: Autoweek review

Hoosier Daddy
05-31-13, 10:38 PM

Nothing we don't already know.

The ATS 2.0T had me uttering words I havenít spoken in years: ďThis car feels 500 pounds lighter than it is.Ē The chassis stiffness, suspension damping, braking and steering feel on the ATS are just about perfect. Itís fun to throw around, and I prefer it to the Mercedes-Benz C-class (http://www.autoweek.com/section/c-class_sedan&template=newcar&make=Mercedes-Benz), BMW 3-series (http://www.autoweek.com/section/3_series&template=newcar&make=BMW), Lexus IS (http://www.autoweek.com/section/is_250&template=newcar&make=Lexus) or anything else in the category, for that matter.Where the car still falls short is the powertrain. Donít get me wrong -- the 2.0 turbo I4 is the engine to have in the ATS, vastly better in this car than the 3.6-liter V6. The [automatic] transmission is still flabby, though, even in so-called sport mode

05-31-13, 11:49 PM
Read this one...


06-01-13, 04:41 AM
Comment on #2 post: "Read this one.."

I guess you can't make everyone happy no matter what car (is out there); the one that 'floors' me is: "doesn't feel connected to the road"; that one is almost universally the benchmark evaluation of ATS (handling). Complaining about the paint (well, duh; don't get the sparkle fleck paint), the CUE, well, at least that one is controversial (along with the rear seating). You know sometimes some reviewers just look for fault to stir controversy (and maybe garner attention; the last comment just speculation by me).

06-01-13, 09:23 AM
Not feeling connected to the road is nonsensical. Who is this reviewer and his easily scared passenger? This car handles very well in all the conditions I have driven it in (no snow though) and I have confidence in the cars cornering ability.

06-01-13, 09:30 AM
“It just doesn’t feel…right,” she says. “I get the feeling we’re going to slide or roll or something.”

I'm sure this same person usually only takes those corners at 15 mph in her SUV.