1st Dec 2005, 20:01
Very interesting review. I've looked at getting an early 90's Cutlass and your review is very helpful. I'm 21 myself and my main car is an '87 Caprice coupe so I'm looking for something similar in room and comfort, but with adequate power as well. Sounds like a good car fro what you describe. Never knew the Intrigue was an upgraded version of it.
By the way, I thought they dropped the Lumina name because it was dated, like Pontiac used to have the Trans Sport, but renamed it the Montana.
2nd Dec 2005, 01:47
Hi, I wrote the original review. To the person with the Caprice, I was unaware they made a coupe version of that car. Must have some get-up-and-go.
Speaking of which, I don't know if your car has a good-ol' 3.8L or a V8, but either way, expect a downgrade in power. The 3.1L is great for a V6, but won't compare at all to even the 3.8L, and don't even get me started about GM V8's. Not to down my own car, and I've never driven a Caprice, but I would think of the transition from that to a Cutlass (or Lumina, or Century, or whatever) might be like going from Cutlass to Cavalier. Gas mileage will be better, though, if that's your main concern.
If you're looking for some sportiness in a relatively new car, that Intrigue gets good reviews from Consumer Reports and Edmunds.com. Good luck with whatever car you end up buying.
2nd Dec 2005, 15:03
The 1987 Caprice was available with either a TBI 4.3L V-6 or a 5.0 4bbl V8. I owned a 1988 with the V-8 and typically saw 25 MPG overall and mileage as high as 30 MPG on the highway. At least as new cars, gas mileage was never an issue.
14th Jul 2010, 21:31
Love the post. I've owned my 92 Olds Cutlass Supreme for six years. I just keep up on maintaining it and it has been running great. The original owner loved it, so he took care of it. It has the 3.1. Convertible. Great car. Wonderful cruiser on the expressway. It has about 155 thousand miles and the motor is running strong. I plan on keeping it forever. Just recently did some body work to it and now it looks great. Slick car. Drive an Olds. My next purchase is a '71 Olds 442. Take care!