I love my Cutlass, its known as the
pimp-mobile around my school. Probably
to the fact that I Slapped on some 14in
chrome hub-caps and had the car painted
a dark blue. "its got that old school
ora about it"
I bought this car three years ago
(with 150k miles) for $500, thinking
it would last me a year or so. Three
years (and three Western NY snow belt
winters) later, this jalopy just keeps
on going. The looks, ride quality,
vibration, noise etc. are pretty bad
but the basic powertrain is still
solid. The 3.3 V6 and the tranny are
in great shape - the acceleration is
good (for a family sedan) and it still
gives me 24 mpg on open roads (with
zero oil burning), which really
impresses me. I'm going to drive this
thing till it falls apart!
I am a rural mail carrier for the postal service. We must provide our own vehicles and I have been through several in my 12 years. Cars like the Ford Taurus can't hold a candle to this Cutlass. I've bought 3 of them now. One was a wagon (the best one so far) and sold it when the A/C compressor went out at about 135K. The second one was a sedan and sold it at 120K when the computer wouldn't reset. The third was a '94 with the 3.3L V6. In my opinion this is the best engine you can get from Olds. Forget the 4 cylinder, this one has great power and reliability. The interior is spacious and comfortable. All the gadgets work, it rides smooth and can take a beating. I would recommend it.
I or someone in my family has owned
this vehicle for 14 years. Buku
miles. Some problems, but overall a
terrific car, as far as realibility.
Transmission was replaced at 100,000
but no problems since then. Minor
things, alternators, water pump,
regular maintenance items like brakes,
but this has been a very reliable car.