Edmunds Live: 2014 Toyota Corolla & 2014 Mazda 3 First Tests, Cadillac ELR Price Video
This week on Edmunds Live, the editors talk about the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla and 2014 Mazda 3. What are they like and will they sell? Also discussed is the sky-high $75,000 price tag of the Cadillac ELR range-extending electric car.
Oh! Please get the Defender, just because I think it would be rather comical knowing the Edmunds crew. "I couldn't get the bluetooth to pair..." "On-road manners aren't too good..." "Where are my upholders?" But I bet at least one of you would get attached to it after an off-road trip, the Defender is sneaky like that.
Poor Corolla. What to do when a gang of desk jockeys take you for a spin and call you dull and boring? Nothing. Just keep being you, Corolla.
About your review of the Corolla, I must vehemently reject the notion that "the last car" was bad. You see, I own one, and it's a very, very good car--not because I own it, but because it is a very, very good car.
If Mazda wanted to sell more 3s, they'd make 'em like the Corolla.
As a very happy Volt owner, I agree the ELR's announced price is shockingly high. But I'd wait until driving it before making any broad pronouncements about value for the money. And even on paper, I think if you look at the package compared to the spartan and limited range BMW i3, you can kind of see the price justification. If you compare it to the Chevy Volt at less than half the price (which IMO completely blows the case for the BMW out of the water), not so much. But again, I'm reserving judgment.
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