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    Most common complaints.

    wanted to start a thread for people researching the car. kind of a heads up.

    What complaints do you have with you ATS? Please be specific as possible.

    Ill go first.

    I own a 2013 2.0t base with 6 speed manual. Only complaint so far is that the shifter is real notchy 1-3rd gears. Rest of the shifts 3-6th gears feel fine. Real mechanical notchy feel.

    Its still very new. less than 300 miles. hopefully it smooths out.

    please reply. i want to know what to look out for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greezychef
    wanted to start a thread for people researching the car. kind of a heads up. What complaints do you have with you ATS? Please be specific as possible. Ill go first. I own a 2013 2.0t base with 6 speed manual. Only complaint so far is that the shifter is real notchy 1-3rd gears. Rest of the shifts 3-6th gears feel fine. Real mechanical notchy feel. Its still very new. less than 300 miles. hopefully it smooths out. please reply. i want to know what to look out for.
    The nav in the ATS lacks most street and city names and generally has very low data resolution. ( in other words it sucks). The run flat tires sound like thumping watermelons. The rear view camera is poor resolution. The driving experience trumps any complaints I have. I generally love the ATS.

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxplot View Post
    The nav in the ATS lacks most street and city names and generally has very low data resolution. ( in other words it sucks). The run flat tires sound like thumping watermelons. The rear view camera is poor resolution. The driving experience trumps any complaints I have. I generally love the ATS.
    ha ha. beauty of getting a base model. no nav, no rear view cam....but also no magnetic ride....sucks.

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    My biggest bitch isn't even with the car, but that GM wont offer a warranty approved stage kit for the 2.0T and that the 17" rims really are buttUgly. The cobalt SS 2.4 and Pontiac G5GT have nicer 17"s than us..

    oh and the shifter loosens up Op ^

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo Supremo View Post
    My biggest bitch isn't even with the car, but that GM wont offer a warranty approved stage kit for the 2.0T and that the 17" rims really are buttUgly. The cobalt SS 2.4 and Pontiac G5GT have nicer 17"s than us..
    oh and the shifter loosens up Op ^
    I loved the 5 spokes on my G5GT
    The exact same reason's I would only get an ATS with the 18's because they remind me of the Holden HSV wheels.

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    The driver's side headrest tilts a little too much forward, and it doesn't seem to be adjustable. The passenger side is OK. Otherwise, no complaints.

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketDawg View Post
    The driver's side headrest tilts a little too much forward, and it doesn't seem to be adjustable. The passenger side is OK. Otherwise, no complaints.
    I might be misunderstanding what you're saying... but you know the headrest is adjustable in two dimensions, right? Up/down for height, as well as in/out for depth (which will probably affect how if it feels like your head is tilted forward or backward).

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    My driver headrest goes back and forth, up and down lol, click the button on the side and push it back rocketdawg


    * and yeah the G5GT had cool looking wheels, if they fit these cars I'd totally put them on (I like 17" rims)

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo Supremo View Post
    My driver headrest goes back and forth, up and down lol, click the button on the side and push it back rocketdawg


    * and yeah the G5GT had cool looking wheels, if they fit these cars I'd totally put them on (I like 17" rims)
    Yes, I know it's supposed to do that but it doesn't. Goes up and down fine, but won't tilt. Not a big enough thing for a special trip to the dealer, but will tell them about it when we go in for the first oil change.

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    Just noisy seats. They creak and pop. Just plastic against metal, but it's still annoying. Dealership says most have it and there is not yet a cure. I took a short video of me in the passenger seat, but I can't figure out how to upload it.

    I don't like the CUE system. I prefer buttons so I don't have to take my eyes off the road to do anything.

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    No complaints. Run dry

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    Quote Originally Posted by greezychef View Post
    wanted to start a thread for people researching the car. kind of a heads up.

    What complaints do you have with you ATS? Please be specific as possible.

    Ill go first.

    I own a 2013 2.0t base with 6 speed manual. Only complaint so far is that the shifter is real notchy 1-3rd gears. Rest of the shifts 3-6th gears feel fine. Real mechanical notchy feel.

    Its still very new. less than 300 miles. hopefully it smooths out.

    please reply. i want to know what to look out for.
    Hello greezychef,

    I appreciate you taking the time to engage with other ATS owners. I am sorry you are experiencing an issue with the shifting of gears. If you would like to further discuss your concerns, Gregory and I monitor the Cadillac forums and are here to assist. We can be contacted via private message or by email at socialmedia@gm.com.

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USe-car View Post
    Just noisy seats. They creak and pop. Just plastic against metal, but it's still annoying. Dealership says most have it and there is not yet a cure. I took a short video of me in the passenger seat, but I can't figure out how to upload it.

    I don't like the CUE system. I prefer buttons so I don't have to take my eyes off the road to do anything.
    Hello USe-car,

    I am sorry you are unsatisfied with the seats and CUE system. I would like to document your concerns and further discuss your issues with you if you would like. We can be contacted via private message and are more than happy to continue our interaction with you.

    Regards,

    Laura M.
    Cadillac Customer Care

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketDawg View Post
    Yes, I know it's supposed to do that but it doesn't. Goes up and down fine, but won't tilt. Not a big enough thing for a special trip to the dealer, but will tell them about it when we go in for the first oil change.
    RocketDawg it is not supposed to tilt it's a slide toward you or away and the front of the head rest kind of nests into the back if that makes sense... before you sit just push the button and try to pull or push the front of the headrest forward or back it should move.
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    Re: Most common complaints.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo Supremo View Post
    * and yeah the G5GT had cool looking wheels, if they fit these cars I'd totally put them on (I like 17" rims)
    What about the G8 or 5th gen wheels? The both seemed to fit the 2nd gen CTS dunno the difference with the ATS

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    Re: Most common complaints.

    my seat doesnt make noise. but it does "groan" like crazy when you are adjusting it. had to take the car in today cause tpms sensor went off and had to be reset. young guy takes the car to work on it and had to move the seat up. Im quite tall, its expected. but when i get back in it and start sliding it back the motor on the seat sounds like its ready to give up the ghost. very whiny sounding. anyone elses?

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