This was my first car at 16 years old, and still at 18 years old I am simply satisfied with the life I've gotten out of this car.
The repairs I listed were common repairs everyone will do on their vehicles. I have just been amazed at how long this car has been able to go without repairs. The transmission going for 165,000 miles just amazed me, but I guess if you take care of your vehicle you can expect that. That was the only major repair ($780) I had to do on this vehicle. The timing chain was sort of a pain but it wasn't that bad.
It was about 2 weeks ago that I thought my car was a goner for good. The timing chain started slapping in the housing due to stretching by age and I was convinced it was a bearing in the motor! Well, it was just the timing chain, so I replaced that and she's running like a charm again.
I really like the driver info system in the center console which gives a digital readout of a whole bunch of different things such as voltage, oil life until the next change, tachometer, etc. The car is a pretty basic 4 door sedan with nothing really luxurious about it except for the stuff I've added like tinted windows, ventshades, cool looking alloys, and a CD player, but it is a nice car.
This particular car has the 3.3 V6 in it which I have always liked. This car can't take a Camaro or anything, but it is damn fast!! That C6 has got some darn good quickness!
I have never liked the roominess inside the car. The front driver and passenger have an ample amount of room, but the backseat riders are at a great disadvantage because there isn't a whole lot of room in the back when people in the front move their seats back. I am 6'3" and so I need room when I'm driving, and when I move my seat back to give my legs enough room, there is barely any space for anyone to sit behind me. So, that is a disadvantage to my car.
Overall, if you're looking for a nice 4-door sedan that is fast and by george lasts a hell of a long time, go with Oldsmobile!!