Used 1998 Cadillac Catera Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1998 Cadillac Catera - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

62 Total Reviews

Base 3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic - (61 reviews )
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Catera, A Nice Preowned Vechicle
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By MikeMann
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

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 market.


Favorite Features

Styling, Handling, Very Solid compared to the cheap sounding doors that are now being put on cars like the X5 and the X3.


Suggested Improvements

More precise transmission shifting. More Power. 250 hp would be better, or VVT engine. CTS now has this technology


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

catera 1998
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By dwp
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

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.....


Suggested Improvements

they need to fix the seat warmer issues make the vehicle less heavy


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

'98 Catera full of problems
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By noxoc
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seating


Suggested Improvements

Too much to list. Seems like it was slapped together with little consideration for quality or reliability.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Actually a very good vehicle!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By nocovberage
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

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 problem.


Favorite Features

Ride, looks, the car's body is a rock.


Suggested Improvements

Cadillac you sponsored it, continue to support it for at least 100,000 miles on each vehicle!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

catera fun
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By lindalou
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

The handling - it literally sticks to the curves.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411