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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Auto or Manual?

Discussion in 'Cadillac ATS-V Discussions' started by cereal killer, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. cereal killer

    cereal killer New Member

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    What is everyone picking up? A six-speed manual or eight-speed auto?
     
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    I've got the 6 spd auto in my 3.6L ATS Performance, I would love to have that 8 spd, that would be my choice
     
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    Had the six speed auto in my '09 CTS-V. Got to go with the 8 speed auto.
     
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    I've driven manuals for most of my life, get bored driving automatics. So I'll be rowing my own gears in the ats-v.
     
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    Tired of shifting here. Today's autos are like sticks and faster than shifting.
     
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    Does the auto come with paddles?
     
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    Can't imagine it wouldn't. Although it's been said the new 8 speed is best when left to shift itself.
     
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    8 speed auto in my current ride so I might as well stick with that.
     
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    I'd go with the auto and paddle it for fun. Still have kids so manual isn't always the best option.
     
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    Manual 100%. Driving a performance car like this with an auto is like kissing your sister.
     
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    I have the auto in my CTS-V so I think it's time to go back to using the man pedal
     
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    I have a m6 vagon it's the only way to go in a sports car. The only place the auto is better is at a drag strip. And even then I will take being 1/2s slower to know I did the work my self. Any one can go fast in a auto. It takes a driver to go fast in a manual.
     
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    I am a diehard manual trans guy but I'm extremely disappointed the ATS-V did not come with the 7 speed manual.
     
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    The more torque the less gears needed in a manual if the spacing is spot on and I would beleive that the Caddy boys have that pretty well sorted out. As to driving fast with an automatic Jim Hall ran his Chaparral race car with an auto in the late 60's /early 70's, and desert racers are more and more going to auto's. If you live in a metro area and are in stop and go traffic an auto looks pretty damn good. I am driving a CTS V Wagon in San Diego and Las Vegas...6 spd manual. Looking forward to an automatic !
     
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    The same here. 8 speed auto should be great.
     
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    Thinking of getting the ATS-V for my wife. Therefore an auto. I have a 6 MT in my Vagon.
     
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    I've always been a manual person, but if I go this route, I may opt for the auto this time. Will depend on the test drive and how it truly reacts, am pretty optimistic about the outcome.
     
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    I will probably give the 8 spd a go.
     
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    I ordered the auto, specifically for the 1/4 mile
     
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