: Few Questions - Thinking about buying an ATS



WrightSports
05-20-13, 11:56 AM
Hi Everyone ..

I am new to the forum and am going to begin looking at Cadillac ATS's next month ... If you don't mind answering some questions for me I would really appreciate it:

1) My main concern is luxury as I spend a lot of time in my car around Houston ... I want the cabin to be quiet/no wind noise, good sound system and the smoothest ride possible .... Of course I want performance but those other things are more important to me ... Is the ATS
something that can satisfy me in regards to what I am looking for ...

2) If the above answer is yes, which ATS should I be looking for ...

3) I am fine with the lower engine even though I don't necessarily like the one tail pipe in the back I wish they all would have two tailpipes; however, I only want the smaller engine because of gas mileage ... is there is a big difference in gas mileage between the engines ..

Thanks guys!

bravnik
05-20-13, 12:29 PM
1 - Ride comfort is a personal thing. What is luxury to me might not be luxury to you. It would be best if you test drove one. With that said, I love the way the ATS rides and drives.

2 - I prefer the premium but that is because I wanted everything (in the 2.0 trim). Again, this is personal preference.

3 - I believe there is quite a difference between the 2.5 and the 2.0 MPG wise. To be honest I get miserable mileage but that probably has to do with it being mainly city driving, no oil change yet and I have a really heavy foot.

I'm sure a 2.5 owner will be be able to answer your MPG question a bit better than I.

WrightSports
05-20-13, 12:37 PM
Thanks for your reply ... Ride comfort for me is just smooth, no wind noise, most quite cabin as possible, amazing sound system ... no tire noise ...

Hohums
05-20-13, 01:11 PM
1. Going to second bravnik's suggestion; test drive would be my recommendation. Every review out there on the ATS describes the ride anywhere from "supple" to "harsh". First and foremost, the ATS is a performance car - a driver's vehicle. The ride is firm, which may or may not be your thing.

2. Again, depends what you want. I went with the Luxury 2.0T with navigation and driver awareness, as that gave me everything I wanted at less cost than the performance or premium models.

3. The 2.5l has the best mileage, followed by the 2.0T and finally the 3.6 v6. Most agree that the 2.0T is the sweet spot balance between performance and economy however.

Sounds like you want a smooth day-to-day cruiser with good economy and maximum comfort. To be honest, there are better cars out there than the ATS for this purpose. If you don't want the handling and performance of the car, I would honestly look elsewhere...

danscrim
05-20-13, 01:25 PM
I agree wholeheartedly with Hohum's response. The ATS was my first sports sedan, and I was a bit surprised at how firm the ride was. I've since gotten used to it and continue to love the car... but it's by no means a soft and smooth ride. When it was in for service, I was given an XTS loaner... which had an incredibly soft/smooth ride to it. But it's designed for that.. it's not a sports sedan. It's a boat on wheels.

Other than that it's just an options vs price tradeoff. I went with 3.6 premium mainly because I wanted the HID lights and HUD. I also needed rear folding seats (not available on performance) and liked the way the 18" wheels looked. The gas mileage is so-so... not terrible but definitely not notable. I think you're going to see similar mileage between the 2.5 and 2.0T though. So it's really just an option of 2.5/2.0 vs 3.6 (as far as gas mileage goes).

Whatever you do, test drive the car!! It will tell you wonders about whether or not it's made for you. Most of the people on this board (myself included) love the ATS and are going to tell you how wonderful the car is... but you really need to experience it yourself to make sure it's a good fit for you.

romanats
05-20-13, 02:43 PM
i would suggest 2.0 t with other options you need. Its a really sweet car. The ride is not too bad its not a boat but still does well over bumps. I got the standard rear wheel drive model with a Que. I added HID lights and bought 18 ' Wheels and Auto dimming mirror. Now it has everything i needed. But i would definetely suggest to test drive both models. I knew 2.5 was not for me because i had a New malibu loaner with that engine and i was not impressed it needs more power.

