1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL from North America
Too expensive to maintain!
The starter, alternator, battery, serpentine belt, fuel pump ALL went out around 100,000 miles. It ended up costing around $1800 or so for all of it.
Not to mention that the intake gasket needed to be replaced shortly after. Costing $600.
Brakes needed work ending up costing $900 but I think that was my fault.
The car looked great and ran smoothly. If you can forget the fact that adding coolant constantly was a must or the car would overheat.
Brakes were extremely costly. I think that is with all cutlass models.
If you have or are thinking of purchasing one of these cars, I would be sure to get it checked out professionally, and I would be prepared to spend a lot of money because as soon as that 100,000 mark you get to spend and keep spending. So it is a good car if you like to do that. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th February, 2006
12th Mar 2006, 19:18
Sounds to me that you got a car with poor maintenance from its original owner and ANY car will fall apart if neglected. Yes some fixes can be expensive, I own a 1995 cutlass That I bought for $1800 and all I have had to do in past year is replace brakes ($200), replace axel ($115), replaced A wheel bearing ($135) total $350. The car has started n ran perfect for a year n looks great. But it was well maintained through the years as detailed by the written records and it was undercoated every year. I love my Cutlass and brag it up every time I can.
29th Mar 2006, 20:49
I appreciate the feedback you left me. You are probably right. I guess it's hard to tell when buying a used vehicle whether you're getting what you paid for. In my case I paid for what I got. Don't get me wrong the car was beautiful and drove very smoothly. I just thought it was insane how everything seemed to go out at the same time and how it cost so much. Thanks again.