Enjoying It More This Time Around - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Enjoying It More This Time Around

September 25, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

The last time I drove our 2013 Cadillac ATS was a couple months ago. The car hasn't changed other than more miles on its odometer, but I'm enjoying the ATS more this time around.

I suspect it has to do with knowing what I do and don't like about the car going in. Two qualities I really do like are the ATS's styling and its sharp handling, and I think I'm appreciating them more. True enough, the Caddy does look pretty sweet parked in my driveway. The neighbors compliment it, and friends ask about it. It's not something you see every day, this anti-3 Series/C-Class/IS350.

I'm also taking advantage of the ATS's handling prowess more. Use it or lose it, right? So why not sweep into turns with a bit more enthusiasm than normal? The Cadillac ATS is ideal in these situations, and it makes the overall driving experience that much more rewarding.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 15,678 miles


  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    that says a lot coming from you--you have a vette, right? I still have not seen a single one on the road yet.

  • samster231 samster231 Posts:

    " I still have not seen a single one on the road yet." Where do you live? I certainly see more 3 series' out there, but this is not a rare car.

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    Central Connecticut. 3 series are like peanut shells on a bar room floor. Plenty of CTS models around, including a couple of wagon sightings. I don't see many BRZ or FRS models either. But I have seen a handful of Teslas. The other late model long term cars are commonly seen.

  • lions208487 lions208487 Posts:

    Perhaps it's because I work and live around the Los Angeles area, but the ATS is becoming more prevalent. The 3 Series still darts the landscape like a luxury Camry, but more and more XTS and ATS cars are becoming noticeable.

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