What would you rate the cost of basic maintenance and repair of a 82 Cutlass Expensive or Cheap?

Asked by May 05, 2012 at 04:41 AM about the 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Im debating purchasing an 82 Cutlass and i've been warned that it needs some work and possibly minor repairs but is the cost minor as well that is what im having difficulty figuring out can anyone help? i'd greatly appreciate it

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Can you post what in fact it needs done to be road worthy? Are you doing the work yourself or is a mechanic? This will help to determine an approx. cost for you. BTW, it can cost anywhere from $250-$1000 a year to maintain a vehicle on avg.

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Big concern on a car this age is undercarriage rust. Depending what region of the country this car came from this could be a deal breaker. Pay very close attention to the undercarriage brake lines, fuel lines, floor metal, gas tank...etc.

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I recently bought a 86 project needed a master cylinder, gas lines, a tire, window switches, and a new rear bumper. Fixed everything except the bumper and windows and I spent less than 100 bucks for everything so it all depends on what it needs and if you do the work yourself

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