Date: 17 Sep 97 12:56:27 GMT
From: (William T. Messerle)
Subject: Re: Cadillac Catera - A Fine Euro-Sedan

Lou Stitzer ( wrote: : On Tue, 16 Sep 1997 19:57:57 +1000, KIRK KRONEMBERG : <> wrote: : >Hi everyone, excuse my ignorance but what is a Catera??? I'm from : >Australia and I have never heard the car mentioned before. I'm shopping : >for a new car and from the way everyone is describing it, it appears to : >have some credit. : > : > : >Kirk : Kirk, : It's an overpriced Caddilac made by GM. My uncle leased one and loves : it. I personally think it's too small to be a Caddy. They remind me of : Caddilac's cheap attempt to make a small Caddilac from the 80's called : a Cimmeron. In my opinion it was just a glorified Chevy Caviler. Fortunately for Caddilac, they realized the huge mistake they made with the Cimmeron. They however do learn from their mistakes and seem to have a winner with the Catera. The reason for the size, is to attract the younger buyers that associate the Deville and El Dorado with Caddilac's average buyer - someone roughly in their 70s!!! The car has a good engine, great interior, and a nice look! It also seems to have a good customer base that seem to all love it based on some of the previous posts! Give it a chance - the American car manufacturers have come a long way - this may be one of the last "catch up" steps that they need to take!! bill

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