by autos78 on Jun 18, 2013 Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 4dr Sedan
I must be the only one to negatively comment on this car but
it has not served us well. We had to repair the alternator, engine, ignition, transmission and replace the batterys 3 times turn signals 2 times and coolent compartment 1 time.
It only had about 65k miles on it which is bad since this is a total figure. I could see the metal bars behind the seat cloth, the radio sounded bad even with good signal, and I could look down at the road through the rear passenger door.
I even nicknamed it the Christmas car because when it did run the engine sounded like jingle bells.
by mtndog on Jun 29, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 4dr Wagon
We bought this car with 36,000 mi and I average over 60,000 a yr. Since its a wagon, I've used it like a pickup truck hauling things. It has never quit and fully loaded with cargo, when I ask for speed to pass something, that V6 kicks in and GOES! It has 240,000 on it now. The AC unit went out a yr ago, and Ive never gotten it repaired but other than that, normal maintenance, ok maybe not so normal, it's gone about 3-4000 mi over for a LOF, but other than cutting the mileage, it still runs strong. Ave mileage on my commute is about 26-29 with new oil, and 23-25 with old oil. It has never left me stranded, and always starts even when its -20.
Chevy and Pontiac dumped their A-cars (Celebrity, 6000) almost immediately, allowing the W's to replace them, but curiously, Buick and Olds held onto their Century/Ciera. Probably because they were s...