I bought it when car had 61k, and
these are the problems that i had. air
working...dealer found leaks.so i
dont have a/c now. Plastic coolant
Replaced for $12. Bass/treble knob
broke , then
balance/fade knob gave up too.Since i
bought a car i can feel
some noise and vibration when turning
and braking at the same time. Not
fixed yet. Power steering is very
loud. Makes the car vibrate when
turning wheels while standing. Right
rear power window
broke..Replaced with jankyard part for
Thats what i had so far...Not that bad
or good. Dont think its a great car ,
and dont think its a bad car...Its
just a car.
My own subwoofers, and low end power
No point of suggesting
anything...Oldsmobile is dead
At 120,000 miles, this car has exceeded
my expectations. It's comfortable,
smooth, and versatile. I have had very
few problems (brakes and alternators).
I drive mainly the highway and the car
has always been smooth and quiet.
I am surprised at how pleased the 1998
owners are vs. the 2001 owners. Why?
Seems like 1998 owners should be
experiencing more problems, but they
reviews do not reflect that.
Torque of 3800 engine. Sound of Bose
radio. Comfort of driver's seat.
Automatic climate control. Fold down
rear seats. Smooth highway ride.
Honda-like instrumentation panel.
Very few complaints... Brakes were
unacceptable when the car was new -
resurfacing rotors every 10k. Now that
they are all aftermarket (pad + rotors)
they are OK. Fuel gauge is too
We bought my car with 67000 miles and
we've only had a couple minor problems
that would occurr with normal wear and
tear like a new accesory belt ect.
Its fun to drive and still really
practical. Drives like a tank in the
snow. 4 inches plus havn't stopped me
Traction control(saved my life on one
occasion), auto lights, lock delay,
sunroof, stereo (sounds really good
and bass is great)
manual light override, softer seats,
bigger cruise control buttons ON THE
Everything held together pretty well
until 60,000 miles then oil leaks
started, strut supports went out,
alternator was replaced, idler pulley
came apart, now I hear there's a
forthcoming recall for the steering
box. Also along the way a couple of
electric window motors failed.
I've driven Japanese autos to well
over 100,000 miles without any of this
foolishness happening. Had considered
an Impala until stuff started
breaking, but since it's a GM
drivetrain clone of this car I might
just pass and check out Honda Accords,
Toyota Camrys, and Mazda 6's.
Bought the car new in 99 - mechanics
leftover type deal so it had 3400
miles, big deal! I love this car. Has
been great! I drive one of the
twistiest highways in NY to and from
work and never had a problem. Smooth
power on the hills, holds the road
great. Cup holder holds anything. Live
on top of a Mtn and never even put
snows on this baby!
Traction control, firm leather seating,
smooth power, auto locks and lights,
appearance, 16" chrome alloys, ABS
brakes, cup holder.
Have the autobahn package but still
burning up brakes- Better rotors/pads
because with the weight of this car you
know quickly when your brakes are down.