2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test


2013 Cadillac ATS: I'd Buy a Cargo Net

March 29, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Dirty shoes, sweaty shirts and leaky water bottles don't belong on the nice leather interior of a Cadillac. So after a hike to Skull Rock in the Pacific Palisades this weekend I put our stuff in the trunk. My camera bag (on the right) fit nicely in to the plastic bin on the floor of the trunk and there was more than enough room for everything else, but I didn't feel comfortable leaving it back there without some way to secure it.

My simple fix was to put the camera bag on the floor of the back seat. But if I were filling out a list of dealer-installed options I'd want, I'd make sure a net was on the list.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 6,205 miles

Comments

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    I'm sure a cargo net is supposed to be included, just as cupholder inserts were supposed to be included in the Focus ST. Go back to your dealer and offer to wait while they do the COMPLETE dealer pre-delivery prep.

  • klinkerkc klinkerkc Posts:

    What a tiny, odd T-shapped trunk! Unless I am mistaken, my recent rental BMW 3-Series (the ATS's main competitor) and Audi 3 have much larger trunks that this. Too bad, as the ATS otherwise seems to compete nicely with the Germans.

  • throwback throwback Posts:

    I don't understand why cargo nets are not standard on a car that costs 45K.

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    Yeah, I want a special Cadillac branded cargo net that works SO MUCH BETTER than those other reusable cloth bags that I have lying around my trunk that cost like $10 at the most.

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