I bought my Catera in October of 2001; the deal I got combined with 0% financing for 5 years was too good to refuse. Overall I'm happy with my Catera. It's cleanly styled both inside and out, and my car is tightly and solidly built. Power is strictly average considering the car's weight, but for routine driving it's fine. Handling is quite good, and the seating is roomy and very comfortable. I've had two or three minor problems, but nothing major over the car's first 5,000 miles.
Clean styling, comfortable seats, tight build quality, very good handling
Could use more engine power considering the car's weight; armrests on the doors are too narrow; transmission's torque converter locks up too early, sapping power during acceleration.