2014 Cadillac ATS Standard 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
So i got this car after driving a 97 camry for 10+ years. I loved it so much but after awhile it was time to let her go. i always loved the grill and back of caddys and i had hit a point in my career where i could afford it so i went after it. Initially I LOVED IT. It was fast, stylish and beautiful in inside. Once i figured out you could manually shift, i completely lost it. The love affair didnt last long though. So first, and i dont know why this is the case, but the check engine light is attached to the coolant level. The first time it came on, i almost cried. I had heard that cadillac maintenace is CRAZY so i had prepared for the worst. After getting the code pulled i relaxed. this happened about 6-10 more times so either the ATS inhales coolant, or i had a leak. Second, its small as hell on the inside. Im 6 feet even and it was impossible for anybody to fit in the backseat behind me. Not the biggest problem, it just gives me a reason to not carpool. Now to the biggest issue....THE CUE SYSTEM IS TRASH. It ALWAYS lost connectivity with the bluetooth, then the touch screen just flat out stopped working. Upon doing research, its a common problem. I did love the secret compartment however. For this to be a "luxury" car, i felt they couldve did a better job with that. Last but not least, its depreciation rate is ridicoulous. Its worth about 1/3 of what i paid for it. Never again. to wrap this up, its a fun drive, real smooth, responsive, fast, quick and gas milage is great. Thats where my praise for it stops. dont buy, lease
2014 Cadillac ATS Standard 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Do not buy this car new, it is worth nothing after 2 years. 2 years old, 39k miles and it's worth 14k? 50% depreciation in two years with a warranty! This car was great when it was new, but after 39k miles the build quality begins to show. I've had multiple repairs on the interior. Suspension is creaking, whistling noise from the wheels. Lots of road noise. Unusable Bluetooth phone over 30 mph. Thought this car was a great value compared to BMW and Mercedes, it isn't. You are not winning. This is a chevy cruise with a Cadillac badge and more powerful engine. The transmission is garbage, and I could never average more than 22.7 mpg. Terrible from a 4 cylinder. I traded it in for an Infiniti Q50, got the same payment and tons of technology. Not to mention 300hp V6 that gets better mpg. I could not be happier to get rid of this car. It's beautiful but a piece of junk. I gave America a chance again and was again disappointed. The technology you get and then build quality from the Japanese luxury cars is crazy when you compare prices. Don't be tricked into thinking this car is a good deal.