Pros: "durable, reliable, parts are cheap to replace"
Cons: "no cup holders, floor/seat materials stain easily"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I found this car on the side of the road 5 years ago and picked it up for $400. It needed some minor brake work. It has been a truly reliable and safe car that I've driven almost every single day since. It has survived multiple incidents of sliding off the road in icy weather and a run-in with a deer, taking it in stride. Has needed a few repairs over the years but no major issues. Love these cars. -S"
"I bought the car new, and am the only owner. I am 90 years old and decided to quit driving because of failing eyesight. I loved my Merry Oldsmobile all it's life. The only trouble I ever had with it was the AC was poor, but still under warrantee,so got that fixed, and about 5 years ago the power steering went out. I have kept with the maintenance schedule in the manual. How much is my car worth?"
"A relative bought this car new in spring of 1994 and gave it to me in 2002 when they choice to not drive any longer. I've replaced your everyday brakes, tune up parts and exhaust. Beyond that I replaced the Headliner and AC system. The 3.1 engine is a perfect match to this car's intended use. With a passenger and the AC on I get 32mpg. I added a rear sway bar and this sedan will corner like a sports car, really flat! It's a shame this model is only associated with elderly, blue haired ladies."
"I've own this car 14 of it's 19 years. I've spent money on basically maintenance items only (brakes, tires, exhaust etc..). It is far and away the most reliable car I've ever owned. At 148,000 it has blown it's head gasket, and it is time to say good bye to my old friend. Still a smooth riding car after all these years. Lots of room inside and plenty of trunk space to spare."
"I've owned this car for about 2 years now and let me tell you this is a very reliable car! A buddy of mine also had the same car and was very pleased with it till he got in to an accident. Since I bought the car I replaced the tires, alternator and recharged the A/C. I bought the car with 76,000k on it and now has approx 87,000k and I know I have plenty more. My buddy's had approx 150,000k on it ans still was running strong. I would highly recommend this car to anyone looking for a solid daily driver."
"I bought this southern car with 75,000 on it. Brought it north and drove it for over 10 years.
The engine is a perfect size. Plenty of power but good on gas. 28mpg combined, declining through the years. The rear 3 spark plugs were never changed. So many times I used this car to cover for the other cars that were broke down. It was the best car on ice and snow I have ever had. The engine did leak everywhere and gaskets were eventually going out but it was never maintained well. It finally succumbed to the northern winters and rotted away. I wish I could find another southern one."