- Dec 6, 2007
I thought that was a customer requirement for the segment? It'd sure explain a lot of Mercedes, BMWs, and Lexodes.
Congrats! What swayed you to the Caddy?
Jaguar's sales are basically too small to make it on that graphic. In 2012 they sold 12,011 cars for the entire year in the US. 2013? 16,952, full year.
To put that in perspective, Audi sold 158,061 cars in 2013.
Also, apparently just about nobody wants the F-Type. US sales numbers since it went on sale in May:
The Boxster outsold it every single month (usually by a significant margin) but August and October.
The handling. The ATS is just silly nimble, the chassis feels a lot stiffer, and it just begs to turn in. Still haven't found it's grip limit (which is quite odd to me since I was so used to pushing the Mustang past 10/10, this thing just sticks and sticks). They were both about the same in acceleration, both of them even use the same transmission (GM's 6L50). The 3'er had better looking gauges, but the ATS had a nicer overall (albeit smaller) interior, I thought. In person I liked the looks of the ATS exterior a lot more too. It was a leftover 2013, so I got a screaming deal also.
You drove a <2013 328i I suppose?
Had an old 3 series myself, 2007 320d Estate, the interior was just awful. ATS would be the better option. At the end it was this which drove me to Audi ultimately.
But, since the new model came out last year, the interior became quite pretty and nice to be honest. Got back to european standard. Forgive me, but the 2005-2012 3-series felt quite american regarding the interior.
Yeah, we will call anything luxury, so long as it's very nicely appointed and comfortable, rather than simply basing it on size.I was a bit confused when I read that Caddillac is competing in the luxury segment, as they don't have a single model in the category that is called "luxury" in Europe.
After I read into it on Wikipedia, it was clear that what is called "middle class" in Germany is "entry luxury" in the US. Talk about confusion.
BTW: The only luxury car from the US according to European standards is the Model S.