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Cadillac ATS General Discussion Forum Discussion, Edmunds benchmarks the 2.0 T in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; Originally Posted by Sevenfeet That's ok. Nobody buys manual shift cars anymore anyway. They are strictly for the diehards and ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sevenfeet
    That's ok. Nobody buys manual shift cars anymore anyway. They are strictly for the diehards and auto magazine journalists. Even BMW is slowly phasing them out.
    So true !

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    Re: Edmunds benchmarks the 2.0 T

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    Snow/Ice mode softens throttle response and shift pressure to help avoid the tires breaking loose on slippery surfaces. It also starts out from a standstill in a higher gear to prevent wheelspin, as well as very quickly shifting up to the higher gears once you're moving.
    Hi, is this feature available on the RWD 2.0/3.6 Premium FE3?

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    Re: Edmunds benchmarks the 2.0 T

    Yes, I drove a 3.6 Premium, and it was definitely there. Didn't try it, though. It's in the same switch with the Tour/Sport mode. No Competitive Mode found, unfortunately, or at least the salesman couldn't find it.

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    Re: Edmunds benchmarks the 2.0 T

    Quote Originally Posted by DG2 View Post
    So true !
    Sadly.

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    Re: Edmunds benchmarks the 2.0 T

    Quote Originally Posted by marktanner View Post
    Yes, I drove a 3.6 Premium, and it was definitely there. Didn't try it, though. It's in the same switch with the Tour/Sport mode. No Competitive Mode found, unfortunately, or at least the salesman couldn't find it.
    Great thanks. That's good news since I don't plan on getting AWD even though I live in New York. I'm hoping a good set of snow tires and a little extra lbs in the trunk will do the trick.

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    Re: Edmunds benchmarks the 2.0 T

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevenfeet View Post
    That's ok. Nobody buys manual shift cars anymore anyway. They are strictly for the diehards and auto magazine journalists. Even BMW is slowly phasing them out.
    I disagree as that would make me either a "diehard" or a "journalist" and I don't believe I'm either. Sure I'd love to say I'm diehard, but more I just want to feel connected to my car!.. I understand the convenience of an auto, and the need to have both hands free to tweet, eat a sandwich, and certainly always 10 & 2 on the wheel (how are you to do that with a manual?).
    Seriously though, and I apologize for the kidding around, but more or less I want to be in control of my car, and also my left leg just gets bored. =P I'm concerned minus certain high $ brands (they're phasing it out also though) that my next new car purchase (a while away) I won't even have the option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bungee91

    I disagree as that would make me either a "diehard" or a "journalist" and I don't believe I'm either. Sure I'd love to say I'm diehard, but more I just want to feel connected to my car!.. I understand the convenience of an auto, and the need to have both hands free to tweet, eat a sandwich, and certainly always 10 & 2 on the wheel (how are you to do that with a manual?).
    Seriously though, and I apologize for the kidding around, but more or less I want to be in control of my car, and also my left leg just gets bored. =P I'm concerned minus certain high $ brands (they're phasing it out also though) that my next new car purchase (a while away) I won't even have the option.
    I like your style...

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    Re: Edmunds benchmarks the 2.0 T

    A manual trans will take an otherwise boring car, and make it engaging to drive.

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    It's gets old after a while. After driving for a few years with my first ever auto, the ZF in the 335, which I drive exclusively in Manual mode, I got a 135 loaner with MANUAL tranny. It was so exciting at first, sporty, connected, all that stuff. But after a few days (my car was in the shop for three weeks), the novelty wore off and I soon missed my quick shifting "auto".

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    Re: Edmunds benchmarks the 2.0 T

    Wouldn't know if it could get old. Been driving 34 years and have yet to own an automatic, a fwd, awd or a 4X4. All my vehicles have been rwd with a clutch. When I was learning to drive in NYC in the 1970's both vehicles my parents owned were manuals and rwd so that's what I learned and tested on, so maybe I don't know any better.

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    I tried with three different cars to get used to an auto. I couldn't. I'll wait for manuals to go extinct before I try that again.

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    Re: Edmunds benchmarks the 2.0 T

    I agree. Can't stand automatics, and I include paddle-shifted dual clutches with that group. They never seem to shift when I want them to (I don't care what the reviewers say). Many others are happy with automatics, but they just don't do it for me. Fortunately, Cadillac has continued to offer a choice, though I really hope the production shifter in the ATS is better than the ones in the pre-production test cars that have been reviewed in the magazines. The Tremec in my CTS-V is quite satisfactory.

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