Went and test drove a Catera tonight and needed some opinions on my experience. It's a 1997 with about 114k on it.
When you press the gas pedal down just a little the car accelerates very slowly, but when you give it just a little more gas it takes off nicely. Normal? I am assuming it was designed to do that to make for a smooth take off.
The oil pressure and voltmeter work intermittently (mostly working it seems). A little searching on here said that it was probably the multi-function module.
The fuel door seems to be basically broken off. How hard is that to replace?
No sun roof, which seems like it could be a good thing as they seem to be problematic.
The car is overheating at idle, which I am guessing is the aux water pump
Valve cover gaskets recently replaced and don't seem to be leaking. Under the hood looked really clean. The oil was a little low, but clean. There was some gross looking stuff in the oil fill, but since the rest of the oil looked nice I assume to is just condensation. The car hadn't been driven much lately.
Opened the coolant overflow bottle and there was a pressure release, good or bad? Coolant looked beautiful, clean and full.
Anything else to look for?