24th May 2005, 23:32
I as well have a 1988 Cutlass Supreme Intl. in Wisconsin. Mine has 256k miles on it. 2.8L, 4 Spd Auto, Silver 2dr.
I have replaced the usual, battery, struts, brakes, etc, but overall, she is holding up well. The tranny is getting tired, you can tell, but at that age and use, I respect that.
9th Jun 2005, 19:26
I have the pleasure of owning a very well taken care of 1989 Cutlass Supreme International. It's a crime that GM discontinued this vehicle and the Oldsmobile line. If you can find one with a manual transmission, buy it. These are much more powerful than their automatic sisters. They are also the rarest of the 63,000 examples built between 1988-1993.
I love mine - at over 200,000 miles it still runs new, looks great, and is an absolute joy to drive.
12th Aug 2005, 00:58
I thought my 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme International Series went fast. I had no idea that the Manual Shift ones went faster. Now you've got me curious. Mine has 117,830 miles on it and I can still get her up to 92 MPH on a country road. I have the Automatic 3.1 V6 engine. Mind you, my Oldsmobile is like brand new and has an engine so clean you can cook a steak on it. It is also religiously cared for. I love these cars and I know GM must be kicking themselves for eliminating the Oldsmobile line.
20th Jan 2007, 11:20
I too own a 1989 Cutlass Supreme International. Owned it since birth, and considered moving on to something else from time to time, but never can find the same value in anything else. This one is the 2.8 - 5 speed. At 190,000 miles, I only recently had to replace the original battery. Getting very tired now and recently lost reverse and having trouble finding another to replace.
I've considered selling again, but as I sit in the car, too many good memories, so probably will wait until I find another transmission, and continue to drive. The car still looks good and I am always proud to drive it. No it wasn't my father's Oldsmobile, but it certainly was my daughter's father and continues to be family.
7th May 2007, 12:10
Hey everyone I have a 92 cutlass supreme international and I have the rarest of them all cause it is a five speed 3.4L.
I don't know how many of them where made, but I have been told for that year they only produced 37 with a stick. i went to a dealership to find a clutch and they did not know that such a cutlass of that year existed. they offered me $5,000 for the car as it sat bad clutch and all. the body if good and all four seats are as well with normal wear. if anyone knows how many where produced please let me know. i have only seen one other like mine in the states. all others have automatics.
7th Apr 2016, 21:11
I have an international 1989 5 speed. I have had it since high school and am considering selling it. It has the sunroof and is 2 tone grey. Problem is I can't get a decent offer. No one knows what it is.
14th Jun 2016, 00:25
Considering that a blue 1992 Cutlass Supreme International 5 speed on ebay in Ontario, CA (item # 252372402993, that DIDN'T need a clutch) could not even get over $500US in bids last month... you should have taken the $5000, and run.
14th Jun 2016, 12:24
Some people will buy and pony up just to have it. I know this isn't a Ferrari, but consider this. An early 60s with no air or radio selling for 8 times the current new price. You have to go through a minute's wait before even you turn its key, filling the fuel bowls, activating the toggle switch. Is it worth it? Definitely. This review car probably has a buyer somewhere that wants something different. I have seen cars that are deplorable to drive but rare, and that often gets people interested. Then put it in a trailer and show them.