Last post on May 11, 2013 at 7:42 AM
You are in the Cadillac ATS
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Cadillac ATS, Sedan
#39 of 48 Re: ATS POOR MPG REPORT TO EPA ADDRESS email@example.com [kd1007]
Apr 07, 2013 (9:38 pm)
Please go away. We get it: You hate your car. Stop clogging up this forum with your whining.
#40 of 48 Re: ATS POOR MPG REPORT TO EPA ADDRESS firstname.lastname@example.org [kd1007]
Apr 07, 2013 (9:49 pm)
Seems like valid info to me. I wouldn't be happy either if I spent that much on a car and it wasn't as represented. Owners with this kind of lousy MPG certainly have a right to bitch and he has provided something new. Why give Cadillac a pass? Certainly their testing told them this before they released it to an unknowing public. Pony up a fix, Cad, or pony up $$$. Class actions aren't cheap and only the lawyers win.
#41 of 48 Re: ATS POOR MPG REPORT TO EPA ADDRESS email@example.com [wonderwarthog]
Apr 07, 2013 (9:51 pm)
YOUR AN IDIOT YOU CANT EVEN FIGURE OUT HOW TO BUY THE CAR BY YOURSELF LOL WARTHOG GOOD NAME!
#42 of 48 Re: ATS POOR MPG REPORT TO EPA ADDRESS firstname.lastname@example.org [kd1007]
Apr 10, 2013 (10:40 pm)
Maybe, but at least I know how to spell "you're". Even an idiot knows that. BTW, your (see the difference) comment makes no sense.
#43 of 48 Re: ATS POOR MPG REPORT TO EPA ADDRESS email@example.com 
Apr 10, 2013 (10:39 pm)
Who's giving Cadillac a "pass"? Also, what makes any of this stuff "valid info"? Just sounds like sour grapes to me. Here are some facts for you: Everyone drives differently; mileage can vary widely. Altitude and atmospheric conditions can affect mileage. Most cars don't deliver their best mileage figures until after a break-in period of about 5-7,000 miles. If, however, these 2.0 turbos fail to approach their estimated mileage figures, Cadillac DOES need to do something. I would never deny that.
#44 of 48 First ATS encounter
Apr 14, 2013 (5:41 pm)
My sister has a Camaro. While she says she's looking for something to supplement her car for bad weather use, I think she's looking fr something to replace it.
She's looked at Accords, Acuras, Infinitis, and today an ATS.
I'm helping her. I hate Cadillacs. Buy, the ATS 4 cyl turbo is impressive....well built....good performer....comfy....handles well.
It should be on the short list for anyone looking at an A4 or 328i. Incentives are good right now, too.
Apr 14, 2013 (6:25 pm)
it sounds like verifying actual gas mileage wouldn't be a bad plan.
#46 of 48 Re: That Said. . . [cdnpinhead]
Apr 17, 2013 (10:42 am)
Cdn....MPG has so many variables. I've never been able to replicate the EPA estimates, on any car. So, I understand those numbers are a guideline, but not gospel.
#47 of 48 Love it and don't love it
May 11, 2013 (2:06 am)
I purchased the 2.0 Turbo 5 months ago. I really like it a lot. Handles great and 3 USBs along with Pandora and the CUE system are amazing features.
I am not happy about the MPGs. I have been tracking my gas mileage and it's getting a bit better at 3500 miles but at first, I only got 17-18 mpg.
My biggest complaint is when I drove my car the first night, I realized I didn't have Vertical LED Headlamps.
Every AD and commercial showcased this amazing styling design that was a part of the reason I got the car.
I learned the Vertical LED Headlamps are only available on certain trims BUT you wouldn't know that from any extensive research on their website or the "Compare trims side by side" webpage.
After many calls to GM and Customer Service Chats, I was informed that they are buried in a part of a feature called "High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps" even though they are not mechanically part of the HID headlamps. Unfortunately, they are only standard on the two most expensive trims.
BIG bummer. Even the dealer had no idea when I brought up my concern. They did offer to install some for me for $550 dollars.
That with the low MPGs is just false advertising.
I still recommend the car because it's amazing. Just make sure you go over these features with a fine toothed comb so you get home with all the features you want.
#48 of 48 Re: Love it and don't love it [blackillac]
May 11, 2013 (7:42 am)
Very informative post. I really like the looks of the ATS and considered it when I was new car shopping in the Fall, but it would have blown up the budget optioned the way I wanted it. I "settled" on a Volvo S60 T5. Very happy and the highway MPH is consistently over 30. It also has the feature of the headlights turning as you turn the wheel, which helps on poorly lit roads. Anyway, the ATS is a great looking car with a lot of nice features. Enjoy.