1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1 V6 from North America
Reliable starter car, with a few minor problems
Replacement of brake pads and rotors three times.
Broken rear driver's side strut and mount.
Moderate interior wear. But, at 212 thousand miles the leather is still soft and in decent condition.
After driving the car to about 140 thousand miles the dash lights went out. Since then the problem has still gone uncorrected due to the fact that the problem cannot be located. I have tried changing fuses, a new light switch, and I have had an auto electrician go through the system with a fine toothed comb practically and the problem has still not been found. When the lights are turned on at night you cannot see how fast you are going and the radio/heating and cooling lights are out as well. It makes for a very dark ride at night. This would be the biggest problem besides the brakes that has come about.
It is a great starter car for a young driver. It has lots of the safety accommodations that parents want and it is still fun to drive as well.
The 3.1 has quite a bit of pop. It kept that pop even at 212 thousand. I could only imagine getting behind the wheel of a 3.4.
The quick wear of the braking system and the problem with the dash lights are the biggest problems that have come about with the Cutlass Supreme SL.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd June, 2004