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Tomjh 01-27-2013 07:27 PM

Chit chat with a new ATS owner at the car wash.
 
I ran into a guy with anew ATS today at the car wash and his previous car was a series one BMW. We talked about the ATS. He though the BMW was a drivers car much more than the ATS. He said the ATS was a softer ride and very comfortable and that what he wanted right now. He was paying 385. No money down. 2.0 loaded. It is clear that if you are looking for a good handling car the BMW wins out . I came out from going to the drug store and there was also an ATS parked next to me and it was also apparent the BMW f30 looks much better than the ATS . It was very non decrypt. Not to start an other thread but I though some of you would find it interesting

krash 01-27-2013 07:35 PM

I sat in an ATS at the Philly Car show today. Didn't drive it obviously.

I really don't like the instrumentation at all, and the overall quality of materials isn't as nice as what we get in the F30.

Plus, it didn't feel as comfortable in terms of head room. It felt really cramped to me. It could have been how the seat was adjusted, but I'm not really sure...

Driving experience is one thing, but instrumentation and quality of materials is a huge factor when choosing a car, and I think the ATS really falls short. CUE is terrible!

CE750Jockey 01-27-2013 07:35 PM

BJ?

: popcorn:

SilverX3 01-27-2013 07:54 PM

Ats Thread makes no sense for us down under

dtc100 01-27-2013 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tomjh (Post 7342312)
I ran into a guy with anew ATS today at the car wash and his previous car was a series one BMW. We talked about the ATS. He though the BMW was a drivers car much more than the ATS. He said the ATS was a softer ride and very comfortable and that what he wanted right now...

Compared to his 1 series, the F30 would have been softer than ATS, I wonder why he went ATS not F30.

I do agree, although there are plenty of people who prefer the ATS style than F30, over all the ATS style is on the dull side, especially if without the HID/LED headlights, and it has no m-sport equivalent package that makes it look more aggressive like this one:

http://s1.aecdn.com/images/news/gall...ed-by-d3_3.jpg

boltjaM3s 01-27-2013 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CE750Jockey (Post 7342323)
BJ?

: popcorn:

Another ATS thread!

YES!

BJ

boltjaM3s 01-27-2013 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverX3 (Post 7342347)
Ats Thread makes no sense for us down under

Makes no sense for us up over, either.

BJ

dtc100 01-27-2013 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7342368)
Makes no sense for us up over, either.

BJ

For some reason it made sense for that Bimmer driver, actually this maybe rare, I agreed with you it did not make sense for him to go ATS not F30, consider that he wanted more comfortable and softer ride.

Dingers 335i 01-27-2013 08:14 PM

Do you think there's a bunch of F30 threads on the Cadillac forums?

dtc100 01-27-2013 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dingers 335i (Post 7342378)
Do you think there's a bunch of F30 threads on the Cadillac forums?

Is there a bunch of ATS threads in Cadillac forums?:)

boltjaM3s 01-27-2013 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dingers 335i (Post 7342378)
Do you think there's a bunch of F30 threads on the Cadillac forums?

There are no Cadillac forums.

AOL makes it really hard to find such things.

BJ

SilverX3 01-27-2013 10:58 PM

ATS IS F30 owners dream car or something

So many threads about ATS

Not funny anymore

chasfh 01-28-2013 05:57 AM

I'm in Miami for a long weekend and walking down the Miracle Mile in Coral Gables last night, I saw a doddering old couple, probably about 80, coming out of their car: an XTS, which is basically a bigger ATS. And I thought: I can't believe I wasted even 10 minutes considering a Cadillac this time around.

justinnum1 01-28-2013 07:41 AM

It's getting old...just like Cadillacs client base.

captainaudio 01-28-2013 08:28 AM

What is ironic is the people who complain the loudest about ATS threads are the ones that post to them the most and keep them going.

CA

captainaudio 01-28-2013 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chasfh (Post 7342843)
I'm in Miami for a long weekend and walking down the Miracle Mile in Coral Gables last night, I saw a doddering old couple, probably about 80, coming out of their car: an XTS, which is basically a bigger ATS. And I thought: I can't believe I wasted even 10 minutes considering a Cadillac this time around.

