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By ben
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 4dr Sedan


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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.


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Torque Converter Clutch


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Little rocket ship, gotta love my 442
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By Dale Scobert
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais S 2dr Coupe


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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.


Favorite Features

Power to weight. Very solid car. Sporty performance. Good mileage for what you get.


Suggested Improvements

Cheaper replacement motors.


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1990 Olds SL
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By Tyrone
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais SL 4dr Sedan


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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


Favorite Features

My favorite feature is the Driver Information System


Suggested Improvements

Best battery you can find, poor charging system. 91/94 octane fuel. Change your oil and air filter premature for best results especially in dusty areas.


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Blue bomber
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By jrt921
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

Easy access to everything in the engine. Can do a lot of the work yourself if you know how. Good mileage- up to 40 MPG on the freeway.


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Quad 4 quick but costly
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By FalseProphet
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais SL 2dr Coupe


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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.


Suggested Improvements

Better disign with the head gasket costly to repair


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