Bruce Nunnally Posted June 15, 2008 Report Share Posted June 15, 2008 If you are not the original owner of your Cadillac, isn't your Cadillac 100% recycled content? We need some bumper stickers I think. I drive 15,000 miles a year, give or take. The CTS is rated 17city, 27 highway as I recall. My car CAN do that. My CTS averages, on my driving pattern, around 18mpg. Lots of stopping, lots of sitting in traffic, lots of idling. So my CTS will need around 15k/18=833 gallons of fuel this year. When Gas goes up a dollar, I spend another 833 dollars a year. Not a huge problem at my house. In fact, the average house hold spends around 4% of their income on gas. On the other hand, if my CTS got 10 mpg better mileage I would need 15k/28=535 gals of fuel, or 298 fewer gallons, at a savings of around ($4/gallon), $1,192. For the difference between enjoying my CTS and buying a car that could get 10mpg better on my driving cycle, I'm happy to keep driving my Cadillac thank you very much. Just the purchase difference and new car depreciation would overwrite that savings anyway. I do look forward to having a hybrid/electric Cadillac that I can charge at home and not use any fuel at all most days. I also fully support amazing new cars like the CTS-V with 6.2L supercharged V8. I think GM should continue to offer a variety of products. Bruce 2016 Cadillac ATS-V gray/black Follow me on: Twitter Instagram Youtube Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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