Some 2016 Cadillac ATS-Vs Have Been Marked Down By As Much As $20,00027
Right now, it looks like the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V may be one of the best performance bargains on the market. CarBuzz did some quick searching and found some ATS-Vs have been marked down by up to $20,000 at some dealerships.
The MSRP for a Cadillac ATS-V starts at around $61,000, but dealer searches showed most ATS-Vs sitting in inventory had MSRPs of over $70,000. Those same vehicles had been marked down to around $55,000. In particular, one 2016 ATS-V coupe was marked down to $56,740 from its MSRP of $76,440. That’s a screaming deal.
It begs the question: are dealers not able to sell Cadillac’s M3/M4 rival? Or, are dealers simply making room for the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V variants? Cadillac sales have been fairly stagnant overall and no new product is arriving during 2017 to help boost dealership traffic. It’s hard to sell performance cars when there isn’t any new buzz for a dealer in general.
The ATS-V has been praised for its sublime driving dynamics and chassis, despite being a tad chincy regarding overall luxury features. The ATS-V is a sports car first and foremost.
Still, we’d probably go for the Cadillac CTS-V with its brutal 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine over the ATS-V. But, you can’t go wrong with the Alpha platform in general, if you ask us.
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I read that all CTS-V’s have already been sold for 2017. Im surprised not the case for ATS-V’s.
That actually may be the case.
Cadillac doesn’t make too many of them and there was a story in the automotive press recently saying most of the ones that are built are already reserved when they come off the assembly line.
There are literally 229 brand new 2017 CTS-V’s for sale on AutoTrader this very second. And there are still 19 new 2016 models listed. They do sell, but it’s absurd to say 2017’s are all SOLD when 30 seconds of research determines that’s clearly not the case. Plenty of CTS-V’s to choose from.
Ford are trying to do the same with the Raptor and 350R by creating an artificial rarity and the dealers are jacking up prices. Meanwhile, Ford are shipping boat loads of Raptors to China. And keep in mind that the Mustang and a few F150 plants were closed down for up to 2 months. Mass market cars aren’t rare. In the case of Ford, they could build hundreds of 350R per day and up to 1000 Raptors daily at the Rouge plant in Dearborn if they wanted too.
What did PT Barnum say? There’s a sucker born every minute…
I work for a dealer in Saint Louis and we still have a 16′ ATS-V, along with two 17′ CTS-V’s. We have a hefty discount on the 16 ATS-V!
I never like the ATS….it look fugly and bloated and Im not a fan of the BMW wanabee stiff hard riding cars with cramped interiors…..its the wrong image for Cadillac.
We’ve never liked you, but we’ve put up with you no matter how many time you’ve been wrong on this site. Cadillac just does the opposite of what you propose and it does just fine without your input.
Cadillac’s marketing approach for the ATS and CTS has been a failure and the only person to point the blame at is Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen as one has to wonder how long will Mary Barra keep de Nysschen especially given that Cadillac is under performing.
Cadillacs product portfolio is not Johan’s doing, we won’t see that for a little more while. We are still seeing his predecessors doing. The ct6 was basically done when he came aboard.
The ATS and CTS problem goes beyond JDN and beyond marketing. The biggest problem is the decision that Cadillac would try to re-make itself as a cheaper version of a German brand, instead of being proud American Cadillac. Then the marketing got terrible under Uwe Ellinghaus and Melody Lee. JDN’s first move should have been to fire Ellinghaus and Lee. Ultimately though, the public does not want cramped, hard-riding “sports cars” from Cadillac, any more than it wants pickup trucks from Ferrari.
Until the CUE is equal to or better than a Garmin, I’m not buying a new CTS-V with 1990’s tech nav.
Got stung twice in’09 & ’14…not again!
That and the ugly gauge cluster.
Agree on the gauge cluster. I was all get to go ATS-V but sat down, looked at that gauge, and couldn’t tolerate the thought of looking at something so cheap every minute of every day driving. I went with a used CTS-V instead…
ATS owner here, the gauge cluster is fine other than the tach not having a prime location. But I rarely look at it anyway, the HUD is way better for watching speed, RPM, cruise settings, etc. Going back to a vehicle where you have to look down at the gauges to get information feels like a step back.
Grawdaddy…..I never liked you ether and I never liked the widge shaped, slab-sided profile that Cadillac has been hanging on for the past 10+years…..so dont talk to me anymore because I ant talking to you.
You’ll keep coming back. You always do. You’re that predictable.
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4) on > onto
5) don’t (apostrophe)
6) ant > aint (colloquialism)
45/100 – see me after class
You guys are complainig about the gauge cluster..? Really? We finally have an american car that beats the almighty M3 in every performance category and it’s cheaper. This car does 0-60 in 3.8 secs! That’s Porsche numbers and it comes in a sedan! Nice job caddy! Im def buying one these as the price falls.
I like the gauge cluster in the CTS-V just fine! It’s the ATS-V gauge cluster that I find not up to the standard I expect in this class of car. Even Cadillac has finally admitted this.
I’m looking for more than 0-60 numbers.
You’d think it’s a minor thing, I thought that too… But when I was ready to plunk down my down hard earned money on an ATS-V, and sat down in one… OMG. I mean, that cluster is REALLY BAD. Like, Hertz rental Chevy Cruze bad, maybe worse. Add to that the fact that the ATS-V interior has almost no differentiating aspects from the standard ATS, and you start to feel suckered. And then you look back at the gauges, the ones you will be looking at two hours a day commuting for the next few years, and they scream, loudly, CHHHEEEAAAPPP!!!! I didn’t care how good the performance was, I couldn’t do it for what was MSRP at that time. I even looked into whether anyone in the aftermarket was selling a gauge replacement (they weren’t). I went with a used manual CTS-V instead…
I paid MSRP for mine a year ago. $55k for a nearly loaded ATS-V is a STEAL.
Awesome car and maybe the best handling sedan in its class, but earns too many demerits against the competition:
– unexciting engine sounds (too bad as GM has a great sounding small block v8)
– smaller interior
– cheaper interior materials
– based on a model now entering 5th production year
Hence the market adjustment in price. It’s a screaming deal… if you don’t mind compromising, that is.
what afended me the most is the interiors in the XT5 and CT6….they both look cheap…. and those seats man…they look like they ware ripped out of a Chevy and the seats in the XT5 are the most disappointing…. there too hard and stiff for a Cadillac…it blow my mind that the top trim CT6 was $90.000 dollars.
2.) *were the interiors in the
Grawdaddy…….supid as stupid does.
See? You can’t keep away. You take the bait every time that someone tells you that you’re wrong.
You don’t like it, do you?
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Rye, why are you even here? STFU and move on…