Own Elvis Presley’s ‘Favorite’ Car, A 1972 Cadillac DeVille Station Wagon: eBay Find

In all likelihood, were the king himself still alive, he would object to anyone’s rear end but his own occupying the pilot seat. Of course, he’s died and gone up to heaven (or hell, depending on your opinion of rock n’ roll music), but there’s still another obstacle to your owning this exquisite piece of motoring/rock n’ roll Americana: the price.

This 1972 Cadillac DeVille station wagon is listed for a whopping $1.5 million on eBay.

That might seem absurd at first, until you do a bit of reading and discover that the car is just one of two Cadillac DeVille wagons ever produced, the other formerly belonging to Dean Martin. Or the fact that the spokes are made of 24-karat gold, as is the Cadillac badge. Or even the fact that it was Elvis Presley’s go-to car while he was on the road, out of the countless

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Used 2014 Cadillac XTS for Sale

2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport

The New Name for Fast
This is the first of Cadillac’s new Vsport models, which aim to bridge the gap between the brand’s standard offerings and its ultra-high-performance V-Series lineup. In this case, Vsport means an upgraded V6, standard all-wheel drive and a retuned suspension.

And this isn’t just any V6; it’s a 3.6-liter powerhouse that develops 410 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. General Motors engineers borrowed heavily from the tricks they learned from cars like the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 in the Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V.

This engine is 90 percent new compared to the conventional 3.6-liter V6, and is structurally jacked up everywhere to handle the big boost. The net result is that there’s brutal shove on top from nearly any speed. The torque drop-off at the 5,600-rpm redline is fairly pronounced, but that’s of little consequence. By that time, the

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1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo Is The Donkiest Of Donks: Ebay Find

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.” Sage advice, perhaps, but sometimes, it’s just about impossible to follow.

Such is the case with this 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine, listed on eBay which sold for $17,100. How does one keep their mouth shut in the face of such blatant disregard for the virtues of tact, restraint, and common decency?

We’re being (mostly) facetious, of course; it’s really not that bad. We could get behind the idea of a donked-out Cadillac limo. The seller claims to have invested over $150,000 into the car, which was showcased at “opening games for the University of Miami,” according to the listing. It also appears in Triple C’s music video for the single Go featuring Rick Ross and Birdman, or so they say, although we can’t say we were able to spot it. You can, however, see it for a split second in

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Consumer Reports names top-ranked vehicles in reliability survey

Consumer Reports on Monday released its predicted reliability rankings for 2017 model-year vehicles and brands. The rankings are based on a survey of the magazine’s subscribers as well as Consumer Reports’ road tests and safety data.

Here are the 10 most reliable vehicles and the 10 least reliable vehicles and their scores on a scale of 0-100.

MOST RELIABLE

  1. Toyota Prius (94)
  2. Lexus CT 200h (94)
  3. Infiniti Q70 (91)
  4. Audi Q3 (91)
  5. Lexus GX (90)
  6. Lexus GS (89)
  7. Mercedes-Benz GLC (89)
  8. Chevrolet Cruze (89)
  9. Audi Q7 (88)
  10. Toyota 4Runner (88)

LEAST RELIABLE

  1. Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon (13)
  2. Fiat 500 L (13)
  3. Ford Fiesta (13)
  4. Ram 2500 (13)
  5. Tesla Model X (12)
  6. Chrysler 200 (11)
  7. Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL (10)
  8. Jeep Renegade (8)
  9. Ford Focus (6)
  10. Cadillac Escalade (3)

 


TOP 3 BY CATEGORY

Subcompact

  1. Hyundai Accent
  2. Nissan Versa Note
  3. Chevrolet Sonic

Compact

  1. Chevrolet Cruze
  2. Toyota Corolla
  3. Mazda3

Midsize

  1. Kia Optima
  2. Toyota Camry
  3. Honda Accord

Large car

  1. Hyundai Azera
  2. Toyota Avalon
  3. Chevrolet Impala

Hybrid/Electric

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Toyota Prius V
  3. Nissan Leaf

Luxury entry-level

  1. Lexus CT 200h
  2. Buick Verano
  3. Acura ILX

Luxury compact

  1. Lexus IS
  2. Buick Regal
  3. BMW 3 Series

Luxury midsize

  1. Infiniti Q70
  2. Lexus GS
  3. Lexus ES

Luxury large car

  1. Lexus LS
  2. Tesla Model S
  3. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Sporty car over $40,000

  1. Lexus RC
  2. BMW 2

    ... read more at: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/24/consumer-reports-top-ranked-vehicles-in-reliability-survey/

Used 2014 Cadillac CTS for Sale

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

5 Series in Its Sights
In the past the CTS was a ‘tweener, larger than a BMW 3 Series but smaller than the larger 5 Series. With the entry-level ATS now in Cadillac’s portfolio, GM engineers had the freedom to size and position the 2014 Cadillac CTS more squarely against the 5 Series. Thus the 2014 CTS is larger than the outgoing generation, stretching 4.2 inches longer and riding on a 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase. It’s longer, in fact, than both the 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, with a wheelbase that’s right between the two.