GJB
05-20-13, 04:38 PM
As others have said test drive. I recommend testing the 3 different engine options and decide. I drive the 3.6 which matches well to the 6 speed automatic so I find the comfort level and performance extremely high just not soft.

WrightSports
05-20-13, 04:56 PM
Hey guys ... Thanks for all the responses ... I guess I am confused as when I had my c6 corvette coupe it felt like it road on a cloud of air and obviously it was
performance based car so I am not sure why the ATS cannot be performance and ride like it's on air as well ... Maybe I am being stupid or something :) ... I do plan on test driving the car multiple times though ... I test drove the new chevy impala the other day just for the heck of it and man that car rides quiet but I want a cadillac though and man that ATS looks incredible on the road ... My other option is Lexus ES but I am a GM guy so don't want to leave the "family" ...

Question: How is the wind noise, interior quietness, tire noise, etc inside the cabin because more than anything I want a cabin where the only thing you can
hear are the tailpipes and the speakers and nothing else ...

Thanks guys!

bravnik
05-20-13, 05:26 PM
I have zero issues with wind noise or tire noise. The ATS is quite as hell in that respect......at least to me.

rustybear3
05-20-13, 09:12 PM
My suggestions: Don't be fooled by the initial ride...the ATS is a tightly wound car; after the first 2000 miles I notice a BIG difference in road comfort; not a boat, but very smooth and responsive IMHO. Second, stay away from Base or Luxury models and go for either the Premium or Performance addition; as the very least get The Performance....it will give you the HIDs plus the LED headlights, lighted handles etc. plus a lot more options for a few thousand more. There are numerous "how can I modify my ATS for HID & LEDS" from Luxury owners who are now trying to get these options after the fact; almost impossible and quite costly. After market LEDS just don't make it; look nothing like originals. You really can't get or duplicate motorized HIDs. I myself have the 2.0T Premium AWD in Diamond white with Brownstone interior with sunroof, polished wheels, and cold weather pkg & driver awareness. .....absolutely love it and have no need to add on options....

WrightSports
05-20-13, 09:19 PM
Hey guys ... I really appreciate the responses ... I agree with you guys that I just need to test drive all the options ... It sounds like an amazing car ... I am so
excited about the possibilities of owning one but am nervous as heck picking the right one ... Want smooth ride on a cloud, quiet interior with zero wind or tire
noise, good performance, great sound system ...

All other responses are appreciated .. Thanks guys!

torkibe
05-20-13, 11:40 PM
Hey guys ... Thanks for all the responses ... I guess I am confused as when I had my c6 corvette coupe it felt like it road on a cloud of air and obviously it was
performance based car so I am not sure why the ATS cannot be performance and ride like it's on air as well ... Maybe I am being stupid or something :) ... I do plan on test driving the car multiple times though ... I test drove the new chevy impala the other day just for the heck of it and man that car rides quiet but I want a cadillac though and man that ATS looks incredible on the road ... My other option is Lexus ES but I am a GM guy so don't want to leave the "family" ...

Question: How is the wind noise, interior quietness, tire noise, etc inside the cabin because more than anything I want a cabin where the only thing you can
hear are the tailpipes and the speakers and nothing else ...

Thanks guys!

If you think a corvette felt like floating on air, you'll think the ATS is sitting on Angel Wings.

The cabin is silly quiet.

WrightSports
05-21-13, 12:02 AM
ha :)

LovemyATS
05-21-13, 12:12 AM
Hey guys ... I really appreciate the responses ... I agree with you guys that I just need to test drive all the options ... It sounds like an amazing car ... I am so
excited about the possibilities of owning one but am nervous as heck picking the right one ... Want smooth ride on a cloud, quiet interior with zero wind or tire
noise, good performance, great sound system ...

All other responses are appreciated .. Thanks guys!

