2001 Cadillac Catera Consumer Review: oil fire!

2001 Cadillac Catera - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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oil fire!
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2001 Cadillac Catera 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


My car caught on fire from a leak in the valve cover, and the fire messed up the wiring. Since then all kinds of funny things happened. The radio worked when it wanted, the gas cap and the trunk switch locked and would not open. I liked my car because it was small and supple to operate, but when the expense of fixing it became too much, I traded it off for a Buick. The final straw was the failure of the engine module which left me without a running car, and a wait for the new part. I have pumped a lot of money into maintenance but this was too much. The reliability was not good so I sold the car... Hated to see ol flame go, but it has gone to the great beyond now

Best Features

comfort, driving pleasure, compact cadillac with a lot of extras ..German built quality but a lot of small flaws resulting in a fire which finished it off

Worst Features

improve wiring access...hard to fix...valve cover warped, causing the fire. too much money to fix...do not forget to replace timing belt when necessary if you want to keep this car
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