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Cadillac ATS, Sedan
#3 of 74 Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS [bwia]
Sep 21, 2012 (7:52 am)
I drove a new ATS this last weekend. It was a top end version with the 3.6 motor and AWD. I will say that they handle great. More responsive than my CTS with the perfomance package and same motor. It also feels quite a bit quicker than my CTS, but given the weight difference, that would make sense. The ATS seems razor sharp in the handling dept. and the front seat room is not much different than the CTS. Rear seat is quite a bit smaller, however as is the trunk.
#4 of 74 Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS [tdbmd]
Oct 01, 2012 (8:48 pm)
My experience exactly. With the exception that with the salesman in the back seat on a road just entering the twisties and an 85 degree sharp right right after a tree that I hit at 40 or so and the salesman just about crapped as he couldn't see it coming. This was their first ATS and we were the first to drive it. They had just gotten it in. I expect he had visions of it wrapped around a tree. I'm sure he didn't expect it as I'm 74 but still ride my Honda VTX 1800 way too fast. He recovered and took it well though.
We have an 03 Toyota Avalon with KYB GR2 suspension and energy sway bar bushing upgrade with ceramic brakes. See posts in Avalon 04 and earlier foruim.
Anyway, we tried out a last gen 2011 BMW 3, 13 Altima, CTS, Genesis, LaCrosse etc, and the only ones that could get my $$$ are the 12-13 Bimmer 328 or the ATS at this point. The Altima was just too loose and while efficient, doubt I could stand the revving of the CVT. Yuk. I wonder how resale of the ATS will be. Not bad, I would guess. And that 3.6 engine is sweet. Hard to believe it's American. I was soooo sick of hearing a truck when I drove a GM car.
Oct 08, 2012 (12:06 pm)
I am anxious to try one of the 2.0 turbo motors as well. I have been very pleased with the 3.6 in my current CTS and in the ATS, it feels much stronger, probably due to less weight to haul around.
Nov 01, 2012 (9:18 am)
Come on ATS owners. I'm anxious to here your impressions.
#7 of 74 Re: ATS [jeffm5]
Jan 23, 2013 (1:01 pm)
LEASED MY ATS 3 WEEEKS AGO
THE TOUCH PAD SYSTEM IS WAY TOO COMPLICATED AND DOES NOT WORK FREQUENTLY YOU HAVE TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD TOO OFTEN PLS GIVE US SOME KNOBS BACK FOR HEAT AND RADIO
TURBO LAG IS FREQUENT AND DISAPPOINTING
MPG 14.5 YES YOU READ IT RIGHT ONLY 14.5 SO FAR AND DEALER IS TRYING TO TELL ME IT BECAUSE ITS NEW LOL PLEASE MY NEW CTS NEVER GOT LESS THAN 17
RADIO VERY POOR RECEPTION IM IN CHGO SUBURBS NEVER EVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS BEFORE THIS CAR DEALER CANT SEEM TO FIX
BACK TO TOUCH PAD I NEVER EAT IN MY CAR THAT BEING SAID FINGERPRINTS AND DUST ARE A CONSTANT PROBLEM AND MAKE THE WHOLE BLACK DASH A MESS I CLEAN IT DAILY AND IT DOES NOT CLEAN UP WELL. LOOKED NICE IST DAY CANT IMAGINE WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE IN 36 MONTHS
GM NEEDS TO GET ONTOP OF THESE PROBLEMS RIGHT AWAY I LIKE THE STYLING BUT GEEEZE THIS IS DISAPPOINTING SO FAR
#8 of 74 Re: ATS [kd1007]
Jan 24, 2013 (6:16 am)
Good morning kd1007,
If you would like for us to follow up with your dealership at all, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at socialmediagm.com with more information (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#9 of 74 Re: ATS [kd1007]
Jan 29, 2013 (6:55 am)
Sorry to learn of your problems, especially the turbo lag and the mpg. Is the turbo lag worse when accelerating from a stop or throughout the power range? As for mph, what type of driving do you generally do, city, hwy, mix? As for the smudges on the touch screen, I find that to be a problem with any touchscreen I use. It's the nature of the beast.
Here's hoping you can get your problems worked out. Thanks for your input. Keep us informed.
Jan 30, 2013 (5:21 am)
Just leased a 2013 ATS 2.0T with the Cue + Sound package.
Car leans more toward performance than comfort, compared to my 11' SRX.
Turbo pulls nicely with little lag, and handling is pretty good. Gradually learning to master the Cue system, using a combination of owners manual, free Cadillac supplied I-pad loaded with their App., and basically putzing around with the controls.
The only thing I'm not too thrilled with is the run-flat tires that comes on this car. With regular tires when you get a nail or some other object that flattens the tire, you can usually plug it. With the run-flats, you have to replace them, at a higher price. I purchased the extended warranty on these tires for $10 a month, which at least covers these issues.
#11 of 74 Re: ATS [jeffm5]
Jan 30, 2013 (5:58 am)
PICKING UP MY ATS TODAY DEALER HAS HAD IT 3 DAYS
THEY SAY THEY HAVE REPLACED TOUCH SCREEN AND RADIO ANTENA ILL REPORT ON THESE FIXES LATER AFTER
I WAS GIVEN A NEW CTS AS A LOANER 6 CYL VS 4 CYL TURBO THE CTS IS GETTING 18.1 MPG MY ATS TURBO IS GETTING 14 MPG
DEALER SAYS THEY HAVE CHECKED EVERYTHING ON ENGINE SEEMS A-OK
CANT EXPLAIN MY 14 MPG VS 18.1 ON NEW CTS
LOL LOL ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?
#12 of 74 Re: New ATS 2.0 [ericzoom]
Feb 02, 2013 (2:24 pm)
The only thing I'm not too thrilled with is the run-flat tires that comes on this car. With regular tires when you get a nail or some other object that flattens the tire, you can usually plug it. With the run-flats, you have to replace them, at a higher price.
I'm not sure who gave you that information, but it isn't true. RFT's can be repaired just like GFT's, although some shops refuse to do the repairs.
At $10/month (assuming this amount is for all tires, not per each), that's not a bad deal at all if it gets you a new tire for every puncture. BMW insurance on RFT's is considerably more expensive.
I'd like to hear your opinions on the car every few months if you have the time to post. I hope you enjoy your new ride.
RFT's are an item that owners seem to either love or hate. There isn't much of a "middle of the road" opinion.