1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme from North America


Could be a very dependable nice running car


Doesn't matter if at park or driving down the road, when the motor gets to operating temperature, the motor starts to flutter then die. I took it to a shop and they tested the fuel pressure from the fuel rail, and it tested good. They hooked it up to a computer and did not flash any codes, but they told me that the EGR valve was unplugged electronically. They plugged everything in and ran fine. They let it run and it ran perfect.

I pulled out of the parking lot, and two blocks down the road it dies while driving; it just cuts out. So I replaced the the EGR valve, the coil packs and the ICM, and it still has the same issue, it gets up to temp and it flutters and dies. And it won't start up again for at least 1 hour, then it will start until it gets up to temperature, then dies.

General Comments:

It is kinda rare. It's the FE3; that is the performance suspension 1989 Olds Cutlass.

When running it runs really smooth, very quick car, handles like it's on rails.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2009

14th Mar 2009, 06:11

I had the same issues with the my 1990 Cutlass Ciera S. Mechanics couldn't find anything physically wrong with it, but I just told them to replace the computer and sure enough, it ran just fine from that point on. I just got an 89 Cutlass at an auction and I'm having the same problems again. So I think I'm going to go ahead put a new computer in this one too.

1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Classic 5.0L 307 V8 from North America


Greatest affordable car General Motors ever made


I have owned this car for 16 years and have replaced lots of parts on it, so the list would be extensive, but no more repair cost than what I would have spent on some other cars over the 16 yr period. The one thing that kept going out more than it should was the water pump. That's all. Everything else was replaced just to restore the car.

When I first got the car I had to have a valley pan gasket put on it to keep it from running hot and have the radiator rodded out. I just replaced the radiator last year.

General Comments:

This car has been well worth the money I have in it. I have figured it up and it cost me about 1/3 the money I would have spent on getting a new car every 4 years like most people do.

It drives well and rides good. It starts when I hit the switch and I have only been stranded by a dead battery.

Most dependable car I have ever owned. I love and plan to keep it as long as possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2008

1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2.5 4-Tech from North America


Everyone should own a Cutlass at least once!


Replaced Alternator, still won't start without starting fluid.

General Comments:

Great car!

I've been running on a 1/4 tank for about 5 or 6 days.

Handles well at any speed.

Roomy interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2006

1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 2.8 V6 from North America


A Beautiful and Extremely Reliable Red Coupe


-Struts in front and rear replaced at 92000 miles, normal wear. $300 aproximately for parts.

-New cat back installed with Stainless Steel Flowmaster muffler. 94000 miles.$120 muffler $110 cat back.

-New tires bought at 97000 miles.

-Electronic EGR valve malfunctioned at 98000 miles causing car to hesitate and turn off when stopping or slowing down $282 for part.

-Rear wheel calipers and rotors need replacing which will be done soon 98000 miles.

-The material/fabric on the interior roof is starting to come down, normal wear observed on old cars.

-Transmission filter and gasket replaced. 98000 miles.

-Transmission started shifting hard at 98000 miles, power-flushed transmission and it runs smoother now.

General Comments:

-Despite problems listed, these are normal wear and tear.

-I always give this car a complete tuneup every 3,000 miles.

-Car has never left me stranded.

-Roomy, nice looking interior.

-Digital dashboard looks nice too.

-2.8 v6 doesn't have a lot of power, but doesn't disappoint you either. Wish mines came with a 3.1.

-Paint still in great condition due to the fact that I wash and wax it whenever I get the chance.

-My neighbor has a 94 Oldsmobile Achieva SL with 168000 miles and its still running strong with no problems.

-Overall great car, I would love to buy another Oldsmobile, problem is they don't make them anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2006

22nd May 2007, 17:42

MY 1989 Olds cutlass supreme 2 door has 220,000 miles on 2.8 v-6 and still running strong...doesn't look pretty, but at 3.60 a gallon for gas, it gets excellent mileage.

16th Jun 2016, 19:54

"-I always give this car a complete tuneup every 3,000 miles."

Either you are referring to tuneup in a can gas additive, or that is some expensive maintenance!