The 1997 Cadillac Catera is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include and 4dr Sedan. Catera models are available with a 3.0 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 200 hp, depending on engine type. The 1997 Catera comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The 1997 Catera comes with a basic warranty, a roadside warranty, and a powertrain warranty.
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Review I bought a new 97 Catera in late 1997, thinking I was getting a good deal with discounts/rebates. Catera was not without its virtues. It handled very well, had a fun sport suspension setting and was pretty comfortable. I overlooked the bland styling. None of these things mattered when the car began falling apart within weeks. First, the gas tank was removed to fix a broken sensor. Soon after, a gasket blew. Then the fuel pump died. The most persistent problem was with the door locks, which malfunctioned often and prevented the doors from closing. Lindsay Cadillac service (VA) was terrible, with many return visits for door locks. All of this happened within about 16 months of purchase.
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