1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 305 V8 petrol (5.0L) from UK and Ireland
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