Last of the old school American cars, and none the worse for it
The carberettor and inlet were replaced (I bought the car as a project) but due to a bad choice of inlet, the car always had a slight flat spot. Other than that, nothing.
It could have done with a new cam and some big end shells, due to the engine having 250 000+ miles on it, but it still cruised smoothly.
It's a large car, and feels it. This is however, no bad thing, as it means a smooth comfortable ride.
Comfort is superb, a split bench front seat means plenty of room, and it has a great ride, very smooth.
These cars drive great, very light smooth steering (despite this, directional stability is excellent) good brakes (re-built) and superbly smooth transmission.
The back seat is especially comfortable.
My Cutlass was origionally a V6, however this had been swapped for a Chevy 305 V8 (a factory option) before I bought the car.
Despite the engine having over 250 000 miles on it, it was still very smooth and sounded great. the lifters rattled a little, and a rod knocked for a second or so on start up, but never got any worse.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th January, 2003