by Portland on Jun 9, 2010 Vehicle: 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL Cruiser 4dr Wagon
Bought for 600 bucks and required a few fixes. Parts are extremely cheap and car is easy to maintain. It has a few occasional quirks but all in all a decent car. When I bought it, I replaced (with new parts). rotors, caliper, water pump, fuel pressure regulator, new exhaust system, spark plugs, tires, added a cd changer, and numerous other mechanical fixes to get it up to snuff and still have not (including sale) invested over 1K for the car.
by wderse on Jan 21, 2009 Vehicle: 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S Cruiser 4dr Wagon
Bought this thing with 82,000 miles on it for 1,700 dollars in 2003. I drive long distances for service work (fits my 6 foot ladder right in back) and other than a replaceing a wheel bearing at 188,000 miles and the starter at 212,000 miles, i havent done anything to it other than regular maintainance (breaks, hoses, spark plugs, oil changes, tires). i work on my own cars, so I figure this car costs me about what 1 car payment would per year ($250) plus gas of course.
by tonybro70 on Nov 16, 2008 Vehicle: 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan
I am a rural mail carrier for the postal service. We must provide our own vehicles and I have been through several in my 12 years. Cars like the Ford Taurus can't hold a candle to this Cutlass. I've bought 3 of them now. One was a wagon (the best one so far) and sold it when the A/C compressor went out at about 135K. The second one was a sedan and sold it at 120K when the computer wouldn't reset. The third was a '94 with the 3.3L V6. In my opinion this is the best engine you can get from Olds. Forget the 4 cylinder, this one has great power and reliability. The interior is spacious and comfortable. All the gadgets work, it rides smooth and can take a beating. I would recommend it.
by hos on Feb 24, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan
I or someone in my family has owned
this vehicle for 14 years. Buku
miles. Some problems, but overall a
terrific car, as far as realibility.
Transmission was replaced at 100,000
but no problems since then. Minor
things, alternators, water pump,
regular maintenance items like brakes,
but this has been a very reliable car.
by Vai on Oct 10, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan
I bought this car three years ago
(with 150k miles) for $500, thinking
it would last me a year or so. Three
years (and three Western NY snow belt
winters) later, this jalopy just keeps
on going. The looks, ride quality,
vibration, noise etc. are pretty bad
but the basic powertrain is still
solid. The 3.3 V6 and the tranny are
in great shape - the acceleration is
good (for a family sedan) and it still
gives me 24 mpg on open roads (with
zero oil burning), which really
impresses me. I'm going to drive this
thing till it falls apart!
by JPitz on Sep 5, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 4dr Sedan
I had this car for about 1.5 yrs. and
it was ok. The dashboard started to
come apart from the car which worried
me, the air conditioning went out,
costing about $1000 to fix and update,
the back seat was uncomfortable and the
trunk leaked a lot. The window cranks
kept falling off the doors and the door
handles started to seperate from the
doors making it hard to open from the
inside. The car was pretty much
reliable but wouldn't own one again if
it was given to me, there was just to
much to fix on it.
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