1997 Cadillac Catera Consumer Review: Replace car before Timing belt
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1997 Cadillac Catera - Consumer Review

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67 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Replace car before Timing belt gets you
By TheeWhitehouse on

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1997 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan

Review

Yes a great driver but unscheduled repairs will double the cost of ownership. With less than 35K miles, this car has had the following problems. Failed ignition coil, lost break lights twice, once was all the lights the other was just the $360 one on the truck. $230 wheel speed indicator to TCS/ABS. $2600, yes $2600 to repair/replace timing belt/tensionor and associtated damages. Ask Your Deaaler about it and pick out another car while you are there!!! Driver door leaks air and is annoying at highway speeds.

Best Features

Handling, steering feel is great. Rear wheel drive. Love the auto up feature on all the power windows.

Worst Features

Have GM get there hands out of Opel, they where just starting to compete worldwide again against BMW and other great manufacturers. Fire Engineers that design interference fit motors, have they not heard of fail-safe engineering.
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