by ben on Aug 27, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 4dr Sedan
Car runs great and gets good gas mileage when everything functions properly. Cheap aftermarket parts can be a real problem. It is important with these cars to only use high quality ignition components for optimum performance. It would not be a bad idea to replace the vapor canister and EGR valve every four years or so to keep the exhaust clean clean and the car running good.
by Dale Scobert on Jan 17, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais S 2dr Coupe
We bought this car with 10k on it. Loved it from the first moment. We have the very limited 442 version. Heavy duty suspension, great handling, fast, sporty. We now have 268K on it. 2nd motor. It is basically a race motor and costs like one to replace. 6K minimum. very rare 160 horse double overhead cam. Now a brake job costs more than it is worth. You keep owning one of these because they are rare and great fun to drive. Has a water leak that is impossible to find, just started.
by Tyrone on Sep 22, 2007 Vehicle: 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais SL 4dr Sedan
i got this car at about 100k in 2000, now its up to 242k. It has been a very dependable car over the years and needs next to nothing for repairs as long as you keep up the owners manual service guide. I run it on 91/94 octane fuel and have only tired regular gas a few times, but there is a noticeable drop in acceleration and response. I have the 3300v6 3.3L
by jrt921 on May 25, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 4dr Sedan
this vehicle was in the family for
years. Never broke down once. Did have
it's problems- ignition coils went,
went through 3 alternators. Part of
the transmission went at 90K. Other
than that, a dependable car.
by FalseProphet on Sep 22, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais SL 2dr Coupe
This is a fun car to drive, small but
not too small and very quick for what
it is. I love the Quad Four Engine
(2.3L) except for the head gasket
which seems to go out on every one
sooner or later and its about a 700-
800 dollar repair.
by UMGUY475 on Aug 25, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 4dr Sedan
This really was a great car to modify.
At less than 2600 lbs, this peppy
little 4 cyl took very well to speed.
Rebuilt engine, flowmaster exhaust, and
bigger stock wheels made this a very
fast and unexpected street car. Lots
of room in engine compartment for
aftermarket additions. No one expected
a car like this to race so well. This
eats hondas like popcorn. 185,xxx miles.
My 1990 Cutlass Calais (31K miles) has developed this new problem: it dies when I come to a stop. It starts right up again but, as soon as i shift out of park, it dies again. I just paid $500 for a bu...
Wow--I can't believe it! This is the very problem I'm having with 1990 Cutlass Calais (31K miles). Drives fine (both city and highway) but, twice in the last two months, I come to a stop, the car shud...
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