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    I got a Catera!!

    Hey guys!

    I bought a 2000 Catera last night. $9900 with 50,000 miles. Real nice!

    I got my rims on there too!!! It was a bitch though.. It's weird how the lugs on the catera have the studs already on them. I am kind of scared about my rims though.. I need to keep a close eye on it.. It was just weird the way they bolted up.. The holes lines up and all 5 lugs are there, but they kind of went in at a weird angle. What is the diminsion of the bold pattern? I think my rims are 5x100 or 5x113.

    Justin

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    5x110

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    So do you think I should take the 5x100s off, or just keep a close eye on the tighness of the lugs?

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    Just keep a close watch, make sure everything is on there ok... im surprised how it fit but.. ok.


    If you dont feel right, take em off and put on ones that are correct for the vehicle. Thats the best thought to this.

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    cool

    Yea a few lugs went in a little slanted.. but nothing stripped and all five are there!

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    I decided to play it safe and put the stock wheels back on...

    However I just ran a carfax and found this catera was am lemon manufacturor buyback!!! the dealer never mentioned this!! what is that all about?? Should I be worried??

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    I believe that means the car was fixed though...


    Check back with the dealer and get any info you can on it... they have to provide you with this info.

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    What state are you in? I or you could look up lemon laws...

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    I am in MN.. Please look it up for me.. Thanks

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    Carfax before buying, not after.

    I think the car should do fine, it's just gonna rape your resale value.

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    If the car was repurchased by the manufacturer (lemon law) the vehicle is to be repaired by the repurchasing facility prior to it going to an auction. Unfortunately, many Cadillac cateras were repurchased for various reasons. Repurchased vehicles retain about 50% of the value of a similar non-lamon law vehicle.

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    Ok, but I wonder if they had to tell me it was a buyback under MN law?

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    Ok here was the dealers reply:

    "Justin,
    Heres the deal with ALL Cateras, when they first came out they had an air
    conditioning issue and they were recalled fixed and then sold. There really
    isnt much more to say. It was not a safety/mechanical issue as far as
    performance goes. The a/c was malfunctioning. It is not uncommon on domestic
    vehicles to have these. Let me know what you think from here. We have
    inspected that vehicle and found no issues with that a/c system or any sytems.
    Let me know
    Susan"

    Do you think this is BS?

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    Hey justin, thats funny.. i use to live in MN.. (6 years, in a suburb near minneapolis)

    But reguardless, yes that does sound like BS... what did carfax tell you?

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    Re: I got a Catera!!

    they said its a buyback lemon.. I am looking at a 2001 with 32000 for 14,500.. That seems like a good deal.

    Justin

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