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Cadillac ATS, Sedan
Jan 30, 2013 (6:21 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 48 Re: ATS [jeffm5]
Jan 30, 2013 (6:58 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 48 Re: New ATS 2.0 [ericzoom]
Feb 02, 2013 (3:24 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.
#13 of 48 Re: New ATS 2.0 [busiris]
Feb 02, 2013 (5:27 pm)
I will update every so often about my impressions of this car.
At the moment the car will be going in for service on monday, due to
a problem with the Cue linking up with my media devices. (I-Touch,I-pad)
I definitely do prefer knobs and switches over the touch and finger
controls on the dash.
Seats could be a little better with more padding, and thigh support. Maybe
it's a subjective thing, but i'm only about 5'10 142lbs., and I still feel it can
use the bottom cushion added lenth. That's it for now.
#14 of 48 ATS is Awesome
Feb 04, 2013 (1:09 pm)
I've driven Infiniti the last 6 years and just took my first drive in the ATS - WOW...my daughter had her mind set on a Mini Cooper until we drive this. The CUE system has her wanting the ATS now!
#15 of 48 Re: ATS is Awesome [sewellgsm]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:50 pm)
Ive been driving Infiniti for 6 years aswell, G35 now G37 and am really excited for the new Q50 but this car does entice me. I am planning on test driving the car either tomorrow or the new few days to check out CUE vs the new Infiniti system
#16 of 48 ATS TURBO POOR GAS MILEAGE
Feb 05, 2013 (6:27 am)
GM NEEDS TO COME CLEAN MY IST TANK IM GETTING 13.5 MPG VS 20 MPG RATING
WHAT GIVES ?
LOOK AT WHAT I JUST READ....
Consumer Reports pans turbo engines
Knocks performance, fuel economy claims
By Karl Henkel
The Detroit News
Consumer Reports says small turbocharged engines don't live up to performance and fuel economy expectations, despite their higher price tags.
In testing conducted by Consumer Reports engineers, turbocharged four-cylinders such as Ford Motor Co.'s 1.6-liter EcoBoost and General Motors Co.'s 1.4-liter turbo have marginal performance improvements and similar fuel economy compared to the six-cylinders they replace.
This is of particular importance to consumers, because automakers in North America plan to offer 3 million gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles with turbocharged engines in 2013.
That's up from 2.1 million in 2012, said Mike Omotoso, senior manager of global powertrain at forecaster LMC Automotive.
"While these engines may look better on paper with impressive EPA numbers, in reality they are often slower and less fuel-efficient than larger four- and six-cylinder engines," said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports' director of automotive testing.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130205/AUTO01/302050328#ixzz2K1xl63gn
#17 of 48 ATS TURBO PROBLEM UPDATE
Feb 06, 2013 (6:41 pm)
NO FIX FOR 13.5 MPG IM BETTING .....CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT
NO FIX FOR BAD RADIO RECEPTION THEY REPLACED RADIO AND SUPPOSEDLY ANTENA LOTS OF INTERFERENCE DROPPED STAIONS IN CHICAGO MARKET WHERE MY OLD CTS WORKED GREAT
TOUCH PAD SENSORS STILL A MESS GOT THE CAR BACK TODAY IN SHOP
AND THE SENSORS FOR HEAT ARE STILL NOT RIGHT NOW A/C BLOWS ON PASSENGER SIDE WHILE HEAT BLOWS ON DRIVERS SIDE AND DEFROST DOESNT WORK AT ALL AMAZING
GIVES US KNOBS BACK PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
DONT BUY OR LEASE THIS CAR YET IT HAS LOTS OF BUGS AND THEY CANT SEEM TO FIX THEM SO FAR
I REALLY HOPED GM HAD A HIT WITH THE ATS BUT IT DOESNT SO FAR
#18 of 48 Re: ATS TURBO PROBLEM UPDATE [kd1007]
Feb 06, 2013 (7:01 pm)
So, how many chances does America get? Sounds like we're still in the 80's. Isn't it strang that foreign companies can come in here and build a quality product using local people, some even ex-union - even design, and our guys still can't get it right? What is the difference? Unions? (That should open up a can of worms, but there must be a reason.)
#19 of 48 ATS PROBLEMS I KNEW IT READ THIS !
Feb 08, 2013 (10:20 am)
Cadillac to update CUE infotainment system for improved responsiveness
2/6/2013 4:48AM by Alexis Santos
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If unresponsiveness in Cadillac's CUE infotainment system has been a personal point of frustration, relief is on the way: an update to smooth things over is being worked on. CUE Design Manager Jeff Massimilla told Wired Magazine that the firm's received feedback regarding responsiveness, and they're working on "a modification that will be released sometime later this year." DONT BUY OR LEASE TILL ITS FIXED !
With the upgrade, the infotainment system will be more responsive and the touchscreen and capacitive buttons will provide haptic feedback more quickly. The Cadillac XTS and ATS are set to score the update, but there's still no exact date penciled in for the patch's arrival.
DONT BUY OR LEASE TILL ITS FIXED !
Though vehicles could suck down the update with a built-in data connection, the software will need to be installed by a Cadillac dealership instead. Not a fan of having lost knobs and dials to a touchscreen in the first place?
According to Cadillac VP of Marketing Don Butler, we'll see the likes of such analog controls complement the screen interface in the future. WHICH MEANS SOOOO MANY CUSTOMERS ARE COMPLAINING THEY ARE GOING TO PUT KNOBS FOR HEATING/AC AND RADIO BACK IN THE CAR IF THEY DONT NO BUYERS AND LOTS OF UNHAPPY NEW CUSTOMERS LIKE ME
CANT WAIT FOR THEM TO FIX POOR RADIO RECEPTION BAD ANTENNA SYSTEM
AND COME CLEAN ON THE TERRIBLE MPG PROBLEM ON TURBO ATS