1994 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8 V6 from North America


Comfortable, economical, fun to drive


Alternator went out in 2000 and again in 2002.

ABS system quit working in 2001 (brakes still work, just not anti-lock)

Main computer failed in 2002.

PassKey anti-theft system failed in 2003, leaving the car disabled until the chip reader module and ignition switch were replaced to the tune of $327.

The power door lock actuators have failed on three of the four doors.

General Comments:

'LSS' stands for 'Luxury Sports Sedan' and they put the 'L' first for good reason. It's more of a luxury car than a sports car, but it's still fun to drive.

Good performance, plenty of room and 28mpg on the highway--a winning combination.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2004

1998 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8 series II normally aspirated from North America


Old man cars are not built for 24 year olds


Things that have gone wrong with the car starting in November of 2002:

-Climate control went crazy and was reading 180 Fahrenheit

-Upper intake manifold gasket leak replaced.

-Cracked intake manifold replaced. Car doesn't run too well on coolant only.

-Third Bad Alternator replaced.

-Rear main seal leak.

-Lower end of engine let go when connecting rod backed itself out.

December 28th 2002 Vehicle dies on road. Engine blown with 92,000kms.

Luckily purchased extended warranty to 100,000kms. All above repairs covered by warranty, approximate cost was $4,500 before engine grenaded.

February 2003 traded car when I returned the rental car to the dealer. Engine still was not replaced at this time.

General Comments:

This car would eat any little rice rocket for lunch.

Grampa's car was a great little sleeper at the lights.

Driving this car was great until it snowed as the tail end didn't like to follow the front end around bends... may have been an aggressive driver related problem though:-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th March, 2004

1992 Oldsmobile LSS Eighty Eight Royale V6 3.8 from North America


Lots of luxury and power


The water pump went out at 160000.

The radiator has been replaced as well.

Some minor electrical problems, not important.

The alternator was changed.

Chevrolet has resigned to the brand.

General Comments:

This car feels like a cloud on the road, is a pleasure to drive it.

Is fast and powerful, maybe you won't notice because of the gentle transmission, handles very good.

Although is 12 years old, I think this car could run easily passing the 300K. miles. It's a Chevy.

I don't think this is a car just for grandpa, I'm 25 years old and think is so cool, lots of power without sacrifice your commodity, and very strong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2004

25th Jan 2004, 23:31

This reviewer seems to be unsure of what kind of car he/she has, keeps calling it a Chevy (?)

And somebody must have been doing some serious driving to have racked up 141,000 miles in just a year after the car was built (actually less than that because the LSS did not appear until mid-1992)

1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L N/A (L36) from North America


Don't get noticed, don't get ticketed


Upper intake cracked, resulting in coolant leaking in the cylinders. About $650 cost.

General Comments:

One of the best sedans to own.

Comes with dual zone climate control and a sport suspension.

Plain ans simple exterior, doesn't draw much attention.

Good fuel economy and very good power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2003