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Old 11-25-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default ATS - 335i - C350

Here's a head to head comparison. Yeah, I wonder sometimes what they are thinking when they do these comparisons, but still interesting. Probably best if I don't drive one, might like it too much.

ATS - 335i - C350
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The ATS is a pretty good looking car when seeing it on the road. I don't know what in the hell BMW is doing with their designs. They're just butt ugly now. I had been a big BMW fan all of my life until now.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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I'd still take the 335i over the imitators any day. No one else builds a BMW like BMW.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
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Go Cadillac. The ATS is sweet, but too small. The back seat is as small as a Mustang's.


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I loved the Cadillac but WTH is with the brushed aluminum everywhere instead of chrome? It really looks cheap. The door handle caps look like the were contracted out to the same people that make pop cans! Go body colour, go black, but pop can aluminum is definitely not Cadillac!
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My vote is for the C350.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:04 PM   #7
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My vote is for the C350.
I would too if it had the ATS's chassis and handling.

I haven't driven any of these like I said probably for the best, but based solely on what I have seen in articles and videos for me personally it would go like this:

1. ATS
2. C350
3. 335i

I know that happens to be the same as MT's picks (and I often don't agree with their lunatic picks), but the video is one of many sources I have seen about this. I think they're probably all great cars, just the ATS does it design wise for me and the chassis seems to be the best of the bunch.

I can't help but like BMW's just because they are great driver's cars for the most part, but put side by side with MB's I would normally choose a Merc. Would have been interesting to see a A5/S5 thrown in the mix. I love that design.
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My wife has a C class sport and it handles like its on rails. Like driving a gocart its so responsive.
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My wife has a C class sport and it handles like its on rails. Like driving a gocart its so responsive.
If you ever drive an ATS would like to hear your thoughts on how they compare.
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Ive got a buddy that works as a salesman at the Caddy dealer.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #11
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Sounds like a plan


Well, this looks promising. Maybe a Buick in my future after all...trying not to get my hopes up too much.

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Props to Cadillac for making another great car
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ATS is nice. Great competitor in the segment. I'd probably have to go with the turbo 3 series for the easy hp upgrades
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #14
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i dont know its hard to beat a 335i, although the new 3 series are pretty common and 335i look the same as other 3 series other then dual tips and other small things.

its hard to fault a car that comes with 300hp and for $1000-$1500 in upgrades you can make it another 80hp

whats wrong with a slightly used cts-v magnetic shocks, tons of power, good brakes....
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i dont know its hard to beat a 335i, although the new 3 series are pretty common and 335i look the same as other 3 series other then dual tips and other small things.

its hard to fault a car that comes with 300hp and for $1000-$1500 in upgrades you can make it another 80hp
Have you actually driven a 335? I found it underwhelming to say the least for a $50k vehicle. The interior so so, the clutch clunky, the road noise abysmal. Handling was good and power was solid. Guess I expect more at that price point.
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i dont know its hard to beat a 335i, although the new 3 series are pretty common and 335i look the same as other 3 series other then dual tips and other small things.

its hard to fault a car that comes with 300hp and for $1000-$1500 in upgrades you can make it another 80hp

whats wrong with a slightly used cts-v magnetic shocks, tons of power, good brakes....
Off topic, but your sig pic is really really nice!
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