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    Re: I can't believe Gas Cover Lock is Option on $40000 dollar car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT View Post
    Just to let everyone know I ordered the upgraded security system on my 14 ATS I looked all over for the release that opens the fuel filler door I couldn't find it anywhere, guess what, there isn't one.....lol
    Any chance the fuel door is like the trunk? The button on the trunk lid only works when the FOB is near. Maybe the fuel door unlocks any time the fob is near.

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    No remote operation to open the fuel door. There is a plunger (like a door lock actuator) on the inside of the fuel door that latches when the doors are locked and unlatches when the doors are unlocked. Once unlocked you simply push the door just like all ATS doors.

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    Re: I can't believe Gas Cover Lock is Option on $40000 dollar car!!

    New member here, and first posting.

    Currently driving a BMW 335d, but just ordered a new ATS yesterday, a 3.6 Premium.

    My take on options and pricing after looking at all similar cars on the market is this: in my ideal world you would be able to order each an every feature of a car a la carte (the so-called Chinese Menu approach). However, given that these are not custom built vehicles that clearly is not feasible from a manufacturing perspective. Cadillac has done a nice job of configuring the packages, by keeping the options to a minimum, and they did well in picking the things that are optional. For example, I'm glad I didn't have to get a sunroof along with a premium package, which is the case with several other manufacturers. I'm also glad I was able to mostly opt out of the "driver aid" features (although I could do without the shaking seat altogether if I had my wish). I do wish I could get rid of the foglights that come with the advanced lighting package though as I see no need for them. Every car on the market is going to present such conundrums.

    It seems like a lot of people on this board did not closely review what they were buying ahead of time and I'm not sure why people are upset that certain things are "optional" instead of included. Unless you are forced to buy a car off the lot I can't see what the complaint is. After all, this car is $10K or so less than the comparably equipped 335 (and actually offers some things you can't get at all in that car, such as the limited slip differential).
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    Yup your right fuel door works off of key fob when doors are unlocked you can push open the fuel door.

    Thanks everybody

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    Quote Originally Posted by donavo View Post

    its not as much about safety as it is about ur friends old honda having a locking fuel door and ur cadillac not having it. would u be just fine if ur car didnt come with any alarm or door locks? and a honda did? not the same thing but u get what i mean lol. nobody is scared about getting their gas stolen. its just the fact that lesser cars have this feature and a cadillac doesnt. just another way to milk ur money. lol tomorrow they might start charging u extra for ur windshield and rustybear will come in with the fanboy stuff and say cadillac gave u the option to not pay extra for it if u dont want it...all hail cadillac. lmao jk jk.
    My grandfather had a manual crank on his car!

    Some things are better. A locking gas cap is a waste. Thank goodness Cadillac doesn't have them. No cap on a $40k car! Oh no! Well, it wasn't on a $70k V.

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    i was about to post something about how u missed the point of what i said then i saw ur post count and sht uve spent a large chunk of ur life on this website.
    You can make posts in between clients while in your law office, just after performing heart surgery or before a big race. What's your point?

    People who spend more time on a forum can also have MUCH more knowledge about said subject than n00bs.

    You assume.

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    Great, now you're gonna have PETDA all over you.

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    Yes. Although this thread turned into one of these, the original post was not like that. The OP didn't say the lack of a locking gas door was a big deal, just that he was surprised. I don't mind that at all. But of course what I mind doesn't really matter any more than how much it matters to someone else that a car doesn't have some feature.

    But it gets tiresome to read about people who complain (sometimes bitterly) about not having some feature that they absolutely needed yet didn't read the brochure or ask before buying. But I guess they have a positive aspect too in reminding others they dodged that bullet (thru planning or luck).
    Not so. Even if I wanted to skip over this thread, I still have to look at the over the top thread title. It insinuates disdain for something that is a trivial matter...
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    Re: I can't believe Gas Cover Lock is Option on $40000 dollar car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    My grandfather had a manual crank on his car!

    Some things are better. A locking gas cap is a waste. Thank goodness Cadillac doesn't have them. No cap on a $40k car! Oh no!
    I know. Somewhere in Lansing, some engineer is reading this thread and saying "I can't believe buyers of a $40,000 dollar car think a locking gas door is critical!! I can understand it from the class of person who would buy a $25,000 car, but....."
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    Re: I can't believe Gas Cover Lock is Option on $40000 dollar car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    My grandfather had a manual crank on his car!

    Some things are better. A locking gas cap is a waste. Thank goodness Cadillac doesn't have them. No cap on a $40k car! Oh no! Well, it wasn't on a $70k V.

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    You can make posts in between clients while in your law office, just after performing heart surgery or before a big race. What's your point?

    People who spend more time on a forum can also have MUCH more knowledge about said subject than n00bs.

    You assume.

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    Not so. Even if I wanted to skip over this thread, I still have to look at the over the top thread title. It insinuates disdain for something that is a trivial matter...
    ats owners only please. back to the peasant forums with u. lol

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    Re: I can't believe Gas Cover Lock is Option on $40000 dollar car!!

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    Even if I wanted to skip over this thread, I still have to look at the over the top thread title. It insinuates disdain for something that is a trivial matter...
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    ats owners only please. back to the peasant forums with u. lol
    Don't be so hasty unless YOU are prepared to take up the mantle to return dain to the trivial.

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    Re: I can't believe Gas Cover Lock is Option on $40000 dollar car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    Don't be so hasty unless YOU are prepared to take up the mantle to return dain to the trivial.
    lets end this thread already

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    Quote Originally Posted by donavo View Post

    ats owners only please. back to the peasant forums with u. lol
    Even us peasants are laughing at you ATS g00bs and anger over gas caps. Freakin gas caps. Really?


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    Re: I can't believe Gas Cover Lock is Option on $40000 dollar car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Even us peasants are laughing at you ATS g00bs and anger over gas caps. Freakin gas caps. Really?
    for the record, im not rly one of the ppl sore about the gas cap. i agree its an out-dated feature, but then again, i wouldnt b pissed if i had it standard.

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