1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4L DOHC 24v V-6


Performance, comfort and style


Since this is the performance oriented engine choice, its aluminum head lends itself to more than a little knocking when warming up, but I have had it checked by the dealership where I bought it and they say it is completely normal for this engine and not to be worried about it. I hope they're right.

General Comments:

Overall there is nothing bad I can say about this car. I tend to drive my vehicles hard and this car keeps up.

Serious acceleration backed up with great steering feel and excellent handling from the 16 inch performance tires (a factory option). The quad exhaust is a nice touch too, great sound.

Not only is it fun to drive, but its comfortable and quiet inside. Auto climate control, CD player, power seats, mirrors, windows, locks and remote lock/unlock and trunk release are all very easy to operate. Blue analog dash with tach and every engine function easy to read as well.

Also, the styling of the car really grows on you. It's understated, but very sporty and classy, not your average family sports sedan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2002

19th May 2004, 04:41

Just a comment about the quad exhaust, its not really quad, its dual if you look, I think its the two on the inside that aren't really real, they are just there for style.

5th Jan 2007, 14:06

1992 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL:

1- Head Gasket went at 200,000.

2-Gas Tank leaked from deterioration at about 180,000.

3-Water pump went at about 120,000.

4-One must undercoat the vehicle each season to prevent deterioration in the rear. If you do that, it'll be fine.

5-Minor body rot under panels at about 120,000.

6-Changed driver side door handle twice. (at 100,000 and at 200,000.


8-The tie rods in the front were replaced for safety, but were fine.

9-The fog lights were replaced with the same sized working driving lights, as the stock lights were useless.

Good, solid, attractive vehicle.

22nd Oct 2009, 15:36

I purchased a '92 S. 3.4 DOHC a year ago. It was a one owner car. It is white with a retro black trunk carrier. (I have adapted a bike carrier- ski carrier to Old Cutty and added graphite tape to the spoiler. It looks like a Rocky Mountain Beemer with skis on it.)

Having pimped my ride initially with tinted windows, the rear window contour, now captures the coup look similar to that of the Toranado. Chrome pins stripes on white and black adorn the rest of the car, including re-chromed factory rims. For added touch the new Roush calpers were all installed red.

As for other performance enhancements, I've added the K and N filter system and am having new McPherson struts replaced. This car burns 94 grade octane. Snarls through all aspirated pipes and has a 0-60 mph in under 7 seconds.

(I run 16 inch Goodrich Slolom Winter M & S's year round.)

Anyways, my humble little coupe is starting to get noticed passing BMWs and Lexus's on the highway north to Edmonton. Truckers honk and the Vet guys like to creep up on the car and look at it.

It's now worth about 7 grrr. It runs like 1 of 13 NASCAR champs. It's starting to walk strong in its older brother's shoes.

1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1 liter


A great car for the money spent


The usual alternator problems at 125000 miles.

Original battery failed after 8 years.

Brakes were replaced because of a manufacturer recall.

Rear struts were replaced at 135000, they were the most expensive thing that needed to be fixed.

General Comments:

This car was an excellent purchase, I loved the design of the car and the size of the 2-door was very appealing. I purchased the car via an auction and found that I came away with a steal.

This car was very reliable, most of the problems that I had were minor and were easily fixed. The car is also very easy to work on yourself with most of the serviceable items easily reached.

The engine was great with plenty of power available no matter how fast you going. The power of the car also made daily drives to school and work more fun. When I went on longer trips the ride and comfort was also a plus. The car had a nice smooth ride to it and the seat gave great support.

The interior of the car was well laid out with everything well within reach. The placement of the stereo, was a little bit of a reach but the steering wheel controls solved that problem. The interior also gives ample room for all of the passengers in this large 2-door car, sitting in the back seat was not a problem for most.

The car was a great purchase in my book and now I am looking for another Cutlass only because my last one was totaled in an accident. I loved my last Cutlass and I am looking forward to owning another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2001