This article is part of the GM Authority Mailbag series, where the GM Authority Crew features and replies to your questions, comments, and observations.
The following comes to us from Sam in Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Living with an ELR: a wonderful experience.
I feel compelled to give my honest opinion of driving the ELR in the NY Metro area.
This is a fantastic car! It is rock solid, beautiful, gets great mpgs and my 14 year-old fits nicely in the back seat.
We take long trips down the Jersey Shore and “hold” mode gives us over 35 mpg on the Garden State Parkway. Once we get into traffic or into town, I switch to electric mode, and I must say it is so enjoyable to be silent and optimize electron usage.
Working with the Gold Coast Cadillac staff was a stress-free and professional undertaking. Plus, the free 240-volt charger was an added bonus.
Having owned or leased BMWs (currently a Z4), Mercedes-Benz, Porsches, and an Audi, my ELR is on par or better than any of them. Plus, the dealerships of the German brands are for the most part pompous, egotistical, and greedy asses, thinking they are doing you a favor to get you into a car.
The Hamtramck facility where the ELR is produced should be proud that they assembled such a unique automobile as a bridge to the future of the transportation world.
Thank you GM.
Upper Saddle River, NJ
GM Authority Says
Those who are into bashing Caddy’s only PHEV (on account of price or its relationship to the Volt) should take note, as what we see above is an account from a real, living and breathing customer who loves his ELR… and by far and away, so do other ELR owners. Whatever you may think about the business case for the model is a totally different story. And perhaps more importantly, we’d be remiss if we let Sam’s mention of the dealer experience go unnoticed, as Gold Coast Cadillac sounds like a great dealer providing great customer service.
Congratulations on a car well-bought! There’s no denying that it is one great vehicle. Enjoy it thoroughly!