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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Please help with older cateras in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; ok heres the deal, i read on this website that the 97-99 cateras are problems cars. so im wondering how ...
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    Please help with older cateras

    ok heres the deal, i read on this website that the 97-99 cateras are problems cars. so im wondering how bad are the problems, and if i buy a 97 catera does that definitely mean ill gave problems no matter what? are all of these older cateras bad cars that break down? i really want to get a 97 catera but is it not worth it? please help

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    Re: Please help with older cateras

    you'll pretty much definatly get some problems...if the price is right though, and your willing to put up with a little work, then go for it :-) theyre fun cars to drive

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    Re: Please help with older cateras

    The 99's are really not to bad. I have spoken to many people about the 99 who haven't had any problems. I have put 18,000 miles on my 99 and haven't seen the first bit of trouble.....then again, maybe i'm lucky

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    Re: Please help with older cateras

    Quote Originally Posted by vogel81
    The 99's are really not to bad. I have spoken to many people about the 99 who haven't had any problems. I have put 18,000 miles on my 99 and haven't seen the first bit of trouble.....then again, maybe i'm lucky
    Yeah, the 99's arent. That was the year when they did some Internal makeovers before they did external. The engine got updated, including electronic throttle which the 2000 and 2001 have. There are others besides this that got redesigned/upgraded. Im not sure but it may be the EARLY made 99' cars that have the problems transmitted over from the 97-98 ones. Or it could be entirely by fault that the cars still do it.

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    Re: Please help with older cateras

    thanks for the help guys, its tempting to buy one but im still not sure, might just get a newer integra instead.. but i really like cateras, they are one nice looking car. thanks again

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    Re: Please help with older cateras

    what are you out for though......if ya want sporty luxury, the Catera is an option....maybe an Acura CL or TL....(Assuming you like Acuras by your username)....BMW 3 series......
    You'd probably be paying the same price for those cars (97+, earlier in the Bimmer case), getting the same TYPE of car, but less problems.....
    Or ya could get the Integra... Take them all out for test drives.....then decide.....

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