1988 Oldsmobile Firenza LS sedan 2.0 from North America
The luxury of the Ninety-Eight, the good looks of the Cutlass, and the front wheel drive of Tornado
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.
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.