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    Driving the ATS Tomorrow- post questions/pic requests now

    Like it says, I'll be driving several models (hopefully all 3 engines) of the ATS tomorrow. If there's anything you'd like pictures of or any specific things you'd like me to look for, post them up now.

    Just like at the XTS event, I'll be updating throughout the day with impressions and pics.
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    Re: Driving the ATS Tomorrow- post questions/pic requests now

    If Cadillac wants to be taken seriously, apart from a great performance sedan, they'll need great seats (at least for the driver); could you make notice on how they've done (in this area), thanks.

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    Re: Driving the ATS Tomorrow- post questions/pic requests now

    Looking forward to the review. Everything I hear is that the trunk is pretty small. Could you comment on that? I understand there is an under the floor compartment, will it hold a compact spare? Thanks.

    Also, could you comment on how smooth the ride is.

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    Re: Driving the ATS Tomorrow- post questions/pic requests now

    Just take lots and lots of pictures -- especially of the 2.0T model with MT.

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    Re: Driving the ATS Tomorrow- post questions/pic requests now

    Could you let us know how the CUE interface is? Everything looks nice, but it appears a bit laggy in some of the videos.

    Also, let us know how the gauges look in person. I'm pretty bummed out that they won't be offering the 12.3" reconfigurable cluster like they do on the XTS, so I'm interested how the standard gauges look.

    Enjoy!

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    Re: Driving the ATS Tomorrow- post questions/pic requests now

    2.0T. Cabin noise at speed. Composure at speed (does it feel "buttoned down").
    Engine note, windows up and down. Feel and quality of interior materials. I'm sure you'll
    cover other concerns in your feedback about handling and whether it was
    fun to drive. Thanks.

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    Re: Driving the ATS Tomorrow- post questions/pic requests now

    I hope they have the red exterior, with the black and red upholstery. If they do, please give me your opinion on the combination.

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    Your opinion on the placement of the single rear exhaust on the 2.5L viewed in person. Does it look like Cadillac meant to leave it toward the middle or did they leave it to save time and money on design and fitment? Your thoughts after viewing in person.

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    Also can you see if that bottom plastic piece of the rear bumper is removable or all one piece with the bumper. Wondering if that unpainted piece can be removed and changed for custom fitment of dual exhaust on 2.5L.

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    If by chance the 2.0T is available, check for low and mid range turbo lag.
    Play with CUE and comment on it.

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    I've already played with CUE extensively in the XTS, and it's great.

    Capabilities are outstanding, but there is some slight lag in areas, mainly when pinch zooming the map or dragging icons around on the home screen. It all works great, but lacks some of the elegance that Apple devices have in their smooth scrolling and zooming. FWIW, I feel the same way about Android products, so your mileage may vary there.
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    Re: Driving the ATS Tomorrow- post questions/pic requests now

    I would like to get your impressions about the 2.5 vs the 3.6, those would be the ones I would consider since I don't like turbo engines, I prefer non turbo cars and in this case will try and consider both 2.5 and 3.6.

    I currently have a CTS 3.6 (FE1 non-di) and curious to see if the 2.5 feels "adequate" since it's fairly lightweight car. Looking for something stiffer, shorter, smaller and lighter than my CTS so I have high hopes with the ATS. Not looking for high speed, more looking for good cornering, braking, handling. But will still try both 2.5 and 3.6 to compare.

    thanks and enjoy the ride !

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    Red interior, as requested.







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    First impressions on an autocross course are good. The car is really nimble, not a lot of weight transfer in the corners. Driving it back to back against a nose heavy Audi really emphasized the 50/50 weight balance in the 4cyl models.

    A little bit of turbo lag on the turbo models from a standing start, but very strong once it gets going. For redlight burnouts, the 3.6 is your choice. 320+ hp and tons of torque combined with 3400 pounds makes for a fun launch.
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    Re: Driving the ATS Tomorrow- post questions/pic requests now

    Tony, tony tony, you are the best. Thanks for the pictures of the red interior. My mind is made up.

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