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1997 Cadillac Catera

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97 Catera
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jay Hayden
on

Vehicle

1997 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

This is one of our favorite cars we
have owned. Overall excellent comfort
and performance and fun to drive.
Initial quality problems disappeared
over time. The longer we owned it, the
better we liked it.


Best Features

Comfort, performance, size, economy.


Worst Features

Limited storage in glove box.


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catera
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By lindsay12345
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1997 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

This car has so many great features on
it and currently (5/04) can be bought
for a pretty low price compared to
others in its class (but repairs will
be just as expensive). I've been very
satisfied with it mechanically but
there have been some electrical
problems. I am concerned though as a
current owner about how quickly its
value has gone down.


Best Features

Interior is lovely and comfortable, handles well, auto up/down windows, steering wheel radio controls, very peppy.


Worst Features

Needs better cupholders and, more importantly, a better electrical system.


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fun to drive, expensive to fix
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By 2000lainey
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Vehicle

1997 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought the 97 because of the drive and
how it holds the road. Love the sport
drive, accelerates and holds it. Like
the way it looks but the mechanical
reliability is iffy. Timing tensioner
broke, $3500 fix. Two years later, a 4
day old belt squeal ended as a $600
repair. Has 85000 miles on it and
getting rid of it.


Best Features

The sport drive feature, love the way it accelerates when entering the freeway


Worst Features

Bad engineering on the belt and pulley system. It destroyed the Catera name and devalued any resale value.


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its great
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By justin H
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Vehicle

1997 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

great car for anyone with taste!!!


Best Features

traction control, tranny, bose stereo


Worst Features

none needed


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catera
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By killianclemens
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Vehicle

1997 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


Review

i have had a lot of trouble with the
car the electrical aspect of the car
sucks.


Best Features

the favorite thing about the catera is the looks and the interior.


Worst Features

they no longer make the car, that is probable a good idea. it has a lot of electrical problems and all of the dashboard lights continue to go on all the time.


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