1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Reviews

1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass SL 3.1 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance236000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Love this car!

Faults:

Head gasket went out at 236,000.

Driver's seat seemed to wear out quickly.

General Comments:

This is my absolute favorite car. Very dependable and very comfortable. Just an all around great car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2010

1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4 V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance114000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

It's great, I love It!!!

Faults:

When I first purchased this vehicle, I had to repair the power windows, replace the turn signal combination switch, replace the convertible top, and replace the front right motor mount.

This vehicle requires a great deal of work, however I am a GM Line Tech, and I am also an ASE Master Certified Tech with nearly 38 years experience, and I will have no trouble returning this vehicle to pristine condition.

I am spoiled with 1990 to 2000 W Body vehicles, and will never own any other automobiles!

Personally I prefer the 3.1 V/6, but performance wise the 3.4 V/6 will run like a raped ape!

Just for FYI, the 3.4 V/6 is in actuality a 3.1 V/6 lower end with 3.4 dual overhead cam heads.

Yes the block casting is physically the same, but is machined differently.

However be sure to get a 3.1 motor with both the front and rear exhaust manifolds, and the front to year exhaust connector pipe. You will also need all of the bolt on accessories, alt, PS pump with at least the PS high pressure hose, A/C compressor and the A/C hose assembly for the 3.1 V/6, belt tensioner, and water pump pulley and serpentine belt. You will also need the upper and lower radiator hoses; the radiator will work on both the 3.1 or the 3.4 engines.

To replace a 3.4 V/6, with a 3.1 V/6, you will need the 3.1 V/6 motor mounts including the dual upper dog bones, the ones that connect at the upper radiator mounting brackets.

The wiring harness is the same, only with different harness configuration because of the larger 3.4 V/6.

It is best to change the wiring harness with the harness out of the 3.1 V/6, replace it from the firewall out.

If you're experienced enough, you can change the 3.4 harness to fit the 3.1 V/6. However, if you're going to use the 3.4 V/6 harness on a 3.1 V/6, then you must reconfigure the 3.4 V/6 wiring harness properly; make sure and use the metal insides of the red but connectors, make the crimps are tight, then insulate the connections with shrink tube, and protect them in the black plastic wiring conduit. This will also make the harness look factory.

If you don't do this, you will create many electrical connection problems, and if you live in a northern states where salt is used on the highway, then you will not like yourself after one (1) winter season; you will have electrical connector corrosion problems beyond belief!

Make sure and check your cooling fan(s) operation before you take your car out for a test drive after you're done.

If your cooling fans are not working properly, you're asking for trouble.

The left fan will only work after the motor gets above 220 degrees, and the right fan will only work if the motor is very hot, or when the A/C high side pressure is above 300 lbs!

So! Boys have fun! It's a lot of hard work, but it's worth it, and it can be done!

Any questions, feel free to call

Steve @ 321 206-8910

No charge for advice!!!

Good luck!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2010

12th Aug 2010, 23:43

I have a 95 Cutlass Supreme and the fans don't turn on at all. I have replaced the thermostat and the engine service light isn't on. I'm not sure, but for the coolant temp sensor to be bad, the engine service light has to be on, right? I was wondering if you could email me on what you think the problem might be? joeycadwell@yahoo.com

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 25 reviews