1997 Cadillac Catera User Reviews

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1997 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Comfortable And Stylish But Expensive To Maintain! — The only problem I have had with this car really is the electrical issue I am trying to work out. The interior lights are not working properly and have worked only a couple of times since I purchased the car this February.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfort, style

Cons: Research shows this car is expensive to maintain and a lot of parts are no longer available.

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1997 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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I Am Happy That I Bought My Catera Regardless Of Any Issues That I Have Now. It's A Safe Car! — Great car, but since I became the 4th owner on May 1st,2010, I have replaced 4 tires, because the previous tires were showing cracks and would eventually need replacing sooner or later.I bought the exact same tires as were on the car when I bought it. Michelin MXM4's. I have minor things needing replacing and repairing in and outside of my car, because of the previous owners care for the car, but overall, it has low,low,miles on the car,and is in near excellent condition for the year. I can't expect perfection from any car that is 13 years old with 3 previous owners before me! Take a look at my cars pics, it is in great shape and looks fabulous for a 1997! I absolutely LOVE my Cadillac Catera!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Minor issues inside and out!

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1997 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Caddy Craptera — It was a great car whenever it ran. It was in the shop for six months and when i finally got it out, before i got on the freeway the check engine light started to blink and it was misfiring.... :-( Once the trans started slipping no less than a week later i parked it and sold it afterward....

Pros: Ride quality

Cons: Reliablity!

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1997 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Go For It! — this is a great car and has lots of balls. . .but it is not very fuel efficient. . . its way better than asian cars in many aspects. . . just not mpg! i love this car but i could get about the same mpg on a new hummer lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good Power, Good Quality

Cons: Bad MPG

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1997 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Good Car Just A Poor Build Job On Cadillacs Part. — Great car if not for the electrical issues present in the 97s, But overall and extended warranty is the way to go. Best handling car I have ever owned and plenty of power for now....but for now I will continue to fix and drive this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, Power, and Fun

Cons: Many electrical Issues

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1997 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Great — I love the sport mode. It is very tight.. Its 3.0 six banger has 300 hp. The sport mode tightens up the shifting and gives you better performance, Unfortuantely it really drops in mpg. All in all I love this car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: The aluminum alloy wheels.

Cons: It doesnt offroad

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1997 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Best Entry Level Cadillac Ever — this care has everything you could want from heated rear seats to a perfect ride but it is missing a key part, a good north-star V8. not to mention it is always in the shop

Pros: Comfortable, room in rear seats, rear seats heated

Cons: engine, build quality

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1997 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Nice — Very comfy ride, electrical problems suck

Pros: Comfort

Cons: Electrical probs

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Cadillac Catera Reviews

Good By ltenzor

Thi car handles nicely, has lots of power, great sound system and a quiet ride. It is fun to drive. Heated seats are very nice in the winter. Air conditioning works great. Really like the fold dow... Read More

Great Car By cadalliac2001bm

its i great car to have if u have a small family or just a two person family. its nice to look at and its clean inside and out. its a odd make..made in germany not america but drives Read More

2000 Cadillac Catera Reviews

It Was A Fun Car To Have But Near The 2nd Year Of Owning It, I Couldn't Wait To Get Rid Of It. By Brian

It wasn't super powerful but it was pretty quick. Braking was better than average and handling was decent. Build quality was horrible. After a few years, the car really started to fall apart. Appe... Read More

I Love It By Erin

this is the second catera i've had and i love them...except when i need to replace things..parts are EXPENSIVE; bumper cover $400, headlight $400, being seen by a hot guy driving a nice car priceless ... Read More

1999 Cadillac Catera Reviews

I Love It But Can't Afford To Keep Making Repairs By primepretty

the car runs smooth but I had a lot of electrical issues with it. the controls that the radio, gas tank and trunk is connected you would go on and off when it wanted to. When you get the car servi... Read More

1 Cupholder Or Not This Car Rocks! By Alonna

i absolutely love my caddy! It was a gift from the hubby and i love it! Black on black with chrome rims and awesome!This car is amazingly smooth to drive and has 3 different modes to drive in-Sport Re... Read More

1998 Cadillac Catera Reviews

Last Choice Car... By Subbu

I bought this used car and owned it for 3 years. This car got a good luxury features in that year model. Vehicle is heavy compared to similar line cars. The car got several issues with the engine & ot... Read More

Made In Germany By Elliot

It didnt come with the northstar engine.But it was built in Germany. So it is pretty well built.The car really handles well at high speeds, and corners like no other car I've owned. I wish I bought it... Read More

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