1997 Cadillac Catera Consumer Review: Paying for the name only

1997 Cadillac Catera - Consumer Review

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68 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Paying for the name only
By mary on


1997 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan


This car is a great ride. That's it. I can not find anyone to fix whatever is wrong. Dealers laugh at the cost to fix it. It runs for a week and then quits. Over and over again. I feel like driving it through a dealer window, but bought it privately. I will stick to Toyota from past experience. I thought since the motor was made in Germany that it would be a good car. I was wrong! This car needs to have permanent retirement in a junk yard. I would feel guilty selling it to anyone as gullible as I was. I should have known better (what was I thinking not buying a Toyota?).

Best Features

It's a great and comfortable ride, that's it.

Worst Features

A reliable engine, transmission, and electrical system is needed on this car, like most other American cars. It's also a bit squirrely on the road, especially loose gravel and ice.
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