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By ben
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Sedan 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.


Favorite Features

Torque Converter Clutch


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1990 Olds SL
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By Tyrone
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Sedan 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 Sedan 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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My Familie's reliable Oldsmobeater
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By Chris Lunsman
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Sedan S 4dr Sedan


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Its been a very long time since we bought our Oldsmomile back in 1990. The car still runs strong. We had no big mechanical corrections until about a year ago. We put $800 into it, but thats the most its every needed. The engine for a couple years was running on three cylinders, because of a stuck spark plug caused by a blown gasget. For a four cylinder this thing gets up and moves. My father drove this car to his work (45 miles) everyday for 10 years. This is why the car now has 183,250 miles on it and is still running strong. We have never owned a car that had this many miles before. Overall my family was very glad to have bought this car.


Favorite Features

180 horsepower 2.3 litre engine Ability to "kick it in" at cruising speed


Suggested Improvements

Can't say much since Oldsmobile does not make this any more, but thats okay. Its very uncommon to see these cars on the road today, and thats why I am proud of the miles it has on it odometer.


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By UMGUY475
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Great stock air intake, no need to replace. No restrictive air box. Great throttle response. Even the automatic tranny races well.


Suggested Improvements

Braking distance kinda sucks, especially in the rain. Also is difficult to fit a turbo to.


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