2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test


2013 Cadillac ATS: Un-Damaged

July 12, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Our 2013 Cadillac ATS is back in service following a 16-day stint at our local Golden Hammer body shop. If you recall, this happened to it.

The shop was able to repair the panel rather than having to replace it. Still, it cost a healthy $2,525 to put Humpty back together. Fortunately for us, that was all covered by the at-fault party's insurance. For now, the ATS is back on the road.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 9,527 miles

Comments

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    How much of that bill was painting, and how far did they go to blend the new with the existing?

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    How much of that bill was painting, and how far did they go to blend the new with the existing?

  • unionbuster unionbuster Posts:

    I'll second the question about blending the paint, and I'd also love to see some close-ups of the completed work - especially since black paint will reveal any bondo waves in the "repaired" metal.

  • unionbuster unionbuster Posts:

    I'll second the question about blending the paint, and I'd also love to see some close-ups of the completed work - especially since black paint will reveal any bondo waves in the "repaired" metal.

  • juddholl10 juddholl10 Posts:

    Me as well. I remember your long-term A8 L had mismatched and poorly blended paint on the front right quarter panel and passenger door.

  • prndlol prndlol Posts:

    I'd really like to see some macro photos of this $2500 repair. How's the paint quality? Any fisheyes? How does the quarter panel look at night with a little light reflected off it? Someone please have a close look and let us know!

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