Trim Issue - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Trim Issue

May 22, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Our long-term Cadillac ATS has had a string of small issues lately. A couple of them were simple warnings from the on-board computer that something was wrong. In both cases, everything seemed fine to us, so it's hard to tell if the computer was acting up.

But as you can see, this latest trim issue is hard to miss. It's right there in the driver's line of sight. It's not exactly a huge issue, I snapped it back into place once already, but it's not the kind of thing you like to see in a relatively new luxury sedan.

We're going to wait and see if the first couple of warnings show up again before heading to the dealer. If they do, we'll get this panel secured a little better so it doesn't pop up again.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 8,320 miles


  • al2travel al2travel Posts:

    Can't beat that quality UAW labor!

  • throwback throwback Posts:

    Another example of why I never buy a car in it's first year of production. I have found year 3 is usually the sweet spot.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Year 3 is also probably the last year before the mid-cycle facelift so you can also score a little bigger discount if you buy near the end of the model year too.

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    I agree with Year 3 - I've had good experience with a couple examples.

  • nukedetroit nukedetroit Posts:

    Buy a Government Motors "luxury" car, get a Government Motors "luxury" car.

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