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2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: The Bat Cave

September 23, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

If you swipe your finger along the bottom of the Cadillac ATS's center stack, a secret will be revealed. Donna DeRosa found it while Searching for the CD Player but I happened upon it by accident. Powered arms lift the display to reveal a third USB port and some cool-blue lighting inside an additional storage compartment.

When I first discovered this feature, I felt the sudden urge to go out and buy something valuable, just so I could hide it behind the dash. I could hide the remote to my secret-superhero-underground-lair or my cowl for when I need to take down criminals as the Caped Crusader. For now I guess I'll just charge my iPhone and keep it hidden from view while I go grocery shopping. What would you put in the Caddy's Bat Cave?

Travis Langness, Associate Editor


Comments

  • banhugh banhugh Posts:

    Guns because Texas!

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    I keep next to nothing in my cars, so that's why I really don't usually care about the number and size of bins in a vehicle. But I get what you mean about the center stack storage area though, I feel like I would go through my house searching for something cool to put in there. I guess I could keep a small flashlight in there, as long as the metal against plastic doesn't rattle.

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    That is just plain cool. As for what I'd put in there... probably just my cell phone, charging via the USB port.

  • Jerky. Lots of jerky.

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    I would put a magazine or two for my sidearm if my job would let me drive a Caddy for any of the work I do. As for actual guns its not secure enough in my opinion.

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    Looks like a good place to put anything illegal. I would put my memory stick in out, though. And my golf glove

  • diondi diondi Posts:

    Some protection... just in case things happen in the back seat? ;-)

  • camin camin Posts:

    The answer for me is pretty easy. Plug an ultra-short Lightning cable into that USB port and that's where my iPhone goes. You can buy a 4" cable from Monoprice for less than $12: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=112&cp_id=11213&cs_id=1083101&p_id=10557&seq=1&format=2

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