1997 Cadillac Catera Consumer Review: Not Worth It

1997 Cadillac Catera - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

68 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Not Worth It
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1997 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


I bought the car 2 years ago with low
mileage. Since then, the tension
pulley for the timing belt let go
damaging the engine (fortunately under
recall), needed new coil, spark plugs
and wires ($1,300), new tires (bought
inexpensive Cooper tires at $795),
needed new brakes (not done at the
dealer at $500), and now all 24 valves
are being replaced, along with the
timing belt that was replaced last
year ($2,700). The fog lamps don't
work, the passenger client control
doesn't work and the radio doesn't get
any AM stations. While fun to drive,
it has been a horrible car because of
the repairs and its cost.

Best Features

It is fun to drive when it is running.

Worst Features

None, because thankfully, they don't make this car anymore.
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