1994 Oldsmobile Ciera Reviews

1994 Oldsmobile Ciera S 3.1L EFI from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.1L EFI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance89950 miles

Summary:

It's like driving a compact couch that represents comfort, reliability, and Americana!

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong as the fault of the car, more or less the drivers...

Has had major body work done after being totaled twice.

Starter went out at 80,000.

Alternator and battery replaced at 82,000.

Transmission rebuilt at 84,000 (fault of drivers)

Rear drivers side window replaced (after being shot out while driving) at 79,000 (don't ask)

Cassette player broken, radio still works at 80,000.

General Comments:

This car's been through a lot of hardships. It's lived outside for it's entire life, and abused by my brother's and by myself when I was learning to drive.

It is a really nice for for the money. My grandparents bought it brand new and took good care of it. When they died we inherited it, and it's kept us safe in a lot of sticky situations.

I would recommend it to anyone.

Fuel economy: 17city, 24hwy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2008

1994 Oldsmobile Ciera 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

Great reliable car that is cheap to maintain and will get you where you need to go

Faults:

Very little has gone wrong in the 3 years that I've had this car. When I bought it in 2005 there was nothing wrong with it. In 2006 I drove it 4,500 miles across the United States traveling not having to do one repair besides oil changes. Since then only minor problems, a spark plug blew up once, valve cover gasket leak, The most expensive repair was some transmission fluid seal breaking, total repair costs were $800. From 2005 to 2008 today I would say, including oil change and tune up costs I've put about $3,000 in to this car and it's worth it.

General Comments:

The car accelerates rather slow even with the pedal to the floor, mainly because it's such a small engine in a full sized car.

The car is comfortable on the inside, plenty of room, I did 4,500 miles in about a week with relative comfort.

The MPG is very good on this car, I average about 31 miles per gallon mosly highway miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2008

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews