1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SE 3.1 V6 from North America
Excellent car, would buy another one and would recommend
The light switch is messed up, you have to pull back on the switch to get the brake lights to come on. Happened around the 150500 mile mark though.
Also recently around 165000 miles, the wheel bearings need replaced. (Still haven't replaced).
The car stranded me once, due to the alternator going out. (Typical for a vehicle). This was about 100,000 miles.
My only major complaint with this car is, the back panel on the trunk, where the silver paint is on the inside of the plastic, is chipped and half gone. This makes the car appear unattractive. We tried to remove it to scrape and repaint, but couldn't. A dealer wanted to charge me over $200.00 to fix this eye sore. (I did not fix).
The wiper switch was recalled, and it did go out on me, which the dealer replaced no charge.
I loved this car from day one. It has been a smooth, comfortable ride.
The interior is excellent, no problems out of anything at all.
Engine still works perfectly. No transmission problems.
Only normal upkeep has been performed on this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2005
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible 3.4L DOHC 215 HP from North America
Last of the five seat convertibles (for now)
The metal cooling line went because it rusted on the welds. The tranny is a little erratic. It sometimes (rarely these days) works fine. Most of the time it almost skips second and goes right to third. It also holds the gears too long during downshifting, but never stalls. The fluid is good, so I don't know other than it needs to be rebuilt. Convertible top leaks like a sieve, but it is the original. Dashboard doesn't like rain. Speedo and guages go on strike and stop working. Power windows sometimes have a mind all their own.
I really like this car! It is very comfortable and has a good deal of power. I don't really care for FWD, but it does haul out pretty good. I love looking for little "Fast & Furious" type cars and dusting them. Not the ones with the turbos, just the ones with wheels and an exhaust. Love the five seat setup, I have three kids and love open air motoring, what am I to do? This is the only 5 seat convertible I can find that is modern with EFI, besides the Cavalier and Sunfire. It was CHEAP, $2100, and I think I could easily get that today. It also typifies everything that was wrong with Oldsmobile before its demise. Shoddy interior quality and overly complicated systems prone to failure. It is very difficult to work on because they squeezed 10 lbs. of engine in a 5 lb. engine bay. Overall though, I like the car a lot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th January, 2005
21st Apr 2005, 19:24
I am looking to buy almost exactly the same car. 1995 Olds Cutlass Conv. with 3.4L with a lot of bells and whistles. It has 105,000 miles. It needs front brakes, seems to take a real hard pedal to stop. Is this common? On the lift, I see there is an oil leak. Don't know where the source is. It looks like it would be hard to work on, even to replace the valve cover gaskets, due to tight space under the hood. All acessories work, but being a Detroit product that is ten years old and over 100k miles, my concern is that I will inherit a lot of replacements to do. Can anyone give any thoughts or opinions on this? The car is good looking and fun to drive. What kind of gas mileage does the 3.4L get in this car? Thanks to all who respond.