Calling all cars, calling all cars..!
GM recalls over 1.54 million vehicles, Ford loses it's Design Chief, Ferrari Chairman gives a thumbs down to it's SUV, and Cadillac finally "bumps it's head"..
There been 13 deaths related to these incidents and GM is currently being sued by several family members of the victims. The recall includes some of General Motors best-selling vehicles including the Chevy Cobalt, the Saturn Sky, the Chevrolet HHR, the Saturn Ion, the Pontiac Solstice and the Pontiac Pursuit (sold in Canada). I have said it before with many others and I will say it again... Rick Wagoner was absolutely the worst thing to ever happen to General Motors.. If you own one of these cars it is absolutely imperative that you go to any General Motors dealership as soon as possible to get this problem fixed.. (GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet.) It is also very important to remove all items from your key chain that is linked to the car keys, even the remote.. The less weight, the less probability for an immediate problem..
Ford's Design Chief bows out
Ferrari SUV canned...
The Ferrari FF at $300,000 will suffice as the Ferrari SUV for the time being..
in the foot.!
The Cadillac ELR
Ask any car guy or girl in any magazine, on any website, in any newspaper, on any blog, or in any dealership what the hell Cadillac was thinking about when it put a $70,000 price tag on the ELR. I recently paid a visit to Hennessey Cadillac and Gwinnett County just outside of Atlanta to take a look and a crawl thru of the Cadillac ELR and I must say that beyond a doubt it is a beautiful car. I love the way the designers stuck to the concept and as a matter of fact excelled by making it look even better. But when I saw the $76,000 price tag on that car I did exactly what most informed shoppers are going to do when shopping for a luxury electric vehicle or hybrid and encounter sticker shock. Turn around and walk out of the dealership and call Tesla, (or right next door to the Lexus Dealership for a look at the ES 300h.)
Lexus 300h $39,740
Cadillac ELR $76,000
For the past few years Cadillac has been hitting every ball out of the park with this technology, designs, and attention to detail, so how the hell did it fall so far off the wagon as to attempt to sell a disguised and redesigned Chevrolet Volt for nearly doubled the price. Hell, somebody tell me because I'm all out of guesses.. Thump..!! You could of had a V8.. Literally!
Thanks for checking out this months auto News at autofrenzy.net. .And if you need an asprin for your headache after reading this, just check out our entire write up of the Cadillac ELR in our future Shock section of July 2013..