The XTS might be more of what you're describing, but the ATS is worth test driving first. I love mine (hence my username!)

WrightSports
05-21-13, 12:16 AM
ya, I loved the xts in the renderings but not a huge fan of the looks in person ... I actually think the new impala looks better saw one couple days ago when I
test drove it ... I really like the looks of the ATS ... The fact it is rear wheel drive appeals to me more than anything ..I am going to need to test drive the heck
out of them as I am really nervous about the decision ...

thebigjimsho
05-21-13, 04:09 PM
Test drive one with MRC. MRC in my 630hp CTS-V allowed me to rip it up at VIR and then have a comfortable drive home...

WrightSports
05-21-13, 09:00 PM
Going to start the long process either next week or week after .. Going to test drive the heck out of it and work as many dealerships as I can to get the best deal ... Next, decision is whether to lease or not but first I want to decide if the ATS is what I am looking for ... I love the way it looks ... Anyone have one that has
issues with interior quality or quality overall or is car the real thing?

LovemyATS
05-21-13, 11:40 PM
Going to start the long process either next week or week after .. Going to test drive the heck out of it and work as many dealerships as I can to get the best deal ... Next, decision is whether to lease or not but first I want to decide if the ATS is what I am looking for ... I love the way it looks ... Anyone have one that has
issues with interior quality or quality overall or is car the real thing?

It is the real thing, in my opinion. I've been nothing but impressed with all aspects of it after 5,000 miles.

WrightSports
05-22-13, 12:55 AM
that is great to hear ... thanks!

desmar
05-22-13, 02:17 AM
Hi there . I have the ATS luxury 2.5 I4, with the CUE AMD brembo brakes & 225/45R17 tires/rims(rims are machine polished aluminium w clear coat) and metallic blue. It is a looker.
Don't get the 2.0 ltr turbo it use premium gas instead of regular and the mpg is not much different. Just about 70 up difference. But really you cannot tell the difference when your driving.
Good luck on your choice. This car has chance my mind about GM, I used to be a Honda guy, this is my second Cadillac in 4 yrs.

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Reply to your last post.
It's the real deal, I'm enjoying every single mile I'm setting in this car. But isn't perfect. Some minor quality & fit issues inside & out. Not noticeable at first but they are there. Like the crime around the windows is not perfectly align, some bad switching in the seats, body paint not apply evenly.
Don't get me wrong, just my O C D acting out.
I was going to lease but the dealer a got mine from let Mr take the model I wanted for the weekend, not thevsamr color forfeiture but mechanically the same. So I finance the purchase.
Great choice made, I can see this being a classic in 30 yrs from now.

Hohums
05-22-13, 09:54 AM
Don't get the 2.0 ltr turbo it use premium gas instead of regular and the mpg is not much different. Just about 70 up difference. But really you cannot tell the difference when your driving.

Sorry to correct you there, but the 2.0T does not require premium gas, it just recommends it. You can run it just fine on regular.

The base 2.5L is a solid engine and puts of perfectly acceptable power for day-to-day use. It's also the most economical unit. I still stick by the opinion that the 2.0T is the best compromise of power and economy for this chassis however. Be interested to hear what you think after a test drive.

Oh, and in terms of interior quality - I actually like the ATS interior the most out of all the cars in its segment. The Mercedes has too many buttons and dials, the BMW 3-series is nice (but too minimalist for my tastes), and the Audi A4 felt like sitting in someone's old 1980's Casio wrist watch... Really feel that GM nailed the interior quality thing with the ATS, at least for my own personal preference.

desmar
05-22-13, 10:45 AM
Hi hohums, I agree with in regards to the other vehicles.
Just want thing though, in my opinion if a vehicle recommends 87 oct. You use it and if it recommends to use 91 oct you use it. Even though you may not notice the difference, but it will prevent knocking for one.
Also remember your warranty, if something were to happen to the the fuel,emission systems and engine ,you may not be be cover because the "recommendations" were not followed.
I owned a 07 srx4, it recommends mobil1 oil, it's expensive and have use it since day one, even now that warranty had expired I'm still using it, & have not had any issues. Just my opinion!.
Yes I test drove all the 3 different engines, yes 2ltr is very good but for me 2.5 ltr met my needs.

