1989 Oldsmobile Ciera V6 from North America
Right amount of power for the right size car
Cruise control would not stay lock in.
Dealer could never locate problem.
After ten years, found a tech note to replace the servo. Works great!
Now trying to figure out why after initial cold start, engine won't run at higher rpm for few minutes. After that, engine runs fine.
Smoothest riding car I have ever driven. And for size, still is considered a 6 passenger car! Especially since it was once considered a Class C mid-size car by rental companies.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2003
13th Aug 2010, 13:26
My 1990 does the same thing. No check engine light, no other indications that there is a problem. Until the temperature gauge moves up a bit, if you step on the gas, it dies. If you feather it, it tries to die. If you flutter your foot on it as if it were a wahwah pedal and you're trying to mimic a Bon Jovi riff, you can drive it cold. Otherwise, after 3-5 minutes of running, it's FINE. Oddest thing I've experienced. I'm used to 4-cylinder A-bodies, so this is new to me. I did have one 1989 Century with the 3300 before, and it had 229K miles and did not do this. It WAS however, from Erie PA, so it was rusted out, and required new brake and fuel lines, and a parking brake cable to pass inspection.