1988 Oldsmobile Firenza LS sedan 2.0 from North America

Summary:

The luxury of the Ninety-Eight, the good looks of the Cutlass, and the front wheel drive of Tornado

Faults:

The starter had to be replaced, but the dealer replaced it for a low price.

The exhaust system had to be replaced, but it was real cheap. Got a lot of needed parts from old Buick Skyhawks and Pontiac J2000s.

The steering wheel is starting to crack.

General Comments:

This is a limited luxury version of the Firenza. It is a LS version! Power windows, power door locks, remote trunk release, power steering, a deluxe steering wheel, soft upholstery on feather soft seats, and the car handles like an eagle. It has all the nice features of my mother's Ninety-Eight Regency Brougham, without the 'fat.'

I can't say enough good things about the Firenza.

I love its it's good looks, and I just love that blue rag-top. You see the dealer installed a Blue simulated convertible top and it has held up to the elements.

I also like the fact that it is so rust proof, even in Maine!

The Firenza is the ideal mix of Oldsmobiles, the luxury of the Ninety-Eight, the good looks of the Cutlass, and the front wheel drive of the Tornado.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2001

12th Feb 2007, 08:45

Many cars in the 1970s-80s had fake convertible tops; I think they called them "Landau" tops. They just glued vinyl fabric over the steel, sometimes with padding underneath for a bulged-out effect. Cars of that vintage had a soldered body seam between the roof and rear pillar; I think the auto manufacturer got to save the finishing labor on that seam when they glued the Landau top on it. Today most cars have a rubber seal in that joint area.

1987 Oldsmobile Firenza 2.0L OHV 122ci inline-4 vin from North America

Summary:

One of the greatest economy cars ever

Faults:

When I bought the car from my grandpa, the car had a blown head gasket, and it was feared that the head was cracked, it was just the gasket, and now it runs great.

General Comments:

This car is a great car, with surprising performance given the powertrain setup. At an assumed 5000RPM the engine really peps up and hits its sweet spot. I got it up to about 100MPH and it does 0-60 in about 8.1 seconds and handles like it's on rails.

The seats are really comfortable, the visibility outside is top notch, the trunk is huge, but the backseat is a little tight. The whole interior is very ergonomic, especially with the stereo, lights, shifter, A/C and footwell.

The only gripes I have about this car is it's lack of power windows, locks and tachometer, but these were optional equipment.

The fuel economy is excellent, about 30+ MPG when I'm not attempting to break a land speed record. Very economical and well styled, this would be a great first car for anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2001

13th Mar 2001, 20:08

My 1985 Firenza was a nightmare, nothing but problems, the head gasket killed it though...

1985 Oldsmobile Firenza Hatchback 1.8 from North America

Summary:

Don't let it sit unused... you'll be sorry

Faults:

This was a great car when we first got it, never had a problem. Well then I parked it behind the house for about a year because we had newer cars. My wife's car blew an engine so I gave her mine and decided to start driving the Firenza again.... that's when the sucker flew apart on me.

1. Fuel injecter flooding gas into the engine.

2. Constant transmission problems.

3. Certain lights on the dash don't work anymore.

4. Rattles everywhere.

5. A/C went bad.

General Comments:

All this seems to have happened in the year that it had been sitting behind the house, I don't understand it because I would crank it at least twice a month and let it run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2000

1984 Oldsmobile Firenza 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

For its age, it's pretty up to date

Faults:

Water leakage coming out of the heating vents when it rains. Plastic old and flakey. Hatchback out of alignment and rattles loudly.

General Comments:

For it's age and lack of previous use, it is in fairly good condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2000

1986 Oldsmobile Firenza LC Coupe 2.0 from North America

Summary:

Good first car, very reliable

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong with the car. Minor decals have come off because of age. The head liner has fallen down.

General Comments:

Good car. Very reliable. Easy to maintain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2000

1985 Oldsmobile Firenza 2.0 from North America

Summary:

Gas saver

Faults:

Radiator.

General Comments:

Bought the car from an old couple, has been very reliable for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2000