2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Cadillac

image2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

Our 2013 Cadillac ATS wears its patriotism on its sleeve.

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  • jederinojederino Member Posts: 0
    "American" is design, manufacturing and assembly. A Fusion or Golf is assembled in Mexico, yet I don't think that makes those Mexican cars. The American organization is captured by this jumbled sticker and all the interests that made the ATS happen, so I guess I can appreciate that. When I think of Toyota, I think of a monolith. Whereas GM recalls a fractious horde, but one that just pulled of a great vicotry and took time for a family photo.
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    No large global company can claim to be "American", or "Japanese", or any such classification. These companies employ engineers, workers, and executives in a multitude of countries. They also have manufacturing and assembly plants all over the world. Having a main office in Detroit doesn't change this, and the "American Percentage" of 65% is a gimmick (and a poor one too if you compare this number to the Camry's). Truthfully, its all marketing by a company that wants to sell you something, and not much more. If you really care about American business, you'd do best to buy locally. For a car, this is impossible. Santa isn't real either by the way.
  • huisjhuisj Member Posts: 1
    I had classmates in 4th grad who could draw an outline of Michigan better than that for school projects. Maybe they drew it while actually driving around in an ATS in Lansing and the bumps screwed them up a bit.
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,456
    Seeing that sticker is all it takes to remove a car from my consideration.

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  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    "American" to me means bold, blunt designs with long wheelbases, followed by high powered drivetrains and good value for money. The Chrysler 300 and the new Cadillac CTS are the most "American" cars I've seen, outside of the cartoony blunt-edged pony cars (Challenger, Mustang, Camaro).
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