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    You know what Cadillac has missed in the ATS?

    Cadillac seems to have hit the marque, so to speak, in the Hod-Rod Sedan segement with the ATS.

    There is however, a bit of a naggle as far as I'm concerned. One that they've acknoweledged recently but never really made good on with the CTS;

    exterior color choices.

    The Silver Frost and Steath Blue editions are a step in exactly the direciton I'd like to see happen with the ATS-V.

    The color palette in the ATS is frankly, drab and boring, and worse, short and repetitive(BMW offers no less than 13 different variations in the 3 series, and more for M models). While the germans can be guilty of the same 'which shade of grey would you like sir?' mistake, at least they don't have a multi-brand empire to badge-engineer the same color into 4 different models, and at least you can (most of the time) order any color you like, as long as you fork-over the royalty tax of a cool few grand.

    It's bad enough that I must be forced into the same red as a chevrolet cruze in my 70K sedan- and then be charged more for it-because racecar, but GM insists on depriving me of something as spectacular as say, Imola yellow Or Monte Carlo Blue on an ATS?

    Intolerable I protest.

    Please GM, I emplore you, Opulent blue is fine and dandy, and Black Diamond was a fun fling before the constant bass boat references surfaced, but I'd like my hot-rod in an acutal hot-rod color, not something that I wouldn't dare be seen in pre-retirement or worry about questional mental condition over.

    To give substance to my appeal, let me present to you, Sakhir-Orange-Metallic wrapped on an F10 M5. It's Loud, it's insane, it will likely reduce resale value by 20% and frighten small children. It's also perfect. Enjoy


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    Re: You know what Cadillac has missed in the ATS?

    lol show that to the VW crowd and they'd go apeshit.

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    I want multi color body panel, ala VW...

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    Re: You know what Cadillac has missed in the ATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    I want multi color body panel, ala VW...
    yeeeah... lets not and say we did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansK
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    Ha haa! The only change I would make is the addition of a white vinyl roof covering.

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    Re: You know what Cadillac has missed in the ATS?

    That's just awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansK
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    What the heck is that dealership thinking? Look at the not as hideous but definitely not good looking flat black escalade in the background

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    Re: You know what Cadillac has missed in the ATS?

    I liked the matte black CTS coupe I saw. I would like to see something along the lines of the Hot Lava edition they did with the CTS before. At least one limited color each year would be great.

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    I hate black wheels and anything flat black. That's my opinion and I'm entitled to express it. If that offends anyone, tough shit. I could care less.

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    I really would like to see a nice root beer metallic brown. I know that doesn't scream sports car but I think it would look well with the ATS. Porsche has a Macadamia metallic that goes perfect with their dark tan interiors.

    The V... Well let me suggest a blue is needed, but dark metallic. Like the Night Race Blue that will be available for the C7.
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    Re: You know what Cadillac has missed in the ATS?

    '05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels or OEM wheels w/'06-'07 Center Caps, plus a couple more. 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ (Mustang Dyno).

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    Re: You know what Cadillac has missed in the ATS?

    If anything, I'm just upset that the only factory "white" color for the ATS is more of a cream/pearl than an actual white.

    I would have bought a WHITE one if it were actually WHITE. lol :P

    That's why I ended up with a Raven Black one. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by YoshiFD3S View Post
    If anything, I'm just upset that the only factory "white" color for the ATS is more of a cream/pearl than an actual white.

    I would have bought a WHITE one if it were actually WHITE. lol :P

    That's why I ended up with a Raven Black one. :P
    I dream of finding an older V1 and doing a full repaint in Alpine White...

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