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Oldsmobile Cutlass Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 155 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Well-equipped and roomy, strong V-6 engine is standard, standard anti-lock brakes

  • Cons

    Odd taillight treatment, not as good a value as Chevy Malibu twin, traction control not available, no integrated child seat option

  • What's New for 1997

    Oldsmobile retires the Ciera and introduces the Cutlass, based on the same platform as Chevy's new Malibu. Cutlass is more upscale that its Chevrolet counterpart, offering a slightly more powerful V6 engine on all models, and a sunroof option, standard leather interior and larger wheels on the GLS.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



My last gm car after

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Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 4dr Sedan

I was excited when this car came out because it had a lot of nice features on it. I had it for 10 years and was satisfied for most of the time. The big complaint I have is that the head gasket went at 80,000 miles and it would have cost more to fix than the car was worth at that time. I enjoyed driving it and would have kept it a lot longer but it was cost prohibitive. For my next car I went with a 2007 Hyundai Sonata which I still have and am very satisfied with.




Olds cutlass

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Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4dr Sedan

I bought the car used in 2005. Great ride, very comfortable. But, the intake manifold has been a huge problem. GM should have spent a little more time on making quality not quantity. Great car with a lot of potential. But, it is in the shop constantly.




Great car, few troubles

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Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 4dr Sedan

My 3rd cousin sells it to me at 114k miles, up to 150k miles. Since I bought this car for my wife's birthday, she was very happy with the car. Once I drove this it was very good, smooth ride, great handling, compared to Honda Accord. Once made a trip from New york to Georgia, with car filled with suitcases, boxes, gas mileage was very awesome, got 35 mpg with cruise control. Power was great. Need improvement quality of leather. Seats cracking and back seat comes apart.




Good car excellent handling!

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Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 4dr Sedan

I got my Oldsmobile Cutlass from a friend. I had to get it because of my new baby. When I first drove it, the handling was solid. It had senstive steering, good power. I'm not sure what the fuel ecomony is like yet. When I got it the check engine lightwas on. Two thousand miles later, after losing coolant, I had it fixed with a new waterpump and cap. I talked to dealer, this is a common problem with this car is intake gasket leaking, dealer reapirs once only $700, one time but if you have own mechanic will cost less, otherwise it is a great, reliable car. It has a smooth ride with new tires.




Nothing like it

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Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 4dr Sedan

THE RIDE IS SMOOTH. THERE IS A LITTLE ROAD NOISE. THE INSIDE LOOKS EXSPENSIVE AT A LOW PRICE. IT HAS GREAT GITTY UP AND GO. IT SEATS 5 COMFORTABLY AND THE FUEL ECONONOMY IS GREAT.




Check out a cutlass

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Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 4dr Sedan

Bought car used with 60000 miles, put another 27000 on before totalling in an accident. Body cage does its job, as I wasn't injured at all when car was totalled. Never had the car in the shop except for regular oil changes. This car was very reliable! Standard 3.1L V6 provides a lot of power for a car this size; acceleration and passing are a breeze. I'm so mad that someone hit me and totalled the car, as it is impossible to find another Cutlass GLS loaded for the $$ insurance will give me. No one wants to sell theirs it seems. The Cutlass and Chevy Malibu twin are a great value for the money in the midsize class.



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Full 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Review

What's New for 1997

Oldsmobile retires the Ciera and introduces the Cutlass, based on the same platform as Chevy's new Malibu. Cutlass is more upscale that its Chevrolet counterpart, offering a slightly more powerful V6 engine on all models, and a sunroof option, standard leather interior and larger wheels on the GLS.

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Talk About The 1997 Cutlass

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03-22-2001
1997 on the Cutlass Supreme. What exactly is a Cutlass Supreme anyway, a really fancy sword?...


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andre1969
08-14-2007
The W-body was another GM model that had a long, muddled existence. It initially debuted in 1988 as the GM10, and was intially offered only in coupe form, as the Grand Prix, Regal, and Cutlass Suprem...


aurora5000
aurora5000
08-01-2002
In 1978, Oldsmobile sales topped one million, more than half of them the incredibly popular Cutlass. But the good times were nearing an end, partly because of the 350 diesels....



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