With these cars, the brand has split its V-Series lineup into two tiers, one being for more approachable road cars and the other for hardcore track cars. According to General Motors, this was done as some Cadillac buyers found the old V-Series models to be too hardcore and were seeking a middle ground.
If you think a V-Series model being “too hardcore” is a bit silly, then you may be interested in picking up a used Cadillac CTS-V or ATS-V. While the second-generation CTS-V is a popular second hand buy for performance enthusiasts, the ATS-V hasn’t been around as long and is thus a bit harder to come by on the used market.
There are still plenty of used ATS-Vs for sale for a great deal, however. We were recently perusing ads for the cars out of curiosity and noticed they can now be had for a a decent with some mileage on the odometer.
The cheapest ATS-V on Cars.com as of this writing is this $31,000 2016 model for sale by Car City Wholesale in Kansas. It has just over 80,000 miles on the odometer and appears to be fairly well taken care of, making this a great deal on the surface. It also features the optional eight-speed automatic transmission, which may be a bonus for some and a downside for others.
This is far from the only well-priced ATS-V for sale in the country right now. We like this other 2016 model year ATS-V Coupe as well, which is listed for just under $36,00 and has 45,000 miles on the odometer. It also has the six-speed manual transmission, which is a bit better suited to our tastes than the automatic.
We’re curious to know what you think of these Cadillac ATS-V deals, especially in light of the debut of the CT5-V and CT4-V. Feel free to let us know in the comments below.