Hohums
05-22-13, 01:36 PM
Yup and I completely agree that following the recommendations is the way to go. My point was just that, unlike one of the German sedans, it's not actually required to run 91 octane. It's a selling feature that you don't actually require it to run the car, so I doubt they would invalidate the warranty over that. All that said though, I put 91 Oct in my 2.0T and it runs great :)

Lorne
05-22-13, 04:18 PM
Yup and I completely agree that following the recommendations is the way to go. My point was just that, unlike one of the German sedans, it's not actually required to run 91 octane. It's a selling feature that you don't actually require it to run the car, so I doubt they would invalidate the warranty over that. All that said though, I put 91 Oct in my 2.0T and it runs great :)

Actually when you figure out the difference in cost between 87 and 91 octane, on average about 10c a litre difference in Southern Ontario, it will only cost you around $200 a year to use 91 (of course, depending on how much you drive)

donavo
05-22-13, 04:23 PM
My suggestions: Don't be fooled by the initial ride...the ATS is a tightly wound car; after the first 2000 miles I notice a BIG difference in road comfort; not a boat, but very smooth and responsive IMHO. Second, stay away from Base or Luxury models and go for either the Premium or Performance addition; as the very least get The Performance....it will give you the HIDs plus the LED headlights, lighted handles etc. plus a lot more options for a few thousand more. There are numerous "how can I modify my ATS for HID & LEDS" from Luxury owners who are now trying to get these options after the fact; almost impossible and quite costly. After market LEDS just don't make it; look nothing like originals. You really can't get or duplicate motorized HIDs. I myself have the 2.0T Premium AWD in Diamond white with Brownstone interior with sunroof, polished wheels, and cold weather pkg & driver awareness. .....absolutely love it and have no need to add on options....

hats off to you for being able to afford the upper trims good sir.

desmar
05-22-13, 09:21 PM
Hi everyone
Does anyone has an ATS with the Brembo brakes options.
Want to here what you think.
In my opinion they complete the driving dynamics of the ATS.

torkibe
05-22-13, 10:11 PM
Too lazy to quote...

It is my understanding that the difference between 87 and 91 in the turbo is a HP gain with the 91, not an MPG gain. I can't remember the numbers off the top of my head.

rustybear3
05-23-13, 07:53 AM
hats off to you for being able to afford the upper trims good sir.

IMHO, if you're venturing into Cadillac territory, the couple thou difference between what you get in performance versus luxury is pretty dramatic....too many posts lately about being disappointed in lack of LEDS, HIDS, etc and confusion between those 2 trims. Some drivers want nothing but the basics, and that's great too. He asked for recommendations and I gave mine.

Stevo Supremo
05-23-13, 09:34 AM
2.0T manual RWD checkin in!

its a phenomenal car, me being a student I couldn't/shouldn't have gotten the upper trims, but this car is seriously a blast.

RWD, Stick, Limited slip diff, great sound system (IMHO) BEAUTIFUL lookin car, the 2.0T f***'n hustles, sublime chassis, Brembo brakes!!(standard on the 2.0) ... I could go on and on but it truly is a great car and I love it more and more each time I drive it.

