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Old 05-24-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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its a rebadged opal... i wouldnt touch one with a 20ft pole....

catera FTL

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Ahhh. I thought I remembered reading that here but I wasn't sure.
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Up until about a month ago I thought they were FWD. But I found out that they are rear.
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there are a boatload of them for sale on autotrader
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ive worked on my share.
i have seen coolant leaks at the oil cooler under the lower intake, it will drip down the driver side of the transmission bell housing where the engine and tranny meet.
and timing belt tensioners as well, a big job, g.m makes a kit that helps you keep everything intacked while replacing parts........
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Catera=FAIL

Damn things were never anything but trouble at the auction.
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The Caddy that zigs....
until recently, I thought they were a rebadged Malibu. Kinda like the old Cadillac Cavalier (cimarron)
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Be VERY leary of the motors......Like to give out and are VERY expensive used ($1500+)
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That car is EASILY the biggest mistake Cadillac ever made, and possibly GM as well.

I'd feel more at easy buying a 3-cylinder (with a miss) Geo Metro.
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