1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4


Excessive oil consumption.

Engine dies while idling at intersections.

Eat up brake pads.

General Comments:

Had engine seals replaced under extended warrantee at 88000 miles, leak stopped for 12000 miles now worst than ever. Dealer wants over $1000 to fix the 1 seal that leaks where the distributor went into the block on older model engines.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2003

1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4L 24v DOHC V6


A wise choice!


The only major problem was the timing. It went out a couple of months after I got the car, but they recommend it be fixed around every 70,000 miles. It was relatively expensive ($600), but I love the car too much to worry about the cost.

I also had a head gasket replaced, and a head resurfaced, but at my own will.

The front rotors were bad as well, but they were inexpensive and a quick fix.

General Comments:

The 3.4L engine's in the Cutlass Supremes scream! These cars are extremely fast, very reliable and get around in any weather condition. Of course, if you have a Cutlass, you'd understand why a long straight road, no other traffic and a nice sunny day is when these cars will treat you best!

I also have the leather seating and power seats in my Cutlass, making this car very comfortable for the long drives that you'll always want to take!

Can be expensive to maintain, and most of the time need a dealer to do the work, but it's well worth it. Once everything is right, it's like having your own personal jet!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2003

1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4 DOHC


Expensive to maintain but luxurious and fast


With the exception of the transmission, everything in this vehicle has either been replaced or rebuilt.

The engine had a lower end rebuild at 145,000 miles.

All struts and strut mounts had to be replaced.

The electrical system is a nightmare. The car is on its third alternator and fifth battery.

As mentioned before EVERYTHING has been replaced or rebuilt.

General Comments:

Very comfortable leather interior.

I like the stereo and climate controls on the steering wheel.

Great styling on this sports sedan.

Very high maintainance.

The 3.4 engine is very expensive to have serviced.

Very poor fuel economy (15 mpg)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2002

10th Sep 2002, 17:27

I own a 1992 oldsmobile cutlass five speed. I don't think too many were produced. I had it serviced regularly and it is very much fun to drive--everything was going well until I hit about 48,000 miles. It actually still is fun to drive, but 1) very expensive to service, 2) electrical problems, 3) many headlights, cruise controls, and the radio works some of the time.

When I was a teenager I heard you should sell a car before it hit about 48,000 miles--self fullfiling prophecy I guess. Bottom line--I am spending $2,000 grand and am going to keep it--at this point, why not?

1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1 Liter


A tough looking, powerful, yet reliable ride all in one


When I first got the car from the dealer, about 2 months of owning the car, the starter went out at 131,000 miles.

Currently, the driver side door window motor is out. In need of window motor.

General Comments:

I fell in love with the car once seeing it on the lot and had to get it.

The interior is in superb shape, the seats show no sign of wear and carpet is clean.

The engine is putting out great power for having high mileage.

The car rides nice and smooth.

The radio console is a far reach from the driver.

I love the look of the car and the four exhaust gives a nice look and sound.

The steering response is wonderful and I enjoy driving it.

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

Review Date: 3rd April, 2002

1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4 Liter DOHC V6


Poor quality and design


Had an idle problem - engine idled at 35 MPH and was unable to repair it.

Had two alternators put in right after I bought it.

Transmission began to leak at about 159,000, note that it had just been rebuilt when I bought it.

At 162,000 the starter went out of it.

At 163,000 the timing belt broke.

At 164,000 it blew a head gasket.

Radiator sprung a leak also at 164,000.

General Comments:

This car was a very attractive car with many features.

The main problem that I had was with the engine, The 3.4 V-6 was a nightmare to own and to repair. As an example the labor to change the alternator was extremely expensive and difficult. You had to remove the coolant return container, the passenger side wheel, separate the ball joint and remove the axle from the transmission to get at it.

I found it rather dangerous however because the brakes required a lot of effort to stop the veichle and because of the fact that there was a blind spot just over the driver's shoulder.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2002

1st Jul 2002, 12:07

As a general observation one would not expect to acquire a car that has over 150,000 Miles on it and expect it not to have issues, especially when it comes to the engine, you just do not know if it has been maintained properly over all those miles.

12th Jun 2009, 15:30

I bought my cutlass with 222000 miles. That was 6 months ago. I drive everyday for work. In the last six months I have put 12000 miles on my Cutlass.

The only thing that I have had to fix was the brakes.

I think whoever owned the car before you lied to you. They just did not take care of it.

And a timing belt is no big deal. They cost $12 at the most and take 10 min to put on.