1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme from North America

Summary:

American reliability

Faults:

Nothing, since I have babied the car from when I bought her new.

General Comments:

This is the best car I've ever owned. It is the one of the most safe and reliable too.

I bought the car as a base showroom model, and in addition I got a discount as part of the dealership's end of the year sale, and I couldn't be happier.

The car gets good gas mileage for its age.

I have never sat in more comfortable seats in my entire life.

This is a great car for just about anyone, as long as they have been taken care care of.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2008

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L from North America

Summary:

It saved my life!!!

Faults:

Throughout the past year I have been traveling a lot do to my work situation and this car has been nothing but dependable as it has been from the start. The only things I have done this past year (during which I put on 50,000 miles) were routine oil changes, a tune up (including a new gas filter), new tires, and I replaced the windshield wiper motor. Other than that the car has always gotten me to where I needed to go and still performs like it did when it was new.

General Comments:

The main reason I am posting now is because of the events that unfolded just a few days ago. Not only has this car taken care of me throughout the years, but it saved my life the other day. I was involved in head on crash with a car coming the wrong way down the interstate and due to this car I was able to walk away. I am very thankful to be alive and in one piece, but I sure do miss my baby. Even after the crash I still had to cut the motor which still was runing. It is very sad for me to see the wreckage of the car that has been with me so long. To my 1990 cutlass supreme, R.I.P.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2007

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass International Series from North America

Summary:

The best car ever made

Faults:

I had this car for almost 2 years. In that time I had to replace the alternator and the battery one time. Which was nothing.

General Comments:

I LOVED THIS CAR! I made the mistake of selling it when I moved out of state. I have regretted my decision ever since. This car was great. It never broke down on me. It was the most reliable car I ever had. It was a dream to drive. It had so many different buttons to play with. Anyone who ever got in my car fell in love with it. I especially loved the controls on the steering wheel. This is the best car anyone could ever have. I look for one to buy all the time and always come up empty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2006

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL Special Edition 3.1L V6 from North America

Summary:

A great reliable car

Faults:

Two water pumps

Fuel Pump

Rear struts

Battery

Catalytic converter

Ball joints

Digital cluster

Turn signal switch.

General Comments:

I loved this car. I had it for 6 yeas and put 100000km on it. The above repairs are expected due to the age and the mileage of the car. Runs smooth and quiet, very comfortable and reliable. This car never let me down, never left me stalled some where, even when the fuel pump gone it happened where I could safely pull over to the shoulders. I had the special edition that includes the climate control and driver information system, features that are not available in the new cars.

Unfortunately I lost it in an accident and I am eating my heart away. The best car I ever had and probably ever have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th January, 2006

15th Jan 2006, 22:05

Great review. I know how you feel, sort of. Anyone reading this comment who ahs not driven a Cutlass and does not have the proper perspective will ridicule this comment, but whatever. I have a 92 Cutlass Supreme SL sedan, 3.1L automatic. I'm sure you've seen reviews of some of the new sedans, such as Accord and Camry. I have ridden in a 2000 Accord, and the latest Camry I rode in was a '95 with a V6. They were both fine autos. I told my friend, the Camry owner, that I was impressed by the car's suspension around town. It gets a little stiffer on the highway, but nothing to complain about. The Accord had a less compliant suspension, but that's a matter of taste and what you're used to. I was raised taking roadtrips in the back of various Oldsmobiles, so I prefer that sort of setup. Anyway, to get back to the point, riding in those newer cars merely reinforced my view that the Cutlass is superior to them in nearly every respect. If you listen to the "experts" in the automotive press, then I have just spouted foolishness. Well, they can eat it. The Cutlass is larger, more comfortable, and quieter than even a Camry, much less an Accord. As Oldsmobiles are no longer produced, I anticipate having to get one of those other cars when this one dies, and I'm not relishing the thought.

I have been a passenger in a 1998 Buick Regal, and that car seemed to me to have improved upon the Cutlass in every way. It had more low-end torque, and was running at an incredible 1500-1600 RPM's at 60 mph. I thought mine was doing good at 2000 RPM and 60 mph. The Regal was the only car I've had experience with that I would not regret having to replace the Cutlass. If you can get one, therefore, I highly recommend the Regal as a replacement. By the way, if you ever start thinking your Cutlass was a big, ungainly thing, just test drive a Buick Century, the drive a Regal. They're both fine cars, but the Regal will remind you of the way the Cutlass drove, and after the Century, you'll feel like the Cutlass was a corner-carving sportscar. It wasn't really, but it wasn't the "big American boat" that idiot 16-year-olds driving Civics love to hate.

On a side note relating to that last bit, I find few things more fun than cutting off that moron in his wheezing Civic with the lawn-mower exhaust. I'm not saying I punch it or anything aggressive like that, but you know, when I'm just trying to get somewhere, relaxed, and some kid just saw The Fast and the Furious and has it in his head that his car is fast, he becomes dangerous, thinking that his little car can make it to that little hole in traffic before it closes; I just nudge the accelerator enough to close that hole in time for his brain to register that it's not there anymore. Problem solved, he doesn't feel like I've "dissed" him, and I get a good chuckle. Everybody wins.