1984 Oldsmobile Firenza 1.8
Decent little ugly car
I bought this car out of someones yard for 800.00 cash. It was a hideous brown hatchback. I drove the car for awhile with raw gasoline coming from somewhere under the hood.. i just thought it was really bad on gas. Well when I had to get it inspected they said something was leaking so I had that fixed. Then awhile later the a/c compressor died. Well at least I had it while it lasted a car that old I didn't expect it to work in the first place. Lets see then later on awhile later the transmission started having some issues and my cousin unplugged something on the transmission and it was fine, so I drove and drove and drove and then it started smoking really bad and I was told it was a bad head gasket.. so I told them to put one on, but in the process of moving the car so the tow truck could come and get it the starter went out.. well at that point I said forget it and sold it for junk.
Well I got a lot more miles outta this car than a lot of people got from there Firenza's. I think for the 800 I paid for it it was an excellent little car, and after awhile the beastly appearance grows on you it kinda looks like a cross eyed bug..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd February, 2003
I had the same kind of car and let me tell you how I loved the little brown tird. My cousin passed away in 96. The car was his. It sat for a year until my uncle sold it to me for $400. I ran that thing until it fell apart. Literally. The engine never failed me. Just the body. A few pop cans and some bondo were all that held it together in some spots. Finally after 352000 miles, she got traded in. I miss her!
I bought my 1984 blue Firenza new in March of 1984 and finally parted with it in May of 2003. It was a 5 speed manual with the 1.8 liter engine. When I bought it, I told the salesman that I intended to drive it until I couldn't get parts for it anymore and he laughed at me. But that is pretty much what happened. It's final demise came when the second of it's four engine stabilizer brackets broke. That created both transmission and starter problems. Was still getting 34 miles to the gallon on the highway at the end. We push started it, after sitting in my back yard for two months, the day the tow truck came to take it to the car crusher.