We bought a '99 catera and ever since we've had it, it feels like it is driving us. it always wants to pull to one side or another. We have also been having transmission problems shifting improperly. The rear view mirror also has started smoking on occasion. My wife and I would never buy or recommend this car to anyone.
The heated seats and Bose radio.
The rear view mirror just doesn't feel sturdy... oh yeah... and it sometimes smokes.
Well, first, the transmission in my Cadillac Catera has been fixed three times and still doesn't work right. It starts out sometimes in a high gear and won't shift or do anything. Also, the a/c unit has been replaced twice and now the car just won't start sometimes and the repair shop can't get it to act up to diagnose the problem. Now it occasionally will start but run rough. The worst thing about the Catera is its depreciation. I paid $17,000 for it and now it's worth only $6,000, if you don't trade it in.
Decent handling, OKpower when it's running. Rides nice on long trips.
I bought it used for $20,000 with
14,000 mi.It drove & handled
great & had pep.The features were
outstanding.But somehow, the constant
mechanical problems tend to overshadow
everything else. As a new mom, this
car is not appropriate. The back seat
is small and there is no storage. The
cup holders stink and the glove
compartment even more so. It starts
very rough in cold whether(40s). I am
on my 4th bose stereo because it
constantly cuts out. The check light
is on constantly and no problems can
be detected. I am on my 3rd set of
expensive tires due to cupping and
slow leaks. I now have 73,000 miles
and will trade before warranty runs
out even w/ neg. equity
The leather (heated) seats are very
nice and so is the sunshade in the
rear window. The tinted mirrors are
great for night driving. It sill
looks great and does have great power
Work on the mechanicals and the
wheels, please. This car is so
expensive to fix. I would be even
more furious if I bought this car
new. Where is the luxery in going to
the dealership! Car hold no resale
This car is a fun car to drive. I have
had plenty of complements on the
interior and the sportiness of the car.
The stereo system is amazing. The car
is one of the most comfortable cars I
have ever owned.
Heated seats, bose stereo, dual air,
and sporty look.
The cup holders are horrible and in a
bad location. Storage needs to be
added to this car.