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Slideshow: Cadillac's Plug-In ELR Will Sell for $75K

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TJ McDermott
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Only two common components
TJ McDermott   10/17/2013 11:09:58 AM
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Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell is apparently living in a different reality.  First, he called it an "engine".  Electric engine?  Maybe it's straining at semantics, but it is an electric motor.

Saying the two vehicles only have two components in common is more than a little disingenuous.  They're the two most important components.  All else is window dressing.

The phrase that comes to mind is "Putting lipstick on a pig".  Granted, the pig DOES look very attractive, but in the end, it's still a pig.

GTOlover
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Over-priced luxury!
GTOlover   10/17/2013 9:10:28 AM
Over-priced and under performing! Compete with a Tesla, what? I can get a hybrid Fusion for half the price, though it lacks the same fuel economy. But the price difference I can buy A LOT OF GASOLINE! I can even get a CTS with 3.6L twin turbo decked for 70k and use the 5k to buy a bunch of gasoline.

So taxpayers bailout GM and this is how they rebuild their brand. Design a vehicle that they may sell 100 to 150 units. Good luck with that!

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