1983 Oldsmobile Calais Review from North America

1983 Oldsmobile Calais Sport Coupe 5.0 307 V8

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0 307 V8 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A great LOOKING car.. not RUNNING

Faults:

HA!.. Where should I start?

Bought the car, and 3 days later the intake manifold gasket went out, anti freeze everywhere... they overhauled my braking system while they did that, and I got the car out, drove it out of the shop, and then it stopped... 2 weeks later, and 1500 bucks it was the turbo 350 tranny that went bad..

Again, drove it out of the shop, up to a friend's place, and it overheated... new water pump, new thermostat, new radiator, and it still overheated... only it started making a clanking noise... to this day the car sits.

If you have any advice, EMAIL ME!! Hopndrop722@aol.com.

General Comments:

Very sharp looking car. I have never even heard of another 1983 Olds Calais Sport Coupe.. it is white with T Tops, and a white vinyl top, Burgundy buckets with power, floor shifter and cluster sport gauges..

Rides great when it was driveable, and the T Tops were great the 2 days I took them off.

I own an Oldsmobile Cutlass, that I bought for 300 bucks and it has out lasted my Calais... I have a 82 Regal LTD that went from Maryland to Miami Beach and back in 4 days without problems... but yet the one I bought for the most money is sitting in a garage. The sad thing is I still wash it ;-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th April, 2002

26th Mar 2005, 14:21

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Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review