This truly is "your fathers' Oldsmobile & the folks @ Olds should have stuck with it!
Needed to replace alternator @ 75,000 miles.
Have put 2 sets of brakes on front.
Am on 3rd set of tires (replaced at 50,000 and 90,000 miles).
Front tires wear slightly uneven, despite front end alignments once every 20,000 miles.
This '96 SL sedan was purchased at the same time I bought a '96 SL wagon. I have driven both cars a total of well over 150,000 miles the past 5 years, and the alternator is the only part I have had to replace other than tires, brakes and a battery- and that's both cars!
The SL's have split bench power front seats, remote power windows, pop out cup holders from the center arm rest, and many other options found in much more expensive cars, making them very comfortable.
The 3.1 has adequate power and delivers about 30 mpg on the hi way and 25 to 27 mpg during in town driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2004