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    Disappointed in ATS exterior design; ATS-V must step up

    There. I've said it. I've held my tongue for a while now, but I have to say the ATS' styling just doesn't send chills up and down my leg. In my world, then, this would mean the ATS-V has a tough starting point and needs to have treatments done sufficient to continue the tradition that all the other V series models have managed to do, namely, look classy but you know this isn't a regular XXX (<-- fill in the blank CTS, XLR, STS).

    Am I the only one? Anybody else feel this way?

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    Re: Disappointed in ATS exterior design; ATS-V must step up

    Okay ... okay ... I AM the only one.

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    This ATS-V forum has a long way to go.

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    Re: Disappointed in ATS exterior design; ATS-V must step up

    No, you are not alone - I am also not blown away by the ATS exterior design. It is distinctive and the headlights are a nice touch - but the front end proportions are not quite right. The front grille is too large making the hood line too high and there is no factory option for blacking out the chrome trim. Hope one does not have to buy an ATS-V to get more attractive front end styling.

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    If you look back on the '03 CTS, it was a really bold statement in styling ... something which the V augmented into a very pleasing design. I just don't see this with the ATS.

    Surprise me, GM.

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    Re: Disappointed in ATS exterior design; ATS-V must step up

    Quote Originally Posted by HandletheTruth View Post
    No, you are not alone - I am also not blown away by the ATS exterior design. It is distinctive and the headlights are a nice touch - but the front end proportions are not quite right. The front grille is too large making the hood line too high and there is no factory option for blacking out the chrome trim. Hope one does not have to buy an ATS-V to get more attractive front end styling.
    Was looking for a blacked out aftermarket grill for my ATS I get tomorrow at E&G and saw at the bottom of two models "does not fit the 2014 ATS-V". Seems someone knows when the "V" is arriving.[COLOR="Silver"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesul View Post
    Was looking for a blacked out aftermarket grill for my ATS I get tomorrow at E&G and saw at the bottom of two models "does not fit the 2014 ATS-V". Seems someone knows when the "V" is arriving.[COLOR="Silver"]

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    Re: Disappointed in ATS exterior design; ATS-V must step up

    ATS seems like a good car to Modify. Just like the 3series owners do.

    An modded correctly ATS should turn heads easily

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    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er


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    I used vinyl on grill. I have not had chance to do bottoms of grill yet. It's cheap non permanent option.

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    Hmmm... I might like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downmarket

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    I used vinyl on grill. I have not had chance to do bottoms of grill yet. It's cheap non permanent option.
    You mean vinyl wrap? Looks good, how long will it last?

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    Yes vinyl wrap my tinter did window trim and grill. He said if hand washed should last my 3 year lease no problem. Not expensive to do so if I had to replace not a problem

    My friend has had for years on his car and still looks great. Another option is plasti dip. I used plasti dip on my cts coupe made huge difference. Pm for pics of coupe. I did all chrome trim and wheels in a few hours.

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    Window trim made big difference

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