The XTS is not basically a larger ATS. If there is a larger ATS it would be the CTS. The XTS is a front wheel drive car and is the "traditional" Cadillac. The XTS appeals to an older clientele than the ATS just like the 7 Series appeals to an older clientele than the 3 Series. I have one of each (335 and 750) which I select depending on how old I feel when I get up in the morning.

CA

boramkiv 01-28-2013 08:40 AM

Well, other than on these forums the hype has simmered a little. So has the F30, but since we've seen the F32 it's not too bad.
All we know is that there's supposed to be a V, coupe, and convertible version of the ATS. We haven't seen anything however.

I still haven't seen an ATS on the road around here.

dtc100 01-28-2013 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justinnum1 (Post 7343032)
It's getting old...just like Cadillacs client base.

The Cadillac client base is getting younger, unlike the F30 base. This is why BMW made the F30 softer, to appease the older base, also why BMW finally brings us the 320i, to attract younger buyers who are more value oriented.

Although ATSs are far and few between, don't be surprised next time an F30 driver sees it, the driver in the ATS is younger.

justinnum1 01-28-2013 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dtc100 (Post 7343318)
The Cadillac client base is getting younger, unlike the F30 base. This is why BMW made the F30 softer, to appease the older base, also why BMW finally brings us the 320i, to attract younger buyers who are more value oriented.

Although ATSs are far and few between, don't be surprised next time an F30 driver sees it, the driver in the ATS is younger.

I have seen 3 ats so far, 1 a 2.5, the other 2 a 3.6. all 3 had drivers close to 60.


Most F30's i am seeing the drivers are between 30-40.

trinipirate 01-28-2013 11:22 AM

Seeing 2 ATS in one day has to be very rare.

Jamesonsviggen 01-28-2013 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by captainaudio (Post 7343150)
The XTS is not basically a larger ATS. If there is a larger ATS it would be the CTS. The XTS is a front wheel drive car and is the "traditional" Cadillac. The XTS appeals to an older clientele than the ATS just like the 7 Series appeals to an older clientele than the 3 Series. I have one of each (335 and 750) which I select depending on how old I feel when I get up in the morning.

CA

Correct.

Caddy bread and butter was the DTS/Deville. Big and FWD. The XTS is the no brainer Cadillac for those buyers. Prepare yourself for "roadster roofs" to be seen on those bad boys.

boramkiv 01-28-2013 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamesonsviggen (Post 7343565)
Correct.

Caddy bread and butter was the DTS/Deville. Big and FWD. The XTS is the no brainer Cadillac for those buyers. Prepare yourself for "roadster roofs" to be seen on those bad boys.

Okay, so here's the question of the year:
How many ATS's will you see with the "roadster roofs"?

I've seen CTS-V's with the roof and white wall tires so its possible.

HugH 01-28-2013 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7342453)
There are no Cadillac forums.

AOL makes it really hard to find such things.

BJ

I got booted of one Cadillac forum last year. I had joined in expectation of the ATS.

No, I didn't personally say anything that would offend anyone, I always try to be thoughtful.

I was never given the reason for getting banned, but perhaps it was for a few comments I made about the (to me) ugly angular style of most Cadillacs and other reasons why I never liked their cars.

Now that I have seen the ATS I neither find them ugly nor pretty. Not as nice looking at the 328i, but not as ugly as some of the bigger Cadillacs with such a bulbous grill.

BTW - I just turned 77 yrs old last week...so, age has nothing to do with it.

LegendsNeverDie 01-28-2013 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tomjh (Post 7342312)
I ran into a guy with anew ATS today at the car wash and his previous car was a series one BMW. We talked about the ATS. He though the BMW was a drivers car much more than the ATS. He said the ATS was a softer ride and very comfortable and that what he wanted right now. He was paying 385. No money down. 2.0 loaded. It is clear that if you are looking for a good handling car the BMW wins out . I came out from going to the drug store and there was also an ATS parked next to me and it was also apparent the BMW f30 looks much better than the ATS . It was very non decrypt. Not to start an other thread but I though some of you would find it interesting

Unfortunately the F30 is softer than the ATS and the ATS is a little bit more "sport" oriented than the F30. I just configured a nice 2.0T Performance online and came out to be around 42K the way I wanted it. It's going to be tough choosing the F30 over the ATS.

pony_trekker 01-28-2013 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7342453)
There are no Cadillac forums.

AOL makes it really hard to find such things.

BJ

Prodigy, you mean.


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