This is a great driving car and still
looks good. It is the worst
mechanical nightmare ever designed.
The engine has been rebuilt 2X by
Cadillac at no charge after the
warranty because they were so
embarrassed. Every repair is serious,
frequent and costly. Truly an
engineer's disaster. Should never have
Have a good mechanic handy that likes
a real challenge.
With in the last couple of years the
car has held its own in repairs. Only
the tranny has needed replacement in
the past 3 years. But before that,
everything seemed to go wrong. Tranny
replaced after 3 months, new radiator
My '97 Catera gets 31 mpg on the
highway and 22 in the city. It handles
better than my last Mercedes, and is
cheaper to fix. Yes, it has had some
minor issues, but so do all cars. If
this is a poor quality car, I want more
like it built in the USA!!
Technology, lots of it.
Extendable steering wheel. Can be a
little uncomfortable on long trips.
I love to drive this car. Very
comfortable. Very appealing to the eye,
get tons of comments. Fast, sporty, and
luxurious. I've heard many, but Bose 8
speaker sound system is definitely one
of the best factory system out there.
I've had the car for over a year and
only major problem has been a recall
item, but I hear of some mechanical
problems. Thinking of selling. But at
the price they are goin for now, would
recommend but beware of repair cost.
Bose 8 speaker sound system, ride
comfort, appearance, power and speed.
fold down back seats allow for hauling
alot. dual digital climate control.
cup holders, which they do have a
modified one out. call recalls for
popular repaired items.