1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass S 3.1 V6 Multiport FI from North America
A good school car
121k miles - Needed a new O-ring for the oil pan.
121k miles - New MAP sensor & wire.
122k miles - New crankshaft timer.
122k miles - New spark plug wires.
122k miles - New ignition control module.
This car SEEMS like it's fast when you are driving around, but almost every other car can dust you.
The interior is nice and roomy. The backseat is as large as any 4-door car's back seat.
The seat-belts are located on the door. I don't like this too much.
It handles well.
There seems to be a governor at 105mph.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th July, 2001
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 4 cyl from North America
Engine finally died at 113,000.
Cracked cylinder head and rings are shot.
Windshield leaks every once in a while in heavy rain.
A/C died long ago.
Original stereo doesn't work, unless you hit the dashboard.
Power locks don't usually work.
This car was purchased used from a neighbor, an old man who had babied the car. The body held up very well and the interior was plush. The type of nice-ness you only find in more expensive sedans these days.
Heater and defrost worked really well. The nice thing about these cars is parts are easy to find and cheap, and in the 1980's Cutlasses, can be exchanged year to year. Heavy steel body safer than all the plastic crap you see on the road these days and paint held up well. It has a ton of trunk room, which is good. These old Cutlasses can be a really faithful car if you're smart about maintaining them and cheap to keep on the road if you are the one doing maintanance work.
Good car for high school or young college students, if you can find one still on the road.
Biggest complaint: doesn't have a lot of pick up. Once you reach high speeds, it's fine, but if you slack off from say 75 to 65 (stuck behind a moron) and then try to accelerate real quick to slide out and pass someone, it won't do it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd July, 1999
15th Dec 2000, 21:41
I own an 84 Olds Cutlass Ciera "Holiday Edition". The car is equipped with a 2.8L V-6 and is a 2 door version. I find plenty of power in the 2.8 engine and would definitely buy another. The car has been well maintained and is in very good condition for its age. Hope to restore it soon.