1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera User Reviews

1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 / 5
  • Appearance:2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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LaBelle1979 writes:
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4

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Size, mileage, durability

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Paint, no cluster gage panel

LaBelle1979
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Real First Car For Me, It Was A Great Daily Driver — I owned an '89 model (brown in color, inside and out) from 1997 - 2002. It came equipped with a 173 ci 2.8L V6, power windows, AC, AM/FM casette stereo. Stock rims, similar to those on the 1986 Chevrolet Camaro Sprot Coupe. It was just the right size for me, as I was a high school student at the time. It was pretty decent on gas mileage, and was good for extended driving. The paint was not of the best quality as GM had some poor results with their auto paints in the 1980's. Most likely due to tha age, the transmission had to be rebuilt in 1999. Car stayed in good running condition until it was totaled in a wreck (I was not driving the car at the time). I still have many good memories of the car. I wish I had a picture of the car, but alas, I do not know where any are at this present time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tim writes:
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5

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Gas mileage and auto tranny

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a little rough

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Olds — It has a 3.3L V6 that is fuel injected and it has a auto transmission it is a little rough on the start up and it idles high but it smooths out after a while, it is a little rough around the edges some rust needs some work but I like it and for $400 bucks its not bad!

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Scott writes:
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4

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Decent little car for running around town and even the smaller trips to the home store.

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The on board diagnostics for these years is seriously lacking. A professional scan tool can only do so much.

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For The $200 I Paid For It It Is A Good Car. — I like how the parts for this car are usually readily available and their cost is fair. I do like the ride and comfort of it. The only serious detriment is that when something electrical goes south it is not an easy fix like my old 70 Monte or 69 Dodge truck was.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Conway83 writes:
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4

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Great car  oldsmobiles are great cars  Drove it to the ground and it wanted more!!

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soggy supention, Should have looked for FE3 supention

Conway83
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Very Unique Car Good Looking Very Reliable — I would reccoment and oldmobile cutlass ciera to anyone especially if it has a 2.5 4 tech motor "iron duke" or the 3300 3.3 litre v-6 car looked awsome never saw any other 2 doors coupe models like it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
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3

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there isnt any!

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its a big body and doesnt have that great of performance

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Great To Take It Out In The Woods And Blow Up!! — performance isnt that great,how ever if u cut the muffler off and add a short ram,the acceleration gets better than stock.break sucks as does handling,but your not going to be able to "hug" the road in this type of car,there is a way to fix this tho.get smaller tires and some 3" lowering springs and you will beable to hug the road better then you would if you have the stock tires on or as a donk... the build quality is great with mine.appearance isnt great right now,but working on it.im about to smoke out the headlights/taillights and run blue HDS headlights.going to mod me a body kit for it.gas mileage suck when im driveing it in town..maintenance isnt bad,just the norm.love taking it though the mud and around corners!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Gino writes:
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The good milage.

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Looks ugly.

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Old. — The car has no ac. It has manual windows. The car is actually white.The back windows dont even go all the way down. The thing has a old look and feel. The suspension is the only thing I like about it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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James writes:
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its immaculate paint

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not quite as fast as it should be

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? — All i can say is it is an amazing first car compared to what junkers my friends have. it was alot cheaper then my friends cars and has alot less miles and will most likley hold up better because it is not made of plastic

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Ryan7054 writes:
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started

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gas

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The Crapy Oldsmobile — well the car wasnt the best thing to look at but it did get a chance to prove how valuable it was when it went all the way to south dakota and back without breaking down before we got home, and it wasnt the best car for the gas either

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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

Overall Great By Benjamin

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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

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I like the general look of the car, but have several dislikes. I dislike the fact that it lacks cup holders, has the original radio, has no rear ac vents on the floor or ceiling. However, do like th... Read More

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1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

Fell In Love With It, Bought It On The Spot. By Pat_Los_Gatos

Really enjoy road trips in this car. Bought it in July 2013 in Florida and drove it to St Paul in late July. AC worked great, cruised at 72mph the whole way, smooth ride, good sound, lots of space to... Read More

Great If Your Hips Are Bad By davycrockett

Well, from what I can remember, it was not a good car. It was slow and down on power, the brakes weren't great, although the ride was smooth. It was never reliable, we had to get rid of it because th... Read More

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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

Frusterated By jjuels

this car is costing too much money too fix all the time ....I have had many problems with this ..its v-6 3300 has 140,000 miles anything from the computor to fuel injector. also injector regulator he... Read More

The Lard Wagon By Nowell3

Seating - seats eight adults! not bad for a car from the 90's. SUPER gutless... the 3,3l V6 engine has 281,000km's on it, and it shows every one. Deadly reliable, but NO power. Just did the intake ga... Read More

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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

I Love My Car. By rosi59

My car is beautifully ugly. As we say in Spanish she is "La Fea mas Bella" works like a horse and tries to maintain her status as a fallen diva of Auto World. She has power windows which still work,... Read More

A Well Built American Eurosport Style Sedan - That Was Well Ahead Of Its Time. By robs71redriv

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