Encore is the best-looking vehicle in the segment. If they gave it to us with a manual transmission I'd replace my DD with it. So I guess at least ONE person likes it.
I have a feeling than when you compare similarly-equipped cars, the Caddy will be less expensive. Maybe not by a huge amount, but I think it will undercut the Germans. Plus, even if the sticker says the car is $45k, it's a domestic so I will assume it will be marked down with incentives.
If it can stand toe to toe with the 3 series, why should they offer it at Hyundai money?
Oh, and by the way: As stated above, it's a lot cheaper than a comparable 3 series. In the other ATS thread I demonstrated what a 335i and ATS 3.6 cost when similarly optioned. The 3 series is considerably more.
CPO prices are a different thing, but comparing new cars its not even close.
10 years ago, if you said Caddy and 3-series in the same sentence, you'd have been burned at the stake.
Any of these cars would be great to own at the end of the day its just down to personal choice.
Normally when I ask an Audi owner why they chose their car they point to the so called tacky Fairy Lights at the front of the car.
When I ask an Mercedes owner they say the finance deal was so much cheaper.
BMW owners have usually tested all 3 and say they wanted a car that was involving and a real drivers car.
As an owner of many cars I feel I have the best brand of car you can get and when I see an Audi or Merc know I have the best car.
Audi Merc and Cadillac drivers in my opinion cannot really say this and must wish they too owned a BMW every time they see one.
I'll name Cadillac's
There's 5 model lines and Cadillac has a total of 5 models...
BMW has 10 model lines, 5 of which are exactly what Cadillac has (3, 5, 7ish, X3, X5)
The only vehicles Cadillac currently can't compete with at BMW that I would declare need extreme cash investment are the X1/1 series and a true 7 series.
Everything else is a rebody of what GM already has platforms for.
and the Cadillac Omega flagship is coming, and it will cost $120-$180k and have a LOT of styling cues from the Ciel (the vehicle you referenced which was a pure prototype a year ago, you need to learn time frames). There is a good source who dropped that information.