Whereas the current 5 Series is derived from its larger 7 Series brother, the 2014 CTS is built on the lighter ATS platform. The result is that the 5 Series is porkier than it should be, and the CTS is more efficient with its mass. It’s hard to describe the

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Which 2017 Cars Offer In-Car Wi-Fi?

CARS.COM — The next frontier for in-car connectivity is Wi-Fi mobile hot spots that allow you to wirelessly connect multiple devices while the car is hurtling down the road. In these cars, SUVs and trucks, a tablet or laptop — not just a smartphone — can remotely connect to office networks, play movies and TV shows, access hundreds of online radio stations and tap into other internet fare while the car is rolling down the road.

Related: Which 2016 Cars Offer In-Car Wi-Fi?

Since Audi became the first brand to offer built-in Wi-Fi in 2011, the list has grown to 16 brands and more than 100 vehicle lines for the 2017 model year, and it includes non-luxury brands and pickup trucks. Moreover, most automakers now are using faster 4G LTE systems.

The vehicles listed here have factory-installed, built-in Wi-Fi that makes the vehicle a mobile hot spot, and they can

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Used 2014 Cadillac ELR for Sale

As with the Volt, a fully charged battery propels the car on electricity alone for about 30-55 miles depending on driving style and conditions. Once that all-electric range has been depleted, the ELR essentially turns into a variation of a regular hybrid. A four-cylinder gasoline engine works in concert with a reserve of battery electricity to power the twin electric drive motors. On rare occasions, the engine can directly power the wheels.

Like other Cadillacs, the ELR features an attractive cabin decorated in rich materials and dominated by the frustrating but sharp-looking CUE electronics interface. The cabin technically seats four people (as a Volt does), but the cramped rear seats are largely vestigial. Trunk space is also compromised. On the upside, the ELR looks like it just materialized out of the fanciful mind of a car designer, as its silhouette and detailing are the stuff of bedroom wall posters. Not many

... read more at: https://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/elr/2014/

Marion County sheriff’s sergeant cleared in officer-involved shooting …

A Marion County sheriff’s sergeant who shot toward a man who injured him during a traffic stop earlier this month was justified in firing his weapon, a grand jury found Monday.

Juan Francisco Martinez 

Sgt. Jason Hickam fired toward Juan Francisco Martinez on April 7 near Woodburn, authorities said. Martinez wasn’t injured, according to the county district attorney’s office, and he was arrested later that day. 

Prosecutors announced details of the traffic stop Monday, saying Hickam and another sergeant told Martinez during the stop that his Cadillac Escalade would have to be towed because he didn’t have insurance. They said Martinez then started the engine and began driving away while Hickam’s arm was caught inside the SUV.

Hickam fired once toward the SUV before being “thrown to the ground,” prosecutors said. He was treated and released from a hospital. The other sergeant, Kevin Roberts, wasn’t injured.

The grand jury also indicted Martinez, 35, on

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/04/marion_county_sheriffs_sergean.html

2017 Tesla Model X Review

After a rocky launch, the Tesla Model X SUV is seemingly on its (silent) way into many owners’ hands.

It’s too early for 2017 details—the automaker doesn’t follow traditional model years like others, and rolls out changes on the fly—but Tesla is finally building 5-seater versions of the Model X and now offers fold-flat rear seats, which was an early and frequent gripe from owners.

It’s offered in 75-, 90-, and 100-kwh battery sizes, all with all-wheel drive, and one performance model, the P100D. Ranges start at 237 miles and go up to 289 miles.

The Model X earns an 8.2 out of 10 on our overall scale with plenty of points for efficiency and features. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

Style and performance

It would always be hard for Tesla to follow up on the great looks of the Model S. (Eds note: The Model S could be coal-powered and still

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/tesla_model-x_2017

Man charged with hit-and-run in Gardiner that injured 2 people …

A West Gardiner man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly driving a sport utility vehicle into two people Tuesday night in Gardiner.

The two injured people were taken to the hospital and the driver, 20-year-old Dakota Brann, was arrested on two counts of elevated aggravated assault, said Gardiner Police Chief James Toman. He was taken to the Kennebec County jail.

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Brann also has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and two counts of aggravated driving to endanger, according to a complaint filed by prosecutors at the Capital Judicial Center. His bail was set at $30,000.

The alleged assault was reported at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday after Brann got into an argument with a man and woman near their home on Winter Street in Gardiner, Toman said.

Brann left the scene in a 2005 Cadillac

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