2001 Cadillac Catera Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2001 Cadillac Catera Sport 3.0L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

This is a great car PERIOD!

Faults:

I have had no problems with this vehicle. It is a dream to drive and looks incredible too!

General Comments:

This is my third Cadillac and I was hesitant about buying a Catera because I have heard the horror stories about the cars, but this IS a great vehicle. It has all of the luxuries of a Cadillac in a little sporty body! I truly love this car and my next will be the STS-V!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2005

16th Oct 2005, 02:32

I have to agree most of the bugs had been worked out of the 2000 or better models.. I have a 2000 cadillac sport with 90,000 miles on it have not had any major problems with the car.. running strong and looking good.. I'm still glad I bought the car..

2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired51175 miles
Most recent distance52100 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

One of the best cars I have ever owned

Faults:

I purchased my Catera last week and so far I have only had to have the fog light assemblies replaced and a front end alignment.

General Comments:

This is my first Cadillac and I must say I love it. I grew up with Mercedes and have always wanted one. When we saw this Catera, I thought it may be an OK car to trade my Toyota Celica for. I did a ton of research on this vehicle and must say I fell in love even more. We bought a 2001 and it has every option one could ever want. I love this car and if everything keeps going well, I will definitely buy a CTS next. I love my Catera!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2005

2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L DOHC V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0L DOHC V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

Sporty Compact Car

Faults:

The passenger side climate control actuator does not want to work all the time.

Nothing else is mechanically wrong.

General Comments:

This car appealed to me greatly when it come time to buy another vehicle.

I read all the horror stories about the Catera being a complete lemon, but soon to my surprise I found that nearly every problem had been fixed by 2000, so I decided to purchase mine.

The interior is very roomy for a compact car and very plush.

This car is quick though slow of the line. Handling is firm and precise.

I wouldn't have considered buying a this same car if it was 1998 or older, but so far mine is doing great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2005

26th Mar 2005, 11:01

Thanks for the post.

You say that your research uncovered the fact that most of the nightmare problems mentioned by others had been fixed by 2000.

Could I ask you how you discovered this? I would like to get a better picture of the newer Cateras, and reading the kinds of results that you mention would greatly help me in my attitude toward this car.

Thanks. Rick

rick@igo.com.mx.

2001 Cadillac Catera from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carPontiac Montana

Summary:

Great road car and for zipping around town. Rides like a Cadillac!!

Faults:

Not a thing... but only have had it now for 3000 miles.

General Comments:

Very comfortable, quiet, vibration-free car. Acceleration and handling are so-so, but very acceptable.

Love that Bose stereo.

Wish I had a few more places to put personal stuff (purse, phone, glasses, etc). Guess I'm a bit spoiled in this matter because I had gobs of room in my last car... a Pontiac minivan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2004

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 15 reviews