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Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 236 Ratings for the 1992 - 1999 models.

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  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.2/10
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Best GM Production Car

By on Saturday, September 10, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,755

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Handling"

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have a Bright White 88 with 168000 miles and it runs like new. I bought this car used in 2000 and the only thing I had to change was the radiator and some cylinder head gaskets. Great Car. Love the mileage and engine. This car's a BOSS."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Be careful of 3800 Engine

By on Wednesday, December 26, 2007

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

"Think twice about buying this vehicle with the 3800 engine in it. There is a problem with the upper intake manifold at the EGR valve "burning" through. This causes coolant to leak into the engine. It has happened 3 times on the one we own -@ 42K miles and again at 90K & 125K. Dealer could not explain this. Repair will cost $500+."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

this IS my father's Oldsmobile

By on Friday, May 9, 2008

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

"This full-size sedan matches many compacts for mileage at 26 MPG mixed (city / hwy). 138,000 miles with minimal maintenance surprises. GM got the 4-speed auto trans right on this model - no issues. Good power to pass on highways, acceptable handling with a comfortable ride, quiet and comfortable on long trips. Six seatbelts and yes, you can carry six people (as long as they get along real well!) Huge trunk. Unexciting styling."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

best car ever

By on Friday, October 3, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

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Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"Has 305,000 miles And still keeps going. NEVER have to fix this car!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Reliable

By on Friday, September 11, 2009

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

"With all cars of this year, you do have to beware of the fuel line leak that develops near the drivers-side door. This is because all of the lines converge at this point and rot out over time. This is a big job and an expensive repair. However, once you or over that hump, you have a very solid car. The ride is very smooth. This particular engine is known to be very reliable. The bench seating allow for the car to be very roomy. All in all, you will get a few good years out of it."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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