Last post on Nov 20, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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Cadillac ATS, Sedan
#65 of 74 Re: My new ATS Turbo [gmcustsvc]
Aug 05, 2013 (5:31 am)
I ORDERED THE ATS TURBO FOR THE PERFORMANCE AND THE MPG
BOTH HAVE DISAPPOINTED
THE CAR HAS A TURBO LAG AND ISNT THAT FAST AND THE MPG IS HARDLY BETTER THAN MY 2005 CTS WITH A 275 HP 6 CYL. THE ATS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MUCH LIGHTER TO GET MPG AND A 4 CYL WAS ALSO SUPPOSED TO GIVE YOU GOOD MPG IM GETTING 20 AND THATS WITH ALOT OF HWY MILES
I LIKE THE LOOKS AND HANDLING BUT THEY NEED TO KEEP WORKING ON THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
AND PASS REAR THRU SEATS SINCE TRUNK IS SOO SMALL
#66 of 74 Re: ATS V6 4 [glenroebuck]
Aug 08, 2013 (5:55 am)
I'd be disappointed in those numbers too. I also bought my 2013 Volvo T5 for power, luxury and because of the EPA numbers, which have been right on from the beginning. In fact, I consistently do better on the hwy. I get 30+ going around 70MPH on regular gas.
I love the looks of the ATS, but to buy one with the options I wanted just wasn't in the budget.
#67 of 74 DEAR CADDILAC POOR MPG ON ATS
Aug 16, 2013 (3:10 pm)
IM WAITING FOR MY REFUND $ CHECK SINCE YOU WAY OVERSTATED THE MPG ON MY ATS TURBO
TIME TO PAY UP LIKE FORD DID TODAY
Ford will cut the C-Max hybrid's fuel economy rating to 43 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving from 47 mpg. The company said it also will send refund checks for $550 to customers who bought a C-Max. Customers who leased the car will get refunds of $325.
#68 of 74 Re: MPG Comments
Sep 02, 2013 (9:42 pm)
The EPA does testing to determine the MPG figures, they don't just estimate basd on the car. True it's not real world driving. We can wonder if cars submitted are driven 5,000 miles first, but I bet they make sure that car is running perfectly.
To see about what your car can do for MPG Highway, drive on a Flat road, at 60 mph, using cruise control, with proper tire inflation, then look at the Instant MPG number. Using any type of combined MPG is confusing.
I still have a 2007 CTS 3.6 V6, that gets 25 MPG with that test, which is close to it's EPA. I don't remember having to break it in for 5,000 miles to do that.
I am posting here because I have been looking at the ATS and this is my first forum reading about ATS. I remember that in the CTS forum, there were always a few posting about poor MPG, but that doesn't mean it's every ATS. If you are buying off the lot, do a test drive like I recommended and see if that car, or any of the cars you test drive, gets close to the EPA. Buy the car that is close enough to EPA for you.
#69 of 74 A Few Comments On Options
Sep 02, 2013 (10:00 pm)
Seats: As you move up from base to Lux, to Perf, more movements are added. The padding seems to be the same on each.
Headlights: Need Perf or Prem for HID and the signature lights.
CD Player: Need Perf or Prem or 10 speaker sound added to Base/Lux.
Magnetic Ride, FE3 Suspension, Summer Tires: Premium And RWD.
The Prem AWD does not have Mag Ride.
Trunk: Most cars this size have larger trunks. Golf clubs (1 set) does now fit straight across from taillight to taillight.
#70 of 74 Re: 2.0T is Outstanding Car in every respect
Oct 20, 2013 (4:43 pm)
Took delivery on mine a little over a week ago. Opened it up on some mountain roads and it is scary fast and handles extemely well. Coming back home at normal highway speeds i got 32 mpg on the 50 mile trip. Around town got low 20's in first week. CUE took a couple of days to get used to but love it now and it makes the whole interior of my previous 528 look ancient. Absolute blast to drive.
#71 of 74 Winter tires - any suggestions
Oct 20, 2013 (6:31 pm)
Wondering what to put on my ATS for this winter. Live in The Northeast and will travel South for one or two months this winter.
Turbo, AWD. Driven by a grandmother. Love the turbo!
I am assuming the stock tires are a "no go".
#72 of 74 Re: Winter tires - any suggestions [newats]
Oct 22, 2013 (12:46 pm)
I assume you have alloy wheels. I suggest 4 steel rims and 4 snow tires (e.g. Blizzak). Good luck.
#73 of 74 Re: Winter tires - any suggestions [newats]
Oct 22, 2013 (1:34 pm)
May I suggest some Nokian WRG2 or WRG3 on some dedicated rims.
They are an all season snow tire and should be able to deal with the warmer weather for the time down south.
#74 of 74 Re: ATS Performance/Reliability [kd1007]
Nov 20, 2013 (6:57 pm)
Enjoy that caddy, KD. And expect 10% better mpg after the engine breaks-in.
Some cars power the cig lighter when ignition is off.
Others not. (Oh, the humanity.)
ps - A good way to save the planet and conserve power is to avoid the caps-lock key and all those capital letters since they use way more power than lower-case due to all the extra pixels.