by rcondran on Jul 15, 2014 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 2dr Coupe
My 1996 Cutlass Supreme SL is the reason Oldsmobile went under.
The stereo quit after 6 months - was replaced under warranty with what turned out to be a "refurbished" unit - tape deck quit right after the warranty ran out.
Head gasket blew at 49,000 miles.
Intake gasket went at 56,000 miles - found out the intake was cracked when I was replacing the gasket.
Tranny died at 100,000 miles.
I'm honestly afraid to drive this car more than walking distance from my house - and don't.
I drove a 1975 Cutlass I inherited from Virginia last summer - I'm restoring it to replace my 1996...I felt safer driving the 1975 than I do my '96.
by cjochum on Jun 9, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 2dr Coupe
I bought my Olds in 2002, it has been a pretty dependable car except its air conditioning system seems strange, as well as the problems I have with the drivers side door handle. I have replaced it and it seems to have them same problem only after a year. The air conditioner also seems to go off when going up hills. Also my cd player steals my cd's. I put one in and I might get it back that day or maybe a week later. Who knows?
by cuzndotdot1 on May 29, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 2dr Coupe
I have owned my Cutlass for over ten years. Mileage to date is just over 207,000. I have had to do the regular maintenance repairs--intake manifold gasket (which I discovered has been replaced by a higher quality gasket); various sensors; injectors cleaned. Head gasket began leaking around 140,000 miles; catalytic converter replaced at 180,000 just to be preventive; tranny was replaced right at 200,000 miles. All in all, this car has been very reliable--even predictable in its repairs. More than one mechanic has asked me to buy it. My response? "NO WAY!" She still looks and sounds like new!
by cutlasscrusin2003 on Sep 18, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 2dr Coupe
I absolutely love my cutlass it
handles like my uncles nice new sporty
RSX but its alot more comfy. It gets
great milage and aslo has alot of
getup'n go off the line. Shes a great
daily driver and i love every minute in
by Helicon Twist on Jan 24, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 2dr Coupe
...despite meticulous upkeep.
Acceleration, braking, and turning
similar to sinking garbage barge. Same
barge must have been the source for
parts, too - worst build quality I've
ever seen. Reliability, maintainability
were a joke: After two alternators, a
dozen brake rotors, an oil leak, a
vacuum leak, a hundred other problems,
and finally the fuel pump (on a four
year old car!), the maintenance costs
were killing me.
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