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1998 Cadillac Catera

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Germany

1998 Cadillac Catera Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
5.8
Out of 10

Based on 215 Ratings for the 1997 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    6.0/10
    Quality
    6.3/10
  • Reliability
    5.9/10
    Performance
    6.8/10
  • Comfort
    7.6/10
    Styling
    7.2/10

Great Car, Heartbreak Repairs. What a beauty.

By on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive. Luxurious and Sporty."

Cons: "Expensive to Repair"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I absolutely love this car. Pride of ownership. Luxurious, thick, leather seats. Still, stylish after 14 years. Smooth ride. Great acceleration. Auto dimmer on the rearview mirror. However, it is German made and it costs a small fortune to repair and believe me, it has practically had everything done -- including replacing the hood latch ($$$). Right now, the speedometer doesn't work and internet research shows this to be a common problem that should have been recalled. The part costs about $400 and a mechanic can put it on for about $100. Do I want to spend another $500. For in-city driving, I can do without a speedometer. Other Catera owners say they use a GPS to tell them how fast they are going. Do I want to sell the car, as-is, or hold on to it because I do love this car and it drives so smoothly. It is like driving a couch with a steering wheel."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

NOT REALLY WORTH THE MONEY

By on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,534

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This car has been a money pit since I got it 2years ago. tranny went out had it rebuilt. Then 6months later had to rebuild it again Crank sensor. Fuel pump twice. Speedometer mod rebuilt 4 times."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Really bad

By on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Nice inside"

Cons: "Everything else"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Car shuts off while driving. I've seen stories on this car from other people I just wish I saw it before I bought. I payed $800 for this and would give someone another $800 to take this death trap off my hands. We have nick named this car Carrie because its possessed. Stuff works when it wants to. One minute the radios on. Then turns off by itself. Off to be donated to a high school tech shop"

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

I bought it almost a year ago and it ran good

By on Sunday, December 23, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "it will get you were you need to go"

Cons: "the motor smokes for some reason"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I bought this car almost a year ago from an auction. It ran good until here recent it starting tearing up and I haven't got the money to fix it any more. I'm just wanting something more dependable for work."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best car ive ever owned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By on Sunday, October 07, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price,fast,good mpg,lots of room,good radio,"

Cons: "parts are a little expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Ive put over 50,000 thousand miles on this beauty and have only had to do routine maintenence, the only down fall is the parts are a little price but last a while great stock radio, handels like a bmw, good on gas i get almost 35mpg with mine as long as your not on the gas really hard."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

I cant believe people hate these cars!

By on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "handling,freeway speed is very nice,"

Cons: "only opel in US parts are 10 to 20 more evertime"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Mabey the other shoe is about to drop but i got this thing for next to nothing and i love it! Its fast and handles better than any car i have ever driven. The old lady i got it from had all paperwork from new. it had all the recalls done because it never got driven enough to have the water pump problems.I put some new bushing in front,new tires and factory seals in rear end.10000 miles and i Love it."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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