Yesterday, we asked which transmission you would put into your Cadillac ATS, and the results were pretty much split right down the middle between the automatic and the manual. But what if we asked you the same about the ATS-V?
The 2016 ATS-V Sedan and 2016 ATS-V Coupe offers the familiar six-speed manual as well as a rifle-like 8-speed automatic, making the comparison somewhat uneven: do you go for the row-it-yourself fun of the stick while foregoing the two extra gears, remote start convenience, and magnesium paddle shifters of the auto, or do you not?
So, which would you pick for the V — the stick or the auto? Vote in the poll and talk to us in the comments below.
|6 SPEEDS||8 SPEEDS|
|MORE FUN||LESS FUN|
|SHIFTING SPEED DEPENDS ON SKILL||SYSTEMATICALLY-FAST SHIFTS|
|NO RARE METALS IN THE CABIN||MAGNESIUM PADDLE SHIFTERS|
|NO REMOTE START||REMOTE START VIA KEY FOB AND ONSTAR APP|
|NO SAFETY GIZMOS||ALLOWS FOR ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL|
|CAN DOWNRIGHT SUCK IN TRAFFIC||MORE CONVENIENT IN TRAFFIC|
|DIRECT POWER DELIVERY||POWER-SAPPING TORQUE CONVERTER|
|SHIFT WHENEVER, WHEREVER||SHIFTS CAN BE DENIED|