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    Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Does anyone on line have an ATS V Coupe? I was thinking of trading my 2013 ATS Sedan and 2015 ATS base coupe ofr a 2019 ATS V coupe. I would order it with manual transmission. Any advice?

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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    My advice is stop thinking and just do it!

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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Well, it partly depends on when order close out it. My newly college grad daughter is drive until May. Then I want to down size from four vehicles to three. What better way to do that with an AGE V coupe.
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Quote Originally Posted by SavoieRF;7102529Manual
    Does anyone on line have an ATS V Coupe? I was thinking of trading my 2013 ATS Sedan and 2015 ATS base coupe ofr a 2019 ATS V coupe. I would order it with manual transmission. Any advice?

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    I don't know where you live but my Cadillac dealer,...Lindsay Cadillac, in Alexandria, Va Has a 2019 ATS V Coupe in Red / Black interior with manual trans. and I think they are anxious to get rid of it.....703-998-6600,...ask for Tom O'Neil. They don't think anyone will buy it because it is manual trans.....good luck!
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Quote Originally Posted by Engelman View Post
    I don't know where you live but my Cadillac dealer,...Lindsay Cadillac, in Alexandria, Va Has a 2019 ATS V Coupe in Red / Black interior with manual trans. and I think they are anxious to get rid of it.....703-998-6600,...ask for Tom O'Neil. They don't think anyone will buy it because it is manual trans.....good luck!
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Thanks for the tip. I looked on the website and it looks beautiful in the victory red color. You may be right though about the dealer trying to downplay the manual transmission, the are no interior pictures.

    I live in Leominster Massachusetts about 40 miles west of Boston.My local dealer is Baker Cadillac. I've been researching the ATS V coupe online and a manual seems universally recommended. Others have horror stories of getting good deals on low mileage used ATS Vs only to find that GM blocked the warranty because it was a track car for Cadillac events.

    Anyway, that's why I am going to buy new and get a manual. Still have to wait until spring when I will no longer require the AWD ATS sedan.
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    I assume you have experience driving a manual in big city rush hour--or never have to.

    How long do you plan to keep this car? You may buy at a discount, but it may also be harder to sell because people will assume it's been flogged.

    Before my license, I would ride my bike down Seminary Hill to see the new models in Lindsay Cadillac's back lot before they got to the showroom. The rectangular headlights in 1974, first Seville, the '77 model downsizing. Worth the slog back up the hill--usually.

    My first new car was an 84 Turbo Sunbird with a stick which I came to regret and went through 2 clutches. Some of the lights in Alexandria were timed so you stop every block, and then there was I-95. Also a mess on snow.
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Would you consider a used stick-shift non-V ATS? There’s a handful around, you can spot them on autotrader.com. Some are under $20K. I have fun with my stick Sonic for now, but hoping someday to upgun to something along those lines...
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Quote Originally Posted by ral1960 View Post
    I assume you have experience driving a manual in big city rush hour--or never have to.

    How long do you plan to keep this car? You may buy at a discount, but it may also be harder to sell because people will assume it's been flogged.

    Before my license, I would ride my bike down Seminary Hill to see the new models in Lindsay Cadillac's back lot before they got to the showroom. The rectangular headlights in 1974, first Seville, the '77 model downsizing. Worth the slog back up the hill--usually.

    My first new car was an 84 Turbo Sunbird with a stick which I came to regret and went through 2 clutches. Some of the lights in Alexandria were timed so you stop every block, and then there was I-95. Also a mess on snow.
    I expect to keep it for a while. Who even knows if Cadillac will ever offer a sport coupe like it again. I also have the 2017 XT5 for daily commuting so I don't need the ATS V coupe to be a daily driver.
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyg View Post
    Would you consider a used stick-shift non-V ATS? There’s a handful around, you can spot them on autotrader.com. Some are under $20K. I have fun with my stick Sonic for now, but hoping someday to upgun to something along those lines...
    No... I have had two 2.0 T ATS's for a couple of years now. As much as like them it has a "been there, done that" feel to them. So it's either go big with an ATS V coupe or just keep the ATS 2.0Ts I have.
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    It seems unlikely the ATS coupe will be replaced. I'd like them to make a hardtop convertible and not bother with a coupe, but that's even less likely.

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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Quote Originally Posted by SavoieRF View Post
    Thanks for the tip. I looked on the website and it looks beautiful in the victory red color. You may be right though about the dealer trying to downplay the manual transmission, the are no interior pictures.

    I live in Leominster Massachusetts about 40 miles west of Boston.My local dealer is Baker Cadillac. I've been researching the ATS V coupe online and a manual seems universally recommended. Others have horror stories of getting good deals on low mileage used ATS Vs only to find that GM blocked the warranty because it was a track car for Cadillac events.

    Anyway, that's why I am going to buy new and get a manual. Still have to wait until spring when I will no longer require the AWD ATS sedan.
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Nice sports coupe but the deal would have to be phenomenal as the vehicle is ending production..

    Buy a camaro zL1 or at least consider one...should have heavy incentives soon...

    Or maybe a c7 z06 in 2019 ...

    The diescounts in 2019 for corvettes should be massive....

    Of course if you need four seats etc...the ATS v is a cool ride too...

    Good luck deciding and hunting.,
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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    Go for it...It's a fantastic car!..I drove one last year and absolutely loved/love it!.. I'll be looking for one later in the Summer early fall of 2019.

    I don't understand why so many of those ***t auto rags were dogging this car "because it didin't have that V8 rumble".

    Truly a fantastic car and will probably be my last GM car ever. Which is a shame,because it's all I ever bought....

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    Re: Thinking of ordering a ATS V coupe with manual

    According to Cars.com there are only 38 new ATS Vs sitting in dealer lots. That includes sedans and coupes and years from 2016 to 2019. Of those maybe just one or two manuals. A Victory Red 2019 ATS V coupe with a manual would be a rare model indeed.
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