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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass CieraReview
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I Love My Car. — 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, power steering, great pickup and when tuned up great mileage. I bought her from an old lady who really did only use her to go to church on sundays, only 75,000m on her. I replaced the alternator, the radiator (my fault, forgot to fill it for a while),brakes and the radio isn't working. Her current issues are cosmetic, I rammed her side into a column at Publix, needs paint but mama hasn't got money to spruce her up, but as soon as I get some she's going in for a makeover. I will post pics.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Really big tanklike weighty car, feel safe

Cons: Really big, like driving a small tank, long nose, always go over the parking blocks

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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 4 Dr International SedanReview
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A Well Built American Eurosport Style Sedan - That Was Well Ahead Of Its Time. —

A low production special edition of the very popular Ciera line - Less than 2000 produced so you dont see one every block or county for that matter. The International Series is like the ads used say - Not Your Fathers Oldsmobile - unless your father is my age and liked odd ball cars. With the FE3 sport suspension, wide alloy wheels and 215 60 14 tires handling is very crisp, corning rivals some very high end cars - like jaguars and BMW's. The ride can be bit rough on bumpy roads but that and the heavy steering goes the sport handling. With a 160 hp and 215 ftlbs of torque its no slouch in performance gate - thats more than many cameros firebirds of its era- they came standard with 2.8 V6s. The International Series has a 3.3 V6 coupled to 4 speed auto with overdrive, actually has more power than the early 3.8's that were in some Ciera GT models. The international package included: - Factory with body kit - air dams, ground effect style rocker and lower door moldings, the black out trim. -Fe3 Sport Suspension includes heavy duty struts /springs and anti sway bars and close ratio steering rack this was the year GM added adaptive struts and shocks to many of its cars (handling is amazing) - 14 inch alloy wheels with 215/60/r14's - Tropeo bucket seats very comfortable and supportive and a floor shift console, - Full instrumentation, fuel, oil press, temp, volt, speedo, tach, -A/C Mine is Converted to 134 works great actually gets to cold - am/fm cassette, - fog lights - international series badging. Other goodies you could that are on mine where; the optional leather interior plus: SL package, power windows and locks, cruise control, tilt wheel, mirror mounted reading lights, remote mirrors, rear defog, power ant, luggage rack. (No cup holders though) Electronic Driver Information Center provides a greeting (good morning/afternoon or evening) - date/time - fuel economy - fuel range - average speed - coolant temp - battery voltage - trip computer (calcs time dist) oil life /change index. All this and EPA of 20 MPG city 29 Hwy ( I actually have gotten as high 30.8 HWY) Lots of toys its a great car to cruise in, looks like nothing out there today even though airdams and body kits have become the norm. Its super on the hwy and if get the urge will blow away a lot of supposed fast cars. I get lots of questions and almost as much attention as I do with my 71 Riviera. Most people think its a custom car and are really surprised when I tell them it came from that way.

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

Pros: Handling , performance, unique looks, comfort, cost to operate

Cons: Many people think its just another 4 cylinder 98 hp old guy's oldsmobile - original sticker price $25,302

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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 4 Dr International SedanReview
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If You Actually Like Cars You Know Why It's A Good Car — Performance - Surprisingly Good Acceleration, Decent Braking, Handles Decently but the stock tires are quite narrow Quality - Never had to do more than the basic changes Cost - Cheap does better than 20 mpg Fun - Can be but you never knew what your top was because speedo only went to 85

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Reliable

Cons: None

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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 4 Dr SL SedanReview
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My Hoopty — My car's a wreck! The rearview mirror is sitting on the backseat floorboard, slow leak in driver side tire, busted headlight cover, relpacement bumpers are yello when car is gray, and the radio cuts out if I hit a bump. But it does have a 6 so it rolls.

Pros: Engine

Cons: Everything else

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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 4 Dr International SedanReview
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Why My Car Is Better Than Yours. — This car will never find a better owner. Unless of course, the designer spilled upon it. Unlikely. It's an Oldsmobile, so how could I not <3 it? Despite how much it has stranded me, I love it to death. I wouldn't even trade it in for some over-rated Lexus. The fact that no one of my age can do something equivalent to my mechanical abilities on a front wheel drive car should be enough of a testament as to how much I enjoy having Bessie, my baby.

Pros: It's an Oldsmobile.

Cons: It doesn't have a 455 cubic inch V8.

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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 4 Dr International SedanReview
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An '89 Cutlass Is Pretty Much The Coolest Car You Could Own — Actually, the only reason it runs is because it's been on Martha's Vineyard for 8 years of it's life (mostly resting). So it only has about 50k miles on it and plenty of life left in the engine. Great acceleration and transmission for being so old. Minimal rust on the exterior.

Pros: pro

Cons: con

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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

Overall Great By Benjamin

great car really isnt to bad to drive ride quality is great shocks are so soft i dont feel bumps cost of ownership for an 18 year old = not bad appearance is plain and needed some zip but overall go... Read More

Although It's Definitely Not A Head Turner, But It Well Worth The Money I Spend ($8700 In 97) By Courtroom74

This car is not bad after all... who would think an 90s American car can go the distance, currently @ 183K miles. original engine, transmission, radiator,... only issue I had so far was water pump... Read More

1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

A Love Letter To The Family Olds That My Children Call "goldilocks". By Trrpnflyr

This car was already past it's prime with 260K on the clock when purchased. It now has 282K and pulling strong. Engine runs pretty much like the day it was built save for an intake manifold leak and a... Read More

Ok For A Daily Driver. By mikec

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

1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

A Great Vehicle. By oneangrypeople

Tough to beat for a first car. Very reliable and great in the snow. Super visibility. I wish they still made cars liker this. Engine is easy to get around while working on it. Decent power and mpg for... Read More

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

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

1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

Rides Like A Cadillac And Solid As A Tank By Souldaddy145

My 2nd car. Got if free, so that was a bonus. Engine sucks fuel pretty bad, but solid engine. Muffler was missing so had to get a new one. Otherwise, very reliable. Only problems were the door handle ... Read More

For The $200 I Paid For It It Is A Good Car. By Scott

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... Read More

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