1975 Oldsmobile Omega 250 L6 from North America
Born To Be Beat on
Seat support broke, causing me to wedge an old jack stand base in the back of the seat as a support. Ball joins fell off at 30 miles an hour. Electrical problems caused me to blow fusible link. Vacuum problem with the carburetor. Car ran rough when air cleaner top was on correct. When top was reversed (round side toward carb), car ran smooth as silk. Wiper motor also died.
Picked up car from a college classmate for $200 when previous car died. Car was a brown hardtop. 250 automatic was a smog motor, so acceleration was next to poor. Car performed well, and was perfect for going to school, and to work. Inline 6 was easy to work on. Changed valve cover gasket and gapped spark plugs in a snap. Only oil leak came from valve cover gasket, which was fixed. Catalytic converter went, then the rest of exhaust system went. Drove the car with broken exhaust for over a year. Then the driver side ball joints blew sending me to the pavement. Fixed suspension with junk yard parts, left exhaust alone. Continued to drive car until engine could no longer stand the beating. Engine died on the way home from work.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2004