1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 3.1 V6 from North America
Reliable car with good performance and lots of features, but low retail value
ABS light randomly goes on. I've heard this from other owners and Malibu owners.
Leather seats wore badly. Cracked and split on the driver's seat.
Fan stopped working on settings 1 and 2, another common problem with this model.
A/C seems to shut off on its own every now and then.
All in all, I've owned this car for 7 years now and I would say it held up well. I have never owned a car this long. No serious problems with the car, the only thing that annoys me is the condition of the leather seats. They did not age well. Performance is good, nice power to pass for a 6 cylinder sedan. Stereo sounds great for a GM.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th September, 2004
I just purchased a 1998 Olds Cutlass for my daughter (first car). So far the car is performing great. It is a very nice looking car and seems to have few major problems. One thing I've noticed in reading these reviews is the problems noted seem to be fairly consistent with each owner. Our Cutlass also has leather seats that have not worn well, and as noted by others, the air conditioner seems to have a mind of it's own in that it comes on and goes off as it pleases. Otherwise, I think at the moment we are pleased with the cars performance.