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.
Basic look of it as well as the hidden seat in the back. Able to haul the kids and friends without much difficulty.
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Wagon 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.
We bought th wagon with 80,000 miles on
it in 1998. Since then, we have driven
it a huge amount and it has managed to
withstand the beating. At 120,000, the
original engine threw a rod in the
cylinder, and we replaced the engine.
The car hasn't always been kept up to
date with oil changes and tune ups, but
it still manages to run fairly well.
Other than that, the main parts we've
had to replace are the hoses,
sparkplugs, the fan belt, and some
wheels in the engine,and the muffler.
It currently has 207,000 miles on it
and is doing well.
The front seat space is great, and it
is a soft riding car for the most
part. The cargo space is huge, and it
hasa lot of storage space.
The lone cupholder broke.The interior
plastics aren't too great, but they are
holding together well.The middle seat
afford to be a little higher off the
ground, and the suicide seat hasnt't
been used in a long time.Lastly, it
could stand to be a little quieter.