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    I just noticed that my car does not have gas cover release button so, I thought it is same as my Mercedes which locks during cars locked and open when cars unlocked. However, it does not lock anyway whatever I do. I searched and find out it is additional option. I can't believe it!!! I had so many cars and I thought every car has either lock feature or have cover release button inside even cheap cheap car. Why? Why?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bly441219 View Post
    I just noticed that my car does not have gas cover release button so, I thought it is same as my Mercedes which locks during cars locked and open when cars unlocked. However, it does not lock anyway whatever I do. I searched and find out it is additional option. I can't believe it!!! I had so many cars and I thought every car has either lock feature or have cover release button inside even cheap cheap car. Why? Why?
    I knew before buying because it was in the brochure but was also surprised that it wasn't standard. If you park where gas theft or vandalism are a concern, you could get a locking gas cap. Not as convenient as factory locking door but may be more convenient than dealing with theft or vandalism.

    It would be interesting to know Cadillac's reasoning for not making it standard. Maybe focus groups told them it wasn't important. Or maybe they realized that with the thinner lighter sheet metal in these cars a lock wouldn't keep most criminals out. If you have really studied the car you will realize the pretty extreme expensive steps Cadillac took to reduce weight. Not making a lock standard could be to save weight. I'm just thankful Cadillac doesn't charge MORE to delete features like Porsche does.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bly441219 View Post
    I just noticed that my car does not have gas cover release button so, I thought it is same as my Mercedes which locks during cars locked and open when cars unlocked. However, it does not lock anyway whatever I do. I searched and find out it is additional option. I can't believe it!!! I had so many cars and I thought every car has either lock feature or have cover release button inside even cheap cheap car. Why? Why?
    our cars don't need a locking gas cap, you can't siphon gas from them, haven't been able to in a GM car for a while. this is due to an anti fuel return feature in the fuel filler plumbing that's designed to retain gasoline in the event of a rollover. a positive consequence of this safety feature is the inability to stick a hose in it and siphon gas. a negative consequence is that criminals know this and gas stealers drill into the tank and take gas from underneath. the only reason I can see for even considering wanting a locking gas cap is to prevent vandalism such as pouring something in the tank. which is probably why the locking feature is part of the optional security pkg. I live in a nice neighborhood and haven't even heard of needing gas security by anyone i know in at least 2 decades. if your parking your ATS in the street in bad areas, then get the security pkg, I'm glad I don't have to pay for something I will most likely never need.

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    Thanks guys! I guess I need to get locking gas cap. I am not afraid of loosing gas but, now kind of worried that someone might be put something or stealing gas cap for a fun. I hope no one doing this kind of activity for the fun but.... Might be jealous people on the street because, ATS is such a nice looking. Lol

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

    this actually makes me worry.....someone at work who is very competitive just got a 328i....knowing him, i wonder if hed pour sugar in my tank cuz he knows i dont have a locking fuel door....looks like im installing a camera in the car.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by donavo View Post
    this actually makes me worry.....someone at work who is very competitive just got a 328i....knowing him, i wonder if hed pour sugar in my tank cuz he knows i dont have a locking fuel door....looks like im installing a camera in the car.
    You mean instead of a simple locking gas cap?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 73JPS View Post
    You mean instead of a simple locking gas cap?
    lol i seriously hate locking gas gaps for some reason....but would be a good idea.
    id get the camera cuz that gives more security on other aspects. also i wanna record my canyon runs lol. ive been looking at dash cameras for a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewired View Post
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    That is with a battery and not car connected, lacks a motion sensor and other options which I'm looking for, for security while parked

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

    Theirs tons of cars at this price range that dont have locking gas caps. Besides, cant siphon gas on new cars anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by donavo

    That is with a battery and not car connected, lacks a motion sensor and other options which I'm looking for, for security while parked
    Oh...you said canon runs....hard to beat the quality of video you'll get in motion with a GoPro. Especially outside of the vehicle.

    As far as security while parked...are you really that paranoid? This isn't a Maybach or something, nobody's eyeing your ATS enough to warrant a Camera.

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

    By all means....hurry up and dump your cars...even if it means taking a loss!!!!! No locking gas cap...HORRORS!!!!!
    Even though it's an outdated and worthless option....get rid of your ATS NOW!!!! You made a mistake of a lifetime!! Forget about the fact that Cadillac made it optional.....again; that damn if you don't want it you don't have to pay for it concept.....You have a luxury car in bad neighborhoods that put sugar in your tanks............maybe it's time to move as well.....this is as egregious as the post about a luxury car like the ATS not having a change cup....seriously.....you're really upset by this?

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

    You could open most locking gas caps with a screw driver. Locks keep honest people honest. A true maggot sucking thief will find a way. That's their craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybear3 View Post
    By all means....hurry up and dump your cars...even if it means taking a loss!!!!! No locking gas cap...HORRORS!!!!!
    Even though it's an outdated and worthless option....get rid of your ATS NOW!!!! You made a mistake of a lifetime!! Forget about the fact that Cadillac made it optional.....again; that damn if you don't want it you don't have to pay for it concept.....You have a luxury car in bad neighborhoods that put sugar in your tanks............maybe it's time to move as well.....this is as egregious as the post about a luxury car like the ATS not having a change cup....seriously.....you're really upset by this?
    Dude chill the hell out. Nobody said anything about your mother. You get mad from the smallest things lol.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rustybear3 View Post
    You have a luxury car in bad neighborhoods that put sugar in your tanks............maybe it's time to move as well.
    I've invented an engine that runs on sugar and am looking to move to a neighborhood like that so I can drive for free.

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