1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1 V6 from North America


Somewhat expensive, but worth it in the end


The paint is really faded.

The transmission is quite rough when shifting.

New front struts and bearings, and will need new rear struts soon.

Entire air conditioning unit is fried.

Driver side door handle broke, dealer wanted $169.00. $50 from a wreckers.

Dashboard is warped from heat and will need to be repaired.

Everything is stiff when cold and has tendency to bog out and loose all power in the cold.

O2 sensor replaced due to emissions failure and constant stalling.

General Comments:

Has lots of power.

Looks good.

Spacious and comfortable for a 2 door.

Great ride and handling.

Once I get it in good working condition I'm sure it will be a great and enjoyable car to drive.

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

Review Date: 18th December, 2001

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser SL 3.3L V6 from Netherlands


The best car ever made


My battery got broke.

The engine wouldn't run after heavy rainfall.

General Comments:

This car is absolutely cool!

Never seen another beautiful Oldsmobile like mine in Holland.

This is one way to make a statement.

The car is very reliable and comfortable.

The engine runs smooth and has enough power when you need it.

As far as I know this must be one of the last great American old fashioned station wagons.

No European car for me again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2001

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme International 3.1 from North America


Beautiful but costly luxury coupe


Bought car the with some weird brake problem (had no power brakes), ended up being the Anti-lock Braking System which costs up to $1000 and is more rare than Uranium (not kidding).

It does have a lot of electrical problems - alternator blew out a lot.

Calipers and general brake problems a lot.

Good luck getting parts for this car cheaply. A door handle costs $50 from the junk yard, and they have transmission troubles too. NOT A CHEAP CAR.

If you have one that has a (heads up display) - the windshield is more than $300.

Almost any part on this car is expected to be over $100 dollars.

General Comments:

It is very nice, very comfortable car. But if you want one of these cars make sure it doesn't have Anti-lock Break System on it - and that you have a lot of money to fix it up.

On the International series there is a very special feature (on some). A head's up display (displays your speed on the windshield) - very very nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2001

17th Nov 2003, 02:36

Yes my 1990 olds cutlass has anti break problems. it happened in 2000 I have the car sitting on private land and since fall of 2000 the cars been sitting not moved, started, washed, etc I'm thinking to junk it or fix it.

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3 V6 from North America


Tough ass car


Track bar busted in the back, anyway the bracket did.

The water pump is starting to leak.

The power steering pump acts funny but seems OK, will probably break sometime in the next year.

Replaced the front struts.

General Comments:

I also had a 1990 Olds Cutlass Calais S before, with a Quad 4, they are both great cars. Both have sustained a lot of abuse with no major work though the previous owner of the Calais had to have the engine rebuilt (heads/head gasket).

Handles like a car twice its size, but the V6 moves it good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2000

23rd Mar 2001, 21:35

I'll agree on the "tough ass car" comment. A friend of mine has the same and she has been in 4 accidents in the past 2 months (no offense to her, she's not quite the driver, but I love her just the same) and the car has absolutely no body or frame damage... not even a scratch. They need to build more cars like this... body-construction wise anyways.

14th Oct 2003, 12:29

I also agree. I wrecked my '89 Celebrity (same chassis) on the freeway and not only did it make it home fine, but still runs great to this day. Not even a leak.

24th Jun 2004, 16:55

We have a 1990 Olds Cutlass Ciera SL V-6 in excellent condition. We do think it had been wrecked before we purchased it in 1993. This car has been a really tough little car and we now have 185,850 miles on it and its still running very well. We have just had some problems with a part called the crankshaft sensor and haven't a clue as to what that is. I would like some comments on that if anyone else has had that problem. Thank you.

18th Sep 2004, 02:05

I have a 1990 Cutlass Ciera with 312,000 miles on it. I inherited it from my dad. It has all original parts and runs great. Two years ago I was rear ended and the car that hit me was totaled but my car only has minor visible damage. After 14 years of torture, the V6 still cranks out power. What a great car.

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera International Series 3.3 V6 unleaded from North America


A powerful, reliable bargain


The muffler intake pipe rusted out, so a new muffler was required.

Slow leak in the front left tire.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have driven. Reliable, powerful, with extremely good pickup. The engine is a great runner, and the onboard computer rivals the best distance calculating devices in modern cars. If this car could run forever, I'd keep it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2000

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3L V6 from North America


At 136K miles, only the starter.

General Comments:

While not tops in styling, handling, or even comfort, this is probably one of the most reliable American cars you will encounter of that model year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999