Introduced for 1997, Cadillac's entry-level Catera was derived from the European Opel Omega.
Equipped with a 3.0-liter V6, this rear-drive sports sedan accelerates smoothly and handles with agility.
The ride is firm, yet well controlled and supple.
Traction-control was standard.
The roomy interior featured large, supportive front seats and a spacious rear seat that folds to expand the trunk.
It was a good car, but plagued from the start with reliability problems.
The CTS replaced it for 2002