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ATS MAJOR PROBLEMS READ THIS !
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By kd1007
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2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan Standard 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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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 K.D.


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Style and Comfort


Suggested Improvements

ATS TURBO terrible mpg only 14 compared to 20 rating terrible radio reception need new radio antenna system awful touch pad system pls give us knobs back for heat/ac and radio pass thru trunk needs to be standard on such a small car needs more leg room in back I LEASED MY ATS ONE MONTH AGO HAS BEEN BACK TO DEALER 4 TIMES AND PROBLEMS STILL NOT FIXED AND I HEAR ITS NOT JUST MY CAR LOVE LOOKS AND RIDE BUT THE PROBLEMS ARE MAJOR AND THEY DONT SEEM TO HAVE FIXES


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Best in Class
22 of 38 people found this review helpful
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By pghgator
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2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan Standard 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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FINALLY! Cadillac and GM have made a car that not only competes with the Europeans but beats them hands down. First let me say that I currently own a MB C300sport, and have owned a BMW 5 series and Lexus IS. I looked at the BMW 1 and 3 Series, the Audi A4, and the MB C300 and nothing compare to the value you get with this car. I was looking for an entry level luxury sedan for my wife and found this car to be superior than anything else in the marketplace. I really wanted to buy the baby bummer, but just couldn't justify against what Cadillac was offering. In years past I wouldn't even consider a Cadillac, but loved the new design so much I thought I'd give it a test drive...I was sold!


Favorite Features

Interior comfort and ride. Cadillac did an execellent job on craftsmanship on the interior. I found the ride a litter softer (which I prefer) over the stiffer ride of my Benz. I opted for the base version as this will be primarily a car for short commutes to work and/or highway road use. My preference would have been to at least add the turbo as the base engine seems to work a bit more for the same power, but my wife is satisfied with it.


Suggested Improvements

Still not overly thrilled about the hard angle exterior design, but the interior more than makes up for it. You live inside the car anyway. Make the 4c turbo or 6 cyl standard and do away with the base if you really want to crush the market segment. No need to make multiple engines for this vehicle. A simple 6 with stick or auto transmission is enough.


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Nice car
2 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By carlover58
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2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan Luxury 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


Review

I love the technology and style of car. It does pretty good on gas. Cons if you need a kick for speed 2.0 and higher are best.


Favorite Features

The cue is the next best thing I love it and I have on star as well and just love it on car.


Suggested Improvements

The car needs more space it can only fit four adults. Also does not come with standard blue halogen lights.


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At long last, a worthy entry.
41 of 76 people found this review helpful
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By ngamoth
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2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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After successive failures, it appears Cadillac has finally made a small car worth buying. The level of effort involved in the design, creation, and testing of this car are evident upon first driving it - it feels surprisingly well built. Were it not for the plush American cabin, you'd swear the VIN began with a telltale 'W.' Performance-wise, the car shines. The adjustable Magnetic Ride Control is brilliantly implemented, and one could wax poetic about the powertrain, braking...but let's face it. This isn't going to the track - it's going to make a break in traffic much more enjoyable. Spaciousness wasn't the intended result, so make your buddies drive separately!


Favorite Features

CUE is excellent and easy to use - voice recognition that you'll actually make use of! OnStar has a neat value proposition and the latest Directions & Connections is pretty strong. The headrest, curiously, has just the right amount of plush - like finding the right mattress after hours of lying down in front of the salesperson. Just right. The driving characteristics in Touring mode were, like the last bowl of porridge, just right.


Suggested Improvements

Steering may be too tight for folks 'stepping down' from a larger luxury car, though those buyers seeking the thrill the ATS promises will be pleased. A handbrake would've been a nice touch but might've betrayed the luxury image. Car looks goofy with 17" wheels. Get 18s. A competitive incentive for current segment owners would be a good idea - the ATS is more affordable stacked option vs option, but it's the new kid in town. Get picked on or come to school lookin' so fresh to death that nobody dares not talk to you.


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