I bought a 98 Catera in 2001. I have always like GM
cars and I still do. By far the Catera is probably one
of the best handling cars in recent years but I would
have never bought this vehicle brand new.
I think this is an excellent car for say around 16K.
The other reason I chose this car is because in sea
audis, bmws, and mercedes, the catera was a
breath of fresh air in the entry level sports sedan
Styling, Handling, Very Solid compared to the cheap
sounding doors that are now being put on cars like
the X5 and the X3.
More precise transmission shifting.
More Power. 250 hp would be better, or VVT
engine. CTS now has this technology
I like the vehicle except for
maintenance is very expensive.
I also had a SAFETY incident where the
front passanger seat caught on fire
contacted GM and they were not willilg
to fix it or look into the safety
issue I am taking it to an independant
dealer will take pick and get an
estimate an well have to fight this
one in court. My opinion GM as all
american car makers lack committment
and quality I would never purchase a
GM product because of the above.....
they need to fix the seat warmer issues
make the vehicle less heavy
Very disappointed in this vehicle.
Expected better quality. Feel like I
bought a Yugo instead of a Cadillac.
Problems include door hinge straps
coming unwelded from door frames,
cigarette lighter falling out of
console, cup holders broke first time
used, stereo speaker covers fall off,
coolant leak somewhere near intake
manifold, battery goes dead when vehicle
sits unused for more than 2 days, wheel
jack & tools made from cheap materials -
bent into unusable shape used. Poor
customer service from Cadillac.
Too much to list. Seems like it was
slapped together with little
consideration for quality or reliability.
Purchased this vehicle when it came off
a friends lease. I was wise to
purchase the vehicle as certified to
extend the warranty as the battery has
failed twice both covred by warranty,
two electrical problems and a cooling
Ride, looks, the car's body is a rock.
Cadillac you sponsored it, continue to
support it for at least 100,000 miles
on each vehicle!
This car holds the road! It is fun to
drive and effortless. Miles sail by
without exertion with pure fun handling
of the road. The bad weather has not
been a challenge using common sense.
The interior is comfortable and was
upgraded in later years - but it is a
shame this vehicle was discontinued.
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