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So, finally sold my ELR - took me a year at cars.com. Bought it for 50k in Feb of 2015, sold today for 31.5k. Minus CO and Federal state tax incentives - ended up at less than $200 a month for little over 25 months, almost 24k miles. Overall very cheap way to pay for my middle life crisis :cool:, and to drive the best looking car on the road:D.
Cady - if you are listening - not buying another GM anytime soon - going back to my lovely Acura again. Feel like my complains about not working automatic windshield wiper and loose driver seat were simply ignored - even after getting BBB involved. Never had that happened to me at any other dealerships - the mechanic would look you in the eyes and mumble -"its working the way its supposed to" - end of the conversation. Still pissed about it. Flat tire assistant program is also not functional. Not the way to treat the guy with deep pockets.
Overal - era of Volt is over - Bolt and hopefully Model 3 and new generation Lelaf is the game changer.
For all of you current Volt and ELR owners - I think its time to move on to something better. I will. :p
 

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Sounds like an issue with the dealer. However, the owner experience is a combination of the car and the servicing dealer. As we know, a dealer can make or break the ownership experience, especially if there aren't others to choose from. Sorry you had a bad one.
 

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Who changed the name of the thread? Didn't replace it with Acura - always had it, ELR was third car in the family
 

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It's a shame that you weren't able to find a better dealer. I love driving 100% electric, and Acura doesn't yet have an EV.

Tesla does offer CPO (certified pre-owned) EVs in Volt / ELR price territory, so you may want to check one of those out.
 

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Yep dealer experience is so important when buying a low-volume vehicle.
 

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So, finally sold my ELR - took me a year at cars.com. Bought it for 50k in Feb of 2015, sold today for 31.5k. Minus CO and Federal state tax incentives - ended up at less than $200 a month for little over 25 months, almost 24k miles. Overall very cheap way to pay for my middle life crisis :cool:, and to drive the best looking car on the road:D.
Cady - if you are listening - not buying another GM anytime soon - going back to my lovely Acura again. Feel like my complains about not working automatic windshield wiper and loose driver seat were simply ignored - even after getting BBB involved. Never had that happened to me at any other dealerships - the mechanic would look you in the eyes and mumble -"its working the way its supposed to" - end of the conversation. Still pissed about it. Flat tire assistant program is also not functional. Not the way to treat the guy with deep pockets.
Overal - era of Volt is over - Bolt and hopefully Model 3 and new generation Lelaf is the game changer.
For all of you current Volt and ELR owners - I think its time to move on to something better. I will. :p
Good for you.
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So you've heard the man guys ? It's OVER, time to move on to something better ...
 

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Who changed the name of the thread? Didn't replace it with Acura - always had it, ELR was third car in the family
There's a note in the edit on your first post, steverino did it. As for bad dealership experiences, the place where I bought my volt told me to pound sand when I pointed out to them that one of my tires can different from the other 3. Also, when they were fixing a Bluetooth issue with a software update, the brainiac mechanic thought they needed to drive the car for 10 miles to test it (i suspect they were joy riding, though they claimed they wanted to make sure it wasn't within wifi range, which makes absolutely no sense). I've since been brining my volt to another dealership 18 miles away. Maybe going to a different caddy dealership would have help.

I have to say, I envy you. I have always wanted an ELR, the $75K MSRP caused me to abandon hope and buy the Volt right after the pricing announcement. I should have known that prices would drop dramatically.
 

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Good for you.
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So you've heard the man guys ? It's OVER, time to move on to something better ...
As far as I'm concerned, my Volt is the best there is. So I'm already there.
 

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There's a note in the edit on your first post, steverino did it. As for bad dealership experiences, the place where I bought my volt told me to pound sand when I pointed out to them that one of my tires can different from the other 3. Also, when they were fixing a Bluetooth issue with a software update, the brainiac mechanic thought they needed to drive the car for 10 miles to test it (i suspect they were joy riding, though they claimed they wanted to make sure it wasn't within wifi range, which makes absolutely no sense). I've since been brining my volt to another dealership 18 miles away. Maybe going to a different caddy dealership would have help.

I have to say, I envy you. I have always wanted an ELR, the $75K MSRP caused me to abandon hope and buy the Volt right after the pricing announcement. I should have known that prices would drop dramatically.
WOW...I am impressed! You listen well as I have been reading your posts .....and it appears you have been "pounding sand" here ever since :))
jk....actually I think the VOLT drive train will be MORE successful than all electric as I think the back up engine/generator will prove to be more reliable and provide more utility worldwide ultimately....imo
 

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I disagree - pure electrical is so much better concept. And look - all these new cars with 200 + miles range coming out. Cant wait. I need to make it to my condo in the mountains - uphill 90 miles from my house - would not try anything with less than 200 miles - and options should be available comes fall. Hoping for Bolt AWD (but GM again - might have to walk away) or Jaguar. Here in CO I think 6k state plus 7.5k federal tax incentives - definitely help with resale.
 

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My Cadillac dealer service is the best I ever had from any dealer, at Gold Coast Cadillac in NJ.

And I know enough about the business to know that there are 2 sides to every warranty story. Your story doesn't quite add up to me, but I suppose there are some bad dealers out there still. You didn't mention the outcome of your "BBB case", but I imagine you didn't prevail based on the fact you worked for a year to sell the car yourself, Mr. "deep pockets".

