1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon Rocket 350
I consider this Cutlass Salon to be my "Buddy"
The only time I was left stranded by the road was when the timing chain broke at 110,000 miles. My car was from Florida, and the hot sun's rays did a number on the interior. There was never any rust on the car, but a cheap paint job was done only on the roof and trunk lid at some point, probably as an attempt to fix sun damage, and this substandard refinishing is showing it's defects as time goes on.
I found this fine automobile for sale along the road at a mobile home dealership in 1988 while I was home on leave from the military. I needed a good, solid, comfortable car to make anticipated trips from VA to PA on my off weekends. It had only let me down one time with a broken timing chain, and that's the only big problem I ever had with the car. I garaged the Cutlass in 1990 when I bought an Oldsmobile 98. The Cutlass is still in my garage as I write this, and is started and driven around my neighborhood periodically to keep it fresh. I am seriously considering putting insurance and license back on this Horizon Blue Cutlass Salon, and going to show it at some local Cruise-ins this summer, plus also use it for weekend drives with my family.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2007