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#24863 of 32000 Re: new RWD Caddy sedan? [circlew]
Jun 17, 2012 (8:21 am)
yes Yes YES!!! Are they planning on making a big RWD Buick too? I most certainly hope so!
#24864 of 32000 Re: stations double their margin [ab348]
Jun 17, 2012 (8:30 am)
It most likely has a bad O2 sensor and the computer is richening the mixture to compensate. The owner is probably ignoring the check engine light.
#24865 of 32000 Re: new RWD Caddy sedan? [lemko]
Jun 17, 2012 (8:31 am)
A RWD Buick? Where do I sign?
Jun 17, 2012 (10:41 am)
Little To Slow compared to the competition.
#24867 of 32000 Re: new RWD Caddy sedan? [lemko]
Jun 17, 2012 (12:24 pm)
If you read the link, there is no solid news out of the government's auto company that a new Buick Electra is in the works. Only trademarking the name at this point.
A marque large Buick RWD Electra is possible but a long way off at the moment.
#24868 of 32000 Re: new RWD Caddy sedan? [circlew]
Jun 18, 2012 (9:44 am)
Dad had an early 70s Electra, we called it "Charlie Brown". He loved that car.
I bet he'd find it pretty cool if they brought the name back in a traditional RWD sedan.
#24871 of 32000 Re: Build you own ATS [ateixeira]
Jun 18, 2012 (5:32 pm)
Yes, pricing was announced, except for options.
Cadillac Prices 2013 ATS Sedan From $33,990; Top-Spec V-6 Model Rings in at $42,090
Cadillac has not yet released specifics regarding the ATSís available options or their cost; the company will reveal more as the carís on-sale date approaches.
Perhaps competitive but too high to gain substantial market share. Wrong pricing strategy as usual, Old GM.
#24872 of 32000 Re: Build you own ATS [circlew]
Jun 18, 2012 (5:46 pm)
Actually, I think GM is right on target in the ATS pricing.
GM can't exist long term by bargain basement pricing in an attempt to buy market share. IMO, along with many other industry opinions I have read, the only viable way to exist in a market such as the 3-series, Audi, ATS etc. is to build a competitive (both in price AND product) challenger.
The ATS will never succeed as a poor-man's alternative to a BMW 328 or 335. Anyone choosing between a 328/335 or an ATS isn't going to be worried about a $2k price difference. If he can't swing the extra $2K, he really isnt in the BMW market anyway. So, if GM goes after that kind of sale, they have already taken themselves out of the competition.
Even if I'm totally wrong, there isn't anything that would prohibit GM from reducing ATS pricing after product introduction. They sure as hell won't be able to SUCCESSFULLY jack up prices if they hit the market too low...