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Dear Cadillac,

I just thought i'd take a moment and share something with you. Nobody likes the Saffron interior, and even if they would not get it themselves everybody likes the Morello Red.

I just placed a special order for an ATS-V and as i was going over the options here is what came out of the customers mouth...and i quote..."What the hell?", this is the 5th time i heard that this week when the ATS-V comes up......

It is not a flattering color and clashes with every exterior color except black. There was a point last year where every other silver ATS we sold was flying off the lot with Morello Red, on the other hand I have ordered or have been asked to get Saffron exactly ZERO times. As a matter of fact our V interior take rate was approximately 90% Ebony Black, 9.99% Titanium gray and .01% Saffron. Here's the story about that lone Saffron spec'd car, it was an event car we got from Cadillac when they were done displaying it at a show, it was a Chrystal Red V-Coupe with Saffron in other words Fuggly and it sat for a while. Fortunately there is a phenomenon in the car biz called discounting and another phenomenon called "there is an ass for every seat" this second one is similar to the phenomenon of scary looking people you see at the county fair who managed to find someone to love their scariness. This red Coupe is one of only 2 saffron equiped V-Coupes that i have ever seen (the other was Thunder Gray/Saffron Fuggly #2 and also a GM event car)

it's plain to see someone at Cadillac is in love with this color, because they keep ordering it to display at car shows, AND they thought it was a good idea to give saffron a second life in the ATS-V and in doing so bypassing a popular and fitting potential V color with the red.

in my opinion this person is probably well meaning but needs a reassignment, not trying to be mean but the color challenged ought not to be picking colors. sounds harsh but having an interior on the books takes effort and resources and i quite literally have had no one want it at all i thinks it's time to move on.

thanks,

POW
 

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lol...saffron does look like a shamwow....lol never thought of that i was going to call it the color of pee from someone with a vitamin and or dehydration problem
 

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John Hennessey made the ShamWow reference when he brought a V coupe to appear on Jay Leno's garage. I thought it was a pretty good comparison of the color. Not knocking the saffron inserts. I considered them when selecting my coupe but thought I would tire of it after a while.
 

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I think the Saffron is OK on a black car or maybe the Thunder grey but I ordered my ATS-V with grey but had to order the Recaro seats to get the
grey interior. Nothing wrong with the Recaros but the "performance' seats in the ATS-V are perfectly good. Oh well, good old GM!
 
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