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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2014 Cadillac ELR

    I rly worldnt call that "tested". ... More of a overview of the vehicle. Non the less, it looks amazing. I wish I had some extra cash laying around.


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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2014 Cadillac ELR

    Quote Originally Posted by GMusa View Post
    I rly worldnt call that "tested". ... More of a overview of the vehicle.
    Pretty feather-light evaluation: more like test tickles.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2014 Cadillac ELR

    Loved the video - pretty informative. One thing that immediately caught my eye: Why does a CADILLAC have a prop rod for the hood? I haven't had a GM vehicle with a prop rod since my 1999 Grand Am. Just an observation is all.
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    hyperventilating here.....that is beyond cool. Calling Jay Leno.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2014 Cadillac ELR

    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyGM4Me View Post
    Loved the video - pretty informative. One thing that immediately caught my eye: Why does a CADILLAC have a prop rod for the hood? I haven't had a GM vehicle with a prop rod since my 1999 Grand Am. Just an observation is all.

    That's a good question. It does seem they'd use stuts instead. I can't imagine them weighing a lot more than the prop rod. With these Electric vehicles though there won't or shouldn't be a lot of hood opening by the owner.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2014 Cadillac ELR

    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyGM4Me View Post
    Loved the video - pretty informative. One thing that immediately caught my eye: Why does a CADILLAC have a prop rod for the hood? I haven't had a GM vehicle with a prop rod since my 1999 Grand Am. Just an observation is all.
    Cheaper, plain and simple. Saves money over a wide range. EX: Sell 20,000 XYZ cars and save 5.00 each on one part. That's $100,000. Do that for 10 models, and you just cut $1 million on just one part. Now do this for 10 parts. You now have money for other more important things.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2014 Cadillac ELR

    0-60 in 8.0 as a preliminary number?
    They missed the mark. Big time.
    The ELR should have been worked over better, being a Caddy, which should result in a 6.0-6.5 sec 0-60.
    What is happening to the GM that grew up with for these many decades? If I could I would institute a hostile take over and kick the entire board and executives out and fill the positions with creative minds under the age of 35.

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    Batteries are way, way, way too heavy.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2014 Cadillac ELR

    0-60 should be improved, but I bet it's a nimble little bugger.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2014 Cadillac ELR

    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyGM4Me View Post
    Loved the video - pretty informative. One thing that immediately caught my eye: Why does a CADILLAC have a prop rod for the hood? I haven't had a GM vehicle with a prop rod since my 1999 Grand Am. Just an observation is all.
    Quote Originally Posted by rsbaker View Post
    That's a good question. It does seem they'd use stuts instead. I can't imagine them weighing a lot more than the prop rod. With these Electric vehicles though there won't or shouldn't be a lot of hood opening by the owner.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_smurf2008 View Post
    Cheaper, plain and simple. Saves money over a wide range. EX: Sell 20,000 XYZ cars and save 5.00 each on one part. That's $100,000. Do that for 10 models, and you just cut $1 million on just one part. Now do this for 10 parts. You now have money for other more important things.

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    There could be engineering reasons to do so. A strut might not fit without additional or larger brackets meaning more weight. The hood could be aluminum with minimal structural members and a strut might require a beefier hood structure.
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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2014 Cadillac ELR

    Quote Originally Posted by the_smurf2008 View Post
    Cheaper, plain and simple. Saves money over a wide range. EX: Sell 20,000 XYZ cars and save 5.00 each on one part. That's $100,000. Do that for 10 models, and you just cut $1 million on just one part. Now do this for 10 parts. You now have money for other more important things.

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    My KIA Optima has struts. Cadillac has to undercut lowly KIA to save money? Makes me wonder what hidden cost cutting shortcuts were made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    My KIA Optima has struts. Cadillac has to undercut lowly KIA to save money? Makes me wonder what hidden cost cutting shortcuts were made.
    Come on, now.... It's only the most advanced automotive propulsion system on the market. I wouldn't be too worried about struts vs. a hood prop. As others have said, how many times is the hood actually going to be opened in real life?


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