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    Rumorpile: Has Cadillac Stopped Production Of ATS Manual?


    William Maley

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    October 24, 2012

    If you have been reading any of the comparison tests of the new Cadillac ATS and the competition, you would have notice a reoccurring complaint; the six-speed manual transmission stinks. Apparently Cadillac is taking those criticisms to heart.

    A source tells Motor Trend that Cadillac has stopped production of ATSs equipped with the six-speed manual to fix complaints of the six-speed being awful. The fix involves moving to a softer bushing setup in the transmission.

    The fix will will be made before any cars equipped with the manual make it into the hands of consumers, meaning no recall.

    Source: Motor Trend

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    While I know not everyone is good at a manual tranny, I am surprised that I did not see this more with all the reviews I read, only a couple complained, but guess more than a couple if GM is truly doing this.

    Just glad GM is listening to feedback and truly responding to make things better.

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    I drove the 6-speed manual, I found it to be a nice shifting car. Still, if there is an issue, good to see Cadillac reacting to it so quickly.

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    GM has been getting better and faster at addressing isuses.

    My 04 GTP took nearly a year to fix the bouncing headlamps with a simple metal bracket.

    I like the fix it and fix it now kind of action.

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