Hoping this car will be my all-time favorite!
April 9, 2017
I've owned 29 cars since I was 14 years old, most bought new, and my 2014 Chevy Volt was one of my top 3 favorites, probably #2 after my 1997 BMW 528i. I put 48K miles on my Volt in 2.5 years, and I only let it go recently to upgrade it to a white 2016 Cadillac ELR. The ELR starts w/ the same Voltec drivetrain I love so much, and re-wraps it in 100% cooler sheet metal (if less practical as the ELR is essentially a 2 seater w/ a big trunk) and with an interior that puts my wife's 2016 Mercedes and every BMW & Audi I've ever owned (there were 4) to shame.
I decided I could live without the hatchback utility of a Volt, and no one had ridden in the back seat of my Volt for 99.9% of the time I owned it, so there was only remaining obstacle: price. I found a gently used (5,405 miles) 2016 model in my favorite color that was garaged & babied by a fusspot owner like me, only 11 mos out of the new car showroom, at ~ the same price as a new 2017 Volt equipped like my 2014 after all incentives, except no $7.5K fed tax credit on a used ELR. And the ELR still has 3 years/42K of new car warranty left.
For a car this beautiful, not only was I willing to pay an extra $7,500 vs a new Volt, I was also willing fly to the midwest to buy it, and pay another $1K to ship it home. After a few K miles of driving my new "Unicorn" (these '16 ELR's are actually more rare than that!), I couldn't be happier with it. I look at it from as many angles and as often as possible daily. It's much more comfortable and fun than the Volt (which was no slouch at all in either category), but THIS car is at another whole level of experience!
Hoping (and expecting) that car #29 is going to climb over all the others, including nos #1 & 2, to the top of my list of my all-time favorite vehicles owned!