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2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited September 2014 in Cadillac

image2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

Our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS is a great all-around luxury sedan, but some refinement details could be better.

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  • diigiidiigii Member Posts: 156
    Leftovers from GMC Astro parts bin. Why waste it? :)
  • cx7lovercx7lover Member Posts: 90
    Wow. The same passenger airbag indicator from the cheapest of Chevy's., and a card board cutout for the ON star system. They could have made this look much better than a mashup of the existing parts bin. Geeez
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    Yup, my family had a GMC Astro and that does look familiar
  • barich1barich1 Member Posts: 143
    I don't like GM's font choice. It seems very eighties to me. I think it might have actually been the same since then.
  • se_riouslyse_riously Member Posts: 94
    Never ceases to amaze me how badly automakers try to reinvent something that isn't broken.

    Sunroof switch: Either a rotary dial (like VW/Audi) or a toggle switch (one direction is close/tilt while the other direction is slide).

    Homelink: Standard Gentex auto dim mirror with homelink, compass, and temperature. This is a Cadillac, so it should have all those features anyway.

    Map lights: Please no buttons. Just tap that nice, big, easy to reach, see, and feel map light cover itself and you're done.

    Now you've got plenty of room leftover for:

    3 Onstar buttons
    Bluetooth mic
    Sunglasses holder

    How hard is that?
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    It's a little "basic functional" maybe, but then again how often are you going to look at it? I certainly wouldn't as I would not be ordering a car with a sunroof.:)
  • rysterryster Member Posts: 571
    There is no mistaking that panel is in a GM vehicle. I guess some basic things survived their restructuring. As long as the controls work, what is the big deal? Most people spend their time driving looking out of the vehicle rather than up at the headliner (hopefully!).
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    All automakers do this not just GM. Check out a Lexus and bet the overhead console is very similar to what you will find in a Camry, Audi uses the same rotary sunroof control you will find in a Passat. So hard to please sometimes. The CUE system is criticized because they replaced the buttons with a touch sensitive system. The overhead console is criticized because it has buttons. As long as it is functional and has a quality feel what is the problem? How often do owners look up at the roof? Actually I always thought that controls that aren't frequently used should be moved to the overhead console. BSM, ESC, LDW, and parking assist on/off buttons should all be on the overhead console.
  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    Definitely cheapens an otherwise nice interior. Another lesser problem is the Onstar logo. Cadillac can make a luxurious interior and then spoil it with a logo that's the same size, shape and color as you'd see in a Spark. The Onstar branding people have to be less demanding and let Caddy make it more discreet or at least in keeping with the feel of the rest of the interior.
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