My Cutlass is actually an SL and its an awesome car. I was a little cautious about buying it at first because it had quite a few miles on it but its now at 196,000 and the only major thing I've had to do with it is replace a blown head gasket. It leaks antifreeze occasionally but that's the only thing mechanically wrong with it. Its got good acceleration with its 3.1L V6 engine, although the automatic transmission seems to take its time "hunting" if you floor it. This car has very good handling too. I will probably drive it unil it dies and that could be a while.
I love the long life span and exterior, This is a very reliable, well-built car. It has plenty of room in the front.
I would have preferred to get the 3.4L and get a few more horses. The back seats can get a little cramped. Improve the sluggish tranny.
In 20 months and less than 20,000
miles: Under 60,000 original miles.
Expensive brakework ($570)
Window switches replaced twice on
Driver's side ($400). Cheap plastic.
O Ring and Transmission now needs
replacing. ($3,000?) Numerous stalling
episodes. Still owe $4,000 on this car.
Malfunctioning engine light goes on
erroneously. Sensor problem. Huge
turning space required. No passenger
airbag or rear defrost. The car looks,
feels terrific. Extremely comfortable
to sit in and drive. A mechanics
delight. Could own a mercedes for the
repair bills. To a prospective buyer:
BEWARE of Evil dogs that will bite U
over and over.
Deep seats. Low insurance costs, but
what's the driving risk of a car always
in the shop?