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1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass Review
A stylish family-mobile.
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The 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass shows little change from the 1997 version with the exception of a Gold Package edition and two new colors. The Cutlass serves as a comfortable, well-equipped car that proves popular with families, shows improvement over the outdated Ciera, and should be considered when looking for family cars.
This sedan makes the ideal car for those looking for a conservatively styled vehicle with cutting edge amenities that make it a “best in show"" in the Oldsmobile family. With a fuel economy of 20/29 mpg city/highway, the Cutlass makes an economic choice for a family vehicle. Anti-lock brakes and airbags also make it a safe option for families.
Engines: 3.1-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Oldsmobile Cutlass GL, Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS
The Cutlass shows very few changes for 1999, which include two new colors and a Gold Package with added gold pin striping and gold edition decals.
The 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass has a 107-inch wheelbase with an overall length of 192 inches.
The exterior sports standard fog lights, and if the driver chooses choose the GLS, he also gets alloy wheels and remote keyless entry. Daytime running lights, power exterior mirrors, and intermittent windshield wipers also provide standard exterior options for all Cutlasses.
The Cutlass has a range of features that make the interior comfortable and relaxing for the driver and passengers. Standard features for the 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass include cruise control, air-conditioning, and battery rundown protection to keep the car from losing power and leaving drivers stranded.
Power door locks and a cassette stereo, split-folding rear seats, a security system, and a rear window defogger also provide standard amenities. The trunk has a remote release for added convenience.
Consumers who move up to the GLS get the addition of leather seats, a keyless entry system, a power driver’s seat, and many other added amenities.
The ignition switch sits on the dashboard rather than the steering column, which makes it easier for some people to find. GM also adds cruise control to the steering column, where it should have been, to make it more accessible.
Performance & Handling
This sedan performs well, competing with others in its class. The 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass has a smooth transmission with rack and pinion steering and a four-wheel independent suspension. Reaching 60 mph in less than 10 seconds gives the Cutlass adequate performance for the average driver.
Four-wheel anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, fog lights, and airbags both on the driver and front-passenger side make both the GL and the GLS safe and should make families feel comfortable driving the 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
EPA Fuel Economy
Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS: 20/29 mpg city/highway
- Roomy passenger interior
- Excellent price
- Adequate power
- Loaded with equipment
You Won't Like
- Unrefined look and feel
A stylish family-mobile.
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