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Cadillac News: Rumorpile: Has Cadillac Stopped Production Of ATS Manual?

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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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Very good news! The manual trans has been the major flaw in all the reviews...glad to see they're taking care of it.

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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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