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Old 08-05-2017, 04:48 PM
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RR's 2014 ATS 6spd 2.0T

Well after a long search for a luxury sport sedan that would tick all the right boxes for the right price, I finally found what I wanted. I flew out to pick it up, then drove 13 hours home.

It's a 2014 Cadillac ATS 2.0T RWD Performance with a 6spd manual. White Diamond Pearl on Morello Red. All I've done so far are clear sidemarkers up front, and Vsport floormats inside. Next is the OEM lip kit and some wheels, and an ATS-V trunk spoiler.

Don't worry, the Accord is still around.


WP_20170805_15_02_18_Pro by Chris Burkhart, on Flickr

WP_20170805_15_03_05_Pro by Chris Burkhart, on Flickr

WP_20170805_15_02_43_Pro (2) by Chris Burkhart, on Flickr

WP_20170805_15_03_43_Pro by Chris Burkhart, on Flickr


MODIFICATIONS:

Near future
- High rise V style trunk spoiler
- OEM lip kit
- Silver center caps (17800014)
- tint windows
- Custom front grill - replace old emblem with new, or just mesh with Vsport emblem
- Mishimoto oil catch can(s)
- Vsport Engine cover
- Paintmatch/vinyl wrap rear chrome bumper trim
- CTS Vsport steering wheel trim cover
- Weather tech window visors
- Vsport door sill plates
- Vsport or ATS-V RSB
- BWoody RSB endlinks

Future
- Wheels
- BC Racing coilovers, or Eibach springs
- Powdercoat Brembo's or G2 paint
- Intake, silicon tube or full CAI from Injen
- Borla or Renick Performance exhaust
- ZZ Performance Stage 1 tune
- BoSpeed Racing Steering wheel

Done
- clear front sidemarkers
- touch-up paint and bumper plugs
- Vsport floormats
- novelty plate
- save the manual decals
- LED front sidemarkers
- LED license plate lights
- LED reverse lights
- LED front turn signals w/load resistor harnesses
- Liwrap white carbon fiber exterior/interior badge inlays

Bought 7/13 CPO with 26,318 miles.
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:16 PM
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daaamn, that's nice. congrats on the purchase
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Thanks Andy
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old man car!




























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nice car... not sure how much aftermarket support this car gets, but it'll be interesting how u'll mod it.. good luck!
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wp_ss_20170806_0001 (2) by Chris Burkhart, on Flickr




Much to my surprise the aftermarket isn't too bad, at least for the list of things I plan to do to it. Good amount of options for aesthetic and performance mods for the 2.0T, the V6's not so much.

Thanks, it has been interesting learning a new car.
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Re: RR's 2014 ATS

That's a really nice looking Opel. Did they knock 50% off the price? I only mention that, as I saw an article on how much the ATS and the CTS loose in value after 1 year. They said it gets worse after 2 years. :O
Don't feel bad, I just paid off my 06 Chevy Silverado in December, and it's lost another 600 in value (it's got 74K on it, with the 4.3 V6 and AT).
But seriously, nice looking car. Going off pics of your Accord, it should really look good with a lip kit and different rims.
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As far as I know the only Cadillac that ever shared an Opel badge was the Catera, and actually I think only Buicks have been Opels since. But I could be wrong, I am new to owning a GM car. But yea the depreciation is horrendous, that's why you don't buy one new haha. I bought this car for maybe half of what it was new a few years ago. Crazy but good for me as I never buy brand new cars, and I keep them forever. So I'm feeling pretty good, it's a lot of car for the money. But I do feel bad for people who bought one brand new, that's a big hit.

Thank you, yeah I wish I could have gotten the 18" optional wheels instead but this color combo was too amazing to pass up. But these are them, only they would have been silver (this car has the Carbon Pkg). I dig that trunk spoiler too, makes the rear end look better.

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By the way, congrats on paying off your truck! Such a great feeling.

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congrats old man hah
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Damn kids with your emoji's.
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congrats old man hah
See, if you think of it as an Opel, it's not an old mans car.

But yeah, it's hard to tell what was designed in the USA, and what was designed in Germany anymore. Give it a couple of years and we'll be talking about a French designed built in China car.
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