I had an Acura 20 years ago. The service was pretty good, but the prices were borderline outrageous, especially scheduled maintenance. People would just suck it up, because they believe the whole Japanese ethos as knowing best. When a domestic dealer tries to get people to maintain their cars, they often take the attitude that it's a rip off.
 

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WOW...I am impressed! You listen well as I have been reading your posts .....and it appears you have been "pounding sand" here ever since :))
Yes, even though I have long since replaced those Goodyear assurances with Yokohama Avid Ascends, I can hold a grudge....forever. The Chevy dealership in Monticello, IL will not make another dime off of me.
 

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Your story doesn't quite add up to me, but I suppose there are some bad dealers out there still. You didn't mention the outcome of your "BBB case", but I imagine you didn't prevail based on the fact you worked for a year to sell the car yourself, Mr. "deep pockets".
You can read my previous posts if you want to. But basically, they made me bring my Cady back to dealership and tested it in front of me with the garden hose blasting water on the windshield - and or Miracle! - it did activate the wipers. The fact that we almost never have this kind of rains in CO and my video with the windshield covered by droplets of water which failed to activate their sensor - unadmissable. As far as a loose seat - I guess they didn't have big enough mechanics to test it. Their solution was - take it to another dealer. But I just don't have time to waste. By that time I knew it wasn't a car for me, and I just simply put it on cars.com.
Now, Mercedes dealer would come pick the car up and drop it at my work - no charge. Yep, their service is outragesly expensive - but you don't have to service it there, and warranty is FREE and wipers do activate )
Now, as far as big pockets - we are on the ELR forum - lets face it - most of the guys here would meet the definition. Do you have a problem with it? And for starters - MB isn't that much more expensive to buy.
 

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I disagree - pure electrical is so much better concept. And look - all these new cars with 200 + miles range coming out. Cant wait. I need to make it to my condo in the mountains - uphill 90 miles from my house - would not try anything with less than 200 miles - and options should be available comes fall. Hoping for Bolt AWD (but GM again - might have to walk away) or Jaguar. Here in CO I think 6k state plus 7.5k federal tax incentives - definitely help with resale.
Honda (aka Acura) makes some good cars, and some with AWD also. They just don't engineer electric cars that aren't steaming piles of dung. They had to hire General Motors to get their Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car to work.

If it doesn't have spark plugs, Honda is in WAY over their heads. I mean, does Honda even make anything at any price with as sophisticated of a driveline as an ELR? Or even a 2011 Volt? Not yet my friend, not yet.

PS - You can get a smoking deal on a 24m used Fit EV Lease. But you cannot buy them. They are going to be crushed when you turn it in when the lease expires, but they won't make a movie out of it.
 

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Thank you for reminding me how awesome ELR is in comparison to my Acura - you can keep it)). But I still full heartedly believe that it's obsolete bridge technology that will be going away with the advancement in batteries. It definitely is better than the Leaf I leased before, but something tells me that even 2nd generation Leaf would be a far more superior car for me simply because I don't really need more than 200 miles range. And why would I want to cary ICE in my car all the time? Just for looks? It sure does perform very poorly to say the least.
Just my opinion - don't have to prove me wrong ))
I missed the look of the car, but glad it's not in my garage any longer.
 

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Good luck, farewell, and enjoy your Acura.
 

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What I find most impressive about Acura is they are now only 8 years behind Chevrolet with the NSX vs the ZR1. Sure the NSX might be 500lb heavier and $50k more, but it's almost as good of a sports car today. They should be proud.
 

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Dealers can be a trip because they are so variable. I know this from personal experience. With Acura. I had a great Acura dealer north and the world's worst to the south. That might not be surprising given how these things go, but THE TWO DEALERS HAD THE SAME OWNER. It was just insane.

Same experience with Chevy and Cadillac. You get a larger than expected or desired variance in quality.
 

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So, finally sold my ELR - took me a year at cars.com. Bought it for 50k in Feb of 2015, sold today for 31.5k. Minus CO and Federal state tax incentives - ended up at less than $200 a month for little over 25 months, almost 24k miles.
Just so I get a picture of this, from the UK perspective, how do you go from $750pm to $200pm by tax incentives?
 

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You can read my previous posts if you want to. But basically, they made me bring my Cady back to dealership and tested it in front of me with the garden hose blasting water on the windshield - and or Miracle! - it did activate the wipers. The fact that we almost never have this kind of rains in CO and my video with the windshield covered by droplets of water which failed to activate their sensor - unadmissable. As far as a loose seat - I guess they didn't have big enough mechanics to test it. Their solution was - take it to another dealer. But I just don't have time to waste. By that time I knew it wasn't a car for me, and I just simply put it on cars.com.
Now, Mercedes dealer would come pick the car up and drop it at my work - no charge. Yep, their service is outragesly expensive - but you don't have to service it there, and warranty is FREE and wipers do activate )
Now, as far as big pockets - we are on the ELR forum - lets face it - most of the guys here would meet the definition. Do you have a problem with it? And for starters - MB isn't that much more expensive to buy.
All right!! All right!! Just go. You're turning into a troll.
 
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