Here we go again with another example of how bad the car market is right now. The cars that sit unsold in the most used car lots are being priced into the stratosphere. Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, PA decided to swing for the fence when they added This 2014 Cadillac ELR is on their list.
If you don’t remember ELR, let’s have a Soon Flashback to the 2009 North American International Auto Show where Cadillac dropped the concept of convergence 2014 would become the ELR, which was originally a The Chevy Volt, it was built in the same facility and used the same powertrain. Cadillac wanted it to be a Model S fighter and announced it would be cheaper than Tesla.
when this started, it had an EV range of 36 miles and it increased to 39 miles just before closing. charging time If you use a 120-volt charger were long, From 13 to 18.5 hours. The 240-volt charger reduced that time to five hours. you got it all for one Base Price of $79,995 in 2014. A handful of people showed up to the dealer. Seeing this, Cadillac cut the price $10,000. By But in 2016 the damage was already done. no one wanted more expensive, Low practical volts. Until it went out of production in 2016 2,958 ELRs were ever sold.
Fast forward now and if you look hard enough, you can find used ones with low-ish miles (less than 50,000) for sale from the high $20,000 to the low $30,000. Although it is not.
I checked and it looks like the most expensive ELR ever in the whole country. It’s 2014 and only has 850 miles on it. asking price? 103,500 dollars. Yes, the dealer wants about $34,000 more than the MSRP. And while 850 miles is short, it’s not zero. The dealer angrily describes the car in a way that tries to justify its price tag:
A hybrid for the consignment that combines fuel efficiency and makes for a superbly sporty Cadillac. We bring you the Cadillac ELR Coupe Extended Range electric vehicle from 2014 that was modeled after the Cadillac concept vehicle. It’s rare to see one with less than 1,500 built, and with this particular car we’re talking a few fewer, fewer original miles…850 to be exact. It has a factory/manufacturers warranty until 1/21/2024. So, we’re in the rarefied air, surrounded by some flimsy flossy.
Flossy Flossy? What? And I’m not sure where that 1,500 number comes from. As I said, the total production over the four years of sales was 2,874 (or 2,958 if you include the 84 that were sold in Canada over the four years.) It may refer to 2014 model year who saw 1,354 done. But still, it’s not a sale Point.
Power windows, power locks, mirrors and even a push button door actuator. It also uses stitched leather for the armrests because molded vinyl is so pedestrian.
And the description closes with:
With super low miles, (just barely 2 tanks full of gas to go through), chisel design and more technology than Dexter’s lab, we have the reality of a shower from 2014 and GM in the future. is a knife. It’s like putting 4 big wheels with low profile tires on your iPad!
I have no words. If this appeals to you, move on immediately. I couldn’t see myself spending that kind of money on something that didn’t cost so much new. Do what buyers did when this thing was on sale. Go and buy a Volt. it’s cheap.