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Oldsmobile Cutlass

The Oldsmobile Cutlass lived on the automobile charts from 1985 to 1991, briefly teetering on the verge of extinction in 1987 when the manufacturer produced it as a limited edition. This marks one of the earlier vehicles to sport automatic transmission and a remarkable 92 hp for its time.

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About the Oldsmobile Cutlass

The Oldsmobile Cutlass comes in two body shapes, the sedan and the coupe, and earns recognition for its engine performance. The diesel edition however, does not receive very good responses in the market. This vehicle suffers from low engine performance, among other shortcomings. The 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass edition uses a 3.3-liter engine, which automobile enthusiasts find to accelerate poorly. Many view this as unacceptable even for the earlier years.

In the late 1990s, the vehicle released with a few optional features including a rear window defogger, leather interior upholstery, and an AM/FM radio. Other optional convenience features include power features such as power windows and a power driver’s seat.

Oldsmobile Cutlass Features

The 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass marks the final vehicle to come off the manufacturing line under this name. This edition comes in eight trims, namely the Cutlass Calais Coupe and the Sedan, the Cutlass Calais S Coupe and Sedan, the Cutlass Calais SL Coupe and Sedan, and the Cutlass Calais International Coupe and Sedan. It sports different engines with the Cutlass Calais Coupe and Sedan, running on a 2.5-liter I4, 105-hp engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission. This engine offers an EPA fuel economy rating of 22/34 mpg city/highway.

The Cutlass Calais S Coupe and Sedan come with a 2.5-liter I4, 105-hp engine that also runs on a five-speed manual transmission. The Cutlass Calais SL Coupe and Sedan contain a 2.4-liter I4, 160-hp engine and a three-speed automatic transmission. The EPA rates this engine at 22/34 mpg city/highway. The Cutlass Calais International Coupe and Sedan employs a 2.3-liter I4, 180-hp, running on a five-speed automatic transmission.

The Oldsmobile Cutlass stands well in its class with a body length of 179.3 inches, a 66.9 inch width, and a 52.4 inch height, supported on a 103.4 inch wheelbase. It provides 37.9 inches of headroom, 42.9 inches of legroom, 53.8 inches of shoulder room, and 48.9 inches of hip room, which certainly holds its ground among the roomier vehicles of the sedan and coupe body types.

Oldsmobile Cutlass Evolution

The older models of the Oldsmobile Cutlass did not impress much and often went un-reviewed. This either means that the vehicle does not impress its owners, or that the issues arising with the vehicles are not significant enough to gain written mention.

Speculation aside, the Oldsmobile Cutlass came to its production end in 1991, with little pomp or color.

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1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Midsize, Sedan


The 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass shows little change from the 1997 version with the exception of a Gold Package edition and two new colors.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $2,337

MPG
20-29
Seats
5

1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Midsize, Sedan


The Oldsmobile Cutlass and many similarly named models have been fairly unremarkable for years.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $2,112

MPG
20-29
Seats
5

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