I dont have factory HID's but I'm over it, I ordered aftermarket ones, so no big deal.

if you can get a good deal/decent lease rate just do it, seriously, you wont be disappointed, and if you're into tuning at all, the LTG really is an angry beast, its just, chained down from the factory :sneaky:


** oh and desmar, the Brembo's are perfect, engage high and grab like a vise, I LOVE them

desmar
05-24-13, 02:03 AM
Hey stevo supremo, you r rite this car is a blast, handles like in rails & stops like you just and imaginary wall.
Regarding trims levels they all r great. Is whether u want pickles or bacon or all the trimmings in ur burger. Is ur choice.

desmar
05-24-13, 02:09 AM
Look, the first one is my family's wagon, the second is my new baby & the third one is the 2014 CTS

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pissedoffwookiee
05-24-13, 05:52 AM
i would suggest 2.0 t with other options you need. Its a really sweet car. The ride is not too bad its not a boat but still does well over bumps. I got the standard rear wheel drive model with a Que. I added HID lights and bought 18 ' Wheels and Auto dimming mirror. Now it has everything i needed. But i would definetely suggest to test drive both models. I knew 2.5 was not for me because i had a New malibu loaner with that engine and i was not impressed it needs more power.

What mirror did you get, put up a pic, that sounds like a great idea

marktanner
05-24-13, 08:53 AM
I got the Premium because of the MRC and my previous experience with my CTS-V. IMO it rides somewhat better than the standard "sport" suspension that all the other models use. I had an ATS Luxury with 17" run-flats for a week as a loaner, and my car definitely has less harshness, while handling better even in "touring" mode. I only use "sport" to go over speed humps, as it allows me to go over them faster; otherwise, that setting is way too stiff for street driving, IMO. The 2.0 is not only much quicker under full power than the 2.5, it is also much smoother and quieter. It does run fine on regular gas, too, though it will be a bit quicker on full throttle on premium, and I think it gets slightly worse mileage as well, but I am still experimenting with it. No warranty issues, as the manual states regular is allowed, unlike with my V, where premium was required. It's only recommended for maximum power.

Note that the MRC is only available on the Premium with RWD, not AWD. Also be aware that with all of the same options, the Premium is only about $2K more than the Luxury, and $1K more than the Performance, and you get a lot of kit for that slight premium. Plus, the MRC is only available on the Premium.

Stevo Supremo
05-24-13, 11:09 AM
Seriously OP just go drive the different models and see what you like, if you drive a Premium then a standard and think you just wont survive without some of the tech in the premium then well, you know what to do.

I drove them ALL and I gotta say, the premium has some neat party tricks, but just not enough to justify the extra money. The 2.0 has MORE than enough power for every day, I drove a 2.5 and while its not a bad car, the engine felt a bit.. wheezy? like you really had to wring it out to get that supposed 200hp (didn't feel like 200 IMO), and I didn't like the single exhaust outlet on the 2.5

If you get the 2.0 you also get Brembo's, dual exhaust, somewhat nicer flared wheels and some other stuff, and if you get the stick you get LSD automatically as well :)

Hohums
05-24-13, 03:17 PM
Completely agree re: the engine power on the 2.0T. Before I took delivery of the car I was reading all about people wanting to tune it, complaining that it lacked power, etc. Guess it's all perspective-based, but coming from a Subaru Legacy this thing takes off like a rocket to me. More power than I need for day-to-day driving.

If I was driving hard on back-roads or at a track a lot, then I can see things like a tune and mods making a difference. But for Joe Everyman, the 2.0T is great IMHO.

Stevo Supremo
05-24-13, 11:29 PM
this^ I came from a supercharged cobalt SS, was at about 240WHP, and this thing still feels much quicker at the top end(of course S/C quicker at the bottom end) the 2.0 has NO problem getting outta the way, 273 hp is nothing too sneeze at, you wont have much trouble passing people

Fraggy
05-25-13, 12:16 AM
Sorry guys, I have a 2.0 and wish I'd gotten the 3.6L. After 5000+ miles in the ATS I finally had to drive my old 335, now my wife's as she needed my car for the day. Just WOW is all I can say. It was a ****ing rocket. I'm sure the 3.6 is as well. A light touch of the throttle and you're blasting down the road insanely. Giggle all day kinda speed. Lol. I'm stuck now but will never make this mistake again. Don't even think about it, just get the 3.6.

