Review 5 of 145
, from Waukesha, WI, USA|
Year / Model Reviewed:
1998 Cutlass GL
The car is overall very solid. The 3.1 liter V6 has a decent launch and good midrage acceleration between 2800 and 4200 rpm. The materials inside the car are soft and have a nice touch for this price range. Good seating space for four and the spacious trunk is a plus.
Car has been plagued by a few problems all covered by warranty. This includes replaced rotors and pads, re-sealed windshield to stop a siren or howling sound at highway speeds, broken radio bass/treble knob, and poor retracting seatbelts. All problems were handled well by our dealership.
This was a good new car for $19,000. Yes, a Honda or Toyota will probably be a better car, but you will have to pay a premium. This car is only made in the Chevy Malibu variety now. If your looking for a well priced new car, then I would recommend the Cutlass/Malibu. If your looking for a used car, then it might be worth buying the Honda or Toyota.
Similar Products Used:
Ford Contour-The Olds doesn't handle as well in spirited drives, but it out accelerates and beats it in every other category.
Plymouth Neon-Same as above except the differing quality of the product is even more obvious. You get what you pay for!