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By defunctwarrior
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 4dr Sedan


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i bought this car thinking it was a gem, some of my family members had the same vehicle and it lasted a long time. i found one with a little rust and only 75k and snatched it up for 2500. 2 months afterwards it started idling really rough, eventually sputtering and stalling. mechanics said it was a mass airflow sensor. i replaced it and it ran fine for 4 days, then the same issue came back. it sounds like the idle bounces, and it has a whine in it. usually i call it a "death rattle" but i know this car has a lot of life left in it. any suggestions on what to look for as a far as repairs?


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Top Notch Basic Car* RELIABLE
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By angelzfly
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 4dr Sedan


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Bought the car for $1100.00 at 29K!!! Mint inside everything original. Power driver seat added a brand new CD Player. Needed a Rack & Pinion, oil pan, rear brakes & lines. My brother did the rack for $200.00 mechanics charge $1000.00+ parts! My brother also did the Brand new oil pan too for free. The car sat for a while before I got it. I found the original window sticker $14,995.00 and receits from 3 mo ago for belts wheel cylinders exaust and more over $2k in work+ new tires! Guess they diddnt want to finish the bigger jobs! my gain! I love the car and Im painting it soon! Has surface rust on doors and rear wells, also front wells but got brand new front fenders for $250 Love it!!!


Favorite Features

Everything great car all around! AC works!!! Power is strong in this engine for the type of car it is! 3.3 V6 AKA "The Baby 3800-V6" or "Baby 38" in my book. Awsome ride.


Suggested Improvements

The rear light display looks whack. Everything else is the way I like it, old and tough. Cars that last unlike a lot of new junk.


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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Scholtzy
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan


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I got this car with 58K miles on it & about 8 months ago, i started having problems w/ it. It started sputtering one day & stalled out, & since that day it has not been reliable. While i am driving, it will stall & sometimes it sputters too. I can throw it into neutral & start it back up with out even stopping. Sometimes it will do this the whole ride, & sometimes it will only do it once or twice. If i start it up & let it run for about 15 mins before i drive it, it won't stall at all. I've had up to date oil changes since i got it, it was in perfect condition when i got it. Since these problems, i had the spark plugs changed, had 2 mechanics look @ it and they don't see anything wrong.


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This was such a great first car, it got me 30 miles to and from college 4 times a week for a whole year and was great on gas, i really want to get it fixed...


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Great First Car
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By Bama251
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan


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Awesome car, my dad got it for me as my first car and it's been running strong ever since. Only had 2 problems and that was one break line had to be replaced and one coil pack had to be replaced also. I've drove it from Ohio to Alabama straight through, 2 round trips, its never given me any problems whatsoever and it only cost me around $95 in gas money, 1 way. But overall its a very reliable little car, cranks up every time and runs great. The brakes feel a little soggy and it has normal wear and tear of a 17 year old car, but I couldn't have asked for a better first car.


Favorite Features

Electric seats, lots of interior room and plenty of leg room for those long trips, a pretty roomy trunk, rides extremely smooth and can really get going if you need to


Suggested Improvements

the seat belts being attached to the door can get annoying sometimes


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First Car
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By Jay Z
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan


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Had the car for 4 years now and very happy with it. well worth the money, while rotating the tires i tore a lug bolt in half. also needed to replace the serpentine belt. the motors in the tape deck are shot, but other than that haven't had any problems. always starts up. I took it in for an oil change and the mechanics wowed over how clean the car was. I found a bird's nest under the hood after leaving it sit for a semester. Love this car.


Favorite Features

White wall tires, and bench seat :)


Suggested Improvements

manual transmission is all i could ever want.


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Good car
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By talley
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car from a private seller and it had 80K miles on it. It now has 113K and it's still running great. Had to get a new battery, and a break line busted, and I have a ball bearing issue but all in all its been a great car. I only have to fill up my tank every 2 weeks which saves me tons of money. I plan on getting a new car soon, but will keep this one because it starts in very cold weather (-30 degrees!) and is very reliable!


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats, smooth ride, GREAT on gas!


Suggested Improvements

nada


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Transmission is best
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By ms100790
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan


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Transmission is amazingly smooth. I do not feel any shift change when accelarating from 0-60. Bought it in 2003 when it was 60000 miles. Now it is 130000. I used as spare car.


Favorite Features

Smooth transmission


Suggested Improvements

more reliable


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Great Car
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By Oneangrypeople
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan


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This car is very reliable. It has 317,000 miles on the engine and it is still going strong. The only downside is that you have to warm it up before it will drive good. The air still blows cold, and the stereo sounds better that my newer cars.


Favorite Features

Power, Comfort, Smooth Ride


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Good ol' car
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By Jim Shorts
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan


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This is an amazingly reliable car. I purchased mine about 3 1/2 years ago with 150,000 on it, it now has over 195,000 and the only problems I've ever had were basic wear and tear (brakes, alternator, blower motor, etc.) While it doesn't have as much power as a Lamborghini, it still provides more than enough. Mileage is good, starts up every time, even at almost 200,000 miles. Not the easiest car to work on for the do-it-yourself person but not hard either. Headliner needed replacing when I bought it but it's a cheap problem.


Favorite Features

Reliability or the 3300 V6. Gas mileage is decent. Very cheap to maintain. Gets you around with minimum discomfort. Nobody notices it. The seat is a little worn, like that old recliner that you just love being in.


Suggested Improvements

Interior is very bland, replace all stereo components. Spark plugs and blower motor are hard to get to and replace. Little more seat padding would be nice. Sturdier cup holders. Sound/heat insulation.


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Great Car
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By DaveB
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 4dr Sedan


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With the exception of a bad ground on the fuel float and common power steering cooler line rotting out (easily Bypassed), this is an excellent and reliable vehicle. I bought this car with around 80K in late 2007 and currently driving strong at around 109K miles. Only minor mechanical maintenance repairs, the body is relatively clean for NY state salty winters and the engine never skips a beat. Starts easy every time and purrs like a kitten. with the 3.3v6, I get about 25mi/gal Highway. I am very pleased with this solid trooper and would suggest it to anyone. Like another poster said, great starter car or a very reliable and safe commuting vehicle.


Favorite Features

reliability / fuel economy / safety


Suggested Improvements

Interior appeal.


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