1970 Oldsmobile 442 User Reviews

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    One Of The Best Muscle Cars Combinations — I enjoy driving my 442 as much as i can. I use it in parades, shows and cruises. It is very flashy and fast and LOUD the car gets attentioin wherever it goes. 1970 442 w30 convertible blue with white stripes and white interior

    Pros: eye catching muscle car

    Cons: gas hog

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    1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 W-30 — The 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 W-30 consists of a 455ci V8 rated conservatively at 390hp and 500ft/lbs of torque. I would personally get one with the factory 4 speed manual transmission. Runs 0-60 in 5.3 sec and the 1/4mi in 13.2 @ 107 mph. comes complete with A/C, AM/FM 8 track casette, vinyl interior, bucket seats, full gauges, posi-traction rear differential, rallye wheels, rallye stripes, functional ram air hood, and fiberglass rear decklid spoiler.

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

    Pros: Big Block

    Cons: Too much torque to hook up with radial tires.

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    The Red Baron. 1970 442 W-30 4 Speed. — This was a total, ground up, frame off restoration by tghe Thornton's. A totally numbers matching, all original car. I had it done as an investment and sold it two years ago. It was an absolute screamer. 455, 4 speed, 3.90 posi, Rally Pac Gauges. Unbelieveable. I wish I could have kept it but I found it a good home only 40 minutes from here. Someday I hope to buy it back.

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

    Pros: Pure American Muscle at it's absolute best at the height of the Muscle Car era.

    Cons: 4 miles per gallon.  (Who cares?)

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    Power!!! — can get around twenty mpg, rocks the entire car when revving the engine, leaves pretty much every other car in the dust

    Pros: POWER!!!

    Cons: cost of a tank of fuel (super, octane boost, lead additive)

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    Real Olds Power — Ok, my 442 has a really tired 455 under the hood, and by far, it is still faster than a lot of sports car. But don't get me wrong, a lot of guys don't understand what sort of power can be pulled out of this rocket!

    Pros: Its beauty in a single package

    Cons: ummmm... the leak in my trunk haha

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    True Muscle Car. — This car has it where it counts. Muscle, beauty, speed, convertible, AND its a pace car! It also missed the fuel embargoes of the 70's so it has a lower rated engine then it really is. This baby could blow ANY car off the road that you own.

    Pros: Convertible, fast, beautiful, unrelenting, basically its better than any car you could possibly ever dream of owning.

    Cons: Convertible.

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    70 Drop-top Cutty — 70 cutlass 442.. 455 4-barrel, HEI ignition, hedders, 2.5" mandrel bent exhaust, Auto, bucket seats with hurst floor shifter

    Pros: drop dead gorgeous

    Cons: try parking it

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    Reviews From Other Years

    1987 Oldsmobile 442 Reviews

    It's Just A Sharp Car And Fun To Drive. By doubleR442

    This car is soon to be a classic.No more olds,Last of the real 442's In 2012 it will be 25 years. So i feel it's worth what i put into it.Even though it's not that old it is realy a fun car to drive a... Read More

    I Like This Car A Lot And That's Why I Bought It. By Jimmylee

    I like this car a lot and that's why I bought it. I haven't put that much money into it yet. Only about 150 dollars so far but, I'm sure I will be putting a lot more into it. It has great potential an... Read More

    1985 Oldsmobile 442 Reviews

    Awesome By Charles

    This car was quick. Not fast but quick. 307 H.O. 700 R4 transmision. 10 bolt posi with 373 gears. Silver on gray wit the Gold trim package. No t-tops wich made the car go through the turns like a drea... Read More

    I Like It But It Could Be Better, And It Will One Day. By Charles

    Haven't got to race it much yet. Definetly a good cruiser car, with good pontential for a nice drag car. I bought this car tore apart for 1500. It is very fun to drive especially if your looking for a... Read More

    1980 Oldsmobile 442 Reviews

    Sleeper By Kade

    very fast, scares that junk outta me.. looks like a grandmas car but runs like a drag car Read More

    1979 Oldsmobile 442 Reviews

    What Can I Say The Most Lamed Out Of The 442's By Dana

    This car was given to my husband after his father passed away. Great for Joe Dirt burn outs! It also got my husband around when the volkswagon was broken down! Read More

    1975 Oldsmobile 442 Reviews

    Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Any Year Top Buy Very Unique. By Bergin

    Has a strong idle. plenty of low end torque all steel construction. none of that plastic designs of today! Body lines are unique to Oldsmobile style when seen theirs no doubt its a 442. More than 4 hu... Read More

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