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I was cleaning out my car today and noticed I don't have a spare. I have a '14 ATS 2.5 Base... I don't think this model came with Run flats... what gives?
 

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I was cleaning out my car today and noticed I don't have a spare. I have a '14 ATS 2.5 Base... I don't think this model came with Run flats... what gives?
If the car came from the factory with non runflat tires it should have an air pump and can of sealant (i.e. fix-a-flat) under a lift up panel in the trunk floor.
 

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I was cleaning out my car today and noticed I don't have a spare. I have a '14 ATS 2.5 Base... I don't think this model came with Run flats... what gives?
What gives? None of the ATS models have a spare tire. Hoosier is right....all you get is a can of fix-a-flat. It was a weight saving consideration as well.
 

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Well I can confirm that my trunk has a spot for the air compressor and sealant, yet the items are no-where to be found. I purchased this vehicle as a used car. I believe it was used as a dealer vehicle prior as it was only put into service in november of 2014. I purchased it 3 weeks ago. Sounds like i'm $hit out of luck. This is one of those things you don't normally think about asking during the buying process.
 

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Well I can confirm that my trunk has a spot for the air compressor and sealant, yet the items are no-where to be found. I purchased this vehicle as a used car. I believe it was used as a dealer vehicle prior as it was only put into service in november of 2014. I purchased it 3 weeks ago. Sounds like i'm $hit out of luck. This is one of those things you don't normally think about asking during the buying process.
If you happened to buy it at a Cadillac dealer, they might give you them if you ask. Worth asking wherever you bought it but a Cadillac dealer is more likely to give them to you.
 

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If you happened to buy it at a Cadillac dealer, they might give you them if you ask. Worth asking wherever you bought it but a Cadillac dealer is more likely to give them to you.
I did buy it from a Cadillac dealership. This dealer so far has not really given me the warm and fuzzies. They were very accomodating during the purchasing process. However, i've tried a few times working with their parts department on ordering a remote start kit and have basically gone round and round with them. They first tried to tell me the since I have a base model, that it would be extremely difficult to get remote start on my car. Than they said I would need to go with an aftermart non-oem starter kit. I'm currently in the process of trying to see if I can just buy the kit from shopgmparts.com and take it to them to set up. I believe they just need to hook it up to a computer and enter in the activation code. With that said, I am just not very confident in them and their customer service. So lets see what they say.
 

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2 very different situations. The remote starter is an build option your car didn't get vs. the mobility kit that the car did have. You bought the car expecting it to have everything it should come with, so I would expect the dealer to make it so.

There are several threads on this forum regarding dealers shying away with installing options on the car afterward. Installing some of this stuff may be straightforward, or maybe not - it all depends on whether all the trims use the same harnesses, etc.
 

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I was cleaning out my car today and noticed I don't have a spare. I have a '14 ATS 2.5 Base... I don't think this model came with Run flats... what gives?
I have a 2014 base with the run flats... and no spare or Cadillac supplied pump/fix a flat. Stopped at the local car parts (Advanced Auto and bought a kit for $39 and it fits nicely in the spot made for the Cadillac kit.

I did buy it from a Cadillac dealership. This dealer so far has not really given me the warm and fuzzies. They were very accomodating during the purchasing process. However, i've tried a few times working with their parts department on ordering a remote start kit and have basically gone round and round with them. They first tried to tell me the since I have a base model, that it would be extremely difficult to get remote start on my car. Than they said I would need to go with an aftermart non-oem starter kit. I'm currently in the process of trying to see if I can just buy the kit from shopgmparts.com and take it to them to set up. I believe they just need to hook it up to a computer and enter in the activation code. With that said, I am just not very confident in them and their customer service. So lets see what they say.
I bought 2 remote start key fobs off the net for about half what the dealer wanted and had them program them when I went in for an oil change. $65 to program. The only thing you don't get is heated seats. But, I live in Texas so no big deal.

I also installed the bright pedal kit I got off the net for about $100 less than had I ordered it with the car. It took maybe 30 minutes to install. I did a write up on it.

I picked the rear trunk rubber mat and Cadillac ATS logo'd mats off the net for much less than what the dealer offered.

As for parts... I get the part number and order it off the net. There are dealers out there that discount parts.
 
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