Am I the only one here who has had a relatively trouble free Cat? I've owned 2 of these cars in the last 5 years and my most recent 98 has been near flawless. In the last 3 years I have changed my oil and done one tune up(just regular maintainance) and have had nothing but the joy and pleasure of driving this awesome car. After reading through the forum and talking with various mechanics about the car I have to say I am disappointed in Cadillac for pretty much writing these cars off resulting in a extreme lack of knowledge from their staff and ultimately discouraging people from purchasing these fine automobiles. Is it possible that I got the only Catera made on a Wednesday when all workers were in their prime? Come on guys give the Cat a break and show her some love. You may be surprised what you get in return. Btw someone posted a comment about talking with the right people and knowing where to look for parts. This is sooo true as the Caddy Dealership here in town wanted $2000 to do a $300 tuneup! Rule # 1, the last place to look for advice or buy parts is a Cadillac Dealership! Catera gets my vote over anything else in its class or price range, hands down ! Good luck to everyone out there in Caddy land.