1995 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 3.1L V6 from North America
I like how quiet is it and how reliable it has been for me, other than regular maintenance
It overheated due to a faulty thermostat and blew the radiator. Not a big deal, the thermostat had probably never been replaced.
Also, the transmission started taking a while to go into gear during warm up. However, a new transmission filter kit (only $100 with labor) made it shift like butter again.
When I bought the car, the power windows would only work intermittently. Again, this was a simple fix. The stock wiring was old and tattered, so it wasn't making a good connection. So we replaced all the wiring going to all the windows.
It rides very smoothly and quietly compared to my 89 Corolla or my 93 Escort. The V6 motor really has good pickup. Decent trunk size. The cruise is a great thing to have on trips.
My only real complaint is the lack of a cupholder. The center console has a fold out cupholder with cheap clips, which I broke off almost immediately after buying the car. So, my hand or my legs are my cupholder. Kind of annoying.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2011
1st Apr 2011, 02:32
These are great cars. Much more comfortable to drive than a Corolla or Escort, safer and more reliable too. My family has has a Celebrity, Buick Century, and a Cutlass Ciera. All of them made it over 250k at least, and are still running well when it was sold. Very good car, 3.1 engine is reliable and fuel efficient too.