1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0 from North America
I love it, except repair costs
I got it in October. Put new tires on it.
In March it kept shutting of on me, once it warmed up. I got a fuel pump, thinking it was that ($300), but that wasn't the problem. It ended up being the crankshaft sensor, I guess it is a very common problem after I got reading ($100).
Now, 20k after I bought it, the control arm bushings are warn out ($200).
In my opinion every car has its downfalls. I have heard of people having bad luck with these cars. I drive mine pretty hard (19 years old). I think I have had pretty good luck with it. I like to read forums now so I can find the problem and fix it myself, before I bring it to Cadillac and get screwed over like in the past.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th May, 2007
21st Feb 2008, 20:38
Sounds like we should network. I just bought a 1998 Catera this month with 87000 miles on it. Runs great, but I heard a rattling sound around the front passenger side and I'm not sure what it is? It's not an axle and I only heard it for a sec then it stopped, and no it wasn't when I was turning. Contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org.