New gm product:) - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1987-1991 Parley with regards to your 1987 to 1991 Bonneville, Olds 88 or Buick Le Sabre Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-2003, 05:46 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: bathurst new brunswick
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnieboy23 is on a distinguished road
Default New gm product:)

Well guys...i got the car i always wanted today ... a 1998 cadillac Catera.. 3.0 liter RWD... and she rolls, Dad found this for me at an auction, black on black and looooooaded . her and bonny sit snug in the garage..just so cute
bonnieboy23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2003, 10:12 AM   #2
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

congrats

The Catera is a sweet little car
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2003, 02:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,392
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fuddyduddy121 is on a distinguished road
Default

Watch the timing belt! Has it been replaced yet along with the water pump? How many miles are on it?
fuddyduddy121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2003, 02:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Halifax, Canada 91SSE / 97SSEi
Posts: 5,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Merlin 91/97 is on a distinguished road
Default

So what are you driving down to Hfx this weekend? Bonnie or Catera?
Merlin 91/97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2003, 09:29 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ab,ca
Posts: 1,963
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1992 trofeo is on a distinguished road
Default eww

why does cadillac always want a cheap ugly car. (no offence ) lol but that and the new cts are just the poor mans caddi. shoulda atleast bought a 93-94 siville. and cadilracs need to be BIG v8 and FWD like the 74 501 lol. great car took 2 miles to get to top speed and 12mile to slow down from top speed.
1992 trofeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2003, 10:05 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: GTA, ON, Canada
Posts: 594
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mike G is on a distinguished road
Default

Thats a sweet ride. Happy to hear that you still have the Bonnie.
Mike G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2003, 10:34 PM   #7
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lazicn is on a distinguished road
Default

My dad has a 1999 Catera, with about 80,000km on it. Aside from some original logic glitches (headlights would stay on, car would randomly stall while driving...even on the highway), my dad really loves that car. Got some pep for such a heavy car, and about the same on gas as the 88 SSE. Great highway car, comfortable, excellent value for the money. Personally, I like the drivability and interior of the car much more than the exterior but I guess cant be too picky. Few mechanical problems so far - very reliable.
lazicn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2003, 03:11 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: bathurst new brunswick
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnieboy23 is on a distinguished road
Default

well boys....that didnt last long, dad was driving the car the other day when he noticed that it always hauled to the right. , since he bought it at a-1 auctions for 12,900 he figured he needed an alignment. he got that done. everything was good.

Turns out the car was in an accident that bent the front crossbeam.so the car is not lined up at all. Dad took the car down to moncton and put stop payment on his cheque. So now im stuck without a car as my bonneville is in my name and I have to put the insurance in one lump some. which sucks .

On the other hand. im not paying for a lemon anymore, note to everyone out there, When buying from an auction, when something seems like a steal , maybe they be steallin from you!.
bonnieboy23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2003, 05:35 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,392
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fuddyduddy121 is on a distinguished road
Default

Speaking of the alignment - The early Cateras had a wicked sport-tuned alignment which caused the car to go through tires like water.
fuddyduddy121 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ongoing UIM repair thoughts and new product. Bob Dillon 1992-1999 8 05-15-2006 01:44 PM
Bought a new product tonight. SSEimatt93 Lounge 1 11-16-2004 01:05 AM
Ultimate Filter! (new product test by willwren/allmachtige) Allmachtige Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 19 09-23-2003 12:36 AM
New product from ZZperformance willwren Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 5 02-07-2003 05:49 PM
New Product from DP - brake rotors willwren Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 21 11-27-2002 12:08 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:18 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.