Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bailout Design from Cadillac

Are you curious to see something that shall never be purchased unless it is shoved down the throat of the typical car buyer?

Try the Cadillac Converj. First thing, what in the mortal Hell does "Converj" even friggin' mean? Damn, I expect those stupid names from the Japanese, but from Cadillac?

This car has a FORTY MILE RANGE! With whopping top speeds of 100 miles per hour! AWESOME! Hopefully, you don't want to listen to music or have power windows, because that is SURE to be a battery drain. Maybe you will only get twenty miles. Commuter car? Yeah, if your commute is to your friggin' mailbox.

We bought it with the GM bailout, folks. This POS is your tax money at work. It does look good though, you know, if that is ALL you want out of your vehicle.

Seven Minutes Eighteen Seconds of Tax Subsidized Suckage:

Please take the time to comment.


Denise said...

Wow! That is one butt-ugly car. It's gotta be expensive. Wouldn't do me a bit of good here, since it's more than 40 miles to the nearest large town, so I guess I'll keep my '91 Taurus. It only has 150,000 miles on it.

ChristinaJade said...

that's a shame, a caddy used to be a nice car. and by 'used to' - i mean in like the 70's or something, 'cause an '01 eldorado bought new has been the most expensive POS i have ever seen.

and no, it isn't mine. i spend 60k on something, it'll be way better than that.

Paul Mitchell said...

Dang, Denise, you drive less than 10,000 miles a year? 2008 was the first year of my life I did that and since March 2008, I have yet to drive 3000 miles. I drive a 1998 truck with 175,000 miles. And it is perfect, still.

Christina Jade, I used to covet the Cadillac, their version of the Avalanche, whatever the Hell it's called was what I was going to buy at one time. When I bought the truck I drive now, I wanted the STS, but the 72k price tag set me off. That and the fact that it did not have the acceleration that my SLS Sonoma has.

MUD said...

I do hope that GM finds a way to keep working on the electric car and mke one that gets at least 40 MPG and costs less than $10,000. I want it to have about the 40 mile range on all electric but have the ability to recharge itsself if needed. Even if the charging is a small trailer with a generator. How GM could shut down Oldsmobile and keep Caddilac is beyond me. I drive a 53 Chevy Pickup with more miles and speedometers than I could count. No idea how many miles on it. MUD

Paul Mitchell said...

MUD, I want performance, that was the one drawback with the electric car for me, until I saw this. Kinda pricey though.


Anonymous said...

Uhh...hmmm...that 40 miles is just on pure electric. Like the Chevy Volt this car then has a small engine that kicks in to recharge the battery extending your range to 300-350 miles. That's why it is called an extended range electric vehicle. And if you were there...no way you would call this car ugly...it is a stunner.

Paul Mitchell said...

Like I said, "IT DOES LOOK GOOD....."

Sorry, we will just have to agree to disagree on the performance, though. I can just imagine all of the units this car will sell, my prediction is four total. And then I can imagine all four of the grandmothers and grandfathers, who are the only Cadillac users, stranded on the side of the road.

Denise said...

10,000 miles on a busy year, I'd say. We're both going to school online (no travel), go to Springfield about once a month, and everything else is less than 15 miles from here. Once a year I drive to my sister's house for a reunion. I used to love driving, but since I went on the oxygen it's just too much hassle.