1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SE 3.1 V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48500 miles
Most recent distance184750 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

Excellent car, would buy another one and would recommend

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.4L DOHC 215 HP Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired112900 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

Last of the five seat convertibles (for now)

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass SL 3.1 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

Car is fuel efficient and reliable

Faults:

The transmission went out on the previous owner, at approximately 85,000 miles.

Low coolant sensor has gone bad.

The brake rotors have warped much more quickly than other cars.

There is minor engine hesitation after startup in the 1000-1500 rpm range; this is intermittent and goes away after warm-up.

Cruise control cable tends to skip off of the wheel on the throttle body; this is fixed with duct tape.

General Comments:

The car handles and rides quite well.

Fuel economy is much better than I expected! I consistently get 31-32 mpg highway! 65 mph is the sweet spot on the highway. It also coasts well below 50 mph so to take advantage of that!

Engine power is good at the start, but sometimes it feels like there is no response at highway speeds.

I don't like the wider tires during our snowy Michigan winters, but they'll do.

There are lots of air leaks around the windows. It actually gets a bit noisy on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2004

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