin in automotive history. Target customer is completely different fir Stingray vs ELR ( Tesla).

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    Re: Any juicy details on the Saks version?

    The target customer is anyone who wants a ELR. A Tesla S is a full size car that seats real people and can be had for around the same price as a ELR and the C7 starts lower than both with a ATP around 65K. The ATP on a ELR has to be much lower to be of any value to GM. If GM priced the Chevy SS at 77K instead of 47K they would sell a couple hundred every quarter, at 47K they will sell a few thousand every quarter(three to four thousand at least). I wanted a ELR but at this price why not get the C7 or Tesla S. This car is priced to sell at the two to four hundred rate per month.

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    At the price of the ELR, you could get a C7 and Prius. So you tree huggers and you racers can have your cake and eat it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmlr
    The target customer is anyone who wants a ELR. A Tesla S is a full size car that seats real people and can be had for around the same price as a ELR and the C7 starts lower than both with a ATP around 65K. The ATP on a ELR has to be much lower to be of any value to GM. If GM priced the Chevy SS at 77K instead of 47K they would sell a couple hundred every quarter, at 47K they will sell a few thousand every quarter(three to four thousand at least). I wanted a ELR but at this price why not get the C7 or Tesla S. This car is priced to sell at the two to four hundred rate per month.
    Wow
    You are way too optimistic !!!
    200-400
    I'm thinking maybe 50-75 cars per month after first month that it's on sale.

    My Tulsa dealer said;(sells 45-60 new cars a month )
    They would be lucky if they can sell 1 every other month !!

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    Re: Any juicy details on the Saks version?

    I picked up my ELR in Warren, MI and drove it all the way back to Atlanta, Ga. Right at 750 miles door to door.

    I used the Adaptive Cruise Control the entire time at 5/10 over the posted limit. All Interstate. Never more than 75 mph.

    I got exactly 36.0 mpg in HOLD mode the entire trip. My 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Eco gets 42+ mpg in the same conditions, and close to 50 mpg on 90 mile trips through the countryside < 60 mph.

    Car is averaging close to 60 mpg over its lifetime. It was at 52.5 mpg /6194 miles when I got it.

    I work for GM and the one I got was a company owned fleet test vehicle so I got a massive and I mean massive employee discount so I can not complain about the price.

    I get about 80 mpg on my 76 mile round trip daily commute that is about 1/2 < 45 mph surface streets and 1/2 > 70 mph highway. A mix of HOLD > 45 mph and TOUR <= 45 and the adaptive cruise control gets you the best combined mileage.

    Once we get LVL2 charging at work I expect to be able to break 110 mpg easily on this same commute. I get 38 mpg in the Cruze Eco on this same commute.

    I am getting 42 - 45 miles of EV on my commute everyday, I am getting really good with the on demand regen-braking and on the low speed part of my commute I can have it read 20 miles EV for 2 - 3 miles before it drops to 19.

    As soon as I get the Alternative Fuel Vehicle tag it will go to the wife so she can get to use the HOT/HOV lane for free and I did a test commute that she has and got 92 mpg round trip.

    Between the free toll lane and a conservative 80 mpg vs the 16.5 mpg Sequoia she is driving now, the ELR will pretty much pay for itself immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzylollipop View Post
    Car is averaging close to 60 mpg over its lifetime. It was at 52.5 mpg /6194 miles when I got it.
    The car I am referring to is the ELR.

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    Re: Any juicy details on the Saks version?

    Here is my ELR, I had Suntek CXP 80 installed on the windshield and Suntek CXP 55 on the side and rear.

    It really does cut down on the heat in the car by at least 50%, and in the south east that is important, because the air conditioning is going to kill the mpg trying to combat the heat in the summer.

    ELR_WITH_TINT.jpg

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