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1998 Cadillac Catera Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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At first yes and now NO
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ASUPATCH
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Catera Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

Have had numerous problems when I got
it for a honda dealership the first 2 or
3 monthes I thought I got a steal. Have
experience many problems since.
Interiors light behind the panel go out.
Cruise control is out. Tranny is
starting to slip and the AC just died at
59Kmiles. If it were more reliable I
would love it. But I am afraid daily the
thing is going to brake down. Oh yeah
I know have a small oil leak and the
engine will occasionally smoke.


Best Features

Styling and ride are great.


Worst Features

Reliability good until 40K dont buy one with higher miles than that.


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Catera, A Nice Preowned Vechicle
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By MikeMann
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Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Catera Sedan 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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catera 1998
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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By dwp
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Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Catera Sedan 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.....


Worst Features

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


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

1998 Cadillac Catera Sedan 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.


Best Features

Comfortable seating


Worst Features

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


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

1998 Cadillac Catera Sedan 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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