Avoid this car
The horn had to be replaced three times. The current horn usually functions normally, but sometimes it does not work in extremely cold weather.
The tires do not wear evenly. They have to be replaced much sooner than the rated tread life.
The brake rotors and pads have to be replaced once a year. They constantly squeak and squeal.
The fan does not work unless you put the dial on "3" or higher. "1" and "2" do not work at all.
The driver's seat is loose and lurches forward when the car comes to an abrupt stop.
The paint on the front bumper is peeling off.
FM radio reception is terrible. FM stations can only be received if the car is within 5-10 miles of the station's transmitter.
The ABS warning light occasionally comes on for no apparent reason.
The radiator intake gasket failed at 80,000 miles.
The 3.1 V6 should have better power and acceleration, considering how much fuel it uses.
The headlight assemblies are loose and do not aim at the road.
The power mirror on the passenger's side of the car does not work.
This car seemed like an excellent value when I first purchased it. However, it has had way too many problems for such a new vehicle. I often wish that I kept my old Nissan Sentra instead of trading it in toward the Cutlass.
The Cutlass does have some nice features:
It is very comfortable and has attractive styling.
The CD player and cassette deck work well and sound great.
The trunk is huge, and has a pass-through to the back seat.
The guages are easy to read, and the controls are ergonomic and comfortable to use.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st July, 2003