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1996 Oldsmobile Ciera 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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Goes Fast Enough To Get 2 Speeding Tickets — If you want a simple car that will treat you good and doesn't stand out in a crowd then this is the car for you!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: reliable, good acceleration, handling, braking, it starts

Cons: gets stopped by cops to often

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1996 Oldsmobile Ciera 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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1996 Oldsmobile Ciera Sl (4dr) — Most of you guys out there don't think to much about these kind of cars but they are cheap, great on gas, and reliabile. Cargo is a small issue for those that want tons of space but the trunk space makes up for the loss of room inside the car. I managed to place two or three 20 gallon containers in the trunk alone, but one in the back seat. Gas wise, its a great car for any student, mind you the looks aren't top notch but the gas is what will save you money in the long haul. Parts for this car are somewhat cheap, which also makes it easier for the student, but there are some issues that need to be dealth with before buying this car. Most owners don't change the transmission fluid, which is a issue with this car because of its age, but make sure you do not lose power going up hills that's the first sign of transmission damage / fluid issue. Second biggest thing is the brake lines... I've had to replace my lines because they were rotted out, I paid 120 to get mine replaced at my college so I'm not sure what the price is for another shop. Fuel pump will need to be replaced at around, 65,000 miles or so... mine gave out at 68,000 but cheap fix. Heater core blew on me shortly after I got the car, so I didn't have to replace that but costed around 1,300. And now for the grand finale... the block head. For some reason the manifold will go at around 95,000 - 100,000 miles, I never had this issue yet but I have had a issue where the oil was leaking into the cyclinders.. (cracked cyclinder).. sorta pricey to replace but you could swap another motor into it for a mere 500 bucks. Now I know that list is somewhat chaos but honestly that comes with any older vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great mileage
Reliabile
Great for family drives / sunday drives
Price is decent, 1750 to 2400
Decent cargo

Cons: Parts become expensive after extensive repairs
Tires need to be balanced, thread gets eaten up fast (my car was aligned and was off by -0.01 on each)
Oil needs to be replaced / checked as much as possible
Take care of the car, it'll take care of you. :)

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Don't Buy It By Evan

don't buy it, unless you want a grandma s sunday grocery go getter, had some problems with it that could never get fixed unless i wanted to spend ALOT of MONEY. i don't recommend it unless it has l... Read More

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