Monday, January 7, 2013
2013 Cadillac ATS test drive review. Less Cadillac, more BMW
You see, this is not like any other Cadillac you’ve been in before. It’s short. It’s narrow. It only weighs about 3,400-lbs. But don’t mistake the phrase “little Cadillac” with “the second-coming of the Cimarron.” This is a brand new car built on a state-of-the-art platform specifically for Cadillac. This is a very good car; a driver’s car. The first time you get behind the wheel, you’ll know immediately that this is something special.
First of all, let me just say, there is still a strong cache to the Cadillac nameplate. Friends and acquaintances took notice when they saw me arrive in the ATS. It obviously wasn’t my car, and at $49,000 I could never afford to own it, but I can see why you would want to if you could. The wreath and crest still has the power to impress.
I tried to take pictures in locations befitting of this car, so I went to Tom Watson’s Nationals Golf Course, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. You can see them in the slideshow below. Or click this link for a better version of the slideshow.