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What prude runs this site? I wrote f u c k i n g and the god damn site changed it to ****ing. Ugh! Are we children? WTF.

Stevo Supremo
05-25-13, 09:36 AM
Sorry guys, I have a 2.0 and wish I'd gotten the 3.6L. After 5000+ miles in the ATS I finally had to drive my old 335, now my wife's as she needed my car for the day. Just WOW is all I can say. It was a ****ing rocket. I'm sure the 3.6 is as well. A light touch of the throttle and you're blasting down the road insanely. Giggle all day kinda speed. Lol. I'm stuck now but will never make this mistake again. Don't even think about it, just get the 3.6.

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What prude runs this site? I wrote f u c k i n g and the god damn site changed it to ****ing. Ugh! Are we children? WTF.

lol more of the mature audience forums do that with cuss words, on cobalt SS.net you could write whatever you wanted..but it was a much younger less mature crowd haha.

See I got the 2.0 because I HAD to have a manual, just had to. As well, I know I'll be modding it, I also know what its capable of quite easily(getting my down pipe/inter cooler soon) and after the tune this thing will stomp a 3.6 without trying :sneaky:. But I suppose if you're not into modding then the 3.6 might be better for ya.

Hoosier Daddy
05-25-13, 10:21 AM
What prude runs this site? I wrote f u c k i n g and the god damn site changed it to ****ing. Ugh! Are we children? WTF.
Please use WT* instead of WTF. There are children present.

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Sorry guys, I have a 2.0 and wish I'd gotten the 3.6L. After 5000+ miles in the ATS I finally had to drive my old 335, now my wife's as she needed my car for the day. Just WOW is all I can say. It was a ****ing rocket. I'm sure the 3.6 is as well. A light touch of the throttle and you're blasting down the road insanely. Giggle all day kinda speed. Lol. I'm stuck now but will never make this mistake again. Don't even think about it, just get the 3.6.
You were doing good until the last sentence when you succumbed to precopernicusism, not that it is uncommon in forums. It's okay to confess you made a mistake but kind of silly to think everyone else would have identical needs or be prone to the same mistakes. Every model and combination of options is just right for some people and not good enough for others. For example, the automatic transmission you are forced to take with a 3.6 is absolutely intolerable for some drivers. So for some of them, the 3.6 ATS dosn't even make their top 100 list of cars to drive. We tested the various combinations extensively and the 2.0T and manuaul transmission was by far the best combination for us. The final test we did was a 5 hour test to check out seat comfort for long drives and anything else that was missed in the shorter tests. That car was a 3.6. We knew we didn't like the transmission from the earlier tests but it was so unpleasant in the longer test we couldn't wait to get it back to the dealer. But I wouldn't presume to tell you or anyone else they must not buy a 3.6 or ATS with auto transmission because they are certainly what some people such as yourself like and want.

Fraggy
05-25-13, 12:08 PM
Please use WT* instead of WTF. There are children present.

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You were doing good until the last sentence when you succumbed to precopernicusism, not that it is uncommon in forums. It's okay to confess you made a mistake but kind of silly to think everyone else would have identical needs or be prone to the same mistakes. Every model and combination of options is just right for some people and not good enough for others. For example, the automatic transmission you are forced to take with a 3.6 is absolutely intolerable for some drivers. So for some of them, the 3.6 ATS dosn't even make their top 100 list of cars to drive. We tested the various combinations extensively and the 2.0T and manuaul transmission was by far the best combination for us. The final test we did was a 5 hour test to check out seat comfort for long drives and anything else that was missed in the shorter tests. That car was a 3.6. We knew we didn't like the transmission from the earlier tests but it was so unpleasant in the longer test we couldn't wait to get it back to the dealer. But I wouldn't presume to tell you or anyone else they must not buy a 3.6 or ATS with auto transmission because they are certainly what some people such as yourself like and want.

