2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0 Liter Gas - Benzin from Germany
Overall satisfied with the car function with a prerequisite to work with good Cadillac service.
-2008- ca 76800km (47k miles)
- Ignition Coil
- Spark plugs
- ECU - Electronic Control Unit
- Timing Belt (replaced in 2003 GM recall, possible dealer mistake using timing belt for 2.6 Liter engine)
- Single CD player is kaput.
- Driver side door rubber and "open control" replaced.
-2006- 60000km (37k miles)
Right front side body work and front bumper due to accident.
-2004- ca 50000km (32k miles)
- Windshield replaced due to weather "stress" crack in one corner of the windshield.
- Front axle - brake pad replacement.
-2003- ca. 35000km (25k miles)
All tires replaced.
GM recall - timing belt.
-2002- Auto shipped to Germany and certified for operation in Europe. No mechanical problems.
-2000- Auto bought in the USA.
- General Comments-
Good performance of the engine, road handling in all weather conditions, and interior comfort of the 2000 Catera.
Difficult to order parts for the Catera in Germany. Many Cadillac specific parts must ship from the US.
Difficult to locate quality Cadillac service in Germany.
Some operators are technically proficient to perform service on the auto. The average customer service is a (3,5) in a scale of 1 to 5, 1 is the best rate and 5 is the worst rate.
Car performance is responsive in all acceleration conditions until speed exceeds 150km/st (93mph) on the Autobahn - highway.
Excellent breaking controls in all driving conditions! Accidents were definitely avoided with the break systems controls.
Engine petrol consumption rate is lower than advertised by Cadillac: From 200 miles/14 gallons to 255 miles / 14.5 gallons - 13L/100km.
Premium benzine is used in the engine operation.
Average driving condition is equal between city and autobahn conditions.
All interior controls performed without problems. The environment controls must be set to high fan flow with 3 or more passengers are traveling together in the Catera.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th April, 2008