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.
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.
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.
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.