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Old 01-08-12, 09:33 PM   #16
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Can anyone else see "Camry" resemblance in the side profile?
only if i got drunk and wore a bag over my head.
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Old 01-08-12, 10:40 PM   #17
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Can anyone else see "Camry" resemblance in the side profile?
Yup...side and C-pillar is close..that said this ATS is clearly part of the Caddy 1 design, different length design they will be using

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Old 01-08-12, 10:59 PM   #18
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i think it's cool how the edge of the headlights extend deep into the fender
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Old 01-08-12, 11:39 PM   #19
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i think it's cool how the edge of the headlights extend deep into the fender
everything about it looks great imo... The wheels and the front BBK.. The BBK looks like the LS400 brakes...
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Old 01-09-12, 05:00 AM   #20
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Real life pics:

http://www.atsforums.com/forums/show...-Detroit-NAIAS
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Old 01-09-12, 06:40 AM   #21
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You can definitely see the Camry resemblance in the greenhouse, though I'm sure that was not Cadillac's intention, or even possible with the design timeframe and overlap between these two cars.

I will be interested to see what the interior of this car looks and feels like in person. In my opinion, there is quite a disparity between GM's photoshopped and touched up interior press pics, and what you see in person, and I've felt this way for the last few years with different Buicks, Cadillacs and Chevys. They seem to get the overall design right, and some of the details like a leather-stitched dash look nice, but when you sit in the car, flimsy plastic on the dash and steering wheel sours the ambiance, as does a gear shifter that feels like it was made by rubbermaid. The panel gaps also happen to be much wider when you're sitting in the driver's seat, the chrome trim literally feels flimsy, etc.

GM has come a long way, but still has a long way to go in this area, so I'll be interested to see how much progress they've made with the ATS.
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Old 01-09-12, 06:54 AM   #22
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there's TONS of differences between the camry and this cadillac in side profile.
front/rear overhangs / wheelbase.
camry has curve downward/upward on front door (see red pic above)
camry has curve inward on D pillar
cadillac is just 1000x more elegantly designed.
camry is ok for an appliance - gets the job done.
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Old 01-09-12, 06:59 AM   #23
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I like it!
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I like it!
Me too. I want to know more about it. I'd be concerned about GM's current reliability issues especially on a new model like this. But definitely interesting.
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Most cars have the slabsided look on the side so side profiles usually look pretty similar
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Me too. I want to know more about it. I'd be concerned about GM's current reliability issues especially on a new model like this. But definitely interesting.
I'm actually very interested in this ATS and I hate GM.Scary!
I wonder how much with the 3.6L and NAV.
Reliability is a factor but I only do 5K a year in my vehicle.
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Old 01-09-12, 08:36 AM   #27
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Looks like Cadillac is onto something.

I hope they bring the Cadillac brand comes to the Philippines. If I was uber rich (like millionaire-billionaire level), I would buy all their vehicle.

Except the Escalade because it is a piece-of-**** (like the worst GM vehicle of the 21st century :P)
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i like that red interior with the CF-esque trim. can't wait to see the ATS-V!
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Old 01-09-12, 10:03 AM   #29
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The obsession with the "Ring" must end. For all out sports cars, fine. For cars that will be aimed at 30 years olds but bought by 70 years olds, they are doing it wrong.
Right on, Mike. Couldn't have said it better myself. In fact, that, to some extent, is also one of the (few) problems with the new Buick Verano (one marketing step below the ATS), which I have a very high opinion of. They did a superb job on the Verano's interior, hardware, materials, fit/finish, styling, features, and price....but then saddled it with a stiffer-than-necessary suspension and firm-riding, low-profile 45-series, 18" rubber.
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Looks good, 6 M/T plus boost is always a winner in my book.
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