: You know what Cadillac has missed in the ATS?



M5eater
05-13-13, 03:02 PM
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

http://www.bimmertoday.de/wp-content/uploads/BMW-M5-F10-Sakhir-Orange-Metallic-Palbay.jpg

HansK
05-14-13, 07:55 PM
108036

M5eater
05-14-13, 07:56 PM
lol show that to the VW crowd and they'd go apeshit.

thebigjimsho
05-15-13, 01:21 AM
I want multi color body panel, ala VW...

M5eater
05-15-13, 09:46 AM
I want multi color body panel, ala VW...
yeeeah... lets not and say we did.

JFJr
05-15-13, 10:46 AM
<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108036"/>

Ha haa! The only change I would make is the addition of a white vinyl roof covering.

Jud :lildevil;

MyfirstCad
05-15-13, 05:53 PM
That's just awful.

Cadzilla8
05-15-13, 07:24 PM
<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108036"/>

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

HansK
05-15-13, 08:27 PM
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.

JFJr
05-15-13, 10:13 PM
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.

Jud

thebigjimsho
05-15-13, 11:39 PM
So you care?

bruff1977
05-16-13, 01:56 AM
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.

rand49er
05-16-13, 06:39 PM
See post #2357 here --> http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/19291-v-sightings-spotting-road-motion-only-158.html

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n472/ThunderV/IMAG0093_zpsef3cda97.jpg (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/19291-v-sightings-spotting-road-motion-only-158.html)

YoshiFD3S
05-19-13, 12:25 AM
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

thebigjimsho
05-19-13, 12:58 PM
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...

Hoosier Daddy
05-19-13, 03:07 PM
I dream of finding an older V1 and doing a full repaint in Alpine White...
Nice.

bruff1977
08-19-13, 10:58 PM
I received an invite to the M3/4 manufacturer closed room site. Looking forward to what exactly BMW will do with these two models. Hopefully Cadillac will counter with something better.

mberisha
08-20-13, 03:35 AM
Nice.

Yes....the Caddy White is sharp....me likey....

thebigjimsho
08-21-13, 10:47 PM
No! Not white diamond. That's played out. I want pure, straight white...

Hoosier Daddy
08-22-13, 01:28 AM
I want pure, straight white...
Careful how you word things, Jim. The American Nazi Party is gonna be all over you like... well the American Nazi Party on rice.

M5eater
08-22-13, 09:28 AM
No! Not white diamond. That's played out. I want pure, straight white...
I saw a high quality aftermarket spray pure white CTS once before. I ended up following it for 5 minutes because I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me(It was only a base model, so my brain was cranking on why spend $5K on paint with a base CTS) . It was infact a real pure white car through, and it was marvelous, and I whole heartly agree. White Diamond is not WHITE. It's pearl, a 10+ year old pearl that reminds me of old, or (worse) Acura's.

White does the best job of accentuating body lines...it's a cruel irony that there's such great and unique bodywork to these cars and it's not available.

mikesul
08-22-13, 10:41 AM
Pure white with a Morello Red interior! :thumbsup:

JimmyH
08-22-13, 03:07 PM
White is absolutely the best color for showing all the damage driving does to it.

mikesul
08-22-13, 03:45 PM
I think black is much worse showing wear and tear.

JimmyH
08-22-13, 05:25 PM
Black is the absolute best color if you enjoy hand polishing your car every third day.

M5eater
08-24-13, 10:32 AM
Black is the absolute best color if you enjoy hand polishing your car every third day.

I thought this would be the car that I finally did a full correction on.

It's not. Jet Black paint is simply way too finicky for me to tolerate spending 30 hours on and then be right back where I started a month later. I didn't even bother finishing the half-finished front fascia. I haven't even waxed it since I bought it.

Ancient Mariner
08-24-13, 11:40 AM
I've been pleasantly surprised with the black diamond tri-coat; it has lots of pop as a black colour in anything but direct sunlight where all the flake then takes over. And that same flake very effectively masks like dust coating and minor spider-webbing that's just drove me nuts on previous solid black cars I've owned.

mberisha
08-24-13, 07:32 PM
No! Not white diamond. That's played out. I want pure, straight white...



Like a linoleum kitchen floor at grandma's house.....white? :rolleyes:



http://images02.olx.in/ui/20/48/88/1336286490_370214088_2-Pictures-of--Cleaning-services-in-goa.jpg

Fraggy
09-02-13, 12:22 PM
Like a linoleum kitchen floor at grandma's house.....white? :rolleyes:



Yup!!

bluecrayon
09-04-13, 01:03 AM
I've always been a huge of bright white on cars and was disappointed Cadillac didn't offer a white other that that awful "off-white"...ended up going with the dark blue, which I really like, but still can't believe they don't have a bright white.

TheCaptain
09-13-13, 03:23 PM
Why not the same silver flake Platinum Ice Metallic (white) that's on the SRX. That would be sweet!!

Guy.Seminerio
09-16-13, 12:25 AM
Like a linoleum kitchen floor at grandma's house.....white? :rolleyes:



http://images02.olx.in/ui/20/48/88/1336286490_370214088_2-Pictures-of--Cleaning-services-in-goa.jpg

No white diamond. :yup:

exbagboy
01-15-14, 12:43 PM
The white diamond looks a lot whiter in person than on their website. It looked beige when I was building one online. In person it's fairly white.

However, pure white would be winner.

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/c58YX_2r9BI/maxresdefault.jpg

Gomaz
01-20-14, 06:34 PM
most of these colors are just car wraps with the turn color underneath, I like the idea of wraps as u can try out a color or idea for a bit and if you don't like u just peel it off

Stevo Supremo
01-22-14, 12:37 PM
yeah purewhite is gorgeous, I was originally going to get a white ATS until I realized it didn't have it... They offer Black and Diamond black... so why not white/Diamond white? makes zero sense to me.

caddy_ats
02-28-14, 02:10 PM
I got the silver coast, and wish I had gone with black...