1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L inline 4 from North America
No matter how rich you are, you will never be able to afford the constant repairs. F-
Everything went bad with that car, starting from interior components to the drivetrain.
The cheap rubber linings on the doors and windows corroded away like toilet paper in water.
I had to rebuild the engine and the transmission.
I had to replace the rack and pinion steering as well as the brakes and booster.
The power windows and doors were so poorly constructed that the windows barely made it up to close and sometimes the right window fell inside the door.
The performance was very lousy and the brakes were very weak.
When the crankshaft cracked inside the engine while I was on the freeway at 65mph I could take it no more. The next day I took the piece of crap car to the junkyard. Worst ever experience with a car.
The engine is quick but very unreliable. Very bad passing.
The brakes are soft and weak.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd February, 2001
10th Jun 2001, 22:16
Try one with a 3.3 V6, and you may think different. My car hauls serious booty, and never EVER let me down even after 270,000 Km!
7th Jul 2001, 22:23
I have an 88 cutlass calais with a 3.1 4 cylinder and I have never had trouble with it and it hauls major ass (it can take any car or truck at my school). Plus it has a nice comfortable ride.