1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 307 5.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 307 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired52800 miles
Most recent distance60100 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

A nice-looking, comfortable car

Faults:

I had to put new shocks on when I bought the car, other than that everything is perfect.

General Comments:

This car has the most comfortably ride of any car I've owned so far.

The gas tank is in the back so it doesn't matter which side of the gas pump I drive up on.

Gas mileage isn't very good with the V8 engine and no overdrive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2004

1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.5L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5L 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles

Summary:

This is a car you can always depend on

Faults:

My power steering box went.

Brakes.

Alternator.

Motor mounts.

Exhaust.

General Comments:

This car has always started up in the morning, even when it was zero degrees out. I never had to jump this car or get a boost from someone. It has always gotten me where I had to go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2004

1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.8 liter multi-port fuel injected V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 liter multi-port fuel injected V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired230000 miles
Most recent distance356543 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

A beautifully super charged package

Faults:

A bearing went out at 300,000 miles and caused a fire in the alternator, melting the plastic and a belt.

The stereo is temperamental, it goes on and off when it wants to. Like there is a short somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it in the few years that I have driven it.

Door handles break easily and so do the ash tray rails.

Not much else has gone wrong with the car, the gas mileage isn't very good, it guzzles gas like there is no tomorrow. I fill up the tank ($23) every Sunday.

General Comments:

When I received this car it was free and in very bad shape - it ran rough, the car smoked and the brakes were bad. I made a few minor adjustments in the motor, changed the brake pads and all the life came back to the car. It is the quietest car I have ever had the pleasure of driving. It runs beautifully. I am amazed at how long this car has lasted and hope for many more years to come.

I like how this car can get up to speed, with a slight touch of the gas pedal. Would be a good car for drag racing (don't get any ideas). Right now I am looking at a 1992 Cutlass Ciera Oldsmobile, with 50,000 miles on a rebuilt.

These are seriously great cars, they are safe, reliable, and easy to maneuver! You deserve a Cutlass Ciera Oldsmobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2002

13th Oct 2002, 20:52

I love the Oldmobile Cutlass. My dad lets me take it to Atco Raceway in New Jersey. It has a 3.3 liter bone stock with 120000 and it ran a mid 15's at 113 mph. My Point it beats stock mustangs. Very fast car for a kid like me.

16th Feb 2004, 15:59

The fuel pump had to be changed at 78,000 miles

Ignition problems, major one's when cold

Mass air flow sensor changed at 79,000

Rack and Pinion changed at 84000.

Great car to drive, but only if you have the money to invest in repairs.

Like the speed, and the handling.

Very nice ride.

15th May 2005, 04:26

I am the original writer of this review!

I was 16 when the car (Olds) was given to me, I am almost 21 now, I have owned since then:

1997 Chevy Malibu

1999 Chevy Cavalier 2 door

1995 Buick Regal Custom coupe

2004 Ford Focus SE (brand new)

1987 VW Jetta GLI

2005 Dodge Neon SXT (brand new)

And I have to say that I loved The Oldsmobile the most.

The Buick and the Oldsmobile by far have been the best running and most reliable. Even my newest car 2005 Dodge Neon SXT with manual shift sometimes won't start. Reliability I don't think so.

Well I am glad to hear that there are more Cutlass Ciera owners out there that are happy with there cars. Good luck! And for the others that are not so happy maybe its time to retire "the Beast."

19th Jun 2008, 00:53

I will be honest I bought my 87 Cutless Ciera from an 81 year old man for $200 in 2008. And the only problem he had was starting issues. He put a brand new battery in it, expecting it wouldn't last long, but as of now, I have had the last laugh. Granted the AC is dead, and like another person said the radio is tempermental, (it picks up Channel 7 every once and a while hahaha) I have yet to have any major issues. It passed on the first smog check and the mechanic laughed. Runs fine, even the MPG is OK. Gets me from point A. to point B. That is what is important. The 87 Cutless is a solid reliable vehicle. And GM should be proud.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 14 reviews