1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Reviews

1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 4 door Pillarless 5.7 V8 Rocket from North America

Model year1971
Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Rocket Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carAudi 5000

Summary:

OMG You gotta drive my car

Faults:

The transmission went out when I first purchased the car, but only after driving about 200 miles home, but it was my own fault. I should have changed the filter and fluid before the long drive, but let it go and paid the $1100 for the tranny rebuild, which isn't bad at all as far as transmissions go.

Everything still works, including the power seats and the damn radio!

General Comments:

I love this car. It was my first American car and I don't plan on selling it anytime soon. It always starts, whether it's 95 degrees or -30 in the winter, just a touch of the key and it fires right up.

Power is fabulous, highway and from the line. MPG is painfully terrible, would probably be better if I kept my foot out of it.

The interior is near perfect after 35 years and 120000 miles. Does surprisingly well in snow and seats nine.

The handling is a little sloppy, but this is a 4 door, and the springs and shocks are near needing replacing.

All in all, the best car the USA ever produced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2009

1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass SUPREME 350 ROCKET from North America

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 350 ROCKET Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Reliant

Summary:

A wonderful buy for a great performing car

Faults:

The only thing that truly went wrong was the water pump, but it was easily fixed. I actually did the work myself.

General Comments:

My car turned heads as I drove down the streets of San Antonio. Many people offered twice the amount that I paid for it and that was just on the first day. The sleek look of the body was the biggest part of the car. It just screamed muscle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2004

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews