Manual Shift Effort - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Manual Shift Effort

June 19, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Here's something I've never experienced before: When manually toggling gears in our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS there's distinctly different effort required for up- and downshifts. Downshifts, executed by pulling the lever back, require far more effort than upshifts.

2013 Cadillac ATS

I have no idea why a manufacturer would do this. Makes me wonder if this was an accident or a "tuning" choice.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor


Comments

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    I'd have to try it to know for sure but that sounds like it makes sense to me. I feel like from that position I could put more effort into pulling than pushing.

  • nukedetroit nukedetroit Posts:

    Subpar quality, nothing more.

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