4th May 2006, 18:56

442 with a 4 cylinder? NO!!! If it don't got no V-8, it ain't no 442!!!

19th Jul 2006, 20:06

Perhaps you can help: What size car stereo will fit in this car? I need a replacement, but have no idea what stereo to buy (am looking for something on the cheap at Ebay). This is the standard '90 Calais (4 Door Sedan). E mail:infraredtrance@msn.com.


13th Nov 2006, 14:11

Poster from 4 may, you should do your research. The Quad 442 was the last of the 442's. Yes it IS a 442. 4 cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, 2 camshafts. 442 has nothing to do with the number of cylinders in the car, never has.

11th Jan 2007, 01:24

Sadly, I sold this car for $500 after spinning a bearing. It ran every day that I had it for almost two years. I got it at 16 and sold it in college. I still miss that car with all of my heart. I lost a bearing from a bad head gasket. It started to use oil, but didn't show any signs until the knock came. One of the best cars I have and will ever own. It was still fast as hell with a bad head gasket and a rod knock. I guess the gasket problem was common on that motor around 140,000 to 150,000 miles, and mine went at about 148,000. For only $1400 that was the most amazing front wheel drive car I have ever been in, that was in mostly stock form. It would light up both front wheels for days with that much power and a limited slip diff. Sigh... I will have another. As for anyone else who doesn't agree, I guess you haven't been in one.

10th Apr 2007, 20:00

My good friends mother owned one, it also blew a head gasket and god knows what happened to the motor. But it is the only Quad 442 I've ever seen...

21st Aug 2007, 15:34

Yeah I haae a 90 Quad 442 all black with gold trim.. it's sharp..

It's the second car I've had, and I absolutely love it.. and yes it's a four cylinder, but I can light the tires up! And it's a 5 speed.

22nd Oct 2007, 22:55

I have a 1991 quad 442 HO it is the baddest ass 4 cylinder from factory that is naturally aspirated in that era, as we call mine baby girl it is a high maintenance car and it demands to be worked on (as with most real pretty girls) it is well worth it. I would not trade that car for a million dollars and a Lamborghini. (seriously) anyways call me crazy, but I love that car to death and would never get rid of it.

25th Oct 2007, 14:04

I have to admit, since writing this review I have found another car I like just about as much. Strangely enough it's another GM product that's still closely related (in a manner of speaking). I just got a '99 Grand Am GT about a month ago, and out of the abnormally high number of vehicles I've owned, it's the only thing that comes close to my 442. I have to hand it to General Motors for making such an enjoyable product, given I'm not really a big GM guy. Still want another one though.

13th Feb 2008, 15:56

My first car was a '91 Quad 442. I miss it more than anything. I am currently looking for one to own again. My '05 430rwhp GTO needs a little brother.

29th Aug 2009, 19:25

I have a 1991 Olds Quad 442 and I'm looking for another one. Great car and I'd love to round up another black one!

30th Aug 2009, 05:09

My parents had this model with 455 V8. 365 hp and calling this 4 cyl quad front wheel drive a 442 makes me cringe. The 442 has changed its meaning 3 times. My parents meant 4.barrel 4 speed dual exhaust. Interesting I have the exact same hp in my Corvette C5 today as my mom and dad's car back then. I wish I had theirs sharing my garage and I probably will buy one someday I hope.

31st Aug 2009, 12:35

The only Camaro it is faster than is a V6 Camaro.

26th Sep 2009, 14:26

Remember back when Chevy, Olds, Buick, and Pontiac each used to build their own engines for each division? The Quad 4 "442" version was actually specially built by Oldsmobile for this car only, very limited production. Quite a rare engine to come across these days, I'd keep it running if ya got one.

26th Sep 2009, 14:29

It may be faster off the line than a Camaro, but I think any Camaro would smoke this thing in the quarter mile, even Camaros with the 2.8.

30th Sep 2009, 22:27

I hate to tell you, but a 1990 IROC-Z only runs a 15.5 1/4 mile, mine ran in the 14's, so yes, it is faster than the same era Camaro. Now if you want to get technical, this is a mostly stock car, with a 4 cylinder... Deal with it.