The guy wanted an opinion and I gave one. I don't have to worry about precopernicusism lol.

thebigjimsho
05-25-13, 07:37 PM
Sorry guys, I have a 2.0 and wish I'd gotten the 3.6L. After 5000+ miles in the ATS I finally had to drive my old 335, now my wife's as she needed my car for the day. Just WOW is all I can say. It was a ****ing rocket. I'm sure the 3.6 is as well. A light touch of the throttle and you're blasting down the road insanely. Giggle all day kinda speed. Lol. I'm stuck now but will never make this mistake again. Don't even think about it, just get the 3.6.

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What prude runs this site? I wrote f u c k i n g and the god damn site changed it to ****ing. Ugh! Are we children? WTF.

No. And some of us actually think of maturity as someone who is able to express themselves in an unlazy way.

Fraggy
05-25-13, 09:03 PM
No. And some of us actually think of maturity as someone who is able to express themselves in an unlazy way.

I'm not in the mood for keyboard warrior drama. I just wanna chat about cars, lol.

desmar
05-26-13, 05:40 AM
Hi craggy, did u get the auto or manual?
I got the the 2.5 ltd I4/auto with the brembo brakes.
I like the 3.6 a lot but I do about 2 fill ups a week so economy was my thing. If I was driving as much I do I would have gotten it.
But the brakes make up some of the difference in horsepower by late braking.
Depends on your dealer & the salesman, sometimes u can exchange with zero or little penalty.
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05-26-13, 05:41 AM
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Caddy Chris
05-28-13, 10:10 AM
I own a 2008 CTS premium performance. I drove a 2.0 premium ATS for a loaner. All I can say is I thought to my self "this is one bad ass little car." It was very comfortable and plenty of room for the driver (I am 6'5" 300 lbs) with really broad shoulders and long legs. I was very comfortable. The ride was smoother than my bigger CTS the interior is quiet and the top of the line Bose surround sound kicks ass! The HD radio sound amazing. Some people have trouble with the cue but I think it is kinda cool and I like it. I did NOT care much for the turbo engine you really have to flog it to keep the turbo spooled up. I was unimpressed with standing starts. I would much rather have the 3.6. My car is under warranty until august or I would probably have already bought an ats. But now that I have seen the new cts I think I will wait to drive one of those. All in all the ATS is an awesome car and it will be a tough decision between the new cts and an ATS premium.

bluecrayon
05-28-13, 07:11 PM
Hi Everyone ..

I am new to the forum and am going to begin looking at Cadillac ATS's next month ... If you don't mind answering some questions for me I would really appreciate it:

1) My main concern is luxury as I spend a lot of time in my car around Houston ... I want the cabin to be quiet/no wind noise, good sound system and the smoothest ride possible .... Of course I want performance but those other things are more important to me ... Is the ATS
something that can satisfy me in regards to what I am looking for ...

2) If the above answer is yes, which ATS should I be looking for ...

3) I am fine with the lower engine even though I don't necessarily like the one tail pipe in the back I wish they all would have two tailpipes; however, I only want the smaller engine because of gas mileage ... is there is a big difference in gas mileage between the engines ..

Thanks guys!

I got myself a 3.6 awd luxury. It is very quiet and smooth, but certainly rides stiff and maybe a bit rough for some because it is a sport sedan! My great uncle is a caddy dealer and has been driving them his whole life and he said "it rides like I was being pulled through a field by a tractor"..... Ha ha to each is own. I'm coming from a Malibu, a rav4 ans a 97 z28 and it's light years in comfort, ride, handling AND performance above them, even my camaro. You may want to check out the magnetic ride if you're very into ride.

As far as mileage.....oh man. I do like half highway, half city with a somewhat heavy foot and I'm getting around 18-19 for the first 1000 miles.