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Old 11th January 2017, 18:18   #1
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General Motors has launched a unique service called Book by Cadillac in the United States. As part of this service, users need to pay a monthly fee of $1500 to keep any Cadillac car for a month. Additionally, users can also swap their cars at any point of time and request for a new model. The service is currently being run as a pilot project in the New York City.

The said $1500 monthly fee also includes insurance and regular maintenance of the car, thus relieving the customer from any ownership-related responsibilities. Users opting for the service will also need to pay a one-time fee of $500 to sign-up for the service.

The biggest talking point of the Book by Cadillac service is the ability to swap cars. A user can switch car 18 times per year, without paying any extra charge. Request for a car swap or any other services can be made through a dedicated smartphone app. General Motors also claims that every time a new car is delivered to a customer, all settings (seat position, saved radio stations, etc.) will be set-up as per the customer's requirements. All cars engaged in the Book by Cadillac program will be top-end variants of the latest model year.

If the pilot project turns out to be successful, General Motors might expand the service to other brands in its portfolio.

Source: CNN

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. As part of this service, users need to pay a monthly fee of $1500 to keep any Cadillac car for a month.
It is not any Cadillac, you can get only the luxury car portfolio with this program

Which includes Escalade, All V series, CT6
does not include normal CTS, ATS, XT5
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Default Re: Unique: Pay $1500 & drive Cadillacs all month long

This is very interesting! This kind of a setup takes leasing to another level.

What I'm curious about is, if there's a limit on the no. of miles you can drive for the time you have a particular car.

Typically you can get a BMW 5 series on lease for $ 500/month lease for a three year period. A big limitation is the 10,000 miles/year limit (often, not enough for the amount of driving a typical American does). Insurance is extra.

If this miles factor is favorable, this initiative will find a lot of takers. Sure, it costs quite a bit but you get top variant premium cars and you get to change them as often as 18 times a year!

I do wonder why they chose NYC to launch this though; most residents, even the wealthier ones, choose public transport due to the horrible traffic and lack of parking, at home and office.
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I do wonder why they chose NYC to launch this though; most residents, even the wealthier ones, choose public transport due to the horrible traffic and lack of parking, at home and office.
That is the point of picking NYC. $1500 in NYC is just cost of good parking spots. After the drive you could call Cadillac and the they pick the car up and keep it.

.... So I could drive to work, ask Cadillac to pick up the car from work at 9am and ask them to return it to me at the reception @ 5pm.
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Definitely one of the more promising ideas from a car manufacturer. The industry is flummoxed by the rise of app taxis, car-sharing services & self-drive rentals. This is an idea that will definitely be picked up by other manufacturers.

Just wish that the pricing was reasonable. $1,500 / month is a lot of money for a Cadillac, no matter which model. You can lease an S-Class for a couple of hundred bucks lesser than that.
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